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New Exhibitions

All of our exhibitions are free. Exhibitions at Islington Museum and Local History Centre are listed below.

Our events and children's events are listed separately and the Islington events diary also provides details of all council events. 

Art Now
Exploring teaching and learning of the visual arts in Islington

Friday 13 March - Saturday 2 May 2015

Venue: Islington Museum
Admission: Free
Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm (closed Weds & Suns)

'Art Now 2015' is an exhibition showcasing the work of young artists attending five of Islington's secondary schools and colleges: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, City and Islington Sixth Form College, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Holloway School and Islington Arts and Media School. 

Pop it in the post
Your world at the end of the street

Saturday 28 March - Saturday 2 May 2015 (except 3 & 6 April - closed)

Venue: Islington Museum
Admission: Free
Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am-5pm (closed Weds & Suns)

A British Postal Museum and Archive display

For over 160 years, people in Britain have been able to stick a stamp on a letter and post the letter into a pillar box - keeping in touch with friends and family everywhere.

Come and visit our brand new display at Islington Museum and explore the new and surprising ideas that made this possible.

Forthcoming exhibitions at Islington Museum in 2015

Full details to follow

22 May - 29 August: 'Dream to change the world'. In partnership with the George Padmore Institute, this exhibition draws on the past events in the multicultural history of Trinidad and its diaspora to tell the story of the life of John La Rose. Having been involved in workers rights movements in Trinidad in the 1940s and 50s, leading up to independence from the British, La Rose settled in London and became an active member of Britain's black community in the early 1960s, founding New Beacon Books and The Caribbean Artists Movement.

25 October 2015 - 31 January 2016: 'Trade nightclub'. Celebrating 25 years since the opening of this iconic gay nightclub in Islington in 1990, Founded by Laurence Malice, Trade became both highly successful and influential, operating from 4am until 1pm on Sundays. The club was located at Turnmills on Clerkenwell Road and was advertised as "the original all-night bender." Its admission policy was insistent that, "you don't have to be gay or a member to get in, but your attitude and look will count." Trade ended its Sunday slot on 27 in October 2002 but later toured the world, returning to London for one off events.