Local films available to view in full online

Sir Derek Jacobi

Belsize Show 2017

Belsize Story

Belsize Story Volume 2

Hampstead Garden Suburb

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Sarabande Nathaniel Mander

How the Heath was Saved

No to Tesco

Belsize Winter Lights

Sir Derek Jacobi reads from BELSIZE Remembered. Sir Derek kindly agreed to read a selection of individual stories from the book for the launch event on 26 October 2017.

BELSIZE Remembered is a collection of reminiscences of Belsize Park which capture the flavour of what old hands and relative newcomers relish about where they live in this part of London.

The book is available to purchase at Daunt Books Haverstock Hill & South End Road NW3, and online here.

Belsize Park Celebrations 2017 – highlights
Featuring Dame Janet Suzman and Richard Ratcliffe with full supporting cast. Appearances from Andrew Thornton and the Budgens team, Neal Whitmore.
An excerpt from ‘Where’s my Mummy – Nazanin’s Story’ written/directed by Emi Howell, Rev Paul Nicholson + Rabbi Shlomo Levin, Hampstead Community Choir, Haverstock School Journalism Project, The Bollywood Co Dancers, Abacus Free School Choir. Event hosted by Adriana Bassi and Pablo Farba.

The Belsize Story: Volume 1 covers Central Belsize.
Both volumes of The Belsize Story are narrated by Belsize resident Fiona Bruce.

Combining its fascinating historical background with a present-day architectural tour, The Belsize Story records the evolution of Belsize Park right up to the present day, featuring the buildings, the beautiful settings and most importantly, its people.

The Belsize Story:
Volume 2 covers Greater Belsize – the Eton College Estate, the Fitzjohn’s/Netherhall area as well as the part of Belsize located on the eastern side of Haverstock Hill.

The areas of central and greater Belsize are captured in high definition, taking care to include plenty of close-up architectural details as well as recording conversations with local residents and other expert contributors.

Made by David S Percy of the NBA Film Unit for European Architectural Heritage Year, 1975, Hampstead Garden Suburb is a documentary celebrating the history of one of the first garden suburbs. The production features the history, architecture, planning and community life of Hampstead Garden Suburb over 70 years.

Presented by local residents Timothy Neal and narrated by Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA. This 40th anniversary edition is restored and digitally re-mastered.

Nathaniel Mander plays the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba on the harpsichord at St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill, London, Spring 2017.

This is the first of a series of new recordings. Nathaniel Mander graduated from London's Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2011, and has since become one of the UK's foremost young harpsichordists.

In this second recording,
Handel's Sarabande is performed by Nathaniel Mader by candlelight at St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill, Spring 2017.

Nathaniel Mander graduated from London's Royal Academy of Music with first class honours in 2011, and has since become one of the UK's foremost young keyboard performers.


The story of How the Heath was Saved is an entertaining and informative 60 minute presentation given at St Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill in May 2014 by Helen Marcus Vice President, The Heath & Hampstead Society.

Saving Hampstead Heath is said to be the first great conservation battle of modern times.

No to Tesco in Belsize Park was a vigorous campaign supported by Dame Janet Suzman, Tom Conti, Damian Lewis, Emma Thompson, James Corden and UK wine critic Jancis Robinson to stop Tesco opening an Express store on Haverstock Hill in Belsize Park in January 2015.

The campaign was successful.

Belsize Winter Lights Haverstock Hill
switch on 2016 with Jim Broadbent., the Royal Free Music Society Choir, the Belsize Community Choir, Andrew Thornton, Linda Chung, Richard Ratcliffe – appeal to free Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe trapped in Iran, The Rev Paul Nicholson, Rabbi Stuart Altshuler and Caroline Chan.

These films are by the award-winning film-maker David S. Percy who lived as a child in Manor Mansions, on the corner of Belsize Grove and Belsize Park Gardens.

These films are licensed under
a Creative Commons License