What's On in Islington

 
Grafton School Market Holloway Road
2-Oct-14 to 2-Oct-16

The Grafton School Market is also known as the Holloway Car Boot Sale and was listed by TimeOut in London's Best Car Boot Sales. Opening times are Saturday 8am-4pm & Sunday...

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Cubitt Gallery Angel
9-Jan-15 to 9-Jan-17

Cubitt Gallery is committed to showcasing emerging international contemporary visual arts practice. We aim to test models of curating; to take risks and challenge public and profe...

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Creative Kids Painting Workshop 24/8 Highgate
26-Jan-15 to 26-Jan-17
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Creative kids is a 2 hour workshop that runs twice a month on Sundays. This term we are doing around the world theme with our first painting workshop of the year Sunday February...

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Essential First Aid courses Central London
28-Jan-15 to 28-Jan-17

Keep Your Family Safe and Sound with Essential First Aid For 15 years, Safe and Sound has been providing paediatric first aid for parents and child carers across London. Their...

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Daylight Music Union Chapel Highbury
2-Feb-15 to 2-Feb-17
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Free lunchtime concerts! Daylight Music is a dazzling idea, presented by the Union Chapel and produced by Arctic Circle, to open up London's Best Live Music Venue to a shiny new...

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Bach to Baby Family Concert - Stoke Newington St. Mary's New Church North London
1-Mar-15 to 31-Dec-17
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We're moving location in Stoke Newington! Keep an eye on our website for more details coming soon! Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies,...

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Groove Baby St Peter's De Beauvoir Islington
2-Mar-15 to 2-Mar-17
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GROOVE BABY Grown-up concerts your baby can GROOVE to. Share the experience of professional live music with your little one(s) in a relaxed and child-friendly environment. Shout...

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Bach to Baby Family Concert in Tufnell Park St. Mary Brookfield Tufnell Park
4-Mar-15 to 31-Dec-17

Upcoming concerts in Spring 2016: Wednesdays 10.30am - Feb 3, March 9 and April 13. Bach to Baby – the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies, tots and their...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids artsdepot Borough wide
9-Apr-15 to 9-Apr-20
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Like the name says, it's a comedy club for kids! With a different line up every time, this is cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six, starring the best comedian...

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Herbal Walk & Workshop Queens Wood Cafe Highgate
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Join us for our monthly herb walk. This month we are focusing on the medicinal Elder tree. We will be taking a herb walk around Queens Wood, looking at seasonal herbs and discussi...

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Digital Workshops Ages 7+ British Museum Central London
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Free digital workshops every weekend See website for more information

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Family Workshops Somerset House Central London
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Join us for regular weekend family workshops, where we invite families to be creative and learn together, alongside artists, illustrators and designers. Explore Somerset House and...

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Early Years Drop In Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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MONDAY – 10.30 – 3pm – Gardening & the environment 11-1 Little Green Fingers enables children to dig in their own garden growing vegetables to eat. All sorts of indoor activities...

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Archaeological detectives Museum of London Barbican
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

What's hidden beneath your feet? Come and explore at the world's largest archaeological archive in our family sessions. All events take place at the Museum of London Archaeologi...

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Fencing Club Hornsey Vale Community Centre, North London
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Why chose fencing? Because it's great fun and it is a great metaphor for how you interact within your job role/title and personally because; Fencing mirrors how you behave. How...

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FREE Children's Theatre Workshops Platform, Hornsey Road Islington
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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FREE THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR AGES 5 - 7 ANGEL SHED THEATRE COMPANY MONDAYS 5 - 6PM PLATFORM, HORNSEY ROAD Angel Shed's vision is that every child, regardless of disability, income...

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Children's Events at the Museum Islington Museum Islington
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Although free, please book by phone or email. We offer a friendly and warm environment for everyone to enjoy and explore the history of Islington. We have a Victorian dressing...

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Hands on Family Workshops Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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Touch real museum objects in these popular themed sessions for families. See website for each week's theme

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Discovery for All Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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Come and visit our Hands On Base and explore its thousands of real objects from around the world with our Explainers.

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Calthorpe Weekend Playscheme Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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We deliver a weekend programme of environmental activities that give local children and young people a chance to develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural environm...

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Under 5's Group Museum of London Archaeological Archive Angel
1 review 21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20
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Learn, play and explore together in our weekly sessions and holiday events especially for our younger audience and their carers. All activities are FREE! For further information...

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Baby Talk, Encouraging Language Borough wide
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Talking to babies can increase their intelligence. Developing a baby's language is all about quality and quantity as well as non verbal communication. Using everyday routines or...

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Geffrye Explorers The Geffrye Museum East London
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Discover more about the Geffrye with these free activities for families. Available during school holidays and every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Quiz Desk The quiz desk is...

