What's On in Islington

 
Summer Courses - literacy, numeracy and drama Limespring School North London

We are a special needs school for dyslexic and dyspraxic children and run booster courses over the summer. The courses boost confidence and fill in gaps in very small specialist...

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Daylight Music Union Chapel Highbury
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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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The Great Gatsby Sadler's Wells Clerkenwell

14-18th May. Northern Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells this spring with The Great Gatsby, a brand new full-length ballet for 2013, after achieving great success with Cleopatra in...

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CHUCK PROPHET Islington Assembly Hall Islington

25th April Chuck Prophet + The Mission Express Chuck Prophet is the least heralded guitar player of the 80s and 90s, with song writing skills to match his prodigious instrumenta...

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KT Tunstall Islington Assembly Hall Islington

20th June. The multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter is set to release her much-anticipated fourth studio album 'Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon' through Virgin Records on 10th...

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Chimerica The Almeida Theatre Islington

20 May-6 Jul 2013. World Premiere Chimerica, by Lucy Kirkwood. A co-production with Headlong. Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his...

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Voices in Your Head: The Phill Jupitus Experiment Caledonian Road

19 April — 26 May. Deborah Frances-White's fringe hit returns to London as a cast of comedic performers go head to head with a disembodied Voice who will interrogate, provoke and...

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Information Morning Plumpton College Islington
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Information Morning Plumpton College. Saturday 2nd March 2013, 9am-12.30pm. Find out about land-based courses. Full time, part time or bespoke courses. Apprenticeships and Employe...

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Parkside Farm Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg North London
20-Jun-13 to 20-Jun-15

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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Parkside Farm Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg North London
20-Jun-13 to 20-Jun-15

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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Under 5's Group Museum of London Archaeological Archive Angel
1 review 28-Jun-13 to 28-Jun-15
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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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Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects Barbican Centre Barbican
25-Sep-13 to 22-Mar-15

The first display in a series exploring the architecture and design of the Barbican celebrates its architects: Peter 'Joe' Chamberlin, Geoffry Powell and Christof Bon. Discover...

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Photography and Architecture in the Modern Ag Barbican Centre Barbican
25-Sep-13 to 11-Jan-15

Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world aroun...

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Cubitt Gallery Angel
19-Dec-13 to 26-Jan-15

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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Digital Workshops Ages 7+ British Museum Central London
2-Jan-14 to 2-Jan-16

Free digital workshops every weekend See website for more information

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

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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Free half term events for families Museum of London Barbican
10-Jan-14 to 10-Jan-16

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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Free Summer events for families Museum of London Barbican
10-Jan-14 to 10-Jan-16

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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Big Fish Little Fish Earl Haig Hall North London
10-Jan-14 to 10-Jan-16

The aim is for parents (and uncles/aunts/grandparents/carers) to enjoy great music, dancing and socialising together with like-minded people and their kids in a safe, fun environm...

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Denim Divas Thrifty Couture Workshop Angel
14-Jan-14 to 14-Jan-16
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Love your jeans but they've seen better days? Then bring them to Thrifty Couture and in 2 hours we'll help you revive those denims with a little love and lots of easy techniques,...

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A little hidden treasure in town Barbican Centre Barbican
21-Jan-14 to 21-Jan-16

'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 city....

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A little hidden treasure in town Barbican Centre Barbican
21-Jan-14 to 21-Jan-16

'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 city....

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Emirates Stadium Tours Finsbury Park
23-Jan-14 to 23-Jan-16

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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Kiddy Klass Manor Gardens Holloway
23-Jan-14 to 23-Jan-16

Kiddy Klass provides a range of Arts and Craft activities for children and young people ages 5 to 18 year old. Such as Knitting, Paper Craft, Woodcraft, Jewellery craft, fashion...

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First World War Centenary Imperial War Museums Further afield
24-Jan-14 to 24-Jan-16

The First World War was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone. Our programm...

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FREE Children's Theatre Workshops Platform, Hornsey Road Islington
24-Feb-14 to 24-Mar-16
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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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TinyTalk Baby Signing The Proud Archivist East London
1-Apr-14 to 1-Apr-16

Baby signing helps babies learn to communicate before they can talk. Each fun and relaxed class begins with half an hour of signing and singing to well-known nursery rhymes and...

