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1. Forty Hall Estate 2. Dugdale and Museums 3. Millfield Theatre 4. Southgate Leisure Centre 5. Edmonton Leisure Centre 6. Albany Leisure Centre 7. Southbury Leisure Centre 8. Arnos Pool

Forty Hall Estate Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Manor House set amidst an idyllic Grade II Listed Estate. Hall offers a permanent exhibition looking at life in the 16th Century and changing contemporary arts exhibitions. An exciting events programme and schools education offer focuses on art, ecology and heritage. Hall is available to hire for private and corporate hire.

Millfield Theatre A vibrant and friendly theatre providing firstclass entertainment in North London. Programme includes comedy, dance, music and children’s theatre, including the annual in-house production of pantomime. Also home to the Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, Millfield House which hosts a range of performing arts classes and is available to hire.

Dugdale A bustling arts venue located in the heart of Enfield Town. With a 139-seat studio theatre, the Museum of Enfield and Local Archives, a suite of conference rooms for hire, an Art Gallery and a cafe the Dugdale is a hub of activity the year round. The innovative theatre programme includes jazz, comedy, mime, poetry, music, drama, puppetry and children’s theatre.

Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA

Silver Street, Edmonton, N18 1PJ

39 London Road, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS | 020 8807 6680 | 020 8807 6680 | 020 8807 6680


Enfield Festivals A network of individuals and independent organisations run a wealth of arts and sports activities across Enfield, adding to the rich cultural landscape and offering even more ways to get creative or active.

Active Enfield A sports development service offering affordable and accessible physical activity courses throughout Enfield, including boxing, Tai Chi and yoga. Also runs major sports events, including the annual Night Hike and Fun Run, and works in partnership with Fusion to manage Enfield’s seven leisure centres.

Museum of Enfield Located in the Dugdale. ‘Enfield Life’, the permanent free exhibition, features objects used or manufactured in Enfield from ancient times to the present day. Temporary exhibitions are offered throughout the year. Visit the Local Studies library and archive to explore the wealth of materials that document the history of Enfield. | 020 8807 6680 | 020 8807 6680 Museums: 020 8379 1469 Local Studies: 020 8379 2724



Welcome | Millfield theatre 1 | the dugdale 8 | Forty Hall and Estate 15 | Active enfield 26 | Enfield festivals 29

Wind in the Willows

THINGS TO DO Millfield Theatre

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The Dugdale Tots to Teen Show Saturday 24 June page 14

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Mayor’s Charity Fun Run Village Fete at Forty Hall Sunday 7 May page 15 Father’s Day Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June page 20 Afternoon Tea Thursday 22 June page 20

‘I Put a Spell on You’ The Nina Simone story

Jane Austen Weekend at Forty Hall Page 18

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Welcome to the summer edition of Enfield Presents covering what’s on from April through to September! With over 250 events, exhibitions and activities there’s plenty to explore and enjoy in Enfield this year.

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Welcome This summer, Forty Hall will wow you with a fill-to-bursting programme of events. Enjoy open air theatre (including a fantastic production of Billionaire Boy by David Walliams), a traditional Village Fete (complete with dog show), sumptuous Afternoon Tea in the Hall and an exhibition by textile artist Cos Ahmet – to name but a few of the highlights! There’s even a Gaming Day in celebration of Father’s Day – linking to Enfield Museum’s exhibition at the Dugdale in April. Terrific Toys: Made and Played in Enfield will undoubtedly make you nostalgic for the toys you played with as a child, all the while

making you proud of the borough’s rich history of manufacture. It’s a ‘don’t miss it’ kind of exhibition and it’s free…so that’s awesome. Meanwhile, Chas and Dave head back to Millfield Theatre in April for a good ol’ Cockney knees up and the hilarious Pirate Squad puppets set sail back to the Dugdale in June for a Hawaiian adventure…. laughter and much sing-a-long promised! See you there!

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The details in this magazine were correct at time of printing. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to make changes to the published programme. © Enfield Presents, London Borough of Enfield 2017

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CHAS & DAVE Millfield theatre | Sunday 10 September 4pm & 8PM Tickets £27.50

Chas & Dave are still selling out theatres across the UK and this April fans are in for a treat as the musical duo head back to Edmonton for not one, but two homecoming gigs! Millfield Theatre are delighted to host Chas and Dave for a matinee gig, aimed at children and families as well as an evening gig on Sunday 10 September. Double the opportunity to hear, first hand, all the hits that made this cockney duo famous, including ‘Gertcha’, ‘Sideboard Song’, ‘Rabbit’, ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’, ‘Margate’ and many more. Still going strong, in the past three years Chas and Dave have recorded a new hit album ‘That’s What Happens’ on Warner Brothers Records. They recently headlined the Royal Variety Show, sold out the Royal Albert Hall London, performed an arena tour with Status Quo and made a guest appearance on BBC TV ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Their hit single ‘I’m Going Back’ also featured in the Heathrow Airport 2016 Christmas TV advert. So, due to public demand, here they are once more; ready to give the audience a good time!

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Simon Weston; My Life, My Story It was the conflict of a generation and one that many will never forget. On the second of April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands In one of the most horrific moments of the conflict the RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by two Argentinian planes, aboard at the time was Simon Weston CBE. This was an event which would change his life forever. Against all the odds, Simon escaped the burning

and buckled ship, but only after suffering 46% burns to his body. Now after his 2015 sell out UK tour Simon returns to the stage to share his incredible life story about one man’s journey from the front line of war, being on the edge of death, to today being a happy and contented father, grandfather and national treasure.

Seussical the Musical Centre Stage returns to Millfield Theatre following their hugely successful production of ‘The Wiz’. Seussical brings together many of Dr Seuss’s much-loved characters and fables as it tells the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a small speck of dust that contains the Whos. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a kidnapping, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him and ultimately the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community emerge triumphant.

Thursday 20 April, 7.45pm Tickets £19.50 | £18.50 concs

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 April, 7.30pm, 3pm matinee on 8th Tickets £15 adults | £13 concs

Saturday 1 April, 7.45pm Tickets £20

Seven Drunken Nights Celebrating the music of Ireland’s favourite sons The Dubliners and a guaranteed evening of music, humour and craic! Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and evokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan as a hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. Featuring such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.

Patsy Cline A feel-good tribute show celebrating the legacy of country music’s world renowned superstar – Patsy Cline. The fabulously talented Sandy Kelly, whose performance as Patsy has captured the hearts of fans, will bring all the unforgettable hits

Let There be Love – The Great American Musical Legends Acclaimed jazz singer and West End actress, Claudia Morris presents an exciting and moving evening of timeless classics about the ups and downs of love, from past to present. Together with her band, Claudia sings the songs of some of the greats, from the 1930s to the present day including hits from such artists as: Doris Day, Carole King, Eva Cassidy and many more!

to life including; Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking after Midnight and I Fall to Pieces. An evening filled with song, laughter and true country nostalgia!

Sunday 9 April, 7pm Tickets £24 | £22 concs

Gary Delaney – There’s Something About Gary ‘There’s Something About Gary’... and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. This gig will showcase exactly why Gary is seen as the premier gagsmith of his generation. Through Twitter and TV he’s become one of the most quotable comedians in the country. Gary recently won Celebrity 15 to 1 and will soon be seen on Celebrity Mastermind and Celebrity Pointless. His other TV and radio credits include Robert’s Web (Channel 4), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Mock the Week (BBC 2) and Russell Kane’s Whistle-Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2). Thursday 27 April, 7.45pm Tickets £16

Sunday 2 April, 7pm Tickets £23


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Buddy Holly & The Cricketers For quarter of a century, this breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing along to the sounds of Buddy Holly. Starring some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End

credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock the show was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act by Graham Norton. Featuring all the hits ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’, ‘Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy’!. Friday 28 April, 7.45pm Tickets £22

Champions of Rock The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the legendary group’s record-breaking Hyde Park concert which thrilled 150,000 fans. Recreating the fun, musicianship and showmanship of the band’s famed live performance you’ll journey back to when Queen reigned supreme with ‘We are the Champions’,

‘We Will Rock You’, ‘A Kind of Magic’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘I Want to Break Free’, ‘Somebody to Love’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The supreme Queen Concert show is coming to Edmonton! Saturday 29 April, 7.45pm Tickets £22.50

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London Turkish Speakers Theatre Festival An exciting festival of Turkish music and plays starting with an opening gala of music performed by well-known Turkish musician Jehan Barbur, followed by Yastik Adam. Joining them will be Meltem Cumbul, Oktay Kaynarca, Levent Ülgen, Turgay Tanülkü, Orhan Aydin, Tuncer Cücenoğlu and Galip Erdal. Performances across the two days come from Playlab Company, Ahenk Demir Studio, Londra Emek Sahnesi plus many more.

Forever in Blue Jeans An evening of entertainment with superb singers, dancers and musicians playing the very best in Country Music and Rock ‘n’ Roll. A big hearted show featuring songs from Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Mavericks, Tammy Wynette, The Carpenters & Carol King to hits from the great Western Musicals including Oklahoma and ending with a grand finale of the great Neil Diamond hit ‘Forever In Blue Jeans’. Friday 12 May, 7.45pm Tickets £22

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The Fureys Live in concert Don’t miss a great night of Irish music, songs and stories from Ireland’s legends – The Fureys. Enjoy all the timeless classics including ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘I Will Love You’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, and new work from ‘The Times they are a Changing’. Tuesday 9 May, 7.45pm Tickets £23


Andy Fairweather Low Andy Fairweather Low’s pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them score hit after pop hit with songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’ and ‘(If Paradise is) Half As Nice’. Since then Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Mary J. Blige, Bill Wyman, Van Morrison, Chris Rea, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow and many more. Following a solo path since 2007, he has clocked up four solo CD releases and tours with his all-star band, The Low Riders. A unique and superlative musical evening not to be missed. Saturday 13 May, 7.45pm Tickets £21.50


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One Night of Rock An all-new audio-visual rock experience featuring 48 of the greatest rock hits back to back! Featuring a live Rock band and electrifying laser show that your Eyes & Ears just won’t believe. Non Stop Foot Stomping & ChorusSinging Anthems from Guns N’ Roses, The Who, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Queen, Meat Loaf, Dire Straits, Status Quo, Muse, Kiss and many more. Are You Ready To Rock Millfield Theatre as One Night of Rock is coming for you!!! Friday 19 May, 7.45pm Tickets £24

Pepee Pepee is a young boy full of curiosity who loves to play games and discover new things. He is very acrobatic and moves at a quick speed. Follow the adventures of Pepee and best friends Şila, Zulu, and Şuşu in this lively show, perfect for families. Pepee is a Turkish animated television series by Dusyeri and the show is performed in Turkish.

“If you have socks, prepare for them to be knocked off” – Saturday 20 May, 7.45pm Tickets £22.50

Storm the Stage Arts Academy offer classes in Modern Theatre, Musical Theatre, Acrobatic Dance, Contemporary, Freestyle, Dance Fusion, Tap, Street Dance, Drama and Martial Arts in North London for young people aged 18 months to 18. Visit Friday 2 June, 6.30pm & Saturday 3 June, 1.30pm & 7pm Tickets £8 Child Standard Ticket, £10 Adult Standard Ticket & £30 Family Ticket of 4 (Max 2 Adults)

Sunday 21 May, 11.45am & 2.45pm Tickets £20, Front Rows £30

Oh! Carol – The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50s & 60s the songwriting genius of Neil Sedaka and ‘Howie’ Howard Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time. Celebrate their music in this show packed full of hits such as ‘Calendar Girl’, ‘Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’, ‘Stupid Cupid’ and of course ‘Oh! Carol’.

Storm the Stage Academy of Arts Present “I AM Legend” Explore the works of Legends and free your minds as this troupe of young artists deliver a performance to be remembered! ‘I am Legend’ is inspired by the Academy’s strong values of family, education, culture and diversity with a vision to create their own legacy.

Milkshake Live! Delve in to Milkshake’s magical bookcase and journey through the world’s favourite fairytales in this all-singing, all-dancing musical live masterpiece sure to amaze and delight! Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Wissper, Fireman Sam, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Shimmer and Shine, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! Presenters and The Milkshake! Friday 26 – Saturday 27 May, 4pm (12 noon show on the 27th) Tickets £16.50 Adults | £14.50 Young Person | £53.50 Family Ticket

Sunday 11 June, 7pm Tickets £22.50

The Pirates of Penzance Why are pirate shows so good? Because they Aaargh! SMP return to Millfield Theatre bringing with them a hilarious twist to an old classic by Gilbert and Sullivan. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera is packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-overheels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on 29 February, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel? Visit Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 June, 7.45pm (2.30pm matinee on 10th) Tickets £15 | £13 concs


Up on the Roof Carole King and James Taylor collaborated on many hit songs through the 70s and their works have been recreated by many great singers ever since. Join us ‘up on the roof’ as Emma Pryde and Brian Dales and his band ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’ celebrate the music of these two legendary sing-songwriters. Featuring all the hits including; ‘Up On The Roof’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)’, ‘Handyman’ and ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ plus show reel images. This is a real treat for Carole King and James Taylor fans.

