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16 November, 2018


DANCE Ballroom and Latin dance classes. Luther Tyndale Church Hall, Leighton Crescent, NW5. 020 7821 0874/020 8452 1853. Weekly. Improvers 6-7pm. Beginners 7.15-8.15pm.

TALK The Best Birds. The Marylebone Birdwatching Society welcome James Lowen, who will reveal Britain’s best wildlife watching weekends. Also find out why Japan has the best winter birdwatching in the world. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Lisburne Road, NW3. £5. Call 020 8883 9301 for further details. 7.15pm.


CONCERT Love and Remembrance: Rosenau Sinfonia and the Allegri Singers. Including works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Berlioz and Timothy Hamilton. In aid of the Stuart Low Trust, a health promotion charity based in Islington. St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, WC2. £20/£15/£12.50, tickets on the door or in advance at  7.30pm.

FAMILY Creature Creations. Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals at the Grant Museum, or invent your own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to their collection. Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1. 020 3108 2052. Free, drop in between 1.30 and 4.30pm.

MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. One of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, Iona Fyfe, takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.


CONCERT Monte Piano Trio. Francesco Sica (violin), Claude Frochaux (cello) and Irina Botan (piano) take to the stage with an energetic programme, at the heart of which is Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, a work inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem following a couple walking through a dark, moonlit forest. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £12, or free for anyone aged 8 to 25 years old courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30-8.30pm.

POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers Nora Hughes, Jo Pestel and Jo Roach. Poets from the floor are also welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.


CHESS Master the game at this free weekly workshop. All ages and abilities welcome. 23 Castlehaven Road, NW1. Call 020 7485 3386 or visit for further details. 3.45pm-4.45pm.

LUNCH CLUB For people aged 50 plus. Run by the Primrose Hill Community Association. Jacqueline House, Oldfield Estate, Fitzroy Road, NW1. £5 for two courses. Call 020 7586 8327 for further details. 12.30pm. Also runs on Wednesdays.

MUSIC Fleet Singers. Join this community choir for their autumn term, with musical director Phil Wilcox and accompanist Philip Godfrey. No auditions. New singers welcome. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. £6. 7.30-9.30pm.


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 details.

PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit for further details and a full programme. 8pm.

TAI CHI Weekly class for over-50s. Low-impact exercise class aimed at improving stress levels, posture, balance and general mobility. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. Contact Older People’s Co-ordinator Mary Pierce for further info on 020 7267 6635 or email £2. 11am-Noon.

TALK Letters from Lothar. Gabriel Saidon and Robert Lough have just completed a three-year study into the story of Lothar Hermann, who was instrumental in the locating and capturing of Adolf Eichmann. In this talk they will discuss some of their findings. Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. 020 7636 7247. Free, but registering essential. Visit for details. 1pm-2pm.


TALK Exploring Family History at Camden Archives. Illustrated talk by Camden Archivist Tudor Allen, highlighting some of the most useful records in Camden’s very own collections for exploring and tracing family history. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free. 2pm.

TALK Blasphemy, the Individual and the State: From Historical Flashpoint to Contemporary Grievance. Talk examining the historical conflict between blasphemers and the authorities. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free, booking in advance essential. 7-8.30pm.

TALK Corbyn: The Resurrection. On Wednesday, Steve Bell discusses his new book, in which he has curated an unmissable selection of his most caustically witty cartoons charting the rise and rise of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He will also be sharing his thoughts on the state of British politics. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm.

TALK Meet the Authors. Four local female authors talk about their new books. Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1. £2 on the door. 7pm.


LECTURE The Deana and Jack Eisenberg Lecture in Public History 2018. Lecture offering an opportunity to reflect on how, by whom and for whom history is produced. It examines the teaching of public history in higher education, acknowledging the recent powerful calls for new kinds of curricula focused on decolonisation. Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1020 7862 8740. Free, but booking essential. Visit for details. 6-7.30pm.

MUSIC Jazz in the House: Mo Foster and Friends. Performance by musician, record producer, composer, solo artist and author Mo Foster, who will be joined on stage by Ray Russell (guitar), Chris Biscoe (sax), Jim Watson (piano), Nic France (drums) and Corinna Silvester (percussion). Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, N6. 020 8348 8716. £12/£7. 8.30pm.

SUPPORT Camden Family Members’ Reference Group. For family carers of adults with learning disabilities. Carers are invited to a review with Camden Learning Disability Services to input into the 10-year Accommodation Strategy. Argenta House, 1 Aspern Grove, NW3. Contact for more information. 10am-noon.

ZUMBA Class for Over-50s. Get fit with this energetic class that combines dance and fitness moves to Latin rhythms. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. Contact Older People’s Co-ordinator Mary Pierce for further info on 020 7267 6635 or email £2. 10-10.45am.


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