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The Little Things Dugdale Centre North London
1-Apr-14 to 1-Apr-16

Look out for water squirting worms, a naughty bird with mischief on his mind and even a cheeky dog poo tango! Will Monty fall over again? Will Mirabella look even more gorgeous...

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Baby Talk, Encouraging Language Borough wide
5-May-14 to 5-May-16

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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Art Anytime at Ceramic Circle Ceramic Circle Borough wide
15-May-14 to 15-May-16
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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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Tree Climbing Alexandra Palace North London
21-May-14 to 21-May-16
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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 AND EXPERIENCE THE EXHILARATION OF RECREATION...

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Community Gardening Days 2014 Arlington Square Islington
21-May-14 to 21-May-16

Come along, meet your neighbours and do some work on the beautiful Arlington Square. Community Gardening Days (10am in Arlington Square) Saturday 1 March Saturday 5 April Satur...

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Ancient lives new discoveries The British Museum Central London
22-May-14 to 30-Nov-14

Think you know mummies? Think again... This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by...

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The Access to Sports Project At various venues Borough wide
26-May-14 to 27-Feb-15
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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 football,...

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Islington Boat Club this half term Islington Boat Club Islington
26-May-14 to 30-Jan-15

For 9-19 year olds. Half term activities available include Kayaking, Canoeing, Bellboating, Powerboating and dry land games and activities as well as a trip (at extra cost). ...

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Half Term Fun in Central London Central London
26-May-14 to 22-May-15

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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Sports Holiday Camps Hampstead Highgate
26-May-14 to 28-May-15

School holiday camps at the BEST VENUES with the BEST TEACHERS... The Academies are running the school holiday camps at University College School for 3-17 year olds. 3-5's: Tin...

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Sports Holiday Camps Hampstead Highgate
26-May-14 to 28-May-15

School holiday camps at the BEST VENUES with the BEST TEACHERS... The Academies are running the school holiday camps at University College School for 3-17 year olds. 3-5's: Tin...

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Islington Boat Club this Summer Islington Boat Club Islington
26-May-14 to 30-Jan-15

For 9-19 year olds. Summer activities available include Kayaking, Canoeing, Bellboating, Powerboating and dry land games and activities as well as a trip (at extra cost). There...

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The Access to Sports Project At various venues Borough wide
26-May-14 to 27-Feb-15
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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 football,...

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Calthorpe Project Playscheme Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
27-May-14 to 28-May-15
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We are offering an OFSTED registered playscheme for children aged 8-14 years. Lots of safe, supervised activities and free play every day in our 1.2 acre community garden. Activ...

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Early Years Drop In Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
27-May-14 to 28-May-15
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Monday 10.30-3pm gardening, cooking and the environment Tuesday 10.30-3.30pm puzzles, toys and songs Wednesday 10.30-4pm arts, crafts and messy play Thursday 10.30-1.30 creche for...

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Holiday Day Camp Mill Hill School Further afield
27-May-14 to 7-Oct-15

When it comes to creating the ultimate holiday adventure, at Camp Beaumont we always pack a lot in. With so much on offer, a variety of activities and countless new experiences to...

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Holiday Day Camp Mill Hill School Further afield
27-May-14 to 7-Oct-15

When it comes to creating the ultimate holiday adventure, at Camp Beaumont we always pack a lot in. With so much on offer, a variety of activities and countless new experiences to...

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Calthorpe Project Playscheme Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
27-May-14 to 28-May-15
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We are offering an OFSTED registered playscheme for children aged 8-14 years. Lots of safe, supervised activities and free play every day in our 1.2 acre community garden. Activ...

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Herbal Walk & Workshop Queens Wood Cafe Highgate
27-May-14 to 27-May-16

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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Young Actors Theatre Summer School Young Actors Theatre Angel
3-Jul-14 to 3-Jul-16

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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Heatwave summer fun Islington
22-Jul-14 to 22-Jul-16

Summer starts here! The summer holidays are fast approaching, and there will be plenty of activities for children and young people to enjoy in Islington – and many activities are...

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Groove Baby St Peter's De Beauvoir Islington
30-Aug-14 to 30-Aug-16
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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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Hands on Family Workshops Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
1-Sep-14 to 1-Sep-16
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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
1-Sep-14 to 1-Sep-16
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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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Art Makers Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
6-Sep-14 to 13-Dec-14
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Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman's collections or seasonal celebrations.

