Upcoming events: 21-24 October 2019

Monday, 21st October 2019


TALK Just the Tonic. Kim Walker and Mark Nesbitt of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, discuss their new book, in which they reveal the discovery and development of quinine and its eventual meeting with sparkling water, and the rise of the gin cocktail. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.


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. 1pm.

JUDO Beginners course. Holly­lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Ave. N6. 07752 225 677. £5 per session. 7-8.30pm.

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 further details and a full programme. 8pm.


STORIES The Bed. Listen to a spoken word and musical recording of stories by men from Camden Town. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free. 2pm.

TALK The Europeans. Author Orlando Figes discusses his new book The Europeans, a tour de force that explains how Europe’s cultural life transformed during the course of the 19th century. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.

TALK Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Discover the definitive history of how evil magic has survived from the largely rural world of Georgian Britain and the time of the British Empire to the multicultural present. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £6. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

WALK Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) host a walk for older people to The Grant Zoology Museum, followed by tea at Russell Square. Meet at Euston Square Station (south entrance), NW1 at 1.30pm. Free. Call 07778 145 787 for further details.


LUNCHTIME CONCERT Music courtesy of Duo Kottos, Tom Gamble on guitar and Cameron Smith on cello. St Pancras (New) Parish Church, corner of Euston Road/Upper Woburn Place, NW1. 020 7388 1461. 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 further details.


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