What's On in Islington

 
saturday morning kids shows Lauderdale House North London
8-Nov-12 to 31-Dec-14
Every Saturday, with a few exceptions like Christmas and Easter, children aged two to eight gather on floor cushions to been entertained by puppets, one-man comedy, musical madnes...
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Islington Boat Club this half term Islington Boat Club Islington
30-Jan-13 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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Bach to Baby : concerts for baby and you Christ Church, Highbury Islington
1-Feb-13 to 26-Jun-15
disabled access Bach to Baby is a critically acclaimed classical concert series designed specifically for babies, tots and their carers. Enjoy exhilarating performances by outstanding musicians...
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The Access to Sports Project At various venues Borough wide
17-Feb-13 to 27-Feb-15
disabled access 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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Central London half term fun Central London
22-May-13 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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Children's Holiday Camps - The Academies University College School - Hampstead Highgate
28-May-13 to 28-May-15
The Academies are running the school holiday camps at University College School for 3-17 year olds. 3-5's: Tiny Tots Academies is a safe and happy environment for children to...
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Calthorpe Project Playscheme Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
28-May-13 to 28-May-15
disabled access We are offering an OFSTED registered playscheme for children aged 8-14 years. Lots of activities every day in our 1.2 acre community garden.
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Early Years Drop In Calthorpe Project Kings Cross
28-May-13 to 28-May-15
disabled access 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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FAR, FAR AWAY... AURORA FAMILY CONCERT Kings Place, HALL 2 Kings Cross
31-May-13 to 31-May-14
disabled access 30-minute immersive performance in the round for children ages 0–5. Building on Aurora's trailblazing reputation for artistic collaboration and inspiring concert presentation,...
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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
disabled access 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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Angel Shed Theatre Workshops City and Islington College Holloway
12-Sep-13 to 12-Sep-15
disabled access Angel Shed's vision is that every child, regardless of disability, income or background be given the opportunity to shine in the performing arts. We are a fully inclusive theatre...
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What does your baby see? Richard Desmond Eye Centre Old Street
2-Oct-13 to 2-Oct-15
You and your baby can help us understand the science of vision! UCL's Child Vision Lab, together with the charity Fight For Sight, are developing interactive games that measure...
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Holiday Day Camp Mill Hill School Further afield
7-Oct-13 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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Fencing for your EVENT We are based in London. Angel
25-Nov-13 to 25-Nov-15
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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Attachments & Assignations Cubitt Gallery Angel
19-Dec-13 to 26-Jan-15
Attachments & Assignations with Sara Deraedt, Rita Donagh, William E Jones, Alan Michael, Gunvor Nelson, Lena Tutunjian 19 December 2013 – 26 January 2014 Opening: Wednesday 18...
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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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Community Gardening Days 2014 Arlington Square Islington
10-Jan-14 to 10-Jan-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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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
disabled access 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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Sparkysongs with Richard Lauderdale House Highgate
21-Jan-14 to 21-Jan-16
Sparkysongs is a lively interactive one-man show based around catchy entertaining songs written by Richard, the show's engaging musician and performer, plus traditional children's...
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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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'Islington Proms' St James Church Islington
29-Jan-14 to 29-Jan-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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United Visual Artists: Momentum Barbican Centre Barbican
13-Feb-14 to 1-Jun-14
'Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens...
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United Visual Artists: Momentum The Curve Barbican
13-Feb-14 to 1-Jun-14
disabled access This installation, or immersive experience is a carefully choreographed sequence of light, sound and movement, which responds to the unique space of the Barbican's Curve. Momentum...
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Extremes Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
15-Feb-14 to 2-Nov-14
disabled access The Horniman's new family friendly Extremes exhibition offers budding explorers the chance to discover how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness, in permanent...
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Extremes Horniman Museum and Gardens Further afield
15-Feb-14 to 2-Nov-14
disabled access The Horniman's new family friendly Extremes exhibition offers budding explorers the chance to discover how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness, in permanent...
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FREE Children's Theatre Workshops Platform, Hornsey Road Islington
24-Feb-14 to 24-Mar-16
disabled access 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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Bach to Baby : concerts for baby and you Lauderdale House, Highgate
26-Mar-14 to 26-Mar-16
disabled access The critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies and their carers to enjoy together. Concerts are held monthly in inspiring locations across London, bringing world-cl...
