Summer Festival Programme 2011


The Barnet Residents Association is pleased to be promoting the High Barnet Summer Festival, which runs from 17th to 26th June 2011. The full programme is below.

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We have one addition to the printed programme so far, and one update:

Sat 25th 7.30pm: Midsummer Music @ The Stable, Salisbury Road
Electric, acoustic, celtic, pop & jazz, featuring Fazee 418, Off the Beating Track, The Stable Ukulele Orchestra and The Banana Technicians. Served with delicious food. Tickets £10 Adults/£5 Under 18s.
Proceeds to Watu Wa Maana Childen's Home Kenya.
Enquiries Tel: 07703 654655/ david.ellis at edengreen.uk.com

Friday 24th evening ; Music at the Black Horse pub
The band playing will be The Duvets.

Start End Title Venue Description Charge
Spanning several days
Sunday June 12 Sunday June 19 Celebrating High Barnet Outside Waitrose in The Spires Exhibition of 2D art or Historical items. Entries required by 3rd June - £5 per work. To enter contact Barnet Borough Arts Council www.barnetarts.org.uk Tel 020 8445 8388 Free to view
Friday June 17 Sunday June 26 Things you didn’t know about Barnet Barnet Museum, Wood Street Along with this special event the Museum will be opening for extra hours during the Festival period: Sats 10am to 4pm, Suns 2pm – 4pm, Tue/Wed/Thur 2.30 – 4pm, closed Mon/Fri. www.barnetmuseum.co.uk 020 8440 8066 Free, donations welcome
Friday June 17 Sunday June 26 Children’s poetry and painting exhibition Chipping Barnet Library, Stapylton Road During the current term children from five local primary schools will be creating poems and paintings on the theme of High Barnet. A selection of the best will be on display Free
Tuesday June 21 Thursday June 23 Creative Industries Exhibition Barnet College, Wood Street Members of the public are invited to come along and view the best of the year’s work from Barnet College students Free
Friday June 17
7.30pm   Keep on Moving Bull Theatre Performances from dance companies whose members are age 55 or over featuring Sadlers Wells Company of Elders, Counterpoint Dance Company, Dare To Dream Performers and, from Poland, Dafka Energy. Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Tel 020 8441 5010 £6 adv, £8 on the door
evening   X-Cert Black Horse pub Music Free
Saturday June 18
12 noon 4pm Vivienne Rodwell Davies Open Studio Freuthan Cottage, 20 Grimsdyke Cresc, Barnet An opportunity to see and discuss Vivienne’s work which embraces ceramics. glass and life drawings. Contact Vivienne at viviennerodwell@msn.com tel 020 8441 0904 Free
10am 2pm Barnet Authors Signings Waterstones in The Spires Meet some of the writers of the best selling local history books who will be in store to share their stories and sign copies of their popular local history books. Contact manager@barnet.waterstones.com tel 020 8449 8229 Free
1pm   Founders Day Fete Queen Elizabeth’s School, Queens Road Over 60 stalls including books, toys, tombola, climbing wall, assault course. International food, cream teas, barbecue, etc. Music by the school Concert Band and Barnet Hospital Radio. Admission by donation. qefete@hotmail.co.uk Donation
12noon 2pm Tobi and Fallen Millie Bandstand at rear of The Spires Tobi is a local young singer/songwriter whose debut album will be released in the USA this summer. Fallen Millie, the hot new girl band on the block are singing live with their band Free
7pm   Barnet’s Got Talent Final Bull Theatre After days of heats at the Spires the best of Barnet’s new talent will battle it out for a free holiday for four to Mallorca, where the winner will perform as a professional act. Come along and sip bubbly while the celebrity judges make their final decision. Tickets £15 with all profits to Dare To Dream Charity. www.thebulltheatre.com 020 8441 5010 £15
evening   Breakdown Monken Holt pub Music Free
Sunday June 19
11am   Sponsored Family Bike Ride Ravenscroft Park Sponsored Family Bike Ride in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Meet Ravenscroft Park 9.45 for 10.30am start. Registration Fee adults £15, families £25. Minimum sponsorship adults £25, families£100. To register call Theresa Bowman 020 8440 7000 or theresa@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk  
11am   Guided Countryside Walk Countryside Centre, Byng Road 4.5 miles of local countryside incl. ancient fields and drove roads, ending at Ravencroft Park. Children must be with responsible adult. Bring a packed lunch. Donations (voluntary) to Friends of Ravenscroft Gardens. Promoted by The Barnet Society Donation
12 noon 4pm Vivienne Rodwell Davies Open Studio Freuthan Cottage, 20 Grimsdyke Cresc, Barnet As June 18 above Free
12noon 4pm Ravenscroft Gardens Family Day Ravenscroft Gardens, Wood Street Fun for all the family. Enter your dog in the dog show, watch the traditional Punch and Judy show, browse the stalls from local organisations - and lots more. Admission free, donations to Friends of Ravenscroft Gardens welcome Donation
7pm   Hiawatha Bull Theatre Bravo is a theatre group for adults with learning difficulties designed to allow growing confidence and improved social skills. This is their debut performance, with their own interpretation of Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha. Tickets by donation (£3 upwards) from the Bull Theatre 020 8441 5010 www.thebravotrust.com Donation from £3
evening   Music Monken Holt pub Open Mic : all musicians welcome Free
Monday June 20
7pm   Hiawatha Bull Theatre As June 19 above See above
