The Murder Room
The Murder Room is a 2003 detective novel and the 12th in the Adam Dalgliesh series by P. D. James. It takes place in London, particularly the Dupayne Museum on the edge of Hampstead Heath in the London Borough of Camden, the Dupayne Museum is an eclectic collection of English memorabilia from the period between World War I and World War II. The Murder Room of the title refers to a room displaying relics of murders occurred during these years. The Dupayne Museum is the property of three siblings, who are in the midst of a row over whether or not to renew the lease on the building that houses the museum. When Neville Dupayne is killed in a manner mirroring one of the murders displayed in the Murder Room, emma Lavenham, a character from Death in Holy Orders, becomes important in this novel as a romance develops between her and Commander Dalgliesh. The novel ends with a letter from Dalgliesh to Lavenham. The BBC adapted the book for a two-part, three-hour TV production released in 2004, starring Martin Shaw as Dalgliesh, the production was released on DVD in the U. S.
in October 2005. Commander Adam Dalgliesh- Detective Inspector Kate Miskin Detective Inspector Piers Tarrant Marcus Dupayne
Klooks Kleek was a jazz and rhythm n’ blues club at the Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, North West London. There were over 1200 sessions at Klook’s Kleek, around 300 of them featuring jazz, Zoot Money, Ten Years After, John Mayall and Graham Bond recorded live albums at KK. The UK Blues boom of the early 1960s brought to the club many living legends. The full story of the club and the Decca Studios next door is told in a book by Dick Weindling and Marianne Colloms, which includes Appendices listing every jazz, blues and RnB artiste who appeared. Klook’s Kleek founder Dick Jordan was a jazz enthusiast and aspiring trombonist who had previous attempts to establish a jazz club in the inner suburbs of North-West London. KK proved to be third time lucky Don Rendell played the club a record 20 times, followed by the hugely popular Dick Morrissey, Tubby Hayes, the only non-British jazz came from the Polish Modern Jazz Quartet led by Zbigniew Namyslowski who returned by popular acclaim three weeks later.
The policy of featuring top British jazz soloists made the club viable as long as the 18- to 25-year-olds remained interested in jazz. The promoters – in 1962 Dick Jordan had invited childhood friend Geoff Williams to partner him at KK – believed in making their punters part of the club, so there were competitions and coach outings which helped ensure loyalty to the club. But jazz at KK ceased on 11 November 1964, an attempt to revive jazz nights in “Dopey Dick’s” on the same premises lasted for 18 months from April 1967. With earlier performance restrictions removed several American jazz “royalty” appeared, including saxists Ben Webster, Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, British artistes included pianist Stan Tracey, and the man responsible for bringing the Americans to his own famous club in Soho, Ronnie Scott. The last-ever jazz session, on 29 October 1968, featured organist Jimmy McGriff and their first appearance at KK was on a scheduled Jazz night causing a queue of a rare length and mass approval of their music.
They opened the Tuesday RnB nights on 10 September 1963 and performed a further twenty-one times and their legendary manager, Rik Gunnell, allowed them to work for “peanuts” every so often because the band so liked the ambience of KK. Appearing regularly in rotation with Fame were the Graham Bond Organisation, apart from the prodigious musical skills of the leader on keyboards and saxes, the rhythm section was Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, Guitarist John McLaughlin was a member of GBO. By the beginning of 1964, RnB nights had become so successful that an additional Monday session was introduced. Georgie and the Blue Flames opened on 13 April that year to the full house, but Monday nights proved not to be viable. Zoot Money who was already on the way to becoming a club legend opened, the last Monday session took place on 26 July 1965. Also appearing in the sixties was Rufus Thomas. The Mike Cotton Sound’s 45 appearances were mostly on Thursday where they were effectively the house band
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
See separate articles on Tavistock Institute for the independent charity focusing on group relations and on Tavistock Relationships, an arm of the charitable Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust based in north London, the Trust specialises in talking therapies. The education and training department caters for 2,000 students a year from the United Kingdom, the Trust is based at the Tavistock Centre in Swiss Cottage. The founding organization was the Tavistock institute of medical psychology founded in 1920 by Dr. Hugh Crichton-Miller, the institution is notable for the great number of publications that have issued from it and its continuing engagement in a broad dialogue on the major social issues of the day. Its signal attribute has been the Multidisciplinary approach to its work, the main challenge to its influence appears to be driven by accountancy-led policy. Threats to the Clinics organisational and financial survival have surfaced from time to time, at one such juncture, in 1994, it joined forces with the neighbouring Portman Clinic in Fitzjohns Avenue.
