Enjoy Enfield - Issue 5

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Issue 5 – summer 2018

Enjoy Enfield


Barber shop quartet Edmonton – North Enfield – Southgate


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Welcome to the Summer edition of Enjoy Enfield, our guide to the unique, fun and engaging things to do in the borough. The improving weather is a good opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. We are incredibly lucky to live in one of London’s greenest boroughs. By far the best way to explore and enjoy our greenspaces is on foot. Read about some of the fascinating walking tours that take in the heritage and natural beauty of Enfield. If history is your thing, make sure you take a walking detour to Enfield Town Market. The market is celebrating its 400th year and continues to be a vibrant addition to our landscape. Learn about its history, mishaps and fortunes in our historical analysis. With all that walking, you’ll want to treat yourself to a decent meal. Be it breakfast or dinner, we’ve got it covered. The breakfast feature has some delicious and unusual options while our dining review covers the area around Cockfosters which has become a foody destination for the wellinformed gastronome. If you’re out and about in Enfield, you’ll want to look the part too. A haircut at one of the excellent barber shops is a great way to start and we have visited some brilliant ones in all four corners of the borough. We haven’t forgotten our regular shopping feature. In this edition we have put together a fantastic list of must-haves for babies and toddlers. All the businesses are of course based in Enfield or run by residents. Finally, for budding artists, look at our list of classes suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those more advanced. There is a class for everyone. This edition is truly packed with some wonderful ideas. If you have an Enfield business or a venture you’d like to shout about, please tweet and use the hashtag #EnjoyEnfield and follow @EnjoyEnfield too.

Contents Cut to the chase


Breakfast and beyond


Bringing up baby


Crowing over dining


State of the art


Enfield on foot


What’s on


Enfield’s market makers


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Shopping and enterprise

Cut to the chase Barber shops

Men’s styling has come full-circle. The days of grunge and lank, unkempt hair are well behind us and men want much more than just a quick cut and dusting of powder at their local barber shop. Enjoy Enfield has visited barber shops across the borough and selected five fantastic barbers that offer a whole range of services for the discerning gentleman.

MBF Barbers 32a London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EF • 020 8617 8190

At MBF, they believe a “perfect barber is a man’s best friend”. Their aim is to offer an indispensable service. Owned by Enfield resident Jason Matica, who has been in the business for 15 years, MBF has a very cool, slightly gothic vibe, while offering grooming that is distinctly more than a quick buzz cut. The ‘Hair of the Dog’, for example, is a wash, cut and beard shaping. You can get a superb ‘Skin Fade’ – the haircut of choice for men – while relaxing with a complimentary drink. Or while you wait, MBF will power up the games console for a quick spot of virtual footy on the big screen TV. MBF is open seven days a week, and closes later on Thursdays and Fridays. You’ll get a very warm welcome from the team, and possibly Tyson the dog an occasional visitor to this great barber shop in the heart of Enfield.

MBF Barbers

www.mbfbarbers.co.uk /mbf_barbers/

MBF Barbers



Station Barbers Station Parade, High Street, Southgate, N14 5BH

Southgate underground station is an iconic building in Enfield. Nestled around the boundary of this spherical artdeco landmark is the fantastic Station Barbers, complete with neon sign and red, white and blue barber’s helix pole. Agron Hasa runs the barber shop and is extremely skilled with scissors and comb. Although he has been in the businesses for 19 years, the shop in Southgate is only six-months old. The best thing about Station Barbers is that it is in the perfect location for commuters wanting sharp styling before heading into work or for a night out on the town. For the first six days of the week, Station Barbers is open from 8am until 7.30pm. Sunday opening times are 10am to 5pm.

Station Barbers

E&K 53 Green Lanes, London, N13 4TD • 020 8617 1213

E&K Barbers in Palmers Green is an extremely busy, wellstaffed barber shop that offers a complete service for the dapper man about town! Very experienced members of staff offer fantastic haircuts alongside the choice of different shaving treatments – traditional Turkish, cutthroat razor or hot-towel shaves. In addition, to keep those hairs not on your head in check, the staff can also provide lightning-speed threading and ear-flaming – traditional Turkish hair removal that is painless and very effective. Appointments are required on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It’s very popular with locals, so we’d advise calling in advance. With very friendly and knowledgeable staff, E&K is a real treat for anyone wanting the full works. /e_kbarbers





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Diamond Cutz 527 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5UA • 020 8805 5722

Diamond Cutz, situated in Enfield Wash and run by Richard, specialises in Afro-Caribbean hair. It offers a vast range of styles in a warm, familiar atmosphere that is also professional. The shop has been open for eight years and has highly-skilled barbers with masses of experience. With fantastic tunes in the background, this lively barber shop opens until late on most evenings. Although walk-ins are welcome, it’s probably best to book as it can get very busy. And don’t worry if you have to bring the kids along too – Diamond Cutz offers kids cuts from £7 and a shape and shave at just £5.

Diamond Cutz

Mr Barbers

Mr Barbers 21 Silver Street, Enfield Town, EN1 3EF • 020 3955 7777

Mr Barbers is a multi-award winning, small group of barber shops. It prides itself on being a stylish barber shop for the modern gentleman of all ages. Based on Silver Street in Enfield Town, Mr Barbers is the new kid on the block, having opened just a few months ago. The interior would not look out of place in Shoreditch or Hoxton – exposed brick walls, comfortable leather-style chairs and huge mirrors flanked by industrial lighting. It’s very stylish but also extremely inviting. The Mr Barbers ethos is to build a relationship with your barber so you can get exactly what you want, how you want it.

The skilled team offers a variety of hair services, from cutting-edge fashionable cuts to traditional refined styles. Shaves are also on offer and the free WiFi and Sky Sports are both a nice touch. Mr Barbers is open six days a week, with a late closing time of 8pm on Thursdays. www.mrbarbers.co.uk/barbers-enfield /mrbarbers

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Eating and drinking

Breakfast and beyond As it’s the most important meal of the day, Enjoy Enfield has taken a trip around the borough to find some of the more interesting places to go for breakfasts and brunches. Whether you are looking for a pre/post gym energy boost, something quick on the way into work or something to revive you after your ‘cheeky half’ the night before, checkout Enfield’s wide offering. Tell us about your favourite local breakfast place on Twitter #EnjoyEnfield



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Veggie/ Vegan br e a k fas


869 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, N21 2QS • 020 3051 9976 • Open from 11am (10.30am on a Sunday) Munch is a new addition to the borough’s culinary landscape and is billed as the only fully vegetarian and gluten-free restaurant in London. In addition to being all-veg the majority of dishes are (or can be made to be) vegan too. The Munch breakfast menu is small but perfectly formed. The Cooked Breakfast does not disappoint and includes perfectly scrambled egg (tofu for the vegans), homemade baked beans and tasty vegan ‘bacon’ using the Munch secret recipe. Other dishes on the menu include pancakes with maple syrup which really tickle the taste buds and Avocado Smash On Toast which is a firm favourite with

regulars. All ingredients are locally sourced, as is most of the décor in the venue with a fine selection of art on display by artists from the area. There is a good range of teas and styles of coffee and a full drinks menu. If you are looking for brunch with a pop then try the bottomless prosecco option at £15 per head.

