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Adult Community Learning, ACL

Islington Adult Community Learning Service, part of Islington Learning Skills and Employment, works in partnership with the voluntary and community sector to provide a network of neighbourhood learning centres across the borough. We offer a range of free courses, including Esol Classes, for Islington residents who would…

Adult Table Tennis

 Every Monday 7pm - 8.30pm
Table tennis for south Islington adults. Come along and learn a new skill at this fun, sociable Table Tennis class for adults. All levels welcome. Bats provided - just turn up!

Ballet and Movement

 Every Monday, 2.45 - 3.45pm
A gentle sequence of ballet steps and movement class.

Bright Start Family Support Service Localo Offer Flash

If you have a question, need some information, advice or guidance you can speak to one of our Family Engagement Workers on the phone. Telephone service Monday to Friday, 9am-12noont: 020 7527 8376If lines are busy please leave a message and we will get back…

Bright Start Islington Parent Champion Training Course

 Training is online; autumn dates to be confirmed shortly
Calling on Islington dads, mums and carers! Would you like to volunteer as a Bright Start Parent Champion and help other parents by speaking to them about free early learning for under 5s, signposting them to services, sharing health and wellbeing messages and helping shape…

Bright Start Online - Early Communication Workshop

 Monday 1 February 2021, 2-3pm
Bright Start Online workshop for parents and carers of babies aged 12 months and under. Run by the Speech and Language Therapy Team. Come and join us for an overview of early language development and tips to support your young child’s language and play. Email…

Bright Start Online - Families for Life healthy lifestyle telephone sessions

Families for life offers telephone sessions on different topics for families with children aged between 2 and 11 years.  Families can join as many sessions as they would like.  There will be ample opportunities for questions and discussion, in a non-judgemental supportive environment Please see below for suggested…

Bright Start Online - Family Kitchen Early Years healthy cooking and lifestyle programme

6-week healthy cooking and lifestyle programme for you and your children to learn to cook, eat and enjoy healthier meals and lifestyle: Is your child between 2 and 5? Is your child a picky eater? Do you struggle with thinking what to give your child…

Bright Start Online - Mindfulness and Parenting - Growing Together Workshop

 Thursday 21 January 2021
Join us to find out how mindfulness could help bring some calm to family life. A free NHS workshop for parents with children agd 1 to 5years. All sessions take place on ZOOM, contact us to book, you will be sent a link 24 hours…

Bright Start Online - New Parents' Group

 Tuesdays 2.45-3.45pm, Wednesdays 10-11am or Thursdays 2-3pm (6 weekly sessions)
A six week online programme for parents with a baby under four months old. Meet other parents, share experiences and learn new things. Find out more about: • getting to know your baby • baby brain development • rhythms and sleep • feeding• home safety•…

Bright Start Online - Sleep Workshop - Calmer Nights

 Friday 12 February 2021
A free NHS online ZOOM workshop for parents with children aged 1-5 years.Join us to explore ways to improve both your and your child's sleep and feel more confident about your family's routine. Bright Start Online workshop run by Growing Together. 

Bright Start Online - Special Time - Speech and Language Therapy Workshops

 2 linked sessions: Fridays 8 and 15 January 2021, 2-3pm
Bright Start Online workshop for parents and carers of children aged between 18 months and 3.5 years. Run by the Speech and Language Therapy Team. Play and interaction is essential for language development. This 2 part workshop will share key strategies you can use during…

Bright Start Online - Talk and Play Workshop

 Monday 22 March 2021, 2-3pm
Bright Start Online workshop for parents and carers of children aged between 18 months and 3.5 years. Run by the Speech and Language Therapy Team. Come and join us to learn activity ideas and top tips to help the development of your child’s language and…

The British Library

Check out the British Library's Family Activities and Events on their website. During Covid-19 restrictions you can sign up to the British Library family email. Each email will contain various activities, from storytellings, craft fun and movement inspired by sound. Please see our first email…

Caxton House Community Centre

We are closed from 24/12/2020 - 4/1/2021.  Those living in the Hillrise Ward of Islington, especially families and individuals on restricted budgets and struggling with impacts of COVID19 Coronavirus update Following Government’s guidance, Caxton House Community Centre is now closed but continues to offer direct support…

Family Cook and Eat, Central Street Cookery School

Cookery classes for children with parents or carers. Have fun with your child while you both learn how to make delicious dishes, and eat together at the end. See the website for more details. Concessionary rate for St Luke's members and EC1 residents - fill…

Family Kitchen Primary healthy cooking and lifestyle programme

 Various
Six-week healthy cooking and lifestyle programme for you and your children to learn to cook, eat and enjoy healthy meals and lifestyle together. Is your child between 5 and 11 years old? Is your child a picky eater? Do you struggle thinking what to give your…

First Aid for Parents of 1 to 5 year olds, Islington Bright Start

 Thursday 28 January 2021, 10.30-11.30am
Learn how to deal with common accidents and emergencies.

