Dates for your Diary

Camden Safer Neighbourhood Board

This community-based charity will hold a public meeting when Roy Walker, Camden SNB chair, will welcome Camden’s new Police Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli  who will provide the Camden Policing Report. There will also be updates on what Camden is doing to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and a presentation of the Camden Dog Hub activities to reduce antisocial dog ownership in the Borough.
Wednesday, 27th March at 7.00 pm. Ort House, 126 Albert Street, NW1 7NE. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, NW3 1LT

The house and museum are open Wednesday to Friday & Sunday from 12.00pm until 5.00pm.
The Buttery Cafe opens as above plus Saturday. 10.00am until 5.00pm on weekdays and 9.30am until 5.30pm at the weekend. Further details from www.burghhouse.org.uk

“The Joy of Maps”. Join Travis Elborough for a fascinating illustrated talk on the extraordinary and bizarre destinations to which maps can lead us.
Thursday, 4th April at 7.00 pm. Tickets £10, free for students and under 18s.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG

The Centre is a place for contemporary art exhibitions and education. The building includes gallery spaces as well as studios which schools can use free of charge and in which people of all ages and abilities can learn skills in ceramics, painting, drawing and writing. A specialist Bookshop is on the site as well as a Cafe and Garden.
Further details from www.camdenartscentre.org.uk

Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, NW3 2XD

The gallery is a permanent exhibition telling the story of the Isokon building, the pioneering modern apartment block, opened in 1934 as an experiment in new ways of urban living.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11.00 am – 4.00 pm between 2nd March and 26th October 2019. Further details www.isokongallery.co.uk 

“George Adams 1904-1983”: a 2019 Feature to display the remarkable life and work of this Bauhaus-trained graphic designer and Belsize Park Resident

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, NW3 2RR

A Regency Villa, once home of Romantic poet John Keats, now a museum and literary centre where exhibits of his original manuscripts and artefacts tell the story of how the poet found inspiration, love and friendship.
Opening hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.
Further information https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/keats-house/visit

“Byron’s Poetic Afterlife”: Dr Matthew Ward considers the poetic afterlife of Byron, focusing on Matthew Arnold’s criticism and poetry.
Thursday, 28th March at 6.30 pm. Tickets £5, booking essential.

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 info@belsizecommunitychoir.org.uk
Rehearsals on Thursdays between 7pm and 9pm at St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3

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 to www.hampsteadheathcroquetclub.org.uk or contact  enquiries@hampsteadheathcroquetclub.org.uk
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.

“Sing America”:  traditional, native American and popular songs for choirs and audience, including ‘Amazing Grace’, an extract form the Chichester Psalms, Sesame Street theme,’Stand by Me’ and West Side Story medley. Join the Primrose Hill Choirs, ‘Let the Children Sing’ and the London Classical Choir.
Saturday, 30th March at 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, NW3 3DJ (entry in King Henry’s Road). Tickets £10 cash, under 13s free. Enquires: 07817 234925.