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Last year’s Proms ran from 15 to 30 September, with all the concerts and events at St James’ Church, Prebend Street, N1 8PH

4 Sep–2 Oct 

Art and photography 

Exhibition of local scenes by painter Caroline Griffiths, plus From

what I can remember, 60 years of photographs by John Burniston. 

Open daily, admission free


Friday 15 September  7:30

A Quiet Night

Outstanding a cappella choir the Beaufort Singers journey through music from across the centuries, exploring the themes of light and darkness, life and death, prayer and praise. Works by Tavener, Harris, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov, and by living composers Cecilia McDowall and Neil Cox, make for a rich tapestry of music which ends with Owain Park’s polychoral fantasia Phos Hilaron.

Tickets £20 (concs. 

Saturday 16 September  7:30

Principles of Nature 

The classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – explored through music by the all-star trio of Tabea Debus (recorders), Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba) and Toby Carr (theorbo). Music by Purcell, Bach, Couperin, Moorcraft and many more.

Tickets £20 (concs. £15) 

Sunday 17 September  7:30

Back to Bach

The unusual pairing of David Chew’s cello and Blas Rivera’s saxophone combine to deliver a sparkling programme from J S Bach through improvised jazz to South American music by Piazzolla, Jobim and more.

Tickets £20 (concs. £15)

Niki Gorcik

Monday 18 September  7:30

All around the houses

Local resident and walking tour guide Jonathan Wober of London On The Ground discusses the history, heritage and housing of the streets in our neighbourhood. An illustrated talk that will explore Islington’s history through the area’s architecture, waterways, gardens and pubs, and reveal its close ties to the ancient City of London.

Friday 22 September  7:30

Romantic Dances

In this year’s Anthony Hill Memorial Concert, the Proms’ Artistic Director, piano virtuoso Yoon Chung, performs Wagner’s ‘song without words’ Albumlatt für Ernst Benedikt Kietz, Brahms’ ingenious Variations on an original theme, Op. 21 No. 1, Ravel’s Schubert-inspired Valses nobles et sentimentales and Schubert’s profound Sonata in A minor D784.

Tickets £20 (concs. £15)  

Saturday 23 September  7:30

The Greenwich Trio

Three gems from the chamber repertoire – Mozart’s Piano Trio in G major K564, Ravel’s Trio in A minor and Brahms’ Trio No 2 in C major – performed by a prize-winning international trio: Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek, Canadian cellist Heather Tuach and Japanese pianist Yoko Misumi. 

Tickets £20 (concs. £15) 

Sunday 24 September  4pm

Youth Prom

A regular feature in the Proms programme, the Youth Prom is a showcase for Islington’s most talented young performers. The next generation of local musicians and singers present a varied programme of instrumental and vocal music.

Tickets £10, children free 

Monday 25 September  7:30

To game or not to game?

Should we be playing more video games…or playing at all? What happens when we game? Are we being brainwashed? Cultural historian Dr Amy Matthewson and polymedia writer Yen Ooi explore gaming and how it shapes our understanding of the world today. 

Tickets £5

Friday 29 September  7:30

Irish Night

An evening of Irish music traditional and modern, featuring singer Oisín Kavanagh.

Tickets £20 (concs. £15) 


Saturday 30 September  7:30

The Last Night of Our Proms

Proms favourites the Haydn Chamber Orchestra return under dynamic young conductor Jess Hoskins. Their programme includes Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No 3 and Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with soprano Hannah Dienes-Williams.

Tickets £20 (concs. £15) 

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