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Eletronic Newsletters

Please read our past newsletters which will provide you with a useful oversight of what we have been up to at Highbury Roundhouse and the benefits we bring to our community.

Welcome to our

Winter Newsletter 2024


In this Autumn Newsletter, you can read an update about our Summer activities and some exciting new services delivered from our new building.

We had a jam-packed summer where we believe our hardworking team made a positive difference to people's lives.

We are excited to announce that a range of new services are now available in our new centre, which includes the opening of a new Older People's Service. Our centre is also becoming the home of many youth services, making Highbury Roundhouse a hub destination for young people.

We would love to invite you to come and try some of the new classes available and to try out our Community Cafe, which serves cold and hot drinks and light lunches and snacks.
We hope you enjoy the reading.

What did we do during the Summer 2023

HAF - Holiday Activities and Food Summer Programme

Highbury Roundhouse Summer Holiday Playscheme


We ran the HAF (Holiday Activities & Food) in partnership with Islington Council.
Targeting families whom were accessing free school meals, unable to access out of school activities, those who may experience social and economic isolation or suffer in terms of nutrition and physical health.
Also, parents of children with SEND, those with Education Health Care Plans or Care Plans. 

We ran two playschemes during the Summer holidays at Hanover Primary school and Yerbury Primary School, both open for 5 weeks, from 9am to 5pm, and offered childcare for children aged from 4 to 11 years. 

Specialist activities at both centres included:
• Trunk Theatre Company - came to Hanover to deliver an interactive show about The Great Fire of London, Yerbury also came to take part in this event.
• ZooLab - Hands on session at both centres where children get to meet & learn about small animals.
• Skates & Ladders - Specialist skateboarding company came and delivered a 2 hour sessions at both centres.
• Slime workshops  -  Art Tutor Andrea came to deliver 2 sessions at each centre.
• Vicky (science technician) - delivered 4 science workshops.
• Bouncy castle - This was based at Hanover for the duration of playscheme.


We had a total booking of 2,212, which of those 419 were children with SEND and 191 had a Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Trips out included: Bowling, Highgate Woods, Vue cinema, London zoo, Narrow boat trip on Regents Canal. EYFS children enjoyed visits to The Little Angel Theatre and a guided tour of Freightliners farm. There was also a weekly session of football coaching, Yoga & cheerleading for each centre. Some of the popular activities were a talent show, sports day and junk modelling competition. We also invested in a 12ft paddling/swimming pool which was one of the centre highlights for this summer. The children loved it! 


HAF Youth Summer Fun Summerversity 2023


This was our first HAF provision specifically for young people aged 11-15, we integrated this with our usual youth sessions, the young people enjoyed the different outings which included trips to the museum, and a tour of Buckingham palace.

The objective was to get the young people to have a real sense of London and to see what’s out there as many of them do not get the chance to go out and explore.

As well as spending a lot of time outdoors we also got the chance to do some baking with them and embrace the lovely weather by taking them to picnics.


Summerversity was another opportunity to help young people make the most of their summer holiday.
Highbury Roundhouse held two projects, a graffiti and upcycling textiles workshop, both of which were a success. Young People produced some phenomenal work which they were all very proud of, it took time and dedication but with perseverance they pulled through and by the end of the week they had some amazing things to share. We look forward to next summer! 




Our youth club went to Almeida Theatre to watch Romeo and Juliet a some of our young people's expressed their interest in watching a play, This was their first time in a theatre and they seemed to enjoy the play.
During our HAF program the youth club also went out on five-day trips.


Young Londoners Research Project


Watch the Highbury Roundhouse's video  to find out what are the barriers young people face to access professional mental health support. 97 young Islington residents aged between 13 and 18 years old participated in our research.

Watch the Video


Our Cafe provided food to 12 HAF provisions across Islington and Camden

We delivered 6.495 packed lunches to children and young people over the summer holidays.

Our food was 100% halal, healthy, and  with vegetarian and meat options.

Our food was distributed environmentally by a local company using bikes.


If you would like to use our food services please get in touch on 020 7359 5916
or email:


Our Community Cafe is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00. We offer a range of hot and cold drinks, muffins, cupcakes, and  more. 

