We aim to make Highgate and its neighbourhood a better place in which to live and work;
to ensure that any changes made in the environment enhance the amenity of the area:
to encourage sound planning and to improve public transport.

Highgate Telephone Boxes

Open Meeting on the future of telephone boxes next Monday 3 October 7–8 pm at The Highgate Society, 10a South Grove.

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“Piano star to play in Highgate”

On Saturday 15th October the pianist Martin James Bartlett, winner of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2014,will be giving a recital to celebrate the Highgate Society’s 50th anniversary at the United Reformed Church, South Grove, Highgate N6 6BJ at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 and can be obtained from The Gatehouse (020 8340 3488), Brooksby’s in Highgate High Street (cash only) or by post from the Highgate Society,  10a South Grove N6 6BS (cash or cheque in a sae).

This exceptional budding pianist will be playing an ambitious programme consisting of classics as well as modern music from both sides of the Atlantic. Martin, who is still only 19, is currently studying at the Royal College of Music whose magazine recently described him as “one of the greatest young up and coming piano talents in the music world”.  

He will open the concert with the Mozart sonata in A minor. This will be followed  by pieces from Ginastera and Granados, whose Goyescas  have been described as “extremely difficult to master”. As a jazz fan he loves playing their syncopated rhythms. In contrast to these flamboyant pieces, Martin will be playing an amorous Widmung which Schumann wrote for his beloved bride Clara. He will continue with Burlesque by Sir Arnold Bax, which he performed earlier this year before the Queen as part of her 90th birthday celebrations.

This concert is part of the Music in Highgate Homes series which the Highgate Society has been promoting for many years showcasing the talents of a welter of multi talented young musicians, many of whom have gone on to make distinguished careers for themselves.

Councils begin consultation on Neighbourhood Plan

Camden and Haringey Councils' consultation on the Highgate Neighbourhood plan begins today. The councils' are seeking views on the plan from today until November 3rd. See the plan and supporting documents at www.haringey.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning or www.camden.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning

The Plan sets out a range of planning policies on matters including design, open space, retail and transport which will apply to the designated Highgate Neighbourhood Area. If adopted, the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan will be a statutory planning document and will form part of Camden and Haringey’s development plans.

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The Dickens of a Literary Walk

This Walk takes place on Sunday October 9 starting at 2.30, led by Ruth Hazeldine and Zeb Soanes. This is the second of the walks taking place in this 50th Anniversary year. Ruth leads us to the sites associated with literary figures in Highgate and gives a potted biography of each one. The walk is approximately 45 minutes and down hill! Only 20 places - to the first come ........

Tickets are £12 to include a cream tea. Cheques should be made out to the Highgate Society and sent with s.a.e for return of tickets to Ruth Hazeldine c/o 10a South Grove N6 6BS.

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50th Anniversary Exhibition

As a further part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we are putting on an exhibition, Highgate Modern Homes to showcase some of the more contemporary architecture in Highgate. The historic village of Highgate and its surroundings is the location for perhaps the largest concentration of modern homes in the UK. Because of the historic context and the pressure on land many are hidden away. Despite this, there is a tradition of building modern houses and flats, private and public, combining advanced design with advanced ideas about living, and there is some iconic architecture within this remit, like the unmissable Highpoint by Lubetkin.

It will celebrate the Highgate Society’s commitment to upholding high design standards. It will be held in the Museum of Highgate School, itself an active promoter of architectural quality with related talks and discussions held at the Highgate Society’s premises at 10A South Grove, from 15th to 30th October 2016, inclusive.


Other things were happening in 1966. Michael Hammerson, totally oblivious of the birth of the Highgate Society, went on his student trip to America, covering 15,000 miles and seeing more of it in three months than many see in a lifetime. 50 years later, as a follow-up to talks given earlier in the year by Catherine Budgett-Meakin and Richard Webber, about their more recent visits to America, he will reminisce about that memorable journey in an illustrated talk. Sunday November 13, 2016, 3.30 p.m. at 10a South Grove.

Be part of it!

The Highgate Society is a voluntary organisation of 1,400 members living in and around Highgate, London N6. Our primary aim is to make Highgate a better place in which to live and work.To achieve this we mount a wide variety of activities for members, (while being wide open to ideas for further new activities) as you can see from the panel on the left of screen. Prominent among these, under the heading of ‘Environment', is our dedication to principles of sound planning, for the protection and enhancement of the public amenities that we all enjoy.

Join us for coffee every Saturday between 10.30am and 12:30pm at 10a South Grove. Come and meet other members or talk to the Environment Committee if you would like some planning advice, or have a planning or environmental problem.



You can make a difference

We would like to welcome you to The Highgate Society and if you live in and around Highgate there will be something for you to know about, take part in or simply to enjoy. Please do join us, It is all quite easy.

The Society was started 40 years ago and we aim to keep Highgate a wonderful place to live and work. With three boroughs adjoining us, everyone’s opinion counts and we’d love to have yours. The more members we have, the stronger we are together to lobby for Highgate and keep our area special.

We have plenty of activities and groups to join, but if you are pressed for time you can be just a member, read Buzz and perhaps enjoy our Summer Festival Fair in the Square or Carols in December.

An individual membership costs just £15 a year, or £21 for a whole family. Our premises at 10a South Grove are available to hire for your parties, meetings and events. Coffee and biscuits are served every Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30 and all are welcome.

Buzz is The Society’s magazine and is produced four times during the year and you could have a copy of your own by joining.

Let us know if you want to join us. We’d be happy to talk to you about what we do, or feel free to pop into 10a any Saturday to meet the team.

Membership Team - Jan Morgan 0208 340 9490.

This page was last modified on 28/09/2016 at 16:58.

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