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Oct
10
Thu
From Crouch Hall to Gin Lane The rise of Madam Geneva @ Highgate Society
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A talk by local historian Ruth Hazeldine.

Thursday 10th October 2019
7.00 pm
10A South Grove N6 6BS

“All attempts to curtail the consumption of the spirit of ‘Madam Geneva’ have failed. I shall tell you how and why. Highgate has a local connection with gin, as Felix Booth, of the Booth gin distilling family, lived in Crouch Hall, Crouch End. William Hogarth drew Gin Lane, his famous depiction of the horrors of drunkeness, by observing drunken revellers reeling out of the Flask pub. What is the origin of the phrase “to take Dutch courage”? I shall tell you, and more”
Ruth Hazeldine

Iain Bellamy Quartet @ Lauderdale House
Oct 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

With European and World tours alongside a wide range of musicians, and albums for ECM, the most prestigious label in jazz, Iain Ballamy (saxaphones) is one of the leading players and composers of his generation. For this very special concert, Ballamy has invited the eminent pianist John Horler known for his work with John Dankworth and Kenny Wheeler, the legendary Dave Green (bass) who came to prominence playing with the Dudley Moore trio and the gifted young contemporary drummer Will Glaser. This first time cross-generational meeting will be a fascinating line up, combining decades of experience with some fresh contemporary influences – an unmissable quartet hosted by Iain Ballamy, a tenor player who never ceases to surprise….

Oct
11
Fri
Boxercise for adults @ the house
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Katie @ Jacksons Lane Arts Centre
Oct 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Night Music, by Patrick Hourihan.

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’     Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

80’s night @ the house
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Oct
12
Sat
Highgate Society Coffee Morning @ Highgate Society
Oct 12 @ 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!

Mrs H and the Singalong Band @ Lauderdale House
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mrs. H and the Sing-along Band return to Lauderdale House with their unique family music. Their aim is to provide quality music for children, that adults will love too. Bringing together elements of Folk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Dub, comedy and theatre this unique band present the ‘sing-along’ with a new lease of life for all the family to join in with.

Headed up by Mrs H on lead vocals and guitar, the all star band includes members of Red snapper, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo, Beth Orton’s band and The Leisure Society, on an array of instruments including guitars, banjos, double bass, accordion and trumpet. Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

“With her unique spirit she can woo capacity audiences to sing, dance and forget the world outside.” Camp Bestiva

“Harriette Ashcroft is one of the hidden gems of London” Time Out

“The Gareth Malone for under fives” Evening Standard

 Mrs H and the Singalong band will take place at 10.30am on Saturday 12 October. Performances last approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children aged 0+ and their families.

There will be a short, free children’s arts and crafts session afterwards for all audiences, no extra ticket or booking required. 

Human & Planetary Ecology with Lori Hillman – The Water Element @ OmVed Gardens
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Human & Planetary Ecology with Lori Hillman - The Water Element @ OmVed Gardens

Lori Hillman returns for her Five Elements and Food Energetics workshop series.

 

An experiential workshop for learning and healing. We will use tools from the tradition of Five Element Taoist medicine. This ancient wisdom, with its practical solutions, is as appropriate today, if not more so, than it was 4,000 years ago.

The Water Element (Winter)

Understanding and healing the kidney and bladder and their associated emotions

Fear/survival

Food energetics to support the immune system

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Night Music, acrylic on canvas 65x81cm. Patrick Hourihan. All rights reserved

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’      Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

Saturdays at Six Concert – Douglas Bruce (Organ) @ St Michael's Church
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every second Saturday of the month we host our popular Saturdays at Six concert series. Programmes range from organ recitals to chamber groups to soloists and choirs. Concerts run from 6-7pm and there is a retiring collection.

A Night At The Opera: Dinner & Talk @ Coolhurst Tennis and Squash Club
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Coolhurst Speaker Evening with Penny Chalmers.

As well as chairing the Coolhurst GMC, Penny Chalmers has had two parallel careers:
consultant in Social Services, and professional opera singer.

 

In October 1996 Penny learned the leading lady had
gone ill after the second act of a Covent Garden opera,
and the understudy was abroad.
There was one chance to avert disaster.
She had minutes to decide if she would accept
their request to go on as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre,
one of the most demanding roles in the repertoire,
but one she had not prepared.
This world class production featured a cast of opera stars.
It was conducted by one of the all-time greats,
Sir Bernard Haintink, and it was being broadcast live.
Come to the speaker evening on October 12th
to hear what happened next.

