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Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

08:57 21 July 2014

Camden Beach at the Roundhouse opens this Sunday

Camden Beach at the Roundhouse opens this Sunday

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A “floating” creative writing workshop on Regent’s Canal, a World War One exhibition in Hampstead and the opening party for the Roundhouse Beach are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

1. Friday - Roundhouse Beach

The second beach to come to Camden this summer gets its grand opening on Friday.

Tucked away on the Roundhouse’s sunny terrace in Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, this sandy “slice of paradise” attracted over 40,000 visitors last year.

The 2014 beach is set to be even bigger, covering 900sq metres and holding 150 tonnes of sand.

If sunbathing on deckchairs isn’t your thing, there will be end-of-pier amusements, a pop-up fish restaurant, beach huts, swimming pool, ping pong and a rooftop garden.

Ice-cold drinks will be served at the Tiki Bar and Rum Shack-a-lack, with two-for-one cocktail happy hours throughout the week.

Live music and food will also be available.

An exclusive opening party and charity fundraiser with DJ sets, complimentary drinks and food takes place on Sunday (tickets £55).

From then, it is open every day (Mondays 5pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 11pm) until August 23.

Visit roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2014/camden-beach-2014/ for more information.

2. Friday - Floating Cinema

A creative writing and illustration workshop for children (ages eight to 11) takes place on the Floating Cinema.

This unique canal boat, designed by Duggan Morris Architects, is journeying from east to west London, hosting on-board events such as performances, talks, workshops and screenings.

Kids will get to design their own “beastly creature” inspired by the boat’s journey along the canal surrounding London Zoo.

Tickets are free. Meet at The Pirate Castle in Oval Road, Camden Town.

Call 0207 377 9677 or email anna@upprojects.com to book.

3. Thursday - Hampstead during WW1

To mark the start of the First World War centenary, this exhibition looks at the effects of the war on Hampstead Village and the Heath.

It touches on the work of official war artists from the area and soldiers from Hampstead who fought at the Front.

The exhibition will also examine the important role played by local military hospitals and residents.

Held at Burgh House in New End Square, Hampstead.

Runs until December 14.

4. Thursday - Herbert Asquith

Herbert Asquith was one of the most important British Prime Ministers of the 20th century.

This talk explores his somewhat colourful personal life as well as his success as a peacetime Prime Minister and his “ineptitude” as a wartime one.

Given by William Tyler, former principal of the City Literary Institute.

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

Runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Tickets £35.

Book online at ljcc.org.uk or call 020 8457 5000.

5. Sunday - Miriam Nash

An afternoon of poetry and spoken word at Keats House in Keats Grove, Hampstead.

Includes an open mic with performances from the Keats House Poets plus headliner Miriam Nash.

Miriam Nash is a poet and theatre artist.

Her book of poems, Small Change, was published by Flipped Eye in 2013 and launched at Keats House.

Free event, no booking required. Runs from 2pm to 4pm.

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