Brazilian dance, poetry and music at festive Highgate Library evening

Nearly 100 people joined the fun as the Friends of Highgate Library hosted their annual festive evening, complete with storytelling, music, poetry and Brazilian dance.

The event saw poet Jehane Markham read verse penned during travels on the Trans-Siberian Express, storyteller Sue Toogood perform an adult fairytale, and music from singers based at Cecil Sharp House.

The library, in Croftdown Road, also saw performances from Filhos de Bimba, a group that practices the traditional Brazilian dance form of Capoeira, and musicians Ginny Clee and Simon Edwards, who had the audience singing along with a few spirited numbers.

Linda Lefevre, treasurer and membership secretary for the Friends group, said: “I think the audience would say the highlight was perhaps the warm atmosphere and mulled wine!”