We welcome everybody to come and try our freshly baked muffins a with a delicious coffee with beans grounded to order.

Learn More


Sotheby Mews Day Centre Summer Activities

We have had a busy schedule over the Summer. Two daytrips, a barbeque and a cream tea. The food was fab, the weather was British, and the company was great. 

Caribbean BBQ, Southend on Sea with lots of shops to visit, Coach full on the way to Littlehampton.

New Services Available at Highbury Roundhouse

71 Ronalds Road N5 1XB

Highbury Roundhouse Youth Club & Music Education Islington

Free drop-in music sessions for young people aged 13-18


16:00 - 18:00

Learn More

Highbury Roundhouse Over 55s Services

Free yoga and Pilates classes

Mondays and Thursdays
10:30 - 11:30

Learn More

Sister System
Free helping care-affected girls and young women (13 - 24yrs)


09:30 - 16:00

Learn More



Free creative community of women and children refugees, asylum seekers and migrants 


12:30 - 14:30

Learn More



ESOL Classes
Free classes for Afghan refugees with crèche  available

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

9:30 - 12:30

Learn More



The Breath Room Yoga
Family Yoga and breathwork sessions


9:30 - 12:00


075 7234 9874

Learn More







The Progress Team

Free information and advice and guidance on post 16 options




12:00 - 16:00



078 2690 4873









Company Three

Free drama classes for young people



Mondays and Thursdays

16:00 - 20:00


Learn More


Please see the full list of the classes available in

all locations where Highbury Roundhouse operates:


What's On

In the Spotlight


Women's Choir Rehearsal


Women's Choir Rehearsal is looking for new member to join in.



20:00 - 22:00


Sessions are held at The House

71, Ronalds Road, N5 1XB

For more information please contact 074 4783 0242


Highbury Roundhouse Services

Early Years Services


Childminders and
Stay & Play


Ages 0 - 5 

Wednesdays and Thursdays

9:30 to 12:30



Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre

71 Ronald's Road, N5 1XB

T: 020 7359 5916


Stay and Play







Soft Play


Ages 0 - 5


9:30 to 12:30



Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre

71 Ronald's Road, N5 1XB

T: 020 7359 5916


Soft Play

Holiday Playscheme - October Half-term


Yerbury and Hanover Primary Schools


Ages: Children must be at Y1 up to 11 years old.

23rd to 27th October

09:00 to 17:00

M: 079 1425 5545


Book Now

Young People Services


Youth Club


Ages 10 - 21

Wednesdays and Fridays

16:30 to 19:30

Open Access with various activities

M: 079 4872 9322


Age: 13 - 18

Tuesdays starting on 31st October

16:00 to 18:00

Free drop-in Music session 
M: 077 8401 6369

Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre

71 Ronalds Road, N5 1XB

T: 020 7359 5916


Youth Club

Youth Club Upcoming Events:

  • 20th October @ 5pm - Mexican Chicken Fajitas

  • 25th October - Highbury Roundhouse Youth Services Launch - Various Activities

  • 27th October @ 5pm - Youth Club Halloween Party


Older People Services

Highbury Roundhouse 

Free Yoga and Pilates


Ages 55+

Mondays and Thursdays

10:30 to 13:30


Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre

71 Ronald's Road, N5 1XB

T: 020 7359 5916



Older People Services HR







Sotheby Mews Day Centre 


Ages 55+


11:00 to 12:30

Memory Club


Tuesdays to Fridays

09:45 to 16:00

Full programme of activities


Sotheby Mews Day Centre

2 Sotheby Mews, Sotheby Road, Islington, N5 2UP

T: 0207 226 1421


Older People Services SM


Sotheby Mews Upcoming Events:

  • October 23rd - Health and Fitness on a Budget

  • October 26th - Windrush Stories Caribbean Meal

  • November30th - St Andrews Day Celebration

  • December 21st - Christmas Dinner and Dance

Venue Hire



Our community centre has state-of-art rooms available to hire. By hosting your meeting or party with us, you will be actively helping our community as all the profits are reinvested into services to support local people.​


Room Hire

Highbury Roundhouse Youth and Community Centre

71 Ronald's Road, N5 1XB

T: 020 7359 5916


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