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In a major development in the history of Mill Hill the NW7 HUB opens it’s THIS MONTH Business Centre - Cafe and gallery on Monday 4 September. The new area p9 Markets the inside story is in the Library building and it features a cafe, gallery, meeting rooms and in INTERVIEW a work area. Read all about it in the Community Feature on page 11. p11 The New Hub get the full story with MHNF The Library has new extended opening hours including late opening on p31-32 All the news and Tuesdays. Come and see all the work that has been done. fixtures from local sports

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Thank you for all your kind tweets and Facebook posts as well as your emails. We love hearing about what you like or dont like. We will be starting a Your Comment page in the next few months to enable the community to write to us as well. This month we have added more pages and our aim is to have a 48 page issue. This can only happen if the community writes the features - sports and arts reviews plus Shops and Restaurants also get involved. Local news is not profitable - so we are all volunteers. Yet it is vital for our community to have its own voice and coverage. Something which has been missing for many years. Please advertise with us. If you already advertise in the Guide then you get very cheap rates and we also offer competitive rates for one offs. Contact the Neighbourhood Forum. Any profit goes to the hub so it is a WIN WIN situation. Please get involved and the forthcoming Mill Hill Guide will have loads of information about local groups and organisations that you can join. Thank you to everyone who is contributing. We are so pleased you want to write. ON MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER we have an OPEN EDITORIAL MEET UP for everyone who writes or wants to write for us. Get in touch (See left) to book in for 7p.m at the Hub. Keep in touch on Social Media until next month !

ADVERTISING WITH We are non profit making. All proceeds will cover our online costs and any profits will go to NW7 Hub Charity. E MAIL CONTACT : John at

NEWS MILL HILL EAST CHURCH PLAN COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR AREA and NEED SUPPORT Mill Hill EastChurch have just announced an exciting project. “Do you fancy having a place to chill in Mill Hill? Somewhere you could grow some veg, pick some herbs, spend some time, drink a coffee and meet people from your area? Somewhere you could learn a new gardening skill or share your knowledge with someone else. “ To help them get £25,000 to do this then

please go to this link and vote for them. As we go to press they are in 9th. Click on this link to vote for Mill Hill https://foundation.onefamily. com/projects/ mill-hill-east-community-garden/

The vote closes in early September so dont leave it too late to support a fantastic local idea.

NEWS IN SHORT The POCKET PARK PROJECTin Mill Hill Broadway has finally been given a start date for October. We will bring you the latest next month about this exciting development. The Adam and Eve are already taking Christmas bookings and make sure you read our feature on Christmas bookings later in the issue.


A day out is not complete without Lunch on the Broadway and also many people work or live nearby and in recent years it has become the lunch capital of North West London.


CANNONS FIsh and Chips Every lunchtime there is a special at Cannons which is fast becoming a landmark food offering in NW London. Fish - chips and more. GREGGS The meal deal here is very popular giving a drink and food for an all inclusive price at lunchtinmes. Wide range of new products if you have not visited for a while. Many healthy ! TESCO EXPRESS The most popular shop on Broadway with loads of meal deal items in the Fridge next to the doors. Everything you can think you might like and the bakery section is nearby - quick self serve tills. MARKS & SPENCER Loads of quality takeaway options available in the Fridge to the right of the main doors and then pastires in the chiller on the opposite side of the store. Yummy !

Plus the following are fantastic to visit : Yummies The home of the Rainbow Bagel and speciality salmon.

Mill and Brew Newly opened with an exceptional menu and great coffee Yogopink Exciting combinations of fruit and frozen yoghurt for the health conscious ! and those who like dessert style food. Shaketastic Amazing mill shakes for a boost to your day ! Jenny’s Traditional cafe food at low prices.

Mill Hill has several shopping areas with the largest at Mill Hill Broadway. Each month we will feature several shops from Mill Hill. The Newspaper will have several pages dedicated to each section based on how many people contribute. We ask any shop to get in touch and tell us about themselves, send us some photos of the shop and staff. Plus when you have a sale or special offer we will list it for you. This is a chance to promote your services to the local area completely free of charge. All shops are welcome whether independent or national chains. Please get in touch via


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EATING & DRINKING DESTINATION MILL HILL Mill Hill is famous for its quality restaurants and cafes. Check them all out in the MILL HILL GUIDE on ISSUU. mhguideissuu Many new restaurants have opened in the last 12 months including CANNONS Fish and Chip shop, BAW Asian Cafe, Hudsons, The Creamery, and most recently Mill and Brew. We would love to hear about these new places so that readers can find out more and will feature BAW and MILL and BREW next month as this section is expanded to more pages. Together we can spread the word that visiting Mill Hill Broadway for a meal or social event is the best way to celebrate birthdays, Christmas and all big events as well as the weekend and Pay Days !

YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER If you want to review your favourite MILL HILL restaurant then send in your review and we will publish it. If you own a restaurant or takeaway and you want to tell everyone about what you offer then again please send us the details.

THE RESTAURANT CLUB Why not join this fast growing and exciting club if you like eating out . Based in Mill Hill and including discounts for many Mill Hill restaurants. FULL DETAILS FROM

INTERVIEW | with Vibe Markets What and who is Vibe Markets? Osita Udenson and Sara Borchard are the people behind Vibe Market. We organise visiting markets to town centres and implement events and festivals. With a background in town centre management, we enjoy working with community organisations, residents and local businesses to make town centres even better places to work, live and visit.

How did you get involved with Mill Hill ? We are always looking for new areas to work with, and when we heard that people in Mill Hill, especially the Neighbourhood Forum, were interested in finding ways to bring some extra activity into the town centre, we suggested the Mill Hill Markets programme. The markets build on the existing strengths of the area, while aiming to increase dwell time and footfall for the town centre and adding vibrancy to the high street.

