Upcoming events: June 1-7

Monday, 4th June 2018

Mary Lynne Ellis

Photographer, psychotherapist and author Mary Lynne Ellis explores individual and collective experiences of suffering and resistance in this harsh economic and political climate.


DANCE Ballroom and Latin dance classes. Luther Tyndale Church Hall, Leighton Crescent, NW5. 020 7821 0874/020 8452 1853. Weekly. Improvers 6pm-7pm. Beginners 7.15pm-8.15pm.

MUSIC Come and play mostly classical music in a small friendly group. Strings especially welcome. Swiss Cottage Community Centre, Winchester Road, NW3. 020 7586 6828. 3pm-5pm.


EXHIBITION Melange, an Art and Photography exhibition of local talent. West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell Street, NW6 . 020 7794 3729. Free admission. 6pm-9pm.

TALK The Changing Face of Fitzrovia: 300 Years of an Urban Village. An illustrated talk by local author Nick Bailey on how Fitzrovia became London’s Bohemia. The Royal Society of Musicians, 26 Fitzroy Square, W1. Free. 5pm-6.30pm.


OUTDOORS The National Garden Scheme. Raising money for charities, including Macmillan Cancer and Marie Curie. Gardens open to public include: 37 Alwyne Road, N1, from 2pm-5pm; Barnsbury Group (three very different gardens and Barnsbury Wood), N1, between 2pm-6pm; and 57 Huntingdon Street, N1, between 2pm-6pm. Combined admission £7. All gardens free to children. Some venues will also have tea and cake. Visit www.ngs.org.uk for more details.

POETRY An evening of readings. Guest reader Glyn Maxwell. Poets from the floor are also welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm. WALK Flora of the Heath. The Heath and Hampstead Society welcome David Bevan, conservation officer and former president of the London Natural History Society. Meet at Burgh House, New End Square, NW3, at 2.30pm. £5, all welcome. Call 07941 528 034 for further details.


LUNCH CLUB For people aged 50 plus, run by the Primrose Hill Community Association. Jacqueline House, Oldfield Estate, Fitzroy Road, NW1. £5 for two courses. Call 020 7586 8327 for further details. 12.30pm. ALSO running on Wednesdays.

MUSIC Fleet Singers. Join this community choir for their a summer term with a nautical theme. No auditions. New singers welcome, especially basses. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. Free introductory rehearsal. 7.30-9.30pm.


BIRDS Hampstead Heath walk with Marylebone Birdwatching Society. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Parliament Hill Staff Yard, NW5 at 10am. Walk ends at Kenwood at midday. Occasional visitors welcome. Free. Call 020 7267 8434 for details.

DISCUSSION Syria. The Labour Party Highgate branch welcome Jonathan Steele, the Guardian’s former Chief Foreign Correspondent and a member of Holborn and St Pancras CLP, who will raise issues surrounding Syria, and what Labour’s foreign policy should be in the Middle East. Highgate Library and Civic and Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, NW5. Free, all welcome. 7.30pm-9pm.

PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. Crypt Room, Hampstead Parish Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit www.hampsteadphotosoc.org.uk for further details and full programme. 8pm.

LECTURE The Importance of the Apostrophe. West Hampstead sports and architectural historian and broadcaster, Simon Inglis, will review the heritage of cricket, bowls and other sporting pursuits. Among the questions answered will be: why is the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) called Lord’s and not Lords? Regent’s Park Decorative and Fine Arts Society, St John’s Wood Church Hall, Lord’s Roundabout, NW8. £8. Visit www.regentsparkdfas.org.uk for further details. 7.30pm.


LECTURE Nick Crane: The Making of the British Landscape. The Primrose Hill Lectures series welcomes president of the Royal Geographical Society and presenter of the BBC series Coast and Great British Journeys, Nick Crane, who will take visitors on a geographical journey through time, revealing the ancient relationship between people and place and the deep-rooted tensions between town and countryside. St Mary’s Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3. 020 7722 3238. £12/£10. 7pm.

TALK An Actor’s Personal Toolkit. Dylan Smith reveals some of the tricks of the trade. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free. 2pm.


LECTURE Jesus Christ’s Return to Earth is Near. Find out why is he coming back. The Highgate Society Hall, 10A South Grove, Highgate Village, N6. 0800 092 3357. 8pm.

MUSIC Jazz in the House. Matt Ridley Quartet. Matt Ridley (double bass), Jason Yarde (saxes), John Turville (piano) and George Hart (drums) take to the stage. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, N6. 020 8348 8716. £12/£7. 8.30pm.


EXHIBITION Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny. An immersive and playful exhibition that explores the unique imagination of the co-creator, with Albert Uderzo, of the Astérix comics. Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1. 020 7284 7384. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Fri when it’s 10am-2pm). Last entrance 30 minutes before closing. Adults £8.50/£5.50, children aged 5 to 16 £4/£3.50, Under-5s free. Running until Sept.

EXHIBITION Photographs: Coercion, Alienation, Resistance. Photographer, psychotherapist and author Mary Lynne Ellis explores individual and collective experiences of suffering and resistance in this harsh economic and political climate (featured picture above). Café Rustique/The Literary Café, 142 Fortess Road, Tufnell Park, NW5. 020 7692 5590. Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat and Sun 9am-8pm. Until July 31.

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