The Islington Social

October Events

Our guide to the best events Islington has to offer
OXJAM - Islington Music Festival
Saturday 17th October, 1pm - 4am
Oxjam Islington love music and also love Oxjam and all the brilliant work it does around the world. So what better than to put on a music festival showcasing Islington's finest musical talent raising money for Oxjam to support its global aid and development programs? 100 Bands, 12 Venues, 1 Wristband
Tickets and further information available online
Me & My Bee - The Pleasance Theatre
24th - 28th October 2017
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to watch their new comedy show, Me & my Bee, playing at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington from October 24.
Me & My Bee aims to raise awareness about bees and the role they play in the world.
Pleasance London, Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7 9EF
Tickets available online
Poor Art | Arte Povera: Italian Influences, British Responses - Estorick Gallery
20 September 2017 - 17 December 2017
Arte Povera emerged in Italy in the tumultuous late 1960s, a time of profound social and economic change, and radical artistic experimentation. The term literally means 'poor art', and was applied by critic and curator Germano Celant to a loose association of Italian artists, mostly working in Turin and Rome.
0044 20 7704 9522
39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN
A Festival of Sex, Love and Death - The Pleasance Theatre
26th October - 4th November 2017
Sex, love and death come in many forms. They make us feel joy, passion, pain, fear, despair... Join HeadFirst Productions at the Pleasance Theatre for a ten day celebration of the powerful forces that make us human.
 A Festival of Sex, Love and Death brings together a selection of the UK’s most exciting theatre makers. With Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni at its heart, #SLDfest has something for everyone; opera, dance, cabaret, new writing, and physical theatre.
Box Office 020 7609
Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
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Halloween Experience - London Canal Museum
Saturday 28 - 29th October
15.30-21.45pm / All ages
Why not hop on board one of Islington’s community - owned narrowboats, which will be specially decorated for Halloween. After embarkation, you’ll head off into the great unknown, immersing yourself in the darkness of the Islington Tunnel - a 194 year old passage that has plenty of spooky stories to tell (probably). Staff on board will be dressed to impress, with a ‘friendly’ witch. Don’t get too comfortable, though, who knows what’s lurking in the shadows. Book online or call.
Book online or call.
12-13 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RT
020 7713 0836
Saved - 50 Years of Conservation
Saturday 7th October 2017
Every hour on the hour 10am - 4pm
The Local London Guiding Associations are marking 50 years since the formation of the capital's first Conservation Areas with a day of free guided walks highlighting some fascinating examples of local urban heritage.
Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association (Islington's official tour guides) is taking part and will be leading free walks called 'A Green Piece of Islington: Explore the fascinating history of tranquil Canonbury.'
See a house that was listed before it was built, discover one of London's hidden rivers and learn some curious facts about street furniture and road markings.
Where: Meet outside The Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, N1 2UN. Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington (2 minutes walk)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: FREE. No need to book
More information online
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