Dear reader, excited to share some November recommendations (ahead of the Christmas issue!). These were received by all the newsletter subscribers at the start of the month, please sign up to receive them ahead of time.
For this issue, we have put together a list of what’s on throughout November/early December, to be followed up by a Christmas Issue. There’s sure to be something for everyone, from wine tasting to reading to performances throughout the borough. Many of the recommendations for this month’s guide were suggested by members of the Islington community, local charities and dear friends – thank you!
Islington Giving Crisis Appeal
Before sharing the multitude of exciting events happening this month, I’d like to draw your attention to the Islington Crisis Appeal, which is run by Islington Giving. The goal of the appeal is to provide emergency grants to local residents who are currently unable to afford heating, rent and even food.
Donations can be made by following this link.
Events guide for the month
8-12th November – Watch Man of 100 Faces at the King’s Head
Visit the King’s Head for an unforgettable evening with this fresh one-man show by performer-writer Saul Boyer. This is the unbelievably true story of Sir Paul Dukes – a child runaway who, after just three weeks’ training, becomes head of MI6 in Russia during the bloodiest year of the Revolution.
Book your tickets
10th November– Late Night Gallery Opening & Aperitivo at the Estorick
Head down to Estorick Collection near Highbury&Inslington for an evening over Italian-style aperitivo in their recently-opened cafe, and after that, explore the permanent collection and temporary exhibition of Luigi Pericle (until 9 pm).
14-19th November – Experience all things Italian in Camden Passage
Next week, EGRO will be running a week-long programme sharing their love for all things Italian! The exciting range of events includes talks, workshops, pasta making, wine tasting and even a fashion show! Adding some links below:
- Book your Italian pastry cooking workshop here – Nov 15th
- Join an evening of art talks and hot chock for free – Nov 16th 4 pm
- Discover Italian wines and attend a tasting – Nov 18th
- See the fashion show all through the passage – Nov 19th
- Learn (and taste) what is a true spaghettata – Nov 20th
More information on all events here.
17th November – Christmas Lights Switch-on
Don’t miss the Christmas lights evening in the local area. Places to check out are Camden Passage and Islington Square. Islington Sq is offering music and sweet treats 6-9 pm. Can’t believe Christmas is so soon!!
More about it
Until 20th November – Moosey Art
If you haven’t yet, pop by this cosy art gallery in Camden Passage to see the solo show “SIGN” by the Japanese artist Hiroshima Shinkichi.
More about the gallery
21st November – Life Drawing at the Estorick
Among other events, including artist talks, late shows and aperitivo nights, the Estorick offers a range of life drawing classes. This class is suitable for all levels of experience and tickets are £12.
Find out more
Nov 24th onwards – DIY Christmas Wreath with Botanique Workshop
Botanique Workshop, located in Exmouth Market, is not only running its regular masterclasses but also has released bookings for ordering DIY kits for Christmas wreaths. They come at £49 and are there to adorn your place for years to come.
Before 26th November – Take Part in the Chritsmas Window Challenge
If you run a local cafe, workshop or anything in between, this might be for you! The Cally Traders Association supporting small businesses, together with the Islington Council, are launching a Christmas Window competition, with winners announced in early December.
9th December – Fundraising Concert by The Islington Festival of Music and Arts
The founders of our local music festival have a wonderful programme to offer on December 9 at 7.30pm at Christ Church Highbury. Collected funds will be put towards the organisation of the annual festival taking place in Summer. Tickets are between £10 and £20.
Check programme and book tickets
Every Monday and Tuesday – Jazz and Blues at Plaquemine Lock. Every Saturday – Jazz Brunch (highly recommended!).
Some new places to check out
This week’s favourites were some of the cocktails from 69 Colebrook Row. Live music and speciality drinks every day!
The Jamboree venue is now open and running full swing! Now you can even book for dance classes. Here is the full range of what they offer.
And it’s a wrap! Will be back with more recommendations next month.