Days Out

Monday, September 14, 2020

The annual showcase for local artists and designer/makers goes ahead this month at the Highgate Lit and Sci in South Grove with social distancing and extra hygiene

The acclaimed actors perform live to raise funds for Hampstead’s Freud Museum which has suffered financially during the pandemic

Michael Solomon Williams and the ‘Friends of Ally Pally Station’ have carved out steps and sown planters on a steep plot behind the platforms during lockdown

The former drill hall in Pond Street, Hampstead threw open its doors to members with a mantra to make them feel safe and comfortable during workouts

The veteran wildlife presenter is fronting a TV fundraising appeal to help save the conservation charity behind the Regent’s Park attraction

Our gardening correspondent praises examples of floriferous front gardens or even those which take over station platforms and parking spaces

“Amazing response” to a week of community festivities, from Zoom concerts and talks to radio shows, virtual exhibitions and sending in photos of lockdown projects

Wildlife expert Bob pores over the latest London Bird Report and considers the winners and losers in our urban skies

Website crashes and the first lucky visitors are delighted as tickets went on sale for the Regent’s Park attraction

Camden Garden Centre has reopened so the Ham&High’s resident gardening expert Ruth grabbed a trolley to investigate ‘the new normal’

Like many wildlife expert Bob Gilbert has enjoyed connecting with nature during lockdown - and hopes we will carry our enthusiasm forward in redesigning our cities

Alexandra Palace joins forces with Little Inventors to launch a wildlife challenge for budding young designers.

Virtual exhibitions, concerts and community outreach continue in the Highgate mansion where live-in manager Peter Gallagher hasn’t encountered the usual strange presences

A tale of two allotments

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Ruth Pavey compares her longstanding Highgate plot to one recently taken on in Hampstead Garden Suburb by the Ham&High’s much loved photographer Nigel Sutton

The Regent’s Park attraction was founded as a space where scientists could study animals and has become a much loved institution for generations of wildlife lovers

Wildlife expert Bob Gilbert says shaking up your lockdown routine with an early walk will reap dividends in hearing the diversity of urban birdsong

After closing their doors on March 21 the Regent’s Park landmark is appealing for donations to keep its 18,000 residents fed and cared for

Gardening in Times of Stress

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Can’t get hold of what you need for spring planting? The Ham&High’s resident expert has some suggestions of where to go and how to keep children engaged in gardening

Missing her grandchildren during lockdown in West Hampstead, Ginny Greenwood MBE is running twice daily sessions under the hashtag ‘a plank a day keeps the virus at bay’.

London Zoo’s pygmy goats are used to being lavished with affection by visitors to the Regent’s Park attraction.

A walk-through monkey enclosure and a community space for schools and local groups are part of plans for the grade II* listed bird enclosure submitted to Westminster Council

The Guilty Feminist, Caroline Criado Perez and Jess Philips were among the attractions at a three day festival of big ideas, activism, comedy and stories

Highgate Festival 2020 Launch

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A dead poets event in Highgate Cemetery is part of a week of walks, talks, music, food and fun in June with a call out for volunteers to make it all happen

ZSL’s fundraising director on creating a sanctuary for a native wildlife species and “ocean superhero”

Bridget Galton and family enjoyed a warm October break in a beautiful villa on the Italian island which has great food and culture


Reception and Year 1 classes at St Anthony’s Girls School have been learning about the changing seasons and wildlife through regular trips to Golders Hill Park, following months of limited outdoor activity

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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