Wednesday 31 October , 5-10pm

This years Festival has been our most magical yet and has captured everyone’s imagination. Over 1,100 pumpkins were carved by hundreds of children, young people and adults and over 8 days, more than 20,000 visitors enjoyed the nightly spectacle of seeing all of the lanterns lit up in every corner of the Garden.

The Festival officially finished on the evening of 28 October, with our final light for 2018, but ‘due to popular demand’ we have decided to light up all of the remaining lanterns for one final night for Halloween, 5-10pm on Wednesday 31 October.

You can enjoy mulled wines and hot toddies from our café bar.

We welcome any trick or treaters in Halloween costume, but ask parents to accompany their children in the Garden at all times.

Entrance to the Garden and Dalston Pumpkin Lantern Festival is free.

Pumpkin Lantern Light-up nights

All of the pumpkins that are carved during the weekend of 20 & 21 October, remain at the Garden for the Pumpkin Lantern Festival nightly light-ups shows. It is truly magical! Sunday 21 October, 6 – 8pm This year we are having a special lantern light-up, taking place from 6 – 8pm,  that is specifically for […]

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Dalston Pumpkin Lantern Festival 2018

It’s time for our annual Dalston Pumpkin Lantern Festival! Once again we are inviting children, young people and adults to help transform hundreds of pumpkins into weird and wonderful creations to be all lit up together throughout the Garden every night. Last year we had over 700 pumpkin lanterns filling every corner of the Garden […]

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Urban Symphony street performance

Thursday 13 September 2018, 6.30pm – 7.15pm The #Artskickers Urban Symphony, brought young aspiring performers from the East London boroughs, accompanied by London’s pop up ‘Street Orchestra’, on tour to six East London locations on one special day earlier this year. We were overwhelmed and moved by the energy, talent and positivity of the young […]

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Double Bass Dan is away from the Garden!

Friday 14 September 2018 Double Bass Dan and his musical friends will be away from the Garden on Friday 14 September. They will be back for their regular wonderful weekly  ‘Family Friday’ for children and toddlers at 11.30am, Friday 21 September. There is no entrance fee for Family Fridays but Dan operates a ‘pay what […]

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A manifesto for Hackney’s community gardens and green spaces

Saturday 28 July, 3-5pm Local garden-based social enterprise, Cordwainers Grow, has joined with the Dalston Curve Garden and Daubeney Community Gardens to put together a manifesto for action to help protect Hackney’s community gardens and green spaces. The Manifesto will be launched here at the Garden, on Saturday 28 July, when we invite you to join us to celebrate the joys […]

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Boiler House Singers Summer Concert

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

Saturday 9 June, 2-5pm It’s Open Gardens Square weekend, when hundreds of London gardens, many not normally accessible to the public, open their doors. Dalston Curve Garden is open 7 days a week, 12 months a year, but on 9 June, 2-5pm you can drop by and say hello to our gardening volunteer team. The rest […]

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Songs from the London Sea Shanty Collective

Thursday 7 June, 7.30 – 9pm The London Sea Shanty Collective, based in the Trinity Centre, just around the corner from the Curve Garden, hail from around the globe, singing shanties and maritime songs.  With around 25 singers, a mix of male and female voices, and a range of ages, the Sea Shanty Collective bring […]

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Pizza-making for half-term

Thursday 31 May & Friday 1 June, 1-4pm Every holiday whenever we offer pizza-making sessions for children, we can’t keep up with demand! So for this year’s May half-term, children can join Chef David and his team at Latto’s Pizza on two afternoons making fresh pizza in the wood-fired oven. The holiday workshops are most […]

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