What's On in Islington

 
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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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 in Tufnell Park St. Mary Brookfield Tufnell Park
4-Mar-15 to 31-Dec-17

Upcoming concerts in Autumn 2016: Wednesdays 10.30am - Sep 28th, Oct 26th, Nov 23rd, Dec 21st Bach to Baby – the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies, tots and...

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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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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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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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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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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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Bach to Baby Concert - Islington Highbury Christ Church Highbury
13-Oct-15 to 31-Dec-17
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Upcoming concerts in Autumn 2016: Tuesdays 10.30am - Sep 13th, Oct 11th, Nov 8th, Dec 17th (11am), Dec 20th. Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical music series for...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Railway Children KING’S CROSS THEATRE Kings Cross
1 review 1-Sep-16 to 8-Jan-17

The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from...

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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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Groove Baby Rich Mix East London
19-Sep-16 to 19-Sep-21
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Mon Nov 14 @10:30AM - 11:30AM 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...

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Digital Workshops Ages 7+ British Museum Central London
19-Sep-16 to 19-Sep-21

Free digital workshops every weekend See website for more information

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Groove Baby Rich Mix East London
19-Sep-16 to 19-Sep-21
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Mon Nov 14 @10:30AM - 11:30AM 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...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids Southbank Centre Central London
19-Sep-16 to 19-Sep-21
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Big belly laughs await with stand-up and sketch comedy for young audiences. Since 2005, Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-up comedians and sketch acts from the...

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Bach to Baby Concert - Islington Barnsbury St. Andrew's Church Barnsbury
19-Sep-16 to 19-Sep-21
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Upcoming concerts in Autumn/Winter 2016: Fridays 4pm - Sep 30th, Nov 4th, Nov 25th, Dec 9th. Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical music series for babies, tots and...

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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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Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave Borough wide
21-Sep-16 to 21-Sep-21

ig Fish Little Fish is a rave for parents/carers and their babies and children aged from birth to 8 years. You can expect grown up dance music played by top DJs (we've had Nihal...

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Grafton School Market Holloway Road
27-Sep-16 to 27-Sep-21

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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National Storytelling Week 2017 Borough wide
28-Sep-16 to 28-Sep-21

2017 date: TBC National Storytelling Week takes place in storytelling clubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues, and care homes (where this event has been...

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Plastic Figurines by Ella Carmen Greenhill New Diorama Theatre Angel
30-Sep-16
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Parent and Baby Performance Friday 30th September 2016, 11am £12.50 (tickets include coffee and a cake) We're offering a special Parent & Baby relaxed performance where parents...

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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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Book Fair Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution Highgate
8-Oct-16
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Annual book fair with something for everyone who loves books. Thousands of good quality second-hand books on all subjects: fiction, history, biography, literature, travel and...

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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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Fun For All: Architecture Drawing Day RIBA Central London
8-Oct-16
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Put pencil to paper in a day all about drawing! We've got workshops and activities for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a skilled draughtsman or a complete novice, there...

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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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Dance Umbrella: No Man is an Island & Tetris artsdepot Borough wide
9-Oct-16
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Arch 8 Choreographer Erik Kaiel's work is unorthodox, acrobatic and perfect for children (and grown-ups) who can't sit still. Inspired by playground games and the casual way...

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Black Shuck The Old Red Lion Theatre Angel
11-Oct-16 to 15-Oct-16

Produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company Part of the London Horror Festival 2016 “Sea-eagle to coot, come in please, can you hear me? Over.” “Yes, yes, bloody yes!” Ruminating...

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ArchWay With Words Archway
13-Oct-16 to 22-Oct-18

13-22 October 2016 Talks by renowned authors, film, music, comedy and more... The ArchWay With Words annual festival features literature, science, history, comedy, poetry, theat...

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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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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 autumn fun!

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Scare Slam The Old Red Lion Theatre Angel
17-Oct-16

A night of chilling storytelling Produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company Lovers of scary stories, unite. Adding the fear factor to increasingly popular spoken word nights, storytel...