Money For Nothing Be entertained by the world’s greatest Dire Straits tribute show as they capture the authentic sound of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums worldwide and according to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums have spent over 1,100 weeks in the UK Album chart, ranking fifth all-time! Featuring all of their legendary hits including ‘Money for Nothing’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Sultans of Swing’, ‘Private Investigations’, ‘Walk of Life’, ‘Brothers in Arms’, ‘So Far Away’ and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums. Get set to enjoy those instantlyrecognisable guitar riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget. Thursday 15 June, 7.45pm Tickets £24

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Northern Soul Live

T Rextasy – I Love to Boogie Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolan’s special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including Telegram Sam and Jeepster he obtained another Top 20 record in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, I Love to Boogie. Friday 16 June, 7.45pm Tickets £21 | £20 online

Songs & Laughter with my Father Lovers Rock icons Janet Kay and Victor Romero Evans present and host their annual Father’s Day show. An evening of top quality music and comedy entertainment from some of the UK’s finest. Treat your fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, sons and nephews or any loved one, to a night of belly laughs with the dynamic comedy duo Jefferson and Whitfield and Queen Comedienne Glenda Jaxson. Dance and sing-along to the Lovers Rock Songstress Winsome, Lovers Rock icon Michael Gordon and groove to the UK’s charismatic R&B sensation Don-E.

Millfield Theatre presents a Northern Soul & Motown Party featuring Edwin Starr’s original 8 piece band as they perform all the hits including: ‘Stop Her On Sight’, ‘War, Headline News’, ‘Lost Backstreets’, ‘Time’, ‘Agent Oo Soul’, ‘I Have Faith In You’, ‘Contact’, ‘Happy Radio’, ‘Higher & Higher’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘I’ll Be Around’, ‘Sweetest Feeling’ and ‘My Girl’ to

name but a few. Joining them will be special guest, Northern Soul Icon, Lorraine Silver, performing: ‘Lost Summer Love’, ‘Landslide’, ‘Love After Tonight Is All Over’, ‘The Happy Faces’ and ‘I’ll Keep Holding On’ – a huge record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene and featured on numerous compilations. Saturday 24 June, 7.45pm Tickets £21.50

Sunday 18 June, 7pm Tickets £23

Talon – The Best of the Eagles Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and this 20th Anniversary Tour 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’, ‘Take It To The Limit’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon in their own right and truly transcend the tag of ‘tribute’ – one not to be missed!

“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”. Jack Tempchin (Eagles Hit Songwriter) Saturday 17 June, 7.45pm Tickets £24.50

Come Mek We Larf – Summer Comedy Splash A night of Funtastic Entertainment, featuring the Best in African Caribbean Comedians. The stage comes alive this summer with spirit and vibrancy to celebrate the sunshine (or lack of it) with a belly full of laughter. Summer Comedy Splash presents four of the UK’s Heavyweight Comedians that we all just simply love… including ‘The Prince Harry of Comedy’ White Yardie (Worldwide Internet Sensation), BGT Golden Gong Favourite ‘The Militant Black Guy of Comedy’ Toju (ITV, Ch4), ‘Mr Dancehall of Comedy’ Shabba and ‘The Original Nutter of Comedy’ Annette Fagan’. Hosting the evening will be the ‘Cool, Charming & Conscious’ Mr Cee. Be prepared to witness comedy in its highest form, with an abundance of cultural hilarity and splendid humour with our selection of Jesters for your pleasure.

Bringing on Back the 60s The hottest ticket in town has just arrived at Millfield Theatre as The New Amen Corner take to the stage with two special guests; 60s icons Mike D’Abo and Chris Farlowe. Former lead singer and prolific composer with Manfred Mann, Mike D’Abo will perform a selection of classics including ‘Ragamuffin Man’, ‘Ha Ha Said The Clown’, ‘My Name Is Jack’ and ‘Mighty Quinn’. Rock and blues singer Chris Farlowe scored a huge number one in the 60s with ‘Out of Time’ which he will perform alongside other hits including ‘Handbags And Gladrags’ (written by Mike d’Abo for Chris), ‘Let The Heartaches Begin’, to name but a few. An evening of pure 60s nostalgia!

Friday 23 June, 7.45pm Tickets £17

Sunday 25 June, 7pm Tickets £22

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The Manfreds – Makin’ Tracks Tour 2017 The ‘60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance. As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the 60s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’. Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/flute. Thursday 29 June, 7.45pm Tickets £22.50


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A Trip Down Memory Lane – With Simply Swing Swing music is still going strong today and ten-piece show band Simply Swing will show you just why this nostalgic show-filled with history and big band music. Sit back as three vocalists perform songs by Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Junior, Michael Bublé and of course ole Blue eyes himself Mr Frank Sinatra. Enjoy some fantastic band numbers from Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glen Miller plus many more. A lovey afternoon filled with musical memories! Saturday 1 July, 2.30pm Tickets £16

Committed to the Blues Brothers Take the greatest songs from two cult films, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and put them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of entertainment. The band is fronted by Richard Alcock and Ritchie Hicks who have been performing their tribute to the Blues Brothers since 2003, and supported by a The Big Soul Band, which includes some members who have played with famous artists including Ali Campbell (UB40), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) and The Supremes. Suitable for all ages, this show is filled with some of the greatest soul songs, scenes from the films and plenty of crowd partiticpation – so grab your pork pie hats and dark glasses for a night to remember! Saturday 1 July, 7.45pm Tickets £20 | £18 concs

Create Theatre School presents ‘The 10 Year Show!’

5 Years of Razz Razzamataz Barnet celebrate turning 5 with their annual summer showcase, in true Razz style! The Dragons Den theatre school has grown from strength to strength, with students enjoying street dance, pop singing and drama classes on a weekly basis that help build confidence, social skills and just sheer fun. Enjoy their 5th year celebration in typical fun, fresh and funky Razz way! Visit

Create Theatre School celebrates its tenth year of performing arts classes in North London with a spectacular look back over their shows. From their first performance of Annie, over 100 children will take you on a whirlwind tour through 10 shows including Peter Pan, Honk and Alice in Wonderland.

Create Theatre School is a friendly and flexible school offering term classes for children aged 3 upwards in Winchmore Hill, Finchley and Hadley Wood. Sunday 16 July, 12pm & 5pm Tickets £15 adults | £10 concs

Sunday 2 July, 5pm Tickets £13 – £15

Sean Kelly – Sold Your Way! Join star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, evershouting auctioneer for a night of stand-up comedy and charity auction. Sean’s led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show. He’s done everything from holding a Top Secret military clearance and serving a combat tour in Iraq, catching shoplifters as an undercover store detective in Italy, travelling to over 80 countries around the world, headlining the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and with all of this, has still managed 25 years of marriage to his wife Lori. Bring along a cheeky item from home, to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes. Friday 14 July, 7.45pm Tickets £18


Variations of Pointe II A new triple bill programme including stunning Repertoire Ballet, a hilarious new age twist inspired by Austin Powers as well as Niewelt’s new and breathtaking neo-classical creation ‘’Consequential Gaps’’. The dancers come from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Hungary and Germany and this international cast of stars will move you with every step they take.

Powers movies this new age comedy ballet combines classical technique with fun characters to entertain and introduce new dance audience to ballet.

The first part of the performance will see sections of famous, yet not widely seen classics such as ‘’Le spectre de la Rose’’, ‘’La Péri’’ and ‘’La Sylphide’’.

Niewelt’s newest creation ‘’Consequential Gaps’’ finalizes the triple bill. To the music of great composers such as J.S. Bach he creates a thrilling, extravagant yet breathtakingly clean masterpiece. All that is left after forcing his team of dancers to the limit of the music will be the consequence. Will it be enough to close the gap between stage and audience?

The second part will show that ballet does not have to be bland; inspired by the Austin

Friday 21 July, 7.45pm Tickets £12, full and £10 for under 16 / over 60 / concs

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The ELO Encounter Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Telephone Line’ and ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’. The ELO Encounter promises a night-filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie! So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King!

Kast Off Kinks Not to be missed! The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 1966 & 1969-76), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/ vocals, Kinks 1979-96 and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose). Expect all the hits, including: ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Lola’, ‘Days’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Come Dancing’, and many more for a great night out!

Saturday 2 September, 7.45pm Tickets £20

Saturday 9 September, 7.45pm Tickets £21.50

How Sweet It Is – Motown’s Greatest Hits The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back! This stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band. You’ll be ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, with songs from legendary artistes such as Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson,

Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more. Let’s ‘Get Ready’.... to ‘Go Loco... Down in Acapulco’. The UK’s No.1 Motown show will have you dancing ‘All Night Long’. Saturday 23 September, 7.45pm Tickets £24 | £21 concs

And Finally…Phil Collins Recognised as the definitive Phil Collins & Genesis tribute show this amazing eleven-piece band, which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ are celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together and they’re making a welcome return to Millfield Theatre! Faithfully re-creating all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue this brand-new show gets even closer to that immense Phil Collins

Chas & Dave See featured listing (page 1).

Sunday 10 September, 4pm & 8pm Tickets £27.50

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production, retaining the integral ‘two drummer’ line up and enhanced by new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians. Last year for the second time in a row ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ were voted by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ as the…‘Official UK No.1’. Saturday 30 September, 7.45pm Tickets £21.50

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The Pirate Squad & the Tale of Hawaiian Delight

Pirate Squad is back!

Written & Directed by Marc Day Music by Chris Burgess

DUGDALE | Thursday 1 June 11am & 1.30pm Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm Tickets £12 | £10 Children | £40 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 Children)

Join The Pirate Crew when they return to the Dugdale with their Tale of Hawaiian Delight. While the Squad take a deserved rest in Southend, Captain Sid and Brenda are enjoying their holiday in Hawaii, until they come across a mysterious clue relating to an ancient story from the past. Summoning his squad to join them their new adventure begins... Meanwhile, hearing of the Pirate Squad’s new adventure, Lord Walter of the admiralty raises the sails on the Silver Dove and is quickly in pursuit of our treasure finding heroes. Join Captain Sid, Joe (the cabin boy), Brenda and the rest of the Squad for the ultimate new puppet adventure. Packed with audience participation and song, climb aboard the Golden Anchor once more for this fun-filled puppet show! Running time 45 mins. No Interval Age Suitability 2+


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Terrific Toys: made and played in Enfield Enfield Museum presents a free exhibition celebrating the golden age of toys and games. Many of the world’s best-selling toys were made in Enfield by famous names such as Spears Games and Lesney Matchbox and played with by generations of local children. Free admission, no booking required.

Red Riding Hood This Easter join the Hood family at their Pie & Mash shop for this brand new traditional pantomime based on the classic fairytale. Meet Red Riding Hood, her best friend Tommy Tucker, Mother Hood and not forgetting Wilberforce Wolf Esq. As Red sets off on an adventure to Grannie’s house beware, ‘if you go into the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise’. Packed with songs, comedy and lots of audience participation, this traditional pantomime is sure to be an Easter panto delight, ‘Oh yes it is!’ Age Suitability 3+

Thursday 13 April – Sunday 7 January 2018, Monday – Sunday 9am – 5pm Free

The Warrior – Presented by Talkies Community Cinema This stunningly visual film, Asif Kapadia’s debut feature, has the timeless quality of a morality tale and tells the story of an Indian warrior who, while working as an enforcer for the heartless master of the Rajput people, has a crisis of conscience, renounces violence and seeks redemption. The warrior’s epic journey – with

the hunter having now become the hunted – was shot in Rajasthan and the Himalayas with breath-taking beauty and simplicity by Roman Osin. Dir Asif Kapadia | 2001 83 minutes | Certificate 12 Thursday 20 April, 7.45pm Tickets £6.50

Saturday 1 – Monday 17 April, 11am & 1.30pm Tickets £14 | £12.50 Concessions | £48 Family Ticket

Enfield Poets: Winners of the Barnet Poetry Competition Winners of the Barnet Poetry Competition read and discuss the genesis of their winning entries. Poets speaking at the event include; Kaye Lee, Valerie Darville, (author of The Reek of Alchemy, a collection about past industry in Brimsdown), Ruth Hanchett (winner of the Segora International Poetry competition), Christine Vial and Jacqueline Shreeves Lee.

Charlie Phillips: Through the Looking Glass – Exploring Multicultural London Charlie Phillips’ collection of images of Notting Hill in the 1960s and ‘70s record a unique moment in British history, capturing a time and a place that was in transition as he framed his shots.

