May
27
Mon
An Afternoon of Palm Court Music @ Lauderdale House
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A Bank Holiday Afternoon of Palm Court Music by the Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra.

The Aspidistra Drawing Room Orchestra returns to Lauderdale house with a new selection of the popular tunes and songs from the beginning of the 20th century. The orchestra consists of string quartet, piano, flute and oboe, and has been praised for its lively interpretation of the genre.

The programme consists of tunes that should never have been forgotten and some that never will be.

The concert is a perfect introduction to classical music for youngsters and refreshing change for the veterans.

May
30
Thu
Jazz in the House: Chris Laurence Quartet @ Lauderdale House
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Chris Laurence with Frank Ricotti (vibes), John Parricelli (guitar), and Martin France (drums)        

When it comes to jazz, playing the game of ‘who’s best?’ is surely a no-win situation. But anyone who was present the last time this band played at Lauderdale would have been sorely tempted to say Chris Laurence!

Laurence’s band mines a rich seam of mostly British composers like John Surman, Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli (not to mention honorary Brit Kenny Wheeler!) with a soupcon of Steve Swallow. Their last show was one of the finest concerts that we have been privileged to present.

Chris Laurence returns for Jazz in the House, with Frank Ricotti, John Parricelli, and Martin France. Doors open at 8pm and the concert begins at 8.30pm. The bar will be open from late afternoon for drinks and snacks.

Jun
4
Tue
Portraiture and Figure Drawing – Summer Term @ Lauderdale House
Jun 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer 2019 term of Portraiture & Figure Drawing!

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.

The cost for the entire term is £205 (concessions £185).

Free Lunchtime Concerts – Chamber Performance @Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Jun 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Join our us on the first Tuesday of the month for a free lunchtime concert.

A wonderful way to break up the working day, our lunchtime concerts offer 45 minutes of gorgeous classical music performed live in the elegant and historic setting of our Long Gallery.

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.

Tuesday 7 May – 1:15pm/ Tuesday 4 June – 1:15pm / Tuesday 2 July – 1:15pm
Jun
5
Wed
Still Life – Introductory Art @ Lauderdale House
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer 2019 term of Still Life – Introductory Art.

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

Taught by art tutor, Zoe Hirson, this is a general art course suitable for anyone looking to expand and practice their skill set. An informal, friendly and loosely structured class, Introductory Art allows participants to explore the areas and techniques that they find most useful.

The cost for the entire term is £205 (concessions £185).

Jun
6
Thu
Painting with Watercolour and Acrylic – Summer Term @ Lauderdale House
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer Term of our Painting with Watercolours and Acrylics art course.

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.

The cost for the entire term is £225 (concessions £205).

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Quartet: The Genius of Duke Ellington @ Lauderdale House
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Sarah Moule and the Simon Wallace Quartet present The Genius of Duke Ellington featuring Simon Wallace (piano), Dave Bitelli (saxophones), Mick Hutton (double bass) and Paul Robinson (drums)    

  
Although Ellington was a prolific writer of class popular songs it is odd that no one has seen fit to devise a programme around them. Until now!

Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace have been Ellington fans since a very young age. And so are world music exponent Dave Bitelli (glad to see him back in a jazz context!) and the other members of this wonderful band. Material by Duke will be featured alongside music by his right hand man, Billy Strayhorn. And Ellington buffs will be excited to hear that the programme also features newly-rediscovered material by another intriguing Ellington collaborator, Marshall Barer, who is rarely mentioned in all the copious appreciations of the master’s work.

“Cool, elegant, immaculate” – The Observer 

“Sarah Moule stands in the very top flight of UK vocalists” – London Jazz

Jazz in the House continues with Sarah Moule alongside Simon Wallace, Dave Bitelli, Mick Hutton and Paul Robinson performing the Genius of Duke Ellington. Doors open at 8pm and the concert begins at 8.30pm. The bar will be open from late afternoon for drinks and snacks.

Jun
7
Fri
The Braid Ensemble @ Lauderdale House
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Braid Ensemble arrives in Highgate!

Following their recent major success at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, The Braid Ensemble makes its first appearance at Lauderdale House, with a programme of hauntingly beautiful work by their founder – the widely-acclaimed composer David Braid.

David’s work – described as “very honest stuff” by Steve Reich – has wide popular appeal, while also holding the fascination of musicians/music lovers across the genres. His music is lyrical, concise and instantly recognisable.

Braid is a true original that stands entirely outside both mainstream modernism and populism; his music stays with you long after hearing it, while always leaving you wanting more.

The Braid Ensemble perform at Lauderdale House on Friday 7 June at 7.30pm. To hear/see The Braid Ensemble in action please visit their website.

Tickets £13, £11 Concessions. Available on the door on the night.

Jun
8
Sat
Sally’s Adventure Club: Dragon school @Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The fantastically popular Sally’s Adventure Club returns to Lauderdale House this summer with their newest adventure: Dragon School!

The adventure begins in Lauderdale House with ‘Dragon Registration’ where all little adventurers are enrolled into Dragon School. Next comes a series of essential dragon lessons, including rigorous roaring and flying lessons in the glorious gardens of Waterlow park. Adventurers will earn stars as they complete their dragon lessons, concluding with a ‘Graduation Ceremony’ and a rendition of the lovely story ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldon.

Using interactive storytelling, this adventure will ignite imaginations and create a fantastical wold of wonder and adventure. Dragon School is perfect for young children and fun for the whole family.

Jun
11
Tue
Portraiture and Figure Drawing – Summer Term @ Lauderdale House
Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer 2019 term of Portraiture & Figure Drawing!

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.

The cost for the entire term is £205 (concessions £185).

Jun
12
Wed
Still Life – Introductory Art @ Lauderdale House
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer 2019 term of Still Life – Introductory Art.

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

Taught by art tutor, Zoe Hirson, this is a general art course suitable for anyone looking to expand and practice their skill set. An informal, friendly and loosely structured class, Introductory Art allows participants to explore the areas and techniques that they find most useful.

The cost for the entire term is £205 (concessions £185).

Jun
13
Thu
Painting with Watercolour and Acrylic – Summer Term @ Lauderdale House
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Summer Term of our Painting with Watercolours and Acrylics art course.

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.

The cost for the entire term is £225 (concessions £205).

Jazz in the House: Karen Sharp Quartet @ Lauderdale House
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Karen Sharp Quartet featuring Nikki Iles (piano), Dave Green (double bass), Steve Brown (drums)        

Inspired by the music of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, Karen Sharp moved to London in the year 2000 after graduating in composition from The Royal Northern College of Music. She became a member of Humphrey Lytellton’s band for four years, won several polls, and became first call for many visiting American artists. Nowadays she has a chair in Guy Barker’s Big Band but it is in this, her quartet with Nikki Iles, that we can hear her wonderful loping lines and warm sound at its best. Dave Green and Steve Brown are consummate performers, ensuring that we are in for a night of perfect ‘real thing’ jazz at its best.

Karen Sharp performs alongside Nikki Iles, Dave Green and Steve Brown as part of this season’s Jazz in the House. Doors open at 8pm and the concert begins at 8.30pm. The bar will be open from late afternoon for drinks and snacks.

Jun
14
Fri
Serenata presents Quilter & Co. in ‘Fair House of Joy’ @ Lauderdale House
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Serenata presents Quilter & Co. in ‘Fair House of Joy’ – a celebration of British Song and Chamber Music by Roger Quilter and contemporaries.

Serenata have been performing regularly at Lauderdale – their own ‘Fair House of Joy’ – for over ten years.

 

Serenata presents Quilter & Co. in ‘Fair House of Joy’ on Friday 14 June in the Long Gallery at Lauderdale House, starting at 7.30pm. Bar available. Admission £15 and £10 concessions. Pay at the door. To find out more and to reserve tickets, please contact Brian on 020 8340 2983 or Paul on 07958 911639.

Jun
15
Sat
Fair in the Square @ Pond Square
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A great day out for all the family.

The Highgate Festival will kick off with the Fair in the Square and continue with events all week.

Jun
16
Sun
Highgate Festival
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A ten-day celebration of Highgate, covering the arts, ecology, music, film, its heritage and its future.

Highgate Festival 14th June to 23rd June: Save the dates and see www.highgatefestival.org for all the events and click on each date separately.

Events all round Highgate; times and venues on the website!

Sundial Sundays: Highgate School Bands @ Lauderdale House @ Lauderdale House
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Local young musicians from Highgate School perform live on the Tea Lawn in Waterlow Park from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 16 June.

A lovely, relaxing afternoon of summer sunshine, picnics and free live music performed by local school children as part of this year’s Sundial Sundays season. Plus, the Highgate School Bands performance will coincide with this year’s Highgate Festival!

Bastien and Bastienne – Opera on the Tea Lawn @ Lauderdale House
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Insieme Chamber Ensemble present Mozart’s delightful comic chamber opera, Bastien and Bastienne, outside on the beautiful Tea Lawn as part of part of this year’s Highgate Festival

Bastien and Bastienne was written by Mozart when he was only 12, purportedly for a performance in the Garden Theatre of the famous ‘Magnetist’ Dr Mesmer. It’s a simple and delightful tale about the trials of Bastien and his shepherdess love Bastienne, with additional mesmeric magic from the Wizard Colas plus plenty of other mischief. Waterlow Park’s Tea Lawn, where a Shepherd and Shepherdess are already in residence as statues, is the ideal setting for this lovely pastoral piece.

Come along for a charming summer evening’s entertainment on the Tea Lawn outside Lauderdale House, performed by our resident Chamber Opera Ensemble, Insieme.

Jun
17
Mon
Highgate Festival
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A ten-day celebration of Highgate, covering the arts, ecology, music, film, its heritage and its future.

Highgate Festival 14th June to 23rd June: Save the dates and see www.highgatefestival.org for all the events and click on each date separately.

Events all round Highgate; times and venues on the website!

Jun
18
Tue
Highgate Festival
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A ten-day celebration of Highgate, covering the arts, ecology, music, film, its heritage and its future.

Highgate Festival 14th June to 23rd June: Save the dates and see www.highgatefestival.org for all the events and click on each date separately.

Events all round Highgate; times and venues on the website!