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CALLING ALL ARTISTS ! – ENTER NOW!
Saturday June 23rd from 12 midday to 5pm at the top of Heath Street by Whitestone Pond
Draw, Paint, Exhibit, Sell. Prizes worth hundreds of pounds to be won with the Hampstead Summer Festival.
PICTURE THE HEATH takes place on June 16 and artists can draw or paint on the Heath, taking inspiration from the historic Keats House, Kenwood House (perfect if you want to work indoors), the Ponds, Heath Street and fabulous views of the city. All entries will be exhibited in the Picture the Heath Marquee at the Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair Day. Best work to capture the spirit of the Heath wins £1,000. Other prizes include two £100 cash prizes and two courses at Hampstead School of Art
Click here to take part
HAMPSTEAD SUMMER FESTIVAL OPEN EXHIBITION is for all artists, beginner or professional, to show and sell their work. Exhibited in the Open Exhibition Marquee at Art Fair Day . There are also great prizes to be awarded in a various different categories
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Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair Day
Saturday June 23rd
from 12 noon to 5pm
top of Heath Street by Whitestone Pond
Find out more here
Also perfect for art buyers who want great work at low prices created by talented local artists.
Belsize Baroque Concert
Saturday 23 June 6.30pm St Peter's Church, Belsize Square
The concert will be directed by Simon Standage, violinist and conductor well known for playing and conducting music from the baroque and classical eras on original instruments.
Simon Standage and Ada Witczyk, the orchestra’s leader, will be the violin soloists.
Tickets at the door: £12 – belsizebaroque.org.uk
Springtime in Belsize 2018
Bluebells outside The Tavistock Centre 120 Belsize Lane
BELSIZE Remembered is a collection of memories of life past and present in Belsize Park.
These reminiscences capture the flavour of what old hands and relative newcomers relish about where they live. Fully illustrated with contemporary and archival images, this book presents more than ninety chronicles from Belsize residents revisiting old experiences and feelings. Over 200 pages illustrated in colour.
Good news – it has become necessary to reprint more copies. The publishers intend to ensure that the book remains in print for others to enjoy. The 2018 reprint is partly funded by the surplus from the initial print run together with top-up sponsorship from Knight Frank, Belsize Park.
BELSIZE Remembered is available from Daunt Books and Waterstone's Hampstead
Read more about the book here
See photographs of the launch celebration here
Sir Derek Jacobi reads extracts from BELSIZE Remembered – watch video here
Latest News regarding St Stephens
and the Proposed Immunological Building for the Royal Free at Hampstead Green
Disturbingly, current publicity material for this project gives every impression that construction is in going ahead without further ado. In fact there are still major unresolved issues of which the community needs to be made aware, and which the hospital has a responsibility to make clear.
The present status of the hospital’s planning application is that it has been granted subject to certain conditions. The most important of these conditions is that Camden requires that the hospital produces designs to be certified by independent suitably qualified consultant surveyors that demonstrate that the project can be delivered with no more than negligible damage to neighbouring buildings. There are many pages on the S106 agreement devoted to this. Read more>
Cheering up Haverstock Hill
Springtime on Haverstock Hill, 2017
Following on from the success of the Pond Street Gardening Project volunteers have planed bulbs and flowers around the trees on the west side of Haverstock Hill (near the Everyman and Thornton's Budgens). Camden Council agreed to provide soil for the planting.
A group of enthusiasts ensured that Pond Street was also planted with shrubs and covered in daffs for the Spring.
A group of Korean tourists helped to plant the area outside the Royal Free read more >
Read the original idea for Haverstock Hill >
Volunteers of the Royal Free Charity are raising funds to continue to transform the outlying areas of the Royal Free from the previously abandoned litter-covered patches into beautiful flowery gardens. Please support this ongoing work by visiting their JustGiving page here >
Join the Belsize Community Choir
It is inclusive, fun and non-auditioned, the first week is free
plus a glass of wine during the break! learn more >
New term commenced in September 2017
100 Avenue Road latest
Essential Living, apparently in breach of safety requirements applied by the Secretary of State, is now attempting to demolish the existing building before all its foundation plans are complete, in place and approved by London Underground Ltd.
