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Apr
28
Thu
Same as it ever was(n’t): On Animation’s Capacities @ LUX
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Same as it ever was(n’t): On Animation’s Capacities @ LUX

To accompany the current LUX exhibition, Idrish (ইদ্রিস), Esther Leslie will be in discussion with artists Adam Lewis Jacob and Djofrey Makumbu.

This three way conversation will explore animation’s political potentials. Animation is a form that has a peculiar proximity to repetitive and devalued labour and processes, while also having an anarchic capacity to picture alternative or absolutely different realities that do not adhere to the laws of this world. What can be made of this stranding between factuality and otherworldliness? Illustrated with artists’ clips and historical examples, the discussion will explore ideas of looping in relation to economy, history and medium; animation and reanimation of the past; intimacy and publicity in animated form and the question of influence in relation to the vast and growing archive of animated material in the world today.

Idrish (ইদ্রিস), Adam Lewis Jacob is on view until 30 April at LUX.

 

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Adam Lewis Jacob is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow and Poole. His work is about the structures that govern our lives and the countercultural figures that question them. He uses the camera to create a space where ideas and people can be brought together and unexpected relationships can occur, using improvisation, performance and sound to reinterpret research and reactivate histories. He is one of the founding members of Céline, an independent artist-run exhibition space in Glasgow. His work has been screened and exhibited at the Berwick Film and Media Arts festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Alchemy Film festival, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India), Studio 55 (Korea), LUX (London) among others. In 2019 he was awarded the Cove Park Experimental Film and Moving Image residency and was co-commissioned by Vivid Projects and Animate as part of national film project WORK. In 2022 Adam will participate in the ESW/TOKAS residency program in Japan.

Djofray Makumbu is a British Congolese artist born and based in East London. He often works with friends and family when making his work which draws on his personal experiences and that of the people close to him. Recent works have focused on the shame and stigma of mental health difficulties, the pressures and violence of inner city life from the perspective of young people and the joy of music and dancing. Djofray loves to mix up different techniques combining stop motion animation, video footage, hand drawn and painted elements in moving image which are sometimes presented alongside live performances such as dance or scripted scenes. Each element in the work is carefully self-made from hand built sets and hand stitched garments for Claymation characters to soundtracks that are developed closely with Djofray’s brother. In 2020, Djofray won a Goldsmiths Exhibitions Hub commission, in partnership with the London Community Video Archive, to make Hello Mr Officer, a moving image work that sees young Black men from across London share their experiences of being harassed by the Police. The work uses stop motion, watercolour and rotoscope alongside archive material from The People’s Account (1987) by Ceddo Film Collective held in the LCVA archive. Recent solo shows include Brixton Library, London in 2019. Djofray graduated from BA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths in 2018 and was awarded the Alumno/SPACE Studio Bursary as a result of his degree show exhibition.

Esther Leslie is a Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Esther Leslie’s books include various studies and translations of Walter Benjamin, as well as Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant Garde (Verso, 2002); Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (Reaktion, 2005); Derelicts: Thought Worms from the Wreckage (Unkant, 2014), Liquid Crystals: The Science and Art of a Fluid Form (Reaktion, 2016) and Deeper in the Pyramid (with Melanie Jackson: Banner Repeater, 2018).

Apr
30
Sat
Coffee AM at the Highgate Society @ Highgate Society
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do come along to meet your neighbours, enjoy a good cup of coffee and find out what is happening in Highgate.

The planning committee often have someone on hand to answer planning queries.

Guerrilla gardening @ Highgate Society
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday 30 April, 2.30 to 4.00 pm when the group will do some more weeding and trimming in the flower beds around the public toilets.  Volunteers welcome. We will have some tools but please bring your own protective gloves and, if you have them, secateurs and a fork (large or small). We will give a safety briefing at the start and supply water. Email: infrastructure@highgatesociety.com if you are interested or have any questions.

May
3
Tue
Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 

May
5
Thu
Brigid Kaelin (with Steve Cooley) @ The Red Hedgehog
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

“Brigid Kaelin brings a new meaning to the word entertainment.” -Leith Folk Club

“She sings wonderfully, is a fine performer, has good songs, plays a number of instruments very well, and seems destined for something greater.” – Sid Griffin (The Coal Porters, The Long Ryders)

Kentucky-born Brigid Kaelin is a Renaissance woman, excelling as a storyteller, musician, writer and illustrator. Classically-trained on several instruments, she’s equally at ease at a Nashville session as she is entertaining crowds in random pubs.

A singer, storyteller, author, and multi-instrumentalist who has appeared on BBC, NPR and received many “Best Singer-Songwriter” awards in Louisville. With 7 albums/EPs of original music, she’s toured the world with her entertaining, upbeat, and poignant live show. The addition of Steve Cooley lifts her originals, making the show reminiscent of old-time variety hours.

