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Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

09:48 19 May 2014

Vicky Pryce will be talking about her time in prison

Vicky Pryce will be talking about her time in prison

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A talk by economist and former prisoner Vicky Pryce, outdoor film screenings and the local and EU elections are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

1. Monday - Vicky Pryce

A preview event to whet your appetite for the 2014 Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival taking place in September, join economist Vicky Pryce fresh from prison as she talks about her book exploring the penal system.

In March 2013, Ms Pryce was sentenced to eight months for accepting her ex-husband and former Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne’s penalty points on her driving licence.

After a very public trial, she was sent to Holloway and East Sutton Park prisons.

There, she kept a diary in which she recorded her experiences and her strong views on how the prison system works.

Her book - Prisonomics - provides an analysis of the cost to the economy, as well as the human cost, of keeping women in prison.

It examines both the human and financial cost of children having to go into care, family breakdown, education and the difficulty of finding employment once women are released from jail.

She will be in conversation with broadcaster and director of the Longford Trust for Prison Reform, Peter Stanford.

A book signing will follow.

Held at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in North End Road, Golders Green, on Monday.

Starts 8pm. Tickets £10 (£12 on the door).

Visit hamhighlitfest.com or call 020 8511 7900 to book.

2. Sunday - Film Screenings

A series of outdoor summer film screenings will be held at the JW3 centre in Finchley Road over the bank holiday weekend.

It is organised with The Lost Picture Show – a group that aims to bring back “the golden age of movie going” and which regularly tours festivals, including Glastonbury.

Wireless headphones and folding chairs will be provided as the outside area of the Jewish cultural centre is transformed into an outdoor cinema.

Screenings – with no trailers – start each evening at 8.45pm.

Films include Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Sunday), Annie Hall (Monday) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Tuesday).

Tickets £15. Snack boxes with handmade treats created by chefs at JW3 are also available.

Visit jw3.org.uk for more information or call 020 7433 4988.

3. Thursday - Dorothy Bohm

A unique opportunity to hear from the eminent photographer Dorothy Bohm about her work and influences. Burgh House in New End Square, Hampstead, will be screening two short BBC2 documentaries about her life and career.

Born in 1924 into a Jewish Lithuanian family in East Prussia, Ms Bohm has spent her lifetime taking photographs and travelling the world.

Her fascination with people is evident in much of her work and she has been described as one of the “doyennes” of British photography.

She will be answering questions from audience members following the screenings.

Runs from 7pm to 8pm. Free event. Call 020 7431 0144 for more information.

4. Thursday - The Accidental Festival

The Accidental Festival returns for a fourth year at the Roundhouse with an eclectic mix of dance, puppetry, physical theatre, cabaret, film, live music, spoken word, new writing, live art, and international theatre. Lasting four days, it is produced by students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage. It is seen as an annual opportunity for artists to share work, present new ideas and take risks.

Runs from Thursday until Sunday. Visit accidentalfestival.co.uk for a full programme of events.

5. Thursday - Elections

Readers are reminded they can vote in local and EU elections today. See camden.gov.uk for a list of polling stations.

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