The WXSParty | Saturday 16th July 2016 | 12noon - 6pm

2016 Party Events were:

St Luke’s Carnival Area

St Luke’s Community Centre – the hosts of Whitecross Street Party prepared for Carnival; giving party goers the opportunity to find out more about the community centre, meet the staff, join in the many activities and help to make a food sculpture, and to dress up and join in the parade. All with a good sprinkle of glitter!

Main Stage

Showcased an eclectic line up of performances from London-wide talent. Comedy, dance and lots of live music. Line up included: The Hulas, Liz Bentley, Flame Proof Moth, Key Changes, Hotdoggrrrl and the Sesame Buns, Lips Choir and Future Groove

Solution Sound System

Back on popular demand, Solution Sound System wheeled out their speakers to play a fine selection of Reggae, Dub and Roots from their collection.

Youth Takeover

Young people from Spectrum took to the stage at Roscoe Street. Which was all managed and programmed by the young performers themselves. This year’s programme included Open-Mic, DJing, Rap, Dance, Rock and Soul.

Whitecross Dance Floor

On the dance floor were debut performances from Candoco Dance Company with Angel Shed Theatre, Counterpoint Dance Company and Guests, and a new outdoor performance from Sadler’s Wells.

Live Street Art

Artwork created on the day of the party, are now mounted on buildings along Whitecross Street to create The Rise of the Nonconformists, an outdoor art exhibition on show until 16 September 2016.

Artist list here link

Oxjam Acoustic Stage

Oxjam Islington had their specially curated line up of some of the best musicians from in and around Islington.

Family Area

The park was filled with activity. Face painting, bouncy castle, puppetry and young people from NCS the Challenge offered sports activities to race against your family and friends.

The Cabinet of Nonconformity

This new addition hosted nonconformist puppets from Little Angel Theatre. The show was about the fascinating and unusual history of Bunhill Burial Grounds as researched by St. Luke’s Primary School and local history groups alongside an exhibition of their work.

To end this fun packed event, there was Carnival Parade with Dimensions Entertainment London.

Whitecross Street Party 2015

Whitecross Street Party 2015 from Richard Canham

Edible Bus Stop

A Film by Andy Delaney