Upcoming events: March 31-April 6
29 March, 2017
Some of the paintings by Eva Frankfurther currently on display in the Upper Gallery at Ben Uri
EXHIBITION: Refugees: The Lives of Others. Two exhibitions exploring the contribution of German refugee artists to 20th century British art. The shows feature works from Eva Frankfurther, Frank Auerbach, Martin Bloch, Hans Feibusch, Grete Marks, Ludwig Meidner and Hans Schleger. Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, NW8. 020 7604 3991. Free entry. Open Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Until June 18. http://benuri.org.uk
FRIDAY MARCH 31
ART Life drawing classes. All levels welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. Call 020 8342 9524 or 07855 483 730 for details before attending. £10/£8. 7pm.
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.
QUIZ Japan charity pub quiz and raffle. A Japan-themed charity pub quiz to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation! Prizes include restaurant meals, DVDs and books. The Taproom, Upper Street, N1. Visit sophiesjapanblog.com for more details. 6.30pm.
SATURDAY APRIL 1
CONCERT Imagine. Three Primrose Hill choirs, Community Choir, Children’s Choir and Singers, join pianist Virgile Van Essche and conductor Matthew Watts to perform their spring concert. St Mary’s Church, enter via King Henry’s Road, NW3. Tickets on the door £10/£8, Under-13s free. 6pm.
MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. The Spiers Family from Aberdeen take to the stage to perform traditional folk songs. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.
STALLS Indoor car boot sale. Chance to pick up a host of bargains. William Ellis School, Highgate Road, NW5. 11am-1pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 2
CONCERT Ensemble Metamusika. Building on the success of his world premiere recording of Georgy Catoire’s Piano Concerto, patron Hiro Takenouchi explores the life of the Russian composer and performs some of his shorter works for solo piano. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £10, or free for anyone aged 8 to 25 courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30-8.30pm.
CONCERT Fleet Singers perform Stainer’s Crucifixion, with soloists James Sherwood and Ben Thapa. St Martin’s Church, Vicar’s Road, NW5. 020 7267 8658. Free, donations welcome. 7pm.
POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers Donald Gardner and Mary O’Donnell. Poets from the floor welcome. The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
TALK Mensheviks and Bolsheviks 1917-1923. Talk focusing on the Menshevik wing of Russian social-democracy – the losing faction in the Russian Revolution in 1917 – and explores how their preconceived schemas of revolution locked them into a political course which proved disastrous. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £3/£2. 11am-1pm.
MONDAY APRIL 3
LUNCH Freshly-cooked three course meal for £3. All ages welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. 020 8342 9524. 12-2pm.
MUSIC The Foundling Community Choir. Join the sociable adult choir. The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1. 020 7841 3595. Free trial sessions available. 6-8pm.
SCREENING Preparing for Mayday. North London CP’s screening of Platform Film’s documentary All Out on Mayday, about the history and international significance of Mayday. Followed by a Q&A led by reverend Tim Yeager, who was Union Leader based in Chicago and leader of the Illinois Labour History Society. Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1. 7.30pm.
TUESDAY APRIL 4
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.
CONCERT Fortune Green Choir host a charity concert in aid of Marie Curie. Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens NW6. Suggested donation £5, drink and nibbles included. 7.30pm.
LECTURE Sinan the Master: the Ottoman Michelangelo. The reverend Dr Anders Bergquist, who has been the vicar at St John’s Wood Church since 2002, discusses the works of Mimar Sinan, one of the great architects who helped shape the Ottoman Empire. St John’s Wood Church Hall, St John’s Wood Roundabout, NW8. £8. 7pm.
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.
WORKSHOP Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Elders Taster Workshop. A fun free workshop for people over the age of 60 with an interest in drama and acting. West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell Street, NW6. Call 020 7794 3729 for more info and to register. 2-4.30pm.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5
LEARN Tech Tea Party. Learn how to access local events, activities and services online. 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 details.
TALK Field Adventures. Hear from scientists who go out into the field discovering, naming and categorising the natural world. Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1. 020 3108 2052. Free. 1.30pm-2.30pm.
TALK Meet the author. Join author SJ Parris, writer of historical thriller Prophecy. Part of Cityread London 2017. Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road, NW3. Visit www.tinyurl.com/jqafmg3 to book. Free. 6.30-7.30pm.
TALK Heretics. Cuba’s most celebrated living novelist, Leonardo Padura, discusses his new book featuring police inspector Mario Conde. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. Free. 7pm.
TALK Sound System: The Political Power of Music. Musician and activist Dave Randall discusses his book, charting his journey to discover what makes music so powerful. Housmans Bookshop, King’s Cross, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm.
THURSDAY APRIL 6
SCREENING The Ladykillers. Showing of the 1955 classic comedy starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. All over 60s welcome. Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, NW6. 020 7328 9480. Admission 50p. 1.30pm.
TALK Natural Gratification. Using the experiences of film makers and scientists, find out how the role of natural history films and imagery is changing the way we see nature. Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1. 020 3108 2052. Free, but booking essential by visiting www.wellcomecollection.org/makingnature – tickets available from 11am Friday. 6.30-8.30pm.
TALK Floating. Author Joe Minihane charts his attempt to swim the breadth of the countryside, wild swimming in every river, lake and lido and bay from Hampstead to Yorkshire. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.
TALK Earthly Remains. Author Donna Leon talks about her latest novel. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.
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 photography, mono-prints, paintings and drawings. Flapjacks Cafe, 315 Kentish Town Road, NW5. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Running until April 9.