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Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

10:12 12 May 2014

Primrose Hill Festival

Primrose Hill Festival

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Festivals in Primrose Hill and Camden Town, a talk on ‘how the Heath was saved’ and a charity sale are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

1. Sunday - Primrose Hill Festival

Primrose Hill hosts its bi-annual festival with over 70 different stalls.

Food, crafts and gifts for children will all be on sale, while musical acts and small fairground rides provide entertainment for all ages.

There will also be a dog show (tickets available at Primrose Hill Pets, Regent’s Park Road). The festival will raise money to fund the Village Christmas lights.

Held along Regent’s Park Road.

Visit primrosehillfestival.co.uk for more information.

2. Thursday - Heath’s Past

Former chairman of the Heath and Hampstead Society Helen Marcus tells the remarkable story of “How the Heath was saved”.

Using readings, songs, poetry and pictures, the talk will explore all the characters who were behind a 40-year campaign over Hampstead Heath being a public open space. The story starts from 1829 and charts the campaign’s journey through Parliament, the courts and the press. Part of the Heath and Hampstead Society lecture series.

Held at St Stephen’s, Pond Street, Hampstead. Drinks at 7pm (7.30pm start).

Tickets on the door £5 (£8 for wine and nibbles).

3. Thursday - Jewish Press Panel

A unique opportunity to hear from – and grill – the editors of the UK’s Jewish newspapers. Sitting on the same panel for the first time will be Stephen Pollard, of the Jewish Chronicle, Richard Ferrer, of the Jewish News and Paul Harris, from the Jewish Telegraph.

They will be discussing the responsibilities and pressures facing the Jewish press today and what role they play in raising the quality of Jewish conversation.

Chaired by Samantha Simmonds (Sky News). Held at the JW3 in Finchley Road.

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (£5 concs).

Visit jw3.org.uk to book.

4. Tuesday - Camden Create

A three-day festival begins on Tuesday celebrating the creative industry of Camden Town.

Camden Create, which aims to encourage other companies to set up camp in the area, will feature talks, workshops and a whole host of fun activities at iconic venues around Camden Town.

Renowned Camden figures such as Alex Proud (founder of Proud Galleries) and Wayne Hemmingway (fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead) are just some of the locals who will talk about their work and offer advice to those looking to break into the creative industries.

There will also be a host of events showcasing Camden as a great place to play, as well as work.

These include walks stopping at some of the best eateries in the area, a comedy night organised by the Roundhouse and a cruise down Regent’s Canal with Vestal Voyages to sample their award winning Vestal vodka.

The festival is organised by Camden Town Unlimited. Day passes cost £20. A three-day pass costs £55.

Visit camdencreate.co to book and see a full programme of events.

5. Saturday - Charity Sale

The Hampstead Women’s Club holds its annual Nearly New Sale at the Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead.

Raising money for Age UK Camden and other charities, the sale is an opportunity to buy “gently used” children’s clothes, toys, prams, cots and more.

Runs from 10am to 2pm. For more information, email Shobha George on publicrelations@hwcinlondon.co.uk.

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