To do this weekend: 20th - 22nd August
London 21 &22 September 2019
Open House London, the world’s largest architectural showcase will take place 21 & 22 September. And for the third year in a row, every London borough is participating. Over 800 buildings will open their doors to the public across the two-day festival, alongside a programme of neighbourhood walks and architect-led tours – with everything free to attend. And with this year’s festival theme of ‘social’ Open House is exploring what it means to live together in cities today.
Image: (c) Hufton Crow
Sunday 22nd September will be London’s biggest ever Car Free Day, each play street will be part of a worldwide event and one of at least 200 streets across the capital marking the day in this way.
There are 5 locations in Camden hosting Car Free Day Play Streets in the following streets:
Dartmouth Park Ave
As a child Dan lost a holiday camp dancing competition.
This is his chance to right that wrong. It will be what he would have done had he known better, been a little braver, got the music choice he wanted.
VENUS will be an opportunity for us all to win, if only for the duration of one song by an 80’s girl group.
22 Sep 2019 - 26 Sep 2019, John McAslan & Partners NW1 3ER
Sharon Drew has been invited to exhibit her abstract paintings at William Road Gallery. By recreating the sensation of light, colour, rhythm and movement Drew finds in landscape, her work brings a visceral element to the gallery setting.
This new series includes large-scale paintings and captures the essence of visits to urban and coastal shorelines. Building up opaque and translucent layers with repetitive and rhythmic gestures she emulates the constant fluctuations of nature.
In contrast to the measured and calculated methods of the architects whose practice houses the gallery, Drew's works result from a process of only just controlling the paint, of letting the material lead the way. The desire is to be spontaneous and completely in the moment, and to share this sense of immersion with the viewer.
Lissenden Gardens, NW5 1NA, London
Come join us for lots of fun on Sunday 16th of September for the 'I love Lissenden Community festival'. Including a dog show, doughnut competition, battle of the bands and much more!
This is a free event and everyone is welcome
Sunday, Keats House
Join Anthony Hett for a celebration and showcase of his recent Residency. Over the summer of 2019, Anthony spent time at the House to inspire his own writing which he will perform along with contributions from other poets who joined his creative writing workshops.
Zabludowicz Collection is proud to present Plague, a new video installation by Puck Verkade that imagines eerie parallels between ecological and mental breakdown. Narrated by three domestic pests that fantasize about human extermination, surreal analogies between the tormented psyche and the exploited Earth unfold, climaxing in a Kafkaesque interspecies transformation between a housewife and a housefly.
The historical area of Fitzrovia, London, has a rich medical past and fascinating stories attached to its former hospitals and workhouse.
This walk starts outside Warren Street Underground Station. It explores the medical associations of the Fitzrovia area, including the first private hospital in London, a number of smaller hospitals that occupied grand houses in Fitzroy Square, the story of the birth of family planning, a major nurses home established by the famous Astor family, a Georgian workhouse known by Charles Dickens, and ending with a short tour inside the beautiful Fitzrovia Chapel which was part of the famous Middlesex Hospital.