The Friends of Highgate Library (FOHL) was set up in 1995 by local volunteers. We aim to protect, support and promote use of Highgate Library, Chester Road, London N19.

We organise regular meetings when speakers, usually writers, talk about their work.

We produce a regular newsletter which is delivered to members. This includes advance information about meetings. We invite members to take part in FOHL activities and to express their views and ideas, particularly at the AGM.

Highgate Library was opened on 18th October 1906. It was the first public library in St Pancras, and is now a Grade II listed building. The £4,000 to build it was given by Andrew Carnegie and Burdett Coutts, and the Duke of Bedford provided the site.

To contact FOHL, email FOHL’s foundation manages the Children’s Corner Annex of the Library as the Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre (HLCCC).

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Friends of Highgate Library (FOHL)

Highgate Library, London N19, was opened in 1906. It is now a Grade II listed building. Friends of Highgate Library (FOHL) was set up in 1995 by local volunteers to support and promote use of the library. We now have a charitable foundation.

Kenneth Tharp CBE, a key figure in the UK arts and culture scene, shared some of his insights in conversation with Virginia Kerridge for the Friends of Highgate Library.Kenneth began his career as a dancer, performing with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and with other leading companies during a 25-year period as performer, choreographer, teacher and director. He was Chief Executive of The Place from 2007-2016, and from 2018 to 2020 was director of The Africa Centre, a home for contemporary African culture and heritage. He is currently interim CEO of Eclipse Theatre, a Black-led touring theatre company, based in Leeds See MoreSee Less
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Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE in conversation Thursday 14th October 2021 7.00 for 7.30pm –… See MoreSee Less
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