One Hackney Festival - Clissold Park event cancelled

A planned event at Clissold Park will not take place as the event site is waterlogged and has been deemed unsafe. All other elements of The One Hackney Festival and the Torch relay through the borough will take place.

Anyone who booked tickets for this free event is being contacted. The Parade will run as planned along the same 2.8 mile route, ending at Stoke Newington.

The One Hackney Festival 2012 is an all-day borough wide event taking place on 21 July to welcome the Olympic Torch on its first day in London.

At the heart of the day is the One Hackney Festival Parade which will be 2000 performers strong - the largest street parade ever seen in Hackney which will launch a day of celebration to welcome the Torch. In the morning, the 2.8 mile route will take the Parade from Shoreditch to Stoke Newington via Hoxton and Dalston. The Torch follows in the afternoon. See the Parade and Torch timings on the route map and below.

The Parade includes 15 floats, with six 'soundscapes' and features the Rio-London collaboration in which leading samba groups from Rio join local groups to present a spectacle of sound, costume and dance. Additionally there will be a variety of free festival events taking place all day throughout the borough, where residents can watch the Parade and celebrate local torch bearers as the Torch Relay makes its journey through Hackney.

See link for more detail about One Hackney Festival and the Torch relay in Hackney -