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Burn the Floor — Fire in the Ballroom London's Dance House Clerkenwell
18-Oct-16 to 5-Nov-16

The ultimate high-voltage ballroom dance extravaganza, Burn the Floor is packed with striking choreography, heart-pounding music and breathtaking moves. Experience the phenomenal...

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GILLESPIE PARK LOCAL NATURE RESERVE Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre Finsbury Park
18-Oct-16

Gillespie Park is 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, woodl...

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Family Day: British Library Uncovered The British Library Kings Cross
22-Oct-16
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Want to find out more about the British Library? Join us for a fun and creative Discovery Day uncovering our inspiring collections and wondrous architecture. Families are invited...

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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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LMA Mini Maestro Family Concert St Martin-in-the-Fields Central London
22-Oct-16

A fun, interactive and family-friendly musical event where children can get close to the orchestra, find stories in the music, sing and clap along and even conduct. Conductor John...

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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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Italian Islington Family Art Day Islington Museum Angel
1 review 24-Oct-16
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Edit Join the Estorick Collection of Italian Modern Art for an arts and craft day for all the family. Taking a close look at Italian culture in Islington Museum's collection we'll...

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Design Day at the RIBA this October 2016 RIBA Central London
24-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16
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Design Days for ages 11-15 take architectural design a step further. Print Shop Monday 24 2016 It's the one-stop RIBA print shop! Use your favourite facades as inspiration to...

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Skill Up at the RIBA this October 2016 RIBA Central London
24-Oct-16 to 26-Oct-16
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Skill Up for ages 15-18 are designed to ‘Skill Up' teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design. Photo Finish Monday 24 October What's in a picture? Explore...

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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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Monstersaurus! artsdepot Borough wide
25-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16
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This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredi...

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Design Quest at the RIBA this October 2016 RIBA Central London
25-Oct-16 to 28-Oct-16
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Design Quest for ages 6-10 are a fun introduction to architecture. Office Mugs Tuesday 25 October Paint and take home your own mug inspired by great architects and artists....

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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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BKD Spooky Cupcakes Workshop The Hoxton Hotel Borough wide
27-Oct-16
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Kids will love this creative & messy halloween cupcake workshop, featuring a recipe from our book BAKED. You will be provided with four freshly baked chocolate cupcakes, plus all...

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BKD Spooky Cupcakes Workshop The Hoxton Hotel Borough wide
27-Oct-16
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Kids will love this creative & messy halloween cupcake workshop, featuring a recipe from our book BAKED. You will be provided with four freshly baked chocolate cupcakes, plus all...

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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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'Islington Proms' Jazz at St James’ St James Church Islington
12-Nov-16 to 12-Nov-20

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.oxboffice.com, 0845...

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Skate at Somerset House The Strand Central London
17-Nov-16 to 15-Jan-17

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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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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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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The Snowman Peacock Theatre Central London
23-Nov-16 to 1-Jan-17

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

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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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Enchanted Christmas House Angel
26-Nov-16 to 24-Dec-16

A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY The Enchanted Christmas House is a three-hour interactive theatrical extravaganza that will delight the whole family. Immerse...

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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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Family Variety Acts Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre Kings Cross
27-Nov-16
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Do you love to dance, sing and have fun with your family? Want to pick up some new tricks and skills? We'll turn your family party piece into a Victorian variety act - be it magic...

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Mr Popper's Penguins artsdepot Borough wide
30-Nov-16 to 4-Dec-16
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Painter and decorator by day, Mr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep, out of which waddle...

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A Christmas Carol Puppet Theatre Barge North London
3-Dec-16 to 8-Jan-17

" The tiny curtain comes up and all is hushed as our huddle focuses on Scrooge, adding, subtracting and sweeping a black quill across the page to understand exactly how much money...

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LSO Discovery Family Concert Barbican Centre Barbican
1 review 3-Dec-16 to 3-Dec-17
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ROALD DAHL CENTENARY 3 December 2016 / 14:30 SUITABLE FOR 7- TO 12-YEAR-OLDS We also provide a creche for younger siblings. Presented in a fun and informative way, our Family...

