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  • See Wednesday for the Nordoff Robbins Morning Tea and Music Group

  • See Thursday for Yve's Morning Book Club

  • See 'From Our Friends' for an Exercise and Swimming Group

  • See Friday for FREE Jazz Nights watching the WTW Jazz Band rehearse.

GET TOGETHERS

Taking place all over Islington, you can pop along to one of our Get Togethers hosted in a variety of venues.

MONDAY

MONDAY

A CUPPA AND A CHAT WITH MONTHLY GUEST SPEAKERS
Duke of Cambridge, 33 St Peters St. N1 8JT.
Weekly. 12-2pm (except bank holidays).
Enjoy fresh coffee, great company and monthly special guest speakers (third Monday of the month):

31 Jul – Arsenal in Islington from 1913 to today, by Samir Singh from Arsenal in the Community
21 Aug – Lady Chatterley, censorship and social attitudes in the 1960s by Andrew Gardner and Lester Hillman
18 Sep – Family History: Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists by Else Churchill

Call for details of future talks.

Call for details on 0207 281 6018 or just pop along.

TUESDAY

TUESDAY

BETTER GET TOGETHER
Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, N7 7NY
10.30am-1pm. Cost: £2.
Table tennis, bowls, darts, short tennis, dominoes and use of gym.

ALMEIDA THEATRE COFFEE MORNING WITH IT SUPPORT
Almeida Street, N1 1TA
11am-12.30pm. Refreshments 50p.
11 April, 9 May, 6 June
Come along for a coffee or bring your laptop, tablet or phone for IT help.

SHORT TENNIS
Finsbury Park Tennis Court, N4 1EE
Every Tuesday Jul-Sept. 2-3pm.
Cost £3 (all equipment provided).
Get top tips from an expert coach and have fun. Suitable for all levels.

POETRY GROUP
Freightliners City Farm, Sherringham Road, N7 8PF
Last Tuesday of the month.
2-4pm. Free.
Calling all poetry lovers. Bring your own poetic creations or a much loved favourite to share over coffee and cake. A great opportunity to ‘workshop your poem’ with published poet Daisy Solomons.
www.freightlinersfarm.org.uk

BREAKFAST CLUB ANGEL
31 Camden Passage, N1 8EA
Fortnightly, 11 April onwards. 3-4.30pm. 
Fun and friendly free coffee afternoon with great conversation and refreshments.

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

UNION CHAPEL
Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
Third Wednesday of the month.
Meet host Jonathan for tea/coffee and biscuits from 10am-11am.
Organ recital 11am-12pm.

MUSIC THERAPY GROUP
Nordoff Robbins, 2 Lissenden Gardens, NW5 1PQ
Every Wednesday throughout July. 2-3pm.
Play, listen, enjoy. All levels welcome, friendly and relaxed. Donations welcome. For further event details, venue information or travel advice call 020 7381 6018.

ARC GAMES AND CRAFTS
Arc Community Centre, 98B St Paul St, N1 7DF
Weekly. 2-4pm.
Fun and lively social group with crafts and games.

THE CORONET – LATE LUNCH & SOCIUAL CLUB WITH GAMES
338-346 Holloway Road, N7 6NJ
Weekly. 2.30pm-4.30pm.
Meet Ella at our ‘Age UK Islington’ table. Enjoy lunch, snack or just a cuppa. 20% food discount.

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

OLDEN GARDENS
Whistler Street, N5 1NH
Third Thursday of the month. 10am-12noon. Free with refreshments.
Social gardening group with friendly expert gardener Andrew. Not green fingered? Enjoy a cuppa in this tranquil space.

CURIOUS ABOUT ISLINGTON?
10.30am onwards. Free sightseeing.
Meet our host for a tour of the:

27 Jul – Islington Museum and Archives, 245 St John St, EC1V 4NB.
24 Aug – Highbury History Walk (approx. 1.5 hours) with Samir Singh from Arsenal in the Community, Meet outside Highbury & Islington Station.
28 Sep – Listed buildings walk of Tollington Park (approx. 1 hour) with Karen Elmes from Building Exploratory. Meet in front of Arsenal shop at Finsbury Park station.

Call 020 7281 6018 to book.

YVE’S MORNING BOOK CLUB
Elk In The Woods, 37-39 Camden Passage, N1 8EA
Second Thursday of the month. 11am-12noon.

13 Jul – Poetry morning
11 Aug – Small Island, by Andrea Levy

PARK THEATRE
11-13 Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP
First Thursday of the month. 2-3pm.
Tea and cake in reserved area £1. Pay-what-you-can matinée tickets often available.

THE CORONET – IT HELP WITH BARCLAYS
338-346 Holloway Road, N7 6NJ
Last Thursday of the month. 5.15-7pm.
Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone and your questions.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY

HILTON HOTEL
53 Upper Street, N1 0UY
First Friday of the month. 11am-12noon
Coffee, fresh pastries and good company in lovely surroundings.

JAZZ NIGHTS
Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Rd, N19 5SP
Last Friday of the month. 8pm-10pm.
Listen for FREE to the brilliant WTW Jazz Band rehearse.

EVENTS

EVENTS

WELCOME MORNINGS
Drovers Centre, 19 North Rd, London, N7 9EY
Last Wednesday of the month. 10.30am – 11.30am (we’ll greet you at the door).
Not sure where to start or feel a bit stuck in a rut? Whether you’re brand new to our Activities or just fancy trying something different, come along and meet Andy for coffee, cake and inspiration.

ART EVENINGS
Drovers Centre, 19 North Rd, London, N7 9EY
Last Thursday of the month. 5pm – 7.30pm
Come and see the latest exhibition, hear artists speak about their work and have a chat yourself with some of the artists. Accompanied by music and refreshments.

