Fabergé’s Eggs with Toby Faber

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

‘Toby Faber's book tells the epic story of how their intricate craftsmanship, garish beauty and unique reputation took them from tsarist Russia to capitalist America and back, passing on the way through the hands of owners as colourful as the eggs themselves…. It’s a lively, enthralling read: his personal fascination with the eggs comes through… Continue reading Fabergé’s Eggs with Toby Faber

Writing Together is an Adventure

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Nicci Gerrard and Sean French talking to Dan Carrier Nicci French is the pseudonym of husband-and wife-team Sean French and Nicci Gerrard. They write seamless psychological thrillers while pursuing their own writing careers. They will discuss their writing in conversation with Dan Carrier.   Register on Eventbrite to join

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE in conversation

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Drawing on his rich and varied experience as both artist and cultural leader, Kenneth will share some of his insights

In Pursuit of Silence: George Prochnik talks to Dr Simon Lewis

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Between iPods, building works, music-blasting restaurants and endless traffic noise, the place for quiet grows ever smaller.  In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasing sense that noise pollution is an environmental catastrophe. Travelling and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why… Continue reading In Pursuit of Silence: George Prochnik talks to Dr Simon Lewis

Caitlin Davies – Queens of the Underworld

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Popular culture is littered with famous criminal men – from Robin Hood to Ronnie Biggs they’ve become folk heroes. But what about all the criminal women?  Where are the highwaywomen, jewel thieves, bank robbers and gold smugglers? Did they never exist, or have they just been forgotten? The Queens of the Underworld broke down barriers… Continue reading Caitlin Davies – Queens of the Underworld

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Local Poet and Sage of Highgate

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

A pop-up Play by Beth Shaw and Martin Bould. Re-enact our hero's life of radicalism, love and poetic rivalry. Take a part or join in as audience. To prepare for this ambitious project we will need people to volunteer in advance so they can be allocated parts, sent scripts, make costumes and props....  Requests for… Continue reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Local Poet and Sage of Highgate