The Portman specialises in areas of Forensic psychiatry, including the treatment of addictive and criminal behaviours and it owes its name to the fact that its original location was in Tavistock Square in central London. When it moved to larger premises, it took its name with it, in fact, the clinics first patient was a child. The clinical staff were researchers and these principles remain influential to this day. Following its foundation the Tavistock Clinic developed a focus on psychiatry, expertise in group relations - including army officer selection - social psychiatry. Its staff, who were still mainly unpaid honorary psychiatrists, after the Second World War, the Tavistock Clinic benefited from the Northfield Hospital experience and from the arrival of talented professionals from Europe, many fleeing Nazi persecution. In 1948 it became a leading clinic within the newly created National Health Service, the clinic was managed on a democratic model by a professional committee and developed further its distinct focus on multi-disciplinary and community-centred work.
New developments in child and adolescent mental health were particularly fruitful in the immediate post-war period, in 1948 the creation of the childrens department supported the development of training in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Dr. John Bowlby supported this new training and naturalistic infant observation, clinicians James and Joyce Robertson showed in their film work the impact of separation in temporary substitute care on young children for example, when their parent was admitted to hospital. The Tavistock Clinic opened its Adolescent Department in 1959, recognising the distinctive developmental needs, for a number of years the senior tutor and principal psychologist for these courses was Irene Caspari who did much to promote the concept and practice of Educational therapy. In the 1970s systemic psychotherapy became the Tavistock Clinics newest professional training, a BBC TV series Talking Cure, Jan brought the work of the Clinic to a wider audience in 1999 and remains relevant today.
Organisational consultancy by former CEO, Dr. Wilkinson, the psychologist, Oliver James, the series of Thinking Space events follows a similar model of participatory engagement around themes of diversity and sexual orientation. The Tavistock Institute, which had part of the Tavistock family
Crown Estate Paving Commission
The Crown Estate Paving Commission is the body responsible for managing certain aspects of the built environment around Regents Park, London. It was established by statute in 1824 and it fulfills some local government functions, and is one of the few bodies in the United Kingdom still empowered to levy rates on residential property. Although it has local government functions and tax-raising powers, its members are not elected but are appointed by the Lords of the Treasury and it is a separate body from the Crown Estate, which holds the freehold of Regents Park. The CEPC was established by statute in 1824, when it was responsibility for care. It has retained responsibility for the Waterloo gardens in Carlton House Terrace, the CEPC was explicitly excluded from the Metropolis Management Act 1855 that otherwise reformed local government in the metropolitan area of London. The CEPC has enforced the 1851 act through court actions, in 1944, a Scottish MP was fined for failure to remove signs advertising a club.
CEPC commissioner Sir John Ritblat was on the board of the festival, since 1851 the area of the commission has been Regents Park between the Outer Circle and, clockwise from Gloucester Gate, Albany Street, Marylebone Road, Allsop Place and Park Road to Hanover Gate. The eastern section is in the London Borough of Camden and the section is in the City of Westminster. The Commission maintains the gardens adjacent to the public park. It regulates requested modifications, such as pathways, the public park itself is managed by The Royal Parks. CEPC has statutory authority under the 1851 Act to collect rates from the occupiers of buildings in the streets which it manages numbering about 1,200, before 1990 residents in the CEPC area paid lower General Rates to the councils. The introduction of the Community Charge brought this to an end, CEPC applied for a Council Tax Local Discount, which would reduce the Council Tax of residents in the CEPC area and increase it in the rest of the London boroughs, but it was refused.
