Monthly Archives: April 2009
Visit the gallery to view the latest pictures of TolpuddleKX 2009. We’ll be adding pictures throughut the next week so do come back to check…
The Caledonian Road in North London came alight this afternoon when over 500 people marched down to the beat of our own Cuban Dance Band. Watch this space next week for photos and reports of comedy night, Raised Voices, film night and the very, very big day starting at Caledonian Park and ending up with the perfect English afternoon out – in the true sense of the mixed race term – at Edward Square today 25 April 2009. We will report in full next week. What a great day.
TolpuddleKX organiser Dick Muskett appeared on BBC radio London’s Robert Elms show on Wednesday to give a good run down of what this week’s festivities are all about. Have a listen here - press play and scroll along to 2.35 – Dick’s on after Rod Stewart!
Hopefully, someone will write a song about this! Read all about it in The Guardian’s G2 section. Meanwhile rain showers are forecast for Saturday – although of course that is just not going to happen – and your TolpuddleKX organisers are madly hunting down umbrellas to hand out to Saturday’s festival masses!!!
For more bill photos like this one of the Radical Islington walk that took place on Saturday 18th, click here. Over 60 people came – a fantastic turnout!
Comedy night starts at 7pm tonight, Cross Kings, York Way just behind King’s Cross Station. To avoid disappointment, get your tickets now – sales stop soon!!!
Lisa Pontecorvo was a well loved local activist tragically killed earlier this year when a lorry ran into her on a dangerous crossing. The Tolpuddle 1834 demonstration mural on Copenhagen Street has Lisa pictured holding the banner on the right hand side. Her image was very recently added following requests from local people. Lisa would have been the leading light in making TolpuddleKX a community led success and would have worked hard to involve local young people and school children. We miss her terribly.
The walk starts at the P & O site in King’s Cross at 4.30 p.m. The starting point will be where Bravington Walk meets Pentonville Road and we will leave the site at about 5 o’clock, pausing at the entrance to King’s Cross station opposite Wharfdale Road. We will then proceed along Wharfdale Road to admire the shop fronts in Caledonian Road, making our way slowly up Caledonian Road as far as Richmond Avenue and thence into Matilda Street to the Mews and the chimney at 6.15. Finally we will return south to Edward Square arriving at 7 o’clock. This will give time to reach “Comrades” at Islington Green.
If you had problems downloading the leaflet with details of events happening on the 25th April, it might be down to our pdf problems – sorry. So, with a new scanned in version we think we’ve corrected that. Have a go at downloading here. And…. see you at comedy night on Monday, make sure you’ve got a ticket by clicking here!
Click on Events above for the updated detailed listings.
King’s Cross recently saw the Guardian/Observer move into a new canalside building just behind the station. Earlier today, Graunie/Obs staff had their own personal invitation to TolpuddleKX via their internal staff intranet. Welcome to all at Guardian News Media, even if we don’t see you at TolpuddleKX (and hopefully we will, especially at the festival’s main fundraising event: comedy night), welcome to King’s Cross from your local community!