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Lansdowne Crescent
London, England, W11 2NN
United Kingdom

(+44) 20 7727 4262

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Ascension Day
8:45am 8:45am

Ascension Day

8.45am: Morning Prayer

5.00pm: Evening Prayer

8.00pm: Sung Eucharist with the launch of the New Worshipping Community of the Filipino Chaplaincy in the presence of the Mayor of the Royal Borough and the Ambassador of the Philippines. Preacher the Bishop of Islington. 


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Tatcho Drom
7:30pm 7:30pm

Tatcho Drom

Sunday 21st May, 7.30pm – 10.00am

Tickets: Adults: £12, Concessions £9

Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redžepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom stage ‘A Gypsy consommé with a vigorous pulse’ (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to ‘True Journey’ from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader Gundula’s own original compositions.

Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians. Described by Songlines Magazine as ‘a shining star in the UK’s Balkan music scene’, her unique performance style showcases a technical ability acquired through intensive conservatoire training as well as a colourful and charismatic personality. Her arrangements and compositions, whilst drawing influence from her love and extensive knowledge of Romany Gypsy music, are original and highly personal.

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Nunu Marindashvili

Nunu Marindashvili

Nunu Marindashvili's work can't be called just embroidery - it's more needle painting. Silk shades are applied so naturally, that it's hard to differ her works from oil paintings. Her style and technique is very original and exquisite. 

Gold and Silver Masterclass

During this intensive masterclass several techniques of gold and silver artwork will be introduced. To start you will be shown how to prepare your artwork for gold and silver work embroidery with the traditional prick and pounce technique. After this preparation you will be shown edging stitches and how to fill this area. 

Needlepainting Masterclass

During this intensive masterclass, several embroidery techniques will be introduced. To start, you will be shown how to prepare your artwork for embroidery with the traditional prick and pounce technique. 

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Bach to Baby

Bach to Baby

Spring to Spring

Featuring Anna Cashell, Violin & Simon Watterton, Piano

From brook to brook, to the birds, bees and butterflies, we rejoice the return of Spring. Nature reawakens to the chirping of Vivaldi's masterpiece Four Seasons and the energetic violin sonata by Beethoven in an ode to new life and new beginnings. 


Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances, prepare to be mesmerised in the inspiring setting of At John's Notting Hill. Specifically designed for adults, babies and tots to enjoy together, children can dance, roam, and listen to music the way they want while you take a moment for yourself with a cup of Monmouth Coffee. Sit back for a memorable family treat.

Tickets from: BachtoBaby

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Choral Evensong
6:30pm 6:30pm

Choral Evensong

Followed by drinks with St John’s Choral Scholars

Following the restoration of its historic organ, St John’s Notting Hill has a blossoming, high-quality music programme, with four Choral Scholars regularly and beautifully singing at services, accompanied by the restored organ played by the Organ Scholar. A favourite service for music lovers in particular is Choral Evensong, which usually occurs at St John’s on the first Sunday of each month at 6.30pm, lasting for about 45 minutes. The music is very lyrical and expressive in this service.

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The Notting Hill May Fair
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Notting Hill May Fair

Saturday 13th May, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Tickets: Adults £1, children free

A typical village fair in the heart of London! The Notting Hill May Fair has been running for more than 25 years and is known and loved for its traditional village games and stalls, music, Maypole, dancing, fancy dress competition and dog show.

It’s a real family event with a coconut shy, face painting, and a bouncy castle.

Regulars queue outside to be first to browse the fantastic bric-a-brac, second hand books and vintage jewellery stalls – while others make a bee – line for the home-made cakes, jams and marmalade. There’s also a wonderful plant stall and a children’s area selling toys, books and good as new kids’ clothes.

Bring your poodle or pug along to the Dog Show, impress the judges and win a rosette and some treats. Even if you don’t have a dog it’s always worth watching, so grab some food from the barbecue or a drink from the Pimms stall and enjoy the show.

Another extremely popular event is the Fancy Dress parade and the crowning of the May King and Queen. There are prizes for everyone, but judges will be looking out for the most creative homemade costume, as well as other impressive or quirky outfits in both the under-fives and five years and above categories. (Every-one is welcome and there’s no upper age limit!)

After so much excitement, why not relax and enjoy a cream tea with the largest freshly baked scones you will find in Notting Hill, or enjoy our smoked salmon bagels and home-made cakes. You’ll also find charity craft stalls selling unusual and colourful handmade goods, made by people in some of the poorest parts of the world.

The odds are always good on the tombola and the raffle-with fantastic prizes from local businesses including meals at some of Notting Hill’s top restaurants. If you can’t be there on the day, raffle tickets will be on sale beforehand at St John’s Notting Hill – after the 10.30am Sunday service or during the week at Church’s Parish Office.

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Silent Film: Sherlock Jr
7:00pm 7:00pm

Silent Film: Sherlock Jr

Silent film Sherlock Jr has Buster Keaton's portrayal of the legendary detective long before Benedict Cumberbatch glared penetratingly into a camera lens.

his classic comedy, famous for its technical wizardry and daring stunts, will be shown as part of a double bill with Laurel and Hardy's short comedy caper Do Detective's Think? 

Both films will be accompanied on the restored organ by Donald MacKenzie, resident organist at the Odeon Leicester Square. The organ at St John's Notting Hill was restored in 2014 with support from National Lottery players via a £373,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Donald is returning to St John's Notting Hill after playing at six previous shows:

The Lodger in October 2016
The Cameraman in May 2016
The Wind in October 2015
Steamboat Bill Jr in May 2015
Wings in November 2014
The Hunchback of Notre Dame in October 2013.

Advanced booking is highly recommended as all previous silent film screenings have sold out. Don't miss this special event.

Doors open at 7.00pm for an 8.00pm film start.

Do Detectives Think?: 20 mins
Sherlock Jr: 45 minutes

Evening ends: 9.30pm

Age rating: PG

There will be popcorn and a bar available. Seating is unreserved - good sight lines are available throughout the church. Despite being heated, the church may be cold in the evening so please wear warm clothing.


Tickets are just £10. All profits go to putting on more organ events and film nights at St John's Notting Hill, as well as to organ tuning and maintenance. Use the Paypal button below to purchase tickets. You do not need a Paypal account for payment, you can select the 'Pay with card' option on the payment screen. Tickets are not issued - instead names are recorded on a list which will be at the door on the evening. This means we avoid charging an extra booking fee. All ticket buyers will receive an email confirming their purchase,  sent to the email address used at payment. 


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