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Museum of London Museum of London Barbican
21-Apr-15 to 21-Apr-20

Experience an unforgettable journey through the capital's turbulent past from prehistoric times to the present day. At both the Museum of London and the Museum of London Dockland...

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The Parent-Child Relationship Spa The London Art House Islington
28-Apr-15 to 28-Apr-20
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In each 90 minute session you will experience different forms of relational play and fun communication tasks. Our activities are designed to support you to have the most lovely...

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Clowning Around & Pitch to Rich Competition Chiswick House and Gardens Further afield
2-Jun-15 to 2-Jun-20

*Muddy Puddles has been nominated in Pitch to Rich Top 10 & need your votes! It can help us throw lots more free events for families & you can win £10k cash prize if you vote!To...

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Parkside Farm Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg North London
5-Jun-15 to 27-Oct-17

June to October c40 minutes by car from central Islington. We grow nearly 20 different fruits and vegetables which are grown exclusively for Pick-Your-Own between June and Octob...

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The Gallery Craft Central Angel
15-Jun-15 to 15-Jun-20

Innovative craft and design exhibitions On Show events and exhibitions promote cutting edge craft and design and encourage innovation. Craft Central takes time to understand maker...

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The Gallery Craft Central Angel
15-Jun-15 to 15-Jun-20

CRAFT IT YOURSELF Satisfy your crafty urges... Get making! Our enjoyable CIY: Craft It Yourself workshops offer the chance for anyone to take part in craft and design. Learn from...

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Marie Curie Islington Borough wide
2-Jul-15 to 2-Jul-20

Thinking about volunteering ... but not sure how much time you can give? Marie Curie Islington volunteers are looking for people to join their fundraising group. We welcome every...

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The Antiques & Craft Fair Highgate North London
20-Jul-15 to 20-Jul-20

Twice a year at the HLSI, we hold the famous Antique & Craft Fairs. A tradition in Highgate, there is something for everyone. "I never miss a fair at the HLSI, Everything is high...

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Let's Chat about Science Highgate North London
20-Jul-15 to 20-Jul-20

The Science Group aims to develop activities and interest in science and technology in the Institution. Not all of its members are professional scientists; some have only a limit...

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art Islington
24-Jul-15 to 24-Jul-20
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Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London's public and has...

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Peacock Theatre Holborn Central London
2-Aug-15 to 2-Aug-20

The Peacock Theatre in Holborn is Sadler's Wells' West End home where we present popular dance styles from cultures around the globe including tango, salsa, samba, flamenco and...

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Bach to Baby Concert - Islington Highbury Christ Church Highbury
13-Oct-15 to 31-Dec-17
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Upcoming concerts in Spring 2016: Tuesdays 10.30am - Feb 9, March 8 and April 5. Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies, tots and their carers...

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Bach to Baby Concert - Islington Barnsbury St. Andrew's Church Barnsbury
23-Oct-15 to 31-Dec-17
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Upcoming concerts in Spring 2016: Fridays 4pm - Feb 19, March 11 and April 8. Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies, tots and their carers to...

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New Year's Day Parade 2015 Central London
1-Jan-16 to 1-Jan-17

LNYDP – London's New Year's Day Parade starts at 12 midday on Piccadilly at the junction with Berkeley Street and finishes at 3.15 pm in Parliament Square. More than 8,500 perfor...

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24/8 Creative Kids 24/8 Highgate
26-Jan-16 to 26-Jan-21
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24/8 Creative Kids is a twice monthly workshop that teaches painting and mask making. The workshops are 2 hours long and in the painting workshops the children will paint two...

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HAVE BABY, WILL SING!Lucky Voice launches Bri Lucky Voice Islington Angel
26-Jan-16 to 26-Jan-21
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Karaoke bar chain Lucky Voice is singing in 2016 with a shout-out to all those exhausted parents out there; with special BYO Baby karaoke. The sessions will rescue long-suffering...

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Urban Bazaar EC1 St Lukes Community Centre Clerkenwell
2-Mar-16 to 2-Mar-21
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New monthly community and creative fair in EC1 featuring local sellers, small businesses and more. Items for sale include good quality bric a brac, vintage, gifts and items from...

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Monthly Mindfulness Class Greenhouse Wellbeing Room (near Newington Green) Newington Green
15-Mar-16 to 15-Mar-21

Do you practice mindfulness but find it difficult to sustain a regular practice or find that is slips on occasion? This drop-in class takes place the first Sunday of every month...

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Tree Walks, Pond Dipping, Ecology Events... Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre Finsbury Park
28-Mar-16 to 28-Mar-17

A 2.8 hectare nature reserve which is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies Ponds, woodland and meadow...

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear Victoria and Albert Museum Central London
16-Apr-16 to 12-Mar-17

Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day.Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and...

