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Yesterday afternoon I went to the Estorick Collection in Canonbury Square, just a few minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station. It is a lovely place to visit and has six galleries over three floors plus a cafe with tables in a quiet garden area. The Estorick Collection is housed in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse overlooking Canonbury Square, and it opened in 1998 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. There is a permanent collection of Futurist works as well as figurative art and scupture dating from 1890 to the 1950s, plus an exhibition programme. On show at the moment are works by Luigi Pericle, an artist who had fallen into oblivion but whose paintings were rediscovered as recently as 2016. If you have an hour or two to spare, I highly recommend a visit. Even better if you can fit in a walk around this beautiful neighbourhood, which is full of interesting buildings, garden squares and the charming Compton Arms pub too.


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