BelSoc is making a contribution to the Belsize Community Library. We are helping to fund (with the Friends of Belsize Library) the much needed interior renovation of the Library. A start has been made on replacing the blinds, which are in very poor condition. Our funding goes towards the overall amounts of money needed to complete the works.
We are also hosting an event with the Friends in June, at which Fabian Watkinson will speak on “The house that no one wanted – Erno Goldfinger & 2 Willow Road”.
Fabian has a passion for architecture and is author of “The Golden Age of Camden Housing”. He has been a National Trust volunteer guide at 2 Willow Road in Hampstead for the past five years and he will tell us about the controversy surrounding its building in the 1930s and the equal controversy surrounding its acquisition by the National Trust in the early 90s.
The talk is part of a series of exciting events that the library has in plan, with dates in the box.
Events at the library
There is an exciting programme of in-person speaker meetings at the Belsize Community Library. All on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm and £5 is suggested for donation and refreshments.
18 May: Rosmond Kinsey-Milner: Vermeer – the Sphinx of Delft
15 June (joint with BelSoc): Fabian Watkinson: The house that no one wanted – Erno Goldfinger & 2 Willow Road.
21 September: Tudor Allen: Treasures of the Archives – Highlights from the Collections of Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre
19 October – Carole Isaacs: The Wolf of Baghdad
16 November – Lester Hillman: William Camden
14 December – Karin Fernald: The Blue Hour: Painting the North
18 January – Martin Sheppard: The War in Belsize Park