Cloudesley Association – May 2018 Update


As you will be aware, the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force later this month. Consequently, there are a number of changes that we will be making.

Firstly, future Cloudesley Association e mails will be sent from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so please keep a look out for e mails from that address as we will no longer be sending e mails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Secondly, in the next few days you will be receiving an initial e mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asking you to consent to receiving further correspondence from the Cloudesley Association. We do not want to lose touch with you so please provide us with your consent to retain your contact details by responding to that e mail.

Thirdly, we will be updating our website with a new privacy policy relating to how we keep your personal information safe.

2. Cloudesley Walk

During 2017/18, Cloudesley is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Richard Cloudesley's bequest. To mark the anniversary, the charity commissioned Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association (CIGA) to develop a guided walk. The walk, Cloudesley – Cattle, Churches and Charity, was offered twice in the autumn and was oversubscribed on both occasions. Cloudesley are now offering two further opportunities to take part in this free guided walk on Saturday 12th May and Saturday 19th May, from 11.00am – 1.00pm.

The guided walk was developed and is led by Susan Hahn, an experienced CIGA guide. It gives a fascinating insight into Richard Cloudesley and his bequest; the urbanisation of Islington and, in particular, the development of the Cloudesley Estate; and the changing ways in which the income from Richard Cloudesley's two 'stony fields' has been used to support Islington over the past 500 years.

For further information and to book a place, please see .

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

3. Cloudesley 500th Anniversary Concert – 9 June

In commemoration of Richard Cloudesley, Cloudesley is also putting on a special concert at St Mary Islington on Saturday 9 June at 7.30pm.

The performance at St Mary Islington, Upper Street N1 2TX will include The Stony Field, a specially commissioned choral piece which celebrates the life and legacy of Richard Cloudesley, which has been developed by Justin Butcher and Harvey Brough from Vox Holloway. There will also be an opportunity to hear The Foundling Hospital Anthem by GF Handel and A Particulare Care by Harvey Brough. The concert includes soloists Andrew Rupp, Julie Kench, Clara Sanabras and Jo Marshall, with the Holloway Baroque Players, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School Choir and Vox Holloway.

If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased for £10 from the Pleasance Theatre box office. The full concert programme is also being performed on the following dates and tickets for these performances can be bought from the Pleasance Theatre:

Sunday 20 May, 7.30pm St Luke's West Holloway, Hillmarton Road N7 9RE

Thursday 7 June, 7.00pm St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close EC1R 0EA

4. Holy Trinity Church – Update

Susan Speece has written to us by way of update. There hasn't been a great deal of progress in the past couple of months, but you will have seen that the trees were finally pollarded and the self-seeded sycamore tree has gone. Susan did confirm that a kick off meeting took place a couple of days ago with a Stakeholder Engagement Consultant. Susan has suggested that the Consultant come to our next Residents meeting, so we will be in touch in due course with a date for our next meeting.

5. Kings Cross

Of interest in Kings Cross this month:

  • 11-13 May: Chocolate Festival at Canopy Market.
  • 8-18 June: Phobiarama - an immersive excursion into our contemporary culture of fear! This 21st century haunted house comes to London for the first time following sell out performances across Europe.
  • 2-15 July: Strawberries and Screen is back!

If you are aware of any event, consultation or news item that you would like us to include in our next newsletter, please let us (or your street rep) know.

As ever, if you know of any neighbour who is not on the Cloudesley Association e mail distribution list, please pass this e mail on and/or ask them to provide me with their contact details so that they can be kept in the loop.


Amanda and Florence
On behalf of
The Cloudesley Association