Tickets are on sale at the bar at £21,or for 18 years and under,£18
Register your interest with Sarah
or Michael O’Callaghan. michaeljocallaghan@hotmail.com 07771593404

Oct
13
Sun
Hampstead Printmakers – ‘from Scratch to Etch’ @ Lauderdale House
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A show of Original Prints from Adult Printmaking Classes at Hampstead School of Art & Print NW6 Studio, curated by printmaking tutor Theresa Pateman.

The definition of an Original Print, as opposed to Giclée or Inkjet Print, is that the artist/printmaker would have some part in hand-making the final image, working from a surface or matrix of metal, wood, plastic, or card. Once ink is rubbed or rolled in/onto this matrix, the image can be transferred and reproduced onto any other surface – in this case paper.

“Scratching  and Etching” are processes used to create Intaglio Prints. All original prints, unlike Giclée Prints, require much more intervention and heartache grappling with these methods from start to finish.There are professionals and beginners alike within this collective, many of them are local to the area.

As a group they have shown at HSA, University Women’s Club, Millfield Art Centre, Burgh House & Kingsgate Workshops Gallery.

Techniques used in this show include: Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotints, Monoprints, Photo-etching and Relief Printing.

Human & Planetary Ecology with Lori Hillman – The Water Element @ OmVed Gardens
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Human & Planetary Ecology with Lori Hillman - The Water Element @ OmVed Gardens

Lori Hillman returns for her Five Elements and Food Energetics workshop series.

 

An experiential workshop for learning and healing. We will use tools from the tradition of Five Element Taoist medicine. This ancient wisdom, with its practical solutions, is as appropriate today, if not more so, than it was 4,000 years ago.

The Water Element (Winter)

Understanding and healing the kidney and bladder and their associated emotions

Fear/survival

Food energetics to support the immune system

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan. @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

     Night Music, acrylic on canvas 65x81cm. Patrick Hourihan. All rights reserved

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’     Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

Vic Fair Retrospective @ Lauderdale House
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including David Bowie in ‘The Man who fell to earth’ , the 60’s psychedelic ‘Here we go around the Mulberry Bush’  and  ‘A View to a Kill’ part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair’s truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition .

Fair’s work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ exhibition.

Vic Fair Retrospective  will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Thursday 3 October until Monday 28 October.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

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

Oct
14
Mon
Hampstead Printmakers – ‘from Scratch to Etch’ @ Lauderdale House
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A show of Original Prints from Adult Printmaking Classes at Hampstead School of Art & Print NW6 Studio, curated by printmaking tutor Theresa Pateman.

The definition of an Original Print, as opposed to Giclée or Inkjet Print, is that the artist/printmaker would have some part in hand-making the final image, working from a surface or matrix of metal, wood, plastic, or card. Once ink is rubbed or rolled in/onto this matrix, the image can be transferred and reproduced onto any other surface – in this case paper.

“Scratching  and Etching” are processes used to create Intaglio Prints. All original prints, unlike Giclée Prints, require much more intervention and heartache grappling with these methods from start to finish.There are professionals and beginners alike within this collective, many of them are local to the area.

As a group they have shown at HSA, University Women’s Club, Millfield Art Centre, Burgh House & Kingsgate Workshops Gallery.

Techniques used in this show include: Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotints, Monoprints, Photo-etching and Relief Printing.

Vic Fair Retrospective @ Lauderdale House
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including David Bowie in ‘The Man who fell to earth’ , the 60’s psychedelic ‘Here we go around the Mulberry Bush’  and  ‘A View to a Kill’ part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair’s truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition .

Fair’s work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ exhibition.

Vic Fair Retrospective  will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Thursday 3 October until Monday 28 October.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

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

Life Drawing at Common House @ Common House
Oct 14 @ 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.

Oct
15
Tue
Hampstead Printmakers – ‘from Scratch to Etch’ @ Lauderdale House
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A show of Original Prints from Adult Printmaking Classes at Hampstead School of Art & Print NW6 Studio, curated by printmaking tutor Theresa Pateman.

The definition of an Original Print, as opposed to Giclée or Inkjet Print, is that the artist/printmaker would have some part in hand-making the final image, working from a surface or matrix of metal, wood, plastic, or card. Once ink is rubbed or rolled in/onto this matrix, the image can be transferred and reproduced onto any other surface – in this case paper.

“Scratching  and Etching” are processes used to create Intaglio Prints. All original prints, unlike Giclée Prints, require much more intervention and heartache grappling with these methods from start to finish.There are professionals and beginners alike within this collective, many of them are local to the area.

As a group they have shown at HSA, University Women’s Club, Millfield Art Centre, Burgh House & Kingsgate Workshops Gallery.

Techniques used in this show include: Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotints, Monoprints, Photo-etching and Relief Printing.

