Upcoming events: 16-22 August

Friday, 16th August 2019

Making Sense


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.

TALK Summer Scholars: Botanical Modernisms / Black Lives Matter Literature. Two free lectures, one by Jasmine McCrory investigating the relationship between botanical spaces, particularly the private garden space, and American modernism. The second is by Gavan Lennon, who will explore how, when the list of victims of racial violence gets ever longer, we prevent any one name from fading into the background. Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. 01937 546 546. 12.30pm-1.30pm.


CHESS Class for children. Beginners and intermediate classes for six- to 12-year-olds. Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3. 020 7431 1266. £5 per child per session. No booking required. 2.30pm-3.30pm.

MUSIC Daylight Music. Enjoy an afternoon of music, tea and cake. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. 020 7226 1686. Suggested donation £5. Midday-2pm.


POETRY An evening of readings. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.

STORYTELLING Empathy Sundays. Explore empathy, emotion and social action through storytelling. In this session visitors will read books with children aged three to eight on the topic of loneliness. Participants can then help decorate biscuits, which they will be able to take home or donate to a care home or dementia café. Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1. 020 7284 7384. 11am.


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


ART Develop your drawing and visual skills with artist Jeff Sawtell (RCA). All materials will be provided. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. £2. For further info contact Mary Pierce by calling 020 7267 6635 or emailing her at mary@qcca.org.uk. 11.30am-1pm.

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.

TALK Topical Issues in Osteoporosis. The Royal Osteoporosis Society, North West London Support Group, welcome Dr Amelia Moore. The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, NW3. Suggested donation £2. 7.30pm.


TALK Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of Laurie Cunningham. Author Dermot Kavanagh hosts an illustrated talk on the life of pioneering black British footballer Laurie Cunningham. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3. Visit www.billetto.co.uk to book. 7pm.

WALK Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) host a gentle walk for over-60s. Meet at Golders Hill Park entrance on North End Road, NW11, at 1.30pm. Call 07778 145 787 for details.

CHILDREN Making Sense (pictured above). A free interactive workshop discovering the senses takes place on Wednesday. For children aged three and over. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, NW3. 4pm-5pm.


FAMILY Drawing with Water. Become an artist and inventor for the day, and discover the magic of water. Join artist Ella Phillips to explore how water bubbles, ripples and spins work, plus using photographic paper and invisible inks, record your experiments and build a unique artwork inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s studies of water. Suitable for children aged five to 11. Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. 01937 546 546. Free. Workshops at 10.30am-noon and 1pm-2.30pm.

MUSIC Raised Voices Choir. Political street choir welcomes new members. Doreen Bazell Community Centre, Chenies Place (off Pancras Road), NW1. Free sessions available. Visit www.raised-voices.org.uk for further details. 7.30pm-9.30pm.


EXHIBITION A Child of Books. Join a young boy on his journey into the world of make believe with a display of 19 prints from A Child of Books, the exciting collaboration between popular artist and children’s author Oliver Jeffers and visual artist Sam Winston. Second Floor Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. 01937 546 546. Free entry. Gallery open Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm (except Tuesdays when it is open 9.30am-8pm), Sat 9.30am-5pm and Sun 11am-5pm. Running until October 27.

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