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New Year, New Blog

14th March 2019
New Year, New Blog

Welcome to a new year at Haverstock School!

A few months in and everything is in full swing here at BookingsGuru, so much so we have only just had time to write a new blog!

Our New Year events went really well and all our regular hirers are back up and running. We have lots of exciting events coming up in the next few months which we are excited to tell you about.

Coming up this month we have a fantastic dance event by Dancehall Origins on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Dancehall Origins brings renowned Dancehall artists from Jamaica to London for an intensive day of workshops and lectures. Teaching for the first time ever in the UK, they are excited to present FAMOUS DANCER and DANCING REBEL. For more information about the event please visit their website.

Also in March we have another Toy Soldier Show taking place on Saturday 30th from 9.30 am until 4 pm. At the show you will find a host of traders whom you can chat and get advice prior to purchasing. You will be able to meet their TSC magazine editor and contributors, as well as fellow enthusiasts! Take a look at their website. to find out more.

During the Easter holidays we have exciting holiday camps from Tekne Gymnastics and seminars from Tai Ji Circle who will be having their first ever event at Haverstock School this year!

If you have a budding gymnast stuck on a move, Tekne Gymnastics Easter Holiday Camp is a great way to get them to advance or if you have a bouncing monkey at home who has never done gymnastics before this is a really fun introduction to the sport. With games and challenges for all abilities, their holiday camp welcomes children at all levels from 3 years to 16 years old. If you are interested in signing your little one up visit their website here.

We are very fortunate to be able to learn the exciting Chen Double swords form with Master Chen over two days, from Friday afternoon to evening and all day Saturday at Haversack School Sports Hall in Chalk Farm, Camden, hosted by Tai Ji Circle. Double Swords is a beautiful and powerful weapon form containing many circular defensive and attacking techniques. After a much practice each attack and defence should be executed with speed and force. Weapons routines aim to help us learn how to integrate the movement of the weapon/s so that it feels as if it is part of the body, controlled from the energy and movement of the internal dantian. It is advisable to have had some previous weapons experience. The son of Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing, Master Chen Ziqiang is a 20th generation direct descendant of the Chen Family Taijiquan, the Chief Coach of the prestigious Chenjiagou Taijiquan School and a renowned tai ji champion in China and worldwide. For more information visit the website. We have been assured the swords are safe and will be in the hands of the masters!

We are always looking for new and exciting events to host at Haverstock so if you are in the process of planning something in the Camden area don't hesitate to drop us a line to find out about our facilities. Be quick though as spaces fill up fast!

Hope to see you soon!

BookingsGuru Team

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Christmas at Haverstock

28th November 2018
Christmas at Haverstock

Hi Everyone

We are starting to get that festive feeling here at Haverstock School and BookingsGuru as Christmas fast approaches. So, it's time for a little update about what we have going on in the run up to the festive period and plans for the New Year.

The school's last monthly Bingo event of the year will be taking place on 1st December 2018 in the Library between 12:30 and 16:00.

On 5th December the Year 8's Parents Evening is taking place in the main hall and the annual school Christmas Production will be on 20th December from 18.00.

We have several Christmas events taking place this year including a celebration for the Ethiopian community on 9th December between 17.00 and 23.00. Guideline Publications are holding another Toy Soldier Show on 1st December. They will feature products like toys, children books, comics, action figures etc. At the show, you will find a host of traders with whom you can chat and get advice prior to purchasing. 5 rhythms will be holding a fundraising session on 21st December to raise money for Crisis.

For more information about any of these events please contact the organisers directly by following the links above.

As we get closer to Christmas many of our regular groups and supplementary schools will be winding down so please check with them to find out when they finish for the holidays (and come back in the New Year!).

The school will be closed for all lettings from 21st December until 30th December as we open our doors to Crisis for the holiday period. During this time Crisis provides shelter, hot meals as well as other services for the homeless and less fortunate. This is a cause we are proud to support every year and look forward to supplying some Christmas cheer to everyone.

We will then be back up and running for lettings from 2nd January 2019.

To start the new year with a bang we have a massive three day Kizomba Festival at the school on 4th, 5th and 6th January 2019 courtesy of Ginga Boo. They will be welcoming top International teachers & DJ's over the weekend focusing on dance, culture and fashion. To book your place now please visit the website

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

BookingsGuru Team

Photo credit Joanna Kosinska

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UPDATE 17th October 2018

17th October 2018

Unfortunately the Parents Event on 20th October 2018 has been cancelled. Apologies to anyone hoping to attend.
We hope to provide an update with a rescheduled date soon.

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Back to School!

17th September 2018
Back to School!

Hello everyone and welcome to a new school year!

It's time to get back into the swing of things and hit the ground running. It's a busy time of year here at Haverstock School BookingsGuru but we've managed to squeeze a little time in to put this new blog together!

Firstly we wanted to introduce ourselves and explain a little about what we do, then really try to get the word out about some of our amazing hirers activities.

Located in the heart of Camden, Haverstock School is at the centre of the community, not only for the students attending the school but also for everyone in the local area. Recently celebrating their best GCSE and A Level results in the history of the school, Haverstock has a renewed focus and ambition to provide the very best for the local community.

When the school day finishes Haverstock School opens its doors to the wider community and hires out their first class facilities for all manner of local groups, clubs and events. Here at BookingsGuru we are the first point of contact for anybody interested in hiring at the school and also any queries for ongoing bookings. So if your interested in starting up a new fitness class, or want to hire our upgraded 3G Astro pitch with a group of mates, check out how to get in touch on the Contact Us page!

We have a dedicated team for any and all new enquiries that come our way, with specialist knowledge regarding each space available to hire. We also have a customer service team to look after all hirers as soon as their bookings have been confirmed.

We aim to provide the best possible experience when booking at Haverstock School and the best part is we are contactable on the same number and email address so if anyone is ever away from the office another colleague can pick up where they left off!

The school itself also puts on community events, on 20th October 2018 we are celebrating our wonderful Parents with an event which is open to the whole community.

We have many regular clubs and organisations that book at Haverstock school offering a massive variety of things to get involved with. We have put together some information on just a few of these groups to peak your interest! For more classes and groups take a look at our What's on page.

Powerplay have invested a great deal into the community and Haverstock school itself, offering funding for the upgrade of the astro pitch. With bookings Monday to Thursday every week you are sure to find a league to suit you! Visit their website to find out more. For any bookings on Fridays and Saturdays please contact us directly.

Go Kart Party regularly use our facilities and are a great Birthday Party idea for children aged 4-9. Get in touch with Kam for more information.

5 Rhythms® is a simple movement meditation practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody. Visit the website for more information.

Paraiso School of Samba is the Uk's only organisation whose artistic direction is by artists who grew up in the Rio de Janeiro samba community. Visit their website to join in and learn how to Samba!

Mei Quan Academy of Taiji teaches basic Tai Chi Theory and is perhaps the most effective way to develop balanced health for the body and the mind. Visit their website to find out how to join in.

Until next time!

BookingsGuru Team

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