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A World of Stories Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
7-Sep-14 to 14-Dec-14
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Our popular storytellers bring the Horniman's collections and Gardens alive with enchanting stories from around the world.

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Family Workshops Somerset House Central London
8-Sep-14 to 8-Sep-16

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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Archaeological detectives Museum of London Barbican
8-Sep-14 to 8-Sep-16

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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Fantastic Mr Fox The Little Angel Theatre Angel
13-Sep-14 to 9-Nov-16
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Mr Fox has three very nasty enemies, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. These greedy farmers hate Mr. Fox so much they will stop at nothing to get rid of him. However Mr. Fox is much clevere...

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Busy Bees Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
16-Sep-14 to 17-Dec-14
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Lively sessions for Under 5s and their parents/carers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday except 23 Sept, 28/29 Oct and 3 Dec Activities change each week and include creative play,...

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The Parent-Child Relationship Spa The London Art House Islington
17-Sep-14 to 17-Sep-16
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The Parent-child Relationship Spa is a truly nourishing environment for parents/carers and their children, designed to enhance both bonding and brain development in a wonderful...

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Room on the Broom artsdepot North London
18-Sep-14 to 18-Sep-16
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Tall Stories' magical, musical stage adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies back into town! Join a witch and her cat as they fly happily along...

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Fencing Club Hornsey Vale Community Centre, North London
2-Oct-14 to 2-Oct-16

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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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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Poppy & Pickles Nearly New Family Sale The Lift Centre Angel
2-Oct-14 to 2-Oct-16
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Check out our site for when the next sale is on. Poppy & Pickles is London's popular nearly new baby sale. Buy quality preloved baby & Kids Clothes. Sell your second hand baby...

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London Mothers Club - A Family Affair Red Market @ The Red Gallery Old Street
2-Oct-14 to 2-Oct-16
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London Mothers Club www.londonmothersclub.com is hosting a brilliant day out at Red Market in Shoreditch. The day will be packed with amazing entertainment for kids, and an abund...

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'Islington Proms' St James Church Islington
6-Oct-14 to 6-Oct-16

The 2014 season starts on 29 March with a programme of music for Passiontide by Cantallini. Then on 12 April the Hermitage Quartet bring us Haydn's moving Seven Last Words. Other...

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Community Gardening Days 2014 Arlington Square Islington
6-Oct-14 to 6-Oct-16

Come along, meet your neighbours and do some work on the beautiful Arlington Square. Community Gardening Days (10am in Arlington Square) Saturday 1 March Saturday 5 April Satur...

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Shinro Ohtake Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art Kings Cross
12-Oct-14 to 12-Dec-14

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition devoted to the work of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, from 12 October to 12 December 2014....

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Geffrye Explorers The Geffrye Museum East London
15-Oct-14 to 9-Jan-16

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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Sherlock Holmes Museum of London Barbican
17-Oct-14 to 12-Apr-15

This year the Museum of London welcomes an exciting new exhibition, delving into the mind of the world's most famous fictional detective; Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes....

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Programming and Play in Key Stage 1 Makers Works Islington
22-Oct-14 to 22-Oct-16

Programming and Play in Key Stage 1. A day for educators and families of Key Stage 1 children to learn programming logic with Primo, an open-source robotics platform designed to...

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Comedy Academy 4 Kids at Soho Theatre Soho Theatre Borough wide
26-Oct-14 to 7-Dec-14
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Kids! Do you want to be a stand-up comedian? The Comedy Club 4 Kids workshops will take you through the process of coming up with material, honing it, and performing it onstage....

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Comedy Club 4 Kids in Soho Theatre Soho Theatre Borough wide
26-Oct-14 to 7-Dec-14

We have the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit doing their thing for an audience of children and their families… but without the rude bits! It's just...

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Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall Verdi - Italian Kitchen Central London
31-Oct-14 to 31-Oct-16
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A top quality quintessentially British afternoon tea served in the iconic location of the Royal Albert Hall, offering delicious sweet treats with a musical theme, finger sandwiche...

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Meet Santa at ZSL London Zoo London Zoo Central London
5-Nov-14 to 5-Nov-16
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Experience the magic of Christmas this year at ZSL London Zoo! Children and their families can Meet Santa in the fairy-tale setting of his grotto and enjoy a day fun packed with...