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A Christmas Carol Puppet Theatre Barge North London
3-Dec-16 to 8-Jan-17

" The tiny curtain comes up and all is hushed as our huddle focuses on Scrooge, adding, subtracting and sweeping a black quill across the page to understand exactly how much money...

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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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The Red Shoes London's Dance House Clerkenwell
6-Dec-16 to 29-Jan-17

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Music by Bernard Herrmann A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning...

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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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We're Going on a Bear Hunt artsdepot Borough wide
7-Dec-16 to 2-Jan-17
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Direct from a smash-hit West End season and international tour. Michael Rosen's award-winning book We're Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in...

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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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That’s Entertainment: Make your own stage Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre Kings Cross
11-Dec-16
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Create a 3D pop-up theatre displaying your own fantastical stage show. Using colour, collage and drawing, you could show a magician performing a mind-boggling illusion, an acrobat...

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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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Chinese New Year 2017 Central London
1-Feb-17 to 17-Feb-21

February 2017 date: TBC Music, dragon processions, dance, stalls, food, entertainment... After the best ever Chinese New Year celebrations in 2016, we will make 2017 even better...

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Chinese New Year 2016 Central London
1-Feb-17 to 28-Feb-21

2017 date: TBC FREE: Music, dragon processions, dance, stalls, food, entertainment... After the best ever Chinese New Year celebrations in 2016, we will make 2017 even better!...

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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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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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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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LSO DISCOVERY FAMILY CONCERT Barbican Centre Barbican
26-Mar-17 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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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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UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL 2017 Embankment Central London
7-Apr-17 to 17-Jul-18

2017 Dates TBC Udderbelly presents another moo-vellous programme of rib-tickling comedy, sensational circus and charming children's shows as well as one of London's largest outdo...

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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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Street Food Craft Beer festival Alexandra Palace North London
27-May-17 to 31-May-20

2017 dates: TBC Now in it's third year, the Alexandra Palace Street Food Craft Beer festival is now bigger and better than ever. Set in the capital's biggest beer garden, amongst...

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Insect safari 2017 Highgate Wood Highgate
1-Jun-17 to 31-Jul-17

2017 Dates: TBC June Saturday 11, 10.30am - 12.30pm July Saturday 9, 10.30am - 12.30pm This is a very family friendly activity. Magnifying glasses and small nets are...

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Taste of London 2017 - Regent's Park Central London
1-Jun-17 to 30-Jun-20

2017 dates: TBC The world's greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, return to Regent's Park for five days of summer food and fun. Taste incredible signature dishes from...

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Insect safari 2017 Highgate Wood Highgate
1-Jun-17 to 31-Jul-17

2017 Dates: TBC June Saturday 11, 10.30am - 12.30pm July Saturday 9, 10.30am - 12.30pm This is a very family friendly activity. Magnifying glasses and small nets are...

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Hampstead Summer Festival 2017 North London
10-Jun-17 to 31-Jul-17

2017 Date: TBC Laugh, dance, watch, sing, eat, drink, play, or paint. From Picture the Heath & the Art Fair, to the Big Fair, we've got a jam-packed fortnight of arts, culture...

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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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Grow London 2017 Hampstead Heath North London
24-Jun-17 to 30-Jun-20

2017 dates: TBC Returning to Hampstead Heath, GROW London is an inspiring day out bursting with ideas on how to transform your outside space, no matter how large or small. Presen...

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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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Watery Wednesdays - Activity Days London Canal Museum Kings Cross
2-Aug-17 to 30-Aug-17
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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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Birds of Bray (birds of prey display) - 2017 Highgate
12-Aug-17

2017 Date:TBC Birds of Bray (birds of prey display) Birds of Bray are a couple who have been taking care of hand-reared rescue birds of prey for most of their lives. They have an...

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Angel Canal Festival 2017 Angel
4-Sep-17 to 3-Sep-18

2017 Dates TBC ‘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, North...

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HIGHGATE WOODS COMMUNITY DAY 2017 Highgate
4-Sep-17 to 3-Sep-18

2017 Dates TBC 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 at...

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