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Your FREE local magazine for the EN area Issue 38 • July & August 2011

Days Out Ideas for places to go this summer Holiday Destinations Places to visit away from the crowds

Local News & What’s On Living • Leisure • Lifestyle

Hello and Welcome to the July & August 2011 issue of EN Magazine. The arrival of summer for many of us, means the chance for a holiday. We have put together a list of the top destinations but with a ideas for place to visit with a difference.

Contents Page 3 - 12 Local News and Events Page 13 - 17 Days Out Ideas for where to go this summer Page 18 - 20 Holiday Destinations Top destinations away from the crowds Page 21 - 23 What’s On Local Business Services and Classified Advertising


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Many parents are already getting worried about how they are going to cope with their children over the long summer school holidays. To help our EN magazine has put together a guide to some attractions, that both the kids and parents can enjoy. We also give you the chance to win tickets to some of the attractions. Congratulations to the Winners of the Mid Summer Night’s Dream competition: Maria Yianni from Potters Bar,Catharina van Loggenberg from Enfield and Peter Richmond from London. We hope you all enjoy the show. We also send our congratulations to Samantha Lawrence from Enfield, who correctly named the King George V and William Girling reservoirs, and wins a copy of the book, Enfield Through Time . If you would like to find out more information on what’s on, clubs and events in the local area why not visit the listings pages on our website? You can also view back issues of EN Magazine and find a directory of local companies. All of this is at EN Magazine is taking a summer break but we will back with you in the autumn. Kind regards

Doug Douglas Lee Publisher, EN Magazine

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Young horticulturists create wildlife garden for people with disabilities

A group of young horticulturists have transformed a neglected garden for people with physical disabilities, into a haven for wildlife.

The group of 15 student horticulturists, aged between 16 and 20, created a pond, seating area and flowerbeds in a dilapidated corner of the Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, Bush Hill Park. With a budget that stretched only to a pond liner, the students’ task was to use stone, plants and trees from other parts of the garden while

also giving neglected garden furniture a lift.

After redesigning the five square metre plot, and clearing away ivy and brambles, the students then employed an arborist to fell a dead tree to create habitats for insects such as woodlice, spiders and beetles. They planted buddlleia, to attract butterflies; and grasses, which provide shelter for insects; while the pond has attracted a host of wildlife including dragonflies. The project has helped the Level 1 Diploma in Horticulture students, to learn how to work to a brief with limited resources. “The residents had their input into the design, so it was really everyone’s garden. It

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was also really good doing a real job as part of my course, I learned a lot from it about how to attract wildlife. The centre is very close to my house and my neighbours were talking about it, saying ‘have you seen what Capel Manor has done?’, which was a good feeling,” said Student George Poland, 17, of Bush Hill Park “They are really delighted we have been able to introduce wildlife into an area which had nothing. The project has gone so well that we’re talking about doing a sensory garden next year. We do a lot of work in the grounds of Capel Manor, but to take their studies out to a real life environment, with all the related health and safety access, communication

considerations and skills, has been a great challenge,” said Student tutor Sarah Seery. “Our students are now sensitive to people who cope with a disability. They have also achieved a great sense of satisfaction and self confidence from working on the Park Avenue project.” “It started off being about a pond and now it is much more than that – having young people come in and talk to our service users and hear their life experiences has been mutually beneficial. Everyone is excited to see how it develops and what new wildlife they can spot,” said Samantha Gajadhar, Park Avenue’s Independent Living Manager.

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Do you fancy making a splash at an Olympic venue? Hertsmere Borough Council has teamed up with Lee Valley White Water Centre to offer one lucky resident the chance to ride the rapids at the new purpose-built venue in Hertfordshire. Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross has been built for the canoe slalom events at the 2012 Olympic Games, but is the only brand new Olympic venue open to the public to enjoy in advance. Councillor Brenda Batten, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “It is fantastic to have this exciting venue on our doorstep and I really hope that Hertsmere residents get involved and help spread Olympic fever! The centre makes an ideal day out for family and friends.” Simon Ricketts, Manager at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, explained: “The beauty of white water rafting is that it is open to everyone. Nerves will definitely be put to the test as rafters take on the Olympic Course, navigating 300m of obstacles, drops, waves and fast-flowing Competition terms and conditions: You must be a resident of Hertsmere and failure to provide a current Hertsmere address will7/7/11 render your entry void. Deadline for entries is 31 July. Tickets must be used by 30 September 2011. The winner will be picked at random. Participants must be over 14 years old. You must be a competent swimmer and be comfortable getting soaked in the waves. A full safety briefing will be given and should be adhered to by all rafters. The council accepts no responsibility for any loss or injury

white water – whoever wins the competition in Hertsmere is guaranteed an exhilarating day.” So if you fancy winning a set of four tickets, worth £200 in total, simply enter our competition. All you have to do is ‘like us’ on the Hertsmere Council profile on Facebook and send a private message saying you want to win the white water rafting tickets and don’t forget to include your name and address. Just go to If you’re not on Facebook you can still enter - email your name and address to corporate.communications@ with white water rafting in the subject line or send your details to us by post, or hand: Corporate Communications, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood WD6 1WA, or Potters Bar Area Office, Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar EN6 2HN

in relation to this promotion. No cash alternative is offered. The winners are required to take part in publicity which will 13:05:25 involve having photographs taken and providing quotes for use in different media, including online. The winner will need to make the arrangements for their visit by contacting the centre direct to agree a mutually convenient time. The centre is at Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB and you will need to provide your own transport to and from the venue. For more information about the centre visit www.gowhitewater. or call 0845 6770 606.

