What’s On

An Assortment of Events in and around Belsize

Belsize Community Library, 14 Antrim Road, NW3 4XR

Details from www.thewinch.org/belsize-community-library

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BCL is now opening on Thursdays between 15.30 and 18.00.
This is a trial run so whether or not this continues for more than a few months will depend on numbers attending.

BCL Open Mic Night: every second and fourth Friday of the month, Performers can sign up at 6.30 with each act having two songs or ten minutes. House piano and guitar available; poetry and spoken word welcome. Suggested donation £3.

Banned Book Club + History Month Special: Book club looks at literature through the lens of censorship, this time looking at LGBT issues in children’s books in the late 80s and debates on clause 28.
Wednesday, 19th February at 19.00 Email belsizelibrary@thewinch.org

Picasso and Printmaking: Talk by Frederick Mulder
Thursday, 20th February at 19.30. Donation £5 including refreshments.

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

Details from www.burghhouse.org.uk

The Camden History Society: Camden’s parish maps 1720 – 1900
Simon Morris gives an illustrated talk on his research into the Camden section of the London Topographical Society’s forthcoming catalogue of London Parish Maps. The three historic parishes of Hampstead, St Giles and St St George and St Pancras are unusually well mapped and the talk will explore what they reveal of 18th and 19th century life.
Thursday, 20th February at 19.30/ Members free, non-members welcome for £2 at the door.

Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain
The authors Leyla Daybelge & Magnus Englund will be giving a richly illustrated talk about the story of the Isokon, the Pritchards (for whom the ‘ Lawn Road Flats’ were built) their artistic network and the legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain.
Wednesday, 26th February 19.30 -18.30. Tickets £10 + £1.37 fee, FoBH and u25s, £8.00 + £1.21 fee.

How ‘the most dangerous spy in history’ was recruited in Hampstead
Stewart Purvis, creator of the ‘Hampstead Spies’ guided walk, talks bout the Kuczynskis, who fought fascism by helping the KGB, and the young scientist, Klaus Fuchs, who wanted to share Britain’s nuclear bomb secrets.
Thursday, 27th February at 19.00 for 19.30. Tickets £8, FoBH and u25s £6.

The Story of Radio: as redio celebrates its centenary, David Lloyd reflects on its rich history, where it is today and how its future might be shaped.
Wednesday 4th March at 19.30. Tickets £10 (£8 to FoBH and under 25s).

Michael Christian Durrant, Classical Guitarist: plays music by Albeniz, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Pachelbel, Bach and others.
Thursday, 12th March, doors open at 18.30 for 19.00. Tickets £15 plus £1.76 fee.

Middlesex University Singers’ and Instrumentalists’ Ensembles: perform their annual concert by students  from the University’s BA Music programme.
Thursday, 19th March at 19.00. Free Entry

Camden Arts Centre, corner Arkwright & Finchley Roads, NW3 6DG

Details from www.camdenartscentre.org.

Athanasios Argianas, Hollowed Water: An exhibition presenting new film, sculpture and musical works emerging from his interest in redundant technology.
Until 5th April. Entry free

“Purr” by Athanasios Argianas. This musical performance will mark the launch of Athanasios’ new recording.
Wednesday, 26th February at 19.00  Tickets £6

Family Artist-in-Residence: Emily Stapleton-Jefferis is a London based artist (b. 1992) with a particular focus on clay.
Until 5th April. Entry free.

Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, NW3 2XD

Details from www.isokongallery.co.uk

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, NW3 2RR

Details from  Keats House. All bookings via Eventbrite

Dean Atta Workshop: Alter Ego Poetry: Discover your alter ego in this poetry workshop led by Poet in Residence Dean Atta, inspired by comic book characters, drag performers, and the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece.
Sunday, 16th February at 14.00-16.00. Entry free, booking recommended.

Keats’s Killing Breath: Poetry and Theories of Consumption: Professor Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff University) explores what Keats knew about the family disease, how he imagined it and how these preoccupations helped him understand his place in the world.
Thursday, 20th February at 18.30-20.00. Tickets £4.50.

What is Poetry – thoughts by Byron (and Keats): Professor Sir Drummond Bone considers Byron’s fragment ‘Harmodia’ and Keats’s unfinished ‘Fall of Hyperion’, exploring Byron’s thoughts on what makes poetry and what makes the poet. In partnership with the Byron Society.
Thursday, 5th March at 18.30-20.00. Tickets £4.50

Between the Downs and the Sea: Romantics in Sussex: The author and scholar Professor Alexandra Harris explores the relationship between place and poetry, in particular the role which Chichester played in inspiring Keats, Blake and William Collins. This is the Keats Foundation Annual Lecture.
Saturday, 7th March at 17.00-18.30. Entry free, booking strongly recommended.

Shelley: ‘The Trumpet of a Prophecy’ Guided Walk: Experience the life and poetry of another great radical Romantic poet. Visit fascinating landmarks in the lives of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley. This walk includes poetry and prose readings.
Saturday, 14th March at 11.00-13.30. Tickets £10. Meet at King’s Cross station by Henry Moore statue.

St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3 4HJ

Details from St Peter”s Church