Zombies Rise Up in Stoke Newington on Saturday 1st October
Next Saturday 1st October the living dead will mark their outrage at the invasion of the proposed new Sainsbury’s in Stoke Newington by marching lurching through town.
Their aim is to raise awareness of the serious problems associated with the development amongst local residents, shoppers and shopkeepers.
All zombies are very welcome to join the protest and you can find more information and links to flyers and posters below:
WHEN? Saturday 1 October, 12pm
WHERE? Assemble at Wilmer Place, Stoke Newington High Street
Local residents in Stoke Newington are up in arms at retail giant Sainsbury’s plans to build a massive 2,200sqm superstore on the corner of Church Street and the High Street.
Now local people are making the point that a giant supermarket will kill off local shops with a light-hearted Zombie Day on Sat 1 Oct.
There’ll be a mock funeral for the local economy with traditional jazz musicians. And local people of all ages will dress up as Zombies as Abney Park Cemetery gives up its famous dead to say NO to Sainsbury’s.
Community-minded zombies will lurch up and down Church Street handing out leaflets and explaining why Sainsbury’s is a threat to local business – and will make traffic congestion even worse.
Afterwards there’ll be tea and cake (zombie cake, of course) at St Mary’s Church Hall to 3pm.
Everyone is welcome – especially zombie kids. Already 150+ people have said via Facebook that they’ll attend.
Stoke Newington has a long history of dissent and free thought. We’re sure that Daniel Defoe, Paul Foot, Mark Bolan, and Salvation Army founders William and Catherine Booth – who are buried in Abney Park Cemetery, which would be blighted by the new Sainsbury’s – would have been against this unwanted invasion of a thriving community of locally-owned businesses.
So don’t be surprised if you see some of Stoke Newington’s famous late residents rising from the dead to make their thoughts known too…
Come down and join in. As the zombies say: “No to Sainsbury’s – yes to BRAINS-bury’s!”