Vic Fair Retrospective @ Lauderdale House
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including David Bowie in ‘The Man who fell to earth’ , the 60’s psychedelic ‘Here we go around the Mulberry Bush’  and  ‘A View to a Kill’ part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair’s truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition .

Fair’s work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ exhibition.

Vic Fair Retrospective  will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Thursday 3 October until Monday 28 October.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

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

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Night Music, by Patrick Hourihan.

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’     Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
Oct 15 @ 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

Free Lunchtime Concert – Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Oct 15 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Lauderdale House’s resident pianist Stephen Hose performs a free concert on the third Tuesday of each month.

Take a break from a busy day of work and join us in the beautiful and bright Long Gallery overlooking the gardens of Waterlow park. Stephen will perform a 45 minute repertoire of lovely classical music. A delightful, relaxing way to spend your lunchtime!

Each lunchtime concert runs from 1.15pm to 2pm, and is free and open to all. There is no ticket required – simply turn up and take a seat. Doors will open at 1pm.

You can also join us on the first Tuesday of the month when we have a free performance from our resident classical ensemble. Find out more here.

Yoga for Kids – Tuesdays After School Classes (4 – 9 year olds) @ Jacksons Lane
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yoga for Kids - Tuesdays After School Classes (4 - 9 year olds) @ Jacksons Lane

After a successful summer term at Highgate Library we are continuing running weekly after school yoga classes for children (4-9 yrs) at Jacksons Lane in the Autumn Term. There will be max. 15 places and 14 sessions, starting Tuesday 3rd September.
Classes consist of a gentle warm up, breathing exercises, a series of sun salutations and story based yoga poses and flow, including partner / group poses, yoga / mindfulness games (or arts & crafts) plus relaxation. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information. Drop-in pending availability.

Highgate Life Drawing @ The Bull Pub @ The Bull Pub
Oct 15 @ 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!

Oct
16
Wed
Hampstead Printmakers – ‘from Scratch to Etch’ @ Lauderdale House
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A show of Original Prints from Adult Printmaking Classes at Hampstead School of Art & Print NW6 Studio, curated by printmaking tutor Theresa Pateman.

The definition of an Original Print, as opposed to Giclée or Inkjet Print, is that the artist/printmaker would have some part in hand-making the final image, working from a surface or matrix of metal, wood, plastic, or card. Once ink is rubbed or rolled in/onto this matrix, the image can be transferred and reproduced onto any other surface – in this case paper.

“Scratching  and Etching” are processes used to create Intaglio Prints. All original prints, unlike Giclée Prints, require much more intervention and heartache grappling with these methods from start to finish.There are professionals and beginners alike within this collective, many of them are local to the area.

As a group they have shown at HSA, University Women’s Club, Millfield Art Centre, Burgh House & Kingsgate Workshops Gallery.

Techniques used in this show include: Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotints, Monoprints, Photo-etching and Relief Printing.

Vic Fair Retrospective @ Lauderdale House
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including David Bowie in ‘The Man who fell to earth’ , the 60’s psychedelic ‘Here we go around the Mulberry Bush’  and  ‘A View to a Kill’ part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair’s truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition .

Fair’s work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ exhibition.

Vic Fair Retrospective  will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Thursday 3 October until Monday 28 October.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

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

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Night Music, by Patrick Hourihan.

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’     Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

Art Classes for Kids – Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Classes for Kids - Doodle Arts @ Jackson's Lane

Doodle Arts will be continuing its art classes at Jacksons Lane in Highgate every Wednesday 4-5 pm for kids ages 6-10 yrs old and 5:30-6:30pm for ages 11-14 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!

Highgate Coffee and Computers @ The Library at Highgate School
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Highgate School has amazing computer facilities, and the friendly and knowledgeable student volunteers always prove really popular with our Highgate Coffee & Computers visitors. The students will help with any computer question, from the simplest problem to the fiendishly tricky challenges, nothing seems to defeat them!

And of course, there’s the famous cake that comes with the coffee and tea. Worth a visit all on its own!

Please note the volunteers at these sessions are pupils from the school, ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old.  The School has a duty of care to these young people and would be very grateful if you could be mindful of maintaining appropriate interaction with them. Please consider issues such as your language, your expectations regarding the type of matter you raise with the pupils, and the sort of information that the pupils may see on your documents or particular webpages. 
If you have any queries then please don’t hesitate to raise them with the members of staff at the session.

Kids Boxercise @ the house
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Oct
17
Thu
Pilates @ the house
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Hampstead Printmakers – ‘from Scratch to Etch’ @ Lauderdale House
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A show of Original Prints from Adult Printmaking Classes at Hampstead School of Art & Print NW6 Studio, curated by printmaking tutor Theresa Pateman.