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Arlington Square Community Days 2016 Arlington Square Islington
19-Apr-16 to 19-Apr-21

Take part in the Arlington Square community days. May Saturday 14th @ 7.30pm: Christopher Guild, Piano Prom in St James' Church Saturday 21st Community Gardening in Arlington...

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Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall Verdi - Italian Kitchen Central London
19-Apr-16 to 19-Apr-21
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The Royal Albert Hall has played host to many a prestigious tea party in its time, even serving royalty. Our Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly cut finger sandwiches,...

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Tree Climbing Alexandra Palace North London
21-Apr-16 to 21-Apr-20
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2016 Dates - see our site for current dates. When was the last time you climbed a tree for fun? Come and join the great big fun, adventure and discovery in Ally Pally park. COME...

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Young Actors Theatre Summer School Young Actors Theatre Angel
21-Apr-16 to 21-Apr-20

An exciting summer of performing arts courses at Young Actors Theatre open to all. Junior workshops ages 6 - 11 and senior workshops ages 12 - 18. Courses this summer include...

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'Islington Proms' 2015 St James Church Islington
23-Apr-16 to 12-Nov-20

The 2016 season Concerts take place at St James' Church, Prebend Street, Islington N1 8PF (Except the Pocket Prom on 26 June held at the Vicarage) Tickets available from www.ox...

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Urban Bazaar EC1 St Luke's Community Centre Clerkenwell
27-Apr-16 to 27-Apr-21
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Welcome to the Urban Bazaar EC1. We are a community, designer/maker fair held once a month on a Sunday. Visitors can find us at the wonderful St Luke's Community Centre EC1. Our...

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Art Anytime at Ceramic Circle Ceramic Circle Archway
18-May-16 to 18-May-21
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Pop into our lovely new ceramic painting studio to paint a ceramic of your choice. We'll help you create a unique gift or personal treasure (Great for Fathers Day gift ideas!)...

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Family Activities The Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
9-Jun-16 to 9-Jun-21

On a visit to the Museum of the Order of St John every member of your family will find something to capture their imagination. We offer an exciting programme of free family activi...

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LSO DISCOVERY FAMILY CONCERT Barbican Centre Barbican
9-Jun-16 to 9-Jun-21
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The LSO presents a Family Concert in the Barbican Hall, featuring the full London Symphony Orchestra. Full schedule of events to be announced.

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Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
11-Jun-16 to 4-Sep-16
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Don't miss the smash hit stage version of Alan Parker's world famous musical. Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes' critically acclaimed production of Bugsy Malone is back...

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Geffrye Explorers The Geffrye Museum East London
14-Jun-16 to 9-Jan-17

Discover more about the Geffrye with these free activities for families. Available during school holidays and every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Quiz Desk The quiz desk is...

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Eco Sewing & Pamper Experience Fish Island Labs Further afield
16-Jun-16 to 16-Jun-21

When was the last time you took some time off for yourself? How many times have I heard, "I'm too busy. There aren't enough hours in the day." And I'm pretty sure you're not being...

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Evening bat watches - 2016 Highgate Wood Highgate
23-Jun-16 to 2-Mar-18

Book VERY early to avoid disappointment. Bat watch groups are limited to 25 people, and need to be booked well in advance, due to popularity. Evening groups meet in the woods,...

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Big Wednesdays Brazil Summer Season Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
28-Jun-16 to 28-Jun-21

Explore and celebrate Brazil with us. Each Wednesday will feature different performances and activities ranging from storytelling, dance and films to music and theatre performance...

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Festival of Brasil Horniman Museum & Gardens Further afield
3-Jul-16 to 4-Sep-16
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Join us to discover the richness of Brazilian culture this summer. We've collaborated with Brazilian artists and communities to bring you a snapshot of urban Brazil with a season...

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A little hidden treasure in town Barbican Centre Barbican
5-Jul-16 to 21-Jan-17

Next open to the public: Sun 10 Jul Sun 17 Jul Sun 24 Jul Sun 31 Jul Sun 7 Aug Sun 14 Aug Sun 21 Aug 'There's a little hidden treasure in the heart of the Barbican' Visit the...

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Free Summer events for families Museum of London Barbican
12-Jul-16 to 10-Jan-17

If you're looking for something fun and free for all the family then come along to the Museum of London for a great day out that everyone can enjoy, from under 5s to over 60s! Ha...

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Islington Boat Club Islington
12-Jul-16 to 12-Jul-20
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Sailing, Kayaking, Mountain biking... Close to the Angel tube on City Road Basin, off the Regents canal. IBC is a water based activity center, providing BCU and RYA training...

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Summer Events in Islington Libraries All Islington Libraries Islington
16-Jul-16 to 30-Aug-16

Live animals with Safari Pete...Roald Dahl-inspired poetry from Paul Lyalls.....craft activities....."The Big Friendly Read, this year's Summer Reading Challenge.... there's loads...