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Coat of arms of the London Borough of Camden
The coat of arms of the London Borough of Camden is the official heraldic arms of the London Borough of Camden. The arms were granted on 10 September 1965, the gold mitre, like that in the former coat of arms of Hampstead, refers to the Westminster Abbey which held the Manor of Hampstead for six centuries up until 1539. The mural crown in the crest is a heraldic symbol for local municipal authority. The elephant is taken from the arms of Marquess Camden, since Camden Town is named for the first Earl Camden, the supporters are both differenced by a collar bearing three mullets and hanging from each is a heraldic fountain. The three mullets of each collar symbolise the three merged to form Camden while their total number, represent the number of old parishes in Camden. The fountains reflects the name of Holborn, originally old bourne or may represent the canals, the motto, non sibi sed toti, is Latin for not for self but for all. It was previously used by Holborn, Argent on a Cross Gules a Mitre Or a Chief Sable thereon three Escallops Argent.
Crest, On a Wreath of the Colours issuant from a Mural Crown Argent a demi Elephant Sable armed Or about the neck a Wreath of Holly fructed proper, motto, NON SIBI SED TOTI - Not for self but for all. On a Roundel tierced in pairle reversed Gules Azure and Sable fimbriated Or an Elephants Head erased Argent armed Or
Flight into Camden
Flight into Camden is a novel by British author and playwright David Storey. Written in 1961, it won the 1963 Somerset Maugham Prize for fiction and this moving story is recounted by Margaret, the daughter of a Yorkshire miner, who falls in love with a married teacher and goes to live with him in a room in Camden Town, London. Many critics have observed an almost lawrentian fidelity in the descriptions of their love-making, but in the end family ties prove too strong for an ambiguous relationship which begins to disclose a chasm of emptiness and bitterness
The Camden bench is a type of concrete street furniture. It was commissioned by the Camden London Borough Council and installed in Camden and it is designed specifically to influence the behaviour of the public by restricting undesirable behaviour, a principle known as hostile architecture, and instead be usable only as a bench. Because the design is defined far more by what it is not than what it is the bench has been called the perfect anti-object, feature sites for introduction of the bench were on Great Queen Street and High Holborn. Produced by UK company Factory Furniture, the bench is designed to use for sleeping, skateboarding, drug dealing, graffiti. It attempts to achieve this primarily through angular surfaces, an absence of crevices or hiding places and it is not secured to the ground and can be moved by a crane attaching to built-in anchor points. Due to its weight it is designed to function as a roadblock. A Camden bench has been used as part of an artwork by Roger Hiorns. The Camden bench received cultural criticism as being an example of a wider trend of urban design that is anti-homeless.
The designers contend that, Homelessness should never be tolerated in any society, close proximity to homelessness unfortunately makes us uncomfortable so perhaps it is good that we feel that and recognise homelessness as a problem rather than design to accommodate it. Critics claimed it is emblematic of a society where freedom in space has been curtailed. The designers claim in response, there is no way to sit on it. It becomes a far more inclusive seat encouraging social interaction, popular criticism focused on subverting restrictions imposed by the bench, for example by attempting to skateboard on it. The technical specifications are, Length,2,700 mm Width,550 mm Height,650 mm Weight,1765 kg Materials, exposed aggregate concrete with a galvanised steel frame Hostile architecture Discrimination against the homeless Anti-homelessness legislation
London Borough of Camden
The London Borough of Camden /ˈkæmdən/ is a borough in north west London, and forms part of Inner London. The southern reaches of Camden form part of central London, the local authority is Camden London Borough Council. The borough was created in 1965 from the area of the metropolitan boroughs of Hampstead, and St Pancras. The borough was named after Camden Town, which had gained its name from Charles Pratt, the transcribed diaries of William Copeland Astbury, recently made available, describe Camden and the surrounding areas in great detail from 1829–1848. There are 162 English Heritage blue plaques in the borough of Camden representing the diverse personalities that have lived there. The area is in the part of the city, reaching from Holborn. Neighbouring areas are the City of Westminster and the City of London to the south, Brent to the west and Haringey to the north and Islington to the east. It covers all or part of the N1, N6, N7, N19, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, EC1, WC1, WC2, W1 and it contains parts of central London.
