Upcoming events: 5-8 August

Monday, 5th August 2019


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

WORKSHOP Kentish Town Bike Workshop. Bring your bike for free advice and use of tools to keep it in top shape. Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5. Visit tiny.cc/ktbw for further details. 6.30pm-8.30pm.


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 midday. Occasional visitors welcome. Free. Call 020 7267 8434 for further details.

TALK Race in a Godless World. Author Nathan Alexander considers his forthcoming book, Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914, which looks at the racial views of atheists and other non-religious people in Britain and the United States. This talk covers topics such as slavery, empire, and Darwinian science. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free, but book in advance. 7pm-8.30pm.


TALK Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt. Author Chris Naunton describes the quest for the tombs of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.

TALK Curious King’s Cross. Author Andrew Whitehead discusses his new book, in which he takes readers on a tour of some of King’s Cross’s buildings and famous locations, and serves up a fresh take on one of London’s most varied and surprising neighbourhoods. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3. Visit www.billetto.co.uk to book. 7pm.


CONCERT A Celebration of Poets and Song. Carol-Anne Grainger (soprano) and Andrew Charity (piano) perform, including interpretations of Lieder and French Song pieces. St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3. Free. 1.15pm.

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.

TALK A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle. Author Julian Jackson discusses his award-winning biography, which draws on published and unpublished memoirs and documents to show how de Gaulle achieved so much during the Second World War when his resources were so astonishingly few. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.

TALK Rescuing London. Illustrated talk on Thursday giving an insight into the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service during the time of the London County Council. It features both the buildings they worked out of and the people who worked for them. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free, booking essential. 2pm-3pm.


EXHIBITION Getting Familiar with Monkeys and Yourself: A Story of Identity and Belonging. A selection of images showcasing monkeys from a South African primate sanctuary, which tell a story of identity, remembering and belonging through diary texts of photographer Anne Heinonen. Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, NW1. 020 7387 6617. Free entry. Thu-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat and Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Mon and Wed. Until August 11.

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