“Charlie Phillips is the greatest London photographer you’ve never heard of – and some of his best works are only just being rediscovered” Time Out Wednesday 19 April – Saturday 13 May, 10am – 5pm Free

Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm Admission £3.50 | £2.50 Concessions

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Ziggy’s World Jazz Club presents Gill Manly: ‘I Put a Spell on You’ – The Nina Simone story Top UK Jazz & Blues vocalist Gill Manly brings her critically acclaimed show for the first time to Ziggy’s, featuring Paul Robinson, Nina Simone’s drummer of 18 years. Journey through the eclectic range of songs recorded by Nina Simone reflecting her whole career. Gill is a no-holds-barred dramatic and gutsy singer who flies vocally, without a net, through jazz, soul, blues and theatre.

Gill’s appearances include London Hippodrome, Ronnie Scott’s Club and she travels around the world with her music. Gill is famed for her beautiful collaborations with US vocalist Mark Murphy and has even sung for the Dalai Lama.

“Mesmerising” Clive Davis – The Times Friday 21 April, 7.45pm Tickets £15.50

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Swinging Through the Decades Celebrating 100 years of Swing Music! Join Five Star Swing for a thrilling afternoon of famous songs of the Swing era, from Louis Armstrong to Vegas’ “Rat Pack” and Count Basie to Ella Fitzgerald.

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street FFBOS present Stephen Sondheim’s seminal musical thriller and homage to the classic character of Victorian penny dreadful fiction. After being banished by crooked Judge Turpin, Benjamin Barker returns to London in pursuit of vengeance under the new guise of Sweeney Todd. Encountering the eccentric Mrs Lovett whose meat pies are renowned as being the worst in London, the two strike a partnership with Sweeney’s newly opened

barbershop taking residence above Mrs Lovett’s pie shop. From being the worst pies in London, Mrs Lovett’s pies are soon the talk of the town with business booming. However, a dark secret clouds the story behind their newfound success – will their gruesome business and its dark secrets be uncovered?

Five Star Swing’s singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom as well as multiple TV appearances including BBC Children in Need. Swing along with us and celebrate an afternoon in style!

Saturday 6 May, 7.30pm Admission £3.50 | £2.50 Concessions

Wednesday 3 May, 2pm Tickets £15 | £14.50

Monday 24 – Saturday 29 April, 7.45pm (Matinee on 29th: 2.30pm Tickets £16 | £15 Concs

Wind In The Willows Barking Dog Theatre Company bring Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale to life with plenty of original music and audience participation as well as the use of puppetry and mime. Follow the adventures of Mole who, having had enough of spring cleaning, goes out to see the world and meets Ratty, Badger and of course the

Enfield Poets: Ware Poets Join the Enfield Poets for another enjoyable and thought-provoking evening of readings, this time by the Ware Poets run by John and Susan Godfrey. The Ware Poets meet monthly on the first Friday of the month and have many talented poets as members.

irresponsible but loveable Mr Toad. Mr Toad loves to be on the move and we see him travel by Horse, Caravan, Barge, Train and, of course, his favourite method of travel; the motor car “poop poop!” Suitable for ages 4 – 9. Sunday 30 April, 11am & 2pm Tickets £9.50

MIND in Enfield: Art Exhibition MIND-in-Enfield celebrates Mental Health Awareness week with an exhibition of works produced by students past and present from the Mind-in-Enfield evening art course. The idea that the art making process is therapeutic is nothing new, and pupils on the course are encouraged to develop their painting and drawing skills at their own pace, so there is no pressure in terms of performance or gaining a qualification; everything is developed at the level of Personal Development. If you would like further details about the next MindIn-Enfield Art Course, contact Jean Passley on 020 8887 1497 or email

DASH goes Swing David Short in association with DASH productions return for their 11th visit to the Dugdale for their latest and greatest extravaganza “DASH Goes Swing” following on from 10 successful sell out shows. David and his incredibly talented cast are back with all your favourite songs from the golden era of cool. Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May (Excluding Thursday 11 May), 7.45pm Tickets £13.50

Saturday 6 May – Saturday 3 June, 10am – 5pm Free

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The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really Good Afternoon Show The sell-out comedy sensation are now on tour with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. Join us for an epic explosion of outlandish characters, perfect punch-lines and awesome songs all mixed together with the guys’ trademark brand of off-thecuff antics. A barrel of belly laughs awaits for anyone between 8… and 108! As seen on BBC1, BBC3, ITV1 and ITV2! As heard on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4!

“Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos” – The Daily Telegraph

Ladies of Swing A brand new show paying tribute to the amazing women who brought Swing and Jazz to the World. Enjoy songs made famous by all the top Ladies of Swing from the 1920s right through to the 1950s – including Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and the Andrews Sisters to name just a few. The Honeybirds who formed in 2012 combine vocal prowess with flowery dresses, red lipstick, and a host of show-reel images and you have an unforgettable afternoon of nostalgia! Thursday 18 May, 2.30pm Tickets £15

Jack the Ripper – The Real Truth

Sunday 14 May, 2.30pm Tickets £13.50 | £11.50 Concs

The Noise Next Door – Uproar! Witness the astonishing comedy sensation LIVE! The Noise Next Door are causing a commotion with their fourth nationwide tour – an anarchic evening of side-splitting jokes, jaw-dropping characters, and mind-blowing songs. Join the quickest wits in comedy as they transform audience suggestions into a fantastic, fresh new entertainment experience every single night.

“Immaculately well executed” – The Times

Talkies – Tangerines Oscar-nominated anti-war film, by turns touching, moving and suspenseful. Set in Georgia, during the 1992 conflict between the Georgians and secessionist Abkhazians the film focuses on the lives of Ivo and Margus, two elderly Estonian men, now the sole inhabitants of what was once an established Estonian colony in Georgia. Margus is obsessed with harvesting his tangerine crop before leaving. Ivo has more personal reasons for staying and, as a man of strong principles turns his house into a safe haven for wounded fighters. There, opposing ideologies and tribal allegiances slowly diminish in importance in the face of Ivo’s stern but selfless kindness. Thursday 18 May, 7.45pm Tickets £6.50

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Since 2002 leading Ripper expert Trevor Marriott has been conducting a cold case investigation into the famous Whitechapel Murders which were attributed to Jack the Ripper. Marriott has now finally concluded his investigation with startling new evidence and facts, which now not only dispel, but shatter

the myth that has been Jack the Ripper for the past 128 years. A two-hour one-man show packed with pictures from 1888 and original crime scene photographs of the victims and the suspects. Suitable for ages 16+ Friday 19 & Saturday 20 May, 7.45pm Tickets £14

Music From Stage and Screen Enfield Brass Band presents a ‘Wicked’ Musical Extravaganza performing works from down town “Chicago” to the spectacular realms of Star Wars. Enfield Brass Band, under the Musical Direction of Alan Duguid, is one of London’s oldest brass bands.

The band’s aim is to create an environment where making music is fun and enjoyable, whilst striving for individual and collective musical improvement. Sunday 21 May, 3pm Tickets £15 | £10 Concs

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Ziggy’s 5th Anniversary show Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn Celebrating the 100th year of world’s greatest drummer Buddy Rich, plus special tribute to vocal legend Al Jarreau UK Drum Ace/Composer/Big Band Leader Steve Taylor and a 16-piece Big Band eXpLoSiOn play an electrifying mix of contemporary big band swing, Latin and funk featuring vocalist/percussionist Josie Frater, sax maestro Vasilis Xenopoulos, and 16 cutting edge horn charged crew. A regular feature on BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal show and Jazz FM, Taylor’s unmistakably vibrant drumming is supported by the finest UK rhythm and horn players around.

Steve and the band perform at renowned venues including London’s Ronnie Scott’s and were invited to perform at prestigious London Jazz Festival 2015. Steve Taylor has performed with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE, Omar MBE and has shared the stage with likes of Mica Paris and Hollywood acting legend Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic.

Enfield Poets: Jacqueline Saphra and Gwendolyn Hartman Hear from two talented poets at this engaging evening organised by the Enfield Poets. Gwendoline Hartman is one of Enfield Poets oldest members, a talented, thoughtful and perceptive poet who is celebrating a very special birthday this month. Joining her we have Jacqueline Saphra who has recently been appointed as tutor at the Poetry School. A talented and published poet Jacqueline has won the highly prestigious Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition.

The Pirate Squad & the Tale of Hawaiian Delight See featured listing (page 8). Thursday 1 June, 11am & 1.30pm Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June, 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm Tickets £12 | £10 Children | £40 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Saturday 3 June, 7.30pm Admission £3.50 | £2.50 Concessions

Thursday 25 May, 7.45pm Tickets £15.50

About Elly – Presented by Talkies Community Cinema A gripping tale of secrets and lies amongst a tight-knit group of friends holidaying on the Caspian Sea, following the mysterious disappearance of a young teacher. With an expertly paced narrative, powerful performances and thought-provoking ideas this film is intelligent, shrewd and meticulously crafted. Love Hurts A new play exploring domestic violence. Meet Tina, Peyton and Marcia; three lives intertwined, all looking for love but who is to discover that love hurts... and sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Who is responsible for what... and why? Concluding with a Q&A with

Cert: 12. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. writer Mwhamadu Baaku and cast Jessica O’Hare, Roweena Mason and Mwhamadu Baaku. Directed by Shirley E Mason and produced by The Burning Flame Foundation.

Thursday 1 June, 7.45pm Tickets £6.50

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May, 7.45pm Tickets £11.50 / £15

Dyad Productions present Jane Eyre: An Autobiography From the creators of Dalloway, Christmas Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Austen’s Women and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe… Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities. Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 June, 7.45pm Tickets £15 | £14 Concs

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Children’s International Voices – Cabaret Be entertained as the Children’s International Voices of Enfield celebrate the beginning of summer, with a very special cabaret concert hosted by Anthony Harris. Joined and coached by West End Star Joanne Farrell (photo insert), CIVE’s soloists will showcase their talents through the art of song.

The most senior choir, The Chorale, will also be performing familiar numbers from musical theatre. With repertoire featuring songs of Ivor Novello and Noel Coward among others, that old magic will certainly be in the air. So, ‘Let’s Do It’!

Ziggy’s World Jazz Club

Sunday 11 June, 3pm Tickets £12 Including Programme

North London’s premier live jazz and world music nights. With the best live music, the greatest artists and Ziggy’s trademark intimate atmosphere. Ziggy’s presents the finest live jazz and world music artists you’ll experience anywhere. Stir your imagination, lift your spirits, come and experience Ziggy’s.

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“Ziggy’s gets it right” Mica Paris “Fantastic” Clare Teal BBC Radio 2

#ZiggysClub Friday 16 June, Thursday 20 July, Friday 22 September 7.45pm | £15.50

Refugee Week Exhibition Even as thousands of people die attempting to seek sanctuary from war, the popular media demonises refugees and migrants. Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre seeks to counter this negative message and, through this photography exhibition, will bring to life the lived experience of refugees both in the UK and from around the world. Enfield Council are supporting Day-Mer’s 28th Arts and Culture Festival in conjunction with Refugee

Week to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and foster solidarity between people of all faiths and ethnicities. Featuring photographs by campaigners, activists, journalists and community members who have worked or lived in conflict zones in the Middle East, and those who have actively engaged in refugee support campaigns.

My Name is Not Zorba, But... I can Dance! Another love story with comedy, music, songs and dancing. Join a restaurant singer as she is faced with the challenge of choosing between two men who compete for her love – a famous singer and a charming Grecian waiter.

Tuesday 13 June – Saturday 8 July, 10am – 5pm Free

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Seeking answers from a gypsy, she comes to find that it is harder than she thinks. “It’s all Greek to me!” Performed in Greek. Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 June, 7.45pm, (Saturday matinee 2.45pm) Tickets Various prices; see website

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Tots to Teens Show The first and only one of its kind ‘Tots to Teens Show’ is coming to North London, bringing children’s businesses and charities together for an informative, fun and unforgettable event. A must-attend event for parents and their children to gather information, shop, take part in activities and be entertained thoughout the day with live music, performances and demonstrations. The event will focus on children from the age of 4 – 15 and cover; sport, gaming, education, music, dance, gifts, health and services. Saturday 24 June, 10am – 3pm Early bird tickets available at £3 per adult plus a small booking charge (recommended to guarantee your place). Ticket price on the door £3.50 per adult (subject to availability) Kids Go Free.

Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits Forbidden Broadway is a hit cabaret revue which sharply spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway and West End musicals. Popular shows such as Les Misérables, Chicago, Wicked, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Hairspray and Fiddler on the Roof are mocked, as Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest atirists. A hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the Theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters, this famous hit show is finally available in the UK. Age suitability 11+.