Are there any new stalls coming this year to look out for ? We are always adding new stalls to the market. Keep an eye out at the Autumn Market for delicious vegan street food from 24 Carrot, specialty cocktails (and sweets!) from Coco & Vanilla, wonderful aloe-based health and beauty products from Forever Living, and of course the return market favourites Jen Jen’s Cupcakery and Gifts by Berni, both Mill Hill residents. We also hope to to add in an organic fruit and vegetable stall from a British farmer – stay tuned!

Where else does Vibe Market organise events ? Vibe Market has a north London focus, and works with other town centres including Muswell Hill, Wembley where we curate the Heart of Wembley Festival – Cricklewood, and Willesden Green.

Which has been your favourite Market ? All of the markets offer something unique. We enjoy bringing a bit of France to north London with the French Market, which travels over from Normandy with fresh products for each market. The Christmas and Summer festivals have also been a lot of fun, especially seeing how well it works to have live music in the new Pocket Park in Brockenhurst Gardens.

Are there plans for any new speciality Markets for 2018 ? We have a few ideas in the pipeline, and look forward to another great Summer Festival in 2018 in addition to other events.

What is planned for the next markets ? An exciting calendar of events has already been underway in 2017, with recent visits by the Italia in Piazza Market the France at Home Market, which will visit again on 10-11 November, and the hugely successful ‘On Broadway’ Mill Hill Summer Festival. Planning is underway for another fantastic Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On will take place on 1-2 December, coinciding with Small Business Saturday. Be sure to join us for the return of the Belmont Farm reindeer, live music and more at the Christmas Market.

Can businesses/organisations/people book stalls & what do they need to do ? The more local organisations, businesses, and residents who get involved the better. There is so much talent in the area and we would love to give new businesses the chance to try out their concepts at the markets. They can contact us for more information and an application form at or Details about upcoming markets are available at and on the websites.

COMMUNITY is launching its new Business Zone, Café & Gallery on 4th September 2017 The Café will be open to all from 9.00am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except on Public Holidays as will the Gallery which will mainly feature the work of local artists.

The Business Zone will provide a great facility for Co-Working locally and will be open from 8.45am

until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. There will be more than 20 desk stations for people to use, with wi-fi, internet, printers, AV equipment and support, together with break-out areas (1 on our decking) and meeting rooms that can be booked. Members will typically book in 4-hour slots, with discounts available for frequent users. This new Centre will really suit those who work better amongst others and want to bounce ideas off & network with like-minded professionals, rather than trying to work on their kitchen table or in a typical noisy café. In our case the Business Zone is separate from the café but equally you can enjoy its offerings and our rental charges, could in most cases, be tax deductible! We will also be running events in the new space including children’s parties on weekends and evening activities. For example, Art classes will be run every Tuesday from 10th October for Adults 10.30 – 12.30 and 13.00 -15.00 and for Children 16.15 – 17.45- see and contact her at or by telephone to 07534 604854 All of the above facilities are located in the Library Building in Hartley Avenue, Mill Hill, London NW7 2HX. Our telephone number will be 0208906 3125 and the E-mail contact is Do please come to see us or call, to discuss your requirements for space in the business zone or to book our meeting room for your events. ****************************************** The other half of the building contains the Partnership Library that NW7hub runs with Barnet Council The Library opening hours are unchanged as follows: Tuesday 14.00 – 19.30 Wednesday 10.00 – 13.00 Thursday 10.00 – 13.00 14.00 – 17.00 Saturday 10.00 – 13.00 You can contact the Library staff on 0208959 1397 and the E-mail contact is  

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#MARVELLOUSMILLHILL as you may have read in the August Edition Caroline Oliver is currently running a hugely successful weekly social media project featuring local people. Make sure you visit Twitter - Instagram or the Facebook page every Wednesday evening to be first to see whether you know anyone ! Here are the first four featured stars of #marvellousmillhill and they are all marvellous.

EVERY WEDNESDAY SOCIAL MEDIA Check Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum Social Media Acounts #marvellousmillhill

Active Generation ( Over 50s) Wednesday Programme 2.15pm - 4.15pm Weekly social afternoon featuring computer tuition, Scrabble, art and occasional speakers/ events

Admission ÂŁ3.00

September 6th Afternoon Social September 13th On the Bench - Recollections of a Decade of Service as a Magistrate September 20th Afternoon Tea Party for Macmillan Cancer Charity September 27th Alastair Entertains - A Musical Afternoon

Where to find us : Mill Hill Library Hartley Avenue Mill Hill London NW7 2HX Telephone 020 359 3830 Email:


During the last 7 years nearly 100 years of history has been re-written by the Austerity policies of our recent Governments. Here is a brief look at how those services began and where. In 1931 the Parish of Edgware became part of Hendon U.D. with a population of 115,682 making it the largest urban district in the country this led to Borough Status the following year - 1932. Once Borough status was achieved local services were then provided, opening new schools and health centres and preserving open spaces for recreation. The Library Service improved by the opening of the Central Libary in The Burroughs Hendon in 1929 and was joined by new branches in Golders Green in 1935 and Mill Hill in 1937. The Metropolitan Police college also opened at the same time in 1935. Post war reconstruction was also organised through the Borough Council with a meeting in March 1945 calling for Education and Housing to be top of the agenda. Austerity was happening after World War 2 but our ancestors had a completely different approach to it. They put people - housing and libraries first. Unable to expand (Yes they wanted to expand) the Library Service in the Borough they arranged for a Travelling Libary in 1947. They also buit over 1,300 new homes between 1945 and 1952 in traditional units. Industrial sites were taken for housing. Further industrial improvements were made by opening Endeavour House to house various industrial concerns. The GLC was created in 1963 leading to the London Borough of Barnet in 1965. This now included Hendon (with Mill Hill) and Finchley, Barnet, East Barnet and Friern Barnet. interestingly, Hendon(Mill Hill) at this time had

the most highly developed services and its councillors fought a protracted but ultimately unsuccessful battle to name the new Borough Hendon.... Sadly, during the 1980s cuts began to Services in the whole of the UK. However, it was not until the Great Crash & Recession of 2008 (and continuing) that all services except those that were statutory were cut by the policy of Austerity. Our current local and national politicians will be judged harshly by history. You only have to look at the past to see how successive generations have always put people first and always cut services last not first. However, Mill Hill is once again fighting back showing the spirit that we had in the 1930s to 1965. Then we had the best services in the UK. The best community. The new Neighbourhood Forum, the myriad of new initiatives including Public Meetings, The NW7 Hub, Markets and Church led food bank collections, mean that once again as a community we can pull together. (with thanks to the London Borough of Barnet Archives & Local Studies Centre )

MH Today is a non politically aligned paper. We only represent the community. All political opinions are equal. Yet, our agenda is clear and simple we want to learn from history and work together with the whole community to create an oasis of friendliness and concern in North London.


