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HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB
  • HGS Community Learning Network

    Sunday July 10th @ HGS Free Church 2:30pm-6:30pm sees the launch of the 'HGS Community Learning Network'. This is an exciting local initiative to bring learners and teachers together, a chance for residents to find out more about the various clubs and activities happening in the Suburb and for teachers, leaders & organisers to let residents know what they have to offer. The event is free for both residents and teachers and teachers can book an allocated space in advance. Refreshments will be available.
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  • Art in Fellowship

    Vibrant work by talented artists from Henrietta Barnett School feature in the 7th and latest art exhibition at Fellowship House on Willifield Green. Entry free to all residents. Open for two weeks only until 4th July. Visit between 1.45 - 4.30pm on Tues 21st June or Tues 28th June or 6.30 - 9.30 on Wed 22nd June or Wed 29th June. Alternatively take pot luck and drop in any time the building is open and the room is free.
  • The Institute

    The future of The Institute is uncertain after the chairman, chief executive and trustees resign after voting to put it into liquidation. New trustees have been appointed and the Institute has opened for the summer term while its longer term future is being decided. For the latest updates please see hgsi.org.uk.
  • Restoration of Central Square Flower Beds

    The Central Square Residents Association, together with London Borough of Barnet, Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust and the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association, has commissioned SPC Designs to develop a scheme to renew the flower beds in Central Square. See details...

  • Your chance to get super fast broadband in the Suburb, north of A1

    Most streets north of Falloden Way between Westholm and Gurney Drive have slow internet. BT have no plans to upgrade to high speed fibre broadband - they say it's uncommercial. Mike Freer MP and some affected residents have found a way together, residents can make it happen.
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Hampstead Garden Suburb is located in North West London, England, approximately 7 miles from the centre of London. Founded in 1907 by Dame Henrietta Barnett, it is internationally recognised as one of the finest examples of early twentieth century domestic architecture and town planning, and home to approximately 13,000 people.
LOCAL EVENTS
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Proms at St Jude's Harp Recital - Tuesday 28 June
12.45pm A recital by the winner of the Carmac Harp Competition, North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance, in May. Supported by the HGS Residents Association. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Benjamin Grosvenor with Hyeyoon Park, piano and violin recital - Tuesday 28 June
7.45pm Violin and piano sonatas by Beethoven (No 8 in G), Ravel (No 2 in G), Poulenc and Brahms (No 3 in D minor). Since winning the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has enjoyed a spectacular career. In 2011 he played at the First Night of the BBC Proms and in 2015 at the Last Night, playing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. ‘Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time’ Gramophone Magazine. Having made her orchestra debut with the Seoul Philharmonic aged nine, violinist Hyeyoon Park received the London Music Masters Award in 2012, propelling her international career, performing with leading orchestras across Europe and in Japan. Hyeyoon’s UK dates this year include her concerto debut in London with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä. ‘You have winners, and you have future stars. Hyeyoon Park is among the latter’ Münchner Merkur. Supported by Pamela Fulton & Kate Munday Details...
A Blackbird Song, A Fellowship House Talk - Tuesday 28 June
2:30pm at Fellowship House. Speaker: Composer David Matthews, on the influence of a local blackbird on his composition Details...
Proms at St Jude's Piano Recital - Wednesday 29 June
12.45pm Beau Pluto, as pianist Wassili Lampouridis prefers to be called, has won more than 30 awards in competitions, after studying in Munich and London. Today’s concert includes works by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Messian, Mendelssohn and Liszt. Supported by the HGS Residents Association. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Gould Piano Trio - Wednesday 29 June
7.45pm Mozart’s Piano Trio in G K496, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 2 in C minor and Brahms’ Piano Trio No 1 in B major. The Gould Piano Trio, formed in 1991 by Lucy Gould (violin), Alice Neary (cello), and Benjamin Frith (piano), is considered to be one of the finest of its kind performing today. As well as winning plaudits at major international venues, such as the Wigmore and Carnegie Halls and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and touring the world, the musicians have reached a wide public through their recordings. The Trio is the first ensemble to record all seven trios by Brahms, reissued last year by Champs Hill. To mark its debut with SOMM, the trio recorded ‘live’ all the Beethoven trios, while a two-disc survey of Hummel’s seven Piano Trios on Naxos brings a more classical perspective to the group’s discography. Working with contemporary composers has led to the commissioning of many new works, the most recent being a second piano trio from James MacMillan, premièred in 2014 at the Bath International Festival. The trio celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with performances of a new commission from young British composer Mark Simpson. ‘What they produce is truly extraordinary’ The Washington Post. Supported by the Jacqueline & Michael Gee Charitable Trust. Details...
Proms at St Jude's TIDDLY PROM - Wednesday 29 June
11:30am at Free Church. 11.30-12.15pm An interactive concert for children aged up to four, led by Rachel Groves, creator of the DaCapo Toddlers' programme. Bring your own cuddly toys. Sponsored by the DaCapo Music Foundation. Details...
HGS Astronomical Society Sunspots, Starspots and the Search for Exoplanets - Wednesday 29 June
7:30pm at Free Church Hall. Venue: Oriel Room, Free Church Hall. Speaker: Dr Mark Galloway. Free to members, but we encourage anyone interested to attend the meetings. Membership is £25 per annum. To book 020 8455 5501. Check www.hgsas.co.uk for details. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Schools Prom - Thursday 30 June
12.45pm All welcome to this concert by pupils of Suburb, Golders Green and East Finchley schools, who have worked with Apollo5 to prepare this new event for the Proms. Apollo5 is an "a cappella" ensemble – part of the VCM Foundation, which works in schools worldwide to inspire creativity through music. Singing retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements, the singers have won praise for performances in London, France and the USA. ‘Such clear and lovely voices’ The Swingle Singers. Supported by the HGS Residents Association. Details...
Proms at St Jude's Counterpoise - Thursday 30 June
7.45pm An American Dream. Fenella Humphrys (violin), Deborah Calland (trumpet), Kyle Horch (sax), and Iain Farrington (piano), with Robert Winslade Anderson (bass). Music of the old and new Americas, including Copland’s Old American Songs, Piazzolla tangos, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Dizzy Gillespie, interspersed with poems by Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. Formed in 2008 to give the first performance of "On the Edge" by Edward Rushton, Counterpoise comprises some of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the UK, with the unconventional line-up of violin, trumpet, saxophone and piano enabling composers to experiment with challenging fusions of music, text and visuals. The group has appeared at the City of London, Cheltenham, Buxton and Newbury Festivals, as well as other significant venues up and down the country. The players are joined tonight by bassist Robert Winslade Anderson a former ABRSM international Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, who has since enjoyed much success in appearances with many of the UK’s major opera companies, such as Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne and Birmingham Opera Company. ‘… delivered by Counterpoise with aplomb’ The Times; ‘… weird and wonderful’ The Independent. Supported by Godfrey & Barr. Details...
Free Church Organ Recital by Alexander Binns - Friday 1 July
12.45pm as part of St Jude's Proms, with Dora Chatzigeorgiou, violin. Lunch in support of Christian Aid served from 12noon Details...