“The North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama takes place each year, usually in April and May. We offer a huge range of competitive classes covering Piano, Singing, Choirs, Orchestral and Chamber Groups, Composition, Stringed and Wind Instruments of all descriptions, Speech and Drama. We aim to offer something for everyone, but if you don’t find a class that suits you, do get in touch and we will try to create one especially for you.”
“Barnet Green Party campaigns on every major issue and we demonstrated our widespread support across the borough when we beat the Liberal Democrats in 19 of the 21 wards in the 2014 Barnet Council elections. In the 2015 general election, our candidates sharply increased the Green vote in all three Barnet constituencies. Stephen Taylor polled a mighty 16,996 votes in the Barnet and Camden constituency in May 2016, beating UKIP and the LibDems by several thousand votes.”
“Welcome to the campaign for a Better Barnet
We set up the Better Barnet campaign to respond to residents who told us what they thought was broken in Barnet – a Conservative council that was just not listening to the people it claimed to represent. We work in partnership with local residents and community groups on everything from road safety schemes and parking charges, to saving Friern Barnet Library and opposing the Conservatives ‘One Barnet’ sell-off of council services.
Although the campaign to stop the ‘One Barnet’ sell-off of services was not successful, together we have achieved many other successes. And where the Barnet Conservatives have failed to create a vision and a plan for Barnet, and where they have failed to work with residents and communities to create that vision and plan, the Better Barnet campaign will continue to work with local people to help them do just that.
We’re building a campaign and a movement that wants to put you, our local residents, at the heart of it.”
“The Mill Hill Musical Theatre Company was founded as the Mill Hill Amateur Operatic Society by Richard Graves in 1954. Over the past 60 years we have put on a wide range of theatrical productions – you can see a list here. We have always met and performed in Mill Hill, north-west London, but welcome members and audiences from all over London and the Home Counties.
Each year we perform two shows. Our main autumn show is a fully-staged musical or operetta, held over four nights and open to the public. Our spring ‘Patrons’ Party’ is put on exclusively for the valued patrons of our Company, and is usually a musical or revue.”
“Enfield Wood Carving Club is a small local friendly non-profit wood carving club which has been running for over 25 years and meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. Tools and tuition available.
New members of all abilities always welcome.
If you are a complete beginner or an experienced wood carver and would like to join a small friendly group of like-minded individuals to create carvings in wood give us a call on the number below for further details.
The cost is just £15 per month for club members which is to cover the cost of room hire and insurance.”
“Hello and welcome to the Potters Bar and Barnets local group.
We have illustrated talks twice a month, on Wednesday afternoons in Barnet and Friday evenings in Potters Bar; birdwatching trips by coach and car, holidays for members and a variety of other events for members and the public. These raise money to support the work of the RSPB.
Not been on one of our events? We welcome new members, if you are new to birdwatching experienced members are there to help with identification and many other aspects of natural history. There is no fee to join our local group, just click on the events page to see what is on. To receive regular news and updates from us please e-mail us or use the contact page.”
“High Barnet Altogether Better (HIAB) is a local networking initiative for all the people in the neighbourhood. It is about joining up the activities in the community and building relationships. ‘Get Involved’
High Barnet Altogether Better aims to bring local people together to get talking about what is happening in their area, and establish what they would like to see more of – we then help groups of volunteers to make their project ideas happen.”
“The Barnet Guild of Artists is an active association of amateur and professional artists.
Founded in 1948 to provide facilities for the practice of the visual arts, and to encourage the appreciation and understanding of them, it continues to offer a valuable focus for the activities of many local artists.”
“Barnet Choral Society was founded in 1940 and is currently around 100 strong. We provide an opportunity to learn and enjoy choral music in a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere (with occasional social events to spice things up a bit).
We’re a non-auditioned choir and welcome singers of all ages and abilities, with a mix of material which we hope will suit everybody. Our repertoire has ranged from old to new; from sacred works to opera choruses and folk songs; from light-hearted to serious and from straightforward to difficult.
We give four concerts a year using professional soloists and orchestras where appropriate. We normally perform in Barnet but occasionally elsewhere – St Albans Cathedral, for example. From time to time we organise short tours abroad – we’ve been to Barcelona, Prague, Verona and Cyprus.”
Musical Director: Richard Brain
President: Jonathan Rathbone
Accompanist: Colin Spinks
“The First XV currently plays in London League North West Three and other Senior sides play in their respective Hertfordshire-Middlesex Merit Tables. The Club also has a very strong and active Mini and Junior section from under 7’s to under 17’s involving over 350 children and youths.
In addition, there is also a Colts Team, Development Squad and an aspiring Ladies Section. The Junior teams play many matches in the Hertfordshire Middlesex Leagues sponsored by Saracens.”
Barnet Elizabethans RFC, Byng Road, Barnet EN5 4NP
“Welcome to Barnet LTC. The club has eight courts – four Astroturf and four Claytex. Five of the courts are floodlit. We are proud to provide social and competitive tennis for players of all ages and standards.
Our members can play tennis all year round and also have the use of the bar area with pool and table tennis tables.
The club has six Mens’ and four Ladies’ teams in Hertfordshire Summer Leagues and another six Mens’ and three Ladies’ teams in Middlesex Leagues. We also have Veterans’ teams as well as Junior teams for all age groups.”
Barnet Lawn Tennis Club, Gloucester Road, New Barnet EN5 1RS