Aug
14
Tue
Earth Tikaia @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Nonsense Theatre

Earth Tikaia tells the story of three people in the not-so-distant future, in a world gone mad with right wing power and technological advances.
Through their actions, the humans are lured into Tikaia, an ancient land of mythical tradition, inhabited by creatures of wisdom, spirit and guidance – in order to realise the faults of humanity on Earth.

Highgate Life Drawing @ The Bull Pub @ The Bull Pub
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Highgate Life Drawing @ The Bull Pub @ The Bull Pub

Join us for fun, sociable and relaxed drop-in life drawing sessions in a lovely private room above the pub and featuring professional models. We meet every Tuesday from 7 to 9.30pm upstairs at The Bull Pub on North Hill, just by Hillcrest Estate. Absolutely everyone and all skill levels are welcome and basic materials are provided for free. Anyone who wishes to eat during the break can order food before 7.15pm and we will all be served together at 8pm. Eating at the pub is not mandatory and we always have a great time sitting together, those who do eat and those who only have a drink. We are looking forward to meeting you at our sessions soon!

Terry and Jude @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 14 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

A Game of Two Halves presents

Jude is desperate for a child, Terry is lost and looking for company.

In a thought provoking, bitter sweet comedy one of them decides to make the other an offer he can’t refuse.

From the older man’s perspective the play explores fear, loneliness, hope, loss and expectation.

Inspired by the 2011 film ‘England Expects’ Rod Silvers (Terry) and James Petherick (Jude) wish to raise awareness of the rarely discussed issue of childless men.

Twitter: @Terry_and_Jude

Web: terryandjude.weebly.com

Aug
15
Wed
Breakfast Opening: if you can’t share no one gets any exhibition at LUX, Waterlow Park @ LUX
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

if you can’t share no one gets any is an exhibition by Cinenova, a volunteer run feminist film and video distributor based at LUX, Waterlow Park. Cinenova has invited artist Carolyn Lazard and the worker collective Collective Text to share the space of this exhibition to present work which addresses some of the barriers to the access of film and video in its production, distribution and exhibition.

Carolyn Lazard’s video A Recipe for Disaster (2017, USA, 27 mins) uses the first programme shown with captions on US television, a cookery show, The French Chef  (1972), to compose a wider study on the terms of media accessibility, and a call to produce more inclusive communities. Alongside Lazard’s video installation, Cinenova has invited Collective Text, a Glasgow-based worker collective who share skills and expertise to deliver intersectional access projects, specialising in creative Captioning and Audio Description for art and experimental film, to begin a longer-term access project with the titles within the Cinenova collection. Collective Text work in consultation with D/deaf & Hard of Hearing, Blind & Visually Impaired and Disabled artists and audiences.

Please join us for a Breakfast Opening on Wednesday 15th August at LUX, 9am–10.30am, for a special preview of the exhibition with free coffee, tea and pastries. All welcome.

Rucksack Music @ Jacksons Lane
Aug 15 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Rucksack music at Jacksons Lane.

269A Archway Rd, London N6 5AA

Email: admin@jacksonslane.org.uk

Wednesdays and Fridays 10.15-11.15am.

Come and enjoy a relaxed, interactive guided musical session for children & their adults (parents/carers). Expect nursery rhymes, popular songs & movement, with small percussion instruments to play and live guitar accompaniment. Lots of singing, stomping, clapping, wriggling, just having a good time. Learning through enjoyment. Classes are 1 hour with a break. Tutor is jazz musician Faye Patton.

Suitable for children 0 – 4 years old.

NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST DROP IN!  

£5.00 per child/£3.50 siblings

For more information –  www.rucksackmusic.co.uk

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Terry and Jude @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Game of Two Halves presents

Jude is desperate for a child, Terry is lost and looking for company.

In a thought provoking, bitter sweet comedy one of them decides to make the other an offer he can’t refuse.

From the older man’s perspective the play explores fear, loneliness, hope, loss and expectation.

Inspired by the 2011 film ‘England Expects’ Rod Silvers (Terry) and James Petherick (Jude) wish to raise awareness of the rarely discussed issue of childless men.

Twitter: @Terry_and_Jude

Web: terryandjude.weebly.com

Confessions of a Superhero @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 15 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Presented by A Major Theatre Company

New musical Confessions of a Superhero centres around a young girl named Jenny-lee and her quest to discover her true identity in a world where the extraordinary is just… ordinary. Haunted by her own untameable powers, she seeks out a group dedicated to helping Superheroes cope with the daily struggles and pressures that come with the job, in the hope that they will provide her with some much needed guidance. However, it quickly becomes clear that the heroes Jenny once looked up to aren’t as super as she once thought, a realisation made even more worrying by the resurgence of a powerful super villain. Will Jenny be able to find the path destiny has always intended? Or will this lost soul, as so many do, fly too close to the sun?

