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UPCOMING EVENTS IN ISLINGTON

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 

TOURS Clerkenwell and Islington Tour Guides. Weekend and weekday guided walks. Visit www.ciga.org.uk for details and 2017 programme. 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5 

TALK New Frontiers in UK Politics? Co-Leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Bartley, and Secretary of Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party, Peter Taheri, are among a panel discussing the clamour for a new kind of politics – one that’s more responsive, more transpar­ent, less elitist and more accountable. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £3/£2. 11am-1pm. 

TOUR The Union Chapel. Explore Islington’s famous venue in its entirety, including some rarely seen spaces such as the Committee Room and Minister’s Vestry. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. 020 7226 1686. Free. Meet in the Chapel at 12.15pm. 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 

LECTURE The History of Local Anaesthesia. Dr Harrop-Griffiths, a consultant anaesthetist at St Mary's Hospital, puts a humorous spin on the introduction of general anaesthesia, and reveals how the first demonstra­tions used ether and cocaine. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2. 020 7831 0575. Free. 1-2pm. 

MUSIC Union Chapel Singers. Singing a variety of music, including pop, folk and classical. Members do not need to be able to read music, and there is no auditions. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. Email uc.singers@gmail.com for further details. £6. 7.30pm. 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 

LECTURE The Dilemmas of Privacy and Surveillance. A world-renowned expert in software engineering and cyber­secur­ity, Martyn Thomas discusses the battle between the spooks and the geeks, and reveals how in strengthening their encryption methods, internet experts have weakened the security services ability to disrupt criminals. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2. 020 7831 0575. Free. 6-7pm. 

TALK Anarchy and Anarchists in the Archive. Find out more about the causes that radicals, revolutionaries, assassins and those in opposition to the establish­ment followed in London’s past. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 2-3pm. 

TALK The Eighteenth Brumaire and the Critique of the Gotha Programme. Examining two of Karl Marx’s early works which demonstrate his analysis of the state and the need for the working class to understand the nature of the state in order to develop its emancipatory politics. Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1. 020 7253 1485. £5. 7pm. 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8 

BOOK GROUP Reuben Sachs. The London Metropolitan Archives’ Book Group, which meets monthly to explore a range of London writing and history, discusses Amy Levy’s classic novel. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 6pm-7.30pm. 

PERFORMANCE Muso. Improvising opera troupe, Impropera, make up songs on the spot about various insects, fish, birds and beasts. Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University St, WC1. 020 3108 2052. £12, includes free wine – booking essential at www.grantmuseum.eventbrite.com. 6.30-9pm. 

SCREENING Watching the Moon at Night. Award-winning filmmakers Joanna Helander and Bo Persson present their new 90-minute creative documentary looking at contemporary terrorism and anti-semitism. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. 020 7636 7247. Free. 6-8pm. 

SUPPORT SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World). Support groups for bereaved parents in the N7 area, 11am-12.30pm. Also monthly evening support groups for bereaved parents and creative workshops for bereaved siblings available. Call 07532 423 674 or email info@slowgroup.co.uk for more details. 

TALK A People’s History of the Russian Revolution. Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk myths surrounding the Russian Revolution. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm. 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9 

LECTURE Under the Sea: What’s Happening in Our Oceans? Talk exploring attempts being made to reduce the footprint of human activity on the oceans, and whether they can succeed in restoring the largest living space on earth. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. 6-7pm. 

TALK Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. Bettany Hughes discusses her new book, an epic biography of one of the world's greatest cities. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High St, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.

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