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Dear Friends

Join us for a festive evening of music from our community choir and orchestra

on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm at St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Road, London NW5 1SL

North Camden Chorus and orchestra will be performing:

  • Joseph Haydn – ‘Maria Theresa’ Mass
  • Francesco Manfredini – Concerto for two trumpets
  • Christmas carols by Darke, Rutter and local composer and friend of the choir, Philip Godfrey

We’ll also be inviting some audience participation for some old carol favourites and enjoying some drinks and nibbles afterwards:

This is a regular event, held on second Fridays of the month.
It's worth just listening to the music and it's a bonus being able to join in 
the dancing.  Some of the pieces require advanced levels of skill but most 
are accessible to ordinary folk like us. Latest message:
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Subject: [on-bouge-announce] On Bouge Friday 14 April:
Duo Mistral, aka Chris & Caroline Shaw
Date: 09-04-2023 23:10
From: Chris Shaw <>
To: On Bouge Announcements <>

It's time for On Bouge again, chers amis/ chères amies, and this month
we have the wonderful, the dynamic Duo Mistral. We'll be doing a variety
of dances from all over France again, from BalFolk to Breton and
Bourbonnais, Auvergne to Limousin, Gascony and Béarn. We'll be revising
the Bourrée Planière too. We also have our lovely On Bouge musicians.
Please bring booze and snacks to share.

It's at Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street NW3 1DN London.
Please email me at for more information.
Doors Open: 19.15  - Dancing from 19.30 until 23.00

The cost is £10 if booked in advance or £12 on the door.  Details are on
our We Got Tickets page: and
also our Facebook page:
Cheers, Chris & Caroline Shaw

Dear Friends
So soon after the amazing performance of "The Armed Man" by North Camden Chorus comes another local church concert, this time it's an invitation to join the Fleet Singers at both rehearsal and performance of Mozart's Requiem, from 1.30pm to 8pm, with a break for afternoon tea, at St Anne's Church Highgate - tickets £20.
Booking essential - full details here:
or here: - Attending the concert from 7pm-8pm is free, no ticket needed but donations welcome.

Another event for our calendar - Channing School for Girls - - which is at The Bank, Highgate, London N6 5HF - is holding a Communitea - meaning a "Communi-Tea" - to which we are all invited.

The advert in the Camden New Journal says "Join us at Channing School for free tea, sandwiches and cake, get help from our digital leaders with your device, and enjoy some music while you're here!" It's from 4.15 to 5.30pm - see you there!

Dear Friends
I hope you are OK and surviving this cold spring weather. I just remembered that I had forgotten to update the website, and managed to do some of that today.  I've tweaked some details and added two new organisations to the Events Page:

Friends of Highgate Library has one of their very interesting lectures this Thursday 9th March, which you can join in person or online. The next one, with Catharine Wells, is about the  Highgate Pink Plaques Project: Honouring Women from Angela Burdett-Coutts to Stella Gibbons:

One interesting addition to our Events page is On Bouge, a long-standing French Folk Dance Club, which has its monthly meeting this Friday 10th March - in the basement of the Heath Street Baptist Club.  If you book in advance it's only £10, but you can show up at the door and pay £12 - see and

North Camden Chorus holds term-time rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.15pm at William Ellis School, Highgate Road, London, NW5 1RN, for their end-of-term concerts - the next one, at St Mary Brookfield Church, is coming up on Saturday 25th March from 7.30pm.  The choir will be performing: KARL JENKINS – THE ARMED MAN - an anti-war piece written for the Millennium celebrations and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis, MOZART'S AVE VERUM - composed in the final year of his life to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, and FAURÉ's CANTIQUE DE JEAN RACINE.  Tickets cost £15 at the door, but only £12 if booked in advance - see

If you have any other information which may be of interest to our friends, do let us know. Meanwhile that's it for now.
Best wishes to all
Mary Fee (020 7607 7852 - 07966 216891)
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Dear Friends
Just to let you know about events happening soon
- sorry for short notice in some cases.

