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West Hampstead Life Recommends

Old Hampstead Rediscovered 5: Changing Scenes
Exhibition of local views painted by 18th-, 19th- and 20th- century artists, curated by the Heath & Hampstead Society, presented along with modern photographs. More details NJ

Slow West @ Everyman Hampstead, Vue, Odeon, from Fri 26th
Well-reviewed Western starring Michael Fassbender, a modern twist on the Westerns of old. More details NJ

Picks of the Week curated by Mark L, Jane Lucken, Nicky Jones and Jonathan Turton
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Miss Compton Collier – West Hampstead’s pioneering society photographer

“For fifty or even sixty years, Miss Compton Collier, based at West End Lane, Hampstead, has toured the English countryside. With her haversack of heavy photographic equipment, wooden camera and tripod she has stalked the great English families in their lairs.” – Cecil Beaton. In The Tatler magazine from 1916 to 1948, photographs regularly appeared by […]

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Lucy Worsley grabs local kids’ attention with tales of Victorian intrigue

Words like ‘history’, ‘church’ and ‘books’ don’t always conjure up images of children’s happy, smiling faces. Especially in combination. However, the rapt attention of 300 schoolkids from Emmanuel, Beckford, Francis Holland, South Hampstead High, St Anthony’s and Rainbow Montessori schools told quite a different story this Tuesday. History royalty rocked up to Emmanuel Church in […]

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An Ode to poetry evenings in West Hampstead

Just as the camp monthly quiz night in the Sherriff Centre, which caters to the 20-somethings, was getting started, the Friends of West Hampstead Library were kicking off their ‘evening of Hampstead poetry’, which seemed to appeal to a more mature audience. I’d been to the last quiz (and really enjoyed it), so it seemed […]

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Is it Ginger, or Toxic Orange?

Iain Sinclair came to West Hampstead library on July 4 for a Q&A about his latest book, “London Overground: A Day’s Walk Around the Ginger Line”, and before too long the colour question came up.  The Hackney-based author, who walked along in hearing distance of the 33-station ring at the heart of the Overground, called […]