What’s on in Islington this weekend?

Out pick of the weekend’s action:


Watch an evening of top-class pugilism as Islington Boxing Club presents north London versus south London, at the Emirates Stadium, Ashburton Grove, N7, from 6.45pm. Boxing starts around 8pm. Costs �10, �20 on the door or �80 with dinner, call 07921 724601.

Examine an exhibition of 12 different artists hand-picked by curator Liat Chen to interpret the brief “dance to the beat” until April at the Queen of Hoxton, Curtain Road, EC2. Free entry, call 0207 422 0958.

Get your sequins on and hit the floor at these ballroom dancing classes for over-55s from 2 to 4pm at the St Luke’s Centre, Central Street, EC1. Costs �2, call 020 7549 8188.

Relax with an afternoon concert for the over-55s by the Royal College of Music at the Claremont Centre, White Lion Street, N1. Free, call 0207 837 3402.


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Get into some UK soul and dance grooves as the Drizabone, who have remixed the likes of Diana Ross and Mary J BLige, take the stage, from 7pm at Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, N1. Costs �20, visit www.agmp.co.uk.

Dress up as a skeleton and get dancing at this Bruk Out Hallowe’en special featuring Berlin hip-hop protege Thunderbird Gerard and dance troupe Skullduggery Refuse for a Hallowe’en feast, from 9pm to 4am at the Big Chill House, Pentonville Road, N1. Free, call 020 7427 2540.

Stay cool as the Al Scott Trio play mainstream, bebop and originals arrangements from 9.30pm to midnight at Ajani Grill, Hornsey Road, N19. Costs �5, call 020 7272 5566.

Discover your inner Picasso with these mixed level art classes for adults and beginners class for children aged seven to 12, from 2.30 to 5pm (adults) and 10.30am to noon (children), at Highbury Baptist Church, Highbury Place, N5. Cost �76 (�56 concessions) for adults and �80 (�60 concessions) for children for eight sessions, call 07786 760437.


Check out the final week of the Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, featuring design products, furniture, ceramics and glass from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Candid Arts Trust, Torrens Street, EC1. Call 020 7837 4237.

Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Elder, tackle Donizetti’s lyric tragedy Belisario, from 7pm at The Barbican, Silk Street, EC2. Tickets start from �12, call 020 7638 8891.

Join artist Alexandra Hughes for a creative afternoon of drawing, in response to sound and projected images, from 2.30 to 4pm at the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, Wharf Road, N1. Costs �5 per family call 0207 490 7373.

Train Bruce Lee style at these Chi Kung classes. Every Sunday from 11am to noon at Providence Court, Upper Street, N1, every Saturday, from 11.15am to 12.30pm and every Friday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, at the Unity Church, Upper Street, N1. For more information call 07973 622240. Cost �10 a lesson or �40 for five.