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Harry’s Place Big Day Out 3: Islington’s Visionaries Dissenters and Rebels

LAST CALL FOR THE BIG DAY OUT – IT WILL BE A LOVELY WARM DAY – THE WALK STARTS AT 10.30 am – SEND US AN EMAIL AND WALK WITH US

It is time for another Harry’s Place Big Day Out. This time David Rosenberg will be taking us around radical Islington.

The historical boroughs of Islington and Finsbury that make up modern-day Islington have a proud record of being sites of struggle and contemplation for those who have sought to change the world. On this walk you will find out • Which Islington–based preacher stood up to slavery • Who used to meet in Jerusalem Passage and why • How people in Islington helped the Tolpuddle martyrs • Which Islington resident first proclaimed women’s rights • Which Islington school was closed because of its radical education • Where the “Rights of Man” was written • Who the Spenceans were and why there were riots at Spa Fields • Which radical publications were written in Islington • Why the red flag flew in Clerkenwell Green… and discover Islington’s connections with Indian independence, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and the liberation of South Africa.

The walk will take place on Sunday 21 June. That’s Fathers’ Day – so bring your dad too. Please email us on hpbigdayout@gmail.com to reserve your place. And all this will cost you a mere £5.

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