May Events

Our guide to the best events Islington has to offer
Ghost dancers, Ballet Rambert at Sadlers Wells
16th - 20th May
One of Rambert's most celebrated works returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruce's masterpiece, created as a tribute to victims of oppression in South America. Day of the Dead celebrations and Latin American folk music are visually referenced in dances full of joy, sadness and compassion.
www.sadlerswells.com
Box Office - 020 7863 8000
Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future Estorick Gallery
5th April 2017 - 25th June 2017
The exhibition comprises 116 works loaned by the the Biagiotti Cigna Collection – one of the largest collections of Balla's works in the world. Assembled by the renowned Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti and her husband Gianni Cigna. Works on show encompasses figurative painting and drawing, abstraction and applied art and many of Balla's fashion-related designs alongside actual items of Futurist furniture and clothing.
www.estorickcollection.com
020 7704 9522
Screen on the Green - late night cult classics, Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket
13th May 2017
They're not really criminals, but everybody's got to have a dream. Wes Anderson's 1996 debut feature is fresh, funny and unfashionably both upbeat and offbeat. It's a terrific film about a band of slightly addled young criminal wannabes. Late Nights at the Screen are back with an incredible after-hours line up of cult classics.
www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-green
Box office: 0871 906 9060
Shaw Theatre Once upon a time - Natalia Kremen Ballet School (kids & adults)
Sunday 7th May 2017 @ 17.30
A Gorgeous treat for kids and parents. Come and celebrate with us Natalia Kremen Ballet School 5th Anniversary. This family-friendly Show "Ones Upon a Time lasts approximately 2hrs and will takes you to the magical wonderland of ballet, fairy-tale and dreams".
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Union Chapel - Derek Ryan folk, country and blues
May 20th
The award-winning singer from Garyhill near Carlow performs soulful folk and alt-country, taking influence from Motown and rhythm'n'blues. Union Chapel is an amazing space. It is an architectural treasure that's home to a working church, an award winning venue, a unique organ and The Margins Project for those homeless and in crisis in London.
store.unionchapel.org.uk
020 7226 1686
Lulu Poppewell Stand Up Comedy – Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar
Sunday 28 May
Up and coming comedian London based comedian. Anicdotes and memoirs from her teenage diary.
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020 7704 2001
Culpeper Community Gardens Plant Sale
14th May
Culpeper Community Gardens have recently been voted one of the UK's best parks. This little green oasis in the heart of Islington is loved and tended by locals, who have created a space full of harmony and tranquillity. It's the perfect spot for a quiet sit, or a gentle stroll, or joining in with one of the events and activities which take place in the gardens.
www.culpeper.org.uk
020 7833 3951
Screen On the Green - late night cult classics, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
6th May
Jack Nicholson plays manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy as if he were born to do it. With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's classic 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment.
www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-greenBox
0871 906 9060
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