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Feb
23
Sun
Heritage Weekend Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Take a step back in time at Lauderdale House’s annual Heritage Weekend – the perfect opportunity to discover the fascinating history of Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park and the Highgate area.

On Saturday 22 February, we celebrate Highgate’s fascinating history with our Local Heritage Fairspecial talks, music and tours of the house and park. And on Sunday 23 February, we invite children and their families to explore the house and discover its secrets at our Heritage Family Fun Day!

 

Saturday 22 February

 

Heritage Fair – 11:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 22 February

Drop in and meet representatives from local museums, historic houses and local history societies find out more about the history of our local area.

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Lauderdale House Tours – 11am and 1:30pm, Saturday 22 February

Join an expert tour guide and explore Lauderdale House and discover a surprising blend of the old and the new. Tours are free but must be booked in advance.

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Latest Discoveries at Lauderdale House – 12:15pm, Saturday 22 February

Join us for a Q&A session about the latest historic discoveries made by the team at Lauderdale House. No need to book in advance – simply turn up on the day.

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Richard Layzell: Marvell Park – 2:30pm, Saturday 22 February 

Join creative ecologist Richard Layzell on a unique and fascinating walk, talk and performance around Waterlow Park where he has an artist’s residency. Taking inspiration from Lauderdale’s former neighbour, the 17th century poet Andrew Marvell whose garden poetry is famous, Richard will share his very individual view on the special, peculiar and unexpected qualities of our local ecology.

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Jonathan Lovett is Samuel Pepys – 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 22 February 

Jonathan Lovett from Tales of the Plague brings Samuel Pepys to life and explores Pepys diary entry on his visit to Lauderdale House.

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‘Liza and Christina – the music and poetry of Liza Lehman and Christina Rossetti’ by Insieme – 5pm to 5:45pm, Saturday 22 February

Join members of our resident Chamber Opera Ensemble Insieme for a recital of songs based on the music and poetry of Highgate residents Liza Lehmann and Christina Rossetti.

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Sunday 23 February

 

Heritage Family Fun Day – 11am to 4pm, Sunday 23 February

Drop in for all kinds of fun and free activities. Enjoy dressing up, arts & crafts, games and more at a special Heritage Family Fun Day for children and families to explore the history of the house and the area.

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Fleas and Cheese: The Great Plague & Fire Show – 2pm to 3pm, Sunday 23 February

In honour of Heritage Weekend, this interactive fun one-man show by Tales of the Plague brings the history behind the plague and the Great Fire of London to life. Suitable for 5 to 11-year-olds. Book tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

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RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Feb
24
Mon
RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Monday Lunch Club @ Holly Lodge Community Centre
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A freshly cooked three course meal with tea or coffee.
All welcome.
Every Monday except Bank holidays.
For more information call us on 0208 342 9524 or email us at hollylodge.manager@gmail.com

Life Drawing at Common House @ Common House
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Life Drawing at Common House @ Common House | England | United Kingdom

Join us for fun, sociable and relaxed drop-in life drawing sessions in a professional set-up and with established models. We meet every Monday from 7 to 9pm at Common House, which is part of the new Woodside Square residential development between Highgate and Muswell Hill. Absolutely everyone and all skill levels are welcome and basic materials are provided for free.

Feb
25
Tue
RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Adult Class – Portraiture and Figure Drawing @ Lauderdale House
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Bookings for the spring 2020 term of Portraiture & Figure Drawing are now open, please book online or call the box office on 020 8348 8716.

Working from a live model, this class is aimed at artists of all levels, including beginners and advanced students, who wish to expand their skills in portraiture and figure drawing. Taught by our experienced art tutor, Zoe Hirson, this course looks at anatomy and spends some time focusing on drawing a single pose.

Materials will be provided.

Make a Pop-Up Mother’s Day or Easter Card @ Aladdin’s Vintage Furniture and Cafe
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn to make a 3D feature, paper roses, fancy bows and textured embellishments to adorn your cards. Join us and get creative!

All materials provided. We want to keep our workshops as sustainable as possible, so please bring any used wrapping paper, greetings cards, trimmings or ribbons to upcycle in the workshop.  

Crafternoons FREE to all customers of Aladdin’s Cafe, with a cup of coffee, soft drink or cake. (Adults only).

Aladdin’s Vintage Furniture and Cafe,1 Hazellville Road, N19 3LW.

 
Community Crafternoons

Blog: www.facebook.com/Sujan.Nandanwar 

Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
Feb 25 @ 1:05 pm – 1:55 pm

The class is suitable for beginners and is friendly and inclusive. Style is Hatha yoga with various influences – gentle, but still delivering strength and flexibility.   Come and try a class to enhance your sense of wellbeing, release stress and tension and to experience deep relaxation    Mats provided, free parking (for now, but check signs!) no need to book – just turn up. The class is in the beautiful church – it’s set back a bit and has big blue doors. The class is mixed level/mixed ability/mixed age. I am a registered BWY teacher and fully insured. For more info about me/my yoga, have a look at my website

Highgate Life Drawing @ The Bull Pub @ The Bull Pub
Feb 25 @ 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!