We hope to feature many local buidlings and personal memories of Mill Hill in this section. So if you have a story to tell or some photos you wish to share of OLD MILL HILL ! Then please do.




Mill Hill is alive with sassy sisters and stunning showstoppers By Farhat Dar

Exuberant, toe-tapping, feel-good West End smash Sister Act: The Musical is coming to Mill Hill this October, when it is being staged by Mill Hill Musical Theatre Company. The show, which debuted in the West End in 2009 and now a firm favourite with theatre-goers, is one of the most ambitious productions we have put on in our 63-year history. Based on the Nineties hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, Sister Act: The Musical tells the hilarious story of larger-than-life singer Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a mob murder. The cops put her into protective custody in a musty church convent threatened with closure. Under the strict rules of the Mother Superior, Deloris helps her ‘sisters’ find their voices – and also her own. The main difference from the film is that the stage version features totally new music. The producers’ choice for composer was inspired – Oscar-winning Disney favourite Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, Enchanted). And he has blessed the show with some truly great Gospel-inspired tunes, which have proved quite a challenge for a company more used to traditional singing styles.


However, everyone has got stuck in and are really enjoying getting their teeth into the cheerful tunes such as Raise Your Voice, Take Me To Heaven and Spread The Love, as well as the cheeky storyline. We are also having fun learning a few new disco-inspired dance moves too, so there’ll be fewer box-steps and more boogie. Christine Hubbard, MHMTC chairman, said, “Sister Act: The Musical features a brilliant array of songs and great comedy dialogue. It’s a joyous tribute to the universal power of friendship and sisterhood – and we’re sure audiences will love it as much as us. Please come and see our show at Hartley Hall if you can.” Clare Shah stars as Deloris, with Barbara Shapiro as the Mother Superior, Robert Murray as cop Sweaty Eddie, and David Rose as gangster Curtis. The director is Robin Scarborough. Sister Act: The Musical runs from Wednesday 25-Saturday 28 October 2017 (7.30pm and Saturday matinee 2.30pm) at Hartley Hall, Flower Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2JA. Tickets available from 1 September online click here NOW to buy, email or call 01923 2698923 Tickets £13.50 & £15 (Fri and Sat gala nights). Under 16s £9. Early bird tickets for Wed, Thurs and Sat matinee performances £10 before 1 October

ARTS SECTION | News MILL HILL & LONDON Mill Hill does not have a theatre or a cinema. Yet, it is home to many in the Arts and also has its own bi-annual Music Festival which has a wide artistic remit. In addition it is home to London’s best Music Studio Complex which also has video and ballet studios - see Spotlight this month. Mill Hill has excellent transport links and with access to the South Bank and West End within 30 - 45 minutes most London venues are within easy reach.

CHOIRS & MUSICALS Mill Hill has several good church choirs as well as the London Pro Arte Choir being based in Mill Hill. Plus the local Musical Theatre Company performs regular shows in the Hartley Hall and organises social events. In this section we have 3 pages of local listings, plus 1 for West End & Herts. & we have a page devoted to the only regular Venue in Mill Hill - the Jazz Club. We will review anything !

THE FUTURE There are plans to have some readings and small performance art in the Libary/Hub and when the new Hub is built on the Park it is hoped it will have some arts provision. In addition research has suggested that The Broadway should have a cinema and at present the old cinema Athene House and the Undercroft of the Railway Station have been suggested as possible sites for an independent style cinema.

ARTS SECTION In this section we will cover events which you cant find in most local or national papers. We like to think it wont be obscure events but the inside knowledge of the best of what the local and London arts scenes have to offer. We will cover Opera, Concerts, Ballet, Exhibitions, gigs, and theatre. We will give you links to tickets and cheap ticket offers. Finally we want you to write for us. So if you are an arts fan get in touch.

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MUSICALS The West End musical books up quickly for December. Here are some popular ones you may like to try.

WICKED at the Apollo Victoria : is very popular with all ages. Featuring a female friendship it tends to be a great musical for girls over the age of 11. Retelling the Wizard of Oz story with fabulous songs from Stephen Scharz. Extra matinees are added in the Christmas holiday so sign up for emails about those but get in quick because they book fast. Tickets start at around £17.50. ALADDIN at the Prince Edward is based on the Disney film of the same name and tickets are available for all dates still in the next few months. You get a flying carpet and it appeals to children of all ages. Big songs and plenty of laughs. Dont forget MOTOWN at the Shaftesbury, and KINKY BOOTS at the Adelphi for an adult night out with great songs old and new. Tickets still available but these will also be very popular in December. and sell out early.

BALLET and OPERA There are THREE Nutcrakers available in December and early January. The Royal Opera House has a large number of performances starting December 5th and tickets are still available but going fast and some performances are already sold out. You can see ENB at the Colisseum starting at just £14/£7 as well and at the Royal Albert Hall you can see the Birmingham Royal Ballet for one week only.

Also at the Royal Opera House is the brilliant SYLVIA with Natalia Osipova in the lead which has some incredible music. At Sadlers Wells you can see New Adventures with their Cinderella which is highly recommended and very clever. Operas in December at the Royal Opera House include : Cav & Pag which is a fantastic production, Rigoletto also returns as well. Tickets on sale now and from less than a tenner.

FOOD and DRINK It is important to book your tables nice and early in the restaurants of the area.

