Summerversity and Launchpad


For over 26 years Islington Council has been funding free activities and opportunities over the summer holidays.

Summerversity gives young people aged 13+ who live or go to school or college in Islington the chance to learn new skills, develop interests and talents, make new contacts and most of all have fun.

The Launchpad programme helps young people 16+ prepare for work, careers and further education. Many courses offer accreditations leading to a nationally recognised qualifications – great for CVs.

The 2023 programme will have over 90 courses and events. It is all being coordinated by Isledon Arts CIC who have consulted with young people and then partnered with over 30 organisations to bring together this exciting high quality programme.

We will try to allocate places so that everyone who applies on time will get a chance to do at least two courses. We recommend that you register and book as soon as possible. Most activities are suitable for complete beginners and no previous experience is required. Bookings will open in June.

We are delighted to offer a free meal with many of the activities.

All the venues are fully accessible.

How to book



Last updated: 25/10/2023 12:31PM