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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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Un ‘Insight’ avec Hélène Clément

West Hampstead has a quite long literary pedigree – which continues to this day, with three local book launches in September alone. This month sees the launch of another one, but not in English and not at West End Lane Books. Mais non! This book is called “Le Plus Beau Reste á Venir” (Ed = The Best Is Yet […]

An Insight into: Ted Booth

Who is Ted Booth you are asking?  This month’s Insight is a bit different. Instead of interviewing a local business owner, WHL sat down to have a chat with Ted Booth, who is the current writer-in-residence for the Friends of West Hampstead Library. Ted’s a very cool guy but wouldn’t consider himself as such – he’s far too […]

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 […]