The definition of an Original Print, as opposed to Giclée or Inkjet Print, is that the artist/printmaker would have some part in hand-making the final image, working from a surface or matrix of metal, wood, plastic, or card. Once ink is rubbed or rolled in/onto this matrix, the image can be transferred and reproduced onto any other surface – in this case paper.

“Scratching  and Etching” are processes used to create Intaglio Prints. All original prints, unlike Giclée Prints, require much more intervention and heartache grappling with these methods from start to finish.There are professionals and beginners alike within this collective, many of them are local to the area.

As a group they have shown at HSA, University Women’s Club, Millfield Art Centre, Burgh House & Kingsgate Workshops Gallery.

Techniques used in this show include: Drypoint, Etching, Mezzotints, Monoprints, Photo-etching and Relief Printing.

Vic Fair Retrospective @ Lauderdale House
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Vic Fair (1938-2017) was a prolific British graphic designer who extensively worked on thousands of film publicity material over four decades and responsible for creating some iconic pieces including David Bowie in ‘The Man who fell to earth’ , the 60’s psychedelic ‘Here we go around the Mulberry Bush’  and  ‘A View to a Kill’ part of the James Bond franchise.

There will be a number of original pieces on display and available showcasing Fair’s truly artistic wit, flair and innovative use of juxtaposition .

Fair’s work is held in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum and is shortly due to be displayed at the London Transport Museum ‘Hidden London’ exhibition.

Vic Fair Retrospective  will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Lower Gallery during gallery opening times from Thursday 3 October until Monday 28 October.

The gallery is open:

•    Monday to Wednesday (11am to 4pm)
•    Thursday (11:30am to 4pm)
•    Sunday: Special Sunday opening on Sunday 6 October and Sunday 13 October.

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

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan @ Highgate Gallery
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Night Music, by Patrick Hourihan.

Shadowman: Surrealist Artworks by Patrick Hourihan.  11– 24 October 2019

An exhibition about a Surrealist journey and its discoveries.

‘Inside Patrick Hourihan’s skull there nestles a mental coral reef alive with magical images of unknown dramas and unfamiliar conflicts.  His private world is as intense, as complicated and as visually captivating as anything the ocean reefs have to offer.  His technical wizardry allows him to explore this world of the unconscious and permits us to eavesdrop on its many perverse and contradictory scenes.  His work has the special merit of being instantly recognisable as his. No other artist comes close to his imagery.  An intrepid internal explorer, he is quite splendidly alone in his voyages of irrational beauty.’     Desmond Morris, April 2019.

This selection of paintings, drawings and boxed found objects represents the work of London-based Surrealist Patrick Hourihan.  He has used automatic drawing and other channels of accidental discovery as a way to unlock the poetic potential and sense of the Marvellous that awaits in seemingly mundane and unexpected situations of everyday life.  The spirit of the Shadowman exhibition seduces the viewer to look through newly opened windows with the dreamer’s innocent eye.

Patrick Hourihan is London born.  He studied at the Watford School of Art.  He has been creating imaginative worlds since childhood, leading to a love of Surrealism while at college.  He was, for a number of years, an active member of the Surrealist London Action Group (SLAG).

Website:  http://www.patrickhourihan.com

Highgate Gallery open Tuesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; closed Mondays

Irish Dance Classes @ Jackson'e Lane Theatre
Oct 17 @ 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

 

Children’s Drawing and Painting @ Lauderdale House
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Our children’s art classes run on a termly basis, providing children aged 5-11 with an introduction to the basics of drawing and painting. Each week children will build on their skills learnt in previous weeks, developing their confidence and ability, with the help of our supportive and friendly teachers.

The children’s Drawing and Painting class is open for priority booking. If your child currently attends the class and you would like to book for Autumn term please call Xanthe on 0208 348 8716.

Sara Dowling @ Lauderdale House
Oct 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sara Dowling has been nominated by the British Jazz Awards as one of the 5 top jazz vocalists of 2018. Since her performance at the Swanage Jazz Festival in 2018, she has been unstoppable. Deeply inspired by the repertoire of the classic American songbook, her most important influences are Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter. And yet, as the clubs who have been booking her regularly in and over the past couple of years – Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 and the Cinnamon Club – have spotted, there really is something different, special and fresh about her. Sara is joined by Ross Stanley on piano, Dario Di Lecce on bass and Steve Brown on drums.

Sara is now a real force of nature within UK jazz with surely a great future ahead of her” –  Jazz Views

Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers.” – Guy Barker

Rarely does a jazz singer grace our scene with such breathtaking authenticity and natural flair. Dowling is this thing.” – Ian Shaw