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Guiding You Around The Area and Local Events North London is alive with arts, culture and heritage. Building on the success of the North London Arts Map, the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, provide detailed descriptions of these places in this latest arts guide. Using this guide, readers can explore heritage, discover high quality cultural venues, learn something new and take part in lots of cultural activities for all the family. The Victorian grandeur of Alexandra Palace in Haringey, the Jacobean charm of Forty Hall in Enfield or the fine contemporary performance venue at Artsdepot in Barnet, are just a few of the places that attract people from across London and much farther afield.

activates and a new website to keep upto date with events at Forty Hall The guides can be viewed on the council and are available to pick up from the Tourist Information Centre, Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House 39 London Road, Enfield.

North London has been home to poets and artists and blue plaques mark their homes – such as Evelyn Waugh, Stevie Smith, John Keats and JB Priestley. This little booklet is packed with information and photographs. It not only lists all kinds of venues and places of interest, but also describes the events and activities in each borough. Theatre, live music, talks, exhibitions, festivals, parades and imaginative community activities, demonstrate that North London is full of fascinating and exciting arts. As well as the North London Arts Map. Enfield Council has also produced a guide to

The Enfield Festival. The festival guide gives details of events taking place all over the summer up to the end of September, from the Edmonton Festival and Carnival on Saturday 23rd July to the Enfieldian Vintage Fair on 3rd September plus much much more. Also available is the Visit Green Enfield booklet, that gives information on Enfield parks and outdoor

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Fresh Bread and Lots More Served Up Daily A husband and wife team have given up successful professional careers - to bake bread. Richard Copsey was working as a Spanish teacher, at Dame

Alice Owens School, Potters Bar, and Kate Smith was at polling experts Ipsos MORI when they decided that what they really wanted to do was feed people.

“I have always had a passion for cooking and a few years ago I started baking my own breads.” Richard told EN Magazine. “Friends and family would come round and try my bread and ask me to bake some for them. Before long word quickly spread and within months I had a small production line going serving the local area.”

delicious bread that is a world away from anything available in supermarkets.”

“Now we have taken the plunge and opened up our own shop on Chase Side Enfield.”

Kate, 34, added: “We have had comments from the public and customers about the wonderful smell of real, freshly baked bread drifting through the air in Enfield again.”

Richard, who bakes the bread, and Kate, who specialises in home-made cakes, have now completed the transformation of Holtwhites Bakery & Deli which opened to the public on Saturday July 2. Richard, 39, said: “Demand for our bread has been fantastic. People are tired of “pappy” commercially produced bread and want something that not only looks good but tastes delicious. We use wonderful organic flour and we give our dough plenty of time to rise. This results in naturally

The bakery offers a range of breads from white, multi grain and brown loaves and rolls as well as specialist breads available daily, as well as daily specials such as chocolate bread, olive bread and rye breads.

Richard and Kate hope that their bakery and deli will appeal to local residents and workers, as well as foodies from afar, who are in pursuit of great produce. Their artisan breads, pastries and cakes are hand-crafted and baked daily on the premises, using only natural ingredients, traditional baking methods and an obsession with quality. To accompany their baked goods, they have carefully selected a range of deli items

including farmhouse cheeses, charcuterie, wines, whole leaf teas and hand roasted coffees. EN Magazine went along to the opening of Holtwhites Bakery and Deli to try out the breads on offer. “It was great to see that the opening of the new bakery was well supported with customers queuing out the door. I was able to buy both a selection of rolls and a multigrain loaf. However the selections of cheese and pates were all too tempting and I had to buy some. I was really pleased that the price of the loaf was comparable to that paid in a supermarket, starting from £1.90 for a large loaf” “The bread was still warm when I got home and with just a coating of butter on a slice it tasted fantastic. Two days later and I am still munching my way through my loaf, cheese and pate. I will definitely be returning to Holtwhites Bakery and Deli for my bread in the future.”

Don’t let the cold drive you indoors The longest day of the year has now past, yet we still have long sunny days and warm evenings to enjoy. The longer evenings give the opportunity for garden parties, or to just sit out in gardens with friends and family, on patios, decking and around barbecue. But as the days get shorter and the evenings get longer, the need to move in doors, wrap up in warmer clothing or bring the party to an end comes with the chill of night. One local company can now offer a solution and give you the opportunity to extended your outdoor living and parties in warmth. “We have extended our range of fireplaces so that we can now supply and install a range of outdoor gas fires,” Barrie from Jean Barrie Fireplace told EN Magazine.

BRITISH WEATHER – TOO HOT TO SLEEP? Many people are finding, especially at the moment, that they are not sleeping very well and when you look into it a little bit further, it’s not hard to see the reason why. We would all sleep better if the bedroom was cooler than the rest of the house, but this is often not the case because heat tends to travel upwards and most bedrooms are upstairs. Whilst fans can be a good idea, they can also be noisy, which may add to your sleep being disturbed. We would suggest that it is better to cool the room with a fan a couple of hours before you sleep, rather than putting the fan on as you go to bed. The next obvious and very important point is to make sure that your bed has plenty of padding and a good spring unit. This acts as a glorified bellows and as you turn over, pulls air in and out through the mattress, allowing it to air itself. If you are too hot in bed you will find that it is a natural response to turn/roll/move yourself into a cooler spot or place because you cannot get comfortable. Some of the cheaper memory foams are renowned for retaining the heat to make them more pliable to your shape and size, but this can be a bad thing because it does not let the heat penetrate through. It uses your own body heat to mould itself and boomerangs it back to you. We all know that a bad night’s sleep can ruin the following day and even start to upset your health and lifestyle. Equally, a good night’s sleep can make you feel fresh and energised.

