Belsize Community Library, 14 Antrim Road, NW3 4XR
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BCL is continuing to run with a limited service during lockdown 2. Please check their website above and/or sign up for their weekly newsletter
Belsize Book Club Online monthly: on first Monday of each month at 19.30 until 21.00. . Reading books from around the world; December’s book is “Disgrace” by J.M. Coetzee. Zoom meeting ID 886 9771 4064. The book can be accessed via www.openlibrary.org.
Open Mic and Poetry Night via Zoom: every Friday at 18.30 until 21.00. Zoom id: 898 4229 5129; Facebook: Belsize open mic.
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
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 email@example.com or 07817 234925.