Twitter: @of_superhero

Earth Tikaia @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 15 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Presented by Nonsense Theatre

Earth Tikaia tells the story of three people in the not-so-distant future, in a world gone mad with right wing power and technological advances.
Through their actions, the humans are lured into Tikaia, an ancient land of mythical tradition, inhabited by creatures of wisdom, spirit and guidance – in order to realise the faults of humanity on Earth.

Aug
16
Thu
Painting with Watercolour and Acrylic @ Lauderdale House
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Autumn Term for Painting with Watercolour and Acrylic.

This class is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of both paint mediums; how to mix, blend and layer watercolour and how to apply acrylic. Explore how to make dynamic compositions that produce interesting paintings using still Life, photographs and sketches as inspiration. The cost for the entire term is £225.

Our art tutor, Sharon Finmark, lives in North London & studied at Central St. Martins School of Art.  She has had several books published on painting & drawing – one on learning to draw was published in May 2016.

Painting with Watercolour and Acrylic takes place every Thursday at 10:30am at Lauderdale House. The Autumn Term runs Thursday 13 September to Thursday 13 December. Please note there is no class on 25 October for Half Term.

Yoga at Jacksons Lane @ Jacksons Lane
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly drop-in Hatha yoga classes suitable for all levels, beginners welcome. Come and practice some lovely postures in a safe environment that will leave you feeling uplifted and refreshed. I am certified by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and classes include a mixture of pranayama, postures and relaxation with focus on correct alignment. The steady flow of postures will improve your strength and flexibility. Mats, blocks and bricks provided or you are welcome to bring your own.

*Email me to book your place and receive your first class FREE*

Confessions of a Superhero @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by A Major Theatre Company

New musical Confessions of a Superhero centres around a young girl named Jenny-lee and her quest to discover her true identity in a world where the extraordinary is just… ordinary. Haunted by her own untameable powers, she seeks out a group dedicated to helping Superheroes cope with the daily struggles and pressures that come with the job, in the hope that they will provide her with some much needed guidance. However, it quickly becomes clear that the heroes Jenny once looked up to aren’t as super as she once thought, a realisation made even more worrying by the resurgence of a powerful super villain. Will Jenny be able to find the path destiny has always intended? Or will this lost soul, as so many do, fly too close to the sun?

Twitter: @of_superhero

Yoga in Highgate @ Holly Lodge Community Centre
Aug 16 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

A weekly candlelit class – you will need to book in with me (either via email or phone) on a weekly basis as spaces are limited.  Mats provided, free parking.    If you have never been to the Holly Lodge Community Centre before, let me know and I’ll email you precise directions and a photo as some people have difficulty finding it.

I teach Hatha yoga (with Yin, Scarivelli and Pilates influences) – a gentle style that still delivers strength and flexibility in a safe manner and I incorporate pranayama (breathing exercises) into all my classes.  Classes are light-hearted, fun and enjoyable.

I tailor classes towards the needs  of our modern society.   For instance for computer users, to try and neutralise some of the negative effects of office work such as releasing hunched neck/shoulders, stretching the spine, releasing the hips and hamstrings after long periods of sitting. Hopefully, after each class, you will feel relaxed, re-energised, de-stressed, calm and a little bit stronger and stretchier! Come every week or just turn up to the occasional class.

I am well versed in the safety aspects of yoga and can provide modifications or alternatives to poses for anyone with injuries or medical conditions. I have public liability insurance and am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga.

Check out my website for testimonials by local people who come to my classes.   I also teach private sessions in your own home – contact me for more information.

I also run a Tuesday lunchtime drop-in class (1.05 to 1.55pm – £7) at Highgate United Reformed Church, South Grove, London N6 6BJ.  Mats provided, free parking.

Open Mic Acoustic Night @ The Woodman
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for our ‘Acoustic Open Mic Night’ every Thursday from 7.30pm. Anybody interested in playing, please email phil@brassbuttonrecords

Terry and Jude @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 16 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

A Game of Two Halves presents

Jude is desperate for a child, Terry is lost and looking for company.

In a thought provoking, bitter sweet comedy one of them decides to make the other an offer he can’t refuse.

From the older man’s perspective the play explores fear, loneliness, hope, loss and expectation.

Inspired by the 2011 film ‘England Expects’ Rod Silvers (Terry) and James Petherick (Jude) wish to raise awareness of the rarely discussed issue of childless men.

Twitter: @Terry_and_Jude

Web: terryandjude.weebly.com

Aug
17
Fri
Rucksack Music @ Jacksons Lane
Aug 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Rucksack music at Jacksons Lane.