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Could Your Child Make It On The Stage? This summer young people can be kept active and entertained by working with local professional Theatre Company ‘Skewbald’ to put on a show in a week! Led by Skewbald’s Artistic director and actors, the young people will become the cast of an exciting musical version of either Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or ‘The Tempest’. Throughout these week long

courses, participants will have fun exploring the stories and characters through drama games and improvisation and learn parts, songs and dance routines, ready to give a private performance with lights, music and fantastic costumes on the final day for friends and family in the Dugdale Theatre. “We all have fantastic fun on our summer performance courses. The participants

become great friends over the week, they learn to work as a company and grow in confidence every day, even the shyest children come out of their shells. You don’t need any experience to take part just plenty of energy and enthusiasm. The project is being supported by Enfield Council and we are working at the Dugdale Studio Theatre, which is an amazing space” said Hayley Artistic Director of Skewbald.

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Limited places are available, so booking is essential you can receive a booking form by contacting Skewbald Theatre at skewbaldtheatre@gmail. com or call Hayley Byfield on 07989 501394. Participants must bring a pack lunch or money for the Dugdale Centre Cafe. The course is for ages 8 - 14 years and the cost £65 per child for the week with attendance 9am - 3pm daily (Performance at 3pm on Friday). Week 1 - Monday 1st - Friday 5th August - ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ This off-the-wall musical version of Shakespeare’s favourite comedy ‘’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ includes Blues, Flamenco, a Conga, a fiery Latin American Tango and a Rock number, appropriately called “Rock Bottom”. In a modern setting during the run up to the Olympic Games in Athens, this show, while using some of Shakespeare’s more accessible and beautiful passages, is fresh, invigorating, and riotously funny. Week 2 - Monday 8th - Friday 12th August - ‘The Tempest’ Marooned on a desert Island for many years, Prospero the Magician uses his powers to conjure up a storm and cause a ship wreck. A magical musical comedy unfolds as the survivors are washed up on shore and we meet amongst others Ariel the airy Sprite, Caliban the Monster, Trinculo the jester and Stephano a drunken butler!

Dangerous dogs brought to heel A new scheme to tackle the menace of dangerous dogs was launched in Edmonton last week by Enfield Council, which will run across all the parks in the borough.   ‘Parkguard’ will work with Enfield Council parks patrol officers to identify and tackle dogs which could cause problems for park users, and offer advice and training to people who want help in controlling their pets.   Cllr Christine Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, went on the beat in Jubilee Park during the launch said “Since this time last year there have been a number of dog attacks on people, their dogs and other animals in our parks, so Enfield Council is

taking this very seriously. “ “Many residents have told us that they really enjoy using our parks and open spaces but fear some of the dogs they encounter running free in them, especially if they have young children. The Parkguard scheme aims to deal with dogs which need training, and will help educate owners on how they can keep their pets under control in a public place. “   “I went out with the Parkguard officer, to see the kinds of problems that they encounter and the good work that they do. It was interesting speaking to members of the public and hearing their views and concerns about dogs on the loose, this is a big issue.” The scheme will run for a 12 month period and will also take referrals from police and the housing department to educate owners of nuisance dogs.

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Enfield Museum Service and Enfield Archaeological Society, present a day of fun, family activities in the grounds of Forty Hall on Sunday 17th July 2011, to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology and bring history to life. Come and watch Enfield Archaeological Society as they excavate on the site of Elsyng Palace, a Tudor Palace in the

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information entered by users into predefined categories such as: Profile Headlines, Summary, Education, Companies you have worked for. In addition to this huge database of information, LinkedIn provides an awesome search tool to allow you to pinpoint the person you are looking for depending on a number of very specific factors. The more LinkedIn connections you have, the more you will be found.

YouTube is a video-sharing website, on which users can upload, share and view videos. The technology allows the display of a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content, such as video blogging and short original videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although many companies are now using this channel to explain how their products work and engage through corporate/business focused videos and client testimonials Whether you are an individual wanting to stay in touch with people or a company wanting to promote yourself to new and existing customers, understanding the role of social media is key to getting success from it. 6/7/11 14:21:15 A group of local business professionals: Micheal Cuschieri - MC Square, Lucy Hall - Lucy’s Web Design and Gary Kousoulou - Good Looking Opticians, have come together to form

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Local News and Events to help people understand and get the best out of this new promotional channel. “For businesses social media comes into play in providing your business with an additional marketing communication channel.” Said Michael Cuschieri. “However please note that any social media activity you undertake should not simply mean you stop doing anything else to promote and market your business. Social media must just be seen as an integral part of your marketing mix.” “The key thing to be aware of is that what’s right for one person or company, may not necessarily be right for you. That’s were a dedicated and

experienced team, like Loving Social Media can help. We are not only experts in the social media field but also a mix of award winning business owners who’s sole aim is to help local businesses to survive in 2011 and beyond.” If you wish to find out more about how social media can help your business then you may want to attend a forthcoming Social Media Master Class taking place right here on your doorstep in Enfield on the 22nd July. Visit events for more information or to book your place.

Enfield Leading Europe In Store Design Sony opened the first in Europe of its new format Sony Centre retail stores in Enfield Town last month, offering an exciting new concept, design and customer experience. Located at the Palace Gardens shopping centre, the 128square metre Sony Centre, is the first of its kind in Europe and adopts the new global retail format, using experiential play tables so that customers can personally interact and engage with Sony’s products, as they would in a home environment. The store design incorporates a bright pallet of colours and features world class architecture and design, making it a unique and inspiring destination in which customers can experience Sony in a fun, vibrant, innovative and engaging environment.

