Join us on a walking tour that explores the stories of some of the refugees and migrants who have come to Islington over the centuries
Join us, at the end of Refugee week, in a walk that explores the stories of some of the refugees and migrants who have come to Islington over the centuries. They have escaped danger, war, hardship as well as political and social persecution. Their stories, their influence on Islington and how Islington has responded – both historically and now – make for a fascinating walk. Discover the building that was London’s first purpose-built gymnasium, the home of the African National Congress in exile and the site of Britain’s first black arts centre as well as organisations now that are supporting refugees.
The walk will last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
This is the second walk of the day. It starts at Caledonian Park and finishes at Kings Cross. Caledonian Park will be hosting a series of free events celebrating Refugee Week, including an exhibition and storytelling in the park between 11am-2pm. You are welcome to attend these events prior to the walk.
Due to Covid numbers are strictly limited. Please cancel your ticket if you cannot make the tour to allow others to attend.
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