Also a sought-after sidewoman, Brigid has performed with artists ranging from Nick Keir and Adam Holmes to Elvis Costello, usually on musical saw or accordion..

May
6
Fri
Baby Broadway family concert – Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Baby Broadway family concert - Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church | England | United Kingdom

A fun interactive family concert of songs from hit musicals and films featuring West End singers.

The whole family can sing and dance along to songs from Mary Poppins, Grease, The Sound of Music, Frozen and many more whilst enjoying bubbles, puppets, actions and dance moves in a joyful 45 minute performance suitable for all ages.

Open to all ages (recommended 0 – 7).

Visit the Baby Broadway website for more information

Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
7
Sat
Harington Spring Sale & Open Day @ The Harington Scheme
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Harington Scheme
@Haringtonscheme
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#SaveTheDate: Sat 7th & Sun 8th May, 10am-1pm. Harington Spring Sale & Open Day. Tours of our growing site, plants & refreshments for sale, live music. 
Coffee AM at the Highgate Society @ Highgate Society
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do come along to meet your neighbours, enjoy a good cup of coffee and find out what is happening in Highgate.

The planning committee often have someone on hand to answer planning queries.

Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
8
Sun
Harington Spring Sale & Open Day @ The Harington Scheme
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Harington Scheme
@Haringtonscheme
·
#SaveTheDate: Sat 7th & Sun 8th May, 10am-1pm. Harington Spring Sale & Open Day. Tours of our growing site, plants & refreshments for sale, live music. 
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
10
Tue
Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 

Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
11
Wed
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

Exhibition Opening: Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River @ LUX
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River @ LUX

Join us in conversation with artist Grace Ndiritu and LUX Director Benjamin Cook at 7PM to mark the opening of Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River. The exhibition will be on view from 5 to 8PM. 

Book here: https://opening-grace-ndiritu.eventbrite.co.uk

Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River explores time with new frames of reference, and questions the relevance of previously accepted divisions between past, present and future. Grace Ndiritu (b.1982) is a British-Kenyan artist and activist, whose practice is concerned with alternative ways of living and seeing our contemporary world through spirituality and explorations of “deep time”.

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine writer, fictionalised in Ndiritu’s latest film Black Beauty (2021), the exhibition title reflects on his theories on the fluidity of time. This film will be screened along with Ndiritu’s earlier film A Week in the News: 7 places we think we know, 7 news stories we think we understand (2010).

The accompanying public programme will be led by artists Rieko Whitfield, Serena Huang and Dr Jason Allen-Paisant. All three will invite audiences to imagine alternative timescapes through workshops, performance and text. Each artist investigates the subjectivities of time using multiple approaches: linear/non-linear, western/non-western and human/non-human time.

Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River runs from 11 May to 16 July 2022 at LUX


Grace Ndiritu – An Absolute River is curated by students from the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme as part of the Graduate Projects 2022, Royal College of Art, in partnership with LUX.

Highgate Society AGM @ Jacksons Lane
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Highgate Society will take place on Wednesday 11th May at 7.00 pm at the Jackson’s Lane Arts Centre. The guest speaker will be the author and journalist Hunter Davies.

For details:

https://mcusercontent.com/2985557cc2df15c446f059bef/files/09a3cf18-c103-30a8-96db-6f1a2bf1069b/AGM_poster_draft_for_final_approval_334680_.pdf

May
12
Thu
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

Aaron Jonah Lewis @ The Red Hedgehog
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis has been elbow-deep in traditional American music since their first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Their concerts take audiences on a journey through the back roads of American old time and folk music, with detours through ragtime and early jazz.

“I’ve heard quite a lot of old-time fiddle and banjo playing, trust me, but I’ve never heard it like this… played at break-neck speeds, Aaron’s fiddle whipping around tight corners like a high-end sports car… It’s like watching Bach hopped up on speed, composing kickass barn dance tunes in Appalachia… [Aaron is] a player you need to watch.” -No Depression

Greg Adams, Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, says, “Lewis is one of the few performing musicians with the facility to build compelling musical bridges between the printed banjo music and techniques of the 19th century and the instrument’s journey into recorded sound by the turn of the 20th century.”

Jazz in the House: Nikki Yeoh ‘Solo Gemini’ @ Lauderdale House
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nikki Yeoh is a creative free spirit who, although deeply rooted in the language of improvisation, is open to a range of music that leans as much to populism as it does high art.
Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the mid-90s, pianist Nikki Yeoh has proved to be an improviser, composer and all-round adventurer who has continually sought to broaden her musical horizons.