“Wonderful! There’s no Broadway like Forbidden Broadway” Entertainment Weekly Wednesday 28 June – Saturday 1 July, 7.45pm Tickets £16

Talkies Community Cinema present Life Animated The inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light. Cert: PG. Dir. Roger Ross Williams Thursday 6 July, 7.45pm Tickets £6.50

Streets Ahead Dance Company’s Summer Showcase ... LIGHTS!... CAMERA!... ACTION! The Streets Ahead Dance Company returns to the Dugdale with a street dance extravaganza featuring exciting performances from the hardworking student dancers at the Enfield-based dance company. All the students work hard throughout the year to perform their amazing showcase on stage and in a professional environment to the public. The Streets Ahead Dance Company offer street dance classes in Enfield for children age 3 – 16 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Contact Kathy on 07976 766880 for further information. Sunday 9 July, 2pm – 3pm Tickets £10

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Talkies Community Cinema present Sonita Teenager Sonita is a talented rapper and an indomitable force, in spite of the obstacles she faces in Iran and her conservative family. She is, however, an undocumented Afghan refugee in Tehran, and her family has other plans for her. In this gripping documentary, her dream of living abroad is about to come true – just as her family plan on sending her back home to get married to a much older man.

While she must now attempt to overcome numerous personal and bureaucratic hurdles to avoid what seems inevitable, the film’s director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is also confronted with a dilemma: should she interfere to help her or let things unfold in front of her eyes and of the camera? Cert: PG Thursday 3 August, 7.45pm Tickets £6.50

Toddler, Baby and Bump Show North London’s biggest and best Toddler, Baby and Bump Show is back with more baby and toddler related businesses and charities as well as entertainment and fun for the family. There will be performances, activities, stalls, demonstrations, talks and appearances spread over two floors, this is a must-attend event for mums and dads of babies and toddlers as well as expectant parents.

Saturday 9 September, 10am – 4pm Early bird tickets available at £3 per adult plus a small booking charge (recommended to guarantee your place) Ticket price on the door £3.50 per adult (if available on the day) Kids Go Free.

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Forty Hall Village Fete forty hall | Sunday 7 May 11am – 5pm Free Entry

Join us for a traditional village fete as we present plenty of fun for all the family in and around the farm including children’s activities, craft fair, food stalls, Bric-a-Brac, information stalls, coconut shy, live bands and dancing by cultural groups including Fiction Dance, Tanec Bulgarian Dance Group, Shpresa Albanian Dance Group, Ukrainian Dance Group and many more! There will also be a dog show hosted by Elmtree Pet Hotel, Training and Education. Bring your dog along to win prizes! Delivered by Forty Hall Farm in Partnership with Forty Hall. Sunday 7 May, 11am – 5pm Free Entry ENFIELD PRESENTS Summer listings

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Conservation Work Party Join our thriving Conservation Work Party Team to help plant up the island in the pond. We will be planting native aquatic plants to turn the island into a haven for wildlife. Hot drinks and cake provided! For health and safety purposes, participants must be confident around water and able to swim. Training and all PPE, including waders provided. Over 16s only. Booking essential by emailing Sunday 2 April, 10am – 2pm Free

A Short Course in Felting: Make a Haberdashery Pouch or Botanical Book Cover Pippa Cant will guide you through the techniques of wet-felting and embroidery stitch helping you to create a unique and beautiful book cover or haberdashery pouch. Choose between creating a unique and hard-wearing decorative book cover or embellishing your own haberdashery pouch, either to keep sharp tools such as knitting, crochet or sewing needles in safely or to store embellishments such as buttons, hair pins or jewellery items. This course is suitable for all skills levels. All materials will be provided but please bring your own pair of scissors and an old towel. You may wish to bring a packed lunch.

Stained Glass Inspirations Children will love this introduction to stained glass design! Draw inspiration from our 1896 stained glass windows, intricate decorative features and the Forty Hall landscape to create your own stained glass style artwork using acetate and pen in this

Easter workshop. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Thursday 13 April, 10.30am – 12pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door

Thursday 6 & 13 April, 7pm – 9pm Tickets £70

A Short Course in Relief Printing using Lino and wood Relief printing using woodcuts from fruit-tree wood was the main form of print making in the C17th. Print artist Tommy Butt will guide you through the process of designing and creating your own unique prints using wood and lino, helping you draw inspiration from the present and the past to develop both your style and technical ability as a print-maker. Suitable for all skill levels including beginners. Wednesday 5, 12 & 19 April, 7pm – 9pm Tickets £75

Mystery Messages Messages in the past were sometimes written in code to prevent them from being read by unwanted eyes along the way. Follow a trail around Forty Hall to decipher a mystery message. Experiment with recipes to mix up inks in different colours using natural materials. Then make a quill pen and use it to write your own secret messages. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Thursday 6 April, 10.30am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door, Advance booking recommended

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Join in some arty madness this Easter by creating your own wonderland in a tea cup and playing bonkers games that only Alice could imagine…with characters that hopped straight out of the book.

Juice and biscuits will be served. Suitable for ages 6 – 11 years. Workshops lasts 1 hour. Presented by Art Start & The Funky Festival Company. Friday 14 April, 11.15am Tickets £10 per Child

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Easter Egg Hunt Celebrate Easter at Forty Hall with this Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt! Follow an Easter Egg picture trail, developed by the education team, around the Hall and enjoy a chocolate treat as a reward. The perfect way to discover the Hall and keep the children entertained this year!

Cross Stitch Workshop Cross stitch is the absorbing hobby on trend at the moment! Spend an enjoyable afternoon learning how to cross stitch, supported by a tutor. Learn stamp cross stitch and counted cross stitch, benefit from step by step demonstrations, stitching technique tips and advice on how to read your patterns. All materials and paper instructions included but please bring a small pair of scissors. This course is ideal for beginners.

Tea Dance Back by popular demand North London’s Swing and Latin Quintet are delighted to present a variety of classic tunes from the 1920s to 1960s in strict tempos suitable for dances like the quickstep, foxtrot, waltz, cha cha cha, tango and other Latin styles. The afternoon will include some ‘bus stop’ and ‘snowball’ variations to encourage everyone on the dance floor – so dust off those dancing shoes and get ready to jive!

Saturday 22 April, 1pm – 4pm Tickets £35

Sunday 30 April, 2pm – 4pm Tickets £10

Monday 14 – Friday 17 April (Good Friday to Easter Monday), 11am – 5pm Tickets £1

Introduction to the Sewing Machine Get to grips with your machine and pick up a few tips whilst making a tote bag at this useful workshop just perfect for beginners! Learn how to pin (and cut out) patterns to fabric, sew straight lines, judge seam allowances and next steps for finishing your bag. Benefit from tutor demonstrations and take home written instructions. All materials and patterns are included but please bring with you your own machine and scissors. Saturday 13 May, 1pm – 4pm Tickets £45

Tales from Enfield History – Women at Forty Hall The male owners of Forty Hall are reasonably well documented, but what of the women who ran the house for them. This illustrated talk by local history guide Joe Studman, looks at the real managers of the estate, from Gentlewomen to Maid of all Works with particular consideration to the late eighteenth century.

Ingenuity and Beauty: Two of Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suites Cellist Clare Deniz performs a selection of Bach’s unaccompanied cello music. Rich and mellow with the quality of glowing embers, the music of Bach speaks to us all, holding a special place in the hearts of many music-lovers. Programme to include J.S. Bach Cello Suite No 2 in D minor (Prelude/Allemande/ Courante/Sarabande/Menuet 1/ Menuet 2/Gigue) and J.S. Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D major (Prelude/ Allemande/Courante/Sarabande/ Gavotte 1/Gavotte2/Gigue).

Forty Hall Village Fete See featured listing (page 15).

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk Forty Hall Estate is at its most delightful in the early hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Forty Hall at dawn with this guided bird walk around the grounds. Tuck into a continental breakfast inside Hall after the walk. If you’re a bird lover, don’t miss this informative and rousing event! Over 16s only.

Sunday 7 May, 11am – 5pm Free Entry

Sunday 14 May, 6am – 9am Tickets £15

Sunday 23 April, 1pm – 1.30pm Tickets £6

Wednesday 19 April, 7pm Tickets £5

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Regency Dance In Austen’s fiction, as in many novels of the 19th century, the ball was the ultimate social occasion. Join us for a dance workshop with a difference as we step back in time to learn the popular dances of Jane Austen’s era as taught by an expert. Learn basic steps

Still Life and Flower Painting: A Watercolour Workshop Still life, the depiction of inanimate objects such as fruit, vegetables, flowers and household objects, was a popular subject for watercolour artists during Jane Austen’s era. Join us for this one-day workshop to produce a small still life watercolour study of fruits and flowers. Learn how to create eye-catching compositions,

and figures for the longways country dances of the day, enjoy new waltzes and experience the uplifting music. Please wear soft-soles shoes comfortable for dancing and bring a water bottle. Sunday 21 May, 11am – 1pm Tickets £12

produce accurate line drawings to scale and use strong colour to bring your painting to life. Suitable for beginners, you will benefit from 1-2-1 tutor support and demonstrations. Saturday 20 May, 11am – 4pm Tickets £35

Songs, airs and dances from Jane Austen’s notebooks by Arne, Sophia Dussek, the Duchess of Devonshire and others Musical gatherings, dances, and private concerts are all referred to regularly by Jane Austen, and her extensive music collection contains songs, lessons and concertos from the mid-18th century to the latest published dances. As well as numerous songs – some with versions for flute – there is a considerable amount of harp music, and Jane Austen is believed to have heard the renowned harpist Sophia Dussek play – and may even have played to her. Delve in Jane Austen’s notebooks with music performed by Musica Domestica (Sophia Brumfitt – Mezzo Soprano; William Summers – Flute; Taro Takeuchi – Harp-Lute; Guitar).

Tales from Enfield History – Enfield in the time of Jane Austen As far as we know Jane Austen never visited Enfield but she is contemporaneous with Charles Lamb who has left us with an impression of the parish at the beginning of the 19th century. With the help of local histories, we can piece together an image

of a village that Jane would have recognised. Step back in time at this interesting talk delivered by local history guide Joe Studman. Saturday 20 May, 2.30pm Tickets £5

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Programme to include Captivity – Stephen Storace, La Rose – anon., Nymphs and Shepherds – Thomas Arne, The Young Gentleman’s Retreat – anon., Two songs by Sophia Dussek, La Pergordine – anon., I have a silent sorrow – words by Richard Sheridan, music by Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Thy fatal shafts, Variations by Sophia Dussek on O Mio Crudel Tirana Two Scottish tunes: My Apron Dunn/The Broom of the Cowdenknows, Lotharia by Thomas Arne Scottish tune: Corn Riggs, Somebody – anon. Sunday 21 May, 3pm Tickets £12

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Forty Hall Bioblitz! Join wildlife experts during this fun and educational day meeting a wide range of animals that live at Forty Hall. Come and explore the Park, learn about wildlife and share your enthusiasm for nature whilst contributing to real science! We will be surveying for a range of invertebrates including butterflies, bees and moths, birds, small and large mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Full programme available on website closer to event date. For more information, please email

A Short Outdoor Landscape Drawing Course Indulge in the magic of drawing outdoors in natural light. Enjoy the fresh air as you capture the beautiful grounds of Forty Hall in this two session course with artist Gabriela Schutz. In this workshop you will investigate composition and different approaches to drawing nature, while developing your own individual style. Papers and pencils will be provided, but if you have a sketchbook, any materials, or a folding chair please bring them with you. This course is suitable for all levels.

Friday 26 May, 8am – 8pm Free

Saturday 27 May & Saturday 3 June, 10.30am – 3pm Tickets £60

Mulberry Tree Artwork – Morus londinium To celebrate London’s Mulberry tree heritage an engraved mirror will be placed under the branches of our beautiful old Mulberry for visitors to gain an alternative perspective of its beautiful form. The project, delivered in partnership with the Conservation Foundation and designers Stables and Lucraft, honours London’s Mulberry tree heritage, unravelling the history behind the trees, their medicinal virtues and delicious fruit. More information about the project can be collected from the Hall during opening hours.

Bug Club Children will enjoy learning about Bees and Ladybirds at this fun activity session led by the Friends of Forty Hall Park and back by popular demand. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Sunday 28 May, 2pm – 4pm Tickets £5 on the door £4 in advance

Saturday 27 May – Sunday 23 July, Park opening hours Free

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Botanical Crowns – May Half Term Workshop Go plant-spotting in the Forty Hall Grounds and then use the technique of collage to create a colourful, detailed and durable Botanical Crown to wear or display at home. Bring in any photographs of plants, pressed plants and flowers, gardening catalogues or old seed packets to add to your crown. Suitable for ages 4 – 11.

