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The CANDI Guide to Summer

School’s out, and you’ve probably got a load of time on your hands. Before the new term starts, here are a few suggestions for things to do in Islington and the local area this August.

Archway Market

Back in May, Islington Council worked with a number of City and Islington College students to help put together a stand for the new Archway Market in Navigator Square. The new market opened at the end of June in Navigator Square and hosts a quaint mix of stands including organic veg, deli, French desserts, cosmetics, second-hand books and European street food. A must-see for anybody who likes quality food, quirky knick-knacks and artisan craft products.

Our students worked hard to help with the branding and marketing of a vinyl record store on the market, making it a little slice of Islington that sits close to our heart.

Lauderdale House

Up in Highgate, you’ll find Lauderdale House, an arts and education centre offering performances, workshops and exhibitions to the public.

Between 7 August and 2 September, make the most of the opportunity to see the Gerry Laffy Art Collective, a selection of visual arts put together by City and Islington College Learning Support Assistant Gerry Laffy. With his name in lights, Ronan O’Regan is one artist you really won’t want to miss, currently studying Art with us at the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology.

Artistry Youth Dance

If dance is your thing, you might want to check these guys out. The Artistry Youth Dance group describes itself as “a vibrant youth dance company that showcases and celebrates aspiring performers of African and Caribbean descent, aged 14-19 years.” A blend of jazz and contemporary dance, the troupe will be ending their year with ‘Belonging’, a performance led by a selection of choreographers, including Karama Gray, Heather Benson and Sean Graham.

On Monday 12 August and Tuesday 13 August, the collective will be performing at our Centre for Business, Arts and Technology. Tickets are available at the reduced price of £8.00 for students.

B Creative

You may have already noticed B Creative advertised across our student intranet this summer. With support from Islington Council, the B Creative Summer School is offering young women aged 15-25 the opportunity to be a part of ‘Arts Activism’.

Between 29 July and 25 August, the organisation is running five projects, all of which are free of charge and fully accessible.

To book your place or register your interest, call 020 7689 4646 or email

Prepare for college

If you’re going into Year 12 this September, you might benefit from our summer activities. A Levels are a big step up from school, and our Careers team has put together a few fun transitional tasks to help ease the move. These activities vary from course to course and aim to provide a gentle introduction to what you can expect to be studying over the next two years.


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