8pm   Jazz Quartet The Mitre pub Music Free
Tuesday June 21
All day to Thursday Creative Industries Exhibition Barnet College, Wood Street Members of the public are invited to come along and view the best of the year’s work from Barnet College students Free
8pm   Folk and Country Duo The Mitre pub Music Free
Wednesday June 22
4pm   Write Time, Write Place Waterstones in The Spires Competition Prize Giving at Waterstones in The Spires. Meet the children age 6-15 who wrote stories or non-fiction writing about the local area, local landmarks or historical events. To enter ask in store or contact manager@barnet.waterstones.com (entries close 12 June)  
8pm   Barnet Chamber Music Club St John’s Church, High St A varied programme of chamber pieces and popular classical music from a local ensemble of professional players led by Malcolm Messiter. Entry by donation (£5 suggested) in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Donation (£5 suggested)
8pm   Barnet Band Open Rehearsal Tudor Hall, Wood St (Barnet College) Barnet’s oldest musical organisation invites wind and brass players to come along and join them in a rehearsal, or just turn up and hear them rehearse for their summer programme. Contact suemdunn@tiscali.co.uk Free
Thursday June 23
3pm   Lost in Neverland Bull Theatre A brand new musical based on a combination of the Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland stories. You’ll meet pirates, fairies, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, with songs, dance, drama and humour all the way. Tickets £13.50 from www.thebulltheatre.com 020 8441 5010 £13.50
7.30pm   Lost in Neverland Bull Theatre As above As above
Friday June 24
11am 4pm Music on the Bandstand Bandstand at rear of The Spires Performances by Aurora including her new single ‘Get Out There’ and Simon Martin including his new track ‘More than Just a Friend’. Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and both will be available for signings. www.megamusic.webeden.co.uk Free
7.30pm   Lost in Neverland Bull Theatre As June 23 above As above
evening   The Duvets Black Horse pub Music Free
Saturday June 25
10am   Meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Spires Shopping Centre Waterstones and The Spires Shopping Centre invite you to come and meet Eric Carle’s popular book character who has enchanted children for more than 40 years. Appearances throughout the day and story times at 11am and 2pm. Free
11am 3pm East Barnet Festival Showcase Bandstand at rear of The Spires Taste the music and dance which can be seen at the East Barnet Festival in Oakhill Park from 1st to 3rd July. Performers include Barnet Barn Dance Group, Barnet Theatretrain and Salsatricity. www.eastbarnetfestival.org.uk Free
12noon   SETS Whitings Hill School SETS perform at Whitings Hill School fete, Whitings Rd, Underhill. Performance by pupils from The Susi Earnshaw Theatre School, especially for young people. School fete from 12noon to 3pm Free
1pm midnight Summer Soulstice Blues Festival Old Elizabethan Sports Ground, Mays Lane, Underhill A popular annual event staged since 2007 which has raised £40,000 in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. The all-star line up includes Soul DJs Gilo Boy, Jamie T, Jester Groove and many more. Free parking. Tickets on the day: adult £20, U/18 £5, U/5 free www.summersoulstice.co.uk Tickets on the day: adult £20, U/18 £5, U/5 free
2.30pm   The Heart of High Barnet Barnet College, Wood St A guided walk. Explore 1000 years of the history of pubs, people and places in High Barnet. Meet outside Barnet College, Wood St. £7, under12 £3. Contact; Paul Baker 07506 761294 £7, under12 £3
7pm   Summer Jazz Café Christ Church, St Albans Rd An evening of jazz classics/original material played by the Kairos Ensemble. Tickets £15 including buffet supper (served 7pm –7.25pm), dessert, wine/soft drinks. Enquiries christchurch.barnet@london.anglican.org 020 8449 0832. Proceeds to Christ Church Open Door Appeal £15
7.30pm   Midsummer Music The Stable, Salisbury Road Electric, acoustic, celtic, pop & jazz, featuring Fazee 418, Off the Beating Track, The Stable Ukulele Orchestra and The Banana Technicians. Served with delicious food. Tickets £10 Adults/£5 Under 18s. Proceeds to Watu Wa Maana Childen's Home Kenya. Enquiries Tel: 07703 654655 / david.ellis at edengreen.uk.com £10 Adults / £5 Under 18s
evening   Out To Lunch Monken Holt pub Music Free
Sunday June 26
11am 5pm Open Garden and Minature Railway 130 Wood St High Barnet A family occasion including fairground organ, garden railway with free rides for children, and stalls selling books, plants and refreshments. Admission £1 as a donation to the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Promoted by The Rotary Club of Barnet £1
1pm 3pm Picnic and Performance Hadley Green Picnic and Performance on Hadley Green (left side north from The High St) Music from 2pm by Wiz Productions who will perform Victorian Music Hall songs and light entertainment. Come with a picnic, a rug, maybe dress up in style, and be prepared to have fun. Promoted by Hadley Residents Association Free
2.30pm   The Battle of Barnet Junction of Gt North Rd and Hadley Green Rd A guided walk. Step back in time and explore the famous Wars of The Roses battlefield of 1471. Meet at junction of Gt North Rd and Hadley Green Rd. £7, under12 £3. Contact 07506 761294 £7, under12 £3
evening   Music Monken Holt pub Open Mic – all musicians welcome Free
8.30pm   Music Lord Nelson pub Alan Laws and Friends with traditional ballads and contemporary melodies Free