Upcoming events: 20 – 26 September 2019

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Louise Raw

TALK Striking a Light: The Match Girls’ Strike and Eleanor Marx – Thursday 26 September.



CONCERT The Thinking Musician Octet perform Mendelssohn, Bach and Handel. The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, N6. 020 8340 3343. £15/£10. 7.30pm.

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

DANCE Friday Feet. An introduction to folk dances from many countries. Regular drop-in class for beginners, no previous experience needed and no need to bring a partner. Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, NW1. £6/£5. Email sulabrown@ hotmail.com for further info. 7.30pm-9.30pm.


CONCERT Alexander Ardakov (piano) performs works by Rachmaninov, including the 10 preludes, and compositions by Mozart and Schumann. St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3. Entry £10 on the door. 7pm.

MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. English singer and guitarist Chris Foster takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.


ANTIQUES Valuation. Four highly experienced valuers appraise the treasures from your attic. Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3. Email keatslibrary.events@gmail.com for an appointment. Donation of £5 per item to keep the library open. Noon-4pm.

CONCERT Peter Cigleris and Tippett Quartet. Peter Cigleris (clarinet), John Mills (violin), Jeremy Isaac (violin), Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (viola) and Bozidar Vukotic (cello) perform works by Arthur Benjamin, Frederick Durrant and Brahms. 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 Anna Robinson and Jo Roach. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.


MUSIC Fleet Singers. Join this community choir preparing for a peace-themed concert in November. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. Free introductory rehearsal for newcomers. 7.30-9.30pm.

SUPPORT Mental Health Discussion Group. A safe space for people to express, vent and share their fears, worries and concerns about the current political climate in the UK and globally and the impact it has on our collective psyche. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. Free. Visit www.housmans.com for details. 7pm.


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 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.

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 programme. 8pm.


ASSEMBLY Belsize Climate Change Assembly. Speakers include professor Tom Selwyn and environmentalist Martin Nelson. Plus live music courtesy of Caroline Chan. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Road, NW3. 020 7586 6746. 6.30pm.

TALK Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto. Co-founder and senior editor at Novara Media, Aaron Bastani, discusses how automation is the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness, rather than something that will undermine an economy built on full employment. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £5/£3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.


TALK Striking a Light: The Match Girls’ Strike and Eleanor Marx (pictured above). Bryant and May were the producers of matches in the 19th century. They employed girls who were paid meagre wages and were forced to work for 12 hours a day under the most horrendous conditions. In Thursday’s talk writer, broadcaster and historian Dr Louise Raw discusses the Match Girls, who rebelled in 1888 and took part in a groundbreaking strike that played an important role in the burgeoning modern labour movement. Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, N6. £10. Visit www.highgatecemetery.org/events to book and for further details. 7.30pm.

CONCERT Kamilla Arku (piano) performs music by Fauré, Fefferman, Mompou and Liebermann. St Pancras (New) Parish Church, corner of Euston Road/Upper Woburn Place, NW1. 020 73881461. Free, retiring collection. 1.15pm-2pm. 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 details. 7.30-9.30pm.

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