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Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

PUBLISHED: 09:26 11 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:26 11 August 2014

Mind Sports Olympiad takes place at JW3 this year

Mind Sports Olympiad takes place at JW3 this year

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Free courses for young people in Camden, a new musical comedy and annual event Mind Sports Olympiad are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

1. Sunday - Mind Sports Olympiad

Annual event Mind Sports Olympiad is this year hosted at the JW3 centre in Finchley Road. Competitors will be battling it out in a number of “mind sports” and board games for the entire week. This includes different variations of chess, poker, mastermind, Scrabble, and the Memory World Cup. Other lesser-known challenges include strategy game Quoridor, “Japanese Chess” Shogi and Stratego.

Runs from August 17 to 25. Visit jw3.org.uk for a full programme of events and for how to participate.

2. Sunday - Confessions of a Rabbi’s Daughter

A critically acclaimed new musical comedy will be showing Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate Village. Confessions of a Rabbi’s Daughter is the story of Rachel Wiseman, a young woman who faces the choice between fulfilling her dream of becoming a Rabbi’s wife and her new love for friend Sarah. Rachel is torn between the demands of her Orthodox Jewish upbringing and her heart, in this fictionalized one-woman musical written and performed by Emily Rose.

Part of the Camden Fringe Festival. Starts 8pm. Tickets £12 (£10 concs). Visit upstairsatthegatehouse.com to book

3. Thursday - Summer Uni

Camden Summer University is back to provide young people aged 13 to 19 free courses hosted by some of London’s biggest names. There are more than 90 courses on offer for budding writers, directors, chefs, artists, mechanics, sports stars, coding whizzes and Alan Sugar-style entrepreneurs. The vast majority are accredited, allowing youngsters to improve their CV for work, university or an apprenticeship.

Held in various locations across the borough, courses run until August 29. Visit cmdn.co.uk for a full list of what’s on offer.

4. Friday - Free Swim

Free swimming across Camden is on offer until August 29. Residents can visit their local leisure centre during designated times for a free swim. Kentish Town sports centre (2-4pm), Oasis sports centre (1-4pm), Swiss Cottage leisure centre (1-4pm) and Pancras Square leisure (2-3.30pm) are all participating.

Contact your leisure centre for more information.

5. Tuesday - Messy Picnic

Art Picnics 4 Kids is an outdoors art event for two to eight-year-olds that provides children with “free flow art sessions” and a day out for all the family.

Held on the lawn opposite the Waterlow Park Centre, the arts zone features six free-standing painting boards where children can “get messy” using paint brushes, rollers, scrapers, sponge stamps, or paint-squirting syringes. The craft zone will see lots of gluing and sticking while a messy play zone for under-fives includes play dough modelling. Parents are encouraged to bring a picnic. Costs £10. Call 07949 392708, or email info@greenpeasevents.co.uk for more information.

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