Accomplished soloist as she is, Nikki has also excelled as a composer; this is borne out by the number of very significant commissions. Among the most notable recent works is her Suite Of Seven Tunes based on the seven deadly sins, for the internationally renowned reeds virtuoso, John Sunman. River Spirit, which was written for The Oxford New College Boys Choir following a commission from Oxford Contemporary Music.

Yeoh’s output to date reflects an irrepressible spirit of curiosity that has taken her into areas far and wide, be it gigs with cutting edge jazz musicians such as Steve Williamson and Courtney Pine, soul stars like Jean Carne and Roy Ayers, or the fiercely original hip-hop group The Roots. Regardless of the setting Yeoh always shows the same degree of dynamism and responsiveness, qualities that she has developed through both her personal research of the history of music and extensive travels in Latin America, India, the Far East and Europe.

May
13
Fri
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
14
Sat
Coffee AM at the Highgate Society @ Highgate Society
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do come along to meet your neighbours, enjoy a good cup of coffee and find out what is happening in Highgate.

The planning committee often have someone on hand to answer planning queries.

Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
15
Sun
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
17
Tue
Annie’s Yoga in Highgate @ Highgate United Reformed Church
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 

Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

Free lunchtime concert – Stephen Hose @ Lauderdale House
May 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Take a break on a Tuesday lunchtime and enjoy 45 minutes of gorgeous classical music performed live by our resident musicians upstairs in the beautiful Long Gallery overlooking Waterlow Park.

Stephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship. He has specialised in chamber music and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre, in addition to appearances in France, Sweden, Ireland, and Germany.

The Merry Mug Quiz (HLSI v. HS) @ HLSI
May 17 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

The Merry Mug Quiz returns
Tuesday 17th May 7.40 for 8.00 pm.
HLSI 11 South Grove N6 6BS
Entrance free. Booking not necessary.

After a gap of two years due to the pandemic, the annual battle of wits between the Highgate Society and HLSI returns, compered by John Plews. For a full description see the Spring 2022 issue of Buzz.

May
18
Wed
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

May
19
Thu
Ken Gallagher, John Mortimer & Anthony Taylor: Paintings, Drawings and Prints @ Highgate Gallery
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girl in a Mondrian dress
Anthony Taylor, Girl In A Mondrian Dress

These three artists, friends since art college, share a common interest in figurative and landscape themes, their work reflecting a love of both traditional painting and its modern counterpart.

The inspiration for Ken Gallagher’s work is his family in Ireland and the moody Donegal landscape.  Figures working the land or sitting at a table are familiar subjects in his drawings and heavily worked etchings.  His London work is motivated by the landscape and aspects of day to day life in the city.

John Mortimer’s work is mainly concerned with the urban and rural landscape and the human figure.  All his works begin with drawing directly from the subject and later he develops his ideas in his studio where the challenge is to make pictorial sense from what is essentially visual chaos.  In recent years, John has worked on a series of self-portrait images, painting directly from life, a subject he first approached in his late fifties.

Anthony Taylor is strongly influenced by expressionist painting, but he has always sought an individual approach, believing that experience and observation are the bedrocks of meaningful work.  He is a keen lover of the outdoors, in particular the high moorland tracts and rugged landscapes found in the North West of England.  His recent landscape work, featuring old and decrepit dry-stone walls, makes a striking contrast to the paintings of the dry-stone walls – the paret seca – of Minorca, which he recorded whilst there on holiday.

About the artists: Ken Gallagher studied at Horsey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London.  He lives in East London, dividing his time between Ireland and England.  John Mortimer studied at Accrington College, Liverpool Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design and the Royal Academy Schools.  He is based in East London.  Anthony Taylor is a northern based artist who trained at Accrington College and Liverpool College of Art.  He has exhibited widely throughout the North West of England having held solo shows in Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Leeds and many other venues. His work is in both private and public collections.

For further information about any of the artists please contact Anthony Taylor anthony_taylor22@hotmail.com

Exhibition continues until 7 April.

Jacquelyn Hynes and Karen Ryan @ The Red Hedgehog
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Jacquelyn Hynes is a highly regarded flautist and composer, rooted in Irish and English traditional music who has played alongside and supported many of Irelands leading artists including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa. Her debut CD “Silver and Wood” received 4 star reviews from the Telegraph and RnR magazine, and was Album of the Week on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.

“Haunting and wonderful” Telegraph (Folk Albums of the Year)

“Brings Hynes’ innate sense of innovation to the table –
ethereal and other-worldly yet also attractively contemporary” Irish World

A musician, teacher and promoter, it would be no exaggeration to say that Karen Ryan lives and breathes traditional Irish music. Born in London to Galway and Mayo parents, it was a strong Connemara tradition of melodeon players and traditional singers on her mother’s side that initially fired her love of the music.

