Things to come – February 22-28
Monday, 25th February 2019
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22
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.
DISCOVER Fair-trade and Climate Change. Meet Junieth, a fair-trade coffee grower from Nicaragua. Over a cup of coffee find out about Nicaraguan fair-trade cooperatives and their work around gender equality and environmental protection. Navigator Square, Archway, N19. 3pm-5pm.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23
MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Enjoy traditional folk songs from the US courtesy of the Long Hill Ramblers. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
JAZZ Enjoy a jazz bebop session, featuring Nat Steele and Dave O’Higgins. Map Studio Cafe, 46 Grafton Road, NW5. 020 7916 0545. £10. 2pm.
POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers Joan Michelson and Michelle Penn. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. Call 020 7267 2751 for further information. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
WALK Islington’s Pride: The LGBT History of King’s Cross. Discover the influence and support for LGBT that has enriched King’s Cross, from the setting up of the London Gay Switchboard in the 1970s through to current organisations such as Gendered Intelligence. Starts at King’s Cross Station, N1, at 11am. Free, but booking essential. Visit www.islingtonguidedwalks.com for details.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
MUSIC Fleet Singers. Join this community choir rehearsing John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, for a concert at the end of March. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. Free introductory rehearsal. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
TALK From Hampstead to Hollywood (and back). Best-selling novelist/filmmaker Charles Harris reveals all about his career, and signs copies of his new collection of unusual short stories, The Cupboard. West End Lane Books, 277 West End Lane, NW6. 020 7431 3770. Free. 7.30pm.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26
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 noon. Occasional visitors welcome. Free. Call 020 7267 8434 for further details.
PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit www.hampsteadphotosoc.org.uk for details and a full programme. 8pm.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27
TALK Indescribable: Speaking the Unspeakable. Conversation on child sexual abuse. Actress Candice Derman talks to psychotherapist Jane Haynes about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather. Owl Bookshop, 207-209 Kentish Town Road, NW5. £3. Call 020 7485 7793 for tickets or visit the shop. 6.30pm.
TALK Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League. Author David Renton discusses his new book Never Again, which tells the story of the fascist National Front who were rampaging in the late 70s, and the campaigns which played such a key part in counteracting them. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, book tickets by visiting www.wegottickets.com 7pm.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28
LECTURE Gender, Marriage, Divorce and Human Sexuality. Lecture examining the relevant references in the New Testament (which are surprisingly fewer than references to money or violence) particularly in the context of ancient Jewish and Roman assumptions. Can a biblical view of sexuality and gender assist today’s ethical debates? Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. 1pm-2pm.
TALK Blood. Acclaimed author Maggie Gee discusses her latest novel. Keats Community Library, 10 Keats Grove, NW3. £10. Call 020 7431 1266 for tickets, or visit the library. 7.30pm.