Munch is already attracting a firm, local customer base while also luring foodies from Central London too. www.munch.restaurant /munchkitchen

Remember to check the Munch Facebook page for details of forthcoming events. Saturday morning ‘yoga & brunch’ sessions are proving popular and Pilates sessions launch in June 2018. If exercise ‘really’ isn’t your thing then why not get your breakfast delivered – contact the restaurant for information. Continues...


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510 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5SS • 020 8805 9646 • Open from 8am

Turkish food is a firm favourite in the borough and most restaurants will serve a traditional breakfast. Aksular, however, goes one step further offering an all-you-can-eat buffet every Sunday. The buffet is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. It includes various types of cheeses, salads, breads and preserves, borek, Turkish sausages, eggs, helva, roasted vegetables, dried fruits and much more. Included in the price is a selection of juices and Turkish tea on tap. There’s something for everyone and a great selection for vegetarians too. It all costs £9 for adults and half-price for kids – and you definitely won’t need lunch that day! The Sunday buffet is proving very popular so early arrival is recommended. Bookings are available for large groups and breakfast is served from 8am-1pm.

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Turkish br e a k fas

The quality, regular breakfast menu which is offered throughout the week is also very impressive and includes the Turkish Breakfast (bread, olives, feta cheese, halloumi, pastry, boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, tea or coffee); Menemen (scrambled egg with peppers, tomatoes, onion); Mantarli Omlet (mushroom omelette) and Sucuklu Yumurta (scrambled egg with Turkish sausage). www.aksular.restaurant



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Farmhouse br e a k fas

Ferny Hill Farm

Ferny Hill, Hadley Wood, EN4 0PZ • 020 8449 3527 • Open from 9am (Tue-Sat), 10.30am (Sun), Closed on Mondays

If location is a big deciding factor in where you eat then Ferny Hill Farm is pretty unbeatable. The farmhouse tearoom overlooks the beautiful, rolling countryside in the north of the borough and is the perfect place to start your day on a sunny morning. The flagship offering on the morning menu is the Big Breakfast and is all you would expect from a farmhouse – hearty, wholesome and made with quality ingredients. The black pudding melts in the mouth and the sausages are very popular with customers. The scrambled egg and salmon breakfast is a winning combination and is an ample portion too. For those wanting something lighter, try the poached eggs with bacon or mushroom on toast.

Tables for four or more can be booked in advance. The farm is close to the Cockfosters entrance to Trent Park, you can even go for a calorie burning walk after you have eaten. www.fernyhillfarm.com

If you are planning on visiting over a weekend, early arrival is recommended and as the weather improves, the tables on the terrace are becoming particularly popular.



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Old skool br e a k fas

Ashfield Café

21 Ashfield Parade, Southgate, N14 5EH • 020 8447 9042 • Open from 6.30am

If you are looking for something more “old skool” then take a trip to Ashfield Café which is a well-loved and long-established eatery in Southgate. Ashfield Café has a large breakfast menu and offers great value for money. The Special Breakfast of egg, bacon, sausage, tomato or beans, toast and tea or coffee costs a mere £4.20 and is available all day. There are also five Set Breakfasts, five Full Breakfasts, three Vegetarian Breakfasts, three

Mediterranean Breakfasts, fourteen Breakfasts and 24 Extras – this is truly the place to come if you like your breakfasts big, bold and brassy. In addition to the breakfast menu there is a wide range of lunches including omelettes which are very popular with the morning crowd. Ashfield Café opens at 6.30am and breakfasts are served all day. All customers are greeted with a very warm welcome and the café has a very reassuring five-star food hygiene rating.

Capel Manor Gardens A great day out for all ages this summer

Summer Bonsai Show Sunday, 8 July

Teddy Bears Picnic Party Sunday, 15 July

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Classic and Vintage Car Show Sunday, 2 September

Enjoy our gardens, growing animal collection and stamp trail.

Capel Manor Gardens Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield EN1 4RQ

For more information and prices visit www.capelmanorgardens.co.uk


Shopping and enterprise

Bringing up baby: the best baby and toddler products in Enfield By Andrea Krase Wouldn’t it be fantastic to find everything essential for babies, children and families in the local area in one place? Enfield mum, Andrea Krase, was passionate about communicating anything child and family-related in Enfield. She tried many new things and gained a new social circle when she had her first baby. Andrea wanted to help others have a similar positive experience. She wanted parents and children to socialise more, regularly showcase the activities of business members, and create opportunities for business owners to meet and work together.

events, places to go, blogs, a business directory and community news can all be found. With hundreds of listings on the website, and a very active social media presence, parents are more aware about what familyfocussed businesses are doing in the area. In addition to saving families time, The Sophia’s Diary Discount Card (www.sophias-diary.com/discounts) was launched in September 2017 to help parents save money. The discount card also helps to promote spending with local businesses so more money stays in the local community.

Since launching Sophia’s Diary (www.sophias-diary.com) in October 2015, Andrea’s website has been used by thousands of local parents. Children’s classes, playgroups,

Andrea has helped Enjoy Enfield to find the best baby and toddler products in the borough. Take a look at our handy guide for presents, keepsakes and decorative items.



We particularly like their beautifully whimsical cuddle cushions – the fairies and mermaids are gorgeous, each one based on an original illustration by Lily Day (aka artist Michelle Martin). Add a few drops of essential oil and use to decorate and scent a child’s room. Pretty English is tucked away at 3A Wilson Street, N21 1BP. Bambino Couture

Sparkly Crafts

Furniture Babios (www.babios.co.uk • 0800 689 1923) specialises in children’s furniture and has the most beautiful and unique items. There is an extensive variety of cots, wardrobes, bunk beds and furnishings. Their videos provide ideas for different themes. The best product of all is their supercool car beds so make sure you have a look.

Bedroom Accessories Personalised items are so popular at the moment and can add a special touch to a child’s bedroom.

Occasion Wear

Bambino Couture (www.bambinocouture.co.uk) specialise in children’s special occasion outfits, including christening wear, flower girl/ bridesmaid outfits, page boy suits and party wear. Outfits are carefully selected based on exceptional quality, design and uniqueness. They offer distinctive pieces, from traditional to contemporary styles, that suit all tastes and budgets. Everyday clothing such as coats, knitted dresses and twopiece outfits can also be purchased. Bambino Couture is based in Southgate. To visit the store please email info@bambinocouture.co.uk Bella Beau (www.bellabeau.co) personalise vests, sleepsuits, bibs, robes and towels, using great quality items. Bespoke touches ensure products make the perfect gift for baby showers, going home outfits or birthdays. They also create favours, boxes and accessories for weddings and christenings.

Studio Jacqueline (www.studiojacqueline.co.uk/ palletsigns • 07594 314517) creates eco-friendly, handmade pallet signs. Personalised messages, and images can be chosen for each order. These are fantastic, long-lasting keepsakes, and make a lovely gift. Sparkly Crafts (www.facebook.com/sparklycrafts17) make the most beautiful and modern name plaques, hanging decorations, jewellery boxes and bow holders. Different colours and charms can be added to match a room theme. Other products such as keyrings and compact mirrors can be ordered too. Baby hand or footprints can be added to a ceramic at Going Pottery (www.goingpottery.co.uk • 020 8351 7098). This will be a treasured keepsake for a whole lifetime. Going Pottery is based at 156 Lancaster Road, EN2 0JS. Boutique Pretty English (020 8127 5358) has some breath-taking products for children and the home.

