The Independent London Newspaper
26th April 2019

Upcoming Events


    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. 

    MUSIC Come and play mostly classical music in a small, friendly group. Strings and woodwind especially welcome. Swiss Cottage Community Centre, Winchester Road, NW3. Call 020 7722 0059 for further details. 3-5pm. 

    TALK Where The Animals Go: Big Data and Design. Award-winning geographer James Cheshire reveals how he, and designer Oliver Uberti, worked with scientists and wildlife experts around the world to collect billions of data, from tracking elephants to counting penguins, and brought them to life visually in their new book. Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Call 01937 546 546 for further details. £8/£5. 7.15pm-8.30pm. 

    EXHIBITION Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-1980. In the year of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, curator John Barkes presents a collection of works by members of the Artists’ Union of St Petersburg. These works are free from the constraints of Soviet Realism and record life in the soviet era from intimate family studies, to agricultural and industrial scenes. Highgate Gallery, 11 South Grove, N6. 020 8340 3343. Admission free. Gallery open Tue-Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm and Sun 11am-5pm. Exhibition running until February 16. Visit for further details. 


    MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. Political singer Robb Johnson takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm. 

    PERFORMANCE Potter-in-Residence: Irina Razumovskaya. Watch the ceramicist working live at a potter’s wheel in the exhibition Shaping Ceramics: From Lucie Rie to Edmund de Waal. Irina is a Russian Jewish ceramicist whose work is inspired by antique culture and archaeology. Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1. 020 7284 738. Free with museum entry, which costs between £8.50/£6.50, children aged 5 to 16 £3.50, children Under 5 are free. 10.30am-12.30pm. 


    CONCERT Barbican Piano Trio. The highly-regarded ensemble takes to the stage with a stimulating performance, including works by Beethoven. 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. 6.30pm-8.30pm. 

    HEALTH Laughter Yoga. Laughing together for health and happiness. Meet at Parliament Hill Fields Bandstand, Hampstead Heath, NW5. 020 7609 6145. Pay by donation to charity. 11Am-midday. 

    POETRY An evening of readings. Guest readers Anne Stewart, Alwyn Marriage and Jeremy Page, introduced by Peter Phillips. Poets from the floor welcome. The Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm. 

    TALK New Frontiers in UK Politics? Co-Leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Bartley, and Secretary of Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party, Peter Taheri, are among a panel discussing the clamour for a new kind of politics – one that’s more responsive, more transparent, less elitist and more accountable. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £3/£2. 11am-1pm. 

    TALK The Post War Avant-Garde in Soviet Russia. Visiting lecturer Dr Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff talks about Socialist Realism. The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove, N6. 020 8340 3343. £10 on the door, booking essential. 5.30pm. 


    ART Colour and Calm. Art-making and mindfulness group. Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, Hazellville Road, N19. 020 7272 5938. Free. 10.30am-12.30pm. 

    MUSIC Join Fleet Singers as they rehearse for their next performance, Stainer’s Crucifixion. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. Trial session free. Call 020 7722 2965 for details and ongoing prices. 7.30-9.30pm. 

    WORKSHOP Bikes. Bring your bike to Kentish Town Bike Workshop for free advice and use of tools to keep it in top shape. Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, NW5. 6.30-8.30pm. 


    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. 

    LECTURE Mr Barry’s Great Work. The Regent's Park Decorative and Fine Arts Society welcome archivist, historian and author, Caroline Shenton, who will discuss the challenges that architect Charles Barry faced when rebuilding The Houses of Parliament. 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. 8pm-10pm. 

    QUIZ Pub quiz every Tuesday. £1 entry. Meal for four up for grabs for the winner. Prince Albert Pub, Royal College Street, NW1. 7.30pm. 

    SUPPORT New to iPads and tablets? Aging Better in Camden host a free five week course on how to use them. West Hampstead Community Centre, 17 Dornfell St, NW6. 020 7794 3729. 1-3pm. 

    TALK Kenwood. A new series of volunteer-led talks giving visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into Kenwood House’s history. Talks last 10 to 15 minutes. Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, NW3. 0370 333 1181. Free. Talks held at 11.30am, 12.30am and 2pm. Also held on Thursdays. 


    PERFORMANCE Muso. Improvising opera troupe, Impropera, make up songs on the spot about various insects, fish, birds and beasts. Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1. 020 3108 2052. £12, includes free wine – booking essential by visiting 6.30-9pm. 

    SCREENING Watching the Moon at Night. Award-winning filmmakers Joanna Helander and Bo Persson present their new film, a 90 minute creative documentary looking at contemporary terrorism and antisemitism. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. 020 7636 7247. Free. 6pm-8pm. 

    SUPPORT SLOW (Surviving the Loss of Your World). Weekly support groups 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 for more details. 

    TALK What is Homeopathy? Find out all about alternative medicines. Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, NW1. 020 7586 8327. Free, all welcome. 2pm. 

    TALK A People’s History of the Russian Revolution. Author Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths surrounding the Russian Revolution. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £3, redeemable against any purchase. 7pm. 


    CRAFT Sewing Class. A friendly class for all. Materials available. Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, Hazellville Road, N19. 020 7272 5938. Free. 1pm-3pm. 

    DISCUSSION Carol Ann Duffy and Guests. Enjoy a night of poetry with the Poet Laureate and two emerging poets whose work she admires, Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak. Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Call 01937 546 546 for further info. £12/£8. 7-8.30pm. 

    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. 7.30-9.30pm. 

    TALK The Shogun’s Queen. Author Lesley Downer talks about her new book, which traces the journey of her heroine, Atsu, from Japan’s Deep South to Edo to enter the Women’s Palace. Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, NW3. 020 7794 8206. £5. 6.30pm. 

    TALK Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. Historian Bettany Hughes discusses her new book, an epic biography of one of the world’s greatest cities. Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, W1. 020 7224 2295. £10. 7pm. 

    TALK Martinu in his Time. The Friends of Highgate Library welcome former Radio 3 music producer, Patrick Lambert, who will talk about his new book about the famous Czech composer Martinu. Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Children’s Corner. Croftdown Road, NW5. Free, all welcome. 7.30pm.