Things to do at Cally Park in June
There’s an action-packed start to the summer at Cally Park this June with lots of free events. We’ve restarted our park tours, where you’ll discover hidden clues to the history of the local area, the cattle market that once stood on this site, as well as stories of recreation and radicalism. The clock tower remains closed to visitors due to covid restrictions, however, you still visit it from home in our virtual tour.
Refugee Week takes place 14 – 20 June and we’re hosting a series of events in partnership with the Centre for Memory & Learning. We have a special event for parents and young children on 14 June with stories and music inspired by the theme of Refugee Week, “We Cannot Walk Alone”. Learn about how the role 28 Penton Street played in the fight against apartheid and racial injustice in South Africa in our Tuesday Talk. On Saturday 19 June, come to the park for a day of talks, stories and discussion and join our new walking tour, Islington as a Place of Refuge where you’ll discover the stories of some of the refugees and migrants who have come to Islington over the centuries.
There are also plenty of opportunities to improve your well-being. Being in nature is good for our physical and mental health. Our monthly community gardening sessions are a great way to connect with nature and everyone is welcome. No previous gardening experience is necessary! Join our dementia-friendly Health & History walk to discover our fascinating past whilst getting some gentle exercise and the opportunity to play skittles just as they did here in the 18th century!
There are also lots of things to do for families. Discover the different places to explore and play in the park with our fantastic storyteller Dani and participate in an immersive music and storytelling experience based on the famous book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ with musician and storyteller Paul.