Bella Beau



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Hampers can be presented as nappy-cakes, giftboxes, suitcases and clothes bouquets. There is even a page on the website for ideas about what to get for mum too! The business is based at 146 Carnarvon Avenue, EN1 3DS.

Books and Toys Popular series, That’s Not My… (Lion, Unicorn, Monkey) by Usborne Books (org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/ annecroxford) is one of the cutest collections of books for babies and toddlers. They are colourful, easy to understand and stimulate babies’ senses, as they have different textures to feel. If you are interested in hosting a book party, placing an order or just want to find out more, contact Enfield-based Anne Croxford. www.facebook.com/croxfordbooksathome Enfield’s Baby Sensory franchise co-owner, Lisa Robson, is also an author of book Good Night Sleep Tight (www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Night-Sleep-Tight-Robson/ dp/152720393X). This is the perfect book for baby’s bedtime story. The book is available to order from Waterstones, Enfield Town branch as well as online.

Mini Moi Boutique

Clothing Independent baby boutiques offer different and unique items. Mini Moi Boutique (www.minimoiboutique.com) love all things monochrome and most of their clothing designs are unisex and can be worn by boys and girls. Rompers, jackets, gilets, outfits and swimwear for babies and children can be ordered online. Sara’s Kids in Edmonton is a real gem. Billed as a factory outlet, you can pick up some gorgeous outfits for kids at amazing prices. The girls’ party dresses are the biggest draw but there are also some brilliant outfits for kids who prefer the casual look too. Sara’s Kids is situated at 27 North Mall, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre. Baby Hamper Gifts (www.babyhampergift.co.uk • 08447 704 353) create luxury and personalised hampers for newborn boys and girls. They can consist of vests, sleepsuits, muslins, blankets, comforters and even bath products.

Baby Hamper Gifts

Sprint’s Enchanted Emporium (www.facebook.com/sprintsenchantedemporium) offers a fantastic range of educational baby and toddler toys such as floating, rolling and spinning toys, a wooden activity calendar and shape sorters.



The pregnancy page on Sophia’s Diary provides details for local maternity and pregnancy related services (www.sophias-diary.com/pregnancy-2). Mum2Mum Nearly New Sales (www.mum2mummarket.co.uk) organise events where bargains can be found, and parents can sell baby items such as car seats, toys and clothes that they no longer need. The next sales in Enfield will take place at St. Stephen’s Church Hall, 56 Village Road, EN1 2EU, on 29 September and 3 November. NCT Enfield (www.sophias-diary.com/listing/nct-enfield) deliver fantastic antenatal classes, and organise meet ups for parents too.

Sprint’s Enchanted Emporium

The Special Teddy Bear Not only does Edmonton family-run business My Elements (my-elements.co.uk • 020 8373 2687) offer beautiful bears to purchase, a child’s name can be embroidered on the toy too, to add that special and personalised touch. The eyes do not consist of buttons so it is safe for babies.

Our other Top Tips There are many fantastic classes and groups for babies and toddlers in Enfield. They include swimming, baby yoga, music, art and dance classes. Read the Sophia’s Diary blog for ideas and information (www.sophias-diary.com/best-baby-groups-enfield-barnet). Places such as Jump In Enfield (www.gojumpin.com/ locations/enfield) run Toddler Time during term time too from 10am-12pm.

Jam Jam Parties

Grow Baby (www.enfieldvineyardchurch.com/growbaby • 07952 694577) provides good quality new and secondhand baby clothes and equipment (for children aged 0-5yrs) completely free of charge to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income, background or faith. Growbaby takes place 10.30am-12pm every Wednesday during term time at 36 Brigadier Hill, EN2 0NQ. Sophia’s Diary has a Party and Events Page (www.sophias-diary.com/party-and-event-plannersand-suppliers-in-enfield). Under 5s soft play hire and entertainers for toddlers can be found, to make organising that first birthday party a lot easier!

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Eating and drinking

Crowing over dining in Cockfosters The Cockfosters Road, which runs straight north from Southgate and alongside Oakwood, Trent Park and Hadley Wood has changed markedly over the years. The opening of Cockfosters underground station in the 1930s cemented the area as an enviable London suburb, suitable for families and commuters. It is now a buzzing, vibrant and exciting area of Enfield, dominated by many excellent restaurants.

The choice of cuisines is impressive – Vietnamese, Greek, Turkish, French, Indian. With an enormous range of high-quality dining options, it’s no wonder Cockfosters is so vibrant, particularly on the weekends. Luckily Trent Country Park is just down the road from the main parade of restaurants – after dining out in Cockfosters, you’ll need a long stroll through one of Enfield’s best parks to work off some of that fantastic food!




98 Cockfosters Road, Cockfosters, EN4 0DP • 020 3417 5270 Deraliye is an old Turkish word which loosely translates as “big doorsâ€?. The large wooden doors at Deraliye restaurant were previously the austere entrance to a bank. Now, these doors, flanked by some beautiful, ancient olive trees open into a wonderful dining space. Brothers Tolgan and Dogus Ozkan have transformed the cavernous room into an opulent restaurant, with astonishing attention to detail in every corner. A beautiful Ottomanstyle mural graces one wall, while the huge chandelier at the centre highlights the Turkish style tiles in blues, greens and terracotta. Even the plates and serving dishes are special; carved from stone, not one is alike.

As for the food, Deraliye goes one step beyond the usual shish on a dish formula (although their lamb and chicken shish are melt-in the mouth delicious). There are some wonderful choices such as Kulbasti, a chargrilled fillet of lamb that has been marinated for at least 48 hours; or sirloin steaks, aged for 28 days. Although the meat dishes are the most popular, there are some fabulous choices for vegetarians too. Tolgan and Dogus pride themselves on the freshness of produce and their proud father runs the kitchen with precision and care. As well as evening dining, the restaurant is open for lunch and can be hired for events too. www.deraliye.co.uk



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La Petite Auberge

12-13 Heddon Court Parade, Cockfosters, EN4 0DB • 020 8447 1777 This traditional French bistro restaurant is clearly influenced by the grandiose brasseries and restaurants of Paris. Touches of art deco can be seen in the main area of the restaurant and it is chic without being intimidating. However, the highlight is at the back of the restaurant – pass down a corridor of tables to a light-filled conservatory, decorated tastefully with fairy lights and greenery. This truly is an oasis. The menu is comfortingly familiar and it is all executed with elegance. Dishes such as coq-au-vin (organic chicken casserole) and confit de canard (slow-cooked duck) are hearty and fragrant while the mussels – served marinière, with garlic or provençale style – will transport you

to France in an instant. Meanwhile, the desserts are stunning with firm favourites such as crème caramel and tarte tatin on offer. The wonderful thing about La Petite Auberge is that it has something for everyone. You can even pop in for a cocktail and bar snack before heading for an evening out. Or perhaps a leisurely breakfast on a weekend. If the weather is good the restaurant’s doors fold out for some excellent people-watching opportunities. La Petite Auberge has a long-established sister-restaurant in Islington but has already made its own mark in Cockfosters. www.petiteauberge.co.uk




18 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, EN4 0EJ • 020 8275 0268 The herb thyme – in Greek thymari – was burnt as incense in temples by the Ancient Greeks believing it was a source of courage and its symbol also represented style and elegance. It was indeed with great courage Christina and Paul Argyrou embarked upon their venture around 18 months ago to launch their restaurant. The husband and wife team both worked in the City but have always harboured a passion for good-quality but accessible food. Christina has a passion for exploring the delicacies of Greece and Cyprus and wanted to showcase some of the less-traditional dishes of the Mediterranean while retaining the warmth and hospitality well-associated with the region. Their recently re-launched menu truly reflects this vision and there’s certainly much to savour.

