What’s on in Islington this weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 July 2011

The Whitecross Street Party

The Whitecross Street Party


Our pick of the weekend’s action:


Thrill to a spectacular aerial theatre production of Greek legends as part of the Platform Festival, from 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday at the Hornsey Baths, Hornsey Road and Andover Estate, Seven Sisters Road, N7. Free, call 020 7281 7493 for more information.

Enjoy an unusual marriage of hip-hop and ballet at the Cloud Dance Festival, from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Pleasance Theatre, North Road, N7. Costs £10 (£7.50 concessions), call 020 7609 1800 for more information.

Listen to biologist, healer and artist Jen Altman discuss new ways of viewing family relationships from 6.30 to 9.30pm at the St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street, N1. Suggested donation of £1 per session. Call (020) 7713 9304.

Check out the film everyone is talking about, screened in a theatre; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at 6 and 8.40pm Monday to Thursday, 6 and 8.45pm on Friday, 5.30, 6.15 and 8.30 on Saturday and 6 and 8.30pm on Sunday at the Barbican, Silk Street, EC2. £9.50/£10.50, call 0845 120 7527 for more information.


Witness contemporary dance performed by the disabled and able-bodied dancers of Cando2, from 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday at the Hornsey Baths, Hornsey Road, N7. For tickets call 020 7527 1838.

Dust off your smock, easel and brushes and this un-intimidating introduction to life-drawing, from 11am to 5pm at the Candid Arts Trust, Torrens Street, N1. Costs £45, which including all materials. Call 0207 837 4237 for more information.

Grab the last chance to visit the Untold Exhibition, featuring art by clients of homeless charity SHP, at the Together Our Space Gallery, Old Street, EC1. Free, call 020 7520 8660 for more information.

Get a buzz off this beekeeping course, where you will learn the basics of having your own hive, from 11am to 1pm or 2 to 4pm in Finsbury park, N4. Costs £30, email for more information.


Head down to the jamboree everyone is talking about with some of the world’s most creative pranksters and musical mischief makers; the Whitecross Street Party, Whitecross Street, EC1, Free, email for more information.

Enrich your life with some visual art at the Stair Show, featuring work from textile artist Sinead Geary, painter Hayley Harrison, video artist Nicola Ponery and photographer Vaia Paziana, from 9am to 5pm Friday, 12 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday at Leroy House, Essex Road, N1. For more information call 07976 081 070.

Go wild as you belt out the hits at the Hanbury Sessions, an acoustic open mic night from 7pm at the Hanbury Arms, Linton Street N1. For more information call Chris on 07825549123.


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