Image: The Almeida
Hattie Lloyd 27/05/70
Your Islington Agenda | What’s On in June 2023
Summer is upon us.
It might be a bold statement but here we are saying it. Spontaneous after-work pints are on the agenda, there’s an ever-present whiff of a BBQ and we’re within clutching distance of Wimbledon. So don’t dilly dally, make hay while the sun shines and take in everything Islington has to offer this June.
For cinephiles, Screen On The Green is showing The Dark Knight in 35mm on Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14th June, followed up by The Dark Knight Rises later in the month on Saturday 24th and Wednesday 28th. Beyond the DC world, there’s also a screening of 80s cult-classic Heathers on Tuesday 13th June.
Dark Knight at Screen On The Green
Elsewhere, The Hope Theatre is showing Snakehead. A modern twist on the story of Medusa, this play is a reimagining of the misunderstood from writer Samuel Rees. Both heartwarming and rousing, the play is soundtracked by composer Max Welton, who blends dark post-punk, explosive electronica, and vibrant contemporary pop to create an unforgettable immersive experience.
The Almeida Theatre is putting on an eight-week run of Romeo & Juliet. The enduring romantic tragedy is reimagined by Almeida Associate, Director Rebecca Frecknall with a captivating cast lead by Isis Hainsworth (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Emmy Award-nominee Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso, Nine Lessons and Carols). Have a handful of Kleenex at the ready.
Osvaldo Licini at the Estorick Collection
On the arts scene, the Estorick Collection is showing the first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of Osvaldo Licini from 14th June. A key figure in the Futurist movement, Licini’s exuberant, figurative works often feature fantastical characters such as ‘rebellious angels’, ‘flying Dutchmen’ and an enigmatic, moon-like presence he named ‘Amalassunta’. Somewhat haunting and ethereal, the exhibit explores every phase of the artist’s creative career, showing around fifty of his most notable paintings.
If you’re looking for something more unusual to do, why not book tickets to one of Sofar Sounds‘ mystery gigs? In June you can see touring artists playing in Angel 5th June or get intimate at an acoustic gig in partnership with Mumbli on 13th June. Elsewhere, the Islington Assembly Hall is hosting The Curtom Orchestra for a night of music by Curtis Mayfield. The all-star band features members of Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Incognito so expect a night of soul to celebrate the legendary songwriter’s 81st birthday.
Indian Street Food Carnival: Namaste Village
Foodies are also in for a treat this June. On Sunday 4th June the Indian Street Food Carnival is serving up a feast at Namaste At Omnom. Dive into spicy chaat from Delhi Chaat Bhandar to Masala Dosas from Chennai Express, while taking in talks from guest speakers, live music, henna and more. Upper Street stalwart The King’s Head is hosting a weekend to celebrate World Gin Day from 10th-11th June meanwhile, The Castle is marking World Sausage Roll Day on Monday 10th June and later in the month, join them to get into the spirit on World Martini Day on Monday 19th June.
So, get into the swing of summer and get involved in all that N1 has in store this June.
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