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Groove Baby St Peter's De Beauvoir Islington
1-Apr-14 to 1-Apr-16
disabled access Groove Baby presents Robert Mitchell and Audience Robert Mitchell is quite simply one of Britain's finest contemporary jazz pianist/composers who has featured at the forefront...
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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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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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From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk Barbican Centre Barbican
9-Apr-14 to 17-Aug-14
In the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, we invite you to explore Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion world. With his avant-garde fashion creations and...
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The Fantastical Story Factory Udderbelly Festival Central London
13-Apr-14 to 13-Jul-14
At The Fantastical Story Factory we make up stories – just for you – from your ideas! A musical adventure which will have kids exploring magical kingdoms, meeting wonderful charac...
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New BBC series looking for participants Central London
14-Apr-14 to 14-Apr-16
The Great Antiques Map of Britain is a new BBC series coming to London, and they're looking to speak to people now! Do you have an item from the local area; do you ever wonder if...
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The Great Funfair North London
16-Apr-14 to 27-Apr-14
The Great Funfair returns to Alexandra Palace. Kids are bound to love the summer funfair featuring a range of popular rides and attractions. With a variety of rides for children...
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The Great Funfair North London
16-Apr-14 to 27-Apr-14
The Great Funfair returns to Alexandra Palace. Kids are bound to love the summer funfair featuring a range of popular rides and attractions. With a variety of rides for children...
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Islington In Bloom Festival Across the Borough Islington
18-Apr-14 to 30-Sep-14
The 2014 competition will open for entries on 18 April and will close on 30 May. Judging will take place 16-28 June and we expect to hold the prizegiving ceremony at the end of...
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Segway Rally Alexandra Palace North London
25-Apr-14 to 27-Apr-14
disabled access Experience the thrill of a Segway Rally at Alexandra Palace with Segway Events. Travel around the famous AlexandraPalace as you never have before as you glide around the gardens...
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Skitterbang Island The Little Angel Theatre Islington
26-Apr-14 to 15-Jun-14
A heart-warming puppet opera for children. Storm! Shipwreck! Adventure! Lost on a bleak and craggy island in the very north of the world, a brave little girl meets a strange...
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Comedy Club 4 Kids (Udderbelly Festival) Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre Central London
26-Apr-14 to 5-Jul-14
disabled access We have the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit doing their thing for an audience of children and families, but without the rude bits! "The ethos is...
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dick whittington Lauderdale House Highgate
26-Apr-14
A poor young lad from the countryside goes to London to seek his fortune with the help of a cuddly feline called Alice. Come along and join the classic tale 'Dick Whittington and...
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Dania School Spring Fayre Dania School Clerkenwell
27-Apr-14
disabled access Dania School (Scandinavian Learning in the Heart of London) Spring Fayre, Sunday the 27th April. Come and join us to experience our wonderful adventure playground, traditional...
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Family Friendly Classical Concert Lauderdale House Highgate
27-Apr-14
Ioana Forna (violin) & Francis Gallagher (viola) accompanied by Nathan Tinker (piano) This Royal College of Music duo have been performing together since 2010. Francis was the...
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MoreLife - Family Get Fit For Free St Mary Islington Community Angel
29-Apr-14 to 1-Jul-14
disabled access MoreLife Clubs are FREE to young people aged 4-12 years old, in Islington who may struggle with their weight. MoreLife Clubs allows our families to address their health and lifest...
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Contemporary Design Show The Geffrye Museum East London
29-Apr-14 to 25-Aug-14
This special exhibition will showcase the best of current and recent design for the home by both well-established industry figures and emerging talent. A broad range of domestic...
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Dancing for Pregnancy Hornsey Vale Community Centre Further afield
30-Apr-14
This is a class for pregnant women, a very fun time, good exercise and amazing relaxation at the end. No experience necessary, as dancing is natural for humans! Dress for dancing,...
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Company Wide Open Day Floral Place Nursery and Preschool Canonbury
2-May-14
Bright Horizons Nurseries and Preschools are holding a Company Wide Open Day on Friday 2nd May between 9am and 5pm. This is a great opportunity to come and have a tour of our...
