Activities

Belsize Community Library, 14 Antrim Road, NW3 4XR

Details from www.thewinch.org/belsize-community-library
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Friends of BCL: email address is bcltalks@yahoo.com

BCL is open:
From 12th April, it will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10.00 and 18.00 for in-person browsing (20 minute limit), printing and scanning services and two computer terminals (one hour limit).
The request and read programme will continue to operate with pick-up available on Mondays between 11.00 and 17.00. To view the online catalogue,  click here , find the book you want, then email them with your request(s)
For more information, please check their website above and/or sign up for their weekly newsletter

Click + Collect service for members: email Belsizelibrary@thewinch.org in advance with your book selection and 4-digit library card number then collect and/or return your chosen items between 12.00 and 16.00 on Mondays.
Belsize Book Club Online monthly: 
on the first Monday of each month at 19.30 until 21.30. Reading books from around the world.
The next read is on 5th April, 19.30-21.30 via Zoom.  The book is by Trinidadian-Bon British author Monique Roffey, it won the 2020 Costa Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Goldsmith’s Prize. “The Mermaid of Black Conch” is a richly textured re-imagination of the mermaid myth.  Register in advance to join the discussion.
Open Mic and Poetry Night via Zoom: a space for people to perform and share their songs and stories, hosted by Dan Sandman.  Every Friday  at 18.30 until 21.00. Zoom id: 898 4229 5129; Facebook: Belsize open mic.
Belsize Community Yoga Every Tuesday at 19.00. Email Bojana; bokajovanovic@icloud.com

Belsize Green Gym

The Belsize Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month. Join like-minded people to carry out essential work to enhance and open these hidden sites (currently Belsize Wood and Belsize Sensory Garden) while getting a weekend workout in the great outdoors. Everyone is welcome (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult), it’s free to join and refreshments are provided at the break.
Sunday from 11am to 2pm, meeting at the Belsize Sensory Garden, NW3 2AL (behind Belsize Park tube station).  For more information, or to join, email Belsizegreengym@gmail.com or call 07989 231506. Find other green gyms in Camden and more about TCV, The Conservation Volunteers,  here

Belsize Community Choir

The Washington – credit: Luke Collins

Join our inclusive community, pursuing choral
excellence in a playful and relaxed way. To
find out more, contact: 020 7431 7554
or www.belsizecommunitychoir.
Rehearsals on Thursdays between 7pm and
9pm 
at St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3.

 

Belsize Park Rugby Football Club

Belsize Park RFC can truly be said to have been a pioneer of the game of Rugby Union; in 1871, it was one of twenty-one clubs at the inaugural meeting of the Rugby Football Union. The current incarnation of Belsize Park RFC was re-established in 1971. It is London’s most central rugby club with its home grounds in Regent’s Park and training by Russell Square. In 10 years, the men’s club has grown from around 50 players to about 350 each year. It has won an RFU President’s award for recruitment and two Middlesex awards for growing the game. The 1st XV recently won the London 2 NW Division and have been promoted to London 1 South.
The Club’s twice-yearly tours have continued in unbroken pattern since 1989 and travels have been as far afield as Barbados, Brazil, China, Mozambique and the USA. The Club is considered to be the most widely toured amateur clubs in the world.
Now, the aim is to have a similar positive impact on growing women’s rugby. 2019/20 marks the first season for Belsize’s new women’s team. The Club welcomes women of all levels of rugby experience, offering a fantastic opportunity to be a founder member of the women’s teams. Find out more and join at www.bprfc.co.uk

Hampstead Heath Croquet Club

The Hampstead Heath Croquet Club (HHCC) was formed in 2008 to enable players of all ages and abilities to enjoy challenging and relaxing games in pleasant surroundings.
The Club hosts free sessions for anyone who wants to try out the game on the first Sunday of the month during the season at Golders Hill Park and new members are always welcome. The season starts in late April and finishes in mid September. For further details, go here.
To book use of the lawns and the equipment at Golders Hill Park independently telephone 07786 583990 (Golders Hill Park staff mobile).

Primrose Hill Choirs

The Primrose Hill Choir meets on Mondays during term-time, between 7.30 and 9.30 pm at the Primrose Hill Community Centre (PHCA), NW1 8TN, and the Children’s Choir (ages 4-11) on Wednesdays between 4.10 and 5.10 pm at St Mary’s Church, NW3 3DJ.
Full details and dates: www.primrosehillchoirs.com,  or contact Matthew Watts at  maestromattheww@yahoo.co.uk or 07817 234925.