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The Rise Of The Non Conformists Whitecross Street Party 2016 Old Street
16-Jul-16 to 16-Sep-18

Saturday 16th July 2016 - 16 September 2016. The Rise of the Non Conformists is a very unusual exhibition which breaks most social norms and expectations. At previous shows...

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Join our Summer Holidays Learning Fun Club! Bright Horizons Borough wide
20-Jul-16 to 5-Sep-16

At Bright Horizons, we believe every child's potential is endless and the school holidays are a perfect opportunity to continue your child's ongoing development. Why not support...

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Parkside Farm Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg North London
21-Jul-16 to 21-Jul-20

c40 minutes by car from central Islington. We grow nearly 20 different fruits and vegetables which are grown exclusively for Pick-Your-Own between June and October. We pride...

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Thames Beach South Bank Central London
21-Jul-16 to 21-Jul-20

The Thames "beach" is fairly quiet these days, compared to the past when its foreshore was very much in use as a city beach for Londoners. During the warmer months, it used to be...

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Premier Sport Summer Camp 2016 Islington
21-Jul-16 to 2-Sep-16

We're thrilled to announce that booking for Summer Camp is now open! To offer more Summer dates, we will be running camp at both St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and St Michae...

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Sensational Centre of the Cell Borough wide
29-Jul-16 to 26-Aug-21

Sensational is all about the weird and wonderful world of the senses, and more interestingly, how they can sometimes be tricked. It is an interactive show packed with tasty facts...

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Watery Wednesdays - Activity Days London Canal Museum Kings Cross
3-Aug-16 to 31-Aug-16
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2016 dates: See our What's On page for all dates and activity details. Childrens' activity days involve a range of fun learning activities for children aged 6 - 12. The activities...

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BALLOONATICS’ BONKERS BALLOON SHOW Angel Central Angel
3-Aug-16 to 31-Aug-16
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THEY ARE UNDISPUTEDLY THE UK'S MOST EXTRAVAGANT BALLOON ARTISTS! You can see them twice in August 3rd August: 12 – 2.30pm 31st August: 12 – 2.30pm The Bonkers Balloon Show is a...

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Sunday Bandstand Concerts Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
7-Aug-16 to 28-Aug-16

Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy our weekly series of free outdoor concerts showcasing the diversity of Brazilian music from samba to tropicália. Sundays in August. 7 August:...

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Sunday Banstand Concerts Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
7-Aug-16 to 28-Aug-16

Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy our weekly series of free outdoor concerts showcasing the diversity of Brazilian music from samba to tropicália. Sundays in August. 7 August:...

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Big Wednesdays: Brazil Summer Season Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
10-Aug-16 to 31-Aug-16

Explore and celebrate Brazil with us. Each Wednesday in August will feature different performances and activities ranging from storytelling, dance and films to music and theatre...

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Family Workshops: Lost and Found Islington Museum Angel
30-Aug-16

Experiment with clay, textiles and foam to create 3D sculptures of your lost treasures. Then display them in your Cabinet of Curiosities. Have fun and be creative!

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Finger-Print Bumblebees Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
31-Aug-16

Explore our beautiful garden and discover the magical herbs and marvellous mini beasts who call it home, as well as making your very own finger-print artwork to take home!

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Freightliners Farm Urban Show Paradise Park Holloway
1 review 3-Sep-16
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Horniman Carnival! Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
4-Sep-16

Join us for an afternoon of extravagant concerts, dance and carnival performances in the gardens to celebrate the end of our Brazilian Summer: the programme will include specially...

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Horniman Carnival! Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
4-Sep-16

Join us for an afternoon of extravagant concerts, dance and carnival performances in the gardens to celebrate the end of our Brazilian Summer: the programme will include specially...

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ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL Regents Canal Angel
4-Sep-16
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THE ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 30TH YEAR ON SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER, REGENT'S CANAL,11AM-5PM We love working closely with our community here in Angel, Islington and support...

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Angel Canal Festival 2016 Angel
4-Sep-16 to 3-Sep-17

4 September 2016. ‘This annual one-day festival is based around the City Road Lock, Basin and towpath alongside the Regents Canal, also local streets and a park, in Islington,...

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HIGHGATE WOODS COMMUNITY DAY 2016 Highgate
4-Sep-16 to 3-Sep-17

4th September 2016 Fun for ALL The Family! Woodland Crafts, A Dog show, craft design stalls, local exhibitions and a whole lot more! Come along and Enjoy! Up to date what's on...

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Big Wooden Horse: Monstersaurus Jacksons Lane Highgate
4-Sep-16
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One day Monty found a book 'Inventions Very Rare' Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE! This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monste...

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Big Wooden Horse: Monstersaurus Jacksons Lane Highgate
4-Sep-16
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One day Monty found a book 'Inventions Very Rare' Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE! This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monste...

