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Fallen Angel at the Highgate Festival

Walking between the lines of Tracy Chevalier's 'Falling Angels' Thursday 20 June Start: Tufnell Park tube station - includes an exclusive private tour of the west Highgate Cemetery and a unique souvenir. Read more & book

As we read between the lines of the novel “Falling Angels” by Tracy Chevalier, we are led on an intriguing route that takes us past Parliament Fields, through the neighbourhood in-between Hampstead and Highgate, climbing the hill to the West Highgate Cemetery. We are following in the footsteps of Lavinia and Maude, two young girls who meet on the day after Queen Victoria dies; their respective families joining in national mourning for the monarch, stroll to the cemetery where are their respective reserved family plots, that happen to be adjacent to each other. An unlikely but beguiling friendship develops between the two girls as they explore the cemetery together during their holidays.

Highgate resident and bestselling author, Tracy Chevalier has been described as “an astute observer of a social era, especially in her portrayal of the lingering sentimentality, prejudices and early stirrings of social change of the Victorian age”. “Falling Angels” was her follow up novel to the international bestseller and film blockbuster “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Read more & book. A Highgate Festival highlight.

ONE WEEK before the deadline 25 June - get writing now!  Your chance to see your Robinson Crusoe inspired  flash-fiction story published in a limited edition chapbook.
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Mindfulness in Ruskin Park - Friday - with Mel Sutton
Friday 21 June 1pm-2pm Start: Trees for Cities office, at the Community Garden (nearest pedestrian gate to Denmark Hill station or the hospitals). Read more

Join Mel Sutton for a mindful walk through Ruskin Park Camberwell

This Mindfulness in Ruskin Park walkshop is a beautiful experience outdoors exploring breath, senses, colour and visualisation. 

Many parks in London offer a variety of settings, which provide a wealth of opportunities to lead guests on a mindful walk and to show them how to walk mindfully. A core element of Mel Sutton’s Mindfulness through Movement programme is to give participants skills to be mindful in their everyday activities, so that they can seek moments throughout their days to be mindful, rather than having to attend a class specific session. In addition we invite participants to look at the health and healing aspect of gardens, nature and trees.

Mel Sutton is a Chopra Centre meditation teacher whilst also teaching yoga and mindfulness throughout the UK and abroad.  Read more

Up and down – sketching from every angle

Saturday 22 June 11.30am-1.00pm Start: Guy's Court in front of the Science Gallery, London SE1 Read more and book

We all know how easy it is to snap a great view, especially when an opportunity is offered from the top of a tall building, but many of us find it far harder to capture it in a drawing or a sketch. Capturing the essence of a skyline in a drawing or a sketch while on the move is something more to accomplish. We are often limited in looking only from the ground up, but the London Bridge area provides a wealth of taller buildings that offer unique angles to observe the boundary that is the skyline. We will begin with a drawing of a skyline view and then walk into the skyline, drawing as we go.

Join Ruth Broadbent, artist and drawing tutor, and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking for this fascinating exploration of the London Bridge area. Read more and book 

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