20 April: John Hegley and comedy night 

John Hegley and Steve Parry

7pm. Tickets £7 click here to buy

At the Cross Kings, York Way

21-25 April: The Martyrs story – the exhibition

The official Trades Union Congress exhibition telling the story of the Martyrs. West Library, Bridgeman Road N1 1BD – all day


21 April: Lisa Pontecorvo memorial walk


Lisa Pontecorvo was a well loved local activist tragically killed earlier this year when a lorry ran into her on a well known dangerous crossing. If you’ve seen pictures of the Tolpuddle 1834 demonstration mural on Copenhagen Street you’ll notice 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. 



21 April: Film night at Screen on the Green

Showing: Comrades

The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Director : Bill Douglas

With William Gaminara (James Loveless); Philip Davis (Young Stanfield); Stephen Bateman (Old Tom Stanfield); Keith Allen (James Hammett); Patrick Field (John Hammett)

Book tickets here


22 April: Raised Voices

Singing workshop hosted by London’s King’s Cross based political choir, Raised Voices. 7.30pm at Jean Stokes Community Centre . Details click here.


25 April: Assemble for the big march

Clocktower, Caledonian Park, Market Road N7. Assemble from noon, entertainment and refreshments.

Plaque to be unveiled by Frances O’Grady TUC Deputy General Secretary, organised by Islington Trades Council.

Join the big march down Caledonian Road to Edward Square headed up by the Cuba Solidarity Salsa Band. 


25 April: TolpuddleKX goes live with Billy Bragg

Edward Square behind Caledonian Road and Copenhagen Street, London N1

(Times will vary on the day)

2pm Councillor Stefan Kasprzyk the Mayor of Islington, opens the celebration

Megan Dobney SERTUC Regional Secretary

2.20pm Martin Carthy, England’s pre-eminent traditional folk musician

2.55pm Graham Moore. Tolpuddle Man, Dorset singer, songwriter and playwright

3.15pm Raised Voices local political choir

3.25pm Leon Rosselson, radical singer/songwriter

3.45pm Emily Thornberry MP for Islington South

Frances O’Grady TUC Deputy General Secretary

4.00pm Billy Bragg Tolpuddle favourite needs no introduction

More speakers to be confirmed

4.30pm Northern Celts Band

5.45pm Come to Tolpuddle, Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary


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  1. Will there be any children’s events?

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