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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):

10 April – Poetry by 4 Sisters, Sibling Rhymery by Maria North
15 May – Anthony Eden bu Andrew Gardner and Thomas Lorman
19 June – Handle items from the British Museum Outreach Collection

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Apr – The Graduate Centre, 166-220 Holloway Rd, N7 8DB
25 May – Newington Green, discover Newington Green with Karen Elmes at the cafe/children’s play area on the green.
29 Jun – Kings Cross. Tour Kings Cross development (meet at the Visitors Centre)

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 Apr – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
11 May – Love and War in the Appenines by Eric Newby
8 Jun – Things Fall Apart by China Achebe

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.

V&A MUSEUM: VISIT TO BALENCIAGA EXHIBITION
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, SW7 2RL
Fri 16 June. 11.15am. Free
Cristobal Balenciaga is one of the most revered and influential designers of the 20th century. His unique and forward-thinking vision of female beauty, innovative use of textiles and ingenious pattern-cutting, shaped the modernity of 1960s fashion and continues to shape fashion today. Limited places. Booking essential: call 0200 7281 6018

ESTORICK COLLECTION
39A Canonbury Square, N1 2AN
Mon 10 April. 11am-1pm. Free.
Free guided tour of the exhibition Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future (4 April – 25 June). This major exhibition presents a career-spanning retrospective of one of Italian Futurism’s most important and consistently inventive artists.
Call to book 020 7281 6018.

MEMORY LABE GANES
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH
10.30am – 11.30am. 19 & 26 Apr, 17 & 24 May.
Join in with a creative, fun project to design a unique card game with the House of Illustration, which will be published, played and distributed as part of the Islington Word Festival. For more information see www.houseofillustration.org.uk Limited places. Booking essential, call 020 7281 6018

BRITISH MUSEUM
Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
End of May. Time & Date tbc. Free.
Join us for a free preview of Hokusai – Beyond the Great Wave exhibition. Experience the beautiful and sublime work of Katsushika Hokusai (1780-1849) one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists.

FROM OUR FRIENDS

FROM OUR FRIENDS

HOLLOWAT NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP
The Old Fire Station
84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
All Free.
Gentlemen’s Gentle Exercise on Wednesdays 2-3pm and Friday Film Club from 1.30pm. Call 020 7607 9794

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.

50+ GROUP
Freightliners City Farm, Sheringham Rd, N7 8PF
Every Tue. 2-4pm. Free.
Drop in for tea, coffee, cake and activities. Please call 020 7609 0467 for more information.

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

GROWING CONNECTIONS AT ST LUKES
St Luke’s Community Centre,
90 Cathedral Street, EC1V 8AJ
For information call 020 7549 8197
or email hstabler@slpt.org.uk
Growing Connections’ exciting activities include a weekly gardening group; food growers group; men’s DIY group; monthly seasonal cookery classes; workshops on pickling, smoking and fermenting and a variety of trips to gardens in and around London. Everyone welcome.

ART WORKSHOPS AT ISLINGTON MUSEUM
245 St John St, EC1V 4NB
Free. Monthly on Fri 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 12.30-3.30pm.
Get creative, meet new people and have fun. No need to book, just come along. For more details call 020 7527 7988.

SOCIAL CLUB FOR MEN OVER 55
Whittington Park Community Association, Lower Hocking Hall, Rupert Rd.
Mon, 11am-1pm.
Tea, coffee, darts, table tennis, pool, cards and board games. Special offer for first time visitors – free 3 course lunch. Call Alex on 020 7272 1847, email alex@whittingtonpca.org.uk or feel free to drop in.

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.

HORNSEY LANE ESTATE COMMUNITY LUNCH AND TALK
Hazellville Road, N19 3YJ
Thursdays 12.30noon-3pm (term-time). Free.
For further info call 020 7272 5938

HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS
Highbury Grange Medical Practice
Every Thursday. 11am.
Meet outside the medical practice for a healthy walk. Keep an eye on the website for new walks near you. www.hmhb2016.org.uk

 

 

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.