The Back Maintenance Massage

The Back Maintenance Massage by the Garry Trainer Clinic Hippocrates claimed that “Massage is the mother of all therapies”, with the implication that it should be the cornerstone of any clinic. In Primrose Hill we are blessed to have Garry Trainer, who intuits through massage which parts of the body need further attention. Garry has been named by The Times as ‘Britain’s Top Back Specialist’, … Continue reading The Back Maintenance Massage

Primrose Hill Summer Fair – 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago, a band of Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) volunteers decided that there should be a Summer Fair in Primrose Hill. So they started running it in and around Chalcot Square, followed by a Sports Day on the hill the next day. Little did those volunteers know that this would turn into a run of forty consecutive Summer Fairs in Primrose Hill – … Continue reading Primrose Hill Summer Fair – 40th Anniversary

Update on Primrose Hill Community Centre

The Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) has been given an option by Camden Council to buy a 25-year lease on its home, the Community Centre at 29 Hopkinsons’ Place, for an upfront payment of £250,000. In the 1970s a campaign by Primrose Hill residents to stop the demolition of the Piano Factory in Fitzroy Road resulted in Camden Council buying the building and converting it … Continue reading Update on Primrose Hill Community Centre

Viceroy’s House – Q&A with local film director Gurinder Chada

“Bend it like Beckham has been the bane of my life,” says Gurinder. “Everyone wanted me to make the same film over and over again, but I wanted to make a big epic film that would wow the public and also tell the story of the little girl whose aunt died of starvation and who lived to be my grandmother.” Viceroy’s House tells the story … Continue reading Viceroy’s House – Q&A with local film director Gurinder Chada

The Primrose Hill Lectures

“No problem,” insisted Voltaire, “can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” Voltaire was not, to put it mildly, a churchy man, but it was in this spirit of rigorous enquiry that St Mary the Virgin church first threw open its doors to the Primrose Hill Lectures. The popular series, now in its fifteenth year, was conceived by Robert Atwell (then vicar at St Mary’s, now Bishop … Continue reading The Primrose Hill Lectures

Laurence Isaacson – The Amazing Tale of a Serial Entrepreneur

For a timid creature who has never once ventured beyond the railings of Primrose Hill, it is incomprehensible that anyone can say, ‘I have been to about 60 per cent of the countries in the world.’ Nah! Not possible. “I went to school with the Beatles and to University with the Rolling Stones” Laurence Isaacson who is now a Primrose Hill resident, was born and … Continue reading Laurence Isaacson – The Amazing Tale of a Serial Entrepreneur