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Friday 28th September 2018

Friday Evening Event: Islington’s Victorian Pleasure Gardens

Friday 28th September 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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Come and learn about the rise and fall of Islington’s Victorian pleasure gardens: the Eagle Tavern on the City Road (of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ fame) and the notorious Highbury Barn. Author and historian Lee Jackson presents.

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Friday 5th October 2018

Friday Evening Event: Russ Chandler

Friday 5th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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An eclectic mix of songs old and new, from the silliest Music Hall ditties to the biggest protest songs ever written. Plus banjo. Lots of banjo!  

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Friday Evening Event: London’s History Reported From a Thames Riverbus

Friday 12th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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The pavements and streets of London resonate with history, but for a different perspective we can enjoy the comfort of a Thames riverbus. Bridges and traces of former bridges, dock entrances, the outlets of London's lost rivers, pubs with long histories and mudlarkers digging up centuries of rubbish, all as observed during recent journeys on a boat. Illustrated presentation by Rob Kayne.  

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Friday Evening Event: Heritage of the Regent’s Canal

Friday 19th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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A history of the Regent’s Canal focusing on living memories. Bring along your own memories and images to share! Presented by community historian Carolyn Clark. Part of the Islington Canal Heritage Project.

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Friday Evening Event: Special Stage

Friday 26th October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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Special Stage is the first music contest for emerging musicians performed within social projects. Three artists perform three songs and audiences vote for the best, who will go forward to the UK final in 2019. Everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy these amazing musicians who are donating their talents this evening!

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Friday 2nd November 2018

Friday Evening Event: Sherlock Holmes – Fact and Fiction

Friday 2nd November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, created by the author, physician, sportsman, campaigner for justice and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes was a real historical person, the world’s greatest detective, who lived at 221B Baker Street, London. Roger Johnson, editor of The Sherlock Holmes Journal, attempts to sort the fact from the fiction!  

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Friday Evening Event: Special Stage

Friday 9th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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The second Stuart Low Trust heat of Special Stage! Three more performers battle it out. Who will go forward to the UK final? You help decide!

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How to Practice Mindfulness

Saturday 10th November 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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This informal workshop offers an opportunity to practice some familiar mindfulness meditations, and explore some different ways to practice and bring mindfulness into our everyday lives. Includes a chance to share experiences. Led by experienced mindfulness coach Katy Connell. Venue: St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street, Islington N1 2TX Time: 2.30 - 5.00pm. Please arrive at 2.20pm so that the session can begin promptly. Cost: Free Book: 020 7713 9304 or email info@slt.org.uk. Limited places - booking essential.

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Friday Evening Event: Air Islington

Friday 16th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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In the centenary year of the Royal Air Force Lester Hillman explores aviation heritage in Islington. The talk marks the hundredth anniversary of an air show in the Royal Agricultural Hall (now The Business Design Centre) which opened four days after the Armistice and included the fighter plane of Baron Von Richthoven (the Red Baron).

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Saturday Workshop: Chi Kung

Saturday 17th November 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre (next to St Mary’s Church), St Marys Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street
London, N1 2TX United Kingdom
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with roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, Chi Kung is a practice aligning body, breath and mind for health and meditation. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Led by Belinda Ackermann. Venue: St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre, Upper Street, Islington N1 2TX Time: 2.30 - 5.00pm. Please arrive at 2.20pm so that the session can begin promptly. Cost: Free Book: 020 7713 9304 or email info@slt.org.uk. Limited places - booking essential.

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