Max Bywater, Proprietor said “ We have been in Enfield for 10 years now and it was a big decision to move premises, However, I couldn’t be happier with the results. The store is smaller but we are in a better position within the town and strangely enough have more on display than we did previously, everybody’s feedback has been extremely positive”

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Helping Jobseekers Get Back to Work or Start Up a Business The Work Club, meets on Fridays at Enfield Business Centre in Enfield Highway, providing people an opportunity to meet others, share contacts, use computers to job search and get help with CVs and completing application forms.   In addition to the drop-in job search sessions, one hour training sessions are available between 1pm-2pm on key topics (repeated every 4 weeks), these include: •Sell Yourself – Prepare the Perfect CV •Write an Eye-Catching Cover Letter •Top of the Pile – Completing a Successful Application Form •Make a Good Impression – Interview Skills


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“We are delighted to be able to launch this new Work Club to provide vital support to people in Enfield who are looking for jobs. Research shows that the best way to find another job is through friends, family or social networks – one of the most valuable aims of the Club is to provide a venue where people can share each other’s job hunting experiences, swap ideas and encourage and support each other to find work,” said Des Johnson, Enterprise Enfield’s Chief Executive “During each session, we will help people look for work on the internet and our Facilitators will assist members with writing CVs and application forms. We will also provide bite-sized

training sessions and invite guest speakers from local businesses to talk about opportunities in their area - we have already partnered with two Enfield based employers: Fusion (sports and leisure) and London Bread and Cake Company who are working with us to tackle worklessness in the borough.” In addition to the Work Club, Enterprise Enfield is also launching an Enterprise Club, providing support specifically to unemployed people thinking about starting their own businesses. Once registered, members will be able to access free start-up seminars as well as one to one advice from an experienced Business Adviser who will help them with business planning, marketing and financial management. Members will also have the opportunity to meet others, network and share contacts. To register for the Work Club or Enterprise Club call 020 8443 5457 or visit www. to download the registration forms. Meetings take place every week at Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 5JH.  All Work Club sessions are drop-in sessions (no need to book) which are held on a Friday. Job search sessions take place between 10am and 12 noon and training sessions between 1pm- 2pm. Enterprise Club sessions are open to Enfield residents only and should be booked by calling 020 8443 5457.

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EN Magazine’s Guide to things to do this summer in association with With the school summer holidays arriving soon, parents may be wondering what to do with the kids this summer. EN Magazine has put together some ideas for places to go and bearing in mind the costs that can be involved with a day out, we start with a selection of venues that are free. We have also found some ideas for trips to places that are a bit different but we feel would make a great day out.

Banking Crisis – Where did the Banks Start? You can barely turn on the news these days without hearing about the banking industry, whether its some one blaming the economy on the banking crisis or the amounts of money being paid in bonuses, but what is the history of banking in England? The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England, from its foundation in 1694, to its role today as the United Kingdom’s central bank. The historical displays include material drawn from the Bank’s own collections of books, documents, silver, prints, paintings, banknotes, coins and photographs. There is a display of gold, including Roman and modern gold bars, alongside pikes and muskets

once used to defend the Bank. Computer technology and audio visual displays explain the Bank’s present day role.

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Global History - Just a Stone’s Throw Away! If history is of interest, then there is no better place to visit than The British Museum. The world famous British Museum was founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane. The Museum is one of the greatest in the world, showcasing the works of man, from prehistoric to modern times. With collections drawn from the whole world, highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies of Ancient Egypt. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours. Entry to the British Museum is free but some special exhibitions may require tickets. To find out more about the 7,000,000 objects on display at the British Museum visit . The

The V& A Museum of Childhood gives a fantastic insight for children, of the history of toys and a trip down memory lane for adults.

The Museum’s permanent displays are arranged into three main galleries: Moving Toys, which showcases the Museum’s extensive collection of moving and optical toys; Creativity, featuring examples of toys related to the development of imagination and creativity during childhood; and Childhood, which tells the social story of childhood using a variety of objects, from dolls’ houses to children’s clothing dating from the 1600s to the present day. V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9PA: 020 8983 5200 FREE admission, Open 10.00-17.45 Monday-Sunday

Soldering - Protecting Our Borders Through Time The National Army Museum has always offered its exhibitions, galleries, and public events programme to the public free of charge. The museum communicates the importance of the history and heritage of the British Army, to the importance of the role the Army plays in the global community today. The Museum also works to support the remembrance of those who have lived and died in the service of the nation. Highlights of the National Army Museum include a 40 square metre model of the Battle of Waterloo (1815) with over 70,000 model soldiers brought to life with specially commissioned films that explore the conflict, the soldiers who fought it and the controversy surrounding the model’s construction. World War One (1914-18) installations include infantry soldiers from 1915 and 1917, a machine gun team, a trench periscope, a reconstructed dug-out from 1917 and a full-scale replica of a tank. An area dedicated to Afghanistan, sheds light on the intensity of the recent fighting and the British Army’s long history in the region. The exhibition also contrasts the Gulf War with the most recent Iraq War and looks into the British involvement in Sierra Leone.

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Days Out Ideas

New Kids Zone - Opens 18 July 2011 A new soft-play area will be bright, bold and fun, with forests, arctic planes & deserts for children to climb, slide and run through. There will be a dedicated soft-play area for babies, plus arts and crafts, dressing-up costumes, books, interactive toys & panels.

views across London, so plenty to keep you and the kids busy all day. After a day exploring you can head inside to cool off from the summer heat on the recently refurbished ice rink. Or take a trip to the onsite bar and kitchens to sample locally sourced, freshly cooked, sensational menus with daily specials.   

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HT Open daily: 10.00am to 5.30pm Admission: Free

More than a park and plenty to do! Just a short train journey away is Alexandra Palace, offering a wide variety of activities for all the family this summer. The 196 acres of land surrounding the Palace are home to a deer enclosure, boating lake, rose garden, pitch and putt course, skate park and children’s play areas as well as stunning


Alexandra Palace’s recently launched website provides all the information families need to plan their day out at the Palace. Some of the activities charge and full information can be found from the www.

