Upcoming events: 30 August – 5 September
30 August, 2019
EXHIBITION I ♥ London. The Friends of Belsize Library welcome Catherina Luisa Maschke, the artist behind Instagram’s “London City Illustrations” (Opening Wednesday more details below)
FRIDAY AUGUST 30
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.
SATURDAY AUGUST 31
CHESS Class for children. Beginners and intermediate classes for six to 12-year-olds. Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3. 020 7431 1266. £5 per child per session. No booking required. 2.30pm-3.30pm.
STALLS Grand Plant Sale. Specialist nurseries, plenty of bargains on offer. St Michael’s School, North Hill, Highgate, N6. 10am-3.30pm.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1
POETRY An evening of readings. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2
TALK The Idle Beekeeper. Author and beekeeper Bill Anderson presents his guide to idle beekeeping, a grassroots, low-intervention system that seeks to emulate the behaviour and habitat of bees in the wild that only requires two active days of beekeeping per year. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.
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.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 3
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 4
EXHIBITION I ♥ London. The Friends of Belsize Library welcome Catherina Luisa Maschke, the artist behind Instagram’s “London City Illustrations”. She will be displaying her charming images of London life as full-size A2 posters. There will be the opportunity to buy posters, or to commission your own. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Road, NW3. Open evening Wednesday September 4, from 7-10pm. The exhibition will then be open Monday and Tuesday 10am-6pm, and Wednesday 10am-8pm.
TALK The Twittering Machine. In Surrealist artist Paul Klee’s The Twittering Machine, the bird-song of a diabolical machine acts as bait to lure humankind into a pit of damnation. In this talk leading political writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour argues that this is a chilling metaphor for our relationship with social media. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.
TOUR Royal College of Physicians Garden Tour. Transport available from Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. Call 020 7586 8327 to book. Free. 2pm.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5
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.
SUPPORT Training Link Open Day. Free courses to help people find work, including IT, ESOL entry 3, adult literacy, online vocational courses and employment advice including finding jobs online. Training Link, 54-56 Phoenix Rd, NW1. 11am-7pm.