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Upcoming events: April 7-13

05 April, 2017

Students in Vienna sending postcards by balloon. From Susan Steinberg’s film The Hope 

SUNDAY APRIL 9: TALK The Hope. Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer Susan Steinberg discusses her film The Hope, with artist Paul Coldwell. The film reveals how, to commemorate Freud’s emigration from Vienna to London, Coldwell invited students from the Business Academy Donaustadt, Vienna, to gather in Sigmund Freud Park and release 100 white helium-filled balloons, each with a postcard attached. Each postcard carried a message asking that, if found, it be forwarded to the Freud Museum. Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, NW3. 020 7435 2002. Free with museum admission, which is £8/£4, children under 12 free. 2pm. For more information on Susan Steinberg’s work, visit


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 6pm-7pm. Beginners 7.15pm-8.15pm.


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 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Fiddler, singer, banjo player and guitarist Kate Lissauer takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.

SENIORS Easter Bingo. A fun afternoon for over-60s. Come and meet old friends and make new ones. Free refreshments and raffle. Haverstock School, 24 Haverstock Hill, NW3. Book by calling 020 7424 8366. 2pm-4pm.

STALLS Hampstead Craft Fair. Meet the artists and crafters in ceramics, jewellery, fashion and hand made gifts. Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Pilgrims Place, NW3. 020 7813 0677. Free entry. 11am-5pm.


CHILDREN Flute Workshop. Flautist Alena Lugovkina takes children on a musical journey as she talk about the flute and its history, and explores its sound and the many special effects it is capable of. Suitable for children aged five to 10 years old. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £5. 2pm-3pm.

CONCERT Lawson Trio. Clara Biss (violin), Rebecca Knight (cello) and Annabelle Lawson (piano) showcase their powerful interpretations of new and well-established classical repertoire. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £10, or free for anyone aged between eight and 25 courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30pm-8.30pm.

POETRY An evening of readings. The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.


LUNCH Freshly cooked three-course meal for £3. All ages welcome. Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, N6. 020 8342 9524. Noon-2pm.

TALK The Correspondence. Working from his own highly varied experiences – as a janitor, a night watchman, an adjunct professor, a drunk, and an exterminator – author JD Daniels presents a collection of his satirical letters considering how far books and learning can get us. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. Free. 7pm.


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. 8pm-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 Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington. Author and Guardian journalist Joanna Moorhead tells the story of her lost relation, who ran away to Mexico and became a significant Surrealist artist and national treasure in her adopted land. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.


COMEDY Camp Henry. Described as “Apocalypse Now meets The Goonies”, writer and comedian Sean Bruno performs an autobiographical solo comedy show revealing how he was possibly the worst cub scout at Camp Henry in the summer of 86. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. Free. 7.45pm-9pm.

SUPPORT SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World). Weekly support group for bereaved parents in the N7 area. Held Wednesdays during term time between 11am-12.30pm. Also monthly evening support groups for bereaved parents and creative workshops for bereaved siblings. Call 07532 423 674 or email for details.

TALK Wrong Place, Wrong Time. David Perlmutter reveals how he turned true life experience into a book. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free, all welcome. 2pm.

TALK The Forensic Records Society. Author Magnus Mills talks about his new novel, a hilarious and surreal exploration of power, fanaticism and really, really good records. Owl Bookshop, 207-209 Kentish Town Road, NW5. 020 7485 7793. Free. 6.30pm.

TALK A Woman of Integrity. Novelist J David Simons discusses his latest novel about actress Laura Scott, who, while performing a one-woman play, discovers that here is always a price to pay for integrity. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm.

TALK Free Movement and Beyond: Agenda Setting for Brexit Britain. Launch of an edited collection of writings that draws together the views of some of Britain’s most prominent Remainers, who argued to remain within the EU while seeking its democratic and progressive transformation. Contributors include MPs Diane Abbott and Caroline Lucas. Housmans Bookshop, King’s Cross, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm.


MUSIC Raised Voices Choir. Political street choir welcomes new members. Doreen Bazell Community Centre, Chenies Place (off Pancras Road), NW1. 07764 154 282. Free sessions available. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

TALK Confronting Injustice through Literature. The Friends of Highgate Library welcome author Michael Newman to talk about his recent book Six Authors Search Justice. Each author lived under a brutal system and each took risks to contribute to its overthrow as well as surviving a transition to a new regime. Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, the Children’s Corner, Croftdown Road, NW5. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.


LAST CHANCE Exhibition: Line and Colour. Artists 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.

EXHIBITION Refugees: The Lives of Others. Two exhibitions exploring the contribution of German refugee artists to 20th century British art. Exhibition includes 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. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Running until June 18.


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