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Wednesday 28 June

Proms at St Jude's - Piano Recital by Daniel Lebhardt

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
12.45pm Prize-winning pianist Daniel Lebhardt plays Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke, Mozart’s Rondo in A minor and Rachmaninov’s Sonata No 2 in B flat minor. Over the past two years, Hungarian-born Daniel has been recording solo piano works for Decca’s complete Bartók series and has given debut performances at major US and European venues. ‘Power, poetry and formidable technique’ New York Times. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association

Proms at St Jude's - Chilingirian String Quartet

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
7.45pm The renowned Chilingirian Quartet, with pianist Andrew Brownell, perform Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, one of the masterpieces of chamber music. They are then joined by mezzo-soprano Sarah Pring in the world première of the song cycle "Letters from Lony" by Ronald Corp, commissioned by Proms at St Jude’s. "Letters from Lony" is a voice from the Holocaust. Lony Rabl-Fraenkel sent the letters from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to her new-born grandson in England before she perished in Auschwitz without ever seeing him. The Chilingirian Quartet, founded in 1971, is one of the world’s most celebrated and widely travelled ensembles and has built up an extensive and critically acclaimed discography of classical and romantic works. Composer and conductor Ronald Corp has composed many works, including cantatas, a symphony, piano concertos and more than 100 songs. Sarah Pring, a favourite at Glyndebourne, where she began her career, has sung at the Royal Opera House and with companies including English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. Andrew Brownell has won prizes at major European competitions and has been soloist with orchestras such as the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Hermitage State. FREE tickets for under-25s, with thanks to Cavatina. Supported by the Rothenberg Family Charitable Trust. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - Kenwood’s Landscapes and Ladies

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Kenwood’s Landscapes and Ladies, led by Tamara Rabin, English Heritage volunteer guide, describes the genius of landscape gardener Humphrey Repton and the lovely grounds. Inside the House, she will talk about some of the ladies portrayed in the Music Room at Kenwood House. Meet in the Kenwood car park NW3 7JR More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - Kenwood’s Landscapes and Ladies

10:30am See full details...
Tamara Rabin, English Heritage volunteer guide, describes the genius of landscape gardener Humphrey Repton and the lovely grounds. Inside the House, she will talk about some of the ladies portrayed in the Music Room at Kenwood House. Meet in the Kenwood car park NW3 7JR. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - The Suburb and the Great War

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The Suburb and the Great War, led by Charlotte Curtis, HGS Trust’s Planning Assistant. The walk looks at how the Great War affected the development of the Suburb. Charlotte will talk about the decline in building activity, supplies and labour and the establishment of hospitals for servicemen and accommodation for working women. Meet at St Jude’s car park NW11 7AH. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - The Suburb and the Great War

2pm See full details...
The Suburb and the Great War, led by Charlotte Curtis. HGS Trust’s Planning Assistant looks at how the Great War affected the development of the Suburb. Charlotte will talk about the decline in building activity, supplies and labour and the establishment of hospitals for servicemen and accommodation for working women. Meet at St Jude’s car park NW11 7AH. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Thursday 29 June

Proms at St Jude's - Family Concert - Schools Concert

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
12.45pm After practice with a cappella ensemble Apollo5, pupils from local schools, including Brooklands, Garden Suburb and Wessex Gardens Junior Schools, The Archer Academy, The Henrietta Barnett and Whitefield Schools, will showcase their ensemble singing. Apollo5 has won international praise for its retro jazz, pop and classical arrangements. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association

Proms at St Jude's - Charlie Chaplin Triple Bill

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
7.45pm Charlie Chaplin Triple Bill. Supported by Bear Nibbles. Performing live to screenings of iconic films is a speciality of the Orchestra of St Paul’s. Tonight’s screenings feature Chaplin’s The Cure, Easy Street and The Immigrant on the centenary of their first release, with the OSP, conducted by artistic director Ben Palmer, playing Carl Davis’s hilarious and touching scores live to the screen. Ben Palmer has conducted, among others, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin and the BBC Singers. Carl Davis’s vast output for film and TV includes acclaimed scores for The French Lieutenant’s Woman, BBC TV’s Pride and Prejudice and epic silent films such as Napoleon and Ben-Hur. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - The Evocative Highgate Cemetary

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11.15am Gordon Wolffe, volunteer guide, shows you the most impressive architectural features of the secluded and historic West Cemetery, with its sinuous winding paths and ivy clad monuments. Walking shoes advisable, as there are steep steps. Not suitable for children under 8 years old. Meet outside the West Gate N6 6PJ. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - The Evocative Highgate Cemetary

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11.15am Gordon Wolffe, volunteer guide, shows you the most impressive architectural features of the secluded and historic West Cemetery, with its sinuous winding paths and ivy clad monuments. Walking shoes advisable, as there are steep steps. Not suitable for children under 8 years old. Meet outside the West Gate N6 6PJ. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - 1967 and the Big Conservation Conversation

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Marjorie Galbinski, HGS Trust’s Assistant Architectural Adviser, explores how a 1967 Parliamentary Act has protected and enhanced valued places, and how the Trust operates to maintain the distinctive character of the Suburb. Meet at St Jude’s car park NW11 7AH. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - 1967 and the Big Conservation Conversation

2pm See full details...
Marjorie Galbinski, HGS Trust’s Assistant Architectural Adviser, explores how a 1967 Parliamentary Act has protected and enhanced valued places, and how the Trust operates to maintain the distinctive character of the Suburb. Meet at St Jude’s car park NW11 7AH. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Friday 30 June

Free Church - 12.45pm Proms Harp Recital by 1st prizewinner, Carmac Harp Competition

at The Free Church. See full details...
Carmac Harp Competition, North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance. Light lunch served from midday.

