Upcoming events: 30 August – 5 September

Friday, 30th August 2019


COMEDY The Great Comedy Meet-Up. A free night of hilarious stand-up comedians testing the water with new material. T Bird, 132 Blackstock Road, N4. 8pm.


STALLS Grand Plant Sale. Specialist nurseries, plenty of bargains on offer. St Michael’s School, North Hill, N6. 10am-3.30pm.


PUB QUIZ Full of dodgy humour, great prizes, and free drinks to be won! Guess the song intros, mystery voices, picture questions and more! £2 entry, with £50 up for grabs for the winning team. Radicals and Victuallers, 59 Upper Street, N1. 7pm-10pm.

TALK Stop Being Reasonable: Stories of How We Really Change Our Minds. Philosopher and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith discusses her new book, in which she tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £8/£5. 3pm-4pm.

WALK A Trip through Time: Islington Through the Ages. Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, artists, writers, painters, musicians, a real life Rapunzel, and even an Egyptian mummy! Meet at Highbury & Islington Station, N5 1RB, at 10.30am. £10. Walk expected to last two hours. Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk for further details and to book.


MUSIC Union Chapel Singers. Singing a variety of music, including pop, folk and classical. Members do not need to be able to read music, and there are no auditions. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. Booking essential, email uc.singers@gmail.com. £6. 7.30pm.

TALK Robert Paul and the Beginnings of Cinema in London. Launch of a new free exhibition revealing all about the Islington-born electrician, scientific instrument maker, and early pioneer of British film. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HB. Call for opening times, 020 7332 3820. Tuesday September 3

PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit www.hampsteadphotosoc.org.uk for further details and a full programme. 8pm.


TALK The Twittering Machine. In Surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. In this talk leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road,N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.


MUSIC Raised Voices Choir. Political street choir welcomes new members. Doreen Bazell Community Centre, Chenies Place (off Pancras Rd), NW1. Free sessions available. www.raised-voices.org.uk, 7.30-9.30pm.

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