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More virtual meetings, a Burgh House project and updates and reminders

June 2020

The Highgate Society hall at 10A South Grove is closed until further notice
Tamar Karet, the editor of the Society’s magazine buzz for the last ten years and a long serving Council member, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 21st. An appreciation of her contribution to the Highgate Society will appear in a future edition of buzz.  The funeral will be private.
Coronavirus news, updates and reminders:

Lockdown resources. For comprehensive details of shops and other facilities available in the Highgate area check out the latest issue of the Highgate Hitlist here.

Foodbank Aid North London  Local volunteers can collect food and household products for community food banks across north London or drop off donations at a collection point near you. More details here.

Highgate Watercolour Group To watch the video of works produced by the group before and during the lockdown click here.

Coffee & computers
There will be online (Zoom) sessions on the 3rd and 31st July. If you are not already on the mailing list, for the meeting link, email There will be no sessions in August.

Highgate Society survey Have you completed the survey yet? It is not just for members. Find out more on the Highgate Society web site by clicking here.

The planning and environment committee continues its virtual version of its Saturday morning planning surgery. Submit your questions(s) using the contact form on the Highgate Society web site (or click here).

Burgh House coronavirus art project The Burgh House and Hampstead Museum is inviting contributions for an online exhibition of works of art produced by the community during the pandemic.
"We are aware that creativity and wellbeing are subjective to each individual, so we welcome work of any medium – be it painting, pottery, embroidery, poetry, digital art, knitting, dance or gardening – just so long as an image or recording of your creation can be sent over to us in a digital format."
For more information contact Ffion Boyd at

The Highgate House Party continues on Boogaloo Radio every Friday from 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Go to and click TUNE IN. More information here.
Highgate Society Chat Line

Whilst we are all practicing social distancing and shielding, it can feel isolating. So if you feel like a friendly informal chat with a volunteer from the Society, please call us. The telephone number to call is 020 8058 1112. Please leave a message, with your full name and a contact telephone number so we can call you back. One of our members will ring you on the next Monday or Thursday between 10 am and noon. You don’t have to be a member of Highgate Society. For more details click here.
Highgate Society online programme of meetings

While the hall at 10A remains closed, the Society is running a programme of free meetings - talks and other events - with 'attendance' online using the Zoom app. When each meeting is announced, a link to a booking form will be published via a mailshot or on the Society's web site. Anyone registering interest will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting on or before the day of the event to be used at the advertised time.

It is not necessary to have Zoom pre-loaded on your device. Clicking on the link will download it automatically. However joining a meeting will be quicker if Zoom is pre-loaded. Download from or the App Store (Apple devices) or Play Store (Android devices). It is not necessary to sign in to join a meeting.

The Poets of Highgate Village
Monday 6th July   7.00 pm
Ruth Hazeldine will talk about the lives and works of poets who lived and worked in Highgate, from Andrew Marvell to John Betjeman. Poems will be read by Radio 4 newscaster Zeb Soanes.
To book click here

Travellers' Tales: Vietnam
Monday 13th July  7.00 pm
Robert Hatfield has a snap shot look through, as he retells his time living in Saigon and traveling through the diverse and exciting country. 

To book click here

Mutual Aid in Highgate
Monday 20th July   7.00 pm
Claire Norton and Rachel Lock will describe the inception of the Mutual Aid initiative and what it and other groups have done to support the N6 community in the time of Covid-19.
To book click here.

The story of the kitchen garden and
the healing of the land

Monday 27th July   7.00 pm
Karen Leason explains "how we are putting sustainability at the heart of everything we are doing at Omved Gardens"
To book click here

"The Shell Collector"
Postponed until September
Local author Robert Lyons will talk about his recently published book - a fictionalised account of a real-life 1970's financial scandal. Robert is donating all royalties from the book to NHS Charities Together.

For more details of these meetings visit the Highgate Society web site
The Highgate Society is a founder member of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies. The Forum's quarterly newsletters can be seen here.

We are also a member of Civic Voice. Click here to learn more.

The gift of Highgate ........

Give "The Story of the Highgate Society" to friends this year. On sale at the Highgate Bookshop and at Saturday Coffee in 10A. Michael at the bookshop also has the full range of the beautiful walks booklets to guide you around North London always returning to Highgate. Great gifts, go check them out! 
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