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A Christmas Carol Museum of London Barbican
6-Nov-14 to 6-Nov-16

Dickens' A Christmas Carol comes to life in this family-friendly up-close production of the classic London story.

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Pain Management and NLP Workshop Integrated Body Dynamics Finsbury Park
10-Nov-14 to 10-Nov-16

The workshop is a regular practice group that shows you how to use the energy of your own body-mind connection to help with symptoms and your emotional well-being. Techniques used...

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Skate at Somerset House The Strand Central London
11-Nov-14 to 11-Jan-15

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 the ice....

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possibly the largest Santa's grotto in Europe Springtime Nurseries North London
12-Nov-14 to 24-Dec-14

Hello Ho Ho ... for over 15 years "Christmas Wonderland" in Crews Hill, Enfield, London has brought delight to thousands of smiling children and we invite you and your family to...

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Cindermouse The Little Angel Theatre Islington
20-Nov-14 to 1-Feb-15

For Children and Families Travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse finds love in the arms of a prince. Drawing on the Cinderella story, this show introduce...

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Mother Goose Hackney Empire East London
22-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

Imagine what you could do with a magical goose who lays priceless golden eggs? Discover what becomes of Mother Goose when she is given Princess Priscilla, a magic goose with a...

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Magical Christmas market N1 Centre Islington
24-Nov-14 to 28-Dec-14
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The N1 Centre is pleased to announce its magical Christmas market, running from 24th November until 28th December. Amidst the array of shopping, dining and entertainment on offer...

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The Christmas Forest Finsbury Park Finsbury Park
25-Nov-14 to 24-Dec-14
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The Christmas Forest is coming to Finsbury Park! We turn local parks into beautiful, magical forests that families and buyers can wander through (as if in Narnia!) and pick their...

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The Snowman Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre Clerkenwell
26-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

A perennial family favourite, The Snowman has transported a generation of children and their families into the wonderful wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. As a uniqu...

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Jack and The Beanstalk Park Theatre Finsbury Park
27-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

Gazoob, the land of the Giants. Evil inventor Ms Grimm wants world domination and it seems there is nothing her lovely daughter Grenthel and Geoff, the smallest giant in the world...

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Jack and The Beanstalk Park Theatre Finsbury Park
27-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

Gazoob, the land of the Giants. Evil inventor Ms Grimm wants world domination and it seems there is nothing her lovely daughter Grenthel and Geoff, the smallest giant in the world...

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Billy the Kid Panto Rosemary Branch Theatre & Pub Islington
28-Nov-14 to 10-Jan-15

Mosey on down to The Rosey B Ranch for Charles Court's eighth rip snortin', whip crackin', bar brawlin' panto - a legendary part of North London's Christmas, known throughout the...

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Christmas Past The Geffrye Museum East London
29-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

Each year, the Geffrye Museum's eleven period living rooms are transformed with authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery to give visitors a magical glimpse into...

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St James' Islington Christmas Charity Fair St James' Islington Church Hall Angel
29-Nov-14
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Join us for our annual Christmas Charity Fair, this year in aid of CARIS, MOP and Shelter from the Storm. Traditional stalls including tombola, cakes, books and bric-a-brac and...

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Far, Far Away... Kings Place Islington
29-Nov-14 to 30-Nov-14
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30-minute immersive performance in the round for children ages 0–5. Seating will be in the round. Building on Aurora Orchestra's trailblazing reputation for artistic collaboratio...

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Jabberwocky The Little Angel Theatre Islington
29-Nov-14 to 1-Feb-15

For Children, Young People and Adults A boy leaves the house where the grown-ups rule and goes into the forest where the rules are strange new things waiting to be discovered…...

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A Christmas Carol Puppet Theatre Barge North London
29-Nov-14 to 11-Jan-15

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, tight-fisted old man. He hates everyone and everything, except of course his money. But one Christmas the past comes back to haunt him, and...

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Santas Tickly Tale Lauderdale House Highgate
29-Nov-14

By Whizz Bang Pop Its two days before Christmas and Santa has gone missing. The Feathered Phantom is trying to ruin Christmas and Mrs Claus has to work with the children to stop...

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The Night Before Christmas artsdepot North London
29-Nov-14 to 30-Nov-14
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On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can't understand...

