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Charlie Higson switches on Christmas lights in Islington

13-Dec-2008 • Young Bond

More than 200 people gathered in Archway on Friday to join in the festivities at the Christmas lights switch-on.

Author and comedian Charlie Higson did the honours while entertainers from the Scarabeus Theatre gave a dazzling display of stilt walking in incredible costumes - reports the Islington Tribute.

Mr Higson, author of the Young Bond novels and one of the brains behind hit comedy programme The Fast Show, took time out to sign books for his fans.

Kate Calvert, Better Archway Forum chairwoman said: “It was really nice to see Archway all lit up for Christmas again. We’ve got blue and white lights and there’s a splendid show on the Methodist church as well. It really does cheer people up.

“They feel better about the place when somebody’s made an effort.”
Visitors who braved the cold were treated to mince pies while a band played on.

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