First Aid for Parents of Under 1s, Islington Bright Start

 Tuesday 26 January 2021, 1.30-2.30pm
Learn how to deal with common accidents and emergencies. Book your online place

FoodCycle Finsbury Park

We’re FoodCycle Finsbury Park, serving tasty meals every Saturday lunchtime at1pm at the Finsbury Park Community Hub in London. Each week, we collect surplus fruit and veg from local suppliers and turn these ingredients into free nutritious (and delicious!) three-course meals for the community. Come along…

FoodCycle Islington

Coronavirus Update Two weekly projects that offer freshly cooked meals to anyone who comes to collect one, every Wednesday (starting 28th October) from New River Baptist Church, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, and every Saturday from the Finsbury Park Community Hub, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Usual Service:…

For London social historians: History of Kentish Town

 Wednesday 1 April, 2 - 3 pm
Kentish Town is not where it should be! The original village was clustered around St Pancras Old Church, a mile or so further south. However, around the 13th century St Pancras village re-sited itself on the confluence of two branches of the River Fleet, known…

Free ESOL for Women

Places are available on free ESOL trainning organised by the Refugee Women's Association.  Book your place now. Childcare and travel expenses paid.To register you will need proof of ID, address and benefits/income status.

Free Tours of our Library and Archives

 Tours run every second Saturday. Next dates: Saturday 14 March and Saturday 28 March
At the Society of Genealogists, we're passionate about family history. Since we started in 1911, we've been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices - even typewriters were new. As the National Family History Centre, we are the UK-wide repository…

Hilldrop Community Centre Localo Offer Flash

Coronavirus Update Food and Essential Item Parcels Food update: The last session will be on Tuesday 15th December and we will close until Tuesday 15th January. over the xmas period our local mutual aid volunteers will provide some deliveries to those they are shielding and supporting…

Historic Swiss Cottage

 Thursday 27 February, 2 to 3 pm
This talk is a must for anyone researching their family history and for local historians in London. In this talk Tudor Allen describes the history and development of Swiss Cottage. Tudor describes the area 200 years ago, when it was all fields with the River…

Holloway Neighbourhood Group

Coronavirus update: The Old Fire Station community centre are offering a telephone befriending service – they are available for a friendly chat and to signpost people to practical support. Holloway Neighbourhood Group are providing a range of wellbeing activities online. Monday to Friday 9.30 to…

Home-Start Camden and Islington

Coronavirus Update Home Start Camden and Islington is currently providing the following services: Phone based parenting support and guidance for families with children under the age of 5 who are experiencing difficulties or are vulnerable. Monday – Friday 9am-4pm  Referrals can be made via the website…

IT Qualification

Looking for work within the IT sector? Why not start by gaining a Microsoft IT Qualification!! Join the course, every Wednesday from 6.30 - 8.30 pm. For ayoung people, ges 16 plus.  

Learn English in Islington, Esol

Do you want to learn to speak English? (Esol) To join an English class, contact us for more information. A teacher will check your English speaking, listening, reading and writing and then help you to find a class that fits around you. 

Refugee Women's Association (RWA)

The Refugee Women's Association (RWA) aims to empower refugee women; to promote and raise awareness of the public and decision-makers about the needs and aspirations of refugee women as well as about their positive contributions to UK society and to provide a model of good…

Short Courses Open Morning @ The Courtauld

 Saturday 29 February 2020, 11:00-13:00
We would like to invite everyone who wants to discover more about our art history short courses to The Courtauld’s campus at Vernon Square. Whether you’re a regular museum and gallery visitor or new to art and art history, come and meet some of our…

Showcasing Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art

 Tuesdays, 7pm - 8.30 pm
Showcasing Art History is a series of 25 lectures on Tuesday evenings over three, free-standing terms (autumn, spring and summer). You are welcome to attend all three terms, a combination of any two terms or just one term. The series aims to deliver current art-historical…

Somali Women, Coffee Morning

 Every month from 10am to 12pm; email us for dates
Come and discuss issues that matter to you and your family, meet other local women and professionals from different organisations and share your ideas over a coffee.

St Luke's Community Centre

Run by St. Luke's Parochial Trust, the centre offers a range of activities to promote the health and quality of life of local people including children and young people. Activities include swimming (at Ironmonger Row baths), dancing (ballroom, old time, modern sequence and line), art,…