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A Christmas Carol Puppet Theatre Barge North London
29-Nov-14 to 11-Jan-15

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, tight-fisted old man. He hates everyone and everything, except of course his money. But one Christmas the past comes back to haunt him, and...

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Santas Tickly Tale Lauderdale House Highgate
29-Nov-14

By Whizz Bang Pop Its two days before Christmas and Santa has gone missing. The Feathered Phantom is trying to ruin Christmas and Mrs Claus has to work with the children to stop...

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The Enchanted House London Art House Islington
29-Nov-14 to 24-Dec-14

This Christmas, join Mrs Claus on a truly memorable adventure. The Elves will take you and your children on an exciting tour around the House to meet Santa's magical friends...

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Christmas Past The Geffrye Museum East London
29-Nov-14 to 4-Jan-15

Each year, the Geffrye Museum's eleven period living rooms are transformed with authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery to give visitors a magical glimpse into...

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Islington Christmas Extravaganza Nag's Head Holloway
30-Nov-14

This free event will be a fun day out for the whole family, with loads of activities including: Santa's real reindeer Free activities for children, including face painting and...

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Decorate Our Christmas Tree! Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
1-Dec-14 to 24-Dec-14
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Using glitter and gems create your own sparkly star, stocking or bauble to hang on our tree! This is a free drop-in event for families.

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Edward Scissorhands Sadler's Wells Clerkenwell
2-Dec-14 to 11-Jan-15

Matthew Bourne's magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere. Presenting its first major...

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Beegu artsdepot North London
3-Dec-14 to 13-Dec-14
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Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious blue-green planet. A heart-warming tale about forging new friendships. Alexis Deacon's much-loved children's book is brought...

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Beegu artsdepot North London
3-Dec-14 to 13-Dec-14

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious blue-green planet. A heart-warming tale about forging new friendships. Alexis Deacon's much-loved children's book is brought...

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Christmas Tree Lighting Trafalgar Square Central London
4-Dec-14

Christmas tree lighting Trafalgar Square, 4 December, 6pm The countdown to Christmas starts with the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree on 4 December in Trafalga...

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From East to West... Angel
5-Dec-14 to 26-Feb-15

From East to West: Chinese life in London since 1900 Explore the life experiences of Chinese people in London from 1900 to the present day in this new and fascinating exhibition...

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THE SHOREDITCH CHRISTMAS CRAFTS MARKET Old Street
5-Dec-14 to 20-Dec-14

Every Friday & Saturday 12-5pm Local, handmade and beautifully designed…support local traders and designers this Christmas!! The Shoreditch Christmas Crafts Market is about fusin...

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The Merchant of Venice Almeida Theatre Islington
5-Dec-14 to 14-Feb-15

In a faraway palace, a wealthy heiress is looking for a husband. Back at home, a wealthy merchant is looking for a loan. Everyone's out to make a killing; but everything comes at...

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SOUTHBANK CENTRE WINTER FESTIVAL Southbank Central London
5-Dec-14 to 11-Jan-15

The Winter Festival with NatWest is back and we are transforming Southbank Centre for the festive season. Alongside the market, get lost in the Christmas Tree Maze or jump aboar...

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WINTER FESTIVAL 2014 Spitalfields East London
5-Dec-14 to 16-Dec-14

The end of the year is an exciting time in Spitalfields, so we'd like you to join us for a musical celebration featuring baroque and renaissance masterpieces, new and unexpected...

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THE SHOREDITCH CHRISTMAS CRAFTS MARKET Old Street
5-Dec-14 to 20-Dec-14

Every Friday & Saturday 12-5pm Local, handmade and beautifully designed…support local traders and designers this Christmas!! The Shoreditch Christmas Crafts Market is about fusin...

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Winter Fair King Henry's Walk Garden Newington Green
6-Dec-14

St Nicholas in the woods, wreath making, craft stalls, children's games & activities, live music, stalls, tasty food. Free, but donations welcome. King Henry's Walk Garden is an...

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Christmas Fair Coram's Fields Central London
6-Dec-14

We are holding our Christmas Fair this year on Saturday 6th December 12-4pm, and are now accepting requests for stall hire on the day! We want to raise as much money as possible...

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Angel Christmas Fair The Candid Arts Trust Islington
6-Dec-14 to 7-Dec-14

The Angel Christmas Fair is an affordable art and design fair featuring the work of 50 artists and designers. The event will take place during the weekend of 6th and 7th December...