Proms at St Jude's - Harp Recital

at The Free Church. See full details...
12.45pm Harp Recital (in the Free Church) by 1st prizewinner, Camac Harp Competition, North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance 2017. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association

Proms at St Jude's - The Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Director Stephen Cleobury

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
7.45pm The highlight of this programme by one of the world’s best known choral ensembles is Fauré’s celebrated Requiem. The Choir will also be performing works by Duruflé, Tomkins, Byrd, Bach, Brahms and Bruckner. With origins dating back nearly 700 years, the choir’s fame expanded internationally in the 20th century with an extensive recording catalogue and the Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast to millions round the world. Choirmaster and organist Stephen Cleobury has been Director of Music since 1982. ‘I would happily sit in King’s College Chapel listening to this choir sing for the rest of my days’ Richard Morrison, The Times. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - Sir Edwin Lutyens and the Suburb

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Paul Capewell, HGS Trust’s Information and Communications Assistant, leads a tour that highlights what Lutyens and his followers brought to the Suburb and explores some of his unrealised plans for the area. Meet at the Free Church car park NW11 7AG. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - Sir Edwin Lutyens and the Suburb

10:30am See full details...
Paul Capewell, HGS Trust’s Information and Communications Assistant, leads a tour that highlights what Lutyens and his followers brought to the Suburb and explores some of his unrealised plans for the area. Meet at the Free Church car park NW11 7AG. More about walks & book tickets at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Saturday 1 July

Proms at St Jude's - Family Concert - Cartoon Fun

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
12.45pm What’s up, Doc? Come and enjoy the music from some of your favourite cartoon films. Playing everything from Disney classics through to modern Pixar favourites, the brilliant BBC Elstree Concert Band will make this a fun-filled morning for children and adults alike. Admission free. Supported by the HGS Residents Association

Proms at St Jude's - Jazz Night - Big Band of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
7.45pm Supported by Explore Learning. Formed in 2005, this London-based conservatoire has an outstanding reputation for technical excellence and originality, with its jazz studies producing a string of accomplished musicians. In tonight’s programme, the Senior Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gareth Lockrane, will perform Thelonious Monk’s legendary 1959 Town Hall Concert. Pete Churchill then directs the Jazz Choir, accompanied by a rhythm section, in a crowd-pleasing selection of traditional jazz standards. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Proms at St Jude's - Proms Heritage Walks - Hampstead’s Heroes and Heroines

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This walk is based on the Heath and Hampstead Society’s and English Heritage plaques. You pass houses lived in by the Du Mauriers, artists Mark Gertler and Constable and many others. Blue Badge guide Julia Male unravels the patchwork quilt of Hampstead’s artists, scientists and writers. Meet outside Garden Gate at Burgh House, Well Walk NW3 1LT. More about walks & book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

Sunday 2 July

Proms at St Jude's - Last Night of the Proms - The London International Orchestra

at St. Jude's Church . See full details...
7.45pm Supported by Pentland and Cello Group. Toby Purser conducts the London International Orchestra (LIO) in a programme including Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor (the Organ Symphony), with Edward Batting organ and the traditional Last Night favourites, with mezzo-soprano Victoria Simmonds. The LIO, comprising talented amateur musicians and former professionals, engages professional conductors and soloists and has given concerts in many distinguished London locations, raising thousands of pounds for charity. Toby Purser has a wide-ranging conducting career in the UK and abroad. In 2005 he founded the Orion Orchestra, a stepping stone for the most talented musicians leaving music college. In November 2014 he made his debut at English National Opera, where he was recently awarded the ENO Mackerras Fellowship 2016-18 and has been working on ENO’s new production of Berg’s Lulu and on the world première of Ryan Wrigglesworth’s The Winter’s Tale. Edward Batting, organist and director of music at St Alban’s Holborn, is much in demand as a recitalist and accompanist. Victoria Simmonds began her professional career as a company principal at ENO. The DVD and CD of her Royal Opera House performances have won more than 17 awards. ‘The superb Victoria Simmonds’ Richard Morrison, The Times. More about the Festival and book tickets online at www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

The Ponds Project: how well is the Heath recovering?

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Meet at Burgh House. A Heath & Hampstead Society walk, led by Lynda Cook, member of the H&HS Heath Sub-Committee and the Ponds Project Stakeholder Group. Suggested minimum donation £5 per adult. Info 07941 528 034; email hhs.walks@gmail.com

Tuesday 4 July

RA Library - STORY TELLING - EVERY TUESDAY

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10:15-10:45am Story/Song Time Garden Suburb Community Library, 15 The Market Place, NW11 6LB. We welcome toddlers and their carers into a warm, friendly group. We provide rhythm and rhyme making activities alongside both new and familiar songs, and an introduction into the world of exciting and boundless stories beyond home provision. Come and join us for some fun with your little ones. Admission free.

Fellowship - '1966 and All That', a Fellowship House Talk

2:30pm at Fellowship House. See full details...
Speaker: Colin Gregory on the creation of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Dramatic Society

Residents Association - Council Meeting

8pm at Fellowship House. See full details...
Hear Suburb issues debated and raise your concerns at Question Time (8.05pm).