The couple has recently expanded the number of fish dishes and salads available and their superb moussakas (vegetarian and meat) will now be available à la carte. The brizola, a lemon, garlic and oregano flavoured pork chop, will astonish you by its size and succulence. This really is a must-try. But make room for the loukoumades, their incredibly light doughnut balls, served as a dessert. Originally a fairground snack, Thymari’s loukoumades have been elevated to a whole new level. Wash this all down with a glass of wine from their extensive selection, including wines from Greece. Keep an eye out on their website for upcoming events too – their recent musical night was a huge hit. Thymari is located just down the road from Cockfosters, in leafy Hadley Wood. www.thymari.co.uk Continues...


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8 Cockfosters Parade, Cockfosters, EN4 0BX • 020 8441 8365 Chippers is not your average fish and chips shop. Owner Huseyin Celebioglu at first ran Chippers as a takeaway service but he realised that customers wanted much more. He segmented the premises into takeaway and sitdown restaurant and decided to offer customers a wider range – fish and chips are of course still on the menu and very good they are too. The Chippers fish batter is exceptionally light and chips are door-step thick. But he has added, with great pride, a wonderful range of grilled fish and seafood. Mussels, octopus, skate and cod are thoughtfully and delicately grilled, while rainbow-coloured salads are strewn with jewel-like pomegranate seeds. The portion sizes are incredibly generous.

All the fish is selected by Huseyin in person, who undertakes earlymorning treks to the famous Billingsgate market. The wonderful thing about Chippers is that it has moved with the times, and is now catering to a more healthconscious audience wanting fresh, sustainably sourced fish alongside a few traditional favourites. There is also the feeling of genuine warmth at Chippers. Huseyin makes every customer feel welcome, relaxed and certainly well-fed! /chipperscockfosters












Arts and culture

State of the art

Enfield has a fantastic art, crafts and new media scene which we will be exploring in its various incarnations over upcoming issues of Enjoy Enfield. In this issue, we are looking at art classes and groups.


There are many classes across the borough to help beginners get started and for advanced artists to learn about refining their skills. What’s more, several of these classes take place in some of the most beautiful settings in the borough; from Forty Hall to Salisbury House, inspiration is everywhere. In the meantime, if you have been working on a masterpiece, why not tweet us a photo of your finished work? Just use the hashtag #EnjoyEnfield and we will make sure to retweet.

Inspired by Enfield If you are looking for art classes but need some inspiration, Forty Hall Estate is the perfect backdrop for any budding artist. Many art classes are hosted within the Jacobean manor house and its grounds throughout the year. This summer, Forty Hall will be hosting Hidden Treasures – Perfect Portraits, aimed at 4-11 year olds. Participants will be able to explore Forty Hall’s collection of paintings from the 17th Century all the way to photographs from the 21st Century. All the pictures aim to tell a story about the people who have lived and worked at Forty Hall. Children will then be able to dress and pose for their own historic style portrait before then using what they have discovered to paint their own portrait on a canvas panel. Perfect Portraits takes place on 24 July in two sessions. Tickets are priced at £5 in advance or £7 at the door. Search for “Perfect Portraits” on www.fortyhallestate.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680. For those more interested in flora and fauna rather than portraiture, Forty Hall is offering Botanical Art Classes on 15 and 16 September.

Participants will be focusing on autumnal colours and structures from a range of subjects. They will learn skills such as accurate line drawing, drawing to scale, composition, tonal sketching and creating form using watercolour washes and colour mixing. You can work at your own pace with the support of a tutor. To accompany the classes, there will be tutor demonstrations, group drawing and class discussions. The class is suitable for all abilities. Tickets are priced at £65. To book or for more information search for “Botanical Art Class” on www.fortyhallestate.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680. Several art classes take place at Salisbury House – a listed late Tudor manor house built in the early 17th century and situated on the borders of Edmonton and Bush Hill Park. Salisbury House was Enfield’s first arts centre, which opened in 1957. It still hosts many community art classes, including several run by Enfield Art Circle’s teacher-members (see below) and community arts organisation Art Start. To learn more about Salisbury House, go to: www.enfieldfestivals.co.uk/page/ salisbury-house


Forty Hall Class Botanical Ar t

London School of Arts Mural

Palmers Green Art Group

Enfield’s art community The Enfield Art Circle (EAC) offers a friendly way for anyone interested in the visual arts to participate in a range of activities. Demonstrations, classes, workshops, talks and outings are organised throughout the year by the EAC. For a modest annual subscription, amateur and professional artists (and anyone with an appreciation of the arts) can join in a whole host of activities. The EAC meets every second Thursday

“There are so many classes across the borough to help beginners get started and for advanced artists to learn about refining their skills.”

Palmers Green Art


London School of Arts Model Painting



Arts and culture

each month apart from July and August at St. Andrew’s Parish Centre in Enfield Town. In addition, there are a number of art classes run by Enfield Art Circle’s teachermembers at various locations around the borough – from printing to painting, there are many fun, informative and lively sessions every week. You don’t have to be a member to attend the classes. The highlight of the EAC’s year, without a doubt is the annual summer exhibition at Capel Manor. Work by members will be exhibited for two weeks from 28 July – you could pick up a bargain by one of Enfield’s top artists. If you would like to become a member or to find out about the EAC’s classes, go to their website www.enfieldartcircle.org or call 020 8366 2347.

Informal creativity The Palmers Green Art Group started 12 years ago to help a group of amateur artists nurture and develop their artistic skills in an informal and friendly environment. Led by Graham Bray, the group originally focused on watercolour. Members now work at their own pace in a variety of painting and drawing media. There is no formal tuition but everyone offers each other advice, support and encouragement. The group meets every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the light and airy Alexandra Room of the Ruth Winston Centre in Palmers Green. The art group has some basic equipment available and Graham has put together lots of reference materials for inspiration. Artwork can be stored at the centre from week to week if required. There is a termly fee to cover the cost of hiring the room. Tea, biscuits and lively conversation are included. All are welcome. For anyone interested in attending, please send a text message to Graham on 07724 672447.

