We all know that Islington is a brilliantly fun borough with so much going on, from music to theatre to art. One of the Islington Storytellers, Bronagh, has compiled a list of events, shows, and workshops which are not to be missed.
#1. The House of Shades at the Almeida Theatre
Anne-Marie Duff, who you may recognise from Sex Eduction and The Salisbury Poisonings, returns to the Almeida Theatre to play Constance Webster in the long waited ‘The House of Shades’. Tickets are priced from £10
#2. Showing until 30th June 2022 – Hang Up Curates Vol.IV at Hang Up Gallery
This exciting exhibition is showcasing works by Banksy, Grayson Perry, The Harland Brothers and more! A brilliant opportunity to see some amazing works.
#3. Las few days to get early bird tickets for the Islington Festival of Music, which is taking place in July. Expect drawing classes, workshops and, of course, plenty of music. The programme can be viewed online, with links to buy tickets
#4. 26th May – 30th June – Tal R:Untitled Flowers at Victoria Miro Gallery
This is an exhibition of new paintings by Tal R, whose paintings and drawings of flowers are inspired by flowers picked by the artist himself in the Danish countryside.
#5. 6th June – between 6:30 and 8:30pm – Life drawing at the Estorick Collection
This class takes inspiration from Alexander Archipenko’s work looking at the human figure in geometric forms. This class is suitable for all levels, tickets are £12 (£10 if you’re a member). You can either bring your own paper or buy some by the sheet on the evening, and bring your own 2B pencil.
#6. 12th – 14th June – 6pm – The Glass Imaginary at Rosemary Branch Theatre
Plays inspired by the work of Tennessee Williams, The Glass Imaginary is set in the deep south and follows characters struggling to find their place in a world that has been hit by turmoil. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions).
#7. 13th June – from 6:30pm – Classical Music at Fidelio Cafe
Head down to this Clerkenwell gem for some smoky cocktails, delicious pastas and listen to one of the best Bach interpreters. Under 30s tickets are £50 and include a tasting menu.
#8. 15th June – 7pm – Pizza and Italian vino tasting Must and Lees
Head down to Must and Lees for an evening pairing different pizzas with some wonderful Italian wine. No prior tasting experience required, tickets are £40.
#9. 18th June – between 7 and 9pm – Shakti Ecstatic Dance Session at OMNON
This yoga and dance experience looks to cover releasing emotions and how to express yourself, learn to feel comfortable in your body amongst much more! Tickets are priced between £20 and £27.84.
#10. 19th June – 7:30 – Comedy at the King’s Head Theatre (Glenn Moore and Lauren Pattinson)
Enjoy an evening of award winning comedy brought to you by Glenn Moore and Lauren Pattinson, both of which are highly acclaimed having featured on the likes of Mock the Week, Comedy Central and more. Tickets are priced between £7 and £11.
#11. 21st June until 2nd July – times vary according to event- Flamenco Festival at the Sadlers Wells Theatre
A range of events are coming to the Sadlers Wells Theatre, showcasing traditional and more modern Flamenco. Expect to see some UK/worldwide premieres, as well as some more well known faces in the Flamenco world. Price vary according to event.
#12. 22nd June – between 7 and 9pm- Dried flower jewellery workshop at Botanique workshop
Learn how to make your very own jewellery using dried flowers provided by Botanique. You can take your selection of flowers and adapt the design to suit your style perfectly. Tickets are £55, with the flowers and tools provided.
#13. 28th June – 7pm – BookBar BookClub with Elif Shafak at the Book Bar
Join Elif Shafak and other book worms to discuss her latest release The Island of Missing Trees. You can either buy a one off ticket for £15 , or join the BookBar BookClub for £12 per month. A copy of the book is included in these prices.
About the author: Bronagh has lived in Islington for two years, having moved to London to work for Camden Council, and is a huge fan. She enjoys trying out restaurants, old and new, as well as going for walks in the borough’s parks. She always has a recommendation for you, including places to eat, book shops and more! IG – @BronaghInLondon
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