1. From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree

Elstree Studios is known for recording Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing and Pointless for the BBC. But many other iconic films and TV productions have come from the studios. This documentary, narrated by Barbara Windsor MBE, tells the story of 100 years of filmmaking in the area.

96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Sunday, March 15, 11am. Details: 020 8953 2903, theelstreeProject.org

2. Gardening Day

Enjoy some fresh air and exercise helping the Friends of Stephens House and Gardens to maintain the gardens.

Stephens House and Gardens, East End Road, Finchley, Sunday, March 15, 11am to 2pm. Details: 020 8346 7812, stephenshouseandgardens.com

3. Gorbachev and His Legacy

Join Malcolm Rifkind (right), former Cabinet minister and Secretary of State, in conversation with journalist and historian Victor Sebestyen about former Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev’s political career and ensuing legacy. In the chair will be Professor Jon Silverman.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, North End Road, Golders Green, Wednesday, March 18, 8pm. Details: 020 8457 5000, ljcc.org

4. Matt Woosey

Hailed as one of the finest singer-songwriters and acoustic guitarists currently performing in the UK, Matt is on tour ahead of the release of his album While The Cat’s Away.

Heath Street Baptist Church, Heath Street, Hampstead, Thursday, March 19, 7.30pm. Details: 020 7431 0511, heathstreet.org

5. Macbeth

Three outrageous drag-queens cook up an explosive brew of treachery, ambition and passion, setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self-destruction. Tara Arts brings us a powerful contemporary take on Shakespeare’s darkest play.

artsdepot, Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, March 20 to 21, Friday, 10am and 7.30pm, Saturday, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8369 5454, artsdepot.co.uk