Are you eating your Five A Day? We are being told that we should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but how do you mange this with out eating the same things time and time again? A trip to Brogdale, the home of the National Fruit Collections could hold the answer. Set in 150 acres of Kent Countryside but just one hour from London, this is a great place for children to have a run around and also encourage their interest in fruit. Located in Faversham it has over 4,400 varieties including 2,200 varieties of apple, 550 varieties of pear, 350 variety of plums and 320 cherries there is something for everyone. You can take a guided tour with a fruit expert, Tuesday to Sunday, or a self-guided walk on one of the three new trails open daily. There are also special festival and event days including, Plum day 14th August, and later in the autumn the apple festival 22nd & 23rd October.   There is a brand new lottery funded children’s play area, the marketplace shops selling

plants, delicious local produce and crafts or the Courtyard restaurant selling home cooked meals and cakes, children are very welcome and catered for. Throughout the summer holidays the Slow Summer Snail farm is open, located within the Grow plant centre at Brogdale so come and handle these friendly creatures. There is also the Brogdale miniature railway which runs at the weekends so take a ride. Summer 1 April – End of October: 10.00am to 5.00pm - 7 Days a week. Guided walk times are: 11.00am, 13.00pm and 14.30pm - Tuesday - Sunday Prices Guided walk prices £7.00 Adults £6.50 Concessions £3.50 Children (under 16) £17.50 Families Self-guided walk prices: £5.00 Adults £4.50 Concessions £2.50 Children (under 16) £12.50 Families For details on visiting Brogdale go to www. Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road,Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ

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Bombarded by Brands! Everyday we are surrounded by advertising and promotional messages from companies trying to sell us their products. Featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie Collection, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a recent addition to the museums in London, located just off the famous Portobello Road in Notting Hill. The history of consumer culture is revealed though household

products and shopping basket favorites in the ‘time tunnel’, which charts a nostalgic journey from Victorian times to the present day. Discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising, and how we evolved with them. Museum of Brands 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AR 020 7908 0880 www. Opening hours Tues-Sat 10.00:18.00, Sun 11.00:17.00 Admission Adults £6.50 (including Gift Aid), Children (7-16) £2.25, Family £15.00,

The Sea Life London Aquarium is celebrating the tropical treasures of the sea this summer, as part of a major new conservation to help protect marine life in the South Pacific. Guests will learn all about these wonderful marine treasures - from giant clams to rare dolphins - with fun, family friendly talks and activities. There will also be a “treasures of the tropics” trail to follow, highlighting some of the rare and colourful creatures from the tropical oceans .

Want to see more sea life? There’s no better place. With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life. And if you want to see sharks you won’t be disappointed. They have more than 40 of them and a very special shark walk where you can watch 4 species swim below your feet if you dare! You’ll get closer than ever to the creatures of the deep too. Interactive feeding, diving


Days Out Ideas displays and touch pools mean every visit will bring new surprises – and an amazing opportunity to learn about the wonderful underwater world. New to Sea Life London Aquarium is England’s only group of Gentoo Penguins in Penguins: Ice Adventure – a major Antarctic themed area complete with research station and icy viewing cave. PLUS thousands more creatures from every part of the World. Tropical Treasures of the Sea will run at SEA LIFE London Aquarium from 23rd July – 2nd September, with great value family tickets from £54. Situated on the banks of the River Thames in County Hall, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is open 7 days a week. Check for full details. Open Mon – Thurs 10.00-18.00 Fri – Sun 10.00-19.00 General booking line: 0871 663 1678 Sea Life London Aquarium County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB

WIN WIN WIN WIN EN Magazine has a family pass to give away to our readers. To be in with a chance to win tell us what type of Penguins have moved into the Sea Life London Aquarium. Send your answers along with your address and a daytime contact number to EN Magazine, 63 High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5AS or email competitions@ Deadline for entries is Friday 22nd July.

Getting Around - do you use a train, a bus or the tube? If you are taking a day trip into London, the likelihood is that you will use public transport. The London Transport Museum explores the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years. The Museum’s collections include original artworks and posters that have been used to promote the

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city’s transport over the last century, as well as outstanding examples of transport vehicles and objects that are evocative of times gone by.

Free Under 16 Children Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The redesigned Museum explores both past and present and engages visitors in thinking about what issues and opportunities there are in relation to transport in the future.

EN Magazine has 3 Family Tickets to give away to our readers. To be in with a chance to win tell us the name of the nearest tube station to the The London Transport Museum.

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Days Out Ideas Fulfil a need for Speed! This summer,TeamSport is launching not one, but two mega-battles to find the UK’s fastest and most talented kart drivers. The UK’s fastest boy or girl racer could be from the EN area as TeamSport hosts karting championships with Red Bull This is the chance for all aspiring Jenson Buttons and Lewis Hamiltons to show just what they can do on the track, they both started their careers karting. Anyone can take part, regardless of previous experience. TeamSport’s circuits at London Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Business Park, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG – and Edmonton North London, 30 Nobel Road, Edmonton, London, N18 3BA, will play host to Red Bull’s first nationwide Kart Fight. Winners will go on to take part in Red Bull Speed Jam, a motorsports extravaganza taking place on the streets of Cardiff on September 3rd. And TeamSport’s own championship returns, by huge popular demand, for a second year. Both championships are running in tandem, meaning Britain’s fastest can qualify for both scorching competitions at the same time. Each driver simply books a race session and records their three fastest lap times to be in with a chance of going through to the next round. Entry is now open. Red Bull Kart Fight is open to drivers aged 16 years and over, while for TeamSport, the adult league is for 17 years and over. It also has a junior championship, for 12-16 year olds. Qualifying race sessions can be booked by calling 0844 998 0844 or by visiting: www. Further information about Red Bull Speed Jam is available at: TeamSport director Dominic Gaynor, commented: “If last year is anything to go by, it’ll be a thrilling adventure from

now, right through to the autumn and we’re looking forward to seeing plenty of track talent. But don’t forget it’s the taking part that counts - and you’ve got to be in it to win it!”

