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Go Ape!

from Tessa Thomas:

The only way is up when you're one of the Go Ape team - and several were out testing the wires, walkways and ladders last week in preparation for the public opening today (March 18th 2017) of the new Ally Pally facility. Pictured is Charlotte, a 28 year old aerialist who worked at Disneyland and Up At The O2 as well as the Orbit at the Olympic Park (80m up in the air!) before joining Go Ape. Rest assured, it's all fun to watch if you're not as at home in the air as she is...

Go Ape website and booking:

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A 45 mins class for children aged 0-6 including singing, drama dancing, games, craft, workbook activity and stories all in Spanish or French.

Spanish starts at 10.15 and French starts at 11.00 on Wednesday and Saturday morning ta the Woodman in Highgate.

Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. A colourful support booklet with language-based ideas for activities to do at home is included. Following our carefully tried and tested methodology, your child could leave the very first class responding to French or Spanish! 

Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play. We teach the adults who attend at the same time as the children and you don't have to have any prior knowledge of a language. We will never put you on the spot or ask anyone to speak until they are ready!

 There is an easy access from Highgate Tube Station or by bus from Crouch End and Muswell Hill. Free parking is available on the Woodman's car park.

You can also book one-to-one or small group classes with us,at a time convenient for you.

414 Archway Road , Highgate , London , N6 5UA

See you there! 

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Thursday Morning English Classes

Join our fun and friendly General English Courses at Gabriella English Language School, North London! 

Our General English Classes in Bounds Green, N11, are an ideal way to improve all aspects of your English - speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and pronunciation - in a stimulating learning environment. 

The classes are perfect for Intermediate Students (B1).

DAYS: Thursdays

TIMES: 10am-12pm 

VENUE: Gabriella English Language School, Brownlow Road, London N11

£12 per hour (minimum 2 hours) 
£80 per month (10 hours of tuition)
First hour FREE!
*Discounts available for group bookings. Call 07984 136 961 for more info. 


In this General English course, you will learn: 

- To understand and discuss familiar topics such as hobbies, travel, work and lifestyle using the correct vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. 

- To deal with most situations arising from every day life in London including shopping, banking, telephone calls, emails and more. 

- To express opinions, ambitions and ideas about the past, present and future 


I am Sureka Fernando, a CELTA-qualified, native English teacher with 10 years' experience teaching students from all over the world and of all levels of English from complete beginners to advanced. 

I named my English school after my daughter, Gabriella, to reflect my dedication and love for teaching English. 
Gabriella English Language School combines quality tuition with a warm welcome!


"Hi Sureka, I just wanted to tell you that I got the result of my first assessment at Uni and I got an A. That wouldn't be possible without your help. It was a grammar test for my writing module. You're an amazing teacher and I just wanted to thank you." - Francesca Cintura, Italy 

"Sureka made the lessons entertaining which kept the pupils involved. We learned quickly with her and the ambient of the class was awesome!" - Elias Garcia, Spain 

"Sureka is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable, kind and understandable to me and she presented lessons very easily. I made good progress which helps me in my work. I hope to come back to London and do her classes again." - Dinachka Kochkina, Georgia 

I look forward to welcoming you to Gabriella English Language School! 

Sureka Fernando 
Gabriella English Language School
+44 (0)7984 136 961

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Widow or widower

Local focus group is looking for anyone who can spare an hour or two imminently to share views on life after being widowed. Group to take place informally in AP home, with refreshments and cash payment provided. At this point, please reply directly to / 020 8888 3600. Thanks.

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Evening talk
Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm
To mark a new artwork by Turner Prize winning collective Assemble at Seven Sisters Station, Art on the Underground curator Kiera Blakey will discuss the role of contemporary public art today.
Commissioned by Art on the Underground and due for completion in Summer 2017 the artwork challenges traditional notions of public art as a monument or formal sculpture. The artists have developed a shop unit that has lain derelict on the Seven Sisters Station approach for 20 years. From rebuilding the structure, to an interim use as a ceramic studio, the unit will eventually be returned to function as a commercial unit. In relation to this turn in public art, Kiera will discuss the different modes of public art today and why work like Assemble’s is more important than ever.
For more information on Art on the Underground, see:
For more information on Assemble, see:
Doors open at 7pm. Talk begins tat 7.30pm.
Car park on site. Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham N17 8NU
020 8808 8772
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Munch and Listen lunchtime talks programme
Monday 24 April, 12.15pm
Join us for our free lunchtime talk with Ian Betts, Senior Specialist (Building Materials) from MOLA 
(Museum of London Archaeology).
Ian will show us the beautiful examples of various designs and types of tin-glazed (Delftware) used in London houses over 400 years. Dating from the mid-15th to early 19th century, these will include floor tiles imported from Valencia and Seville in Spain, Antwerp in Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as examples produced in London and Liverpool, made to decorate walls in these large houses. His talk will be illustrated by the many finds from the Museum of London collections. He will examine how such tiles were used and the buildings in which they can still be found, including a house in Highgate and examples (now in Bruce Castle Museum) originating from a fire-surround in Dial House, Tottenham.
Ian is the author of the book 'Tin-glazed Tiles from London' by Ian M. Betts and Rosemary J. Weinstein (Museum of London Archaeology, 2010).
All welcome.
Doors open at 12 noon. Talk begins at 12.15pm.
Bring your lunch. Refreshments available.
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772
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Munch and Listen programme: Monday 27 March, 12.15pm