Palmers Green Art Group

Forty Hall Perfect Portraits

Classes for kids In the heart of Enfield Town resides the London School of Arts, which offers drama, dance and music all under one roof. Their art classes are aimed at 4-year olds to 12-years plus and are tailored to help the creative thinking process and encourage the imagination. Younger children will learn different techniques in various media and will be encouraged to discover their own unique brushstroke style while thinking about compositions and colour schemes. The classes for older children aim to help students gain creative independence while exploring different techniques, guided by the principles from the history of art. Classes start from just £6. Take a look at the timetables at: www.londonschoolofarts.com

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Leisure and outdoors

Enfield on foot

Enfield is a great place in which to walk with over 120 parks and open spaces and the longest waterways of any London borough. The borough is also steeped in history so is perfect if you are into finding out more about an area while exercising – ‘educizing’. In this feature we look at walks for all the family – from the pacey and energetic through to the more leisurely and genteel… Age UK

Walks for seniors

Age UK

Free walks The Enfield Council ‘Active Enfield’ team runs a number of weekly walks in some of the borough’s most beautiful parks. The walks are free to attend and for all ages/ abilities. There’s no need to book. Just turn up on the day. Tuesday – Jubilee Park (Access via Hadleigh Road/ Galliard Road, Edmonton, meet at Community building) – 9.30am-10.30am; Wednesday – Broomfield Park (Meet at Rangers Office by tennis courts) – 10.30am-11.30am; Thursday – Town Park (Meet at main entrance opposite Central Library) – 2pm-3pm. For more information please call 020 8807 6680.

Age UK Enfield has arranged walks for seniors in the borough for the last 15 years and now regularly get 90-100 a walk (the record is 190 in case you were wondering!). The walks take place in Whitewebbs Park (Wednesday), and Trent and Pymmes Park (both on a Friday). The walkers are split into groups on the basis of desired pace so those that are looking for a leisurely stroll in the sun won’t be with those looking to burn calories. Each group has its own leader meaning everyone is welllooked after. Every walk ends at a café so there is plenty of time for tea and chat afterwards. While the walks are free a £1 voluntary donation is most gratefully received by the charity. To find out more call 020 8375 4120 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/enfield



include Bush Hill Park (24 June) and Ponders End (22 July). For more information please visit www.jaywalks.co.uk or call 07875 537 295.

Nordic Walking Nordic Walking is full-body exercise that is easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and abilities. Using specially designed poles which make use of upper-body muscles and help to propel the walker along, Nordic Walking is a great way of keeping fit at your own pace. The Enfield Council ‘Active Enfield’ team is currently running sessions on Thursdays at Forty Hall and Saturdays at Trent Park. For more information and took book please visit www.activeenfield.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680.

The Enfield Society also runs several walks during the year falling into three categories: Heritage Walks, which focus on particular areas of the borough; Discovery Walks, which may cover areas outside Enfield, with guidance on the countryside and buildings along the way; Footpath Walks, for people who enjoy walking in the countryside (and a bit of urban too). Forthcoming walks include Broomfield Park Stroll (5 July), Enfield Countryside Walk (24 July) and Southgate Heritage Walk (29 July). For more information visit www.enfieldsociety.org.uk/diary.htm. Please note non-members are welcome to come on one or two walks as an introduction but membership is a mere £5 a year!

Going it alone If guided walks are not your thing then why not do it yourself with one of the Enfield Society walk leaflets – Heritage Walks in the London Borough of Enfield, a Footpath Map and a couple of leaflets on individual heritage walks. The leaflets can be bought at Waterstones (Enfield Town), Forty Hall shop, Forty Hall Farm shop and Myddelton House as well as through the Society itself www.enfieldsociety.org.uk. Alternatively, if you are nifty with a compass and good with maps then why not get an Ordnance Survey and explore the borough using the many footpaths in Enfield. The Ordnance Survey maps to look out for are Epping Forest & Lee Valley (Explorer 174) or London North (Explorer 173).

Historic walks Regular Enjoy Enfield columnist Joe Studman runs a number of walks through Jay Walks from Spring to Autumn. There are 13 different walks in total covering different parts of the borough or a different theme, with each sharing his expert historical knowledge along the route. All walks cost £5 per person, £4 concessions and last for approximately 90 minutes. Upcoming walks

Jay Walks

The long ones The London LOOP is a 150 mile (242km) circular walking route around the capital which is split into 24 sections. The green and rural Section 17 covers Cockfosters to Enfield Lock and covers a distance of 9.5 miles (15km) across the top of the borough. Key highlights on the journey include Trent Park and Cuckhold’s Hill. For more information search for “TfL London Loop” online where you will find a PDF containing route information, a map and plenty of historical facts too. The 15.6 mile (24.8km) Lee Valley Walk also runs through the borough in the east alongside the river path. The walk is split into six sections with the first two covering Enfield (Waltham Abbey – Ponders End – Tottenham Hale) at a total distance of 7.5 miles (12km). There is plenty to see along the route and plenty of picnic spots too. For more information search for “TfL Lee Valley Walk” online. Finally, a large part of the 28 miles (45km) New River Path runs through the borough from Bullsmoor through to Bowes. The path is well signposted but for more information and route maps etc., look online.

Yes, free outdoor arts events are hitting the streets of Enfield this summer. Brought to you by Millfield Theatre and Circulate, you can see hip-hop dance, acrobatic see-saws, machines and maybe a pre-historic creature or two! The programme starts with Belly of the Whale by Ockham’s Razor. A giant semicircular see-saw made of wood and steel. D – ConstruCtion will grab your attentionwith a huge striking metal structure. saurus by Close Act Theatre combinds theatre, stilts, music, fire, dance and the return of presumed to be extinct creatures. eXo by Motionhouse is an intriguing display of strength, emotion and beauty, with dancers and diggers. ConseqüènCies by Cia Moveo is a stunningly fluid, daring dance performance, using physicality and effortless tricks. So head to the heart of Enfield Town to be dazzled… and all for free!


oCkhaM’s razor

Belly of the Whale thursday 16 august outside enfield town library

Cie Dyptik


tuesday 21 august outside enfield town library

Close aCt theatre

saurus thursday 23 august enfield town

Circulate is a group of four London venues working together to bring outstanding Outdoor Arts to Outer London. Millfield Theatre is delighted to present an ecliptic programme of events taking place in the heart of Enfield Town.


eXo saturday 8 september Millfield theatre

Cie Moveo

ConseqüènCies thursday 15 september outside enfield town library

www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ


Enjoy Enfield What’s on


Friday 7 September, 7.30pm

TALON – BEST OF THE EAGLES 2018 Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘GREATEST HITS TOUR 2018’ will once again feature all those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights and many more.

Tickets: £24.50

Thursday 20 September, 7.45pm

UK PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE – EUROPEAN TOUR 2018 With over two and a half hours of songs from every iconic Floyd album, this show pleases Pink Floyd fans of all ages. With top-flight musicians and stateof-the-art sound and lighting the show features video projections on a large circular screen.