Tree Walks Join the Friends of Forty Hall Park on their interesting walks around the Forty Hall Estate led by local tree enthusiast Alex Campbell. Meet outside Forty Hall House 9.45am wearing suitable footwear. The walk will commence at 10am. For more information or to book call 020 8292 832. This is a free event, but booking essential. Saturday 3 & 24 June, 10am Free

Thursday 1 June, 10.30am – 12pm, 12.30pm – 2pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door, Advance booking recommended

A Short Course in Felting: Felt A Breakfast Set Workshop Pippa Cant will guide you through the technique of wet-felting to help you design and make your own beautiful and useful textiles pieces. See the beautiful C18th Breakfast set in the Great Chamber of Forty Hall and adjacent Breakfast Room, then learn the technique of wet-felting to create your own tea-cosy, set of two egg-cosies and felt trivet over this two-session short course. Suitable for all skills levels. All materials will be provided but please bring your own pair of scissors and an old towel. Thursday 1 & 8 June, 7pm – 9pm Tickets £70

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Bug Club – River Critters! Discover some of the invertebrates that live in Turkey Brook and learn some fascinating facts about these little critters before bringing some up to Warrener’s Cottage to take a look under a microscope to fully appreciate these amazing creatures! Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Please meet at the front of Forty Hall by the lake at 9.45am for a 10 o’clock start. Please also note this session will involve walking to and from Maidens Bridge (20 minutes each way). Wellies essential. Sunday 4 June, 10am – 12 noon Tickets £5 on the door £4 in advance

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Forty Hall Farm Beer and Blues Festival Following its successful launch last year, the Forty Hall Farm Beer and Blues Festival is back for 2017! With two stages of some of the best rhythm and blues around, the Festival will include a line-up of local blues acts, as well special guests from further afield. There will be over 20 ales and cider on tap from local London producers, as well as delicious local street food. Children and families are very welcome to attend the festival but please note that this event is aimed at adults, so there will be very limited activities for children. For more information, visit Saturday 10 June, 12 noon – 11pm Advance tickets £10 (£5 for CAMRA members) includes shuttle bus to and from Enfield Town and Enfield Chase train stations.

Beginners Hand Embroidery Workshop Spend an enjoyable afternoon learning the art of hand embroidery. You will be stitching a panel on a small tote bag (14”x 10” x 4”) using designs created from patterns around Forty Hall. Learn a wide variety of stitches including stem, chain, stain, slip and blanket. This course is designed especially for beginners so you will be supported through step by step demonstrations and will be provided with written instructions. All materials are included but please bring with you a pair of scissors to cut threads.

Father’s Day Weekend at Forty Hall Challenge dad this Father’s Day in the ultimate gaming day! Step back in time to play a whole host of games from back in the day including pinball machines, Garlando Football and vintage arcade games including Defender, The Adams Family, The Getaway: High Speed II, 1992, Bon Voyage 1974, Guns N’ Roses 1994, Centaur 1981 and Party Zone 1991 and Terminator II.

Delivered in partnership with the Pinball Museum. Make a day of it and head down to the Dugdale before or after your visit to see the exhibition ‘Terrific Toys: Made and Played in Enfield’ featuring a wide section of toys sure to make you nostalgic. Pay Bar available. Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June, 11am – 4pm Tickets £3 per person

Saturday 1 July, 1pm – 4pm Tickets £40

Afternoon Tea at Forty Hall Visit Forty Hall to experience the much-loved English tradition of Afternoon Tea at its finest! Served in the historic splendour of the Great Hall or Parlour, offering splendid views across the estate as you relax and unwind. Our delicious menu offers a selection of finger sandwiches, scone, cake and tea

or coffee, served with a glass of prosecco upon arrival making for an unforgettable afternoon. The perfect treat for a loved one! Two servings are offered and reservations are required. Thursday 22 June, 3pm & 3.45pm Tickets £22 per person

Walled Garden Open Garden Squares Weekend As part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend, come and discover the award-winning Walled Garden at Forty Hall with a self-guided stroll around this beautiful hidden gem. A free leaflet guide will be available to collect from the Hall which will provide an insight into the history of the garden and information about the plants and trees that grow here. The garden is managed by Enfield Council staff with the assistance of volunteers from the Friends of Forty Hall Park. The gardens have won gold at Enfield in Bloom for the last four years, a testament to the hard work of all those who work to maintain this beautiful space. Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June, 11am – 5pm Free

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The Taming of the Shrew You are invited to Heartbreak Productions’ 1928 Fete of Misrule to enjoy an open air performance of The Taming of the Shrew in the estate surrounding Forty Hall. Everyone wants to marry Bianca, Kate’s younger sister but no suitor can be found for Kate who must be married before her sister. Enter Petruchio, a gamester on the make who surprises them both with the most unconventional courtship in English literature. … A controversial, passionate and tender story of sexual politics: The Taming of the Shrew focuses on the electric

battle between Petruchio and Kate, two of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters. Enjoy Heartbreak’s humorous and playful production of this unlikely love story as two people come to know each other and understand what magic is needed to create the “perfect” marriage. Running time: 2 hours and 20 mins (with interval). Recommended age: 8+

The Romans Were Here! Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Romans lived in Enfield. Archaeological finds from the area tell us lots about the people who lived here before us. Handle Roman artefacts found locally and work with an archaeologist to discover more about finds and pottery. Finish the session by making your own clay Roman pot and coins to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4 – 11.

Stories and More! Little ones are in for a treat this summer holiday with our interactive storytelling of traditional folk tales and new stories appropriate for younger children. Packed full with rhymes, songs and craft activities to help bring the stories to life! Mums, dads, grandparents – this is the perfect way to keep them entertained whilst making new friends yourselves!

Celebrate all things Forty Hall with a range of activities to get you exploring, sharing and enjoying the Park. Find out what archaeologists have discovered about Elsyng Palace this year at the annual archaeological dig and join us for the launch of the Forty Hall Oral History project – register on the day to see how you can get involved! With interactive park trails, free illustrated talks

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Up to Age 5. on the landscape and history of the Park, an Instagram photo competition, free taster exercise classes, guided walks, BBQ, drinks stalls and face-painting this event will help you fall in love with Forty Hall Park, all over again! Full programme available on website nearer event date.

Wednesday 26 July, Wednesday 2 August, Wednesday 9 August, Wednesday 16 August, Wednesday 23 August, Wednesday 30 August, 9.30am – 10.30am Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door, Accompanying siblings under 1 free of charge

Saturday 22 July, 12pm – 5pm Free admission

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Thursday 27 July, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Tuesday 25 July, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Wednesday 5 July, 7pm Tickets: From £11 adults, From £9 concessions, From £7 children, From £28 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

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Roman Mosaics The Romans have influenced art, design and archaeology across the centuries. Find inspiration on a trail around Forty Hall then design and make a tile mosaic art work to take home with you. Advance booking recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11.

Points of Juncture by Cos Ahmet The core of Cos Ahmet’s work is centred around on the body, and more specifically, his own. Recurring themes of self, identity, gender and memory, are emotive features in much of his work, displayed as a complex set of body dialogues. Shaped by his use of metaphors, the body becomes symbolised through various interlinks – points of juncture, where body and material respond or react with each other. These responses come to light in the diverse processes and characteristics of his practice, that range from woven tapestry, works on paper, to sculpture and objects, as he makes loose connections with their attributes to represent parts of the human form. Ahmet’s approach to making, takes the traditional and practical methods of weaving, and combines the other disciplines in his practice to turn this quiet and meditative medium, typically associated with the domestic, and the subtlety of a craft usually reserved for intimate, detailed work, into challenging, visceral and thought provoking works. Thursday 27 July – Sunday 22 October, Thursdays to Sundays, 11am – 5pm Free

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Still Waters Pools and natural waters have inspired artists for centuries. The fishing ponds at Forty Hall Estate supplied the table of King Henry VIII’s Elsyng Palace. Discover the hidden ponds and draw ideas from nature at this exciting creative workshop. Make and decorate your own 3D artwork back at the hall using clay and natural materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Tuesday 1 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Come Away with the Faeries A gathering for all you magical creatures, set in the beautiful setting of Forty Hall. Packed with free children and adults creative workshops, live music and entertainment, bar, food stalls, circus skills, drumming circle, storytelling, holistic area, dance and yoga demonstrations and hoards of unique and interesting stalls selling their wares. We encourage you to join us in your most magical attire! Workshops run 12pm-5pm. For more information, please contact or visit For updates join us at funkyfestivalcompany Sunday 27 August, 11am – 8pm Monday 28 August, 11am – 6pm Early bird tickets: Adult £8, Child £6, Family £25 | Admission fees (non-early bird): Adult £10, Child £8, Family £35

Pots & Pigs! Forty Hall Farm is home to a variety of animals, including rare breeds! Explore the farm and meet some of the residents on this fun spotting trail. Indulge your creative side afterwards as we settle down to paint a ceramic piggy bank for you to take home with you. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Age 4 – 11. Thursday 3 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

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Scented Stitches – Embroiderers’ Guild National Celebration of Stitch Join Enfield Embroiderers Guild and make lavender bags to fragrance your wardrobe and keep those moths at bay! Always a popular afternoon, this event is delivered as part of the National Celebration of Stitch; designed to raise awareness of the Embroiderers’ Guild, demonstrating the delights of stitching, textiles and embroidery. All materials provided so what are you waiting for? Book now for you and your friends!

Mr Spud has lost all his money. Not much….just a few billion pounds. Heartbreak Productions, Mr Spud and his son, Joe, would like to invite you to a garage sale (they used to own 500 garages) where they will be selling their final belongings to raise some money to buy food. The Formula 1 racing car has already been taken by the bailiffs, but there might be something interesting left. Bring your picnics, blankets and fold up chairs and come to the helicopter

pad outside at Bumfresh Towers to hear the story of how Mr Spud made his billions, lost it all and how Joe became the richest boy in the world. Recommended age: 7+, Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval after 50 minutes. Saturday 5 August, 3.30pm Tickets: From £11 adults, From £9 concessions, From £7 children, From £28 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Bug Club – Big Butterfly Count During this session we will learn all about Butterflies, see which species we can spot in the grounds of Forty Hall and plant our own butterflyfriendly plants to attract butterflies to your garden or windowsill. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Sunday 6 August, 10am – 12 noon Tickets £5 on the door £4 in advance

Saturday 5 August, 12pm – 4pm Free (Booking Essential)

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Snap That! If you love Instagram, Facebook or Snap Chat then this digital photograph workshop is for you! Take inspiration from Forty Hall Estate, pick up tips to make the most of your camera phone or digital camera and go on a photoshoot around the Hall and gardens as part of our photography challenge. Choose your best shots and share them with the world, then make a frame for your favourite. A small number of digital cameras are available to borrow for this session – please bring your own if you can. Phone cameras welcome. This session will involve going outside unsupervised. (Ages 11+)

Shadow Puppetry Learn how to make a shadow theatre using simple equipment at this lively session. Explore Forty Hall to inspire your own story, create your paper puppets and record sound effects. If you’re feeling confident, perform your show or take it home to entertain your family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Tuesday 8 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Thursday 10 August, 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Photography Fun! Capture Forty Hall in new ways as part of our fun photography challenge. Pick up tricks and tips to get the most out of your camera phone or digital camera and try out new ideas. Then make a Forty Hall inspired frame so you can go away and print and display your best shot. A small number of digital cameras are available to borrow for this session – please bring your own if you can. Phone cameras welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (For ages 4 – 11)

Bug Club – Lovely Ladybirds Several species of ladybird make their home at Forty Hall. Take a magnifying glass and explore our gardens to find out about their food, lifestyle and habitat and learn the best places to look for them this summer. Then make your own glass ladybirds to take home and a little house for them to live in! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Sunday 13 August, 10am – 12 noon Tickets £4 in advance £5 on the door

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Weaving workshop and Identity Looms Cos Ahmet uses different sculpture and textile techniques to explore themes such as self, identity and memory. Take a closer look at his exhibition at Forty Hall, then learn different weaving techniques and create your own “Identity Loom” inspired by your visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. This workshop is inspired by Cos Ahmet’s exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’.

Sculptural Hand Casts Cos Ahmet’s work features casts of his own body. Explore his fascinating exhibition and examine his sculpture works closely. Design and create a hand cast to express the theme of identity using plaster of Paris and paints. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. This workshop is inspired by Cos Ahmet’s exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’. Thursday 17 August, 10.30am – 12pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Tuesday 15 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

The Secret Garden Orphaned by a cholera outbreak in India, Mary is placed under the care of her grief-stricken uncle in the Yorkshire moors. Aided by the staff, Mary begins to blossom; finding solace by tending to the gardens. When she comes across a secret garden locked and left to grow wild, Mary is determined to get access but in doing so she will uncover a lot more than an over grown patch of land – where are those mysterious cries coming from? Why is the garden locked? Performed in the great outdoors, Heartbreak Productions version of this classic children’s tale, demonstrates all that is good about friendship and promises to add a touch of magic to your summer’s evening. Running time: 2 hours (including interval). Recommended age: 6+ Wednesday 16 August, 6pm Tickets: From £11 adults, From £9 concessions, From £7 children, From £28 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

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Body cast sculpture and textile workshop Cos Ahmet’s work is centred around the body with recurring themes of self, identity, gender and memory. Explore this thought provoking exhibition which features varied processes and characteristics ranging from woven tapestry and works on paper to sculpture and objects. Use this inspiration to produce your own art work using body style casts in plaster of Paris and incorporating textile and weaving techniques. This workshop is inspired by Cos Ahmet’s exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’ and will involve looking around the Hall unsupervised. Thursday 17 August, 2.30pm – 4pm (for ages 11+) Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

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Bug Club – All About Ants! Learn all about ants as Bug Club returns! Follow a fact-filled ant trail around the park, play the ant body game, enjoy a superhero ant craft activity and make a mask and a bookmark. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11.

