Mary Portas talks local loyalty… One of my favourite movie moments about London is the “four seasons walk” Hugh Grant takes through Portobello Road as he tries to forget Julia Roberts in the movie Notting Hill. Starting in summer and going all the way through to the following summer in one long take, it’s classic Richard Curtis. Hugh nods to the jolly cockney fruit and … Continue reading Live local, shop local
Wafa Abou El Hassan is Manager of Shepherds Foods since 1999, in conversation with Phil Cowan. My earliest memory of Primrose Hill is I was struck by what a lovely place it was, full of friendly people and with a literary atmosphere and great shops. The best thing about Primrose Hill is The real sense of community which is created by the locals who are … Continue reading My Primrose Hill: Wafa Abou El Hassan
With beach reading now a memory and the nights beginning to draw in, one of the pleasures of Autumn has to be the huge range of new books published in the run up to Christmas. Greatly anticipated are novels by Peter Carey, Richard Ford, Nick Hornby, Sarah Waters, Ali Smith, Marilyn Robinson, Will Self and Colm Toibin plus short stories from Margaret Atwood and Hilary … Continue reading Primrose Hill is Reading: November
On The Hill magazine was launched at the Primrose Hill Community Association to an invited audience of locals, including contributors and sponsors on Wednesday 22nd October. Local press covered the launch, links to these articles can be found below: Camden New Journal article “Mag Launch – On The Hill boosts projects” Ham & High “Matthew Wright reveals love of fly-fishing in new Primrose Hill magazine” Continue reading Magazine Launch Event
Two years ago the prize-winning conductor Matthew Watts launched the Primrose Hill Community Choir. Sixty people turned up on the first night and we have been going strong ever since. We are a choir of all ages and abilities, some of us read music and some of us don’t – we just enjoy singing.
Help is provided by Matthew to follow and read music, with singing technique and there are opportunities for budding soloists to perform. We sing all styles of music, including lively gospel songs, tuneful classical and world music, pop songs and songs from musicals. Continue reading “We Just Enjoy Singing”
I’m not stupid. I know when I say I go fishing people think I’m some kind of dullard who gets his kicks spending an inordinate amount of time doing nothing on riverbanks in the expectation that something might happen. Non-fishers invariably think angling boring, dull, slow, fiddly and boring. Did I mention dull?
I can’t remember who said there’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the bank like an idiot but they weren’t completely wrong. Fishing can be boring. It can be dull, too, but it can also be anything but. When I first met my wife, before she even knew she was going on a date with yours truly, I told her boldly: “I go fishing to the most beautiful places around the world. You could learn and come with me or stay at home on your own”. Continue reading “About Face: Matthew Wright on Fishing”
On The Hill is a free monthly magazine for Primrose Hill people run by Primrose Hill Community Association and featuring news, events and listings. The first issue is out and has been dropped through the letterboxes of Primrose Hill residents and businesses. Copies are also available from several shops, cafes and bars in the area as well as at the Primrose Hill Community Library. We … Continue reading Welcome