Dear reader, monthly recommendations by Islington London once again! These were received by all the newsletter subscribers at the start of the month so please do register to receive them ahead of time.
For this issue we have put together a list of what’s on throughout October. 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 compiled by Bronagh Todd, Islington resident and a culture, fodd and music enthusiast – thanks, Bronagh!
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October Events Guide
11th October – 8pm – Swing Dance night at Mildmay Club. Learn some new dance steps and then put them to practice at the Mildmay Club’s Swing Dance night. You are welcome to go alone or take your own partner, and no experience is necessary. The dance class will start at 8pm and then doors open at 8:30 until late. Tickets are £15 for the lesson and the live music.
11th October – 12th November – Victoria Miro Gallery. Visit this hidden gem at 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW for the upcoming Alice Neel: There’s Still Another I See. This is an exhibition that focuses for the first time on pairings of Neel’s paintings of the same sitter.
14th October – 7/9 pm – Burgundy Dinner at Provisions. Head down Holloway Road and enjoy a five-course meal at Provisions. The meal promises to be vibrant, and will only use the best ingredients. Tickets are £45 (optional wine pairing is an additional £25).
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16th/17th October – 7:30 pm – Dirty Laundry at Hen and Chickens. Fresh from their sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, three Cambridge Footlights are taking on Hen and Chickens to air their dirty laundry… and possibly others’ too! Tickets are £12.25.
17th October – 7 pm – Jazz and Cocktails at Fidelio. Head to Fidelio for a night consisting of signature cocktails and some laid-back jazz. Tickets are £10 and this is a fortnightly event.
18th October at 7 pm – Newton Faulkner at Islington Assembly Hall. Armed with just his voice and acoustic guitars, Newton Faulkner is coming to Islington Assembly Hall for the first time. The will be performing songs that he has said he rarely plays on tour, and is looking forward to stripping them back.
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27th October – 7:30 – Lilith Devine’s ‘Got an Itch to Scratch at Rosemary Branch Theatre. Come along to see cabaret and burlesque artists perform new work at the Halloween edition of ‘Got an Itch to Scratch’. Tickets are £12. Adults aged over 18 only.
30th/31st October – 7:45 pm – Faustine at The Hope Theatre. Inspired by the classic Doctor Faustus, Faustine is a dark comedy in which the main character must decide whether to sell her soul in exchange for female pain being ended forever. Tickets are £13/£16. Adults aged over 18 only.
New Around the Block
Some fresh spots recently opened in the neighbourhood
Tootoomoo in Highbury & Islington are offering a new bottomless brunch menu! Especially liked the chicken and beef chow mein.
Alwyne Castle has reopened after a total makeover, offering a new menu and a homely atmosphere.
If you are a freelancer, on November 14th a new work club is opening in the Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell. Perfect for getting into work Mode but also relax afterwards with Friends over a drink. They even have an infinity pool on the rooftop.
And it’s a wrap! We will be back with more recommendations next month.
Event suggestions by Bronagh, edited by Ana. Photos by Ana, featuring interior at the Old Sessions House and Victoria Miro Gallery.