Tamar's Pilates Class continues on Thursdays now
'in-person" from 10am at St Anne's Church,
106 West Hill, London N6 6AP.  She is kindly also
continuing on zoom also on Thursdays from 1.05pm.

This Thursday, we have all been invited to a special
"Communitea" event with tea, sandwiches & cake and
help with our digital devises from 4.15pm to 5.30pm
this Thursday 10th November at Channing Girls School,
The Bank, London N6 5HF - just north of Waterlow

This Tursday evening is Friends of Highgate Library's
regular event, 7.30pm to 9pm, this time featuring
Pamela Holmes: Telling hidden stories - see full
details on:

On second Fridays from 7pm there is a regular French
folk dance event called "On Bouge" at Heath Street
Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, London, NW3 1DN, £10
advance booking, £12 on door:
yes the next one is tomorrow 10th November.

For those of you interested in the history of
Activism, the RESISTANCE  Exhibition is in progress
and continues daily from 12noon to 8pm until Sunday
13th November 2022 at Black Door, Soho Studios,
17-19 Archer Street, London W1D 7AP - here is the
event link for Saturday:

Any other ideas, let me know....
Best wishes
Mary Fee

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Dear Friends
I've been rehearsing with the North Camden Chorus and better late than never, I'm writing to let you know that our next concert is tomorrow, Saturday 21st May 2022, from 7.30pm at St Mary Brookfield Church, Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1SL - just north of the Lord Palmerston pub.  In addition to the choir 
there will be a small  chamber group and Baritone and Soprano 
soloists. The conductor is Ian Gibson.

The main piece is Gabriel Faure's "Requiem", plus "Antiphon" from Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, Handel's "Zadok the Priest", Henry Purcell's "Lord thou Knowest the Secrets of our Hearts", John Rutter's lovely green anthem "Look at the World", Howard Goodall's "The Lord is My Shepherd" - which was the theme tune of the Vicar of Dibley, and a piece by Benjamin Britten - not sure what this is but so maybe they are doing that one.

Tickets are £15 (£12 concessions) can be booked in advance via Eventbrite - follow the link below - or by paying cash on the door. A glass of wine will be available after the concert for a small cash donation. Let me know if you are planning to attend.

Looking forward
Mary Fee - 07966 2168891

Dear Friends
Sorry for short notice: Tonight's Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre hybrid event – on Zoom and with a limited audience in the hall: is at 7pm on Thursday 10th February: "Forgotten Wives" – with Ann Oakley - who examines the ways in which marriage has contributed to the ‘disremembering’ of women’s achievements. Ann Oakley examines the conventions of history and biography-writing using case studies of the wives of well-known men – Charlotte Shaw, Mary Booth, Jeannette Tawney and Janet Beveridge. Join us to hear Ann talk about her book. You can book here:

Also the latest newsletter of our local Transition Town features "Party Time: including a free Camden Forest tree giveaway, food, drinks, ideas for green living, live music… and most importantly waissailing: Friday 18th February, 5pm-9pm at Alara Wholefoods, 108-112 Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF" plus lots of other news:

Do check out our Events Page, and let us know of other useful links

Hilldrop Community Centre Summer Fair & Open Day
• Food • Music • Art • Books • Performance • Face Painting • Henna Artist
• Jewellery making • Kids activities • Soft play • Lucky dip • Raffle
With stalls from our community partners including Octopus, Help on
Your Doorstep, NHS Islington & more!
Join us for the grand opening of our PLUS: Peace Garden with the
Worshipful Mayor of Islington Cllr Rakhia Ismail
Hilldrop Community Centre, Community Lane, Hilldrop Road, N7 0JE • 0207 607 9453 •
HilldropCommunityCentre @hilldropcc 
Get involved! Run a stall or donate to our Prize Raffle.
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