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Red Riding Hood and the Silly Wolf Lauderdale House Highgate
6-Dec-14

By Barking Dog A hungry wolf is in the woods and Red Riding Hood is close by! However, as our wolf is rather silly, you can be sure that he'll have more problems than Red Riding...

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Tall Stories Jackson's Lane Highgate
6-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15
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Tall Stories - Emily Brown and The Thing Something MONSTROUS is keeping Emily Brown awake… Tall Stories (creators of the hugely popular Gruffalo stage show) are proud to presen...

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Horniman Christmas Fair Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
6-Dec-14 to 7-Dec-14
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Join us for our traditional Christmas Fair. Browse unique gifts for all the family in our Christmas markets, join in with our Christmas Trail, enjoy delicious festive treats and...

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Winter Fair King Henry's Walk Garden Newington Green
1 review 6-Dec-14

St Nicholas in the woods, wreath making, craft stalls, children's games & activities, live music, stalls, tasty food. Free, but donations welcome. King Henry's Walk Garden is an...

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Angel Christmas Fair The Candid Arts Trust Islington
6-Dec-14 to 7-Dec-14

The Angel Christmas Fair is an affordable art and design fair featuring the work of 50 artists and designers. The event will take place during the weekend of 6th and 7th December...

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Christmas Fair Coram's Fields Central London
6-Dec-14

We are holding our Christmas Fair this year on Saturday 6th December 12-4pm, and are now accepting requests for stall hire on the day! We want to raise as much money as possible...

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Santa’s Grotto in the Victorian Walk Museum of London Barbican
6-Dec-14 to 23-Dec-14

Meet Santa in his secret grotto in our festive 19th century Victorian Walk. Tell him your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift. Please check availability and book in advan...

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Antiques & Collectors Fair Alexandra Palace North London
7-Dec-14

Enjoy the Antiques and Vintage pop up fair at Ally Pally with lots of hidden gems to be found! The fair is full of handpicked, quality, vintage traders who offer a wide range of...

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Christingle service St James' Islington Angel
7-Dec-14
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Join us for this popular, child-centred celebration of hope and love, introduced to the UK in 1968 by the Children's Society. The highlight of the service is the lighting of the...

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Belgravia Christmas Market Central London
7-Dec-14

Sparkling their way through two of Belgravia's most beautiful streets, Father Christmas and his reindeer will make Christmas come to life in one of London's best loved villages. ...

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Santa Run in aid of Noah's Ark Victoria Park East London
7-Dec-14

Kick off the festive season with a fun run in aid of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice. Children from 9 years old and adult from all age are welcome to join TEAM Noah on the 7th Decem...

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The Cat in the Hat The Pleasance Theatre Caledonian Road
8-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15
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From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have...

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A Christmas Carol The Pleasance Theatre Caledonian Road
9-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15
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Let Them Call It Mischief return to the Pleasance with an all new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is miserable, angry and just plain...

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A Christmas Carol The Pleasance Theatre Caledonian Road
9-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15
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Let Them Call It Mischief return to the Pleasance with an all new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is miserable, angry and just plain...

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The Gruffalo's Child artsdepot North London
10-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15
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Gruffaholics beware - he's back! One of the cuddliest monsters ever returns with more songs, laughter and scary fun. The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in...

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LSO at the Movies Barbican Centre Barbican
11-Dec-14
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Parents and children will love this concert which celebrates film composer Alexandre Desplat with music from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King's Speech, Philomena,...

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Wreath Making Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
11-Dec-14

Thursday 11th December, 18:30 – 20:00 Under professional guidance, create your own fresh Christmas Wreath as you and your friends enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie in the...

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The Christmas Fairy Lauderdale House Highgate
13-Dec-14

It's very nearly Christmas but the Christmas Fairy just isn't ready! She needs some very special people to help her prepare everything in time, so bring along your magic wand and...

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The Little Match Girl Lilian Baylis Studio Clerkenwell
13-Dec-14 to 4-Jan-15

Celebrated choreographer Arthur Pita brings his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's...

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Santa in the house Lauderdale House Highgate
13-Dec-14 to 14-Dec-14

Your chance to visit ‘one of London's top five Santas' (Time Out) who's flown in specially for the weekend to meet and treat the children of Lauderdale House! Come and meet him,...