RON VINCENT SINGS CAT STEVENS Ron Vincent bears an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens and has been a lifelong fan. A talented singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Vincent commands the stage and draws you into a wonderful textured journey through Cat Stevens’ repertoire of beautiful songs and melodies. Friday 22 June, 7.45pm Tickets: £23.50

COME MEK WE LARF... WINDRUSH COMEDY SPLASH ‘Come Mek We Larf’ promises a night of funtastic entertainment, featuring the best in African Caribbean comedians. The friendly atmosphere of superb fun returns with a belly full of laughter this summer. Saturday 23 June, Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm Tickets: £17


Tickets: £24.50

ROY ORBISON & THE TRAVELING WILBURYS The Big O & The Wilburys Tribute Show is back – bigger and better than ever! Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 years since the Wilburys’ original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O.

ONE NIGHT OF ROCK Pick up your air guitars as One Night of Rock is coming to town with 48 of the greatest rock hits. This all-new audio-visual rock experience features a live rock band exploding with energy and electrifying laser show that your eyes and ears just won’t believe.

Friday 14 September, 7.45pm

Saturday 22 September, 7.45pm

Tickets: £22.50, Concessions £20

This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show, combines

Sunday 23 September, 7pm Tickets: £22

BUDDY HOLLY – A LEGEND REBORN Through 1957 to ‘59 one man changed the face of music, revolutionising the meaning of Rock ‘n’ Roll – Buddy Holly. This all new production for 2018, celebrates the Buddy Brilliance of an artist who shot straight into the limelight as soon as That’ll Be The Day hit the radio with special guest Roy Orbison revue. Friday 28 September, 7.45pm Tickets: £23.50

Tickets: £25

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Thank You For The Music – The ultimate tribute to ABBA.

BRINGING ON BACK THE 60S Join us for a fantastic evening with New Amen Corner (Europe’s leading 60s revivalists) and their Special Guests, Mike d’Abo and multi-award winning Nancy Ann Lee “Little Miss Sixties”, as they perform two hours of million selling hit’s from the most prolific decade in musical history that was the 1960s.

the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again! Saturday 15 September, 7.45pm Tickets: £23.50, Concs £22.50

ONE VOICE Immerse yourself in a brand new non-stop hit fuelled production touring the UK throughout 2018. One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic women in music through the years. Performed by a divine cast of six strong women, who have performed in London’s West End, UK and European Tours. Backed by a incredible live band, as they perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner, Carol King, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and so many more. Saturday 29 September, 7.45pm Tickets: £22.50 Continues...



ART AS THERAPY EXHIBITION A group of local aspiring artists have come together to exhibit paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks. The selected artworks communicate something of the artists’ experiences and their developing confidence in self-expression through art-making, all of the exhibitors have engaged in art therapy. ZIGGY’S WORLD JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS ‘WORLD CONNECTIONS NIGHT’ DOUBLE BILL WITH SAMBA AZUL AND FRATER & TAYLOR Samba Azul play iconic Brazilian songs. Fresh from sell-out a Camden Jazz Café show performing with their vibrant Latin band in a Ziggy’s melting pot with Frater & Taylor’s – a powerfully uplifting world-jazzgroove songs featuring pulsating world-beats from Steve Taylor, atmospheric vocals from Josie Frater and mesmerising guitar/vocals by Rosie Frater-Taylor. A night of LatinJazz fusion musical bliss to behold.

Tuesday 3 – Sunday 15 July, 10am – 5pm Tickets: Free Admission

Tickets: £6.50

Have you got the creative bug? Are you a passionate reader? Are you a budding writer? Want to have a go? Well, this could be just the ticket. Visit the Dugdale website to find out about all the events. 22 – 30 June

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS PRESENTED BY TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband’s new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. Dir: Tom Ford. Cert: 15 Thursday 5 July, 7.45pm Tickets: £6.50

Monday 3 – Friday 28 September, 10am – 5pm Tickets: Free

Tickets: £16

Thursday 2 August, 7.45pm

Tickets: £16

at the prestigious China Exchange, Soho. The showcase involved, students from both schools presenting a rich variety performance for each other, which included songs from the musical ‘Billy Elliot’, as well as demonstrations of magic, poetry and Kung Fu.

Thursday 19 July, 7.45pm

OUR LITTLE SISTER PRESENTED BY TALKIES COMMUNITY CINEMA Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Dir: Mohamed Diab. Cert: 15

Thursday 21 June, 7.45pm ENFIELD’S LITERARY FESTIVAL Join us for Enfield’s first Literary Festival.

ZIGGY’S ‘STAR’ COLLABORATION WITH TINA MAY & VASILIS XENOPOULOS Ziggy’s plays host to Top UK Jazz Diva – Tina May, currently among the “hot property” list of British Jazz singers. Expect a delicious mix of Tina’s emotive songs, romantic ballads and seriously swinging grooves, performed with immaculate pitch and Tina’s atmospheric airy vocal tone.

REACHING OUT TO CHINA EXHIBITION The ‘Reaching Out to China’ exhibition celebrates five years of partnership between Winchmore School and the Experimental Campus of Shunde Number 1 Middle School, near Hong Kong. As an Arts College and International School, Winchmore School chose to mark our fifth anniversary with a special ‘China Partnership Showcase’

WHERE IS MRS CHRISTIE? Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. Actor Liz Grand (previous onewoman show ‘The Second Best Bed’) presents her new one-woman show ‘Where Is Mrs Christie?’ Did Agatha Christie lie, and if so why? Did she suffer from amnesia? Was it a publicity stunt? Or was there a darker secret involved in this disappearance which was to affect her for the rest of her life? The answer to all these questions will, as in all good thrillers, be revealed! Thursday 20 September, 7.45pm Tickets: £15

EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION – LOCAL HISTORY TALK Did you know, Fore Street Edmonton was lined with private schools in the mid-19th Century? Join Joe Studman for this illustrated talk about education in Enfield during the 19th Century. Wednesday 20 June, 7pm Tickets: £5 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Heartbreak Productions wants you… to join them at Elsie’s Garden Party in aid of The British Red Cross!

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Sit back in the grounds of Forty Hall and see this Children’s Classic by Edith Nesbit live in action.

The Great War may be over but the Red Cross needs your support more than ever. Come along and relax in the charming gardens, meet our heroes and be entertained by the debut performance of Much Ado About Nothing.

Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm

Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm Tickets: £14, £10 Concessions, £8 Children, £38 Family

Tickets: £14, £10 Concessions, £8 Children, £38 Family TALK – DID PURITANS, SUCH AS SIR NICHOLAS RAINTON, DANCE? What was a Puritan in the early seventeenth century? What were their views on dancing? Find out all this and more in this intriguing

BUG CLUB – BUGS FOR DINNER! Find out about the creatures on Forty Hall Estate who need delicious bugs and insects for their food! Then make a bird feeder to take home and attract wild birds to your garden. Ages 4 – 11.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN Music on the Lawn is in its 6th year! This year there will be new surprises, great live music and the same much loved atmosphere of Forty Hall.

Sunday 1 July, 11am – 12.30pm

Tickets: £6 Adults (Children under 15 free)

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket

Sunday 1 July, 12pm – 6pm (gates open at 11am)

talk by Dr. Anne Daye, Director of Education and Research of The Historical Dance Society.

LEARN TO SEW ON SHISHA MIRRORS Join us for this relaxing afternoon and learn a new technique to embellish fabrics…let’s get sewing.

