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Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Dance music icon Judge Jules is adding an extra dimension to his shows with a new concept arriving at Scala on Friday, April 12.

A two-month photography show about “local people who are doing extraordinary things” gets underway at Islington Museum this Friday (April 5).

Last month, the Young Actors Theatre Islington hosted the first production of The No History of the Near Not Now, a play written by the multi award-winning Stephen Hornby. The 60-minute performance celebrated Islington’s extensive history for furthering LGBTQ+ causes.

The poet and artist Ruth Sutoyé has co-produced an exhibition of film and photography about black women who choose to shave their heads. She speaks with the Gazette ahead of the launch of Bald Black Girl(s) in Clerkenwell next month.

Will third time mean the big time for the worrying pop-poet?

Small Change, Big Difference are offering a free meal at Vinyl Café; whipped up from ingredients that would otherwise be chucked away.

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – we’re mad for it. Let’s get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

On March 26, Northern Ballet’s latest creation – Victoria – arrives at Sadler’s Wells. Directed and Choreographed by Cathy Marston, this latest creation focuses on the life of one of history’s most intriguing women. We spoke to Cathy ahead of the show’s five-day run in London.

From International Women’s Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there’s loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

A slinky, slick and lascivious set from Oklahoma’s Broncho that’s part art-rock, part psych-pop.

The brothers behind Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets are part of the team which has just launched Top Cuvée; a wine bar and bistro on Highbury’s Blackstock Road.

Pigeonhole-phobic Joseph Mount and friends sprinkle some sonic extras on their breakthrough record.

At first glance, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about Helen Thomas, the protagonist of Alexandra Sheppard’s debut book: Oh My Gods.

Seismic life events trigger new sonic adventures for this troubadour duo, with some exciting, propulsive results.

Haven’t we seen this so-so dystopian thriller before?

Valentine’s Day is on the approach – do you have plans locked in? It’s no problem if not, because we’ve rounded up a bunch of romantic things to do across Hackney and Islington.

A major exhibition of work by Sir Don McCullin has just launched at Tate Britain, offering a unique insight in to the great photographer’s decorated and varied life behind the camera.

“The most rewarding part of this job is seeing people recover from serious mental health crises through the joy of music.”

Tri-continental punk-rock trio show a bit of imagination can go a long way on this fizzing debut.

“Our mission is to completely re-invent the perception of the sausage,” says Mariam French, managing director of X-Upper, a new restaurant launching in Islington on Friday March 1.

Wild Food Café in Covent Garden has been a staple of London’s vegan food scene for several years now. It’s been serving up plant-based and raw-food dishes – as well as championing foraged ingredients – since well before the explosion in vegan-dining that’s taken hold in the capital lately.

Now open: Moio, Stoke Newington

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A new restaurant has opened in Stokey, bringing a European menu with Mediterranean influences to the High Street.

“These events will be an Espresso rather than an Americano; a short but intense experience of a concert.”

The singer-songwriter from Hertford is hotly tipped as one of the most exciting acts to look out for in 2019. Ahead of his debut album release in April, Ten Tonnes will play a handful of live shows including a date at Scala in February.

No Place For Angels is the debut piece of fiction written by Len Ackerman after his first two books – In Their Footsteps and Now They Are Ghosts – offered a frank look at growing up in Islington throughout the 50’s and 60’s.

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

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