Calling all music and art lovers! Islington Festival of Music and Art is returning to Angel Central this July, and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store.


The inspiration this year is ‘The Homeland’, what it means and how it is celebrated. We’ll be looking through composers’ relationships with their roots, how they take inspiration from them, either by going straight to the source, or by nostalgically diving in to their distant but strong memories. Keep ready to see what’s on at Angel Central throughout July..


Contemporary Dance Class with Live Music
Studio 1, Frame on Sunday 7th July at 5pm
“Find your Freedom” through movement inspired by live music (played by a string quartet) from Classical to Modern. This is a 1 hour class led by the inspirational dancer Iván Merino Gaspar, in a friendly and welcoming spirit, perfect for beginners and anyone who is curious to try something fun and creative.

Joana Ly & Barbara Toth – violins
Barnaby Adams – viola
Kirsten Jenson – cello

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Tea Time Jazz
Angel Central on Sunday 14th July at 5pm
Sol and his group bring a  fabulous set list to this Sunday Tea Time extravaganza! Three incredibly talented and passionate musicians. Their appearance in every festival to date has always led to SOLD OUT signs, so beware, don’t leave it to the last minute to get your ticket!

Sol Grimshaw Trio
​Sol Grimshaw – guitar lead
Dave Kelbie –  guitar rhythm
Matt Holborn – violin

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Walking Concert  – From Ancient To Modern
Around the Angel on Friday 19th July at 6pm
Get to know the Angel through this musical walk! We will be walking together and stopping at some of its most iconic and unusual sites – the concert starts at the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration with some string duos, moves on to the White Conduit Projects and the Bakery Art Gallery, and finishes with a string quartet at the Piazza, Angel Central.

Francesca Barritt & Joana Ly – violins
Dan  Shilladay – viola
Su-a Lee – cello

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