Aldready THE ADAM AND EVE have opened booking for the Christmas Period and you can check out their menu on their website. www.adamandever. This year if you run a business or work in a school or wherever why not bring your GROUP for your Christmas Meal out to Broadway. We suggest this would be a great way of supporting the local ecoomy and giving our restauranteurs a happy festive period. We will feature any offerings here but why not go into your favourite place and ask for details ! MILL HILL is open for eating and drinking especially at Christmas.

PLAYS AND OTHER At the OLD VIC there will be A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Hollywood star Rhys Ifans taking the lead. A must see this festive period. Tickets selling fast so get in soon. At the Royal Festival Hall there is SLAVA’s SNOWSHOW which has received rave reviews and promises loads of snow and is a unique blend of performance. After the Nutcracker Circque Du Sol returns to the Royal Albert Hall in early January. NEXT MONTH We will update this section with even more Christmas Events and news about what tickets are hot and which are selling out fast. We will regularly tip off our readers about when booking opens for shows which will sell out and often people hear about them too late. Finally if you are running a Christmas Show or Event or Offer then please let us know.

VENUE FEATURE | Hartley Hall

The Hartley Hall is probably the only public venue with a stage. Newly built in the last few years it is a large space with 250 seated capacity. The venue also has several other rooms for public hire and a fully equipped kitchen. The Mill Hill Festival, Mill Hill Musical Theatre Co. and some other theatre organisations have produced shows at the venue since it opened.

The previous hall was a traditional Church Hall belonging exclusively to St Michaels Church which is adjacent. The Church now administer all the bookings for the various rooms and hall. Events coming soon in the Hall include SISTER ACT in October which takes place over 4 days and 5 performances.

Check it out ! It is on Flower Lane next to the Church. GUY BELLAMY is the one of the UK’s leading ROCK DJ/JOURNALIST and EACH MONTH HE WILL WRITE FOR US AT MH TODAY CHOOSING HIS ALBUM of the MONTH. His hit show is on MERIDIAN 107FM and is available on the internet and on the TUNE IN APP.

SEPTEMBER ALBUM OF THE MONTH as chosen by GUY BELLAMY WHITE TRASH BLUES by THE QUIREBOYS White Trash Blues is released on 8 September 2017. You can pre-order

ALBUM of the Month | Quireboys REVIEWED BY GUY BELLAMY It’s the blues people – but not

quite as you know it. In the same fashion as The Quireboys confidently strode on to the Blues stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair and knocked the ball out the park in front of a full house, so here we have the follow-up to that event – a masterful album of classic blues tracks re-worked and recreated with the signature Quireboys character, sound and their live studio feel. As an album, it’s a masterstroke in being a complete change of direction yet, at the same time, the tracks in their new form feel like they could only be Quireboys songs. Covers albums so often disappoint or the tracks often fail to live up to the originals. Here, The Quireboys have taken a collection of songs from their heroes and given them the Quireboys treatment. The result is an album that is almost impossible to dislike. Whether you listen to it whilst cooking, doing the Sunday ironing, in the car stuck in a traffic jam, or late one evening with a drink in hand -this album will effortlessly pull you in. It’s music that instinctively demands a reaction. The album comes at a time when the band is on a creative high and enjoying a new lease of life with their label OffYerRocka: their last 4-5 albums regarded by many as among their best. Here is a band not resting on its greatest hits archive, but relentlessly touring and recording material with a frequency that few young bands could match. The new blues album benefits from coming at a time when it’s fair to say whatever the band turned their hand to would probably work and garner critical and audience acclaim. This feeling of confidence combined with the band being comfortable who they and with nothing to prove, shines through emphatically on ’White Trash Blues’. I spoke with Spike in April and July – when the band was planning the album and then just before their blues set at Ramblin’ Man.

What was unmistakable from these interviews was the sense of excitement among the band about revisiting the music of their heroes – and for Spike revisiting some of his solo blues projects. The band’s roots have a strong natural connection with British blues and this album represents a nod to their influences. ‘Cross Eyed Cat’ opens the album and sets the stall out on the relentless hour of music that’s to come: signature dirty guitar riffs, a tight rhythm section and an animated performance from Spike. On keys, Keith Weir really shines throughout the album. Next up is ‘Boom Boom’- a standout from the band’s Ramblin’ Man live set and one has a sense this track could well sit well as a regular fixture in The Quireboys live sets and could become a new fan favourite. On the album, the song is full of bounce and vigour and – like so many tracks on the album – it plays well to Spike’s unique vocal. ‘Take Out Some Insurance’ was an instant listener favourite on my Friday rock show, gaining calls for repeat plays and – on the back of this – a play listing over three consecutive weeks. The track boasts an immediately arresting groove and chorus that makes it feel like a Quireboys-penned classic, as could be the case with the single from the album ‘Leaving Trunk.’ The intensity of ‘Going Down,’ the cool and atmospheric ‘Help Me,’ the raw edge of ‘Shame Shame Shame’ and the swagger of ‘I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man’ – a track-by-track review of this album somewhat overlooks the elephant in the room. This is one of those albums that should be enjoyed as a body of work, rather than just as a collection of individual tunes. Overall, the album has a character and captures

a mood: it’s music that feels real, natural, and alive and coveys a real sense of fun the way rock n roll – and the blues – should be. Over the 12 tracks on ‘White Trash Blues’ there’s good range of music – some up-tempo energy tracks that push the blues towards the Quireboys dirty roll n roll space, balanced with classic laid black blues numbers. On this album they’re equally arresting. As with ‘Twisted Love,’ the band once again captures a live sound to their studio recordings – the combination of the talents of a tight touring band with the bandmembers being totally comfortable playing the way they play and instinctively knowing how to work together. This creates an assured, confident and natural studio sound that is powerful and arresting in equal measure. By the time you get to the album closers ‘I’m A King Bee’, ‘Walking The Dog’ and ‘Little Queenie’, a perfect song to end the album, you’ll probably have poured yourself a nice drink and be in the mood to play the album all over again. Just like a Quireboys live show, this album will just pull you in. it’s very hard not to react to it. Summer will soon be over – but in ‘White Trash Blues’ we have the perfect antidote to keep spirits up during the autumn months. And as will great blues, it’s all about the feel and mood of the music. And to this end, this review doesn’t need any more words – ‘White Trash Blues’ is an album that needs to be heard. Make sure you play it loud, but before you do….take out some insurance!