269A Archway Rd, London N6 5AA

Email: admin@jacksonslane.org.uk

Fridays and Wednesdays 10.15-11.15am.

Come and enjoy a relaxed, interactive guided musical session for children & their adults (parents/carers). Expect nursery rhymes, popular songs & movement, with small percussion instruments to play and live guitar accompaniment. Lots of singing, stomping, clapping, wriggling, just having a good time. Learning through enjoyment. Classes are 1 hour with a break. Tutor is jazz musician Faye Patton.

Suitable for children 0 – 4 years old.

NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST DROP IN!  

£5.00 per child/£3.50 siblings

For more information –  www.rucksackmusic.co.uk

rucksack-music-fayes-pic

Terry and Jude @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Game of Two Halves presents

Jude is desperate for a child, Terry is lost and looking for company.

In a thought provoking, bitter sweet comedy one of them decides to make the other an offer he can’t refuse.

From the older man’s perspective the play explores fear, loneliness, hope, loss and expectation.

Inspired by the 2011 film ‘England Expects’ Rod Silvers (Terry) and James Petherick (Jude) wish to raise awareness of the rarely discussed issue of childless men.

Twitter: @Terry_and_Jude

Web: terryandjude.weebly.com

Aug
18
Sat
Confessions of a Superhero @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by A Major Theatre Company

New musical Confessions of a Superhero centres around a young girl named Jenny-lee and her quest to discover her true identity in a world where the extraordinary is just… ordinary. Haunted by her own untameable powers, she seeks out a group dedicated to helping Superheroes cope with the daily struggles and pressures that come with the job, in the hope that they will provide her with some much needed guidance. However, it quickly becomes clear that the heroes Jenny once looked up to aren’t as super as she once thought, a realisation made even more worrying by the resurgence of a powerful super villain. Will Jenny be able to find the path destiny has always intended? Or will this lost soul, as so many do, fly too close to the sun?

Twitter: @of_superhero

Confessions of a Superhero @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 18 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Presented by A Major Theatre Company

New musical Confessions of a Superhero centres around a young girl named Jenny-lee and her quest to discover her true identity in a world where the extraordinary is just… ordinary. Haunted by her own untameable powers, she seeks out a group dedicated to helping Superheroes cope with the daily struggles and pressures that come with the job, in the hope that they will provide her with some much needed guidance. However, it quickly becomes clear that the heroes Jenny once looked up to aren’t as super as she once thought, a realisation made even more worrying by the resurgence of a powerful super villain. Will Jenny be able to find the path destiny has always intended? Or will this lost soul, as so many do, fly too close to the sun?

Twitter: @of_superhero

Terry and Jude @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Aug 18 @ 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm

A Game of Two Halves presents

Jude is desperate for a child, Terry is lost and looking for company.

In a thought provoking, bitter sweet comedy one of them decides to make the other an offer he can’t refuse.

From the older man’s perspective the play explores fear, loneliness, hope, loss and expectation.

Inspired by the 2011 film ‘England Expects’ Rod Silvers (Terry) and James Petherick (Jude) wish to raise awareness of the rarely discussed issue of childless men.

Twitter: @Terry_and_Jude

Web: terryandjude.weebly.com

Aug
19
Sun
Brazil Sunday – Live Brazilian Music @ The Woodman @ The Woodman
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy our house 5 piece Brazlian band perform from 6-9pm

Adriana vasques is a london based singer, pianist and composer. She graduated in classical piano in trieste, her italian hometown on the adriatic coast.

She has performed extensively in italy, slovenia and croatia at many well established venues and festivals, singing in jazz, pop and funk bands before choosing to perform mainly her brazilian song repertoire and her own compositions. Adriana has performed and recorded in italy with reputable musicians such as andrea allione (paolo conte), pietro tonolo (paul motian, gil evans orchestra), glauco venier (kenny wheeler, norma winstone), elvis stanić (gilberto gil, django bates), luis bonilla (mingus big band, lester bowie) as well as many others.

Alongside her performing career, she has also worked as a music tutor and radio host. For over twenty years she has produced and hosted several music radio shows in which she has welcomed and embraced a variety of musical styles , interviewed dozens of musicians as well as other professionals in the musical world .

After defending her graduation thesis on five of her compositions in relation to rhythmic didactics, one of her compositions, nu-mi (danza), was awarded first prize at “ premio nazionale delle arti “ in rome and has since been recorded by other musicians in three different albums. Adriana has started performing her own compositions recently.

After moving to london in 2009, she toured europe and canada with the irish cult band the commitments , over the past few years she has performed with some of the best musicians on the london scene.