WIN WIN WIN WIN EN Magazine has teamed up with TeamSport to offer a pair of tickets to enter the TeamSport Championships and post a fastest time at the Edmonton track. To be in with a chance to set one of the fastest times just answer the following question: Who was the winner of the last

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Cinema Shows and Timings

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick Rules (U) Tues 9th Aug 1.30pm Weds 10th Aug 1.30pm

Stage Shows

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) Tues 16th Aug 1.30pm Weds 17th Aug 1.30pm

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (12A) Sat 20th Aug 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 21st Aug 2pm Mon 22nd Aug 2pm Tues 23rd Aug 1.30pm Weds 24th Aug 2pm

Zookeeper (PG) Fri 26th Aug Sat 27th Aug Tues 30th Aug Weds 31st Aug Thurs 1st Sept

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Ticket Prices Adults £4.70, Concs £4.20, Children £3.70, Family of 4 £14.80

Tiny Mites at the Seaside Fri 12th Aug 11am & 2pm Tickets: £6, Family of 4 £22 50 min puppet show, plus seaside activities after the show! Ideal for young children.

Mr Men & Little Miss Party Road Show Fri 19th Aug 1.00pm & 3.30pm Tickets: £11, £10 child 90 min stage show featuring plenty of music and mayhem! Ideal for age 3 years+

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Holiday Destinations

Wish You Were Here........ EN Magazine’s Guide to the Top 10 Visited Destinations but with a Difference Brits love to travel. The package holiday was invented by a very British gent, Thomas Cook, in 1841 and ever since we have relished the chance to jump on a plane, train or even a boat and head for the horizon. But we often reach the farthest flung corners of the globe only to bump into someone from our home town, and this is what makes the British holiday such an institution. We

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head en masse for our trusty old favorites, and spend our holiday meeting more English people than we would in the back home. The ten most popular countries for the great British holiday are listed below. But if you’re looking for something different, ditch Disney, cast away from the Costas , and sample one of our alternative destinations instead this summer.


You don’t have to travel far from the Costa del Sol to find unspoilt Spain. Just along the coast to the west, the Coto Doñana national park is one of Europe’s most important wetland reserves. Home to flamingos, rare birds of prey, and a plethora of other birdlife, this national park is a unique experience. After a hard day’s nature-spotting, head to the historic and oh-so-Spanish city

of Jerez, birthplace of sherry and flamenco, and enjoy tasty tapas in a traditional bodega as the sun goes down. France Leave the posers and flash cars of the Cote d’Azur behind and head out to sea to the isle of Corsica. This Mediterranean gem displays some of the most diverse landscapes Europe has to offer with smooth bays of fine white sand and rugged

Holiday Destinations The Lush Green Landscape of Cork

Picture Courtesy of Tourism Ireland mountain landscapes. Stay in charming Calvi and feast on the fruits of the sea in the restaurants of quai Landry, the spacious seafront walkway which links the marina and the port. But don’t forget your sunglasses, Corsica has one of the best climates in Europe. Ireland Dublin may be a fine, cultural city, but don’t let it distract you from what Ireland is really all about: unspoilt lush green landscapes and a good craic. Picturesque Cork is fast becoming known as Ireland’s gourmet capital, with

a dazzling range of critically acclaimed restaurants and fresh as the sea air farmers’ markets. Start with traditional soda bread, before tucking in to delicious oysters and washing it all down with Ireland’s best known export, Guinness. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the slower pace of life. USA America has more to offer than just the much-trumpeted theme parks of Orlando. Fly a bit further and chill out in relaxed, beach-loving California instead. San Diego is a beautiful city which

offers 70 miles of stunning coastline, a world-renowned zoo and a historic downtown area with a lively theatre and nightlife scene. For something completely different, Mexico is less than 20 miles away and easily reachable by trolley. If you really can’t convince the kids away from the theme parks, SeaWorld has up-close encounters with marine life and thrilling rides. Italy If you’ve done city breaks to Venice, Rome and Florence you may think you know Italy, but head south to Sicily and

you’ll find a different story. Visit Siracuse where the Greek history is almost tangible and this ancient centre is UNESCO World Heritage listed. Don’t leave the island before taking in the view from the amphitheatre at Taormina, where historical ruins, crystalclear blue seas and Europe’s greatest natural wonder, Mount Etna, converge in one spectacular photo opportunity. Germany Berlin is muchvisited, and rightly so, but Germany can also provide a relaxing beach holiday. Rügen, in former

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Holiday Destinations Canal Boats are a great way to see Amsterdam

East Germany, used to be impossible to visit, Now it’s easy with connecting trains all the way through from St Pancras. Stay in beautiful Binz, packed with grand whitewashed villas and unpretentious restaurants serving up freshly caught fish, and spend your days relaxing on the white beaches of the sweeping sandy bay: its shallow water is perfect for the kids. Greece Rhodes and Corfu are package holiday staples, but the island of Kea is more popular with Athenians for good reason. One of the closest Greek islands to the mainland, it is not only easy to get to, it’s also easy to love. Korissia where the ferry arrives, is the main town and is stacked with beguiling cafes and small shops, as well as a stunning beach with calm waters. If you want to be even further away from the hustle and bustle head inland for walks in the oak and almond forests. It doesn’t get more peaceful than this.

the tower of the Westerkerk church for panoramic views, before bewitching them with the story of Anne Frank at her house along the canal. Finish off a hard day’s sightseeing with tea and cake at De taart van m’n tante where you’ll all be captivated by the quirky decor, which includes gigantic plastic cakes on the tables. Portugal Step away from the Algarve and head north to the pretty city of Porto. Take a leisurely walk through the twisting streets and art nouveau avenues and pay


Belgium Brussels is often overlooked as a holiday destination, more often associated with business than pleasure. But the Belgian capital has much more to offer than just conference

rooms and business lunches. Start with a walk around the Grand Palace’s narrow streets where Belgian characters go about their daily lives, then head to Ste-Catherine, the old port area, for a seafood lunch, before an afternoon walk around the Royal Quarter to take in its stunning Palace. Finish up the day with an evening in the restaurants and bars of St-Géry where the atmosphere is electric.