GIG PREVIEW | Jackaman Writer: S A Alani Photos: Eric Duvet Photography

On the 14th September, just 100 lucky music fans will be queuing at an intimate venue in London’s Soho to see singer songwriter, Lynne Jackaman, perform an exclusive, oneoff show. It will be her first performance since returning from the recording of her debut album at the legendary Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA. Proclaimed by her fans as the UK’s Queen of Rock’n’Soul, London-based Lynne’s dream was to record her album at the studio where her musical heroes, the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones, recorded some of their greatest tracks. Dreams can come true when you’re as determined as Lynne and have an army of devoted fans. Funded by a Pledge Music campaign, allowing her enthusiastic fans to become part of the process, the goal was smashed within days and, in July, Lynne was on her way to Alabama. Many may know Lynne Jackaman as the powerful, soulful voice who fronted the highly acclaimed rock band, Saint Jude. With the tragic loss of Lynne’s songwriting partner and musical soul mate, guitarist Adam Green, in 2012, Lynne started to focus more on the music she grew up listening to. Putting Saint Jude on hiatus, Lynne started to explore a solo project, drawing on the blues, soul, and gospel sounds of her early musical influences - artists such as Sam and Dave, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway.

Over the last three years, Lynne has performed at increasingly larger venues, each time to sell-out crowds. A teaser 4-track EP titled ‘No Halo’, released in 2015, received acclaimed reviews for its classic soul, blues and funk with an element of rock, and two singles from the EP were playlisted on Planet Rock. The end of 2016 saw Lynne on a sold-out UK tour with The Dead Daisies and The Answer, introducing a whole new crowd to Lynne’s music. tival stage. She is equally at home performing stripped back, with just her vocals and an accompanying keyboard or guitar, as she is backed by her full band of superb musicians, known as ‘Jackaman’. With the intention of keeping the music fresh, Jackaman’s interchangeable line up features some of her most talented musician friends, often from bands such as The Quireboys and Squeeze. Many liken the gutsy power of Lynne’s vocals to stars like Tina Turner. She shares the same feisty attitude, raw power and effortless vocals, singing with passion, soul, and emotional intensity. Lynne is a vocal force to be reckoned with; her breath-taking vocal range, timbre and versatility has her rocking to a riff-driven track one minute, delivering sultry, goosebump-provoking vocals the next. Lynne’s time recording at Muscle Shoals has clearly been a life-changing journey and experience for her. With its rich recording legacy, to meet and record with legends such as Spooner Oldham, who wrote and played for Aretha Franklin, must have been an emotional trip for Lynne, leaving a lasting impression and giving her a new confidence. There is little doubt that Lynne has the talent as a singer/songwriter to take her to the top of her career and become an artist of international acclaim. Any of us lucky enough to be at Lynne’s show at The Spice Of Life on the 14th Sept, will be witnessing the next phase of a star in the making. It will be a unique opportunity to hear what Lynne promises will be “stories never told and songs never performed” from her time at Muscle Shoals as well as the opportunity of a meet and greet. Limited tickets for the show are still available on Lynne’s Pledge Music page as well as a chance to pre-order her new album and purchase some unique goodies. Pledge Music Campaign:


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OCTOBER 9th MON 6 NOV 7.30p.m 7.30p.m The erosion of the small venues in London has been ISLINGON ASSEMBLY THE SLAUGHTERED a real problem for live music and Roger at Mill Hill HALL LAMB Music has led a campaign to #savelondonmusic AIR TRAFFIC LISBEE STAINTON which has brought attention to this by the media. This indie pop band The Pop/Folk artist from Bournemouth brings her UK Tour to In this section we will list any gigs with a local link were signed to EMI and London for one date at and support some of the best live artists in London, had three hit singles the cosy Slaughtered Send us your Gig Information and releases inforand a Top 30 album. Lamb for an intimate mation and we will let people know about what is Then due to financial night of top quality happening. cutbacks they were music. culled when EMI ran out LATEST RELEASES of money, TICKETS ON SALE NOW £15 LUKE TUKSHERER LISBEE STAINTON Now, on a 10 year come- plsu information Word Up Album (Americana) back tour this is a gem Album (Folk Pop) iTunes/Amazon etc. of a band who should iTunes/Amazon etc the-slaughtered-lamb/8xdStream : Apple/Amahave been massive. You Stream : Apple/Amapyrbf/lisbee-stainton zon Unlimited/Spotify zon Unlimited/Spotify may have seen them on Jools Holland and they This recently released A fabulous selection of were playlisted on most YOUR BAND album is Lisbee’s 5th. songs with an americastations 10 years ago. YOUR GIG Having had records na feel from one of the HERE of the week on Radio Whybirds. Great tunes and very 2 and being in Seth good live. Album is on Let us know Lakeman’s band it is Luke now has two exSPOTIFY and AMAZON suprising she is not a FREE bigger name. However, cellent solo albums and UNLIMITED this album is once again he takes his music to TICKETS ON SALE NOW New York shortly. Tell NW London about a innovative set of £16 Hurry Most Sold your music ! songs with great lyrics. https://www.airtrafficlive. Check this album out Played and produced com/ on all music services. beautifully Lisbee is at her best when telling a story through thoughts RASH in a very unique and Imaginary Lines REVIEWS/LISTINGS NEEDED quirky way. Strong Single (Rock) If you go to a MusicalClassical Concert or Opera or Ballet melodies abound and iTunes/Amazon etc. or ANY local arts production then please do a review and she continues to be one Stream : Apple/Amasend it with some photos and we will put it into the Newsof the most listened art- zon Unlimited/Spotify paper ! ists on my headphones A slice of rock from Send to whilst travelling around local rock singer who London. rehearses in Mill Hill. Contact us for more information if you want to discuss Well worth investigatMixed in New York and your review or just to find out how many words etc, We ing her back catalogue sounds nice and loud. are a community newspaper. starting with Girl on An Check it out ! Share with us what is great out there ! Unmade Bed as well.

