Hampstead Theatre will lift our spirits with Pinter
If you are by now yearning for the theatre, then you will be interested in the Hampstead Theatre’s production of Harold Pinter’s “Dumb Waitor”. Directed by Alice Hamilton, it is now due to run from 3 December to 16 January. The play received its premier as part of Hampstead Theatre’s first ever season in 1960. It returns for its 60th Anniversary Production. Reviewing the 1960 production, the Sunday Times wrote: ‘If the Hampstead Theatre Club keeps to this standard, it not only deserves success it will command it’. That has certainly come true.
Belsize Community Library
Due to the new lockdown rules, Belsize Community Library is closed to the public this November but as part of their BCL Recommends Series, they will be offering a community book-lending scheme.
To participate you will need your library card, (to get a card, use this form) then either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7586 6746 on Mondays between 11.00 and 17.00, saying what types and how many books you would like. Allow one hour for the library team to pick your books then collect them from the library entrance during the hours above, making sure you wear a mask and observe all social distancing guidelines.
The Belsize Village Streatery
Many members will have taken advantage of the outdoor eating facilities in Belsize Village over the summer months. The Streatery has had its licence renewed until 1 January 2021. Let’s hope that they will be able to use it. The licence includes permission for environmentally-friendly electric heaters to be installed, which may encourage people to continue dining outdoors over the winter period.
Access to Council Libraries during Lockdown
Camden Council writes:
- Swiss Cottage Library: this library will close on Thursday 5 November and reopen on Monday 9 November for “request and read”. Collections will be from the foyer.
- Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre: the centre will be closed to customers but resources can be accessed online: www.camden.gov.uk/about-the-local-studies-archives-centre.
- Home Library Service: we will continue to deliver to housebound customers. If you, or someone you know, can’t get out and about, you may be eligible for the free home library service. Every four weeks, we will bring reading, music and films to your home. Email email@example.com