‘The Ponds’ film, with Patrick McLennan + readings from ‘At the Pond’ with Ava Wong Davies & Esther Freud

Come and see the hour-long version of Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith’s magical film 'The Ponds’. In a world of constant flux and chaos, it's almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland, wildlife plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable, and their cameras filmed them over 12 months as they swam, laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised and simply sought respite from all that life threw at them. The event will also feature readings from the new book: 'At the Pond', which captures the reminiscences of writers who love the women's pond, with Ava Wong Davies and Esther Freud. 

6pm |Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Road, N19 5SP | £7