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Big Wooden Horse: Monstersaurus Jacksons Lane Highgate
4-Sep-16
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One day Monty found a book 'Inventions Very Rare' Create yourself a monster friend BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE! This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monste...

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British Youth Opera — English Eccentrics London's Dance House Clerkenwell
7-Sep-16 to 10-Sep-16

By Malcolm Williamson Libretto by Geoffrey Dunn based on the book by Edith Sitwell. In this rarely performed chamber piece we meet hermits, quacks, mariners, indefatigable travel...

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Christopher Nibble Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
10-Sep-16
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The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town. With just one dandelion left will...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids artsdepot Borough wide
11-Sep-16
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Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their famil...

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Lost in Translation Circus: The Hogwallops Jacksons Lane Highgate
14-Sep-16 to 18-Sep-16
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Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful, loud and funny dramatisation of the domestic...

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LET’S FLY The Little Angel Theatre Islington
16-Sep-16 to 20-Nov-16

Can you fly? Just Imagine if you could. What does your home look like when you're as high as the birds and the aeroplanes? Or even a spaceship… let's find out! Emily has a secret...

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Autumn Mindfulness Course-September 2016 St. Mary's community rooms Borough wide
19-Sep-16 to 7-Nov-16

This 8-week mindfulness course is ideal for those who would like an introduction to mindfulness and its practice, with a particular focus on using mindfulness to help with managin...

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Growing Up Healthy Open Week; 19–23 September Bright Horizons Borough wide
19-Sep-16 to 23-Sep-16

Bright Horizons are committed to ensuring children in our care are given the best possible start to life, which includes ensuring they enjoy active days and understand the importa...

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Growing Up Healthy Open Week; 19–23 September Bright Horizons Borough wide
19-Sep-16 to 23-Sep-16

Bright Horizons are committed to ensuring children in our care are given the best possible start to life, which includes ensuring they enjoy active days and understand the importa...

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Bereavement Loss and Grief Jean Stokes Community Centre Caledonian Road
24-Sep-16

This workshop covers how we view loss. This could be in the form of bereavement, but also in the loss of a job, home or relationship. In terms of bereavement, we look at: • How we...

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Jack and the Beans Talk Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
24-Sep-16
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Is it a dream or did I hear a talking bean? When Jack swops his cow for some magic beans, there is a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky... Charming and inven...

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The Emperor's New Clothes artsdepot Borough wide
25-Sep-16
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Following sell-out performances of The Elves and The Shoemaker, Stuff and Nonsense return to artsdepot with their latest production. Inspired by the Muppets, Danny Kaye and good...

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Morgan & West Parlour Tricks artsdepot Borough wide
1-Oct-16
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Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present an incredible show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a platef...

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Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom artsdepot Borough wide
2-Oct-16
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Tangles? Split Ends? Frizzy? Flyaway? It's hard enough having a bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with a wicked old witch using her captive's...

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The Ugly Duckling Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
8-Oct-16
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What would you do if you hatched out of an egg only to discover you looked nothing like your family? This is the story of a little bird who sets off on an adventure to find out...

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'Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave' Quentin Blake Hackney Picturehouse East London
9-Oct-16

GAGA THEATRE PRESENTS MRS ARMITAGE AND THE BIG WAVE Quentin Blake Touring London and surrounding areas 5th to 30th October 2016 Surf's up and Mrs Armitage is in town! After...

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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Robin Hood Barbican Centre Barbican
14-Oct-16
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Douglas Fairbanks and Allan Dwan's 1922 silent classic about the legend of Robin Hood is transformed for the 21st Century with a vibrant new score, performed live by the BBC Symph...

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The Access to Sports Project At various venues Borough wide
15-Oct-16 to 1-Feb-20
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FREE: Half term, Easter and summer holiday sports camps are held across the borough covering athletics, basketball, tennis, football, table tennis, girls-only multi-sports and...

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Free half term events for families Museum of London Barbican
15-Oct-16 to 21-Nov-17

FREE: If you're looking for something fun and free for all the family then come along to the Museum of London for a great day out that everyone can enjoy, from under 5s to over...

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Emirates Stadium Tours Finsbury Park
15-Oct-16 to 1-Feb-20

Looking to entertain your football fan this half term holiday... look no further: Self-Guided Audio Tour Let a host of Arsenal stars share their match-day experiences with you as...

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Half Term Fun in Central London Central London
15-Oct-16 to 30-Jun-17

Heading into town during half term? Then check out Mumsnet Westminster for some of the great events that are taking place: http://local.mumsnet.com/city-of-westminster/half-term...

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Geffrye Explorers The Geffrye Museum East London
15-Oct-16 to 1-Feb-20

Discover more about the Geffrye with these free activities for families. Available during school holidays and every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Quiz Desk The quiz desk is...