Harvest Time Wheat is harvested from July to September. Learn about Harvest and enjoy harvest-inspired craft activities in the Hall including making a scarecrow doll to scare the birds away and a decorative dough wheat sheaf. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Thursday 24 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Sunday 20 August, 10am – 12 noon Tickets £4 in advance £5 on the door

Fine and Fancy Foods Carved pears, marzipan bacon, gilded walnuts… the tables of the different families of Forty Hall would have been decorated with fancy looking foodstuffs. Find out about the history of food, explore different patterns and ideas then carve, paint and decorate your own fancy foods to take home. Session features nut products. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Tuesday 22 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

The Enfield Food Festival August Bank Holiday sees the return of the Enfield Food Festival, a celebration of the great produce made in and around the borough. Expect a bounty of good food, drink and fun for all the family in the atmospheric setting of Forty Hall Farm!

boots with a raft of street food reflecting the diversity of Enfield. Don’t miss award-winning local producers Holtwhites Bakery, Themptation Foods and the urban cheesemakers, Wildes Cheese, as well as pick of the crops from the Farm’s own produce!

Join us for inspiring talks, masterclasses and cooking demonstrations plus fun food craft and cooking activities for kids. Explore the working organic farm, enjoy a tour and wine tastings in the vineyard, indulge in some tea and cake served up by The Field Dames and fill your

For tickets and further information visit: www.enfieldfoodfest. or email Sunday 27 & Monday 28 August, 11am – 5pm Tickets £5 Adult | £2 Children | Under 3’s free

Bug Club Children will enjoy learning about Bees at this fun activity session led by the Friends of Forty Hall Park and back by popular demand. Suitable for ages 4 – 11. Sunday 27 August, 2pm – 4pm Tickets £5 on the door £4 in advance

Butter Stamps and Dishes! Learn how butter was made at Forty Hall and have a go yourself! Butter for Sir Nicholas Rainton’s table would have been beautifully and artistically presented. Learn about butter stamps and dishes then make your own replica to take home using clay relief techniques. — 24 —

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11. Tuesday 29 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

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Time Travelling Toys and Games Enjoy the last few days of the school holidays at Forty Hall with our exciting toys, games and play session. Play with traditional indoor and outdoor toys then make your own toys to take home including a spinning zoetrope, magnetic fishing game and knucklebones. Make a day of it and visit the Dugdale in Enfield Town to see the exhibition ‘Terrific Toys: Made and Played in Enfield’ which celebrates the golden age of toys. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 4 – 11.

Line Drawing with Pen + Ink: Botanical Drawing Workshop Line drawing in pen and ink helps to develop observational drawing skills in botanical illustrators. In this two-day course you will experiment with variation of line, including stipple and hatching, as well as washes to produce a fully rendered tonal study of your botanical subject. As well as dip pens and black ink you will be using fine-liners and sketching – a great weekend of drawing! Beginners welcome. Materials list will be made available on the website.

Thursday 31 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm to 4pm Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door

Murder on The Terrace The scene is set: a respectable garden party to celebrate Lord Cava’s retirement and the handing over of his sparkling wine empire to his nephew, Charles. It is no secret that Charles intends to shut down the business and convert Lord Cava’s Manor (The Cavary) into a conference centre. Unsurprisingly, Charles is later found dead, poisoned, clutching Hercule – Lord Cava’s beloved pet parrot. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour. Can you solve the mystery? This original murdermystery by David Kerby-Kendall will be an interactive play with references to Downton, Agatha Christie, part romp, part farce and a whole lot of fun.

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 11am – 4pm Tickets £65

Points of Juncture: Guided Exhibition Tour See the exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’ and delve a little deeper with guided tours led by the artist, Cos Ahmet. This is a unique opportunity to meet Cos and gain a greater understanding of his inspirations, meaning behind the works and the processes used. Saturday 16 September, 1pm & 3pm Free admission (Booking essential)

Running time 2.5 hours (including interval). Suitable for 12+

An Afternoon of Opera with Lucy Elston Lucy presents an uplifting programme of popular Opera, classical art song and favourites from musical theatre. Music performed will include; Carmen’s Habanera, arias by Puccini including O mio babbino caro, Musetta’s Waltz and favourites from West Side Story, including Somewhere and I Feel Pretty. Lucy is a classic and operatic Soprano based in London. She has enjoyed performing in The Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Alban’s Cathedral, Leeds Town Hall, The ORNCC in Greenwich and she sang as part of the Dawn Chorus at Forty Hall last year. Sunday 17 September, 3pm (50 minute performance with 20 minute interval) Tickets £15 including glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic drink

Tapestry Weaving Workshop Explore a selection of woven tapestry techniques with artist Cos Ahmet. Learn the basic techniques and create flat weave with simple shapes and lines, before moving onto the more unusual textures and surfaces such as, knotting, wrapping and tufting. Basic equipment and yarns will be provided. No previous weaving experience needed. Please bring along some of your own materials that you may like to experiment with. This workshop accompanies Cos’s One-Man exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’. Sunday 17 September, 11am – 4pm Tickets £35

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Hand Embroidery Christmas Theme Workshop Enjoy an afternoon of embroidery and get ahead for Christmas by making a festive table runner to impress your dinner guests this year! You will learn a variety of stitches including chain, stem, satin, blanket and lazy daisy as your tutor takes you through step by step stitching techniques. All materials and written instructions included. Beginners most welcome. Please bring a pair of scissors to cut threads. Saturday 23 September, 1pm – 4pm Tickets £35

Within these Walls: Textile art inspired by Domestic Design The Enfield and District Embroiderers Guild return to the Hall with a new exhibition exploring the theme of ‘Interiors and the Domestic’. Their wonderful works will include 3-dimensional pieces displayed in the 17th Century Kitchen and are influenced by wallpaper design, furnishing textiles and ceramics. Saturday 30 September – Sunday 19 November (Thursdays – Sundays), 11am – 5pm Free admission

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Night Hike Friday 12 May, Pre-walk refreshments 7pm, warm-up 7.45pm, walk starts 8pm

Will you be a Superhero this year? Join hundreds of fellow walkers and raise funds for Nightingale Cancer Support Centre on the annual boroughwide charity walk – the Night Hike. This year, the theme for the 15km walk is Superheroes so get your capes, masks and leotards ready for what promises to be a warm, friendly and community-spirited event! The Night Hike is always a hugely popular event, attracting some 600 participants. We are looking to make this event the biggest and the best yet so if you are interested in getting involved please enter via the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre website. The annual Night Hike started in 2011 and has raised approximately £60,000 over the years for local people affected by cancer. Essential Information • 15km boroughwide walk which starts and finishes at the Civic Centre • Walk at your own pace; times range between 2 – 4 hours • Registration costs £15 per person • Participants must be aged 12 years and over Visit to find out more about taking part.

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Easter with Active Enfield! Gymnastics Leotards at the ready, kids will love these fun, friendly holiday combined sessions in gymnastics and trampolining! Full of movement and exercises the sessions are designed to help children develop their balance, coordination and flexibility. Preschool Gymnastics & Trampoline – 2 Day Easter Course (3-5yrs) Tuesday 4 April & Wednesday 5 April, 9.30am – 10.30am Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £12

Gymnastics & Trampolining – 2 Day Easter Course (5-12yrs) Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 April, 10.45am – 12.15pm Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London N9 0TR £18

Preschool Gymnastics & Trampoline – 1 Day Easter Session (3-5yrs) Thursday 13 April, 9.30am – 10.30am Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £6

Trampolining (5-12yrs) Thursday 6 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £6 Tuesday 11 April, 10.30am – 11.30am Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £6

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Tots Trampolining (3-5yrs)

Thursday 6 April, 9.30am – 10.15am Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £5

Thursday 6 April, 10.30am – 11.15am Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £5

Tuesday 11 April, 11.45am – 12.30pm Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £5

Tuesday 11 April, 9.30am – 10.15am Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £5

Thursday 6 April, 1pm – 2pm Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £6

Gymnastics & Trampolining (5-12yrs) Thursday 13 April, 10.45am – 12.15pm Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £9

Horse Riding Tots Horse Riding (3-5yrs) Giddyup! Little ones will love these shorter rides around the stables and delght in the sight of horses! Children (and adults) must wear wellies or boots with a short thick heel and clothes suitable for outdoors. Friday 7 & Wednesday 12 April, 10.30am – 10.45am Gillian’s Riding School, Clay Hill, Enfield, EN2 9JL £10.50

Junior Horse Riding (4-6yrs) A fun 45-minute session that includes a 30-minute riding lesson and 15 minute basic horse grooming session – just perfect for young beginners and intermediate riders. Children must wear wellington boots and suitable clothing. Riding hats are provided.

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Please state your child’s height and weight when booking. Friday 7 & Wednesday 12 April, 10am – 10.45am Gillian’s Riding School, Clay Hill, Enfield, EN2 9JL £18

Horse Riding Half Day (6-12yrs) If you are ready to take your horse riding to the next level, then try the 3-hour Horse Riding Experience! Enjoy a riding lesson, learn basic stable management, brush down and feed the horses and take part in a mini workshop. Please wear Wellington boots or boots with a short thick heel and suitable clothing for outdoors. On booking, you must state the participants’ height and weight.

Friday 7 & Wednesday 12 April, 2pm – 5pm Gillian’s Riding School, Clay Hill, Enfield, EN2 9JL £26

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Tuesday 11 April, 1pm – 2pm Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP £6

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Tots Multi Sports (3-5yrs) A range of fun activities to get your little tots moving more this Easter. The session will include an introduction to indoor athletics, ball games and take them on a fun journey to help with their ABC’s – agility, balance and coordination!

Climbing Wall (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 wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing, height restrictions apply.

Wednesday 5 April, 12.45pm – 1.45pm Edmonton Leisure Centre, 2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR £6

Archery 2 Day Easter Course (8-16yrs) Try your hand at archery, historically used for hunting and combat, now a popular sport enjoyed by many! Test your hand/eye coordination by shooting at various targets on this 2-day course over Easter. Great fun! Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm Hazelwood & St Anne’s Playing Fields, Chimes Avenue, London, N13 5HT £22

Wednesday 5 & Thursday 13 April, 10am – 11am Winchmore Secondary School, Laburnum Grove, London, N21 3HS £8


Mayor’s Charity Fun Run The annual charity run at Forty Hall Estate is back again this autumn! Dust off your trainers and join in the fun, raising money for the Mayor of Enfield’s Charity Appeal Fund. Always a great community event, the Fun Run attracts over 800 participants and spectators each year and with a variety of runs and walks to get involved with – there really is something for everyone, regardless of age or ability.

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3km run is suitable for all including children aged 6+ and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/carer. The run starts at 10.15am. For the adventurous among us, the 10km run (aged 16+) starts at 11.15am. Visit for further information.

A wide range of courses for children, adults and Over 50s; including boxing, trampolining, tai chi and yoga.

Sunday 17 September 3km run @ 10.15am, 3km walk @ 10.25am, 10km run @ 11.15am Forty Hall, Forty Hall Estate, Enfield, EN2 9HA

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3km walk attracts all ages and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent/ carer. The walk starts at 10.25am.

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Enfield Festivals What’s on mystery tour drawing inspiration from protest songs and the civil rights movement, from earliest protests to the present day. Crafted with video projection, music, poetry and dance, the show encapsulates a message of fairness and celebrates the dreams of ordinary people who have fought for an extraordinary ideal: freedom. Ages 8+. Further information: | 020 8292 9222 Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE

Free Activities for Schools and Pre-School Children Every Thursday, Enfield Market hosts free pre-school children’s entertainment; everything from book reading, colouring, creative crafts to seasonal events. We also encourage schools to come along to learn about the history of their local market through a series of worksheets and activities.