Lucinda Gosling discusses the life and career of William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), one of Britain's best-loved humorous artists, who was born in Stroud Green and lived for some time in Highgate. She looks in particular at his cartoons produced during the First World War, a period that inspired him to finely hone the convoluted contraptions and absurd inventions with which he forever after became associated.

Doors open at 12 noon. Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle

Lucinda works at Mary Evans Picture Library and is author of several books on Great War illustration and cartoons, including 'Brushes & Bayonets' (Osprey, 2008), 'It's All A Bit Heath Robinson' (History Press, 2015) and 'A Better 'Ole' (History Press, 2015).

Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU

020 8808 8772

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Evening talk: Wednesday 29 March, 7.30pm
We welcome Carol Tulloch (Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at University of the Arts London) for this special illustrated evening talk to complement our current exhibition ‘Wraparound’ at Bruce Castle Museum. Carol will be considering what contributions textiles have made to the styles created by individuals of the African Diaspora. She will draw on some of her past cultural heritage projects, which have explored dress, Black identities and style narratives.
Professor Carol Tulloch is based at the Chelsea College of Arts, is a member of the Transnational Arts, Identity and Nation Research Centre (TrAIN), and also the Chelsea/V&A Fellow at the V&A Museum. As a curator and writer, her recent work includes the book 'The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora', the exhibition and book 'Rock Against Racism: Syd Shelton' (co-curator and co-author).
All welcome.
Doors open at 7pm. Talk begins 7.30pm.
Refreshments available.
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772;
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Palace Gates Residents Association gardening volunteers will be meeting for our first gardening session of 2017 on Saturday 4th March. It would be fantastic if some new people who appreciate the work that is being done would come and introduce themselves.

Hopefully you will have noticed the spring bulbs are starting to blossom - particularly in The Triangle beds; there should be a very colourful display over the next month.

The beds on Albert Road/Crescent Rise have also been set with spring bulbs and they are beginning to emerge too.  However, they have been struggling due to over healthy weed growth and also being suffocated by leaves. We have removed a quantity of leaves but the beds are really in need of more clearing and weeding and we would really appreciate as much help as you can give.

Please join us on Saturday 4th between 11a.m.-1p.m. at Albert Road/Crescent Rise junction flower beds

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Hi all.  It's been a busy start to the year for our collective of designers and makers!

Call for new members! 

We are looking for new members to join our friendly & creative bunch here at Muswell Hill Creatives.  Deadline for new members applications is 17th March.  Membership details and application form here.

Apply for a guest stall at our Spring Market!

Our market returns to St James's Square, Muswell Hill (opposite Sainsburys) on Saturday 6th May.  We have spaces for up to 6 guest creatives to join members of Muswell Hill Creatives to have a stall on the day.  Deadline 24th March 2017.  Details & application form here.

Any questions, please email me on .  Thanks!  Rachael Booth-Clibborn

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Spring is on its way and with it our next market!

We are hosting a fab weekender 'blooming' with Vintage wares. Lots of new vendors on our books bringing fashion / collectables / midcentury / furniture. And of course our steadfast regulars with all their new stock.
Forkanddram providing delicious refreshments in the Cafe of course!

Hornsey Parish Church Hall Cranley Gardens, Crouch End N10 3AH

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

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Viewing/adding events

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Events and Activities (covid19-era-friendly!)

Five Ways to Well-being - workshops for the over-50s on Wednesday mornings in September, 11-12pm

Online Writing Workshops with Collage Writing Room:

 Library Garden Short Story competition - deadline 3 October - for children under 14. Run by GrowN22 

Slipstitch are offering a variety of craft activities for children to do at home during the holidays

Tales TV - online storytelling for ages 0-6years, from Chickenshed Theatre. Aired Tuesdays and Thursdays, and available thereafter.

Stories with Teddy - online storytelling, with new episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on YouTube. For children 3years+

What to do when self-isolating? See suggestions (4 April) for free offerings by the British Film

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