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The Christmas Fairy Lauderdale House Highgate
13-Dec-14

It's very nearly Christmas but the Christmas Fairy just isn't ready! She needs some very special people to help her prepare everything in time, so bring along your magic wand and...

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Winter Tales Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
13-Dec-14
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Saturday, 13th December Storytelling: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Christmas Craft: 10:00am - 4:30pm Come in out of the cold and listen to our storyteller's winter tales before getting...

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LS-Ho ho ho! Barbican Centre Barbican
14-Dec-14
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Make your Christmas more musical and join the LSO Brass Ensemble and the massed voices of the London Symphony Chorus, LSO Youth and Community Choirs in this festive performance...

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LS-Ho ho ho! Barbican Centre Barbican
14-Dec-14
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Make your Christmas more musical and join the LSO Brass Ensemble and the massed voices of the London Symphony Chorus, LSO Youth and Community Choirs in this festive performance...

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The Snow Queen On Ice Alexandra Palace North London
15-Dec-14 to 22-Dec-14

Alexandra Palace amateur productions presents a recreation of the famous story of an icicle world. Witness the magic this December.

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The Santa Claus Science Experiment Bloomsbury Theatre Kings Cross
15-Dec-14 to 21-Dec-14
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Lapland is the home of Christmas, and laps. And lapdogs and laptops. But chaos strikes when elf magic is banned from the workshop by the Elf & Safety Inspector. How can Christmas...

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Baby photo fun with father christmas Lauderdale House Highgate
15-Dec-14

Your chance to take a photo of your baby's first visit to Father Christmas. Bring your cameras, bring your family and most importantly bring your under 2s to meet ‘one of London'...

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The Snow Queen On Ice Alexandra Palace North London
15-Dec-14 to 22-Dec-14

Alexandra Palace amateur productions presents a recreation of the famous story of an icicle world. Witness the magic this December.

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St John's Gate is Open for Christmas! Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell
16-Dec-14

Tuesday 16th December, 12:30 - 2:30pm Come and explore the historic rooms and listen to live music from choirs and a brass band. Take part in Christmas creations and competitions...

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Forced Entertainment... Barbican Centre Barbican
17-Dec-14 to 28-Dec-14
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Forced Entertainment The Possible Impossible House Combining home-made visual magic and comical live sound effects, this is the first work Forced Entertainment has created for...

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CHRISTMAS AT KENWOOD Kenwood House North London
20-Dec-14 to 21-Dec-14

12pm - 4pm Celebrate the magic of Christmas with free family fun at Kenwood. Our hands on make and take activities will get all ages in the festive mood. All of the activities...

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Islington Menorah Lighting Public Space Angel
21-Dec-14
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Please join the 4th annual Islington Menorah Lighting celebrating Chanukah the Festival of Lights. Family friendly event with clown entertainment, face painting, story telling and...

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Lantern making Lauderdale House Highgate
22-Dec-14

Drop-in class. A family afternoon to get you into the swing of Christmas and leave you with a delightful decoration. Then, bring your lantern along to Christmas Sing-a-long!...

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The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf Cadogan Hall Borough wide
22-Dec-14

A Christmas treat for the whole family. The legendary Jack Dee brings Prokofiev's chilling tale to life accompanied by one of London's finest orchestras, the Mozart Symphony Orche...

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Carols and songs by candlelight Lauderdale House Highgate
22-Dec-14

Join us to celebrate the festive season in style in the atmospheric Lower Gallery! Song sheets are provided, but bring your own lanterns to add to the magic!

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Lantern making Lauderdale House Highgate
22-Dec-14

Drop-in class. 15:00 to 17:00. A family afternoon to get you into the swing of Christmas and leave you with a delightful decoration. Then, bring your lantern along to Christmas...

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Carols and songs by candlelight Lauderdale House Highgate
22-Dec-14

Join us to celebrate the festive season in style in the atmospheric Lower Gallery! Song sheets are provided, but bring your own lanterns to add to the magic! Christmas carols,...

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The Snowman & Peter and the Wolf Cadogan Hall Borough wide
22-Dec-14
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A Christmas treat for the whole family. The legendary Jack Dee brings Prokofiev's chilling tale to life accompanied by one of London's finest orchestras, the Mozart Symphony Orche...

