From Frozen to The Great Gatsby: What’s on in Islington

Wondering what to do in Islington? Here is our selection of the best activities happening in the borough right now, from ballet to Jamaican rhythm & blues.

Theatre: Frozen

What? A critically acclaimed play that explores the horror of losing a child is making its debut at Park Theatre on 18 March. Described as a “must-see”, by The Independent, and a “major play”, by The Times, this haunting production by esteemed dramatist Bryony Lavery is not to be missed.
When: 18 March – 11 April, 2015
Where? Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
To book tickets: click here



Literature: Shakespeare Saturday

What? In veneration of the most celebrated playwright of them all, Islington Central Library will be holding a full afternoon of activities, including dressing up in period costumes. Participants are advised to bring a camera. No booking is necessary.
21 March, 2015, 2pm – 4.30pm
Islington Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, Islington, London N5 1PF



Classes: Creating picture books course

What? Hone in your creative writing talents in this friendly, informal beginner’s course for adults. You will learn the essentials of creating picture books for 0-6 year olds over this ten week course, and be taught both writing and illustrating.
To book tickets: contact Claire Alexander, 07949 027 236
19 March, 7pm – 9.30pm
Pickled Pepper Books, 10 Middle Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 8PL
Entrance is free


Art: William Cobbing: The Duddo Field Club Audit

What? Talented artist William Cobbing’s latest exhibition at the Tintype Gallery on Essex Road is a proud display of his propensity for sculpture work and accompanying visual performance that alludes to the merging of landscape with human form. Described as “one of a kind”, by The Upcoming, his work is well worth a view.
27 February – 4 April, 2015
Tintype, 107 Essex Road, London N1 2SL
To book tickets: contact the ticket office, 0844 412 4300


Dance: Northern Ballet — The Great Gatsby

What? After its sell out success at Sadler’s Wells in 2013, Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby returns by popular demand. The production offers a creative and imaginative dance interpretation of Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed tragedy about a mysterious millionaire with a penchant for lavish parties.
When: 24 – 28 March, 2015
Where: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Roseberry Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
To book tickets: contact the ticket office, 0844 412 4300


Music: The Dualers

What? Now heralded as the UK’s finest Ska & Reggae band, The Dualers play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia. This nine-piece Jamaican rhythm & blues band from south-east London are now performing a one-off gig at The Garage on Saturday.
When: 21 March, 2015, 7pm
Where: The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, Holloway Road, London, N5 1RD
To book tickets: click here


Photo courtesy of the Northern Ballet