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What’s on in Islington over the New Year period

16:09 28 December 2012

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Our pick of the New Year’s action:

TONIGHT

Keep the festive spirit alive with a yuletide festival of Correlli at Christmas with Tri Sonatoa and La Folia, from 7.30pm at King’s Place. York Way, N1. Tickets from £16.50, call 0844 254 0321.

See some great bands curated by Lydia Lunch, including her own Big Sexy Noise outfit, The Cesarians and The Amusiacs, plus ukelele players downstairs, from 6pm at the Lexington, Pentonville Road, N1. Costs £10, call 020 7837 5371.

Get involved with stories, snacks and baking with your 18 month to 4-year-old as head chef, from 11 to 11.45am at That Place on the Corner, Newington Green, N16. Costs £7 per child, call 07896 040145.

TOMORROW

Get your children involved with city-designing, including colouring and sketching at this workshop run by Semisotano Architects, from 11am to 7pm at Islington Museum, St John Street, EC1. Costs £7, to book email rgrm@rgrm.es

Pick up some gourmet snacks (as if you need any after the Christmas excesses) at this cheeky little market, from 11am to 3pm at Tufnell Road Market, Tufnell Park Road, N19. Free, call 0207 2723510.

Get ready for 2013 by making a fantastic personal calendar to give as a late present, or to yourself as a treat at this workshop for the over 5s, from 2.15 to 4pm at Central Library, Fieldway Crescent, N5. Free, email centrallending.lib@islington.gov.uk.

SUNDAY 30

Check legendary band leader Ray McVay as he swings into town to direct the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing original arrangements by the greatest big band leader, from 2.30pm at the Barbican, Silk street, EC2. Tickets from £16.50, call 020 7638 8891.

Create a festive T-shirt - we love wearing them and we feel comfortable in them - at this class that shows you how to make that simplest of garments, from 4 to 5.30pm at the Manor Gardens Centre, Manor Gardens, N7. Costs £25, email project@ymail.com.

Avoid the chaos of the January sales at this dignified and refined set of stalls selling accessories, hats, toiletries, underwear and more, from 10am to 4pm at Chapel Market, N1. Free, call 020 7288 4377.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dance your socks off at this 12 hour party featuring techno legend Dave Clarke, Rob Hood and Kris Wadsworth from 9pm to 9am at Fabric, Charterhouse Street, EC1. Costs £40 to £45, call 020 7336 8898.

Raise your wiff-waff bat in honour of 2013 and enjoy some eats and drinks at the home of Ping Pong, from 8am to 3pm at Bounce, EC1. Costs £40, including food and table tennis, visit 020 3657 6525.

Cheese your way into the new year with a well-known selection of sing-a-long party tracks at Club de Fromage, from 9pm to 4am at 02 Academy Islington, Parkfield Street, N1. Tickets start from £18, call 0870 771 2000.

Witness Ninja Tune label stalwart The Herbaliser spin an ubercool set of jazz infused hip hop and feel good party vibes, from 8pm to 6am at the Silver Bullet, Station Place, N4. Costs £12, visit www.thesilverbullet.co.uk.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Shake off the New Year’s hangover and enjoy Matthew Bourne’s take on a classic fairytale; Sleeping Beauty – A Gothic Romance, from 7.30pm at Sadlers Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1. Tickets from £12, call 0844 412 4300.

Carry on the party at Gangs of New Year, a sophisticated soiree from the team behind the Secret Garden Party Festival, featuring top hats, corsets, braces, pearls, feathers and DJs over two floors playing a vibrant mix of swing, electro swing, house and disco, from 12noon to 2am at The old Queen’s Head, Essex Road, N1. Call 020 7354 9993.

Keep the party going with a 12 hour session for the Bugged Out crew featuring Todd Terje and Daniel Avery plus more to be announced, from 3pm to 3am at Xoyo, Cowper Street, EC2. Costs £15, call 020 7354 9993.

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