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Company Wide Open Day kidsunlimited Highbury nursery and pre-school Finsbury Park
2-May-14
kidsunlimited nurseries and pre-schools are holding a Company Wide Open Day on Friday 2nd May between 9am and 5pm. This is a great opportunity to come and have a tour of our...
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Free Pop-Up Books Family Workshops Islington Museum Angel
3-May-14
disabled access As part of The WORD2014 FESTIVAL Islington Museum is hosting free workshops families with a local children's pop–up book illustrator and paper engineer John O'Leary. Come and...
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Danny and his Amazing Balloons by Circo Ridi Lauderdale House Highgate
3-May-14
Marvel as the internationally acclaimed, award winning balloon-smith Danny Schlesinger effortlessly combines comedy, balloons, mayhem and daftness. Look out for The Human Balloon,...
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Shoe Baby Jacksons Lane Highgate
4-May-14
Adapted from the children's book by Joyce Dunbar, Shoe Baby is a magical puppet show! A fantastical sing-a-long adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air, the zoo all in...
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Havana Rakatan Sadler's Wells Angel
6-May-14 to 24-May-14
disabled access One of Sadler's Wells' most successful productions, Havana Rakatan returns by popular demand to the Peacock Theatre for an astonishing sixth season. Originally the dream of Cuban...
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Kidnapped Hackney Empire East London
8-May-14 to 10-May-14
An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland. Kidnapped...
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Zippo's Circus 2014 the Luxury Big Top Finsbury Park
8-May-14 to 13-May-14
disabled access The brilliant Zippo's Circus - "Britain's Favourite!" - is back on tour for 2014 with a brand-new production titled UNCHAINED and featuring world-renowned musical clowns THE RASTE...
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Antiques and Vintage pop up fair Alexandra Palace North London
11-May-14
disabled access Enjoy the Antiques and Vintage pop up fair this Sunday at Ally Pally with lots of hidden gems to be found! The fair is full of handpicked, quality, vintage traders who offer a...
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Rockpool Jackson's Lane Highgate
11-May-14
A big storm leaves two very different creatures stranded in a rock pool far from the sea. As their little pool starts to drain away Prawn and Crab don't have long to find a way of...
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Segway Rally Alexandra Palace North London
16-May-14 to 18-May-14
disabled access Experience the thrill of a Segway Rally at Alexandra Palace with Segway Events. Travel around the famous AlexandraPalace as you never have before as you glide around the gardens...
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Free Pop-Up books family workshops Islington Museum Angel
17-May-14
disabled access As part of The WORD2014 FESTIVAL Islington Museum is hosting free workshops families with a local children's pop–up book illustrator and paper engineer, John O'Leary. Come and...
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The Lucky Gingerbread Man Lauderdale House Highgate
17-May-14
Once upon a time a skinny little woman and a funny little man were baking gingerbread when they heard a voice from the oven - so begins the adventure of the lucky Gingerbread Man....
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Print & Sew a Drawstring Bag Smug Islington
18-May-14
Textile and homewear designer Nancy Straughan is back teaching in Smug for this wonderful new workshop. You'll learn how to print a repeat pattern onto fabric and hand sew a...
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Exclusive Vikings Viewing for MNers The British Museum Central London
20-May-14
On this exclusive morning you won't feel pressured to keep your kids quiet, you can meet other parents and carers who want to experience a bit of culture, and you'll have the time...
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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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Pirate Gran artsdepot Borough wide
23-May-14 to 24-May-14
disabled access "Pirating isn't the life for everyone, but Gran says if you don't mind sleeping in a hammock and being called Scary Mary, then it's a career more girls should think about." Meet...
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Kan Kan the Baby Kangaroo Lauderdale House Highgate
24-May-14
The animals are gathering for the greatest show on Earth - the Animal Olympics! They're jumping and running, swimming and dancing. Kan-Kan's Mummy is going for Gold and nothing is...
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Money Talks Spectrum Therapy Finsbury Park
27-May-14 to 1-Jul-14
Money evokes powerful emotions. It can be a source of pleasure and of a sense of achievement and freedom but can also provoke anxiety, guilt, shame and envy. No matter whether we...
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Children's Activity Day London Canal Museum Kings Cross
27-May-14
disabled access Childrens' summer activity days involve a range of fun learning activities for children aged 6 - 12. The activities vary but always include the opportunity for a short boat trip...
