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 programme updates, here
Belsize Community Choir
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 or get in contact here.
To book use of the lawns and the equipment at Golders Hill Park independently telephone 07786 583990 (Golders Hill Park staff mobile).
Heritage Trail: Belsize Park to Camden Town
You can follow a self-guided heritage walk from Belsize Park underground station to Camden Town underground station (3.3 miles)? The walk has no fewer than 104 points of interest and covers 41 distinguished buildings.
The Heath & Hampstead Society, via its collaboration with the Northern Heights Partnership, has a fully illustrated guide to this section of the Hampstead Heritage Trail. The booklet, together with nine other guides, all full of information and maps, show the entire route of the Trail. For information on the full trail, see here. To buy this and the other booklets, priced from £3 each, see here.
Find information about other walks here and for canal towpath walks, go here. Find out about The Belsize Walk here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07817 234925.