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North London artists and celebrities raise money for The National Brain appeal with a silent art auction

Well acted seven hour epic of gay life in New York takes too long to say too little but is an engaging watch

Imaginative and visually exciting story of Charles Darwin’s eventful Beagle voyage its told in a purpose-built venue at this iconic museum

A West Hampstead journalist creates a globe trotting Granny to take the gloom out of dementia

Octogenarians who have been friends for sixty years hold a joint exhibition at the Hampstead Museum and Art Gallery

Works by the late Highgate artist Berenice Sydney go under the hammer to help fund an art scholarship

The top YA author pens a stand alone love story set in a near future where gene editing technology is used as a terrorist threat

Exhibitions at a Marylebone gallery and Frieze Masters mark the moment when surrealism descended on a former slave colony and found a wealth of artistic talent

Gastro pub rescued from developers is bucking Brexit by serving fine British ingredients cooked in a French style

A retrospective of Welsh artist and former Highgate School teacher Kyffin Williams runs at the school and institute where he taught

The 10th book festival celebrates the 200th anniversary since the publication of Frankenstein with a host of events remembering Mary Shelley’s masterpiece

A new market at the centre in Finchley Road has a wealth of fresh and cooked produce on offer

Books interview: Julia Donaldson

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The top children’s author talks about her latest book and growing up in Hampstead

When first produced they were merely marketing tools designed to be thrown away when the next films were released. But today, original posters for iconic movies such as Star Wars and Get Carter fetch hundreds – or even thousands – of pounds.

Laura Wade’s entertaining relationship drama examines the appeal of a retreat from complexity to the more defined certainties of the 50s.

Puttering up the Norfolk Broads on a sunny bank holiday weekend can be like a waterlogged version of Oxford Street.

Weather was a mixed bag but a good time was had by all at this eclectic mix of village fete, rave and family friendly music festival

Highgate’s Victorian cemetery offers a sombre but inspiring backdrop to a song cycle about the end of World War I

Take fantastic trip on a musical adventure in the tunnels beneath Waterloo station

What is it about Hampstead women and water, wonders author Jessica Hepburn

A local pub, an art agency, and an art supply shop are joining forces to promote talented women painters.

Fast growing hairdressing group opens its 22nd salon in the capital in Kentish Town High Road

Cool down in the heatwave with a trip to ‘the beach’ but without a long car journey

A comical modern dress production has an environmental theme that perfectly marries the play’s ideas of natural utopias with the idyllic Regent’s Park setting

Greg Wetherall gives a five star review

Bridget Galton gives a four star review.

Get the full festival experience less than an hour from north London

Schools choirs from Rhodes Avenue and Coldfall primaries accompany the chorus in a rousing performance of Orff’s classic

Caroline David gives Genesis Inc a two-star review.

Meghan Markle’s cellist and siblings are still students but a real talent to be reckoned with

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