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Netherlands Amsterdam isn’t all stag dos and questionable morals, there’s plenty for the kids too. Start with a boat trip on the canals, or a bike ride through Vondelpark, then take them up

a visit to the 12th-century cathedral, with its honey coloured tower and fine views of the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a trip out to the Douro Valley and discover its natural beauty and fine wines on a river cruise through the lush landscape. Finish up with a quick tipple, it would be rude not to!

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What’s On Things to do in June and July Volunteers Needed Help is needed to run and maintain The Mosquito Museum, from looking after and restoring the aircraft to running the museum shop. To volunteer or for more information call Brian on 020 8440 6907 or visit www. The Museum is open from the first Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October. Opening times Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 14:00 - 17:30 Sundays and Bank Holidays 10:30 - 17:30 Admission charges Adults £6.00 Children 5 16yrs £4.00 / Senior Citizens £5.00 Under 5’s FREE Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £16:00 Music at Myddelton House, A night of the Swinging Blues Sunday 17 July from 18:00 – 20:00, adult £7.50, concessions £6, booking required. Enjoy the second of our relaxing summer evenings listening to music in Enfield’s beautiful Myddelton House Gardens. Why not bring a picnic, rug and bottle (or two!) of wine. Visit uk or call the Information Service on 08456 770 600. The Enfield Art Circle’s Annual Exhibition July 16th - August 13th of members’ paintings, drawings, ceramic and other items in the Duchess of Devonshire Building, Capel Manor Horticultural College, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ. The show is open every day, 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (ends at lunchtime on the last day); entry is free of charge; and most items are for sale. EAC members will also be involved in the “Budding Arts” festival at the College on 31st July. Parking, including reserved bays for disabled, and refreshments on site. And the college gardens are worth a look too. High Barnet to Cockfosters Meet at High Barnet tube station Sunday July 17th 2.30pm. £7, under 12s £3 A guided walk across Monken Hadley Common. Learn more about your area and keep fit whilst doing so! Info: 020 8440 6805

Lunchtime Concerts Grange Park Methodist Church Park Drive, London N21 2LS Saturday July 30th Alexandru Negruic -brilliant young Rumanian pianist playing Rachmaninov and Beethoven Coffee is served before all these performances from10.15am There is no charge but a retiring collection will be taken RSPCA Enfield & District Branch Open Day 24th Jul 11 RSPCA Centre 45 Primrose Avenue Enfield EN2 0SZ 12:30 - 16:00 Adults £1 Children 50p Cattery Open Day to see the work we do and meet the cats and kittens looking for homes. Opportunity for everyone to learn about the work the local RSPCA Branch does, view the cats and kittens looking for homes, meet our staff and volunteers and find out how to help us. There will be gifts, jewellery, plants, cakes and pet accessories for sale, a raffle and a Lucky Dip for children. Refreshments will be available.

before the Games for a range of outdoor activities for all ages, from orienteering to extreme skateboarding or rock climbing to parkour! When you need a breather - why not relax and watch the rafters battle the rapids? Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB

Picnic Proms with the Enfield Brass Band In association with Nightingale Hospice open air concert in the amphitheatre at Capel manor Gardens Saturday 6th August, 7pm onwards Adults £8.00, Under 11’s Free In support of the Nightingale Community Hospice Trust. Call the trust for tickets on 020 8366 9674.

Forty Hall Circular Walk 1100 Club National Rally 21st August 11Meet 10.00am at Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Forty Hall main car park, Forty Hill, August, 10am – 5pm Enfield (approx. 2.30pm finish). Remember the BMC 1100? Did Distance: approx. 6 miles. Wear you learn to drive in one? Come stout footwear Time 10:00 - 14:30 and see the biggest gathering of Cost: Free This popular walk takes 1100 and 1300 classic cars you are you through Forty Hall, Gough ever likely to see, and combine Park, Hilly Fields and Whitewebbs. it with all that Capel Manor has We will be looking at various to offer for a great day out. points of historical interest along AGM and general gathering on the way. Bring a packed lunch. Saturday 13th August, full event Meet 10.00am at Forty Hall main with concours judging, regalia car park, Forty Hill (approx. 2.30pm autojumble Sundayup 14th Outstanding two story, six bedroomand Vacation Villaonsleeps to finish). Distance: approx. 6 miles. August, 10am to 5pm on both 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes from the Disney Theme Parks. Wear stout footwear. For more days information contact Alan Mitellas events Facilities include Pool, Spa, see TVs,more Games Roomat on 020 8441 8272Swimming or e-mail alan. Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment

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What’s On Regular Events and Clubs Broomfield Badminton Club Friendly club plays at Enfield Grammar Upper School every Wednesday 8-10pm. Facilities with 4 courts include changing rooms,  showers and parking. New members/visitors welcome. For details please contact Naren on 07967 672212 or by  email to Edmonton Camera Club meet each monday at 7.45pm at Angel Community Centre, Raynham Road, Edmonton, N18 2JF for lectures, discussions, practical evenings, learning events, competitions and exhibitions. We are a friendly club and welcome any visitors. See our website; or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568

Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at either Enfield Grammar School or Enfield County School, Holly Walk, Enfield. We have summer outings, London outings, concert & theatre outings as well as lectures. Please ring Peter on 020 8363 1568 for details. Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; rspb. or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568

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From Buenos Aires, Argentine Tango, passionate, intimate and powerful - the ultimate dance of man and woman. Our professional, international teachers offer gentle encouragement to beginners and a wealth of experience to intermediate or more advanced dancers. Enjoy an evening of the best in traditional and nuevo music in an atmospheric setting. No partner necessary. Tuesdays 8:00 – 8:45 Intermediate Argentine Tango class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Argentine Tango class 9:30 – 11:00 Milonga (Free practice time for all levels) £9.00 per person which includes classes, general dancing and complimentary soft drinks and nibbles Venue- St Paul’s Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR 07903 244085

The Potters Bar Photographic Society The Wyllyotts Centre at 7.45pm most Mondays Members enjoy a varied programme of photographic competitions, illustrated lectures, tutorials and workshops throughout the year. Phone the secretary Graham Coldrick on 01438 832504 and he will put you in the picture.Website: www.

Enfield Video Makers now meet at one of the rooms at the rear of St. Stephen’s Church Hall, at the corner of Park Avenue, and Village Road, at 8pm on the first & third Tuesdays of each month.. Please contact Jim Meehan phone 0209 351 1829 if you would like any further information about our activities. email address is jymsyl@ Enfield Woodcarving Club meets every Tuesday evening 7.30 to 9.30pm in the technology room at Chace Community School, Churchbury Lane EN1 3HQ. Please join us! Beginners welcome. Ring George 0208 363 2529 or Paul 0208 363 9223

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Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We

have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact either:Janet (Secretary) on 01707 651461 Eleanor (Treasurer) on 01707 650376 Charles (Chairman) on 0208 449 8448 Enfield Croquet Club at Bush Hill Park (off Southbury Road) Cecil Road Entrance Play a sport where men and women can compete on equal terms Club open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from 2.30pm - FREE tuition - Equipment available - Free Hire- Flat soled shoes must be worn Contact Brian Dawes 020 8366 6005 www. St. Benedicts Art Club, we are a friendly group who meet on Friday mornings from 9.00 t 12.00 at Bramley Road, Southgate. All artists and budding artists welcom. Fee is £2.00 per session, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Contact: Carol on 020 8366 6306 Winchmore Writers Group & Reading Group Both groups are small,friendly and informal and welcome new members. The writing group meets occasional Saurdays 10am - 4.30pm .The reading group meets Tuesdays 1-3pm (term-time only) .We meet at the Friends Meeting House N21. For more details,contact Christine on 0790 5209 459 or christine@ Potters Bar Petanque Club Meets Sundays 10.15.a.m. to 1.p.m and Tuesdays 6.p.m. to 8.p.m. we now are open on the first saturday of each month 2.p.m to 4.p.m. at Oakmere Park New members are made very welcome,. First 3 visits are free. Contact Michael Penn 01707 654606 or just turn up.

What’s On Potters Bar Flower Club The club meets at 8.00pm on the second Wednesday of every month (except August) in the main hall of King Charles the Martyr Church, Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar. Visitors are welcome (£4.00 a meeting). If you would like further information please ring Anne on 01707 850089’. Potters Bar Cine & Video Society Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm Contact Penny 01707 656446 or John 01707 872210 www.pottersbarcineand for amateur cinematographers. Programme includes §editing, filming techniques, competition evenings, social functions Grange Park (Evening) W. I. would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of every month in St.Peters Church Hall Vera Avenue.when we have a speaker or a quiz and make bookings for social events such as theatre outings etc. If you are interested please telephone Jan Barker on0208 367 0988 Friern Badminton Club (Potters Bar) intermediate players (no beginners) meets at the sports hall (5 well lit courts) at Dame Alice Owen’s School (EN6 2DU) every Wednesday evening (8.15pm to 10.15pm). Visitor fee £4, membership available. Contact: for more info. Enfield Computer Club meets at St. Lukes and St. John’s Community Center, Hawthorn Grove, off Morley Hill, Enfield, every second Sunday in a month from 11am - 5pm. New members always welcome. We are a “selfhelp” club and do not provide formal lectures or lessons. . More details at or telephone 020-8366-6162. Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively they can contact the club through the website www. or email

to The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8367 7278 Dance Classes

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Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant firsttime dancer on to the dance floor with confidence. WEDNESDAYS 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/Intermediate Class8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:15 Social Dancing for all levels St Thomas’ Hall 79a Prince George Avenue Oakwood N14 4SN Car park is at the rear of the building. Call 07903 244085 for details Modern Western Square Dance Sessions at St Peters Small Hall Vera Avenue Grange Park N21 1RJ on Wednesday evenings  7:008:15 PM £1.50 followed with Mainstream and Plus Dancing till 10:00 PM Singles & couples welcome. Full information from Ted 020-8360-5569

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Winchmore Folk Dance Club tel:01707 659915 meets every Tuesday morning • Business Planning in term time in the lower hall at Grange Park Methodist Church • Statutory Accounts Domestico 2011 v2.indd 1 28/2/11 N21 2EU between 10am and 12 • Sole trader accounts noon to enjoy English Country • Tax returns Dancing. Led by experienced • Payroll & VAT callers, dances range from the 17th 29 The Green Century until modern times. Each Winchmore Hill session costs £2.50 which includes London N21 1HS tel: 020 8886 1884 refreshments. Beginners welcome. For more information contact John Wood on 020 8926 7293


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EN Magazine July and August 2011  

local magazine for the Enfield area featuring things to do and local business

EN Magazine July and August 2011  

local magazine for the Enfield area featuring things to do and local business