Project Yemanjá sets sail as another week of summer fun begins

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with sports, arts and culture around Camden.

Celebrate Britain’s record haul of Olympic medals as Kentish Town Sports Centre takes part in #IAMTEAMGB, Saturday 27 August from 12pm. This free national sports day offers a range of challenges and taster sessions including swimming, rowing and a triathlon. At midday there will also be a special appearance by World Champion local Triathlete, Michael Wood, so prepare to be inspired and get your questions at the ready. You never know, it could be your first steps to joining Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

Camden Sentido continues this weekend with a brilliant celebration of the summer down Regent’s Canal. Over 500 Camden residents have taken part in Project Yemanjá workshops over the summer, turning recycled paper in beautiful flowers. These flowers will now adorn a barge and set sail down Regent’s Canal at 1pm on Saturday 27 August, ending up at Granary Square at 2pm. Why not sign up to attend the event? If you haven’t had a chance to attend a workshop yet, there’s one last chance on Friday 26 August at 2pm at The Pirate Castle.

Remembering the past

On 1 September, 350 years to the day, The Great Fire of London raged through the city. Mark the anniversary with a number of events around the borough, including Fetch out of the Fire a free exhibition of surviving artefacts at the Royal College of Physicians, and a special accompanying evening lecture at 5.30pm on Monday 5 September, £10.

Discover Camden’s rich literary history with an illustrated historical talk at Camden’s Local Studies and Archive Centre, 7.15pm on Tuesday 30 August. Or experience Camden in Shakespeare’s Day, as 2016 marks 400 years since the Bard’s death. The Centre is also hosting a free photography exhibition, Humans of Holborn, based on the blog and bestselling book ‘Humans of New York’ and includes work by local 13-18 year olds.

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