Finchley Goes to War

This World War One guided walk comes to the borough led by a Blue Badge guide Mark King. Finchley was a typical north London suburb during The Great War and the walk takes in: the street where the very first British soldier to die, grew up; the green fields where cows sustained local residents and still graze today; the home of a leading industrialist and MP, whose stationary products were used in everyday correspondence between servicemen and their families; a hall that was converted as a hospital for injured troops; a community hospital, which is dedicated to the eternal memory of those from Finchley who died serving their country and finally the memorial where you can learn about why a French statue was erected in here.

Henly's Corner, Finchley, N3 3JN, Sunday, September 4, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Details:,


From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants comes a seriously, monster-oulsy brand new show. Follow Monty - a young inventor - as he creates a world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters. But when he finishes creating them, he has a problem, what is going to do with them all? This is a fun-filled family show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem.... and not forgetting plenty of monstrous music.

Jacksons Lane, Archway Road, N6 5AA, Sunday, September 4, 12pm and 3pm. Details: 020 8341 4421,

Look At Us Now, Mother!

This documentary is comprised primarily of decades-worth of intimate family home movies and videos—from 8mm film coverage of Emmy award winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum’s outwardly childhood in an upwardly-mobile Long Island suburb. Gayle will appear alongside her mother, inviting the audience on her quest to understand, forgive and love her ageing mother before it's too late. As these two formidable women travel down the bumpy road of discovery, their relationship changes before our eyes and teaches us a universal lesson: the power of forgiveness.

JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET, Sunday, September 4, 6pm. Details: 020 7433 8988,

Dead Sheep

Dead Sheep portrays the true story of how Mrs Thatcher, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate Geoffrey Howe. Using imagined dialogue to portray private scenes between the main protagonists, it recreates the events leading up to Howe’s famous 1990 speech, in which he criticised Thatcher for undermining policies on economic and monetary union in Europe, ultimately leading to her downfall and resignation. Dead Sheep is the result of two years’ research, during which the playwright gained access to Geoffrey Howe and other prominent politicians and advisers of the era.

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP, from Monday, September 5. Details: 020 7870 6876,

The Breaks In You and I

Chloe sleeps spread out like a starfish every night. Her life is full of yoga, wine and definitely not missing Joanna. Joanna hasn’t changed her pants in ten days, because she can’t work out how to use the washing machine. Oh, and she’s starting to suspect Chloe’s controlling her mind. This debut production offers a comic account of breaking up amid alcohol, conspiracy theories and fried chicken; produced by female fronted theatre company Dogfaced Boy.

The Hope Theatre, above the Hop & Anchor Pub, 207 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RL, from Sunday, September 11 to Monday, September 19. Details:,