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CHRISTMAS AT KENWOOD Kenwood House North London
27-Dec-14 to 28-Dec-14

12pm - 4pm Celebrate the magic of Christmas with free family fun at Kenwood. Our hands on make and take activities will get all ages in the festive mood. All of the activities...

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Last Night of the Christmas Proms Barbican Centre Barbican
28-Dec-14
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An evening of rousing classics culminating in a grand flag-waving British finale. Programme & Performers Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers from The...

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London Model Engineering Exhibition Alexandra Palace North London
16-Jan-15 to 18-Jan-15

Enjoy the Antiques and Vintage pop up fair at Ally Pally with lots of hidden gems to be found! The fair is full of handpicked, quality, vintage traders who offer a wide range of...

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Cirque Berserk Hackney Empire Borough wide
16-Jan-15 to 17-Jan-15

Direct from four sold-out seasons in London's Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Britain's favourite contemporary thrill circus embarks at last on a nationwide theatre tour. Combinin...

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London Model Engineering Exhibition Alexandra Palace North London
16-Jan-15 to 18-Jan-15

Enjoy the Antiques and Vintage pop up fair at Ally Pally with lots of hidden gems to be found! The fair is full of handpicked, quality, vintage traders who offer a wide range of...

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Cirque Berserk Hackney Empire East London
16-Jan-15 to 17-Jan-15

Direct from four sold-out seasons in London's Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and its sold-out 2014 theatre tour, don't miss Britain's favourite circus. Combining contemporary "cirqu...

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London Model Engineering Exhibition Alexandra Palace North London
16-Jan-15 to 18-Jan-15

Enjoy the Antiques and Vintage pop up fair at Ally Pally with lots of hidden gems to be found! The fair is full of handpicked, quality, vintage traders who offer a wide range of...

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The Purple Teapot Puppet Company Lauderdale House Highgate
17-Jan-15

The Purple Teapot Puppet Company will be bringing their ‘highly original' and ‘hilarious' mix of puppetry, songs and magic to the House. With lots of audience participation, ‘ever...

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London Art Fair Business Design Centre Islington
21-Jan-15 to 25-Jan-15

The 27th edition of London Art Fair takes place from 21-25 January 2015. Annually launching the art world year, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all...

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London Art Fair Business Design Centre Islington
21-Jan-15 to 25-Jan-15

The 27th edition of London Art Fair takes place from 21-25 January 2015. Annually launching the art world year, the Fair provides a supportive environment for collectors of all...

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The Emperor and The Nightingale Lauderdale House Highgate
24-Jan-15

By Big Mouth Piano Tales Use your voice as you never have before to make the silly and amazing sounds of everything from The Emperor's China Palace to his dark and dangerous Bambo...

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London A Cappella Festival Kids day Kings Place Kings Cross
31-Jan-15
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NEW for 2015, the London A Cappella Festival Kids day will see the whole afternoon of Saturday 31 January 2015 dedicated to fun performances, workshops, and other exclusive events...

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Pop! A Magical Comedy Show Lauderdale House Highgate
31-Jan-15

Enter a magical world of mayhem with award-winning performer Christian Lee, full of audience participation, massive bubbles, floating snowflakes and a giant balloon! This is a...

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London A Cappella Festival Kids day Kings Place Kings Cross
31-Jan-15
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NEW for 2015, the London A Cappella Festival Kids day will see the whole afternoon of Saturday 31 January 2015 dedicated to fun performances, workshops, and other exclusive events...

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LSO Discovery Family Concert Barbican Centre Barbican
8-Feb-15
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Viva Espana 7-12 year olds. We also provide a creche for younger siblings. BIZET Carmen Suites 1 & 2 FALLA Three Cornered Hat Suites 1 & 2 RACHEL LEACH New participation song RI...

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The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live Alexandra Palace North London
20-Mar-15 to 22-Mar-15

The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live events help you discover #timetobreathe and #getreadytogrow for the whole family this March. There is so much to see and do at The Edibl...

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LSO Discovery Family Concert Barbican Centre Barbican
26-Apr-15
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7-12 year olds. We also provide a creche for younger siblings. Once a term, three times a year, the LSO presents a Family Concert in the Barbican Hall, featuring the full London...

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Rites of Passage Barbican Centre Barbican
25-Jun-15
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Participants of LSO On Track, the orchestra for young musicians from across East London, plus other LSO Discovery projects, present their annual performance at the Barbican.

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