Wednesday 6 June, 2pm: Word Garden Official Launch event, King Square Gardens – Join members from St. Luke’s Community Centre and Islington’s Mayor for a special celebration to launch the new community Word Garden. The afternoon will include poetry and storytelling – and a chance to meet and hear from local older people, whose stories and memories have inspired the garden design.
This specially commissioned permanent garden is part of the Bunhill Ward Improvement Plan, with investment from S106 funding. The garden has been created with local older people working with All Change artist Carl Stevenson and poet Francesca Beard, and Islington Council Parks Service. The design features specially designed trellis work, a games table and benches customised with poetry, with a new planting scheme all inspired by stories and memories of the park and local area. It is a partnership between All Change, St. Luke’s Community Centre and Islington Council’s Library and Heritage Service, Arts Service and Parks Service.