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HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB
  • Open Gardens

    Sunday 25 June
    HGS Horticultural Society are opening nine gardens and one allotment on Sunday from 12 noon to 5.30pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme's charities. Refreshments available at Fellowship House in Willifield Way, where two professional plant nurseries (one a Chelsea gold medallist) will be selling their wares in the garden as well. Tickets (£8.50 - children free) from 12 noon at 1 Asmuns Hill, 86 Willifield Way or 94 Oakwood Road. For the young ones, there will be a free treasure trail, with something to find in each of the gardens and on the allotment. See NGS website.

  • Proms at St Jude's
    Music and Literary Festival

    24 June - 2 July 2017
    See www.promsatstjudes.org.uk for details of the full programme and to book tickets. Lunchtime concerts are free and there will be a fireworks display with music in Central Square on Saturday 24 June around 10:30pm.

  • Art in Fellowship

    Fellowship is very pleased to be able to host an art exhibition featuring works by the talented members of the Temple Fortune Art Club which was founded in the 1930s. The exhibition will run until 8th July and the Art Gallery will be open on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm, on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and at all other times when the building is open and the Eileen Whelan Room is not being used. All paintings are for sale with all proceeds going to Medecins Sans Frontieres. See the website: www.fellowshiphouse.co.uk.
  • Golders Green Station Redevelopment

    Barnet council has been consulting on a planning brief for the redevelopment of Golders Green Bus & Underground Stations, the marshalling yard, depot and sidings. After receiving over 1000 responses they have decided that the planning brief cannot progress in its current form without significant revision. Responses are to be discussed with TfL and it is likely a further consultation will take place on a significantly revised version of the Brief. See:
Hampstead Garden Suburb is located in North West London, England, approximately 7 miles from the centre of London. Founded in 1907 by Dame Henrietta Barnett, it is internationally recognised as one of the finest examples of early twentieth century domestic architecture and town planning, and home to approximately 13,000 people.
LOCAL EVENTS
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Proms at St Jude's Family Concert - A Symphonic Safari - Saturday 24 June
12.45pm Musicians from the Royal Albert Hall, with Kevin Hathway playing works specially for kids, including some of the best classical music related to animals. Dress up if you want. A performance for all the family, presented by Albert's Band. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Opera Night with Nevill Holt - Tosca - Saturday 24 June
7.45pm One of Giacomo Puccini's greatest operas,Tosca is a roller-coaster story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue. With its dramatic storyline and Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is one of the world’s best loved operas. This concert performance will be sung in Italian by Nevill Holt Opera, with its orchestra and chorus. The company’s previous productions at Proms in the last three years have all sold out. Under artistic director Nicholas Chalmers, who conducts tonight, Nevill Holt continues to reinforce its national reputation. Nicholas is conductor of Northern Ireland Opera and artistic director of Second Movement Opera Company. ‘The vitality of the playing under Nicholas Chalmers’ firm baton never faulted’ Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph. Tosca is played by Belfast-born soprano Giselle Allen, acknowledged as a singing actress of the first order, who has appeared at opera houses throughout the world. ‘It’s hard to praise Giselle Allen enough’ Opera Now. Spanish tenor Carlos Fidalgo plays Cavaradossi. Born in León, he studied in Europe before moving to London to study at the National Opera Studio. He has sung with UK companies including English National Opera and Scottish Opera, and across Europe. Welsh baritone Paul Carey Jones sings Scarpia. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the National Opera Studio. Joint winner of the 2013 Wagner Society Singing Competition, he sang with Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera before making his Royal Opera debut last year. 'His unwaveringly steady, oaky baritone anchored the production' Opera Magazine. Supported by Investec. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk Details...
Proms at St Jude's Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra - Sunday 25 June
7.45pm The Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, with Robert Max (director/cello), Sophie Lockett (violin) and Zoë Solomon (piano). One of Beethoven’s less well-known works, this amiable concerto, for piano, violin, cello and orchestra, is followed by Berlioz’s tale of an artist and his unrequited love. With its dramatic themes of longing and despair, this was, in 1830, a ground-breaking piece of programme music and orchestration. The Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra has long been part of the musical life of London, working with different conductors and artists at venues and festivals across the city and the South East. Robert Max, soloist, conductor and recording artist, is principal cellist of the London Chamber Orchestra and cellist of the acclaimed Barbican Piano Trio. Sophie Lockett appears regularly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Hallé. She has performed with artists including Frank Ocean, McFly, Alison Moyet and John Barrowman. Zoë Solomon’s qualities as a chamber musician and accompanist have made her in demand at concerts in both Europe and the USA. Supported by the Jacqueline and Michael Gee Charitable Trust. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk Details...
Horticultural Society HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB GARDENS open in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme - Sunday 25 June
12pm to 5:30pm at Fellowship House. This year, under the heading HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB GARDENS, nine of the Suburb's finest gardens and one allotment are opening on one day as a group featured in the National Gardens Scheme yellow 'Gardens to Visit' book, in which garden owners raise funds for nursing, cancer and other worthwhile national charities. Tickets with maps £8.50pp (children free) available from 86 Willifield Way and 1 Asmuns Hill on the day only. Refreshments at Fellowship House, where two well-known nurseries will be selling a fantastic selection of plants. Plants will also be available in some of the gardens. Children's Treasure Hunt, Raffle with amazing prizes. Full details are published on the Horticultural Society website (www.hortsoc.co.uk) and the NGS website and can also be found in the 2017 yellow 'Gardens to Visit' book published by the National Gardens Scheme. Some of the gardens are also open by appointment until September. Copies of the free 'London Gardens' booklet are also at Fellowship House and the HGS Community Library in the Market Place, etc., Info: Caroline Broome, 020 8444 2329 or carosgarden@virginmedia.com. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Flute Recital - Marie Sato with pianist Tony Ingham - Monday 26 June
12.45pm Programme to include C.P.E. Bach’s Sonata in A minor, Fauré’s Fantasie and works by Bozza, Debussy, Bourne and Vivek Haria. Aged 17, Marie Sato is joint principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra. Since 2009 she has been a student at the Royal College of Music. Last year she won the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition. Tony Ingham works regularly as accompanist at the Royal College of Music and as teacher at Westminster Cathedral Choir School. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association Details...
Proms at St Jude's Bookends - A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel, featuring Leos Strings - Monday 26 June
7.45pm Dan Haynes and Pete Richards perform an unforgettable show, celebrating the music of Simon & Garfunkel. Naming their group Bookends after the folk-rock duo’s album title, Dan and Pete recreate their ever-fresh songs. They are backed by Leos Strings, which was founded in 2008 by cellist Rachel Shakespeare at the Royal Northern College of Music. Bookends tour extensively at prestigious venues, including the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and The Lowry, and enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The concert features classics such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water and such lesser-known gems as Sparrow and Bleecker Street, plus music from Simon and Garfunkel’s solo careers. ‘One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world’ Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster. ‘Closing your eyes, that could really be Simon & Garfunkel’ BBC Radio. Supported by Godfrey & Barr. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk Details...
Proms at St Jude's Proms Heritage Walks - The Babbling Brook in the Next Valley - Monday 26 June
10:30am. The Babbling Brook in the Next Valley traces the buried Fleet River to Kentish Town City Farm in Gospel Oak. Plunging down hidden farm lanes, it will take in the newly reconfigured ponds and reveal famous people and colourful dramas. Led by Lester Hillman, an urban planner, lecturer and accredited guide. Meet Pond Square, Highgate Village N6 6BA nr Bus Terminus, South Grove. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk
Proms at St Jude's Proms Heritage Walks - The Babbling Brook in the Next Valley - Monday 26 June
10:30am. The Babbling Brook in the Next Valley traces the buried Fleet River to Kentish Town City Farm in Gospel Oak. Plunging down hidden farm lanes, it will take in the newly reconfigured ponds and reveal famous people and colourful dramas. Led by Lester Hillman, an urban planner, lecturer and accredited guide. Meet Pond Square,Highgate Village N6 6BA nr Bus Terminus, South Grove. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk
Proms at St Jude's The Purcell School - Tuesday 27 June
12.45pm Students carefully chosen through pupil auditions from The Purcell School, one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, perform an eclectic programme of chamber music. The School holds the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its contribution to international culture. Purcell alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, and BBC Young Musician of the Year winners Nicholas Daniel, Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association Details...
Proms at St Jude's Michael Collins & Friends, with Grace Davidson - Tuesday 27 June
7.45pm One of the world’s finest clarinettists, Michael Collins is joined by fellow recording artist pianist Michael McHale and renowned soprano Grace Davidson in a programme comprising Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock, Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet and Schubert’s Octet. The Shepherd on the Rock is a showpiece for clarinet, voice and piano, which conveys the shepherd’s longings for his absent sweetheart. This is followed by one of Mozart’s most sublime works, the Clarinet Quintet. We finish with Schubert’s Octet, an infectiously joyous piece of music that never fails to raise the spirit. Today, also highly regarded as a conductor, Michael Collins continues his distinguished soloist career as a clarinettist. Committed to expanding the repertoire of the instrument, he has premièred works by contemporary composers. Recent releases include a disc of British Clarinet Concertos as soloist and conductor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. ‘Michael Collins...brilliant playing in every sense’ Classic FM. Grace Davidson has carved an international career working with all the leading Baroque ensembles, including The Sixteen and Tenebrae. ‘Grace Davidson sings with gorgeous purity and warmth and hits some extraordinarily ethereal high notes’ Classic FM. Michael McHale’s international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician has taken him to venues from Japan to the USA and Germany. He released a CD of clarinet sonatas with Michael Collins in 2015. ‘The singing sensibility of McHale’s sensitive and polished pianism’ Gramophone. Supported by Pamela Fulton and Kate Munday. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk Details...