Upcoming events: April 14-20
Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Ian Shaw opens a season of Jazz in the House at Lauderdale House
THURSDAY APRIL 20: MUSIC Jazz in the House. Pianist/singer Ian Shaw launches the new spring season at Lauderdale House with a performance filled with his usual wicked and spontaneous wit. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6. 020 8348 8716. £15/£7. 8.30pm.
FRIDAY APRIL 14
ART Life drawing classes. All levels welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. Call 020 8342 9524 or 07855 483 730 for details before attending. £10/£8. 7pm.
CHILDREN Easter Fun. Start your Easter weekend with a series of games, crafts and storytelling. Suitable for ages eight and under. Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, New End Square, NW3. 020 7431 0144. £10, visit www.burghhouse.org.uk to book. 1-3pm.
DANCE Ballroom and Latin dance classes. Luther Tyndale Church Hall, Leighton Crescent, NW5. 020 7821 0874/07891 716 998. Weekly. Improvers 6-7pm. Beginners 7.15pm-8.15pm.
SATURDAY APRIL 15
CHILDREN Pony rides. Celebrate Easter by enjoying pony rides at Kentish Town City Farm. For children aged four and over. 1 Cressfield Close (off Grafton Road), NW5. 020 7916 5421. £2 per ride. 1.30pm, please arrive early. Also being held at the same time on Sunday and Monday.
LAST CHANCE Word. Artist Jamal Harewood discusses the power of words, and how we use them. Performance is followed by a post-show discussion. Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, NW1. 020 7419 4841. £12/£10. 7pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
CHILDREN Egg blowing. Blow your own Easter egg, decorate them and take them home. Suitable for all ages, including Under-5s. Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close (off Grafton Road), NW5. 020 7916 5421. £3 per child. 11am-1pm.
TALK Overcoming Adversity. Thirteen-year-old Aled Griffiths, who was born with a rare medical condition called Vacterl Association, reveals how he overcome adversity, and has helped others in the world. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free. 11am-12.15pm.
MONDAY APRIL 17
CHILDREN The Great Treasure Hunt. Follow the clues around the farm and claim your Easter treasure! Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close (off Grafton Road), NW5. 020 7916 5421. £3 per child. 1.30pm onwards.
LUNCH Freshly-cooked three course meal for £3. All ages welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. 020 8342 9524. Midday-2pm.
MUSIC The Foundling Community Choir. Join the sociable adult choir. The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1. 020 7841 3595. Free trial sessions. 6-8pm.
TUESDAY APRIL 18
BIRDS Hampstead Heath walk with Marylebone Birdwatching Society. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Parliament Hill Staff Yard, NW5. Call 020 7267 8434 for further details and to check if walk has been affected by the weather. Visitors welcome. Free. 10am.
PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Weekly meetings offering tips, advice and competitions. St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. 8-10pm.
QUIZ Pub quiz every Tuesday. £1 entry. Victors win a meal for four. Prince Albert Pub, Royal College Street, NW1. 7.30pm.
TALK Kenwood. A series of volunteer-led talks giving visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into Kenwood House’s history. Talks last 10 to 15 minutes. Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, NW3. 0370 333 1181. Free. Talks held at 11.30am, 12.30am and 2pm. Also held on Thursdays.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19
PUBLIC MEETING What Next After Article 50? Islington Green Party welcome guest speakers Michael Young from European Movement and Nazek Ramadan from Migrant Voice to discuss the key issues, such as rights of EU workers. Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1. 7.30pm.
TALK Victorian Working Horse. A talk about the history of the Victorian Working Horse by Peter Darley of the Camden Railway Heritage Trust. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free, all welcome. 2pm.
TALK The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan: Kurdistan, Women’s Revolution and Democratic Confederalism. Guest speakers discuss the writings of Abdullah Öcalan, who actively led the Kurdish liberation struggle as the head of the PKK, and is currently being held in Turkey’s Imrali Island Prison. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm.
TALK Prussian Blue. Author Philip Kerr discusses his latest novel featuring the great fictional detective Bernie Gunther. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.
THURSDAY APRIL 20
BOOK CLUB Reading the Russians. To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution join an inaugural book club devoted to reading the great masterpieces of Russian literature, starting with Tolstoy’s classic, War and Peace. London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1. 020 7269 9030. Free, visit www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk to book. 6pm.
MUSIC Raised Voices Choir. Political street choir welcomes new members. Doreen Bazell Community Centre, Chenies Place (off Pancras Road), NW1. 07764 154 282. Free sessions available. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
TALK With Clarinet and Rifle. A talk, with clarinet accompaniment, exploring how Kevin Bucknall survived active military service as a teenage musician, and how he helped sort out the 1950’s Emergency in Malaysia. There will also be light refreshments served. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Road, NW3. 020 7078 7483. Donation £3. 7.30pm.
TALK East West Street. Author Philippe Sands talks about his new book; part historical detective story, part family history and part legal thriller which begins and concludes at the Nuremberg trial. West End Lane Books, 227 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6. Free. Call 020 7431 3770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. 7.30pm.
EXHIBITION Refugees: The Lives of Others. Two exhibitions exploring the contribution of German refugee artists to 20th century British art. Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, NW8. 020 7604 3991. Free entry. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am–5pm. Running until June 18.