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Listings for Islington Museum and Local History Centre events are shown below (except where stated).

Our exhibitions and children’s events updated links are listed separately and the Islington events diary also provides details of all council events.  

Watch this space for forthcoming events and activities at Islington Museum and Local History Centre in Autumn/Winter 2014. 

The First World War in Islington: series of talks and activities

Talks and performances

Keep the home fires burning: Islington during the First World War

Speaker: Mark Aston (Islington Museum and Local History Centre)
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Date: Thursday 13 November 2014
Venue: First Floor Gallery, Central Library, 2  Fieldway Crescent (off Holloway Road), London N5 1PF
Admission: Free (no booking required)

Shell shocked Britain: The First World War legacy for Britain's mental health

Speaker: Suzie Grogan (author of 'Shell shocked Britain', 2014)
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Date: Monday 17 November 2014
Venue: First Floor Gallery, Central Library, 2  Fieldway Crescent (off Holloway Road), London N5 1PF
Admission: Free (no booking required)

1914: Readings from Britain in peace and war

Global Productions perform an evening of readings looking at Britain in the months leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and reactions to the first months of conflict.

Time: 6.30-8pm
Date: Monday 24 November 2014
Venue: First Floor Gallery, Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent (off Holloway Road), London N5 1PF
Admission: £6 per person (no booking required). Refreshments provided.

The streets they left behind: Islington's First World War memorial plaque project

Speaker: John Shepherd (WW1 Project Manager - Islington Museum)
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Date: Thursday 27 November 2014
Venue: First Floor Gallery, Central Library, 2  Fieldway Crescent (off Holloway Road), London N5 1PF
Admission: Free (no booking required)

Walks

Holloway Home Front: The Great War in North Islington

Historical walk by members of Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Association (CIGA).

Hidden away in Manor Gardens is an Islington war memorial - how did it get there and whose name is listed? Where and what was Islington Tank Week? Which pub in the area was wrecked by German bombing? Who was elected as the first woman MP from Holloway Prison? Find out the answers plus learn more about how the First World War affected families in Holloway and the local area.

Time: 11am
Dates: Wednesdays: 12,19 & 26 November 2014. Saturdays: 15, 22, 29 November 2014
Meet: Upper Holloway Overground station (above Gospel Oak platform)
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
Booking and price: £8 per person. Booking through Eventbrite