Music Festival

Sunday 12th May in Olden Garden

Over 450 visitors enjoyed our Musical Garden Party. A huge thank you to all who came!

Entrance: £5 (£1 aged 3-16) (under 3s free) Cash or card on the door

Music groups playing throughout the garden

Bar, bagels, teas and cakes

Accessible toilet

Enjoy the music: Alvorado’s Brazilian Choro Collective, Dave Ahmed’s Swing Ensemble, an English Country Dance Band, Renaissance polyphony from the Central London Singers, and Children-Make-Music

We are delighted continue our tradition of musical garden parties, following the decision of the Chelsea Fringe organiser to suspend their festival for the foreseeable future.

Watch a clip from our musical celebration in Olden Garden during the Chelsea Fringe in 2016. This video was created with much help from volunteers, as a contribution to Highbury Heritage, a resource created by Christ Church Highbury to meet the community engagement criteria of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant to repair its iconic church spire.

Our 2023 Chelsea Fringe Music Festival was a great success! Over 500 visitors from our local community came along to enjoy tea and cakes and an afternoon of entertainment from music groups performing in the woodland and on the lawn. The Mayor of Islington Cllr Gary Heather and the Mayoress Cllr Tricia Clarke enjoyed a tour of Olden Garden and met many of our visiting families and children.

Enjoy our musical comedy with a rap celebrating the Chelsea Fringe 2021. Kate Shortt will take you to the greenhouse and the graffiti as she plays her ‘Air on a G-string’ on her cello in the Garden. With thanks to Laura and Andy for filming.

As our second musical contribution to the Chelsea Fringe 2021, Kate Shortt plays ‘The Swan’ from the Carnival of the Animals on her cello in the Garden. With thanks to Laura and Andy for filming.