Upcoming events: 30 September – 3 October
30 September, 2019
Top Dog Film Festival – Tuesday October 1
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30
MUSIC Fleet Singers. Join this community choir preparing for a peace-themed concert in November. Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Agincourt Road, NW3. 020 7267 8658. Free introductory rehearsal for newcomers. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 1
FESTIVAL Top Dog Film Festival. A cinematic celebration featuring canine-themed films honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £14/£12. 7.30pm-10.30pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 11.30am-1pm.
TALK Janet Todd: Sanditon. Coinciding with the current dramatisation of Sanditon on ITV, novelist and scholar of the romantic era Janet Todd will reveal the story of Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel and it’s literary context. Keats Community Library, 10 Keats Grove, NW3. Tickets £10 from the library. Call 020 7431 1266 for further details. 7.30pm.
BIRDS Hampstead Heath walk with Marylebone Birdwatching Society. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Parliament Hill Staff Yard, NW5 at 10am. Walk ends at Kenwood at midday. Occasional visitors welcome. Free. Call 020 7267 8434 for further details.
PHOTOGRAPHY The Hampstead Photographic Society. Offering weekly tips, expert advice and competitions. Crypt Room, St John’s Church, Church Row, NW3. £5. Visit www.hampsteadphotosoc.org.uk for further details and a full programme. 8pm.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2
TALK Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, writer and poet JJ Bola exposes masculinity, shining a light on historical narratives around manhood, and debunking popular myths along the way. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £5/£3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 3
LECTURE Have Women Achieved Professional Equality? 2019 marks 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 when a woman was recognised as a “person” in law. This groundbreaking Act enabled women to be awarded university degrees and to enter professions such as law and medicine from which they had been barred. In this lecture Professor Jo Delahunty QC looks at what the Act achieved, and what barriers to equality still remain. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. Booking essential, visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for details. 6pm-7pm.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT Timothy Dickinson (bass/baritone) and Anyssa Neumann (piano) perform “Don Quixote in Song” with music by Massenet, Ibert, Ravel and Delannoy. St Pancras (New) Parish Church, corner of Euston Road/Upper Woburn Place, NW1. 020 73881461. Free, retiring collection. 1.15pm-2pm.
SUPPORT Camden Carers Voice. A meeting for all unpaid and former carers. Discussions include carer concerns around getting information digitally about services in Camden and changes to parking. Followed by a light lunch. Email email@example.com or call 020 7428 8950 for more details. Charlie Ratchford, 1 Belmont Street, NW1. 10.30am-12.30pm.