What’s on in Islington this weekend

Out pick of the weekend’s action:


Groove to an evening of standards, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll from the superb Julie Rayne, well-known in the

early sixties for her frequent appearances on Saturday Club, Sing it Again and Easybeat, from 6.30 – 9pm at the St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street, N1. Suggested donation of �1. Call (020) 7713 9304 for more information.

Keep your young ones cleansed at this personal hygiene workshop for eight to 12-year-olds from 4 to 6pm at the Hyde’s Underground Youth Centre, Piper Close, N7. Free, call 0207 697 2836 for more information.

Strengthen your discipline at these Chi Kung classes, from 6.45 to 7.45pm on Friday and 11.15am to 12.30pm on Saturday at the Unity Church, Liverpool Road, N1. Email belinda.ackermann@gmail.com for more information.

Discover some exciting adventure play, arts and crafts and trips to the farm next door, from 8.15am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday until September 2 at the Martin Luther King Summer Playscheme, Sheringham Road, N7. Costs �9 for full day, breakfast included, or �5 for half day, call 020 7607 0845 for more information.

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Grab a free family adventure playground fun day, from 12 to 4pm every Saturday until October 1 at the Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground, Market Road, N7. Free, call 020 7607 963 for more information.

Get active and learn new skills in a range of sporting and keep fit activities for 11 to 18-year-olds, organised by the Peel Institute in the fresh air in Regents Park, from 9am to 2pm, every Saturday until October 30 at the Peel Centre, Percy Circus, WC1. Costs �1, email r.hamilton@peelinstitute.org.uk for more information.

Keep your young ones safe at this basic first aid course dealing with caring for infants from 11am at the Active Birth Centre, Bickerton House, Bickerton Road, N19. Costs �25 per person/�45 per couple, call 020 7281 6760? for more information.


Join the laughter club where everyone is welcome; fun, easy laughter yoga exercises - the cheerful way to happiness, from 6 to 7pm at the Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, N7. Just turn up or call 0207 609 6145 for more information.

Enjoy sunshine fun for all the family at the Sunday Cafe at Paradise Park Children’s Centre, from 11am to 3pm every Sunday until August 28 at the Paradise Park Children’s Centre, Paradise Park, N7. Free, call 020 7697 7330 for more information.

Roam the world without leaving Islington at the Travel Round the World playscheme for five to 13-year-olds, from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday until September 13 at Elizabeth House, Hurlock street, N5. Costs �15 a day, �70 a week, call 020 7690 1300 for more information.

Develop your mental fortitude 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 Rd, N1. For more information call 07957 423460.