What’s on in Islington this weekend?

Our pick of the weekend’s action:


Enjoy stories, snacks and baking with your 18 months 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.

Stroke your chin and have some food and drink while the Frank Harrison Trio, featuring Davide Petrocca on double bass and Stephen Keogh on drums, play some icy cool jazz, from 9.30pm to 12midnight at Ajani Jazz and Grill, Hornsey Road, N19. Tickets cost �5. Call 020 7272 5566. �5.

Snuggle down and watch David Kane’s This Year’s Love, at this film club, from 7pm at Old Fire Station, Mayton Street, N7. Costs �5 (�2.50 concessions), call 07975 758 756.

Feel the bracing winter air at this Nordic walking class for the over 55s, from 3pm at Caledonian Park, N7, call 07900 888 438.


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Join in celebrating Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – with the lighting the giant Menorah at Islington Green, with doughnuts, latkes, hot cocoa, from 5pm on Islington Green. Free, call 020 7688 0169.

Have a south east Asian style festive season with Souk on the Water – a floating Christmas market selling vintage clothes, books, food, music and more, today and tomorrow at the Regents Canal, N1. Free, call 07957 581042.

Browse a dynamic mix of painting, photography, illustration, fashion, textiles, jewellery and accessories at the Angel Christmas Fare, from 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday at Candid Arts, trust, Torrens Street, EC1. Free, call 020 7837 4237.

Help the Brodsky Quartet celebrate its 40th birthday with a random selection of songs chosen by a wheel of fate, from 7.30pm at the King’s Place, York Way, N1. Tickets from �9.50, call 020 7520 1490.

Grab your last chance to get painting at these mixed level art classes for adults and a beginners class for children aged seven to 12, from 2.30 to 5pm (adults) and 10.30am to noon (children), at Highbury Baptist Church, N5.


Settle down to watch a film while the winter wind whistles outside at this Sunday cinema club where the audience chooses the film, from 8pm at the Dissenting Academy, Mildmay Park, Newington Green. Call 020 72496430.

Find out about Islington’s history from Elizabethan village and Victorian centre of entertainment to fashionable modern London on this guided walk, from 2pm, at Angel Tube. Costs �6 (�5 concessions) email info@ciga.org.uk

Challenge bad guys like O’Hara with 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. Call 07973 622240. The class costs �10 per lesson or �40 for five.

Check out one of Islington’s brand new markets with hats, gloves, gifts, hot and cold foods and more from 10am to 4pm at Angel on Sundays, N1. Call 020 7288 4377.