May
29
Mon
Omvedgardens. A new gardenescape in North London @ Omvedgardens
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Monday Bridge Club @ Highgate Society
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
aspidistra drawing room orchestra @ Lauderdale House
May 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A concert of popular music from the beginning of the last century. Performed in style by this authentic ensemble consisting of string quartet, piano flute and oboe, praised for their lively interpretation of the genre.

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra is an orchestra that specialises in the type of light classical music that is usually referred to as “Palm Court Music” or “Salon Music”. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was an enormous appetite for light music. The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra started, from very small beginnings: a group of friends and a folder of music. However, since the mid 1990s, they have steadily expanded their repertoire, continually hunting for new material.

Aspidistra made their Radio debut when the BBC used some tracks from the Best of Palm Court as background music for the radio play Tears of War on Remembrance Day 2002. Since then their recordings have been heard regularly on Brian Kay’s light programme and as background music for other radio plays. Their music was also used for The Producer Prince, a TV documentary based on interviews with Prince Alessandro Tasca di Cuto, the son of an illustrious Sicilian family. Sadly his father squandered the family fortunes and died penniless in 1927.

Omvedgardens World Premiere Film showing @ Omvedgardens
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Forest Films Transformation and Healing at Omvedgardens Highgate

May
30
Tue
Life-Drawing Group @ Highgate Society
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Omvedgardens. A new gardenescape in North London @ Omvedgardens
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Gaia Principle: New works by TOM SCASE. @ Highgate Gallery
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: Monarch migration ©Tom Scase, 2016. All Rights Reserved
The Gaia Principle: 19 May – 1 June

How organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on earth to form a synergistic self-regulating complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet (involving the earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil). (Wikipedia)

Tom Scase’s new work is made up of disparate elements that combine to form a symbiotic whole, where the image has no words, is beyond verbal description and exists in its visual form only as a specialised component, bringing to our attention how we interact and are a part of this perilous and extraordinary nature.

His canvas is a collage of ideas, sometimes deceptively simple, others as a cacophony of intricate brush strokes from which a strange and beautiful form emerges.

Tom is an elected member (2001) of the prestigious London Group. He has won prizes for painting and photography and has exhibited widely. He lives and works in Highgate, London.

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 13:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00
Closed Monday

Yoga in Pond Square @ Highgate United Reformed Church
May 30 @ 1:05 pm – 1:55 pm

Weekly, drop-in class – suitable for all levels, complete beginners welcome. Mats provided. Free parking. 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. I also teach private classes in your own home – contact me for details.

I also run a Thursday evening class 7.15pm to 8.30pm (£12) at Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue, London N6 6HL – but you’ll need to book in with me for this one as spaces are limited.

Notes From Underground @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Presented by Traffic of the Stage

dostoevsky

30th May – 11th June 2017

Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm

Written by John Cooper
Inspired by DOSTOYEVSKY

Direction – Harry Meacher
Costume Design – Andrew McRobb
Set Design – Bryan Hands

John Cooper takes Dostoyevsky’s ‘underground man’ from the nineteenth century novella Notes From Underground and transposes him from St. Petersburg to a subterranean, contemporary London, revealing the universality of the Russian author’s writings

Cooper’s play, based on the second part of the novella, A Story of the Falling Sleet, depicts the tragedy of a man turned in on himself, a man who both craves and despises affection.

A cast of seven actors portray the wide variety of contemporary characters that inhabit the man’s underground world where sex is regarded as a negotiable commodity, where the protagonist finds himself overwhelmed by a society that exploits rather than alleviates his inner pain.

TICKETS
Tuesday – Friday – £16 / £14 concessions
Saturday / Sunday – £18 / £16

Credit/debit card fee – 50p per ticket
Online fee – 5% of total transaction

TicketsIcon BOX OFFICE: 020 8340 3488
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May
31
Wed
Rucksack Music @ Jacksons Lane
May 31 @ 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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Omvedgardens. A new gardenescape in North London @ Omvedgardens
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Gaia Principle: New works by TOM SCASE. @ Highgate Gallery
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: Monarch migration ©Tom Scase, 2016. All Rights Reserved
The Gaia Principle: 19 May – 1 June

How organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on earth to form a synergistic self-regulating complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet (involving the earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil). (Wikipedia)

Tom Scase’s new work is made up of disparate elements that combine to form a symbiotic whole, where the image has no words, is beyond verbal description and exists in its visual form only as a specialised component, bringing to our attention how we interact and are a part of this perilous and extraordinary nature.

His canvas is a collage of ideas, sometimes deceptively simple, others as a cacophony of intricate brush strokes from which a strange and beautiful form emerges.

Tom is an elected member (2001) of the prestigious London Group. He has won prizes for painting and photography and has exhibited widely. He lives and works in Highgate, London.

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 13:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00
Closed Monday

Omvedgardens Talk @ Omvedgardens
May 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sarah Walton talking about the Creative Process

Family Zumba @ Jacksons Lane
May 31 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

A dynamic dance and fitness class designed for kids and their parents or carers. Recommended age 4 to 10 years old but younger children welcome to join in the fun.

Classes are drop in but places are limited so booking is advised.

£8 one child and 1 adult; £2 per additional child; first Class £5

Notes From Underground @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Presented by Traffic of the Stage

dostoevsky

30th May – 11th June 2017

Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm

Written by John Cooper
Inspired by DOSTOYEVSKY

Direction – Harry Meacher
Costume Design – Andrew McRobb
Set Design – Bryan Hands

John Cooper takes Dostoyevsky’s ‘underground man’ from the nineteenth century novella Notes From Underground and transposes him from St. Petersburg to a subterranean, contemporary London, revealing the universality of the Russian author’s writings

Cooper’s play, based on the second part of the novella, A Story of the Falling Sleet, depicts the tragedy of a man turned in on himself, a man who both craves and despises affection.

A cast of seven actors portray the wide variety of contemporary characters that inhabit the man’s underground world where sex is regarded as a negotiable commodity, where the protagonist finds himself overwhelmed by a society that exploits rather than alleviates his inner pain.

TICKETS
Tuesday – Friday – £16 / £14 concessions
Saturday / Sunday – £18 / £16

Credit/debit card fee – 50p per ticket
Online fee – 5% of total transaction

TicketsIcon BOX OFFICE: 020 8340 3488
Book Tickets Online


Jun
1
Thu
Watercolour Group AM @ Highgate Society
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga at Jacksons Lane @ Jacksons Lane
Jun 1 @ 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*

Omvedgardens. A new gardenescape in North London @ Omvedgardens
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Gaia Principle: New works by TOM SCASE. @ Highgate Gallery
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image: Monarch migration ©Tom Scase, 2016. All Rights Reserved
The Gaia Principle: 19 May – 1 June

How organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on earth to form a synergistic self-regulating complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet (involving the earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil). (Wikipedia)

Tom Scase’s new work is made up of disparate elements that combine to form a symbiotic whole, where the image has no words, is beyond verbal description and exists in its visual form only as a specialised component, bringing to our attention how we interact and are a part of this perilous and extraordinary nature.

His canvas is a collage of ideas, sometimes deceptively simple, others as a cacophony of intricate brush strokes from which a strange and beautiful form emerges.

Tom is an elected member (2001) of the prestigious London Group. He has won prizes for painting and photography and has exhibited widely. He lives and works in Highgate, London.

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 13:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-16:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00
Closed Monday

Watercolour Group PM @ Highgate Society
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm