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Upcoming events: 5-11 July

04 July, 2019

Performer Tish, from Show Off Circus Skills, with Councillor Flick Rea and members of her family at the Jester Festival in 2018

FRIDAY 5

DANCE Ballroom and Latin dance classes. Luther Tyndale Church Hall, Leighton Crescent, NW5. 020 7821 0874/020 8452 1853. Weekly. Improvers 6pm-7pm. Beginners 7.15pm-8.15pm.

SATURDAY 6

FAMILY The Jester Festival. Saturday and Sunday offers two whole days of family fun cram-packed with entertainment. There will be stalls, auctions, face-painting, games, live music, dance, a climbing wall, DJs, food, football competitions and much, much more. Fortune Green Open Space, NW6. Noon-6pm. Visit www.jesterfestival.co.uk for further information.

CONCERT Summer piano recital. Three pianists, Natalie Bleicher, Hannah Gill and Tim Pryce, perform music by Rachmaninoff and beyond, including brand-new music by British and Irish composers. St Cuthbert’s Church, Fordwych Road, NW2. Entrance by donation. 6.30pm-7.30pm.

CONCERT England Meets America. Sandra Ce’zard (violin) and Ronald Long (piano) perform the violin sonatas of Elgar and Copland, together with works by other American and English composers. St Peter’s Church, Belsize Square, NW3. Tickets £10 on the door. 7pm.

FAMILY Explore Zoology. Budding zoologists are invited to enjoy a series of hands-on fun activities that will answer the most curious of questions: such as how heavy is an elephant’s tusk? And how sharp is a shark’s tooth? Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1. 020 3108 9000. Free. Drop in between 1pm and 4pm.

FAMILY Queen Square Fair. Enjoy an afternoon of live music and dancing, stalls, children’s art activities, games including a bouncy castle, cake and homemade jam. Queen Square, WC1. Noon-5pm.

SUNDAY 7

FAMILY The Jester Festival. Saturday and Sunday offers two whole days of family fun cram-packed with entertainment. There will be stalls, auctions, face-painting, games, live music, dance, a climbing wall, DJs, food, football competitions and much, much more. Fortune Green Open Space, NW6. Noon-6pm. Visit www.jesterfestival.co.uk for further information.

CONCERT Choral Evensong. The AfterEight Ensemble will sing the Service from The Book of Common Prayer. St Cuthbert’s Church, Fordwych Road, NW2. Entrance by donation. 6.30pm.

FAMILY Big Fair. Hampstead’s summer street party returns, bringing with it over 100 stalls, fun fair attractions, street circus displays, live music and more. Proceeds to Hampstead School of Art and Keats Library. Heath Street, NW3. Noon-5pm.

FESTIVAL London Permaculture Festival. Over 20 workshops addressing the need for action on climate change, plus there will be stalls and children’s activities. Cecil Sharp House, Regent’s Park Road, NW1. £10/£5, children under 18 free. 11am-6pm. Visit www.londonpermaculturefestival.com for further information.

POETRY An evening of readings. Guest reader Lisa Kelly launches her first collection, A Map Toward Fluency. Poets from the floor welcome. Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5. 020 7267 2751. £5/£4. 7.30pm.

TALK Should Britain Recognise Sovereign Palestine Now? A talk by Sir Vincent Fean, the British Consul-General in Jerusalem from 2010-2014. JW3, Learning room 2, 341 Finchley Road, NW3. £5. Email: meretzuk@yahoo.co.uk 6pm

MONDAY 8

SPORT Free all-age, multi-sports sessions, including football, rugby, dodgeball and rounders. Castlehaven Community Association, Castlehaven Road, NW1. 020 7485 3386. 4pm-6pm.

TUESDAY 9

ART Develop your drawing and visual skills with artist Jeff Sawtell (RCA). All materials will be provided. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. £2. For further info contact Mary Pierce by calling 020 7267 6635 or emailing mary@qcca.org.uk. 11.30am-1pm.

TALK The Carer. Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, discusses her new book. Keats Community Library, Keats Grove, NW3. 020 7431 1266. £10 from the library or by calling in advance. 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY 10

FOOD Traditional English dishes. Two course meal for people aged 55 and over. Queen’s Crescent Community Association, 45 Ashdown Crescent, NW5. £3.50. For further information contact Mary Pierce by calling 020 7267 6635 or emailing mary@qcca.org.uk Noon-2pm.

TALK Life and Work in Palestine. Three young professional discuss a day in the life of Palestinian youth. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Grove, NW3. 7pm.

THURSDAY 11

TALK The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and Kazakhstan. The Friends of Highgate Library welcome author John Massey Stewart, who will talk about his new triple biography on the “Siberian traveller”, a British watercolourist who spent years travelling with his young family through remote parts of the Russian Empire. Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre, Croftdown Road, NW5. Free, 7.30pm.

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