Upcoming events: 1-4 July

Monday, 1st July 2019


DRAMA Queen’s Players Drama Group. Join this friendly drama group led by John Dunne, artistic director of the London Irish Theatre. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. 020 7267 6635. Free, all welcome. 2pm-4pm.

SPORT Free all-age, multi-sports sessions, including football, rugby, dodgeball and rounders. Castlehaven Community Association, Castlehaven Road, NW1. 020 7485 3386. 4pm-6pm.

TALK Spend an evening with Bonnie Greer. Join the playwright, novelist, critic and broadcaster as she talks about her life and work. The event is hosted by the Shaw Society, and all proceeds will go towards the upcoming tour of George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate, N6. 020 8348 8716. £12. 8pm.


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.

FOOD Summer Mediterranean Mezze. Cooked by an award-winning chef. Try a variety of delicious dishes, including vegetarian options. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. Please confirm attendance by emailing Mary Pierce at mary@qcca.org.uk or calling 020 7267 6635. £4. Noon-2pm.


BOOK LAUNCH Facing the Apocalypse: Arguments for Ecosocialism. Author Alan Thornett presents his ecosocialist argument for responding to the climate crisis. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Rd, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.billetto.co.uk to book. 7pm-8pm.

MEETING Maintaining the Hostile Environment. Activist Rayah Feldman explores the policies that affect migrants’ access to healthcare, especially maternity care, as well as how exclusion from benefits affects individuals and families. Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Children’s Corner, Croftdown Road, NW5. 7.30-9pm.


SUPPORT Camden Carers Voice. A meeting for all unpaid and former carers to discuss support and help in Camden for people caring for someone with mental health issues. Followed by a light lunch. Charlie Ratchford,  1 Belmont Street, NW1. Call 020 7428 8950 or email philippa@camdencarers.org.uk for more details. 10.30am-12.30pm.

TALK How to use time wisely and live more happily. Author James Wallman shares the insights from his new book about how to spend time well – and which experiences bring the greatest happiness and make life more enjoyable and purposeful. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free, donations. 7pm-8.30pm.

TALK Mud and Stars. Author Sara Wheeler discusses her new book, in which she travels the sweep of Russia from the Arctic to the Caucasus to explore the relationship between its landscape and the writers of Russia’s Golden Age. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.

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