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Library Author Talk
Mary Portas

Currently serialised in The Times, the new memoir by Mary Portas reveals intimate details of how her brother fathered her two-year-old son. Meanwhile she continues her work as 'the coalition's high street tsar', being a successful broadcaster, running a communications agency and string of charity shops, and designing her own fashion ranges. It is a great compliment for her to come to Primrose Hill Library so soon after the launch of her memoir hits the national headlines!  

Wednesday 4 March at 7pm


The talk is taking place in the library, and tickets cost £2 on the door.


Coming up on 13 April...

Library Author Talk  
Selina Hastings
Selina Hastings recounts the biography of her Father

Volunteers Needed!

We are going to be having an English conversation hour in the library, and we are looking for a volunteer to lead the hour.The drop in conversation hour is aimed at anyone who wants to learn or improve their spoken English.If you are interested in leading this conversation drop in session, please call, or pop by the library.Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Tickets for the April Film Show go on sale on Friday 6 March
On Tuesday 14 April...  

A film for all movie lovers

PHCL Film Show Presents

Day for Night

Starring Jacqueline Bisset & Jean-Pierre Léaud
Introduction by director Corin Campbell Hill
Director François Truffaut
France 1973  113 minutes
The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is drunk on set, trade unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark.  Is this any way to make a film?  Mais oui!  Day for Night is François Truffaut's wry, humorous love-letter to the movies and the people who make them.  An evening of pure delight for anyone who loves films.

"Immensely enjoyable, richly detailed insider's eye-view of the goings on in a film studio." Halliwells Film Guide

Doors open 7:30pm, introduction 7:45pm, film 8:00pm.  Tickets cost £8 (including a glass of wine or drink), and are available in the library (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) from Friday 6 March.  There is a limit of two tickets per person.

New Books in the Library

We have some great new books in the library.  Below is a selection of our most recent acquisitions.

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

The Son, by Jo Nesbo

In the Light of What We Know
, by Zia Haider Rahman

Second Life, by SJ Watson

One Night in Winter, by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Sophie's Snail, by Dick King-Smith

Book Club

 March Book Club-The Gift of Rain Tan Twan Eng

The March PHCL Book Club is taking place on Thursday 26 March at 6:45pm in the library.  


This month's book is The Gift of Rain, by Tan Twan Eng.

You can get 10% off all PHCL Book Club choices at Primrose Hill Books.


For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - All welcome.


Coming up at Primrose Hill Community Centre...
"Open House" event is held every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm-4pm with a different topic each week. It is a free (unless otherwise stated) event and is finished off with tea and cake. The Open House schedule for March is:

4 March- Nursing - My Passport to the World

 Following traditional nursing training in the 1960s, Anne Watts' chosen path took her on a journey of extremes through war zones, burning deserts & the Himalayas.  Her talk is a celebration of the human spirit in all its forms.

11 MarchBurgh House 



Outing to Burgh House coincides with Bright and Brilliant exhibition by the Slade School artists.  Meet 2pm at Burgh House.



18 MarchThe Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Alan Turing under pressure to crack the enigma code and shorten the war.


25 March- Camden and the Great War

Tudor Allen, Archivist at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, gives an illustrated talk on Camden's role in the Great War.


Also coming up at the Community Centre...


Jumble Sale
Saturday 7 March 2015, 11am-2pm
at Primrose Hill Community Centre

Admission, payable at the door, is 50p.


Coming up with Transition Primrose Hill

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Seed Sowing Saturday 7 March 2.30pm at Primrose Hill Community Library  
Come and plant some bee friendly seeds for your garden, guerrilla planting ('seed bombs' perhaps?), windowsill or anywhere else you can think of!
Children welcome.  
If you have spare small pots do bring them along.  
Primrose Hill Spring Clean Saturday 14 March Meet at PH Community Library at 10.30am
Come and have fun cleaning up  our streets and squares together - gloves and bags provided. Do our 'Recycling Quiz' and win prizes.
We are waiting confirmation on a children's art workshop using old plastic etc. to make a 'rubbish monster' in the afternoon - details to follow.
Visit Transition Primrose Hill's website for more information.

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