Tuesday 14 March – Sunday 2 April, Various times From £5

Every Thursday, 9am – 4pm Free admission

Blowin’ in the Wind A new songbook musical conceived inspired both by the iconic Bob Dylan song, as well as the famous speech in which Martin Luther King proclaimed, “I have a dream”. Both song and speech originated in the year 1963, and this forms the springboard to a magical, musical

Saturday 1 April, 4.30pm Tickets £5 per family – on the door only

Fairytales & Fantasy Southgate Symphony Orchestra present a programme of lighter orchestral music which will appeal to music-lovers of all ages – the young and young at heart! Programme to include ‘A Children’s Overture’ by Roger Quilter, ‘Three Bears Phantasy’ by Eric Coates, ‘Tubby the Tube’ performed by tuba soloist Roland Marshall and narrator Sue Jeffreys and Elgar’s ‘The Wand of Youth’ Suites 1 & 2. Conductor: Adrian Brown | Leader: Angela Hunt Further information: Southgate (The Bourne) Methodist Church, The Bourne, Southgate, London, N14 6RS

Facebook – Enfield Market | Twitter – @EnfieldMarket Enfield Market, Market Place, Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6NL

Southgate (The Bourne) Methodist Church, The Bourne, Southgate, London, N14 6RS

The Glory of Easter Concert Compered by David Buckley, Adoramus Choir & Orchestra, a Christian Choir based in North London, perform a variety of popular classics to tell the story from Palm Sunday through to Easter Day. Programme features music by Handel, Mozart and Rutter and there will be plenty of opportunity to join in the celebration.

Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm Tckets Adults £14, Concessions £12, Children £5 (discounts available if booked in advance/interval refreshments included)

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Further information: | 07816 998308 Starlight Theatre, Broxbourne, EN11 8BE Saturday 1 April, 7.30pm Front stalls £20, Terrace £18, Rear Stalls £16

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Trent Park History and Mystery Join experienced walk leader Alan Mitellas and learn about Trent Park’s astounding wealth of history, from royal hunting grounds to A-List weekend parties for the rich and famous; not forgetting the highly specialised WWII POW camp (run by the Secret Service) and the mystery of Camlet Moat. Walk is no more than 3 miles, informal and conducted at a leisurely pace. Download the free accompanying booklet from the website. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance. Sunday 2 April, 10am (approx. 12.30pm finish) Free, No need to book

Enfield Festivals chicks as well as meet some of our scalier friends, meerkats and naughty monkeys! Free chocolate treat for every child.

Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ

Introduction and Q&A by local film development producer Rosanne Flynn. Rosanne is an experienced development producer and is currently developing a number of projects including ‘A Man’s World’, Lenny Abraham’s follow up to Room. Cert: 15. Part of the HERE Film Festival.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April, 10am – 5.30pm

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Easter Shed – Half-term workshops! A brilliant week-long event exploring and developing a wide range of performance skills through workshops that involve drama, dance, singing and story-making. Parents and friends are invited to the final afternoon to see the performance that has been devised throughout the week. Everyone welcome regardless of experience! Further information: | 020 8292 9222 Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE Monday 3 – Friday 7 April, 10am – 4pm Tickets £130 | 50% discount for siblings

Women in Shorts Short film format is where the skills of filmmaking can be most creative. Talkies Community Cinema host a special evening celebrating the work of local talent, including actor Kate Braithwaite, directors Sophie MonksKaufman and Jessica Bishopp. Cert: 15. Part of the HERE Film Festival.

Bounds Green Bowls Club, N11 2DD Friday 7 April, 7.30pm Tickets £6.50

Easter Antics Easter starts here: Hop in to Enfield Town for a day of Easter antics and fun for all the family! Join in the Easter Egg Hunt, get creative, meet the Easter bunny, shop and be entertained with live music and performances.

St Andrews Church Parish Centre, Silver Street, Enfield Town, EN1 3EG Saturday 8 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm Early bird tickets available at £1 per adult plus a small booking charge (recommended to guarantee entry). ​​Ticket price on the door £2 per adult (subject to availability). Kids Free

Further information: The Fox, N13 4JD Wednesday 5 April, 7.30pm Tickets £6.50

Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm Tickets £6.50

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Leave to Remain Talkies Community Cinema present Leave to Remain is a coming of age drama that depicts a world hidden from view. Featuring a soundtrack from the hottest band of the year, Mercury Music Prize and Novello Award-winners Alt-J, this provocative debut feature from BAFTA winner Bruce Goodison, is brought to life by powerful performances from an ensemble cast of emerging talent, young refugees and acclaimed actor, Toby Jones. With a Q & A from local director Bruce Goodison. Cert: 15. Part of the HERE Film Festival.

The Fox, N13 4JD

Friends of Bury Lodge Park Easter Egg Hunt Friends of Bury Lodge Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Sunday. Amongst other attractions on offer are a raffle, coconut shy and refreshments. All proceeds to go towards brightening the children’s playground area. Numbers are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment. Tickets available on the gate. Bury Lodge Park, Bury Street West, London, N9 (Gates just opposite Wellington Road. Parking available in local roads, but please consider our neighbours.) Sunday 16 April, 1pm – 4pm £2 per child, includes FREE Raffle Ticket

Easter Fun at Capel Enjoy Capel Manor’s new adventure trail, meet the amazing animals and discover the new fairy forest at this special Easter Weekend! There’s plenty for children to discover around the beautiful gardens and they will love getting up close to the spring bunnies and

Room – Presented by Talkies Community Cinema present ‘Room’, a highly suspenseful and deeply emotional film that celebrates the bond between parent and child. Ma has created a whole universe in ‘Room’ for 5-year-old Jack, where they have both lived for Jack’s whole life trapped. But when Ma decides they have to escape, she risks everything to give Jack the chance to make a thrilling discovery.

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Refugee Boy Follow the story of Alem, a refugee forced to flee his family and country for London in the late 1990s, to escape civil war at home in the disputed region between Ethiopia and Eritrea. As a child of parents from both regions, Alem is in great danger from the forces of both sides, and is forced to seek safety alone in the UK. The play, directed by Jelena Budimir and based on the book by acclaimed poet Benjamin Zephaniah, shows us the human face behind the news stories. Benjamin Zephaniah said, ‘This planet is for everyone, borders are for no one. It’s all about freedom.’ Chickenshed agrees wholeheartedly with this sentiment, looking to break down borders and to put an end to marginalisation of all sorts. With this season, the company demonstrates its long-held aim: to offer an alternative to cynicism, to exclusion and to the rejection of those who are different. Ages 12+ Further information: | 020 8292 9222 Chickenshed Theatre, 290 Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PE Wednesday 19 April – Saturday 13 May Tickets from £10

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Tennis Club Community Open Day Join a thriving family tennis club in the heart of Winchmore Hill for all standards of players. FREE Adult, Junior and Munchkins (2+) taster tennis clinics all afternoon for any age and abilities. Everyone welcome! BBQ from 12.30pm.

Grovelands Bowling Club Open Days Try your hand at bowling at this friendly and sociable club – open every day throughout the season. With a wide range of annual social events including theatre outings, holidays (home and abroad), BBQs, themed evenings, bank holiday specials and bridge this is a great way to meet people locally. During the closed season Carpet Bowls and Whist are also run. Beginners and experienced players welcome (over 12s) and coaching offered.

Further information: Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club, Sherbrook Gardens, Winchmore Hill, N21 2NU Saturday 22 April, 12pm – 4pm Free

Further information: Speak to Sandra on 020 8886 8404.

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, 10.30am Free

Further information: The Fox, N13 4JD Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm Tickets £6.50

Mamma Mia – Open Air Cinema in aid of The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre Enfield If you want to see it BIG and hear it LOUD! Why not enjoy this all-time favourite on a 24ft outdoor screen? Live band from 7pm, Film starts at 8.30pm (depending on sunset). This is not a drive-in, so please bring your own blankets or chairs.

Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN9 1AB

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Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance.

Enfield Pageant of Motoring Car enthusiasts get ready for this popular three-day motor show offering you the chance to see more than a thousand vintage and custom-made cars and motorbikes. The show is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s biggest and best shows of its type. Other attractions include live music, a parade of classic and vintage cars, and a host of stalls selling automobile memorabilia. Further information:

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Saturday 6 May from 7pm Tickets £10

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 14 May, 10am (approx. 12pm finish) Free, No need to book

Grovelands Park, Winchmore Hill, London, N21

Premiere of Talkies Short Film Commissions Talkies Community Cinema present the HERE Film festival finale! Four new films from talented young film makers, commissioned by Talkies, have their premiere screening at this very special event. The films are all shot in Enfield and include tales of magic tricks, letters from inside, demented football, medical anxiety and gloves on park railings... intrigued?! Cert: 15. Part of the HERE Film Festival.

The Treasure of Trees & Nature Join expert Andy Hawksworth as he takes you through a tour of Trent Park! You will enjoy learning about trees in the parkland, both common and unusual and spotting some of the wildlife. The informal walk is no more than 3 miles and is conducted at a leisurely pace.

Enfield Playing Fields, EN1 3PL Saturday 27 – Monday 29 May, 9am – 6pm Admission £10 per adult, accompanied children under 15 free

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British Cactus and Succulent Society, Lea Valley Annual Show This popular annual event is a must for the avid cacti enthusiast! During the show the British Cactus and Succulent Society will be judging and awarding prizes to its members. Join us to enjoy a display of more than 200 cacti and succulent plants, purchase a wide-range of cacti, succulents and other unusual plants, get cultivation advice from society members and find out more about society membership. Tickets and further information: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Saturday 27 May, 10am – 5pm Sunday 28 May, 10am – 5.30pm Monday 29 May, 10am – 5.30pm

Grease – Outdoor Cinema at Capel Manor Gardens New to Capel Manor Gardens this year Essex Outdoor Cinema hosting a screening of the ever-popular Grease! Bring your own picnics, chairs and blankets or enjoy the wide selection of refreshments offered at the bar including drinks, great food stalls, coffee vans and plenty of sweet treats to keep everyone happy. Film Age Rating: PG Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Saturday 27 May, Gates open & Live entertainment from 8pm, Film Starts 9pm Tickets: www.essexoutdoorcinema.

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Book tickets online or call 020 8807 6680 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve

Honk! Acorn Theatre Company present the heart-warming and cracking musical eggs-travaganza – HONK! Based on the story of the Ugly Duckling this show combines comedy with a touching moral message about difference and acceptance, features an eggs-cellent cast of all ages and a live professional orchestra. A fantastic half term treat for all the family! Music by George Stiles – Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Proceeds from Acorn productions are donated to local charities and the nominated charity for 2017 is the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Further information: Intimate Theatre, Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London, N13 4DH Friday 2 June, 7.30pm Saturday 3 June, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 4 June, 2.30pm £15 (full price) & £12 (concessions – senior citizens & children 16 and under) Tickets: | | 020 8807 1810

The ‘Wander’ of Photography Local photographer to the stars, Chris Wood, leads this fun and informative walk which will tell you all you need to know about capturing the perfect shot. Chris, who has over 40 years’ experience in the art, has photographed the likes of Princess Diana and Michael Jackson, and, for one day only, will share some of his photography secrets with you! Perfect for amateurs! Please bring a camera or a camera phone. Distance: Less than 3 miles.

Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance. Sunday 4 June, 10am (approx. 12pm finish) Free, No need to book

The hero Macbeth, a successful Scottish general, is spurred on by the witches’ prophecies and by his ambitious wife to disregard his conscience, murder his way to the throne, and become a hated tyrant. As opposition to his rule gains strength and his wife’s guilt surfaces as mental illness, Verdi’s music portrays the emotions of the characters in urgent dramatic action with an eerie supernatural atmosphere. Further information: | 01707 645005 | Facebook – Southgate Opera | Twitter – @SouthgateOpera Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN

Herts Heavy Horse Show Enjoy a family day of nostalgia and living heritage at Capel Manor Gardens with different breeds of heavy horse participating in this show. There will be a farrier offering specialist advice and you will also be able to enjoy dray rides, Capel’s gardens and animal collections, an obstacle course competition, dog agility display, stalls and refreshments.

Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 June, 7.30pm Tickets £18, £19 (Concessions available)

Enfield Chamber Orchestra Summer concert An exhilarating evening of music from the Enfield Chamber Orchestra with conductor Martin Smith. Programme to include Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4, with soloists Sarah Colley (violin), Jane McNeill and Adrienne Wilson (recorders), and Haydn: Symphony No.100 in G (“Military”). Further information: | | 020 8360 4980 Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm Tickets £12 | £10 concessions | children under 16 free

Tickets and further information: Explore Capel Manor Gardens for FREE!* Capel Manor is London’s largest land based college and the gardens are open to the public all year round. There are more than 60 beautiful gardens and landscapes for you to enjoy, children will have fun exploring our new fairy forest, getting lost in our maze and meeting the growing animal collection. Also, see Capel Manor College’s courses in action and take part in have-a-go activities, whilst discovering a world of exciting career opportunities in the outdoor classrooms. Enjoy a family day out for free at Capel Manor Gardens!

Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Sunday 4 June, 10am – 5.30pm

Southgate Opera presents Verdi’s Macbeth Verdi was a great admirer of Shakespeare, and his powerful opera Macbeth follows Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same title pretty closely (though fans of the bard will notice that the three witches have expanded into a whole chorus).