Feb
26
Wed
RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Art Classes for Kids – Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Classes for Kids - Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane

Art classes for children at Jacksons Lane in Highgate every Wednesday 4-5 pm for kids ages 6-10 yrs old. All sessions are specifically design to help children develop their artistic skills and knowledge by using a combination of mediums and techniques such as painting, drawing and printmaking. 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!

Kids Boxercise @ the house
Feb 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Boxercise kids portrait

 

Every Wednesday 5.15 – 6.15pm
the house 126 Dartmouth Park Hill N19 5HS
Run by Simon a registered professional boxing
coach with The British Boxing Board of
Control. It’s a happy, safe environment for kids
to get fit & socialise at the same time. Places
are limited so please contact us to see
availability.
www.thehouselondon.co.uk
info@thehouselondon.co.uk

Live Music @ the house
Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Live Music (emerging artists)
every Wednesday night Free Entry Late license

Feb
27
Thu
Pilates @ the house
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Adult Class – Watercolour and Acrylic @ Lauderdale House
Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Bookings for the Spring 2020 term of  Painting with Watercolours and Acrylics are now open, please book online or call the box office on 020 8348 8716.

This class is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of two wonderful 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.

On warm days in the Spring and Summer, this class is sometimes taught outside, taking advantage of the stunning scenery of Waterlow Park.

Our art tutor, Sharon Finmark, lives in North London and studied at Central St. Martins School of Art.  She has had several books published on painting and drawing.

Please note that art materials are not provided for this class. Participants will need to bring their own materials. Download materials list.

Irish Dance Classes @ Jackson'e Lane Theatre
Feb 27 @ 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

 

Feb
28
Fri
Boxercise for adults @ the house
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Katie @ Jacksons Lane Arts Centre
Feb 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Highgate Coffee and Computers @ Jacksons Lane Community Centre
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Here’s your reminder that the next session for Highgate Coffee and Computers is today!

So do drop in and help yourself to some one-to-one tech advice, or just see what it’s about and have a cup of coffee. If you know you are coming, it would be helpful if you could let us know by sending us a quick message. But you don’t have to.

Of course, you may feel you know quite enough about computers, so why not share your knowledge with someone else? We all try to help each other and always welcome new friends!

We look forward to seeing you later!

The Highgate Coffee & Computers volunteers

RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Adult Class – Life Drawing @ Lauderdale House
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for our weekly Life Drawing class at Lauderdale House, taking place every Friday during Term Time.

Having the choice between 2 models – one maintaining longer poses (up to 1 hr) and another offering shorter poses (4 to 15 mins) – makes this class quite special. Sharon Finmark, our tutor, is available to offer support and expertise responding to the individual needs of the class.

This is a drop-in session, so no booking is necessary. Bring your own materials, paper on sale.

Attendance costs £15 (concessions £12).

Feb
29
Sat
Highgate Society Coffee Morning @ Highgate Society
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do come and enjoy a cup of coffee for 50p .

Meet up with members and non-members; see what is coming up in Highgate!

RPS London Region Members’ Exhibition @ Lauderdale House
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEBRUARY EXHIBITION: The Royal Photographic Society is back at Lauderdale House for it’s annual exhibition. The exhibition is made up of one image from each of the fifty eight members of the RPS London Region

There is no set topic with the result that each Members submitted image is in their preferred style or genre resulting in an Exhibition where everyone should be able to find images to enjoy!

Mar
1
Sun
Nighthawks: Ron Peck @ LUX
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nighthawks was Britain’s first explicitly gay film made within the gay community. This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realised gay protagonists.

The screening of this rare film will be followed by a conversation between Director Ron Peck and artist Ian Giles.

Nighthawks is set in a post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS London. In the evenings Jim, an out geography teacher hits the bars, where the dance floor becomes a space of lusty liberation, dispiriting ritual and social connections. Peck made Nighthawks with a cast of mostly non-professional actors, advertising for roles in newspaper classifieds. Jim’s worlds collide when he’s confronted by his students. When asked if he is “bent” Jim gives the schoolboys a resounding lesson in tolerance that still reverberates today.

Nighthawks has been selected by Ian Giles as part of the Communal Curriculum for his Jerwood New Work Fund project ‘On Railton Road’ – Giles is developing a play about the Brixton gay squats in the 1970s. Communal Curriculum is a series of public events produced as part of the play’s devising process and includes: the Nighthawks screening, a queer tour of Brixton and other related discussions. His resulting collaborative play will be presented at Brixton Base on April 17th and 18th 2020. More details: onrailtonroad.com

Supported by Jerwood Arts and Arts Council England

 

Programme

Nighthawks (1978), 16mm transferred to DVD, colour, 113 mins.

