Oct
17
Wed
Still Life at Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Autumn Term for Introductory Art – Still Life.

This weekly class offers both beginners and developing students the chance to explore their creative potential in drawing, focusing mainly on Still Life. During the term the class will explore essential drawing techniques – observation, perspective, negative spaces, mark-making and composition. The cost for the entire term is £225.

Introductory Art – Still Life takes place every Wednesday at 10:30am. The Autumn Term runs Wednesday 12 September to Wednesday 12 December. Please note there is no class on 24 October for Half Term. 

Dee McLean: A YEAR AT THE BOAT POND. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Leaves on the pond  – watercolour – 61x46cm. DeeMcLean 2018. All rights reserved

The restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath

A Year at the Boat Pond is an exhibition of watercolours, acrylics and mixed media that documents the restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath in London following the rebuilding of its dam in 2015-16.  The paintings record the aquatic and meadow planting taking root and growing through the seasons.

Journeying through the places that she is emotionally attached to, and looking at how they are all intimately linked by the changing global climate, Dee McLean’s paintings reflect how beautiful and precious our ecosystems are, exploring the relationship between our landscapes and ourselves.

She has written a book in conjunction with the exhibition which explores the geology and history of the Heath, the work done on the ponds and looking at the how the changing global climate has led to the changes in our weather patterns making this environmentally important work necessary.  Dee will give you an opportunity to hear about the project in a talk on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th at 2pm.

Dee studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and went on to a career in Medical Illustration.  She has also had several exhibitions of botanical paintings and drawings and taken on private commissions.  Dee is now bringing her love of science and art back into painting, drawing and writing, and hopes that through her art she can remind us that we can all play a part in protecting our own environment.

Dee’s projects take her around the world, painting directly from the geology, flora and fauna she finds on her travels, looking to capture the ephemeral nature of our environment.

Following on from this show, Dee has an exhibition of her Gulf Coast paintings in Covington, Louisiana, USA in May 2019.

All Dee’s projects have a local charity attached to them.  Heath Hands, who are the voluntary organisation on the Heath, will receive a donation from all sales of original paintings, the book, prints and cards from this project.

Kid’s Painting and Drawing Autumn Term Classes @ Jackson's Lane
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Kid's Painting and Drawing Autumn Term Classes @ Jackson's Lane

 

We are excited to announce that Doodle Arts will start a new Drawing and Painting class for the Autumn term. The classes will take place on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm at Jacksons’ Lane.

Each session is especially design to help children develop their artistic skills and knowledge by using a combination of mediums and techniques such as painting (acrylics, canvases, watercolours) drawing (charcoal and graphite) printmaking (relief print and embossing) and sculpture. Drawing inspiration from contemporary artists as well as the great masters and the History of Art we will be exploring fundamental notions in fine art like composition, prospective, tone and texture while at the same time encouraging creative thinking and imagination and most importantly having fun!

The sessions are suitable for ages 5-11. All materials are provided.

Participation fee: £145 for 12 sessions / Family offer: £250 for 2 siblings

Limited availability. To reserve a space please contact Anastasia Mina on 07510898430 or email us at doodlecreativeactivities@gmail.com 

A National Scandal @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Helped by his aristocratic lover Edwina Mountbatten, cabaret singer “Hutch” has become Britain’s first black superstar – but a gossip columnist hints at their affair in the Sunday People. In the libel case which follows, Edwina is ordered to appear in court to deny ever having met Hutch. But despite her public denial, Hutch’s records are no longer on the airwaves. Edwina encourages him to go and see the BBC’s Director of Variety – a budding songwriter called Eric Maschwitz. Hutch takes Eric’s as-yet-unknown song These Foolish Things and turns it into a massive hit. The BBC embargo ends – but so too does Hutch’s hope of achieving national recognition.

An Evening of Music Hall @ Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Traditional Music Hall with

Orla Roberts, Kathy Joyner, Louisa Bayman,

Mike Francis, Martin Nail

with special guest Johnny Slap

Pamela Mundy in the |Chair

and Derek Marcus at the piano.

Oct
18
Thu
Dee McLean: A YEAR AT THE BOAT POND. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Leaves on the pond  – watercolour – 61x46cm. DeeMcLean 2018. All rights reserved

The restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath

A Year at the Boat Pond is an exhibition of watercolours, acrylics and mixed media that documents the restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath in London following the rebuilding of its dam in 2015-16.  The paintings record the aquatic and meadow planting taking root and growing through the seasons.

Journeying through the places that she is emotionally attached to, and looking at how they are all intimately linked by the changing global climate, Dee McLean’s paintings reflect how beautiful and precious our ecosystems are, exploring the relationship between our landscapes and ourselves.

She has written a book in conjunction with the exhibition which explores the geology and history of the Heath, the work done on the ponds and looking at the how the changing global climate has led to the changes in our weather patterns making this environmentally important work necessary.  Dee will give you an opportunity to hear about the project in a talk on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th at 2pm.

Dee studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and went on to a career in Medical Illustration.  She has also had several exhibitions of botanical paintings and drawings and taken on private commissions.  Dee is now bringing her love of science and art back into painting, drawing and writing, and hopes that through her art she can remind us that we can all play a part in protecting our own environment.

Dee’s projects take her around the world, painting directly from the geology, flora and fauna she finds on her travels, looking to capture the ephemeral nature of our environment.

Following on from this show, Dee has an exhibition of her Gulf Coast paintings in Covington, Louisiana, USA in May 2019.

All Dee’s projects have a local charity attached to them.  Heath Hands, who are the voluntary organisation on the Heath, will receive a donation from all sales of original paintings, the book, prints and cards from this project.

Irish Dance Classes @ Jackson'e Lane Theatre
Oct 18 @ 4:05 pm – 5:30 pm
Irish Dance Classes @ Jackson'e Lane Theatre

“Jig, Skip, Hop” to the Celtic beats !

Sign up for a free trial class ….

The popularity of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance showed the world how energetic and inspirational Irish dance can be, at Celtic Star we aspire to recreate those exciting experiences for your child.

Our syllabus, developed through 40 years of experience uses carefully designed exercises, props and music where children have fun learning different Irish dances routines…

Children have the option of working towards an exciting performance day if they wish, where they receive a certificate and medal which provides a great sense of achievement.

We believe participating in our classes improves fitness, self esteem, creativity and teamwork, whilst instilling co-ordination, balance and concentration

We run Irish dance classes for 2 – 12 year olds on Thursday’s from 4.05pm to 5.30pm (2 classes) at Jackson’s Lane Theatre.

Visit out website www.celticstaririshdance.co.uk

 

ALTERNATIVE ART CLUB for 10-15s! @ Highgate Wood School
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all creative 10-15 year olds, we run a friendly alternative art club, with varied themes ranging from spray-painting to sculpture, prosthetics – printmaking, cartoons – costume design and more! We focus on experimentation and having fun with new media, and letting the students steer their own projects. Sessions run every Thursday during term time from 6-7.30,at Highgate Wood School, for more info visit www.creative-youth.co.uk, come join our tribe!

Yoga in Highgate @ Holly Lodge Community Centre
Oct 18 @ 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.

A National Scandal @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Helped by his aristocratic lover Edwina Mountbatten, cabaret singer “Hutch” has become Britain’s first black superstar – but a gossip columnist hints at their affair in the Sunday People. In the libel case which follows, Edwina is ordered to appear in court to deny ever having met Hutch. But despite her public denial, Hutch’s records are no longer on the airwaves. Edwina encourages him to go and see the BBC’s Director of Variety – a budding songwriter called Eric Maschwitz. Hutch takes Eric’s as-yet-unknown song These Foolish Things and turns it into a massive hit. The BBC embargo ends – but so too does Hutch’s hope of achieving national recognition.

Jazz in the House: Roots Blues & Songs for Lovers @ Lauderdale House
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Roots Blues and Songs for Lovers

Jazz in the House returns for a new season of informal evening concerts this Autumn, with big names playing alongside Lauderdale favourites. Expect modern, world-class jazz in a beautiful historic setting.

Carol Grimes will be performing an array of jazz music alongside a talented band on musicians:

Annie Whitehead on Trombone | Alison Rayner on Double Bass | Winston Clifford on Drums | Jessica Lauren on Piano.

Carol Grimes performs live as part of Jazz in the House on Thursday 18 October. The bar will be open from 8pm and the music begins at 8.30pm.

Season Tickets:
Book your season ticket by 15 September to see all nine shows for just £73 (full price £103)! Limited numbers of season tickets are available, so book now to make sure you don’t miss out. To book a season ticket, simply add standard tickets to all nine shows in the season to your basket and the discount will be automatically applied (subject to availability). Or call the box office on 0208 348 8716.