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Viewfinding Tate Modern Central London
15-Oct-16 to 21-Nov-17

Change the way you look at the Tate by carrying your very own set of filters through the gallery! Create your own colour combinations, ‘edit' a painting or distort the architectu...

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ArchWay With Words Archway
15-Oct-16 to 22-Oct-17

15-22 October 2016 The ArchWay With Words annual festival features literature, science, history, comedy, poetry, theatre, film and music in a week long odyssey of fascinating...

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Chicken Licken Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
15-Oct-16
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A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. Chicken Licken grows up to be the Little Red Hen and asks her friends to help her make bread, but no one wants to play!...

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A little hidden treasure in town Barbican Centre Barbican
16-Oct-16 to 21-Nov-17

FREE: 'There's a little hidden treasure in the heart of the Barbican' Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London and explore our hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the...

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Half-Term Fun in Islington Libraries All Islington Libraries Islington
17-Oct-16 to 6-Jun-21
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Come along to an Islington Library over the half-term holiday for some early summer fun! Events from the Estorick Gallery, John Kirk's take on the BFG, celebrating Superman's...

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Apple Day 2016 - Gillespie Park Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre Finsbury Park
18-Oct-16

Date TBC Apple Day on 18th of October this year - it will feature live music, stalls and other things... oh yes apples!! Lots of free fun for all the family from 12pm till 4pm. G...

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Alfie White Space Explorer Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
22-Oct-16
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Alfie White is crazy about space - and his dad is training to be the first man on the moon. At least that's what Alfie tells his schoolmates. In fact, his dad has disappeared...

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Ga Ga Theatre: Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave Jacksons Lane Highgate
22-Oct-16 to 23-Oct-16
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After a sell out first season Ga Ga Theatre is back with a stunning new show. The innovative children's theatre company will be performing the first ever stage adaptation of Quent...

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Half-Term Glee Club Young Actors Theatre Islington Angel
24-Oct-16 to 6-Oct-20

We will be running our ever popular GLEE CLUB for Juniors (6-11yrs) during school half term. It's a fun week of your favourite pop and musical theatre songs, mash ups, harmonies,...

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Holiday Academy Primrose Hill School Central London
24-Oct-16 to 27-Jan-21

Join us for Holiday Academy or Holiday Academy Forest school SENIOR and JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR 6/7s and 8+ Both Forest schools 10-4pm (includes wrap around care) •...

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Perform - Half Term Holiday Course - Aladdin! St John's Highbury Vale Primary School Highbury
24-Oct-16 to 26-Oct-16

This October, Perform children will be climbing aboard Aladdin's magic carpet and whooshing over wind-swept deserts on a spellbinding Arabian adventure. With enchanted lamps and...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
24-Oct-16 to 29-Oct-16
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We invite you down the rabbit hole... Carroll's Wonderland floods onto the stage in a whirl of strange contraptions and frantic characters. Everyone will find their own moment of...

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Boo at the Zoo London Zoo Central London
24-Oct-16 to 1-Nov-17
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2016 Dates TBC ZSL London Zoo's Boo at the Zoo returns for another wicked week this Halloween half term, enchanting little monsters with a cauldron of animal activities and talks....

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Stuff and Nonsense: Three Little Pigs Jacksons Lane Highgate
25-Oct-16 to 29-Oct-16
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“...You can huff and puff all you like, you're still not getting in!” Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, the three little pigs discover. What's the best material...

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Stuff and Nonsense: 3 Little Pigs Jacksons Lane Highgate
25-Oct-16 to 29-Oct-16
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“...You can huff and puff all you like, you're still not getting in!” Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, the three little pigs discover. What's the best material...

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Stuff and Nonsense: 3 Little Pigs Jacksons Lane Highgate
25-Oct-16 to 29-Oct-16
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“...You can huff and puff all you like, you're still not getting in!” Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, the three little pigs discover. What's the best material...

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halloween spooky trail 2016! Lauderdale House Highgate
29-Oct-16

2016 date: TBC Ages 3-10 years. Calling all ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves, skeletons and sprites! Every year we run a fabulous family-friendly performance trail...

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Proteus Theatre: BRRR! Jacksons Lane Highgate
30-Oct-16
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The magical story of a penguin who doesn't like the cold! Steve has a problem: a very peculiar problem… and he needs your help. You see, Steve is cold, very, very - brrr! – cold,...

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Jumping Jacks Soft Play Halloween St James Hall, Prebend Street Islington
30-Oct-16 to 30-Oct-17

2016 Dates TBC Halloween themed soft play for half term. Come along dressed for Halloweeen

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Spooky Silents with Live Music Accompaniment Barbican Centre Barbican
31-Oct-16
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Event TBC We've got a special selection of scary silent movies to get young film fans in the mood for trick-or-treating – including Buster Keaton slapstick and Lotte Reiniger's...

