Upcoming events: March 24-30
22 March, 2017
EXHIBITION Line and Colour. Five artists who met at the Working Men’s College in Camden Town have teamed up to produce their own show. Clifford Gabb, Felicity Field, Jane Musgrove, Maggie Pettigrew and Christine Piscina have combined their efforts to produce a wide range of expressive pieces using, among other art forms, photography, mono-prints, paintings and drawings. Their collection is on show at Flapjacks Cafe, a social enterprise found at 315 Kentish Town Road, NW5, aimed at supporting local people with learning disabilities. The exhibition is open Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, and is running until April 9. Pictured: Left: Rodney with light bulbs, by Clifford Gabb; and Collaged mono-print by Jane Musgrove
FRIDAY MARCH 24
DANCE Ballroom and Latin dance classes. Luther Tyndale Church Hall, Leighton Crescent, NW5. 020 7821 0874/07891 716 998. Weekly. Improvers 6-7pm. Beginners 7.15-8.15pm.
LECTURE Bernal Peace Lecture. Liz Payne, from the British Peace Assembly, and Meirian Jump, from the Marx Memorial Library, discuss the life and work of socialist, scientist and peace campaigner John Desmond Bernal. Marx Memorial Library and Workers School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1. 020 7253 1485. 6pm.
TALK Being Archived. Novelist, journalist and political commentator, Will Self, and playwright and screenwriter, Hanif Kureishi, discuss being archived at the British Library, where original drafts of their works have been housed. Knowledge Centre, the British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Call 01937 546 546 for further info and to book. £12/£8. 7-8.30pm.
SATURDAY MARCH 25
FAMILY Explore Zoology. Budding zoologists are invited to enjoy a series of hands-on fun activities that will answer the most curious of questions; like just how heavy is an elephant’s tusk? And how sharp a shark’s tooth? Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1. 020 3108 2052. Free. Drop in, 1-4pm.
MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Talented young Irish singer Radie Peat takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.
TALK Wright and Tran Novels. Ian Andrew discusses his work, and reveals why he chose Kentish Town as a central setting for his popular novel series. Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road, NW5. 020 7974 4001. 3pm.
SUNDAY MARCH 26
CONCERT Chamber Philharmonic Europe. An orchestra made up of talented young musicians from 18 European nations takes to the stage to perform Mozart, Schubert and Borodin. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £10, or free for anyone aged 8-25, courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30-8.30pm.
POETRY An evening of readings. Poets from the floor welcome. The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
TALK The 1967 Homosexual Reform Act and Now. Guest speakers mark the 50th anniversary of the homosexual reform act, which Labour MP Leo Abse originally proposed to parliament. Speakers include Leo’s son, Toby Abse, and professor and historian Jeffery Weeks. Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1. 020 7253 1485. 2pm.
MONDAY MARCH 27
LUNCH Freshly-cooked three course meal for £3. All ages welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. 020 8342 9524. Midday-2pm.
MUSIC Join Fleet Singers as they rehearse for their next performance, Stainer’s Crucifixion. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. Trial session free. Call 020 7722 2965 for details and ongoing prices. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
PERFORMANCE Farfetched Fables. The Shaw Society present a script in hand performance of Bernard Shaw’s play directed by Michael Friend. Actors Centre, 1a Tower Street, off Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2. 020 7435 6497. £10. 7.30pm.
TUESDAY MARCH 28
BIRDS Hampstead Heath walk with Marylebone Birdwatching Society. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Parliament Hill Staff Yard, NW5. Call 020 7267 8434 for further details and to check if walk has been affected by the weather. Visitors welcome. Free. 10am.
PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Weekly meetings offering tips, advice and competitions. St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. 8-10pm.
QUIZ Pub quiz every Tuesday. £1 entry. Victors win a meal for four. Prince Albert Pub, Royal College Street, NW1. 7.30pm.
TALK Kenwood. A series of volunteer-led talks giving visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into Kenwood House’s history. Talks last 10 to 15 minutes. Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, NW3. 0370 333 1181. Free. Talks held at 11.30am, 12.30am and 2pm. Also held on Thursdays.
TALK Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Some Vignettes of Jewish Children’s Lives in Early Postwar Poland. Social and cultural historian, Dr Joanna B. Michlic, examines the situation of Jewish child survivors in Poland in the early postwar period. The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Sq, WC1. 020 7636 7247. Free. 6.30-8pm.
TALK Encore: The Phenomenon of the Second Novel. One of the judges of the £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel of the year, author Nikita Lalwani, and past winners, Iain Sinclair and Evie Wyld, discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of writing fictional follow-ups. Knowledge Centre, the British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Call 01937 546 546 for further info and to book. £10/£7. 7-8.30pm.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 29
COMEDY Stand Up for EU Nationals in Britain. Comedians Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee and Grainne Maguire offer up a humorous eye on what it’s like to live in Brexit Britain, as part of an evening celebrating the contributions of the EU nationals who live in the UK. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £12/£8. 7.30-11pm.
SCREENING Sing Street. Showing of a musical comedy-drama set in 1980s Ireland about a young boy who starts a band to impress a girl. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free, all welcome. 2pm.
SUPPORT SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World). Weekly support group for bereaved parents in the N7 area. Held Wednesday’s during term time between 11am-12.30pm. There are also monthly evening support groups for bereaved parents and creative workshops for bereaved siblings available. Call 07532 423 674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
TALK The Punk Kings of Dyslexia. Infamous poet and punk-zine writer, Stephen Micalef, reads from his new book. Housmans Bookshop, King’s Cross, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm.
THURSDAY MARCH 30
LECTURE What will happen when Artificial Intelligence and the Internet meet the Professions? Professor Richard Susskind form Gresham College discusses a future in which there’s a gradual replacement of professionals by increasingly capable systems. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. 6-7pm.
TALK Alternative Ways of Seeing Animals. Scientists and artists discuss the various ways of classifying nature. Wellcome Collection,183 Euston Road, NW1. Free, visit www.wellcomecollection.org to book. 7-8.30pm.