REVIEW KHOVANSHCHINA August 6 2017 Royal Albert Hall The Proms No. 29 Suprisingly even with seats from just £9.50 the hall was only 2/3 full for what turned out to be a very special evening. The BBCSO was on fine form with 4 choirs providing a large authenic Russian sound. Not least because one of these was the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. The Soloists were also genuine with Ain Anger as Dosifey particularly good. The Opera lasted 4 hours with intervals and is set in the 17th Century. To help the audience surtitles were provided and a programme with all the stage notes and words including translation. The highlights were when the Slovak Philharmonic Choir took the chorus lines with a real beauty and power. The tone was unmistakenly Russian and because of this I wont forget this performance. Elena Maximova as Marfa was also compelling as an Old Believer. The finale as all the Old Believers sacrificed themselves in the flames for their beliefs was a fitting end lit by the Albert Halls red lighting. I would ecnourage anyone who likes music to go to concerts and shows outisde their normal comfort zone to experience some amazing things. This Opera is unlikely to be seen performed in the UK again for many years but I suggest you go see it if it is !

BBC Singers |Palestrina August 12 2017 Southwark Cathedral This was a special Prom which saw the Cathedral totally packed for the BBC Singers and Nash Ensemble. The concerts started with a Palestrina moter followed by a Full Mass setting by Palestrina ‘Conifitebor tibi, Domine’. This was very suited to the Cathedral and this polyphony was beautifully sung by the BBC Singers. The main piece was the World Premiere of “In the Land of Uz’ by Judith Weir a 35 minute Oratorio about the life of Job. This piece was a sparkling re-telling of the epic trials and tribulations of Job. Using the organ, sax, trumpet and Double Bass and Viola it had a sparse and powerfuly continuo. With narration the styles were fluid at times seeming to echo Finzi and Britten and then more modern themes. Tenor Adrian Thompson sang powerfully and clearly as Job. With Charles Gibbs as narrator. Stephen Farr on the superb Organ. The whole concert was conducted by departing BBC Singers Director David Hill. A wonderful concert for a sunny Saturday afternoon. I hope that Southwark is used each year for Proms concerts of early music mixed with new work,

ENO | Around the World in 80 minutes August 12 2017 Cubitt’s Square N1C Cubitts Festival Take 4 World Class Opera singers and put them in a new Urban Park on a lovely stage in the early evening sun with an audience in deckchairs for 80 minutes of sublime Opera and Musical Theatre songs accompanied on the piano by ENO conductor Chris Hopkins. This was the idea and it was a resounding success. A huge crowd absolutely adored the free - yes FREE - concert. Surely the best value night out in London this year ! Nicky Spence the well known Tenor started proceedings with an aria from Puccini’s La Boheme. Each singer then soloed or dueted through songs which included items from Les Miserables, Die Fleidermass, The Barber of Seville, and the Pearl Fishers. A short interval then back to music from West Side Story, Ariadne De Naxos, Turandot, and finishing with all singers on stage for the Drinking Song from La Traviata.

Samantha Price mezzo-soprano, Baritone Charles Rice and Soprano Rhian Lois all sang beautifully with Nicky Spence - even encouraging sing a longs and suggesting we all find our inner Pavorotti! Charles Rice even found a Russian in the audience to serenade with Eugene Onedin’s aria. The audience were also invited to a drinks reception with the stars afterwards. The Cubitts Festival is probably one of the best free music events of the year in London top quality sound and staging and every event is free and many feature World Class performers. Visit the website and you could have a great time there in 2018. Hopefully ENO will return as well !

REVIEW THE WHYBIRDS August 11 2017 The Lexington The Bedfordshire rock band recently announced they would be doing a Farewell Tour as Drummer/Singer Luke Tschukerer was moving to New York. This was the final gig of the three dates and the small Lexington venue was filled ith fans, family and friends. After the support act Loud Mountains played an acoustic American set which was very good the band came to the stage to a huge welcome from the crowd. For two hours they played songs from their three albums and a few covers. The audience by the end were all dancing and singing and taking selfies with the band. It was a simply astonishing demonstration of how this band have been one of the best live bands that the UK has produced in the last 10 years. If I told you that the Producer of Neil Young’s seminal album flew to the UK to work with the band on their second album and thought they were amazing....leading to Rolling Stone magazine saying they were in the Top 10 bands to watch it shows how good this band really is. Yet due to the strange way in which the UK radio and

record industry is organised in the 21st Century they never found real fame and celebrity like their ability and songs have deserved. The opening song Jenny Can We take a Ride from Cold Blue Sky is an epic track with huge riffs and chorus. It is also very catchy ! Songs from their more recent album A Little Blood were played as well including The Cure. However, it was great to hear their early material from their debut album The Whybirds once again in a live setting and at the end of the set songs like the fan favourite Girl on Fire took me back to the early days when the album was launched in a packed Barfly in Camden. The band on the night included bass guitaris Nick Maling from The Quireboys/jackaman playing bass because Taff Thatcher has emigrated to Canada. Luke, Dave and Ben delivered and will be missed. The Whybirds were at the top of their game. I left with ringing ears and very happy. A great performance from a truly great band. Stream : Spotify/Amazon Website : Find out more Wikipedia : wiki/The_Whybirds

REFORMATION DAY August 20 2017 Royal Albert Hall Proms 47 48 49

One day and Three concerts. If you have not been to the Proms then you are missing out on a Festival - next door at Imperial College there are talks food and bars as well as in the Albert Hall. This day meant all were needed. It started with an Organ Recital at 1p.m in a very relaxed vibe in the hall with many lying down on the floor ! This was followed by A Patchwork Passion with the BBC Singers perforning a Passion with music from various composers from the 16th

