Upcoming events: May 3–9
Friday, 3rd May 2019
EXHIBITION Anne Frank + You. A thought-provoking exhibition that takes a look at Anne Frank’s life and diary in parallel with the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust. Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, NW3. Free admission. Running until May 20. Visit www.annefrank.org.uk for further details.
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.
DISCUSSION Word on the Street: Spring Arts Festival. Join an array of speakers, and hear the stories of London lives from the 19th century to the present – lives affected by natural disasters, poverty, racism and gender. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 2.30pm-5.30pm.
NEW EXHIBITION Moving On. A collection of works by Emma Shankland exploring isolation, both physically and emotionally. Figures and scenes on show are often static, seemingly disconnected from the environment or paused in daily routines that are hampered or impossible to achieve. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1 020 7405 1818. Free admission. Running until May 31. Visit www.conwayhall.org.uk to book and for opening times.
MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Singers Kevin and Ellen Mitchell take to the stage with their repertoire of traditional folk songs. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.
FAMILY May Day Festival. There’s a fantastic farm fundraiser on Sunday jam-packed with kids’ activities, including games, food, live music, animals, goat grooming, face-painting, and, of course, traditional children’s Maypole dancing. May 5, Kentish Town City Farm, 1 Cressfield Close (off Grafton Road), NW5. 020 7916 5421. Entry adults £1, children 50p. Noon-4pm.
BOWLS Every Sunday in May North London Bowling Club are offering free coaching sessions in lawn bowling. Just turn up at their green in Fitzroy Park, N6, between 10am and noon with flat-soled shoes and enthusiasm. Visit www.northlondonbowlingclub.co.uk for further details.
POETRY An evening of readings. Guest reader Dinah Livingstone, who will be reading mainly her translations of European poets. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. Call 020 7267 2751 for further details. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
OUTDOORS The National Garden Scheme. Raising money for charities, including Macmillan Cancer and Marie Curie. Garden open to the public this weekend is King Henry’s Walk Garden, 11c King Henry’s Walk, N1. Plants and home-made teas will also be on sale. Entry £3.50, children free. 2pm-4.30pm. Visit www.ngs.org.uk for further details.
SPORT Free all-age, multi-sports sessions, including football, rugby, dodgeball and rounders. Castlehaven Community Association, Castlehaven Road, NW1. 020 7485 3386. 4pm-6pm.
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.
LECTURE The Unacclaimed Accompanist. British classical pianist Graham Johnson examines the problematic profession that is being a pianist, and why it still continues to attract many gifted young musicians. Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, EC2. 020 7831 0575. Free. 6pm-7pm.
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.
TALK The One Who Wrote Destiny. Nikesh Shukla, novelist and editor of The Good Immigrant, talks about his latest novel about a woman who codes a computer program that intricately maps out her entire life. Owl Bookshop, 207-209 Kentish Town Road, NW5. 020 7485 7793. £5. 7pm.
CLASS Belly Dance for Beginners. All women welcome. Fun and friendly drop-in class. Try out this holistic dance form to beautiful music from the Middle East. St Pancras Community Centre, 67 Plender Street, NW1. 07960 564 401. £3. 7pm-8pm.
POSTAL QUIZ Find out about all things postal. Followed by afternoon tea. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free. 2pm.
TALK Florence Nightingale from Letters and Diaries. With paintings, sketches and portraits, actress Karin Fernald brings to life some of Nightingale’s passions, ideas and preoccupations before and after the Crimean War. Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, NW3. 020 7431 0144. £8. 7pm.
TALK A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene: Workshop and Conversation. Artist Tallulah Pomeroy presents an illustrated collection of women’s stories about their secret bodily habits. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. Visit www.billetto.co.uk to book. 7pm.
LECTURE The Marx Memorial Lecture: Marxian Political Economy, 201. Professor of Economics Ben Fine explores what insights Marxist political economy can offer to explain the current financial situation, and to what extent Marx’s own thinking remains insightful today. Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, N6. 020 8340 1834. £12, includes a drink. 7.30pm. Visit
www.highgatecemetery.org/events for further details.
MUSIC Jazz in the House: Andrew Cleyndert Quartet. Performance by Andrew Cleyndert, who takes to the stage alongside Nadim Teimoori (saxophone), Mark Edwards (piano) and Winston Clifford (drums). Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, N6. 020 8348 8716. £12/£7. 8.30pm.
NEW Banned Book Club. To get this new club under way, author Ha-Joon Chang will be discussing his book Bad Samaritans: the Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations and the Threat of Global Prosperity. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, NW3. 020 7586 6746. £5 suggested donation. 7.30pm. Visit www.friendsofbelsizelibrary.com for further details.
TALK Protest and Power: The Battle for the Labour Party. Journalist David Kogan discusses his new book, which, with the help of exclusive interviews with key party members from the 1970s to today, chronicles the conflicts within the Labour Party. Owl Bookshop, 207-209 Kentish Town Road, NW5. 020 7485 7793. £5. 6.30pm.
TALK Salley Vickers: The Librarian. The Friends of Highgate Library welcome author Salley Vickers to discuss her latest book, The Librarian, a charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England and the young woman who goes to work in it. Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, NW5. Free, all welcome. 7.30pm.
EXHIBITION Sophie Levi. A collection of small paintings of Hampstead and the Sussex coast. Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, New End Square, NW3. 020 7431 0144. Open Weds, Fri and Sun midday-5pm. Running until May 12.
EXHIBITION Friendship Before Facebook: Social Networks in a Pre-Digital Age. Discover how were friends selected, collected and put on display, before the digital era. The Sir John Ritblat, Treasures Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. 01937 546 546. Call to check opening times. Running until May 11.