Upcoming events: 20 – 26 September 2019
20 September, 2019
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20
TALK Jewish Londoners. An illustrated talk revealing stories of Jewish families living in the capital. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, EC1. Free. 11am-12.30pm.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
MUSIC Cellar Upstairs Folk Club. English singer and guitarist Chris Foster takes to the stage. Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1. 020 7281 7700. £8/£6. 8.15pm.
OPEN HOUSE London Metropolitan Archives. A day of talks and special tours revealing all the fascinating work which preserves our shared history for the future. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 10am-5pm.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22
CONCERT Peter Cigleris and Tippett Quartet. Performing works by Arthur Benjamin, Frederick Durrant and Brahms. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £12, or free for eight to 25 years old courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. 6.30pm-8.30pm.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23
SUPPORT Mental Health Discussion Group. A safe space for people to express, vent and share their fears, worries and concerns about the current political climate in the UK. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. Free. 7pm.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24
LECTURE Exporting Russia: Diaghilev’s Beginnings. Lecture exploring the great Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev’s early years. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. Booking essential, visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for details. 6pm-7pm.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25
ASSEMBLY Belsize Climate Change Assembly. Speakers include professor Tom Selwyn and environmentalist Martin Nelson. Plus live music courtesy of Caroline Chan. Belsize Community Library, Antrim Road, NW3. 020 7586 6746. 6.30pm.
TALK Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto. Co-founder of Novara Media, Aaron Bastani, discusses how automation is the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness, rather than something that undermines an economy built on full employment. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £5/£3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26
TALK Striking a Light: The Match Girls’ Strike and Eleanor Marx. Bryant and May were the producers of matches in the 19th century. They employed girls who were paid meagre wages and were forced to work for 12 hours a day under the most horrendous conditions. In this talk writer, broadcaster and historian Dr Louise Raw discusses the Match Girls who rebelled in 1888 and took part in a groundbreaking strike that played an important role in the burgeoning modern labour movement. Highgate Cemetery, Swain’s Lane, N6. £10. Visit www.highgatecemetery.org/events to book and for further details. 7.30pm.