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Cut loose…Footloose for biggest ever Crouch End Festival

Fancy joining North London’s Biggest Zombie Walk or sitting in the sun (finger’s crossed) and watching 80s classic Footloose?

This weekend the annual Crouch End Festival (the UK’s biggest community art festival) offers a packed schedule of fun with around 200 performers at over 60 venues.

On Saturday June 9th there’ll be a craft market from 10am till 5.30pm featuring vintage accessories and homewares, handmade hats, children’s clothes, art, bags and jewellery. 14 local schools will perform outside Hornsey Town Hall at 10.30am and there’ll be live music on the Big Stage at 7.45pm.

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The Zombie Walk meets at Earl Haig at 6.30pm on Saturday. The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw will present the outdoor film Footloose at the Town Hall at 8.30pm and guests are encouraged to wear tight jeans and dance the night away.

Outdoor cinema

Artistic director Chris Arnold said: “This will be the last year for a while that we’ll be able to use the Hornsey Town Hall square and green before it’s redeveloped, so we intend to make it a really big festival.”

Sunday’s events include a food market and live music from 11am till 6pm. The popular New River Band will be performing from 4.10pm.

The whole festival takes place from Friday June 8th till Sunday June 17th and highlights will include The Conjuring Chef (a wacky performance using food, drink, mind-reading and illusion), a solo violin performance by Elicia Silverstein, and work by fabulous cartoonists.

All the activities are free and family friendly. There’ll be craft activities such as making flowers from old plastic pots and sewing a tote bag and plenty of performances including a shortened version of Much Ado About Nothing and a performance by Poets in a Phone box.

There’ll also be a Dyslexia themed film festival.

For a full timetable visit or follow on social media (Twitter @crouchendfestival Facebook

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