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Women of the Angel
Discover the women behind important campaigns covering many aspects of life including a novelist turned rail safety campaigner, the saviour of City Road Basin and Eleanor Marx. Significant women from the world of entertainment include music hall artistes, Lilian Baylis, who saved Sadler's Wells and laid the foundations for many of today's most significant performing arts companies and Dame Judi Dench and her campaign to recreate Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Islington Green.
An Islington Watery Walk
Islington Pride - 50 Years of LGBT History
Islington has a strong and well established LGBT+ community, with a long history of campaigning.
The walk includes Islington's significant LGBT "firsts" such as the UK's first gay mayor, MP, march and demonstration as well local characters such as Joe Orton, Derek Jarman and the extraordinary Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
This guided walk has been developed for Clerkenwell and Islington's Tour Guide Association (CIGA) in partnership with Islington Heritage and funded by Islington's Pride, an Heritage Lottery Fund funded LGBT+archive project. It is available as a free scheduled walk with Karen on Saturday 20th October 2018 and with CIGA colleagues on other dates. Click here to book.
The Magic Roundabout
The streets around Old Street roundabout are packed with street art and public art by artists, local residents and children. From the borders of Hoxton and Shoreditch to Whitecross St and the Barbican discover a constantly changing range of street art and works that reflect the areas rich history. Watch out for vampire bunnies, street signs that have been sneakily changed and visit the cemetery where children donated their pocket money to fund a monument to the creator of Robinson Crusoe.