This year’s festival consists of nine impressive concerts, a couple of discussions and a free art exhibition.

        Some of the artists who were due to appear at the 2020 Proms have happily agreed to perform this year. They include the internationally acclaimed soprano Claire Booth, the early music group Dowland Works with the evergreen Dame Emma Kirkby, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra and the singer/guitarist/drummer Michèle Drees. 

       Newcomers to the Proms include the exciting young chamber choir Recordare, the outstanding pianist Daniel Grimwood, who will be playing music for four hands with Yoon Chung, and­ contemporary pianist and composer Karim Kamar.  And there’s the usual Youth Prom, the showcase for Islington’s most talented young performers. And the usual al fresco Pocket Prom – opera and jazz in the Vicar­age garden.

        All the other concerts take place in St James’ Church, which is also the venue for a discussion featuring leading travel journalists and an illustrated talk on television’s role in a crisis. Also at St James’, a free exhibition of work by five artists will run throughout September.

Some of the events are free, and tickets for the others are available from

The Parish Office, 1A Arlington Square, N1 7DS

Pophams Bakery, 19 Prebend Street, N1 8PF

Dots Music, 132 St. Pancras Way, NW1 9NB

or from eventbrite.co.uk.

Or click on the Buy Tickets buttons on our What’s on page.

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