Blackstock Road ‘Festival Of The Senses’ – 10th of August 2008

Blackstock Road

‘Festival Of The Senses’

Sunday, August 10th, 2008 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

On Sunday, August 10th, 2008, Blackstock Road, N4 will hold a ‘Festival Of The Senses’ where you can come see, hear, taste and feel the delights of Blackstock Road. It will be a day where we hope locals will come along and celebrate this diverse and unique area and all it has to offer.

Blackstock Road businesses are trying to shake off the areas negative perception with the help of FinFuture. The street is alive with many different foods, drinks and shops that service local residents, visitors and commuters on a daily basis. This event is the start of many positive changes that we hope to make in an attempt to increase pride in the area.

Many steps have been taken to improve Blackstock Road since the raids. This festival is an opportunity to get people to come out, and meet the people in their area while they enjoy all the festival has to offer.

There will be live music, samples of food to try, stalls, a children’s area and fun for the whole family.

This is a street festival so the road will be closed from Rock Street to 52 Blackstock Road , which will allow people to walk freely without worrying about traffic.

This is an event that we want to use to promote positivity in the area and welcome all corners of the community to come together. Please come along and if you are not able to, please tell your family and friends to come down for a day we hope everyone will enjoy.

We know some people may have concerns about noise, litter, etc. but we will work together to make sure that we cause as little disturbance as we can for anyone worried about such an event. It’s just one day so please be supportive and help us make this an event we can all be proud of.

We have a short time to organise this festival and it is vital that we have your input so if you would like to get involved in helping us organise this, or if you want a stall or to perform, please contact Hannah Banjo with your details and we will contact you. Email: or call 020 7272-0492


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Alan Byrne says:

    I went to the meeting at 10.30 a.m. today at Finfuture about the Blackstock Road Festival on 10th August. I am a little concerned about the lack of involvement, for whatever reason, by local people. A lot of the problems with Blackstock Road are that it is used by people who are not local and have no involvement/investment/interest in the area other than as a place to pass through e.g. football crowds, festival goers, visitors to concerts in the park, people changing trains etc. I am a bit worried that it might just be more noise and litter and nothing concrete for the people who actually have to live here day after day.
    Could anyone who would like to discuss this as a resident of the area please contact me.
    I would be grateful if you would circulate this.
    Many thanks,
    Alan Byrne
    tel. 020 7226 1484

  2. mugambo says:

    I agree with the above comment but would like to go one step further by criticisng the management team of finfuture who are organising the Blackstock festival.
    The management team have not asked the business people of blackstock orad or consulted them properly regarding the festival. all they have done is to hand over some leaflet and telling the date of Blackstock Festival. That is not consultation or invitation. The business people have not been asked to get involved nor have they been infromed of developement regarding the festival.
    I asked a few businessmen about the festival and they say that they don’t have any ownership of the festival as they cannot attend any meetings. the meetings are held during the day at the finfuture, if these people were to attend the meetings then they would have to close business and that equates to loss of revunue something they cannot afford. why can’t the management team hold a meeting in the evening?
    why don’t they ask the local people in a serious manner?
    i believe finfuture is becoming very political and they are holding meetings in closed doors. they are hiding something from the public.
    i live a few doors away and even i’m not aware of what goes on in that office regarding blackstock festival.

  3. melissa aumar says:

    Claudio quaresma and myself would be interested to take part of the festival as exhibitors.
    We are plastic designers and costume dress maker, and we are able to decorate the park with 20 butterflies (1m/1m), 4 masks (3m/2m).
    If you are interested about this idea, please get back to me.
    I look foward to hear from you.
    melissa aumar

  4. Graeme Hassall says:

    Best to use Finsbury Park Road which runs parallel to Blackstock. You’ll elude all the manner-dodgers who stand around licking their mobiles and bleating inexplicably.

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