Karen started playing music at the age of nine, taught by the North Leitrim musician Tommy Maguire at the London Irish Centre, where she herself now teaches. It was here that she met lifelong friends and fellow fiddle players, Elaine Conwell and Teresa Connolly (Ní Heanue), with whom she won the under 12 Trio competition at the All-Ireland Fleadh in 1985.

In 2013 Karen was awarded ‘Female Musician of the Year’ by Chicago Irish American News and ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ by Live Ireland. In 2014 she was award a ‘Bliain na Cruinne’ Award by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann for teaching and other services to Irish culture overseas.

“That she is an exquisite fiddler is beyond question. Almost by definition, the whole character of the album is, of course, London Irish – a style of which Karen is undoubtedly today one of the very finest exponents”. The Irish Post

 

Jazz in the House: Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic @ Lauderdale House
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Renowned for his melodic and warmly lyrical trumpet playing, Chris Batchelor has been composing music for almost as long as he’s been performing. Winner of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers and a BBC Jazz Award, this new ensemble sees Batchelor further honing and distilling the approach he established in his writing for the influential groups Loose Tubes and Big Air.
Batchelor’s distinctive compositions for Zoetic are the outcome of his long lasting immersion in a wide range of music in London’s varied scene, from East African guitar band grooves to echoes of wistful European folk themes and sinuous lines reminiscent of Arabic music.

Zoetic is an exceptional combination of musicians who have played together for years in many other settings. Guitarist John Parricelli and bassist Steve Watts were fellow members of Loose Tubes, for which Batchelor was a key composer and soloist. The addition of violist Margrit Hasler and percussionist Paul Clarvis results in a unique and intriguing collective sound, rich in textural possibilities.

May
21
Sat
Coffee AM at the Highgate Society @ Highgate Society
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do come along to meet your neighbours, enjoy a good cup of coffee and find out what is happening in Highgate.

The planning committee often have someone on hand to answer planning queries.

Highgate Choral Society Fauré, Vaughan Williams and other work @ St Michael’s Church
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Fauré, V Williams and Hussey – HCS Concert 21 May 2022
HCS’s Spring concert presents an enduring French choral favourite together with English song settings of celebrated poems by the seventeenth century Anglican priest George Herbert – including a new commission by HCS, and a piece in anticipation of the upcoming 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth.
Gabriel Fauré’s famous Requiem in D minor, opus 48, was composed mainly between 1887 and 1890 as a setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead. The work, which focuses on eternal rest and consolation, is in seven movements and scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ. The Requiem was first performed in 1888 at La Madeleine in Paris, with the composer himself conducting. Fauré later revised and expanded the work, reworking it for full orchestra. In 1924 the Requiem was performed at Fauré’s own funeral in its full orchestral version. HCS will perform the version with organ accompaniment.
The English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote his Five Mystical Songs between 1906 and 1911. The piece sets spiritually-themed poems by George Herbert and was first performed in 1911 at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester, with the composer himself conducting. The Five Mystical Songs will be performed by HCS in the version for baritone soloist with choir and organ.
Songs from The Temple by Christopher Hussey is a new work commissioned by HCS and receiving its world première performance. The piece sets three poems by George Herbert – The Dawning, Love, and The Star – and is scored for solo voices, mixed choir and organ.
The programme also includes George Herbert’s metrical psalm The Lord is my Shepherd, set to the third psalm tune of the sixteenth century English composer Thomas Tallis and scored for mixed choir; as well as poems by Herbert set by the twentieth century English composers Eric Thiman and Michael Head for soprano and baritone soloists.

 

May
22
Sun
Sunday Lunchtime Concert: Viennese Cafe Music @ Highgate Society
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sunday lunchtime concert: Viennese café music
Sunday 22nd May 12 noon.
Tickets £15, including a glass of Buck’s Fizz

Joanna Ly (violin) and Martin Andre (piano) will play music by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Fritz Kreisler.

Booking through Eventbrite – click here

May
23
Mon
Waterlow Park Trust AGM @ Lauderdale House
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Waterlow Park Trust AGM
6:30pm for 7pm Monday 23rd May at Lauderdale House

A Zero Carbon Park? But what might this mean?

The Waterlow Park Trust Advisory Group will explain its role in giving local stakeholders a role in governance, policy and operational oversight in Waterlow Park.
The Trust strategy will be presented and your input sought, especially in relation to one of the objectives which is to develop what it means to be a ‘zero carbon park’ and how such an objective might be achieved.

To find out more about the Trust and the work of the Advisory Group please visit www.waterlowparktrust.org.uk