14th May - 15th June, Daily

Art at St James'

Exhibition of works by local artists Margaret Thompson, John Olley, Brian Innes and Annie Williams.

Free Admission

Sunday 2nd June, 9.15pm

Early Music Later

A special late-evening performance of music for voices and lutes by John Dowland and others. A flexible group of early music specialists, Dowland Works includes the internationally acclaimed soprano Emma Kirkby.

Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm

Masterpieces in Minature

Pocket Sinfonia are a talented quartet who specialise in polished chamber arrangements of orchestral works. Their programme includes Haydn’s Symphony No 102, arr. Hummel, and the quartet’s own arrangement of Grieg’s Holberg Suite.

Friday 14th June, 7pm

Youth Prom

A showcase for the neighbourhood’s most talented young musicians. Tickets only £5, children free.

Saturday 1st June, 4pm

Pocket Prom

Bring a picnic to the vicarage garden (1a Arlington Square, N1 7DS) for an afternoon of al fresco music – operatic favourites by soprano Natasha Day with Adam Dickson, piano, plus Gypsy music, hot club swing, Argentinean tangos, French musette and British folk tunes from the fiddle and accordion of the Marama Cafe Band.

Wednesday 5th June, 7.30pm

Giotto in Padua

An illustrated exploration of early Renaissance art by Paul Hills, Emeritus Professor at the Courtauld Institute, focusing on Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.

Free Admission

Sunday 9th June, 7pm

The Cello Alone

Yalda Davis, daughter of the conductor Sir Colin Davis, plays Prokofiev’s solo cello sonata, Bloch’s Cello Suite No. 1, a Fantasia by Telemann and Bach’s Suite in C Major.

Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm

Opera on Prebend Street

Chamber opera group Insieme return to St James’ with a fully-staged production of Mozart’s early comic opera Bastien and Bastienne.

Sunday 2nd June, 7pm

Anthony Hill Memorial Concert

Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu and Bulgarian-Canadian cellist Yoanna Prodanova play Beethoven’s Seven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen for cello and piano, Shostakovitch’s Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, Anthony Herschel Hill’s Litany for piano and César Franck’s Sonata in A major.

Friday 7th June, 7.30pm

Nicolah Hogg & Special Guests

Singer/songwriter Nicolah Hogg learned her trade busking on the London Underground. Now she is a recording artist and has performed at Glastonbury.

Monday 10th June, 7.30pm

Islington Authors

Local writers Hilly Janes, Terry Stiastny and Barnaby Phillips discuss their recent books in a conversation chaired by the BBC’s Clive Myrie.

Free Admission