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Spooky Cookies Class The Hoxton, Shoreditch Islington
31-Oct-16 to 31-Oct-17

2016 Dates TBC Come make some spooky cookies with us and the kiddies at The Hoxton for Halloween. We're dressing up too! Kids will love this creative & messy class. You will be...

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Children’s Halloween event King Henry's Walk Garden Newington Green
31-Oct-16

2016 Dates TBC Are you a witch or wizard, pumpkin, ghost or ghoul? Get ready for trick and treating by printing your own Spooky T-shirt with KHWG key holder and TGC Hannah McDowe...

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Free Monster's Inc. Halloween Film Screening Screen on the Green Cinema Angel
1-Nov-16 to 1-Nov-17

2016 Dates TBC Join Hoop for a special free kids Halloween screening of Monster's Inc. (U) at the Screen on the Green in Islington on Sunday, 1st November. Don't forget to dress...

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Underneath a Magical Moon Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
5-Nov-16
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A reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling Written by Mike Kenny Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical...

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Tutti Frutti: Underneath a Magical Moon Jacksons Lane Highgate
6-Nov-16
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A reimagining of Peter Pan as told by Wendy Darling Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that...

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Fireworks! Coram's fields Central London
6-Nov-16

2016 Dates TBC It's Coram's Fields FIREWORKS Our annual Fireworks display will be taking place on Friday 6th November. This year we are delighted to have George Irvin's Family...

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Fireworks Festival Alexandra Palace North London
7-Nov-16

2016 Dates TBC Set against unrivalled panoramic views of London, our spectacular firework display will light up the evening sky making our 2015 show an unforgettable bonfire night...

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Hackney Firework Pyromusical 2016 Stoke Newington North London
7-Nov-16

2016 Dates TBC Gates open at 6pm, display starts at 7.30pm. Residents: £7.50, £2.50 children Non-residents: £8.50, £3.50 children Join us for the annual bonfire and fireworks...

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Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
18-Nov-16 to 24-Dec-16
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Join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight...

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Skate at Somerset House The Strand Central London
18-Nov-16 to 10-Jan-17

Dates TBC Celebrate the festive season in style at London's most beautiful ice rink. Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason offers a host of seasonal experiences on and off...

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Aladdin Lyric Hammersmith Borough wide
19-Nov-16 to 7-Jan-17
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The Lyric's traditional panto returns in 2016 when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style.

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Magical Christmas market 2016 N1 Centre Islington
23-Nov-16 to 21-Dec-16
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Angel Central is pleased to announce its magical Christmas market, running from 23th November until 21st December from 10:00-18:00. Dates TBC Amidst the array of shopping, dining...

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Christmas Forest Top quality Christmas Trees Finsbury Park
25-Nov-16 to 24-Dec-16

Dates TBC What makes The Christmas Forest different? Our family-run business has been selling real Christmas since 1998 and we pride ourselves on offering top-quality Christmas...

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Community Gardening Days 2016 Arlington Square Islington
27-Nov-16 to 27-Nov-20

2016 Dates Saturday 1 Aug Saturday 29 Aug Saturday 3 Oct Saturday 31 Oct Join us for our 2016 Community Gardening Days in Arlington Square. Over the last four years our garden...

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LSO Discovery Family Concert Barbican Centre Barbican
1 review 3-Dec-16
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ROALD DAHL CENTENARY SUITABLE FOR 7- TO 12-YEAR-OLDS We also provide a creche for younger siblings. Presented in a fun and informative way, our Family Concerts feature music...

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WINTER FESTIVAL 2016 Spitalfields East London
4-Dec-16 to 14-Dec-16

Dates and Events TBC This year's Winter Festival offers something for everyone with an extraordinary blend of music, film and discussions to explore. Over twelve days there'll be...

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The Barbican Christmas Market Barbican Centre Barbican
4-Dec-16 to 20-Dec-16
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Dates TBC For the third year running, the Barbican welcomes an eclectic mix of design-led traders and makers in to our foyers for three weekends of festive shopping. Offering an...

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Little Angel: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Jacksons Lane Highgate
6-Dec-16 to 24-Dec-16
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We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared. A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank,...

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Christmas Shows The Pleasance Theatre Caledonian Road
8-Dec-16 to 3-Jan-17
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Shows & Dates TBC The Pleasance Theatre Islington has been one of the most exciting Fringe theatres in London since it opened its doors in 1995, providing a launch pad for some of...

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Christmas Panto The Park Theatre Finsbury Park
8-Dec-16 to 8-Dec-17
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Every Christmas Park Theatre brings a wealth of festive shows. Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Bond, who – following a...