Camden Town Hall is located in Judd Street in St Pancras, Camden London Borough Council was controlled by the Labour Party continuously from 1971 until the 2006 election, when the Liberal Democrats became the largest party. In 2006, two Green Cllrs, Maya de Souza and Adrian Oliver, were elected and were the first Green Party councillors in Camden, Camden was the fourth to last council to drop out of the campaign, doing so in the early hours of 6 June. Borough councillors are elected every four years, between 2006 and 2010 Labour lost two seats to the Liberal Democrats through by-elections, in Kentish Town and Haverstock wards. A Labour Councillor in Haverstock ward defected to the Liberal Democrats in February 2009, at the local elections on 6 May 2010 the Labour party regained full control of Camden council. The new council is made up of 30 Labour,13 Liberal Democrats,10 Conservatives, at the Councils AGM, Labours Nasim Ali took office as Camdens first leader from the Bengali community. Labour Councillor Jonathan Simpson was elected the Mayor of the Borough, the organisations staff are led by the Chief Executive who is currently Mike Cooke.
Each directorate is divided into a number of divisions headed by an assistant director and they in turn are divided into groups which are themselves divided into services. This is a model to most local government in London. Pancras in the south, represented by Labours Keir Starmer, in 1801, the civil parishes that form the modern borough were already developed and had a total population of 96,795. This continued to rise throughout the 19th century as the district became built up
Her Fearful Symmetry
Her Fearful Symmetry is the second novel by author Audrey Niffenegger. The book was published on 1 October 2009 and is set in Londons Highgate Cemetery where, during research for the book, the novels title is inspired by The Tyger, a poem by the English poet William Blake, which begins Tyger. Burning bright / In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand or eye / Could frame thy fearful symmetry. Considering the setting of the novel, some critics have pointed out a potential verbal pun in the novels title. There is a symmetry in two of the main characters - identical twins with mirrored internal organs. Elspeth, the aunt of two identical twins, dies of leukemia, leaving them her apartment which is located beside Highgate cemetery in London. The twins are Americans, having lived in Illinois with their mother, Edwina and Elspeth have not spoken for many years. The reason for the rift between them is a secret and is not explained to the girls, the girls have always done everything together with Julia being the more dominant twin.
They move to London and take up residence in the flat, Valentina has asthma and has a heart valve that hasnt been properly formed, making her slightly ill. Robert, Elspeths lover, lives in the apartment below and Martin, Robert works as a tour guide in the cemetery as a way of learning more for his thesis on the cemetery. Valentina begins falling in love with Robert, Robert falls in love with her mainly due to her similarity to Elspeth. Julia befriends Martin and secretly begins giving him Anafranil, pretending that it is a vitamin, Martin is aware that she is giving him the medication, but he lets her think he doesnt know. Unnoticeable to anybody for the first year, Elspeth is trapped in her apartment as a ghost, however, Valentina finds that she is aware of Elspeths moods and one day, Valentina begins to see Elspeth in the apartment. The twins find a white kitten near the cemetery and name it the little kitten of death and they attempt to trap it by leaving food and milk on the balcony, but the kitten refuses to come inside.
Elspeth finally catches the kitten by enticing it to the apartment with string and Valentina are playing with the kitten one day and Valentina sees the kitten drop dead onto the floor. They figure out that the soul has been caught on Elspeths hand. Elspeth puts the kittens soul back into its body and bring it back to life, a recurring theme throughout the story is Valentinas discontent with being one half of a whole. She is the weaker twin both physically and emotionally, Julia calls her Mouse because of her fearful attitude toward everything