Belsize Society Newsletter November 2022

Posted on 6/11/2022

The November BelSoc Newsletter is online as a pdf.

Welcome to the November BelSoc Newsletter.

It was a sunny day when Averil Nottage led an historic walk, talking about the artists, refugees and spies that lived in the Parkhill area of Belsize. We had so much interest that the walk was run twice in the course of the day, with the walkers then gathering at the Belsize Community Library for tea and cakes. Thanks are due to Averil for the stimulating event.

An artist linked to the other side of the Belsize area is featured in an exhibition currently on at the Freud Museum. The Newsletter looks at the links between the paintings Lucian Freud produced about his family.

On planning matters, the Newsletter includes an update on Howitt Close where we are objecting to a proposed development. There is also a report on the Society’s joining with other residents’ bodies in an appeal of a recent planning application decision.

It is good news that events organised by local groups are returning to being face-to-face, with the Friends of Belsize Community Library writing about their upcoming events. We were also able to attend the University of Third Age Open Day, and the Newsletter include a piece about what is being offered at Hampstead Town Hall, and online, to those enrolling. The Belsize Community Choir has let us know about their upcoming events. There is also a report about a workshop on energy efficiency organised by Primrose Hill CAAC, and the Royal Free Hospital tell us about their winter appeal.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Society’s carol singing this year. Please note we’re starting at 3:30pm, which is a little earlier than in past years. 

Hope you enjoy this Newsletter.