2016 Party Events
St Luke’s Carnival Area Banner Street (East) 12noon - 6pm
St Luke’s Community Centre – the hosts of Whitecross Street Party prepare for Carnival. Join in the many activities and help to make a food sculpture. Dress up and join in the parade at 5pm. All with a good sprinkle of glitter!
Main Stage Banner Street 12noon - 6pm
Showcases an eclectic line up of performances from London-wide talent. Music, comedy and dance from The Hulas, Key Changes, Liz Bentley, Flame Proof Moth, Hotdoggrrrl and the Sesame Buns plus one or two surprises!
Solution Sound System Garret Street 2pm - 6pm
Back on popular demand, Solution Sound System wheel out their speakers to play a fine selection of Reggae, Dub and Roots from their collection.
Youth Takeover Roscoe Street West 12noon – 6pm
Young people from Spectrum take to the stage at Roscoe Street. All managed and programmed by the young performers themselves. This years programme includes Open-Mic, DJing, Rap, Dance, Rock and Soul.
Whitecross Dance Floor Errol Street corner 12noon – 6pm
Bring on your dance shoes and dance this floor! Alongside ALL 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 - along Whitecross Street 12noon – 6pm
The artwork created on the day will be mounted on buildings along Whitecross Street to create The Rise of the Nonconformists, an outdoor art exhibition on show for 8 weeks until 16 September 2016.
Look out for the ‘Take-Part’ artworks sites where YOU get to try your hand at making artworks with our guest artists.
Artist list here
Oxjam Acoustic Stage Old Street end of Whitecross Street 12noon – 6pm
Chill out with Oxjam Islington with their specially curated line up of some of the best musicians from in and around Islington.
Family Area Fortune Street Park 12noon – 6pm
The park will be filled with activity. Face painting, bouncy castle, puppetry and young people form NCS the Challenge offer fund sports activities to race against your family and friends.
The Cabinet of Nonconformity 12noon – 6pm
A special addition, tucked away (you will need to find it), The Cabinet hosts the fascinating and strange history of Bunhill Burial Grounds researched by St. Luke’s Primary School and local community groups. Watch Little Angel Theatre puppets perform this new work.
Roaming Surprises! Everywhere along Whitecross Street
Look out for our special roaming line-up. Catch the pop up Punk Choir, street art performers and more!
To end this fun packed event, join the Carnival Parade at 5pm with Dimensions carnival group.
The world famous street market with scrumptious foods, handmade arts and crafts from local artisans and more.