Upcoming events: 4-10 October 2019

Friday, 4th October 2019


TALK Cyber Security: Avoiding Scams. Leslie Jackson and Tom Lee from the Metropolitan Scam Safe Unit offer up advice on how to avoid being scammed. Highgate Society, 10A South Grove, N6. Free. Visit www.highgatesociety.com/people/events/ for further details. 10.30am-12.30pm.


ART The Annual St Dominic’s Art Exhibition. The weekend showpiece returns with art and crafts from a host of local artists on offer at fair prices. Blackfriars Hall, Southampton Road, NW5. Call 020 7485 0120 for further information. Free entry. Saturday 2pm-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.


CONCERT The Piatti Quartet are joined by Conway Hall’s director of music Simon Callaghan to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £12, or free for 8 to 25s, courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

PUB QUIZ Full of dodgy humour, great prizes, and free drinks to be won! Guess the song intros, mystery voices, picture questions and more! £2 entry, with £50 up for grabs for the winning team. Radicals and Victuallers, 59 Upper Street, N1. 7pm-10pm.


LECTURE Experimental Gardens from Francis Bacon to Today. This lecture will begin with Bacon’s imagined garden, then consider the long-term promise of the experimental or scientific garden, which would eventually lead to today’s biotechnologies. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. Visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for details. 6-7pm.

MUSIC Union Chapel Singers. Singing a variety of music, including pop, folk and classical. No need to read music, and there are no auditions. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. Booking essential, email uc.singers@gmail.com. £6. 7.30pm.

PERFORMANCE Exiled Lit Cafe: Opening Land. Evening of poetry, prose, discussion and creative partnerships. Writers from Muslim and Jewish back­grounds explore identity and creativity in an era of increasing Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2. 020 7420 988. £5/£3. 7pm-10pm.


BOOK SIGNING Comedian, actor, film director and Travel Man Richard Ayoade signs copies of his new book, Ayoade On Top. London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1. 020 7269 9030. Free, but booking essential. Visit www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk


BOOK GROUP A monthly reading group covering fiction and non-fiction books from all periods in London history. October’s read is Bernadine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 6pm-7.30pm.

LECTURE Sir Joseph Bazalgette (1819-1891) and the Cleaning of the Victorian Metropolis. 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of English civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Illustrated lecture will examine Bazalgette’s work involved in building the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2. 020 7831 0575. Free. Visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for details. 6-7pm.


TALK From Crouch Hall to Gin Lane: The Rise of Madam Geneva. Historian Ruth Hazeldine reveals how and why Highgate has a local connection with gin, and the origin of the phrase “to take Dutch courage”. Highgate Society, 10A South Grove, N6. £8/£5. Visit www.highgatesociety.com/people/events/ for details. 7-9pm.

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