6:30 PM18:30

What Are Friends For?

September 27, 2016  /  Will Tanner

Annual General Meeting 2016

6.30pm for 7pm Thursday 29th September

22 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP
020 7613 2141

Get involved in the local Shoreditch community with an open discussion at The Friends of Arnold Circus' 2016 annual general meeting.

Raising money to restore Arnold Circus, campaigning against local development, arranging picnics, negotiating a different maintenance regime with Tower Hamlets, employing gardeners – The Friends of Arnold Circus have done all of these things, but what next?

Join us to celebrate and plan for the future. Delicious refreshments will be served. Open to local residents, old friends and those who would like to learn more about how to get involved in creating a future for Arnold Circus.

All are welcome to this FREE event, but RSVP is essential.

The Friends of Arnold Circus is a group of residents who care for, support and hope to preserve a beloved community space.

22 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP
020 7613 2141

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2:00 PM14:00


Bring refugee families together?


Detain asylum seekers?


Join us for an afternoon of action, music, word and food to say loud and clear that #refugeeswelcomehere

When: Sunday 3rd July 2-5pm

Where: Boundary Gardens, Arnold Circus, E2 7JR (Shoreditch High Street Overground -

walkable from Old Street, Liverpool Street)


Michelline Safi Ngongo (Refugee from Congo, founder of Light Project International and Islington Councillor) Trevor Truman (Amnesty International UK Asylum Justice Project)

Music by Jijomaro ( and The East London String Quartet (

Delicious cakes produced by the marvellous Amnesty Islington & Hackney Group and other gifted bakers.

Please come, bring family and friends and spread the word to everybody! @AmnestyUKAsylum

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10:00 AM10:00

London Open Garden Squares Weekend

Around 200 gardens take part in the London Open Garden Squares Weekend each year, and Arnold Circus has been taking part for a few years now. The day brings new visitors to the Boundary Estate to see our historic Circus, enjoy the space, and admire the handiwork of Andy Willoughby, our brilliant gardener. 

Further details of the London Open Squares Weekend can be found here, and the details for visiting Arnold Circus are here.

They have some very kind words to say about Arnold Circus: 

These gardens have been restored to their original beauty. They highlight the principles of sympathetically revitalising buildings ‘at risk’ and registered landscapes, making them more sustainable, accessible and attractive. The wider community is delighted with their renewed cultural and much-loved space, used for a diverse range of events.

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