Things to come – November 23-29

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

Exhibtion Coercion Alienation

EXHIBITION Coercion, Alienation, Resistance. A collection of photographs by Tufnell Park-based artist and psychotherapist Mary Lynne Ellis. In these photographs she explores structures of coercion and profound states of alienation generated by the current political climate in the UK and internationally. Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7. Exhibition open Mon-Fri 9am to 10pm, and Sat and Sun 9am to 5pm. Running until January 12.


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.

SCREENING The NHS Sell-Off. Free film screening followed by Q&A with GP, campaigner and film-maker Dr Bob Gill. St Mellitus Church Hall, Tollington Way, Stroud Green, N4. All welcome. 7pm.


CONCERT We Will Remember Them: Music of World War I. The Camden Choir, with conductor Julian Williamson (conductor) perform works from Vaughan Williams and Elgar. St Mary the Virgin, King Henry’s Road, NW3. 7.30pm.

DANCE Barn Dance with live music. Fun for all abilities, experience/partners not necessary. Run by the Community Association for West Hampstead. Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, NW6. 020 7794 3729. £5, includes first drink. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Exciting English fiddle and accordion duo Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley take to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.

WINTER FAIR An afternoon of arts and crafts stalls, a grand raffle, children’s activities and a visit from Father Christmas, who will be opening the event. St Mary’s Somers Town, Eversholt Street, NW1. Noon-3pm.

WALK Tree Walk in Highgate. Learn about some of the amazing trees to be found in Highgate Village. Organised by Highgate Neighbourhood Forum and led by Michael Hammerson and Jeff Duckett. Meet outside the Highgate Society, 10a South Grove, N6 at 11am. Email Louise Lewis at to book and for further details.


CONCERT From Darkness into Light. The Moving Chamber Choir, conducted by Benedict Collins-Rice, present inspirational music from Palestrina to Bingham. St Mary Brookfield, Dartmouth Park Hill, NW5. £12/£10, contact to book. 6.30pm.

CONCERT New Zealand String Quartet. Helene Pohl (violin), Monique Lapins (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola) and Rolf Gjelsten (cello) perform works from Beethoven. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £12, or free for anyone aged 8 to 25 years old courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers SJ Fowler, Linda Black, Robert Vas Dias and Chrissy Williams, who will all be reading Prose Poems Poetics. Poets from the floor are also welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.

WINTER FAIR Primrose Hill Christmas Festival. Whole host of family fun, including a dog show, street food pop up stalls, amusement rides, live music and even a visit from Santa and his Cheeky Elf. Regents Park Road, NW1. 9.30am-5.30pm.

WINTER FAIR Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. Actor Greg Wise will be opening the family event, which will be packed with stalls, games, face-painting, seasonal gifts and even Santa’s Grotto. 11 Lyndhurst Gardens, NW3. 020 7853 3454. 11am-4pm.

WINTER FAIR A chance to pick up a Christmas bargain or two, with stalls selling fashion accessories, jewellery, home-ware, leather goods, arts and crafts, cards and much more. University College School Great Hall, Frognal, NW3. 1pm-4pm.


CHESS Master the game at this free weekly workshop. All ages and abilities welcome. 23 Castlehaven Road, NW1. Call 020 7485 3386 or visit for further details. 3.45pm-4.45pm.

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 autumn term, with musical director Phil Wilcox and accompanist Philip Godfrey. No auditions. New singers welcome. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. £6. 7.30pm-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 further details.

TAI CHI Weekly class for over 50s. Low impact exercise class aimed at improving stress levels, posture, balance and general mobility. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. Contact Older People’s Co-ordinator Mary Pierce for further info on 020 7267 6635 or email £2. 11am-12.

TALK Rediscovering Highgate Cemetery: How Pictures in Archives Unlock the Present. An illustrated talk by Dr Ian Dungavell, CEO of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust. Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Second Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1. Free. 7.15pm.

PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. This week photographer Carl Grim visits with a talk titled Lighting the Nude. The primary purpose of his work is to celebrate the simple beauty, elusive allure and sensual appeal of the female form. Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit for further details and a full programme. 8pm.


TALK Talking About Ourselves. The National Osteoporosis Society, North West London Support Group, host an information exchange for those with osteoporosis. The Salvation Army, 10-16 Haverstock Hill, NW3. Suggested donation £2. 2pm.

TALK Annie Besant and the Liberal, Radical, Socialist and Feminist Opposition to Birth Control in the 19th Century. Talk by historian Deborah Lavin who will reveal the story of birth control, and how the opposition to contraception may have been blinkered and bigoted, but it was also often liberal, radical, socialist and feminist. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free, booking in advance essential. 7pm-8.30pm.


MUSIC Jazz in the House. Pianist Leon Greening is joined by Conor Chaplin (Bass) and Steve Brown (Drums) for an informal evening of jazz. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, N6. 020 8348 8716. £12/£7. 8.30pm.

TALK Kipper Williams: Talking Cartoons. Williams, who draws cartoons for the Evening Standard and Private Eye, will be spilling the beans – and the ink in the way of live drawings – about being a cartoonist, with live drawing. Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3. £10, tickets from the library or call 020 7431 1266. All proceeds to the library. 7.30pm.

ZUMBA Class for Over 50s. Get fit with this energetic class that combines dance and fitness moves to Latin rhythms. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. Contact Older People’s Co-ordin­ator Mary Pierce for further info: 020 7267 6635 or email £2. 10-10.45am.

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