What’s on this weekend in Islington

Our pick of the weekend’s action:


Witness the London Bon Japanese dancers as they entertain the over 55s, from 2 to 3pm at the Claremont project, White Lion Street, N1. Free, call 0207 837 3402 for more information.

Enjoy face-painting and story telling, plus free food for the kids, from 6 to 7.30pm at That Place on the Corner, Green Lanes, N16. Free, call 0207 704 0079 for more information.

Perfect your technique at these Chi Kung sessions. Every Saturday from 11.15am to 12.30am and every Friday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at Unity Church, Upper Street, N1. For more information call 07973622240. Costs �10 per lesson or �40 for 5 lessons.


Grab a chance to see Ocean, classic collaboration between legendary dancer Merce Cunnigham and filmmaker Charles Atlas, from 4pm at the Barbican, Slik Street, EC2. Costs �10.50 (�9.50 online), call 0845 120 7527.

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Pick up a brush and express yourself at this life drawing class, from 10am to 6pm at Candid Arts Trust, Torrens St, EC1. Costs �50, including materials, call 020 7837 4237 for more information.

Take part in Crafty Kids, the puppet workshop for children aged 2 to 5, from 9.45 to 11am of 11.30am to 12.45pm at the Little Angel Theatre, Dagmar Passage, N1, until December 3. Costs �90 per carer/child pair (�65 concessions), call 020 7226 1787 for more information.


Replenish yourself at these weekly reiki-share sessions from 5.30 to 7.30pm every Sunday and 7.30 to 9.30pm every Wednesday at Highbury Station Road, N1. For more information call 07957 423460.

Wonder at the enormity of space at Notes from the Universe, a talk from Professor Brian Foster, Dr Vesna Petresin Robert and Ariane Koek, from 3.30pm at the Kings Place, York Way, N1. Costs �9.50 to �12.50, call 020 7520 1490 for more information.