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A fixture of Hampstead’s cultural scene since the 1960s, Pentameters Theatre in Heath Street has launched a crowdfunder to stay alive as the impact of the pandemic hits hard.

“Free-range” tours of Highgate’s West Cemetery have been “really popular” according to the man in charge at the north London landmark.

High-profile Wac Arts alumni have spoken out about their reasons for signing an open letter on the college’s “state of crisis”.

Visitors may have to start paying to visit Belsize Park’s Isokon Gallery after it was hit by a drop of up to £10,000 in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.

Beneath the wild, overgrown weeds of a Hornsey churchyard lies a curious and forgotten tale of a mistress and servant buried side by side.

A West Hampstead primary school, currently dedicated to a man with links to the slave trade, has revealed the timeline for changing its name.

Alexandra Palace turned red on Monday night in solidarity with the arts and theatre industry hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain’s first Asian MP should be commemorated in Muswell Hill as part of the council’s Black Lives Matter review into public spaces, Haringey’s opposition says.

A historic railway bridge lying between Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace could be demolished under government plans.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists held an exhibition outside Hornsey Town Hall on Wednesday to showcase a centuries-long timeline of Britain’s slave trade legacy, from abolition to Windrush.

The Coleridge Trust, set up this year, has plans to refurbish the crypt and create a facility for scholars. Mark Collinson talks to the trust and looks at the Sage of Highgate’s connection with the village.

For the first time in more than four decades the west side of Highgate Cemetery will be open to the public next weekend – without the need to book on a guided tour.

Hundreds of people have called for a West Hampstead primary school to be renamed after London’s first black headteacher.

Street names in Haringey with links to racism and colonialism could be changed in the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

As more businesses reopened this week, a Hampstead restaurateur warned that coronavirus is “killing” the High Street.

A West Hampstead school named after a slave trader has answered calls from anti-racism campaigners and is hoping to start consulting on a new title.

Hundreds of protesters took the knee in front of Alexandra Palace on Saturday in support of Black Lives Matter.

The principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) has resigned after students raised concerns about racist behaviour and a culture of “systemic racism” at the prestigious Swiss Cottage college.

A campaign to rename Rhodes Avenue Primary School and Rhodes Avenue in Muswell Hill has been boosted the backing of a local MP, while Haringey Council are set to review place, street and building names across the borough.

London Zoo bosses are “delighted” at news they could be allowed to open as soon as Monday June 15 after the government relaxed its lockdown policy for open-air attractions.

Alexandra Palace is facing a financial hole of at least £1 million this year as the economic toll of coronavirus on the arts and culture industry deepens.

Haringey Council was forced to hurriedly fix some badly drawn double yellow lines on the roads in Highgate this week.

Barnet and Camden councils are among those encouraging residents to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the end of the Second World War at home.

The brutality of the Second World War left an indelible mark but people have forgotten how great the loss was, according to a military chaplain of 27 years.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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