Upcoming events: April 21-27
19 April, 2017
Ribeiro at his 1965 solo exhibition at Hampstead’s Everyman Foyer Gallery. Photo © Marsha Ribeiro
EXHIBITION Retracing Ribeiro. Exhibition exploring the legacy of the Indian-born Hampstead painter, Lancelot Ribeiro, one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain in the post-war period. Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Second Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1. Admission Free. Mon and Tues 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-5pm and alternating Saturdays 11am-5pm. Call to check on 020 7974 6342. Until May 27.
TALK, TUESDAY APRIL 25 Lancelot Ribeiro. Journalist and the author David Buckman talks about the life and work of this pivotal artist in Camden. Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Second Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1. 7.15pm.
FRIDAY APRIL 21
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, all proceeds go to the community centre. 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.
WORKSHOP Mindfulness and Art. Find out how the act of creating forces artists to live in the moment, and set aside all other thoughts and worries. Take part in simple activities that will help you relax and enjoy the present. UCL Art Museum, Wilkins Building, South Cloisters, Gower Street, WC1. 020 7679 2540. Free. 1-2pm.
SATURDAY APRIL 22
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 between 1pm and 4pm.
FUNDRAISER Ruth Ingram: Textiles and Photographs. Reception with the artist, who has contributed work to a special fundraising exhibition for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. Visit www.torriano.org for more info. 2.30-6pm.
MEETING Stop the War 2017 National Conference. A chance to discuss the challenging times we live in and how to campaign most effectively against war. Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, NW1. Registration at 10am, event runs between 10.30am and 5pm. Visit www.stopwar.org.uk for further details and to book your place.
TALK Shine On, Marquee Moon. Meet respected music writer Zoe Howe, who will discuss her debut novel celebrating the extremes of life in the music business. Kentish Town Library, 262-266 Kentish Town Road, NW5. 020 7974 4001. Free event. All welcome. 3pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 23
CONCERT Piatti Quartet and Simon Callaghan. One of the UK’s foremost young ensembles takes to the stage to perform works from Turina, Janáček and Chopin. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £10, or free for anyone aged between eight and 25-years-old courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30-8.30pm.
POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers Christine Webb, Ian McEwen and Tom Rubens. Readers from the floor also welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.
WALK Emily’s Walking Book Club. Join other book-lovers for a walk on Hampstead Heath, this month discussing Ali and Nino, a classic love story of the Orient. Walk sets off from Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3 at 11.30am. Free. Call 020 7794 8206 for further details.
MONDAY APRIL 24
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 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.
MUSIC Join Fleet Singers as they prepare for a summer concert with the Belsize Community Choir in July. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. Newcomers first session free. 7.30-9.30pm.
TALK The Road to Somewhere. David Goodhart, founding editor of Prospect magazine, discusses his newest book, a robust and timely investigation into the political and moral fault-lines that divide Brexit Britain and Donald Trump’s America. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.
TUESDAY APRIL 25
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 The Themersons: At Home and Abroad. Talk exploring the unique contribution that artists, writers, film-makers and publishers Franciszka and Stefan Themerson made to literary and artistic life in Britain. The Themersons were part of the wave of émigrés and refugees who fled Hitler’s Europe. The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. 020 7636 7247. Free, but registering essential by visiting www.wienerlibrary.co.uk 6.30-8pm.
TALK Sidney Nolan at 100: Still Radical. Talk covering the life and work of Australian artist Sidney Nolan, who would have turned 100-years-old on April 22. Chapel, Highgate Cemetery, Swains Lane, N6. 020 8340 1834. £7/£6. 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26
SCREENING Charade. A romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free, all welcome. 2pm.
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. 1.30-2.30pm.
TALK Her Finest Hour: The Heroic Life of Diana Rowden, Wartime Secret Agent. Historian Gabrielle McDonald-Rothwell offers up a detailed insight into Diana Rowden, a Special Operations Executive (SOE) member who was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.
TALK Bright Shiny Things. Author Barbara Nadel discusses her latest detective story set in London. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £5. 7pm.
THURSDAY APRIL 27
SCREENING 80 Years Since the Bombing of Guernica. Showing of Stephen Bowles’ documentary to mark 80 years since the bombing of Guernica. The film tells the story of the 4,000 Spanish children, refugees from the Civil War, who arrived in the UK in May 1937. Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, EC1. 020 7253 1485. Free. 7pm-9pm.
SUPPORT Camden Carers’ Voice meeting. For all unpaid and former carers in Camden. Followed by a light lunch. Argenta House, 1 Aspern Grove, NW3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 10.30am-12.30pm.
TALK Towards Mellbreak. Marie-Elsa Bragg discusses her debut novel, a hymn both to the landscape of Cumbria and to a disappearing world. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.
TALK Blitzed. Author Norman Ohler discusses the widespread and often industrialised use of drugs in Nazi Germany. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm.
EXHIBITION Refugees: The Lives of Others. Two exhibitions exploring the contribution of German refugee artists to 20th century British art. Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, 108a Boundary Road, NW8. 020 7604 3991. Free entry. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Until June.