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The Little Match Girl Sadler's Wells Clerkenwell
10-Dec-16 to 30-Dec-16

Celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas with his magical dance theatre show, The Little Match Girl. Our unlikely...

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Christmas Shows London's Dance House Clerkenwell
12-Dec-16 to 3-Jan-17

Shows & Dates TBC Sadler's Wells is a world leader in contemporary dance presenting a vibrant year-round programme of dance of every kind - from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamen...

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Christmas Shows Barbican Centre Barbican
17-Dec-16 to 30-Dec-16
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Shows and Dates TBC The Barbican presents fresh new work that hovers on the very edges of classification. Work that marries dance, theatre and music in unexpected ways, explores...

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London NYE Fireworks 2015 Ticketed Event Central London
31-Dec-16 to 31-Dec-17

31 December 2016 Celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome 2015 with a bang at the London NYE 2015 Fireworks, presented by the Mayor of London. This spectacular event takes place on...

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IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2017 SOUTHBANK CENTRE Central London
10-Feb-17 to 21-Feb-18

2017 Dates and Times: TBC Visit a site bursting with half-term fun. Run by kids, for kids. Every day from 10.30am to 4pm, enjoy the best children's theatre, literature and music...

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IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2017 SOUTHBANK CENTRE Central London
10-Feb-17 to 21-Feb-18

Dates & Times: TBC Lots of free events: Visit a site bursting with half-term fun. Run by kids, for kids. Every day from 10.30am to 4pm, enjoy the best children's theatre, liter...

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FIRSTS: FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY 2017 The Little Angel Theatre Islington
5-Mar-17 to 15-Mar-18

Dates and Times TBC FIRSTS invites exciting work for adults and children to present a complete performance for the very first time. With technical, production and marketing suppo...

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Country Living Magazine Spring Fair The Business Design Centre Islington
18-Mar-17 to 22-Mar-18

2017 Dates TBC Get ready for Spring with The Country Living Fair, taking place in the BDC, Islington. It offers inspiration for the house and the garden with hundreds of unusual...

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EASTER QUEST Kenwood House North London
25-Mar-17 to 28-Mar-18

Dates and Times TBC Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Rise to the challenge, crack the clues and win your chocolate reward.

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Easter Egg Trail Sutton House & Breaker's Yard East London
25-Mar-17 to 10-Apr-18

Dates and Times TBC Bring Cadbury magic to your family by joining in at one of our Easter Egg Trails! Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find...

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Urban Southbank Centre Further afield
25-Mar-17 to 24-Feb-21
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Dates and Times TBC Find out how city environments inspire people to become athletes and artists at Urban. All the family can come and explore Southbank Centre's own concrete...

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Great Egg Roll, decorating & hunt Lauderdale House Highgate
27-Mar-17 to 5-Apr-18

How far can you roll an egg?! Come along to our Great Egg Roll event this Easter, and you'll also get to try a spot of egg decorating and take part in our Easter treasure hunt....

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Easter Egg Hunt Hampstead Heath North London
28-Mar-17 to 14-Apr-18

Easter Egg Hunt on Hampstead Heath! Over 5s only (under 8s must be accompanied by an adult) Tel: 020 7482 2116

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Family Art Day Estorick Collection of Modern Italian art Islington
30-Mar-17 to 30-Mar-21
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Drop-in workshop so no booking is required. Refreshments available in our garden cafe. Free for children accompanied by a paying adult. £5/ £3.50 concessions and £2.50 national...

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EASTER MUSICAL THEATRE (Juniors aged 6 – 11) Young Actors Theatre Islington Angel
4-Apr-17 to 8-Apr-20

MUSICAL THEATRE (Juniors aged 6 – 11) Monday to Friday mornings 10.30am – 1.30pm 4th – 8th April. £95 (£75 concessions) A week of wonderful musical theatre song and dance with...

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LET THE ZOO COME TO YOU THIS EASTER Angel Central Islington
6-Apr-17 to 7-Apr-18
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Dr Zoolittle and his scaly and furry friends are coming to Angel Central on Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th April from 11am-3pm. For two special days, the fantastic Dr. Zoolittle...

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Cavalcade Canal Festival Little Venice Angel
29-Apr-17 to 1-May-18

FREE - 2017 dates: TBC. Come along to London's biggest waterside festival taking place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. View the spectacle of the decorated boats in the...

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Cally Festival 2016 Caledonian Road
17-Jun-17 to 17-Jun-18

2017 dates: TBC. The Cally Festival is back! Once again we will be taking over the Caledonian Road and throwing a massive street party for all the family! There will be more...

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Whitecross Street Party 2017 Old Street
15-Jul-17 to 16-Jul-18

2017 dates: TBC A lively party and two month exhibition. St Luke's Carnival Area Banner Street (East) St Luke's Community Centre. Prepare for Carnival, join in the many activit...

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