Sunday 24 June, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Saturday 7 July, 2pm – 4pm

Tickets: £5

Tickets: £28


Enjoy Enfield

Book tickets online www.enfieldpresents.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680 GARDENING TALKS: ORNAMENTAL TREES FOR SMALL GARDENS Join organic gardener George Lockwood, for his gardening talks that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to transform your garden. Saturday 7 July, 3pm – 4pm Tickets: £5

LIVESTOCK Enfield’s answer to Glastonbury is back for the seventh year this summer and promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be three separate stages featuring something for everyone, complete with bars, food stands and great children’s entertainment. Saturday 21 July, 12 noon – 11pm Tickets: Early Bird tickets: £15, Pre Booked Tickets: £20, Pay-on-theday Tickets: £25. Kid’s under-11 are free. Kids aged 11 – 15 £5

FARMERS MARKET AT FORTY HALL FARM Sunday 8 July, 10am – 3pm Tickets: Free entry A SUMMER CAROL Adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge still cannot escape the ghostly visits and their foretelling. Dedicated to providing creative and innovative theatre, New Horizons make their debut appearance at Forty Hall. Creating an outdoor performance full of laughter and music as the sunset creates its own unique backdrop. Sunday 8 July, 7.30pm Tickets: £8

SUMMERTIME STORIES & MORE! Little ones are in for a treat this summer holiday. Let their imagination run wild with our interactive storytelling of traditional tales and new stories appropriate for younger children. Packed with rhymes and craft activities to help bring the stories to life! For 5 years and under. Wednesday 25 July, 1, 15, 22, 29 August, 10.30am – 11.30am Tickets: £4 in advance, £6 on the door. Accompanying siblings under 1 free of charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Champagne and cucumber sandwiches are permitted at this outdoor adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Do ensure you know how to properly use a napkin, remember to chew with your mouths closed, and please, try not to fall in love with Mr Darcy, as we believe he is very soon to be engaged. Friday 13 July, 7.30pm Tickets: £14, £10 Concessions, £8 Children, £38 Family ILLUSTRATED TALK ON FORTY HALL WALLED GARDEN Join Andrew Newman from the Friends of Forty Hall Park for a tour and illustrated talk about the history of Forty Hall’s Walled Garden. Saturday 14 July, 7pm – 8pm Tickets: £5

Tickets: £5 MEET THE COOK! Come along to our 17th century kitchen and meet the cook! Find out what it was like to work in a kitchen hundreds of years ago and try out our equipment. Suitable for all ages. Every Wednesday in August, 12pm – 2pm Tickets: Free

PHOTOGRAPHY FUN & TRICKERY! Explore the weird and sometimes wacky world of Victorian photography and camera trickery. Outside, capture Forty Hall in new ways as part of our fun challenge. Ages 4 – 11. Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket SNAP THAT! Explore the intriguing and sometimes sinister world of Victorian photography, then capture Forty Hall in new ways. Back in the Hall, make a hammered metal style picture frame and then go away and print and frame your best shot. Suitable for 11 – 18 years.

FARMYARD FUN Follow a fun trail around Forty Hall Farm! Then come into the Hall to make a fluffy pom-pom farmyard friend to take home. Ages 4 – 11. Tuesday 7 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket

REGGAE ON THE LAWN This musical extravaganza will celebrate music from some of the best Reggae artists in the world. This unique event for music lovers of all ages will showcase celebrated artists from the history of Reggae alongside emerging acts pushing the genre into new regions. It will bring together the very best of classic and contemporary Reggae music on one live roster.

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket ENFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL AT FORTY HALL FARM August Bank Holiday sees the return of the Enfield Food Festival, a joyful two-day celebration of great produce made in and around the borough of Enfield. Expect a bounty of good food, drink and fun for all the family, in the atmospheric setting of Forty Hall Farm!

Tickets: On the door: Adults £5, Children £2.50. Online advance ticket offer available. £8 weekender ticket with priority bookings for workshops.

Sunday 12 August, 12pm – 6pm Tickets: Early Bird Tickets £25 FALLING LEAVES Tuesday 28 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door

Thursday 2 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm

Tuesday 21 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 August, 11am – 5pm

Thursday 26 July, 1.30pm – 3pm

TUDOR TREASURES FROM ELSYNG PALACE See and handle real Tudor artefacts from previous archaeological digs of the site, then make your own replica Tudor treasures from clay! Ages 4 – 11.

INKY MIXTURES AND MYSTERY MESSAGES Follow a trail to decipher a secret code and then make up your own! Ages 4 – 11.

A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Thursday 23 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm


Thursday 26 July, 11am – 12.30pm PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Don’t miss a great Austen romance. Hoorah! Heartbreak Productions is pleased to announce that the Prince Regent is coming to visit.


THE MIDNIGHT GANG Adapted from David Walliams’s Bestseller! Drum roll, please… Heartbreak invites you to join us for the grand opening of The Lord Funt Hospital Playground, a spectacular new play area for the convalescent child. Enjoy this live show in the stunning grounds of Forty Hall. Sunday 19 August, 5pm Tickets: £12, Concessions £9, Children £8, Family Ticket £30

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket MARVELLOUS MOSAICS Take part in a trail of amazing patterns and colours, then the kids can make their own stunning stone mosaic tile to take home. Ages 4 – 11. Thursday 30 August, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Accompanying adults do not need to buy a ticket Continues...



Book tickets online www.activeenfield.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680

Activities for Children Trampolining

Gymnastics PRESCHOOL, 3-5YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 11.45am 45 mins, £10 per 2 sessions Edmonton Leisure Centre

TOTS, 3-5YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 9.30am 45 mins, £10 per 2 session course Edmonton Leisure Centre

Horse Riding JUNIOR HORSE RIDING, 4-6YRS A fun 45 minutes session includes a 30 minute riding lesson and 15 minute basic horse grooming session and is perfect for young beginners and intermediate riders. Children must wear wellington boots and suitable clothing. Riding hats are provided. It is essential that you state your child’s height and weight when booking. This session is open to all abilities. Monday 23 & 30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August, 10am 45 mins, £18 per session TOTS, 3-5YRS Monday 23 & 30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August, 10.45am 15 mins, £10.50 per session HALF DAY, 6-12YRS Monday 23 & 30 July, 6, 13 & 20 August, 2pm 3 hours, £26 per session Gillian’s Riding School, Clay Hill, Enfield, EN2 9JL

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, 12.45pm 45 mins, £10 per 2 session course Southbury Leisure Centre TOTS, 3-5YRS Tuesday 14 August, 11.45pm Thursday 23 August, 12.45pm 45 mins, £5 per session Edmonton Leisure Centre

Thursday 2 & Friday 3rd August, 10.15am 45 mins, £10 per 2 sessions Southbury Leisure Centre PRESCHOOL, 3-5YRS Tuesday 14 August, 9.30am Wednesday 22 August, 12.45pm 45 mins, £5 per session Edmonton Leisure Centre Thursday 16 August, 1pm Friday 17 August, 11.15am 45 mins, £5 per session Southbury Leisure Centre