Followed by a Q&A with Ron Peck and Ian Giles

Image: Still from Nighthawks, Ron Peck, 1978

Mar
2
Mon
Monday Lunch Club @ Holly Lodge Community Centre
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A freshly cooked three course meal with tea or coffee.
All welcome.
Every Monday except Bank holidays.
For more information call us on 0208 342 9524 or email us at hollylodge.manager@gmail.com

Life Drawing at Common House @ Common House
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Life Drawing at Common House @ Common House | England | United Kingdom

Join us for fun, sociable and relaxed drop-in life drawing sessions in a professional set-up and with established models. We meet every Monday from 7 to 9pm at Common House, which is part of the new Woodside Square residential development between Highgate and Muswell Hill. Absolutely everyone and all skill levels are welcome and basic materials are provided for free.

Mar
3
Tue
Adult Class – Portraiture and Figure Drawing @ Lauderdale House
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Bookings for the spring 2020 term of Portraiture & Figure Drawing are now open, please book online or call the box office on 020 8348 8716.

Working from a live model, this class is aimed at artists of all levels, including beginners and advanced students, who wish to expand their skills in portraiture and figure drawing. Taught by our experienced art tutor, Zoe Hirson, this course looks at anatomy and spends some time focusing on drawing a single pose.

Materials will be provided.

Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
Mar 3 @ 1:05 pm – 1:55 pm

The class is suitable for beginners and is friendly and inclusive. Style is Hatha yoga with various influences – gentle, but still delivering strength and flexibility.   Come and try a class to enhance your sense of wellbeing, release stress and tension and to experience deep relaxation    Mats provided, free parking (for now, but check signs!) no need to book – just turn up. The class is in the beautiful church – it’s set back a bit and has big blue doors. The class is mixed level/mixed ability/mixed age. I am a registered BWY teacher and fully insured. For more info about me/my yoga, have a look at my website

Highgate Life Drawing @ The Bull Pub @ The Bull Pub
Mar 3 @ 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!

GERMAN STAMMTISCH @ The Wrestlers
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GERMAN STAMMTISCH, monthly informal conversation group, all welcome, The Wrestlers pub, 98 North Road, 7.30pm
Mar
4
Wed
Lauderdale House Exhibition – Anita Klein @ Lauderdale House
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Anita Klein brings her immediately recognisable and endlessly charming paintings, linocuts, drypoints, and woodcuts to Lauderdale House for this special show. This exhibition will display the breadth and depth of Anita’s successful career — an excellent opportunity for those both familiar with and new to her work. Anita’s art is known for showcasing the beauty of the everyday, and the wide selection of works available for sale in this exhibition will do just that.

Anita Klein will be on display in Lauderdale House’s Lower and Upper Galleries during gallery opening times from 4 March until 30 March 2020.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)

•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm) – Call to check

•    Friday (11am to 4pm) – Call to check

•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 8 March and Sunday 22 March.

The gallery may also be open on select Saturdays and Sundays depending on our schedule of events. Please call 020 8348 8716 to check Friday and Saturday opening times.

Art Classes for Kids – Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Classes for Kids - Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane

Art classes for children at Jacksons Lane in Highgate every Wednesday 4-5 pm for kids ages 6-10 yrs old. All sessions are specifically design to help children develop their artistic skills and knowledge by using a combination of mediums and techniques such as painting, drawing and printmaking. 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!

Kids Boxercise @ the house
Mar 4 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Boxercise kids portrait

 

Every Wednesday 5.15 – 6.15pm
the house 126 Dartmouth Park Hill N19 5HS
Run by Simon a registered professional boxing
coach with The British Boxing Board of
Control. It’s a happy, safe environment for kids
to get fit & socialise at the same time. Places
are limited so please contact us to see
availability.
www.thehouselondon.co.uk
info@thehouselondon.co.uk

FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET @ Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with works by Haydn, Beethoven (Op 131) and Shostakovich (No. 12). Complimentary glass of wine. Doors open at 7 p.m.

LA FOIRE AUX TEXTES @ Highgate Society
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Live Music @ the house
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Live Music (emerging artists)
every Wednesday night Free Entry Late license

Mar
5
Thu
Pilates @ the house
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Lauderdale House Exhibition – Anita Klein @ Lauderdale House
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Anita Klein brings her immediately recognisable and endlessly charming paintings, linocuts, drypoints, and woodcuts to Lauderdale House for this special show. This exhibition will display the breadth and depth of Anita’s successful career — an excellent opportunity for those both familiar with and new to her work. Anita’s art is known for showcasing the beauty of the everyday, and the wide selection of works available for sale in this exhibition will do just that.

Anita Klein will be on display in Lauderdale House’s Lower and Upper Galleries during gallery opening times from 4 March until 30 March 2020.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)

•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm) – Call to check

•    Friday (11am to 4pm) – Call to check

•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 8 March and Sunday 22 March.

The gallery may also be open on select Saturdays and Sundays depending on our schedule of events. Please call 020 8348 8716 to check Friday and Saturday opening times.