Century to present day covering Bach to MacMillan and Part. Finally an authentic Vespers style Bach St John Passion completed the day complete with the Hall singing Chorales. The whole event was a fantastic experience and success both musically and emotionally. Although many found it a very tiring day. The quality of the singing and playing as well as the majesty of the Organ were memorable and this will go down as a Prom event to be remembered. You can STILL SEE THE ST JOHN on BBCiPLAYER

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Mill Hill Musical Theatre Company annual mega musical this year is the brilliant SISTER ACT at The Hartley Hall. Tickets go on sale on Sept 1st and make sure you book before it sells out. First performed in the West End in 2009 and now a global sensation, musical comedy Sister Act is about wannabe stage star Delores Van Cartier on the run from her gangland boyfriend, who’s given refuge in a rundown Philadelphia convent. At first in conflict with the nuns in the convent, Delores helps to turn round its fortunes– and finds love with cop Sweaty Eddie. MHMTC is bringing the larger-than-life production, featuring the music of Oscar-winner Alan Menken, to the leafy Mill Hill suburbs with five performances running from Wednesday 25-Saturday 28 October 2017 at 7.30pm (Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm). See our PREVIEW for more news. Sister Act will be performed at Hartley Hall, Flower Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2JA

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FRI 14 / SAT 15 SEPT 10 - 6pm MILL HILL BROADWAY AUTUMN MARKET Various Stalls Plenty to buy and eat at this popular market. Book a stall from website.

SAT NOV 25th 7.30p.m St Michaels Church HAYDN NELSON MASS £15 adv U18s Free Pro Arte Choir perform the stirring Haydn Mass plus Mozart’s Domenican Vespers On Line Tickets from


SAT 23 SEPTEMBER 7.30p.m Trinity Church Bwy QUIZ NIGHT £12.50 MHMTC famous quiz night returns. Call 01923 247098

THURS 21st SEPTEMBER 7.30p.m Hartley Hall COME and SING FREE Pro Arte Choir invite you to sing at their rehearsal. Fun


DATE : First Thursday of month 7.30p.m The Chandos NW9 COMEDY CLUB FREE Laughter and great food. Dont miss !

DATE 3rd Weds of month 7.45p.m Adam & Eve NW7 COMEDY CLUB £6 Top comedy and extensive food offering. Upstairs at the Adam & Eve presents award-winning comedians delivering a mixture of new material as well as tried and tested bits. 3rd Wednesday of the month Doors Open at 7:45pm Show - 8:00pm to 10:00pm Ticket Price: £ 6.00 (advance) / £7.50 (at the door) www.adamandevemillhill.

WHAT’S ON West End, South Bank & Herts SEPTEMBER


26th SEPT - 2nd DEC 7.30p.m London Coliseum AIDA £12 - £105 New production of popular opera. NOTE : Also booking for Rodelina, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville and more. Check site

SAT 30 September 7.30p.m St Albans Cathedral St Albans £12 - £40 THE SIXTEEN CHORAL PILGRIMAGE The world famous choral singers perform Palestrina etc. in a beautiful setting, Until September 9th Various/ Daily ROYAL ALBERT HALL South Kensington Promming £6 Various The World’s cheapest top classical concerts. Book online on the day at 9a.m for £7,25 or join the Q from about 5p.m 16th AUG - SEPT 19th 7.30p.m THE UNION THEATRE Southwark £20-£25 SALAD DAYS Rarely performed in professional theatre these days. Feel good musical for all ages.

12th SEPT -14 OCT 7.30p.m ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden £9 - £185 DIE ZAUBERFLOTE Mozart’s Spectacular opera THE MAGIC FLUTE with big tunes book now for cheap tickets

5th OCT - 30th OCT 7.30p.m London Coliseum THE BARBER OF SEVILLE £12 - £105 Ideal and fun introduction to Opera. Row B Balcony at £12 amazing value ! Looks superb. Book now for seats.

DEC-JAN 13th Dec to Jan 6th 7.30p.m London Coliseum THE NUTCRACKER From £14 to £79 English National Ballet Festive Favourite with half price for children.

Dec 5th until Jan 10th 7.30p.m ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden From £5 - £125 The Nutcracker The Festive Favourite is booking fast Dont Miss.

2018 9th Dec to Jan 27th 7.30p.m SADLER WELLS CINDERELLA From £12 - £75 New Adventures favourite returns. Superb. http://www.sadlerswells. com/whats-on/2017/ June/July 2018 7.30p.m Young Vic Theatre The Cut From £10 - £40 FUN HOME The brilliant Broadway hit comes to London

Visit The South Bank Dec 21st-Jan 4th Travel to Blackfriars Station 7.30p.m from Mill Hill Broadway ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL direct. From £20-£105 You can walk along the South Bank and within 15 Slavas Snowshow minutes have access to the Christmas and snow. National Theatre, BFI, The You cant beat it. Show Royal Festival Hall. Further for all the family (8+) on down the road is the Young the South Bank. Vic and Union Theatres. It has

great walks and views !

