Since its inception in the 1940s, The Barnet Society has organised a variety of events to stimulate, educate, agitate and entertain its Members.

We hold a series of talks, walks, and visits throughout the year, as well as a regular question-and-answer session with the MP for Chipping Barnet and an AGM in May or June.

The Society will also help publicise events organised by local groups and organisations.

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Music Night with Alfie Boe
Music Night with Alfie Boe
18 December 2018, 19:30 h
Alexandra Palace - Wood Green, London


Friday Night is Music Night with Alfie Boe

To celebrate the programme’s 65th anniversary BBC Radio 2’s (and the world’s) longest running orchestral music show – Friday Night is Music Night comes to Alexandra Palace for a very special celebratory edition.

Friday Night is Music Night was first broadcast on Friday, 25th September 1953 on the BBC Light Programme. The same year saw the Queen’s Coronation; the Conquest of Everest and the end of sweet rationing. The likes of Nat King Cole, Guy Mitchell and someone called Jimmy Young dominated the pop charts that year.

The programme’s brief was and still is “to create a Friday-night show which would help people relax after the week’s hard work and put them in the right mood for a happy weekend”.

With the BBC Concert Orchestra as it’s backbone, the heady mix of classical and popular works, film music, songs from the shows, opera and operetta has entertained millions of audiences across the globe.

Come along and help us celebrate 65 years of music making with a dash of Christmas thrown in!

Ken Bruce is the presenter with special guests and, of course, the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.


Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace - Website
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY