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Boom times for Mayton Street Festival!

Unprecedented turnout for annual festival held in Holloway street

14 July, 2017

Cllr Gary Heather, Mayor Una O’Halloran and co-organiser Helena Farstad. PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

DOZENS of revellers brought a Holloway street to a standstill at the weekend.

Islington Mayor Una O’Halloran was among guests at the annual Mayton Street Festival, now in its third year, as crowds enjoyed free food, a bouncy castle, line dancing and zumba outside the Old Fire Station.

Tony, Maria and Luigi, from Girasole Café, in Seven Sisters Road. PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

Live music performances featured George the Music Man and a DJ set.

Organiser Helena Farstad said: “There were more people contributing, more neighbours cooking food, and we had more people who came.

“The community is really pulling together and the word is spreading. We’ve got critical mass. There were lots of brilliant performances. And the weather was fantastic. We’re already looking forward to next year.”

Scenes from the day:

Meeting the neighbours. PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

Kirstey and Natalie on their stall. PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

Lillian May and Chelsea Kouloumloris, assistant manager of the fire station.
PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

Muskut beats and DJ Nasah “SLAM JAM”. PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

Pausing to pose with Mayor Una O’Halloran: Stuart, Lynne and festival organiser Helena Farstad.
PHOTO: SAPPHIRE RYAN-CAMPBELL

 

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