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WHAT’S ON| Mill Hill Jazz Club Sep 06 Brandon Allen Quartet Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Educator and Director - multi talented Aussie Brandon Allen makes his debut at Mill Hill JC tonight. He is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition. His range and flawless command of the alto register is nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument- from Hawkins to Brecker- he’s got em covered. Brandons’ talented quartet gets the full five stars, not only for performing brilliantly but also for playing the type of jazz few can master - namely bright, tuneful neo-bop originals that swing from start to finish. They evoke their Blue Note heroes - Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Sonny Rollins - without copying a single lick, and the rhythm section is as tight as Sir Alex Ferguson’s lips whenever Ryan Giggs is mentioned. £8 Members, £9 Guests Sep 13 Salamander feat. Vicki Edwards An exciting mix of retro 60’s and 70’s Soul, Blues & Latin grooves with a dash of Santana and a touch of Georgie Fame from Dave Turner’s swinging Hammond led six-piece. Together with the distinctive vocals of Vicki Edwards, one of the best young singers on the circuit today, Salamander will reach out and remind you of the good times you never realised you had. £8 Members, £9 Guests Sep 20 The Harlem Meercats The Meer Cats is made up of 6 of the finest early jazz specialists in London, playing the music of Duke Ellington’s bands of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Much of their music is in the famous “JUNGLE STYLE”, with growling trumpet and trombone, haunting clarinet, swooping sax and african drum rhythms, however, there is much in their repertoire for the swing dancers. Come and hear us and expect the sounds of the Cotton Club in New York! what we play Although the Harlem Meer Cats play with authenticity, they treat every performance as a JAZZ gig. This means their priorities are high energy playing, great improvised solos, and a swing feel to rank with the very best. The Harlem meer Cats have played at many of London’s well known venues, including The Bull’s Head, The Crypt at St Martins, Dulwich Festival, The Spice of Life, Camberwell Crypt etc, and also the Swanage Jazz Festival, and some private events. £8 Members, £9 Guests Sep 27 Val’s Jazz Jam The last Wednesday of every month sees MHJC filled to the brim with Jazz singers, players and listening aficionados who flock to the club to give of their best for the sheer joy of all. Professionals and gifted amateurs all raise their game to provide their very best performances for the benefit of everyone. Our regular professional house band comprising Paulo Losi on keyboard, Mike Paxton on drums and Steve Picking on bass provide both top rate support and solo performances. If we’re lucky and if time permits we might even persuade our hostess Valerie to sing too. £5 Members, £6 Guests Directions Mill Hill is located in North West London, in the borough of Barnet. The Mill Hill Jazz Club takes place at Mill Hill Golf Club’s Clubhouse. Check out the directions below :

100 Barnet Way Mill Hill NW7 3AJ

By Car If you want to get there by car, the Club is located near the A1, A41 and M1, so its very easy to get to us. The Club is very close to Apex Corner roundabout. For directions from your own location, please consult GOOGLE MAPS Also please note that although the official post-code is NW7 3AL – the Golf Club is on two sides of the A1 – NW7 3AJ should make it easier to get to the correct side!

FITNESS & WALKING WALKING IN BARNET | 9 AMAZING ROUTES TO TRY OUT \ Just click on the above link to access the ROUTE MAPS and all the details for each one, Marked and Measured Routes are pre-plotted routes of 1k, 2.5k or 5k which can be walked, run or cycled at your own pace - all for free. Each map contains the route location, distance and a difficulty rating of 1 4 (1 = easy and flat, 4 = difficult and hilly). The majority of the routes cross footpaths and grassed areas and therefore may be muddy and / or uneven, making them unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Routes in Sunny Hill Park and Montrose Park are entirely on footpaths however, and therefore suitable for all users. Barnet Playing Fields Bethune Park Clitterhouse Playing Fields Copthall Playing Fields Edgwarebury Park Montrose Playing Fields Scratchwood Open Space Sunny Hill Park West Hendon Playing Fields

Our local walk is the COPTHALL WALK which is a difficulty 2 and is easy to access from all parts of Mill Hill.

SPORT HENDON FC Hendon Football Club are historically the biggest in the local area. This year they have many special offers to entice you to attend their games. They play at SILVER JUBILEE PARK sports ground. FIXTURES FoR SEPTEMBER September 2017 Sat 02 15:00 H Sat 09 15:00 A Tue 12 19:45 A Sat 16 15:00 H Tue 19 19:45 H Sat 23 15:00 A Tue 26 19:45 H Sat 30 15:00 H

Wingate & Finchley FAC - Metropolitan Police League - Dulwich Hamlet League - Needham Market League - Wingate & Finchley LSC - Folkestone Invicta League - Staines Town League - Tooting & Mitcham Un League -


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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR SPORTS CLUB Support The European Champions and YOUR FIXTURES WRITE MONTHLY FOR US We are very lucky to have the Champions of Europe More Sports Pages Will be added if we get more in Mill Hill. We are the only area with such a prestigwriters about local clubs. ious sporting team in the UK at present. YOUR PAPER - YOUR COMMUNITY ! Allianz Park is a mecca for rugby fans worldwide and is constantly improving its facilities for fans. This season the team will want to win back the English League as well as defend the European Title. New kits are available from the club shop and we hope to see the Shop come to Broadway at some point before Christmas perhaps in the Christmas Market to give casual fans a chance to buy shirts and memorabilia.


Sat 2nd Sept Northampton Saints 14H00 Twickenham Aviva Premiership Sat 9th Sept Bath Rugby 14H00 The Rec Aviva Premiership Sat 16th Sept Newcastle Falcons 21H30 Talen Energy Stadium Aviva Premiership Sat 23rd Sept Sale Sharks 15H00 Allianz Park Aviva Premiership Fri 29th Sept Worcester Warriors 19H45 Sixways Aviva Premiership


An update to all local residents of the goings on at your Mill Hill Rugby Club this coming month!


On September the 2nd we’ll be having a start of season party, to bond and look forward to the season ahead. This isn’t a club exclusive and we’re open to all in the community who would like to see what we’re all about. This coincides with the London Double Header fixture at Twickenham, which we’ll also be showing.

Celebrating 80 Years


Come September 9th MHRFC’s 80th season will officially have begun playing away to Finsbury Park. We then see both teams in action on Sep 16th with the 1st XV taking on Cuffley at home and the 2nd XV away to Hemel Hempstead 3’s.


We then open our doors on the 23rd for all heading to Allianz Park for Saracens’ first home fixture of the season vs. Sale sharks. In general the club will always be open 3.5 hours before a Saracens kick off.

We’ll also see the 1st XV away to Harningey Rhinos and the 2nd XV home to Fullarians 4’s. Septembers final two games: 1st XV vs. West London at home and 2nd XV vs. Amersham & Chiltern 4’s.


Results on the day will be updated via our social media platforms, and monthly all results can be found here in Mill Hill Today.

You are Welcome Local residents are always welcome in on match days, whether you’re just looking for a place to watch the televised rugby in front of a fire or coming in for a drink while walking the dog. Come and Support The players would love to see some faces and hear some voices egging them on so if you’re free come down and support your mighty Mill Hill Rugby Club!

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