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, 1.45pm 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Southbury Leisure Centre JUNIOR, 5-12YRS Tuesday 14 August, 1pm Thursday 23 August, 1.45pm 1 hour, £6 Edmonton Leisure Centre Thursday 16 August, 11.30am Friday 17 August, 12.30pm 1 hour, £6 Southbury Leisure Centre

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, 11.15am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Southbury Leisure Centre JUNIOR, 5-12YRS Tuesday 14 August, 10.30am Wednesday 22 August, 1.45pm 1 hour, £6 per session Edmonton Leisure Centre Thursday 16 August, 10.15am Friday 17 August, 1.45pm 1 hour, £6 per session Southbury Leisure Centre

Thursday 16 August, 2pm Friday 17 August, 10.15am 45 mins, £5 per session Southbury Leisure Centre JUNIOR, 5-12YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 10.30am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Edmonton Leisure Centre

JUNIOR, 5-12YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 1pm 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Edmonton Leisure Centre

Gymnastics & Trampolining JUNIOR, 5-12YRS Thursday 26 July, 10.45am Wednesday 15 August, 10.45am Wednesday 15 August, 2.15pm 1 hour 30 mins, £9 per session

TOTS, 3-5YRS Thursday 26 July, 9.30am Wednesday 15 August, 9.30am Wednesday 15 August, 1pm 1 hour, £6 per session

JUNIOR, 5-12YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 August, 10.45am 1 hour 30 mins, £18 per 2 session course

TOTS, 3-5YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 August, 9.30am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Edmonton Leisure Centre

Athletics JUNIOR, 6-12YRS, 3 DAY COURSE Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 July, 10am Monday 31 – Wednesday 2 August, 10am

2 hours, £36 per 3 session course Lee Valley Athletics Centre, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, N9 0AR

Enjoy Enfield


Book tickets online www.activeenfield.co.uk or call 020 8807 6680


Climbing Wall

Tennis JUNIOR, 5-9YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 July, 10am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Enfield Town Park

Please wear suitable clothing: trainers/sports shoes and something you can move easily in. JUNIOR, 5-7YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 10am Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 August, 10am 1 hour 30 mins, £30 per 2 sessions JUNIOR PLUS, 8-11YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 11.45am Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 August, 11.45am

Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 August, 10am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Broomfield Park JUNIOR PLUS, 9-13YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 July, 11am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Enfield Town Park Monday 6 & Tuesday 7 August, 11am 1 hour, £12 per 2 session course Broomfield Park

Badminton BEGINNERS, 8-12YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Smash, flick and volley your shuttle! These lively badminton classes will help develop hand eye co-ordination and teach stroke techniques, serving and court play. All equipment provided. Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, 3pm 1 hour, £12 IMPROVERS, 10-18YRS, 2 DAY COURSE Thursday 2 & Friday 3 August, 4pm 1 hour, £12 Southbury Leisure Centre

Yoga TOTS, 3-5YRS Thursday 9 August, 2.30pm Friday 10 August, 2.30pm 45 mins, £5

1 hour 30 mins, £30 per 2 sessions

JUNIORS, 6-11YRS Thursday 9 August, 3.15pm Friday 10 August, 3.15pm 45 mins, £5

Enfield Golf Club

Albany Leisure Centre

TASTER SESSION, 7-14YRS Taster outdoor climbing experience for any fearless young explorers or those who just want to have fun. Session includes traversing and scaling 4 different routes up a mobile climbing wall. Please ensure that you bring appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing, Height restrictions apply. No hoodies allowed! Entrance on Highfield Road through school car park. Monday 6, Tuesday 7 August, 10am Monday 6, Tuesday 7 August, 11.30am 1 hour, £8 per session JUNIOR, 7-14YRS, 3 DAY COURSE Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 August, 11.30am 1 hour, £24 per 3 session course Winchmore Secondary School

Activities for Adults (18+) Ballroom & Latin Dance

Swimming (Mixed)

BEGINNERS Learn how to dance like a pro in the beautiful setting of Millfield House. Casual dress, friendly atmosphere, no partner required!

Calling all competent swimmers capable of swimming lengths! These sessions are ideal if you are looking to improve your stroke technique and swimming skills. Please bring locker money with you if you wish to use one! Please note there will not be a coach present, this is an open swim session.

Friday 27 July, 10am Friday 3 August, 10am

Monday 23 July – Monday 20 August, 10am

DANCE SOCIAL Friday 10 August, 10am 90 mins, £5

Tuesday 24 July – Tuesday 21 August, 9am & 10am Friday 27 July – Friday 24 August, 10am 50 mins, £18 per course David Lloyd Centre

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History and heritage

Enfield’s market makers By Joe Studman

Enfield Market is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its charter but the history of the market goes back much further. Geoffrey de Mandeville held Enfield after The Norman Conquest as well as estates throughout Essex and Middlesex. His grandson, also Geoffrey, considered a market so important that he petitioned King Stephen to move the market from Newport (Essex) to his stronghold at Saffron Walden in 1141, but he didn’t establish a market in Enfield.

By 1236 Enfield manor was in the hands of the powerful de Bohun family and it is in 1303 that King Edward I granted Enfield a charter to hold a weekly Monday Market. Humphrey de Bohun had recently married the King’s daughter and the Charter may have been part of the wedding dowry.

Classification as a Market Town by Royal Charter allowed the Lord of The Manor to make substantial profits from tolls and fines. It also disallowed any other village or town in a seven-mile radius from holding a market. Perhaps de Bohun expected to make a profit but the 14th century experienced poor harvests, The Black Death and The Hundred Years War;


it’s no surprise the market was not in its early years a success. David Pam* records that Humphrey only visited Enfield once. He stayed from April until November 1347 and never returned. It is thought the earliest markets were held on Sundays in churchyards as this was the most convenient time for farmers to bring their produce to sell. This tradition seems to have persevered up to the end of the 16th century. In 1585 trouble erupted outside St Andrew’s Church when the traditional butchers’ stalls were upended by a furious curate who was offended by the breaking of The Sabbath. The dispute involved The Archbishops of London and Canterbury as well as Lord Burghley. We don’t know the final outcome but every household in Enfield, bar seven, signed a petition to have “ministers quiet and discreet”. Over 30 years later King James I granted “certain parties” one market in Enfield on Saturdays. The site of the market and the profits belonged to the parish and were invested in a trust for the poor. A market house was erected to keep “just and even scales and lawfully sealed weights”. By 1648 the market was flourishing

and there were 14 tiled stalls, seven boarded stalls and 90 tiled trestles were also ready for use. For the next century or so the market was leased to the landlords of The King’s Head but rents charged suggested that the market didn’t give a good return. Historians in the early 19th century claimed the market had virtually disappeared. However, towards the end of the century the market had a renaissance, so much so that local shopkeepers complained of costermongers setting up during the week.


The market officially remained a Saturday market until 1974 when it became a two-day market. With the recent resurgence we now have a three-day market, and long may it continue. Enfield Market celebrated its 400th year with a Charter Fayre in May which included arts, crafts, music and plenty of fun for all the family. *A Parish Near London Volume one of A History of Enfield. Published by Enfield Society 1990. www.jaywalks.co.uk

Black and white images supplied by Enfield Local Studies Archive

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