“The Alyth Choral Society, based at the North Western Reform Synagogue, occupies a unique place in local music making.
This mixed choir concentrates on varied works based on Old Testament, secular and Jewish themes.
Many performances are with orchestra.
The choir is open to all with a love of singing.”
The Amateur Geological Society was formed in 1965.
The Society has monthly meetings (second Tuesday of every month) with guest speakers and geological field trips in London, Hertfordshire and further afield. We also visit museums, hold an annual ‘Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show’, have a Members Evening (with members giving talks), offer free geology courses and even have competitions. In addition we have a newsletter six times a year and in 2015 celebrated our 50th anniversary.
Our new meeting place is Finchley Baptist Church opposite Stephens House in East End Road and the yearly subscription is only £15. Currently we have around 85 members and are looking to recruit more.
Secretary: Mrs. Julia Daniels, 25 Village Road, Finchley, London N3 1TL.
“The ASH is based in North London and is a Society that has a wide ranges of interests – spaceflight, astronomy, science fiction and all associated technology.”
Check Facebook page for details of regular observing evenings at Old Elizabethans Memorial Playing Fields, Gypsy Corner, Mays Lane, Barnet EN5 2AG.
“The Barnet & District Philatelic Society meets at 7.45 for 8.00 pm twice monthly on a Monday at St. John’s Church Hall, Mowbray Road, New Barnet, EN5 1RH. New members are welcome and please feel free to come along to any meeting with no obligation to join.
Membership is open to all types of collector from novices to the advanced and the society caters for a wide range of philatelic interests. Our members collect Great Britain, Commonwealth, Foreign, Postal History and Thematic subjects and a lot more as well.”
“Welcome to the Barnet and District Beekeepers Association.
Our aim is to foster the art of beekeeping in the Barnet area by providing members with information, advice, training, support, insurance as well as an apiary for association and members’ hives and loan facilities for beekeeping books, videos and equipment.
Barnet Beekeepers are now enrolling new members in our in-depth beginners course – a year of beekeeping experience that will take you from you first look inside a hive to helping to harvest some beautiful Barnet honey.”
Barnet & Finchley Photographic Society has been in existence since 1935.
We are the proud owners of our own club room, giving us a degree of independence that is rare in small groups.
The club is keen to welcome new members, especially beginners, but also photographers of all standards who wish to improve their photographic skills or share their knowledge with others.
An association of amateur and professional individuals and groups providing a forum for the arts in the London Borough of Barnet and linking more than 100 or more societies in the Borough and the surrounding areas, offering support and publicising their many activities.
The Bull Theatre
68 High Street
Barnet EN5 5SJ
“Barnet Asian Women’s Association (BAWA) is celebrating 26 years of supporting women in the community. BAWA was set up by local women in 1978 and established at Friern Park in February 1985.
BAWA provides a unique and specialised service to Asian women in the London Borough of Barnet. The organisation welcomes Asian women from all faiths and practices equality and confidentiality. BAWA empowers women and gives them opportunities to progress.”
Friary House, Friary Park, Friary Road, London N12 9PQ
“A community wind band based in Barnet, north London, the first incarnation of Barnet Band was formed in 1889. This makes us one of Barnet’s oldest musical organisations. During the summer, we play at fetes, community events, and bandstands, while Christmas sees us participating at Barnet’s Christmas Fair in The Spires shopping centre. We also give concerts for local charities, and over the years have been privileged to help many worthy causes.
Barnet Band is a not-for-profit organisation run by its members. As a community wind band, we accept new members without audition and we don’t ask for grades. We aim for rehearsals to be fun and sociable occasions. There’s always a teabreak.
If that sounds what you’re looking for, please come along and try us out. You will find us very friendly and be made extremely welcome.
We are currently seeking clarinets and brass players. So if you play clarinet, tuba, trombone, French horn, euphonium or trumpet, fancy playing in a friendly community band and can spare Wednesday evenings to rehearse, why not come along and give us a try?”
“Working for a fairer, greener and better Barnet
The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. (Preamble to The Liberal Democrat Constitution”
Here in Barnet we champion fairness for all and for our environment. From leading the campaign to keep Barnet Libraries open, fighting for our posiition in a free and fair Europe to defending the protection of our green belt, the Barnet Liberal Democrats are on your side.”
“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
“Each month we hold a friendly indoor meeting to discuss local cycling issues. We also look at specific aspects of cycling with a speaker, video or a practical demonstration on cycle maintenance. We can give you help and advice on bikes and cycling. Meetings are on the last Thursday of each month at 8pm in the Carey Hall of Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether St. North Finchley N12 7NN, a short way down Nether Street from Tally Ho.
We run a programme of rides for the average cyclist who wants to enjoy the peace of the countryside, good food and a relaxed social atmosphere. All day rides are held on the third Sunday of every month – more in summer! You can ride in a group at an easy pace with a leader to show the way, and stop for lunch at a pub or café. And you can be sure you won’t be left behind. Usual start is from North Finchley at 10am. Evening rides too, in the summer.”