Carol Grimes with Annie Whitehead, Alison Rayner, Jessica Lauren, Winston Clifford @ Lauderdale House
Oct 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Carol Grimes (Vocals) | Annie Whitehead (Trombone) | Alison Rayner (Bass) | Jessica Lauren (Piano) | Winston Clifford (Drums)

From teenage street busking to albums recorded in Nashville and Memphis, singer and poet Carol Grimes is a truly unique presence on the British scene. She performs Roots Blues and Songs for Lovers alongside a group of talented musicians.

“Her mix of haunted nostalgia and jubilant earthiness is as powerful and enjoyable as ever” – The Guardian

 

Jazz in the House returns for a new season of informal evening concerts this Autumn, with big names playing alongside Lauderdale favourites. Expect modern, world-class jazz in a beautiful historic setting.

Carol Grimes performs live as part of Jazz in the House on Thursday 18 October. The bar will be open from 8pm and the music begins at 8.30pm.

Oct
19
Fri
Dee McLean: A YEAR AT THE BOAT POND. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 Leaves on the pond  – watercolour – 61x46cm. DeeMcLean 2018. All rights reserved

The restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath

A Year at the Boat Pond is an exhibition of watercolours, acrylics and mixed media that documents the restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath in London following the rebuilding of its dam in 2015-16.  The paintings record the aquatic and meadow planting taking root and growing through the seasons.

Journeying through the places that she is emotionally attached to, and looking at how they are all intimately linked by the changing global climate, Dee McLean’s paintings reflect how beautiful and precious our ecosystems are, exploring the relationship between our landscapes and ourselves.

She has written a book in conjunction with the exhibition which explores the geology and history of the Heath, the work done on the ponds and looking at the how the changing global climate has led to the changes in our weather patterns making this environmentally important work necessary.  Dee will give you an opportunity to hear about the project in a talk on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th at 2pm.

Dee studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and went on to a career in Medical Illustration.  She has also had several exhibitions of botanical paintings and drawings and taken on private commissions.  Dee is now bringing her love of science and art back into painting, drawing and writing, and hopes that through her art she can remind us that we can all play a part in protecting our own environment.

Dee’s projects take her around the world, painting directly from the geology, flora and fauna she finds on her travels, looking to capture the ephemeral nature of our environment.

Following on from this show, Dee has an exhibition of her Gulf Coast paintings in Covington, Louisiana, USA in May 2019.

All Dee’s projects have a local charity attached to them.  Heath Hands, who are the voluntary organisation on the Heath, will receive a donation from all sales of original paintings, the book, prints and cards from this project.

Highgate Society Autumn Social @ Highgate Society
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Highgate Society Autumn  Social 10a, £5 on door, 6.30-8 pm, welcome autumn and the changing season with a glass of wine, chat to your neighbours, all welcome

A National Scandal @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Helped by his aristocratic lover Edwina Mountbatten, cabaret singer “Hutch” has become Britain’s first black superstar – but a gossip columnist hints at their affair in the Sunday People. In the libel case which follows, Edwina is ordered to appear in court to deny ever having met Hutch. But despite her public denial, Hutch’s records are no longer on the airwaves. Edwina encourages him to go and see the BBC’s Director of Variety – a budding songwriter called Eric Maschwitz. Hutch takes Eric’s as-yet-unknown song These Foolish Things and turns it into a massive hit. The BBC embargo ends – but so too does Hutch’s hope of achieving national recognition.

Concert – Charles Ellis & Ian Kelleher @ Lauderdale House
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An enchanting concert of duets and solos for cello and guitar. Charles Ellis and Ian Kelleher will take you on a musical journey spanning centuries and continents including gems by Bach, Legnani, Piazzolla, Ravel and Villa-Lobos.

To book, contact Ian Kelleher on info@iankelleher-guitar.co.uk or by phoning 01371 878 403.

Tickets: standard £15 | concessions £10 | children £5

The Guitar and Cello Concert takes place in Lauderdale House’s Long Gallery on 19 October. Doors open at 7pm, concert begins 7.30pm.

Oct
20
Sat
Dee McLean: A YEAR AT THE BOAT POND. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Leaves on the pond  – watercolour – 61x46cm. DeeMcLean 2018. All rights reserved

The restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath

A Year at the Boat Pond is an exhibition of watercolours, acrylics and mixed media that documents the restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath in London following the rebuilding of its dam in 2015-16.  The paintings record the aquatic and meadow planting taking root and growing through the seasons.

Journeying through the places that she is emotionally attached to, and looking at how they are all intimately linked by the changing global climate, Dee McLean’s paintings reflect how beautiful and precious our ecosystems are, exploring the relationship between our landscapes and ourselves.