There is a three-year deadline before the planning permission for this construction expires. However...
Artist's impression of new building
Read more here >
New construction underway on Haverstock Hill
Artist's impression of new building
Planning permission has been granted for the erection of a five-story building plus basement near Belsize Park Underground station. The scheme will create retail space at ground and basement levels and five self-contained flats from first to fourth floor level following demolition of the previous single-storey building. Architects: Squire & Partners.
Artist's impression of the proposed scheme
Proposed Cycle Superhighway Swiss Cottage
Massive turnout for the public meeting
held at St Stephens`
The planned cycle superhighway will permanently affect access to Swiss Cottage, Regents Park and the West End.
We will no longer be able to drive into the upper part of Avenue Road from Fitzjohn’s Avenue, or be able to drive into Regents Park other than between 11am and 3pm read more >
A consultation sets out TfL's proposals for a route from Swiss Cottage southwards, along Avenue Road, the Outer Circle of The Regent’s Park, Park Crescent and Portland Place. Full details here >
100 Avenue Road Appeal: The Planning Inspector has now sent his recommendation to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Important new information, read more here >
Please help to keep our Village and the local area tidy
The Retail section of Belsize Village
Camden council wishes to remind us that the retail section of the village and the flats above the shops have daily morning collections.
For retail premises in the daily collection area you may put out your waste between 8am-9.30am.
Waste should not be presented before 8am or after 10am. To use these daily collections you must be a customer of Camden’s Business Waste Service.
If you are a resident who lives in a flat above a shop you may put out your waste between 7am-9.30am
FOR THE RETAIL SECTION OF BELSIZE VILLAGE THE DAILY COLLECTION TIME IN THE MORNING IS BETWEEN 10AM-12PM
The Residential part of Belsize Village
If you live in the residential section of the Village (other than retail premises or a flat above a shop in Belsize Lane, Belsize Mews, Belsize Place, Princess Mews, Belsize Crescent) the day for your refuse collection is TUESDAY and your waste must be presented neatly and secured for collection from 7am onwards on your collection day. Everyone is requested to please store their refuse in bins – or in your property – on non-collection days. This will prevent foxes from opening up bags on the street. More details >
Charlotte Gascoigne and Linda Grove are looking for local folk to join them to help improve our public spaces in NW3, so if you would like to get involved, starting with the gardens in Pond Street in front of the Royal Free, then please send them an email.
There is no requirement to be a fantastic gardener, just someone who appreciates our lovely location and wants to help to improve and preserve it.
The Peace garden in South Hill Park has been an inspiration, and we are fully aware that by being involved in community projects like this brings our neighbourhood closer together, creating a place where we want all to live, So come on, get those marigolds on and join them! – contact Charlotte and Linda.
Village Flowers in full bloom 2017
The flowers along Belsize Lane were extended last summer, with an additional six baskets along Belsize Lane down to McCrone Mews, a basket on the lower lamppost on Belsize Crescent, and one opposite the entrance to Belsize Court Garages – they look really lovely.
These flowers are organised by Angela King of Heywoods, Angela says: "It obviously costs us more money to do this, so I would be most grateful for any further donations that our local residents may like to make to help with the annual flowers, as well as our Xmas lights. I have the baskets changed twice annually, so we have a spring/summer show and an autumn/winter show – they are maintained weekly too." Donation information is below.
Chatting to artist Alan Lancaster In the Village
Want to know more about Belsize Park?
The two films about Belsize Park are now free
to view in full online here
And the documentary on Hampstead Garden Suburb celebrating the story
of one of the first garden suburbs is also available to view here
Village Lights and Summer Flowers
YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
The spring/summer flowers aren't provided free
On behalf of the Belsize Village Association Angela King of Heywoods Estate Agents collects the donations and organises the winter lights & flowers as well as the installation every year.
Donations Please – Drop Cash or Cheques in to
Heywoods Estate Agents 27 Belsize Lane - NW3 5AS
(Cheques payable to Heywoods Estate Agents attn Angela King)
Or donate via credit card through PayPal
With many thanks to the organisers