Further information: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ

Love is all you Need – Love Songs through the Ages Enjoy a truly romantic summer evening in a beautiful church and hear the Enfield Choral Society perform a selection of love songs from Byrd to the Beatles, celebrating the era of courtly love, songs from the Song of Songs, Shakespeare and the Swinging Sixties. Conducted by Mark Sproson. | 07856 793434 St Paul’s Church, Winchmore Hill, Church Hill, London, N21 1JA Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm Tickets £12 (£10 conc) if paid for in advance by Friday 9 June 2017. £14 (£12 conc) on the door. Under 18s and full time students £5

Saturday 10 June, 10am – 5.30pm *Free for Enfield residents, bring proof of address. Offer only open to Enfield Residents.

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Tickets Adults £8, Children £4, Family £20. Tickets available on the door but online advance booking recommended (20% online discount offered)

a season that aims to “shine a light rather than curse the darkness.” Further information: | 020 8292 9222 Royal Albert Hall

Trent Park History and Mystery It’s Father’s Day, so why not treat dad to a fun and informative morning walk that finishes just in time for lunch? On this leisurely walk you will learn about royal Enfield Chase, Trent Park’s A-List weekend parties for the rich and famous and the highly specialised WWII POW camp, run by the Secret Service; not forgetting the history, mystery and legends of Camlet Moat – globally recognised by many as a sacred site. Download the free accompanying booklet from: Distance: no more than 3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 26 June, 7pm Start (Doors Open 6.15pm) Tickets £5 – £25

Lazy Sunday Afternoons in Hilly Fields Enjoy an afternoon of live music for all ages, in support of local charities. Bring the whole family and a picnic! Bands to be announced, keep your eyes on the website and Facebook page to find out! Further information: | Facebook – HillyFields.Enfield | Twitter – @HillyFields_ENF The Bandstand, Hilly Fields Park, Enfield, EN2 9AJ

Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance.

Sunday 25 June, 3pm – 5.30pm Sunday 23 July, 3pm – 5.30pm Sunday 13 August, 3pm – 5.30pm Sunday 10 September, 3pm – 5.30pm Free Event

Sunday 18 June, 10am (approx. 12.30pm finish) Free, No need to book

Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Saturday 24 June, 9am – 5pm Sunday 25 June, 10am – 4pm

Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ

The N21 Festival Fancy Fair Back by popular demand – bigger and better than ever! The N21 Festival Fancy Fair can trace its roots back to Victorian times when a Fancy Fair was held “with white tents and flags, bands and stalls full of a wonderful collection of goods”. The modern version evokes that same sense of people coming together to celebrate everything that is great about being part of the local community in Enfield. Packed full with live acts on the Tessa Stevens stage, an arts exhibition, craft fair, food stalls, free kids’ activities and much more, this is a brilliant day out for the whole family. And thanks to the University of Hertfordshire all this will take place in a traffic free, safe environment. Further information: | | 07979 853520 | Facebook – N21festival | Twitter – @n21festival

The Home and Garden Show at Capel Manor A brand new show, organised by Fifty-one Degree Events, packed full of ideas and entertainment, plus the latest home and gardening products.

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Saturday 15 July to Saturday 5 August, 10am – 5.30pm

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Take part in a Live Gardeners Question Time with Celebrity Gardener Christine Walkden, enjoy spectacular live entertainment, home and gardening presentations, fabulous food and drink from the Food Village, work by artisan crafters and shop at one of the 100 traders.

Enfield Art Circle offers a friendly way for anyone interested in the visual arts to participate in a range of activities including practical evenings, talks on art and demonstrations.

The Green, Winchmore Hill, London, N21

Dreams of Freedom The season’s over-arching theme of freedom and identity continues as Chickenshed partner with Amnesty International UK to bring together over 500 children – including members of Chickenshed’s own Children’s and Youth Theatre – to stage a huge performance in this world in a mammoth production at The Royal Albert Hall. This will be the culmination of more than a year and a half of creative work: created directly from children’s own ideas of what ‘Freedom’ means to them, and will serve as a fitting culmination to

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Saturday 8 July, 10am – 7pm Free

Love Parks Walk Celebrate Love Parks Week (14th July – 23rd July) by being introduced to some of Enfield’s most beautiful parks, farmland and countryside! Join Andy Hawksworth and Alan Mitellas on a ramble that starts at Trent Country Park and follows the London LOOP footpath through picturesque countryside and farmland, before exploring Whitewebbs Park and finishing at Forty Hall. Discover some fascinating nature and history along the way, including three of Enfield’s Scheduled Ancient Monuments. If you wish to leave the group along the way, there will be several ‘breakpoints’ along the route, close to public transport facilities. Please wear comfortable footwear and bring a packed lunch and something to drink. Plan your trip home from Forty Hall before attending (public transport information to return to Trent Park will be provided at the event). Total distance: approx. 9 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve

Enfield Art Circle Exhibition Capel Manor Gardens is host to the Enfield Art Circle’s annual summer exhibition, an opportunity for members to showcase their paintings to the community.

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Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance. Sunday 16 July, 10am (approx. 2.30pm finish) Free, No need to book

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Book tickets online or call 020 8807 6680 Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet by the café. Enter the park through the Cockfosters Road entrance.

Annual Fuchsia Festival 2017 The Enfield and District Fuchsia Society’s annual show, now in its 50th year, is always a marvellous opportunity to see fabulous fuchsia displays. You’ll be amazed by the different varieties and fantastic exhibits competing for best in show, all creating a room filled with colour. You will also have the chance to get advice from exhibitors on how to grow and care for fuchsias and make a purchase or two in the plant sale. Further information: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Saturday 22 July, 10am – 5pm Sunday 23 July, 10am – 4pm Tickets Adults £5.50, Concessions £4.50 (including senior citizens, disabled, students, benefit card holders), Children £2.50 (5s and under go free), Family Ticket £13.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Camlet Moat Uncovered Camlet Moat is not only an archaeologically important ancient monument; it is also regarded as a sacred site by mystics all over the world. However, many who live in the local area, and have walked Trent Park for many years, have no idea where it is. Some have never even heard of it… Join Alan Mitellas on a tour that investigates the known history, archaeology, mysticism, magic, beliefs, theories, fact, fiction and folklore of this fascinating area of Trent Park. Download the free Camlet Moat booklet from: Distance: no more than 3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 30 July, 10am (approx. 12pm finish) Free, No need to book

Broomfield Blues Slide n’ Steel Special Three of the most accomplished slide guitar players in the UK kick off the 2016 Blues season on the Broomfield Bandstand. Graham Hine is the slide guitarist from the legendary Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts but he is an accomplished solo performer and songwriter in his own right. BJ Cole has played with just about every top country artist in the world as well as with the likes of Elton John, Martin Simpson and Tom Jones. A virtuoso pedal steel player he teams up with Joe Papa to bring you Country Blues at its best. Martin Fieber, the ‘Sultan of Slide’ is perhaps the UK’s best kept slide secret. He brings his hugely talented band ‘The Customtones’ to rock the park; top notch stuff. Further information: The Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4RB Sunday 6 August, 1.30pm – 5.30pm Free

Broomfield Blues Harmonica Special Paul Lamb is the probably finest harmonica player in the UK and possibly in Europe. With his band The Kingsnakes he has toured just about everywhere. Today he teams up with Chad Strentz, possibly the coolest man on the planet, to play their internationally acclaimed acoustic set Doc K’s Blues Band have been performing for almost half a century. Just like Trigger’s broom they have seen some changes… but it is still Doc K’s Blues Band. L Featuring Tim Hill’s stellar harmonica work they may just be the finest purveyors of Chicago Blues in the capital. Further information: The Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4RB

Broomfield Blues: Those Festival Blues The Hill Street Blues Band are St Alban’s finest with the musicianship, repertoire and banter to grace any festival stage. Nick Holland plays a mean harmonica while Paul Hilder is an outstanding guitarist, vocalist and front man. Born Healer are one of those bands who have played almost every blues festival in the UK. With a terrific set list of original and cover material they are fronted by Helen Turner, one of the finest vocalists on the Blues scene. Further information:

Sunday 13 August, 1.30pm – 5.30pm Free

The Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4RB Sunday 20 August, 1.30pm – 5.30pm Free

British Gladiolus and Gough Park Allotment Show Join us for the British Gladiolus Society’s Southern Show, featuring competitive displays from some of the top exhibitors in the country. Come along to meet the exhibitors, who will be pleased to share their advice and tips for gladiolus success and all aspects of growing and showing. There will also be impromptu demonstrations during the show. New exhibitors always welcome. Further information: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Saturday 19 August, 10am – 5pm Sunday 20 August, 10am – 4pm

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Grovelands Park Evening Bat Walk It’s the season of high bat activity, so join us on a special evening tour of Grovelands Park to experience these amazing mammals in action! Setting out at dusk, you will be led by Brenna Boyle, from Wild Capital, to get a closer look at these fascinating creatures as they hunt in the park. Bat detectors will enable you to hear the ultrasonic echolocation calls they use to navigate and find their insect prey in the dark. Bring a torch and a bat detector, if you own one (not essential). Continued on page 35.

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Distance: no more than 3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Distance: No more than 3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve

Further information: | Facebook – Black Rainbow Events | Twitter – @Blackrainboweve

Grovelands Park, by the Cafe, Nearest entrance is in Broad Walk N21, Please park on surrounding streets.

Trent Country Park, Cockfosters Road, EN4 0PS. Meet at the Main Car Park near the Cockfosters Road entrance.

Sunday 20 August, 8.15pm (approx. 10.15pm finish) Free, No need to book

Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – Outdoor Cinema at Capel Manor Gardens Journey to Hogwarts via Capel Manor Gardens as Essex Outdoor Cinema stage their second screening at Capel, with their very own bar serving a whole range of drinks, great food stalls, coffee vans and plenty of sweet treats to keep everyone happy. Age Rating: PG

Sunday 3 September, 10am (approx. 1pm finish) Free, No need to book

It’s a guaranteed fun day in the park that will definitely expand your social circle and leave you proud to be part of our wonderfully diverse community. Please walk to the festival and leave your car at home.

Feel free to bring your own picnics, chairs and blankets. Broomfield Blues: The Blues, Old & New The Low Down Dogs provide the ‘Old’ with acoustic and electric blues that meanders from the Mississippi Delta via Memphis and Chicago to the New River Delta! Mad Dog Dave Barnes possesses the best Blues voice in the business with a band to match comprising Vintage players John Crowther, Dave Thomas and Pete Abernethy on drums. They’ll be joined by a number of friends from St Harmonica’s Blues Club and beyond including Professor Redhair so anything could happen, and probably will. A flavour of Friday evenings from one of London’s top Blues Clubs. The Blues Chapter are possibly the finest young (under 40) blues band around. A veritable explosion of talent they know how to tear up a stage better than some of those gnarled veterans of the scene. They provide the ‘New’ with a set contain original material as well as some searing Texas Blues reminiscent of SRV at his best. Further information: The Bandstand, Broomfield Park, Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, N13 4RB Sunday 27 August, 1.30pm – 5.30pm Free |

Further information and tickets: www.essexoutdoorcinema.

Broomfield Park, N13

Classic and Vintage Car Show Motor along to the show to see a wide-range of fabulous cars, some dating back to the 1920s and the Annual Rally of the North London, Middlesex Morris Minors Club. All classic cars and club cars welcome. Particular highlights include A Battle of Britain Memorial Dakota flypast (subject to weather conditions), live music, vintage car and autojumble stalls, charity stalls and traders, food stalls, afternoon tea in the Manor House, miniature train ride and Capel Manor gardens and animal collection.

Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Sunday 27 August, Gates open 6.30pm, Live entertainment starts 7.30pm, Film Starts 8.30pm

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Walk into the Wild Do you and your children want to explore the extraordinary nature, countryside and national parks of Britain, but don’t know how, or where, to start? Are you too afraid to ask? Join us on this walk that looks at some of the guidelines and recommendations for safely exploring nature and the outdoors. This tour also includes some basic health and safety, foraging, preventative and survival tips (not to mention a little treat at the end!). Leave the urban jungle, and your fear, behind and walk into the wild.

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Palmers Green Festival A true fun, free community festival. Family friendly and FREE our community event is perfect for all ages and cultures to have fun together whilst enjoying local talents; including international food, music, dance, arts and crafts.

Further information: Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN1 4RQ Sunday 3 September, 10am – 5.30pm

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Sunday 3 September, 12 noon – 6.30pm Free Entry

Enfield Town and Country Show Back for another year – see some fabulous cookery demonstrations with celebrity chef Alan Coxon, visit our food market, pets corner, Mayors Tea Party, community demonstrations, fantastic exhibitors, exceptional local musicians, gardeners corner, amazing main rings and lots of countryside activities! New to the show in 2017, along with five new zones, will be our Living History and Reenactment village. If you would like to be involved in the show then get in contact! Town Park, Enfield Town Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September, 11am – 6pm Tickets £1 – £5

With its graceful Jacobean architecture, stunning interiors and countryside location on the edge of London, Forty Hall is a stunning backdrop to your special day. To enquire about prices or to book a site visit call us on 020 8887 7333.

Forty Hall Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA

020 8807 6680

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