ART APPRECIATION AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN
Thursday July 13. 10.30am-1pm.
Learn how to look at a painting in depth and have refreshments in the community room with optional workshop.

BUS TRIP TO MYDDLETON HOUSE AND CLOCKHOUSE NURSERY IN ENFIELD
The Kindness Offensive HQ, 273 Camden Road, N7 0JN
Monday 17 July. 9.15am-4pm.
Meet at Kindness Offensive HQ at 9.15am. Booking essential.

PEARLY QUEEN SINGALONG WITH AFTERNOON TEA AND CAKE
Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank St, E14 5JJ
Wednesday 19 July. 1.30-4pm
Nearest tube stop Canary Wharf or take bus 277.
Limited places, booking essential
Call to book 020 7281 6018.

ARESENAL STADIUM TOUR AND MUSEUM VISIT WITH ARSENAL ARCHIVIST SAMIR SINGH
Hornsey Rd, N7 7AJ
Thursday 20 July. 10.30am-12.30pm.
Limited places, booking essential
Call to book 020 7281 6018.

ESTORICK COLLECTION
39A Canonbury Square, N1 2AN
Mon 24 July. 11am-1pm. Free.
Free guided tour of the exhibition Framco Grignani: Art as Design 1950-1990. Complimentary tea and coffee. Limited places, booking essential
Call to book 020 7281 6018.

BRITISH MUSEUM
Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
End of May. Time & Date tbc. Free.
Join us for a free preview of Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia exhibition. Limited places. Booking essential, call 020 7281 6018

ANGEL BOAT TRIPS
Thursday 14 and 21 September. 10.30am-3pm. Cost £5.
Meet our host at 10.30am at the meeting point (tbc) and sail away for the day! Sailing time: 11am-3pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits served, please bring your own lunch.
Limited places, booking essential
Call to book 020 7281 6018.

ISLINGTON LOST TRADES: SPECIAL PROJECT
Volunteers and Participants Required
Starting in September
If you worked in an industry that no longer exists in Islington, such as the feather or leather trade, wallpaper printing, barometer-making or a host of others, we want to hear from you.
For more info, contact Andrea at Drovers Centre on 020 7807 7701

FROM OUR FRIENDS

FROM OUR FRIENDS

OVER 60’S LUNCH CLUB
Whittington Park Community Association,
Yerbury Rd, N19 4RS
Mon to Fri. 11am-2pm.
Two courses £3.50 / Three courses £4.

GROWING CONNECTIONS AT ST LUKES
St Luke’s Community Centre,
90 Cathedral Street, EC1V 8AJ
2 weekly gardening groups:
Tues 2-4pm (containers)
Thurs 2-4pm (food growing)

2 mostly cookery classes:
Seasonal vegetables
Potting and preserving techniques

For information call 020 7549 8197
or email hstabler@slpt.org.uk

FCV DORCAS LUNCH CLUB
Vibast Centre, 163 old St, EC1V 9NG
Evert Monday and Thursday, 12.30-2.30pm.
Two courses. £4, For more details call 020 7689 1574.

CAXTON HOUSE LIFESTYLE TUESDAYS
Whittington Park Community Association,
Yerbury Rd, N19 4RS
9.30am – 3.30pm.
Includes ‘Friends & Fitness’, handicraft session and IT drop-in. Call 020 7263 3151

MONDAY BOOK GROUP
Finsbury Library, 245 St. John St, EC1V 4NB
6.30-7.30pm
26 Jun – Hillsborough Voices by Kevin Sampson
Future meetings: 31 Jul, 4 Sept, 9 Oct.
Contact Jimi Fletcher at Jimi.Fletcher@islington.gov.uk

HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS
Highbury Grange Medical Practice
Izzwalkz CP 
– meet outside Highbury Grange Medical Centre. Every Thursday. 11am.
Izzwalkz HF – in partnership with Highbury Walkers – meet outside Highbury Pool and Gym Centre. Every Monday at 10am.
Great fun, chance to socialise, walks, light stretches, light exercise. 

FREE TEA DANCE WITH HEALTHY GENERATIONS
West Library, N1 1BD
Last Tuesday of every month. 2-4pm.
Call 07981 142 376

MOVEME ISLINGTON
Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1
Wednesday 19 July. 6-8pm.
A fun, intergenerational dance event open to all ages and abilities. Bring the grandkids and get moving.

DAYS OUT WITH SOTHEBY MEWS
2 Sotheby Mews, Sotheby Rd, N5 2UP
Meet at 9.30am. Cost £15.
26 Jul – Hastings
24 Aug – Little Hampton
14 Sept – Windsor
Call 020 7226 1421 to book.

GENTLEMEN‘S EXERCISE
The Old Fire Station
84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
Free.
For further info, call 020 7607 9794

SHORT BREAKS AWAY
With Hornsey Lane Community Centre
3-4 nights with excursions.
Call Irene Winter for prices and details.

GUIDED WALKS
Drovers Centre, 19 North Road, N7 9EY
Tuesday 13 June. Meet at Drovers for 10.15am.
Guided walk of Market Road and the clock tower in Caledonian Park with Arsenal community learning.

DANCE FOR OVER 55s
Holloway Neighbourhood Group, Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7
Every Tuesday, 2.15-3.30pm. Free.

 

 

For Get Togethers information or travel advice, call 020 7281 6018. 

  • Booking is required where indicated.
  • Entry is free for many events, but sometimes there are charges for refreshments.
  • We occasionally have to make changes to event bookings so call to confirm times and dates.
  • For help with transport, call Dial-a-Ride or Taxicard.