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Smile Outside the Pocket by Red the Nosepaper Lauderdale House Highgate
31-May-14
This is a heart-warming tale that brings together two lonely, homeless clowns in an extra-ordinary journey. Watch their silent comedy unravel to musical soundtracks as they join...
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Free Monthly Classical Concert Lauderdale House Highgate
3-Jun-14
Our resident string quartet The Billroth Quartet (Thomas Leate and Christian Halstead, violins, Simon Ballard, viola, James Greenfield, cello) perform free monthly concerts. Music...
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Nightrider Alexandra Palace North London
7-Jun-14
disabled access Alexandra Palace will once again be a starting point of the annual Nightrider™ charity event. In 2012 HRH Princess Eugenie, adventurer Ben Fogle and 3000 other intrepid cyclists...
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Swizzfiggling Silly Stories Lauderdale House Highgate
7-Jun-14
Interactive storytelling from Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts by a whizzpopping gentleman from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Come and help weave a story...
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Best Paw Forward Highgate Woods Highgate
8-Jun-14
On Sunday 8th June this year, up to 100 dogs will take part in a sponsored 4km walk around Highgate Woods to raise money for Cancer Research UK. This event – Best Paw Forward –...
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Singalong a Showtune Lauderdale House Highgate
14-Jun-14
Join in with all your favourite songs from the musicals, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and loads more. Sister Mary McArthur, Highgate's very...
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Jungle Book The Little Angel Theatre Islington
18-Jun-14 to 22-Jun-14
You may think you know Jungle Book, but Indigo Moon Theatre brings you a surprising story inspired by the poetry & spirit of Rudyard Kipling's original books. Fearless and free,...
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Mozart’s birthday by Chalemina Lauderdale House Highgate
21-Jun-14
It's Mozart's birthday but something has gone wrong – no guests have arrived at his party. Mozart's sister Nannerl, resourceful as ever, comes up with a birthday party to which...
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Alice The Little Angel Theatre Islington
25-Jun-14 to 28-Jun-14
For Adults and Young People 1915. While bombs rain down outside, Alice Hargreaves takes refuge in her dusty cellar, rediscovering her childhood amongst broken tennis racquets,...
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Kate Shortt’s Comedy Cello Lauderdale House Highgate
28-Jun-14
Come and be silly! Come and be musical! Come and see how Kate Shortt, cellist, singer and comedienne transforms her cello into all sorts of animals and characters. She'll delight...
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Fireside Tales with Granddad The Little Angel Theatre Islington
2-Jul-14 to 6-Jul-14
Cuddle up around the campfire as Granddad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark. Tuck into a marshmallow or two as he attempts to make a new set of underpants for a giant....
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Superhero Snail Boy Jacksons Lane Highgate
25-Jul-14 to 27-Jul-14
Calling all superheroes....both little and large. Superhero Snail Boy shows that even the smallest of superheroes can grow to be bigger than their fears. Where hope grows in the...
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Camden Fringe Festival North London
28-Jul-14 to 24-Aug-14
The Camden Fringe is a performing arts festival which takes place in Camden during the summer. Last year's shows included new writing, opera, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy,...
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Touch Typing Courses Sunbury Manor School Islington
29-Jul-14 to 29-Aug-14
Touch Typing Course for all the family. Four mornings. Ideal for Dyslexic and Dyspraxic.
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Children's Summer Activity Days London Canal Museum Kings Cross
5-Aug-14 to 26-Aug-14
disabled access August 5th 12th 19th and 26th Childrens' summer activity days involve a range of fun learning activities for children aged 6 - 12. The activities vary but always include the...
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Ceramics in the City The Geffrye Museum East London
19-Sep-14 to 21-Sep-14
Ceramics in the City returns to the Geffrye with an exciting range of work by around 50 selected ceramicists, a mix of both leading names and rising talents. An array of styles,...
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The Magic Word ballet for children Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Studio Borough wide
5-Oct-14
In a secret, magical forest lives the beautiful Forest Queen. In the summer the forest is warm and the Queen loves dancing in the dappled sunlight. But in the winter she becomes...
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The Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace North London
9-Oct-14 to 12-Oct-14
disabled access The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but...
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The Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace North London
9-Oct-14 to 12-Oct-14
disabled access The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but...
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