She has written a book in conjunction with the exhibition which explores the geology and history of the Heath, the work done on the ponds and looking at the how the changing global climate has led to the changes in our weather patterns making this environmentally important work necessary.  Dee will give you an opportunity to hear about the project in a talk on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th at 2pm.

Dee studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and went on to a career in Medical Illustration.  She has also had several exhibitions of botanical paintings and drawings and taken on private commissions.  Dee is now bringing her love of science and art back into painting, drawing and writing, and hopes that through her art she can remind us that we can all play a part in protecting our own environment.

Dee’s projects take her around the world, painting directly from the geology, flora and fauna she finds on her travels, looking to capture the ephemeral nature of our environment.

Following on from this show, Dee has an exhibition of her Gulf Coast paintings in Covington, Louisiana, USA in May 2019.

All Dee’s projects have a local charity attached to them.  Heath Hands, who are the voluntary organisation on the Heath, will receive a donation from all sales of original paintings, the book, prints and cards from this project.

FREE guided walk – Autumn in Highgate’s secret Queens Wood @ Highgate Library
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE guided walk – Autumn in Highgate’s secret Queens Wood

Saturday 20th October – 11.00am to 1.00pm

 

Explore and enjoy the magic and colour of the Wood in October!!!

 

The Wood between Queens Wood Road and Priory Gardens is a valuable but little used outdoor resource.  This part of Queens Wood provides wonderful outdoor opportunities for families with children.  Come along to a FREE guided walk in the ‘secret’ parts of Queens Wood, with Emeritus Professor, Jeff Ducket. Jeff, who has known Queens Wood for over 50 years, is a botanist based at the Natural History Museum.

 

This event is being organised by Highgate Neighbourhood Forum http://www.highgateneighbourhoodforum.org.uk/ and Friends of Queens Wood https://www.fqw.org.uk/index.htm.

 

Bring cameras, October umbrellas and wellies or outdoor shoes and clothing.

 

MEET AT HIGHGATE LIBRARY

 

Questions and queries speak to a member of Highgate Library staff or email secretaryhnf@gmail.com

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A National Scandal @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Helped by his aristocratic lover Edwina Mountbatten, cabaret singer “Hutch” has become Britain’s first black superstar – but a gossip columnist hints at their affair in the Sunday People. In the libel case which follows, Edwina is ordered to appear in court to deny ever having met Hutch. But despite her public denial, Hutch’s records are no longer on the airwaves. Edwina encourages him to go and see the BBC’s Director of Variety – a budding songwriter called Eric Maschwitz. Hutch takes Eric’s as-yet-unknown song These Foolish Things and turns it into a massive hit. The BBC embargo ends – but so too does Hutch’s hope of achieving national recognition.

Oct
21
Sun
Dee McLean: A YEAR AT THE BOAT POND. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 Leaves on the pond  – watercolour – 61x46cm. DeeMcLean 2018. All rights reserved

The restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath

A Year at the Boat Pond is an exhibition of watercolours, acrylics and mixed media that documents the restoration of the ecology at the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath in London following the rebuilding of its dam in 2015-16.  The paintings record the aquatic and meadow planting taking root and growing through the seasons.

Journeying through the places that she is emotionally attached to, and looking at how they are all intimately linked by the changing global climate, Dee McLean’s paintings reflect how beautiful and precious our ecosystems are, exploring the relationship between our landscapes and ourselves.

She has written a book in conjunction with the exhibition which explores the geology and history of the Heath, the work done on the ponds and looking at the how the changing global climate has led to the changes in our weather patterns making this environmentally important work necessary.  Dee will give you an opportunity to hear about the project in a talk on Saturday 13th and Saturday 20th at 2pm.

Dee studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and went on to a career in Medical Illustration.  She has also had several exhibitions of botanical paintings and drawings and taken on private commissions.  Dee is now bringing her love of science and art back into painting, drawing and writing, and hopes that through her art she can remind us that we can all play a part in protecting our own environment.

Dee’s projects take her around the world, painting directly from the geology, flora and fauna she finds on her travels, looking to capture the ephemeral nature of our environment.

Following on from this show, Dee has an exhibition of her Gulf Coast paintings in Covington, Louisiana, USA in May 2019.

All Dee’s projects have a local charity attached to them.  Heath Hands, who are the voluntary organisation on the Heath, will receive a donation from all sales of original paintings, the book, prints and cards from this project.