Welcome to the community website of Alexandra Park neighbourhood in London. Our aim is to encourage interaction, both online and in person, between local people in Alexandra Park and surrounding neighbourhoods, as well as providing a channel for local information. Use it to discuss local issues, find out about local events and post your own events, create a group, recycle items …

We would like discussions to be constructive and wide-ranging enough for all members to feel comfortable using the site, providing a space for everybody who would like to take part. So if something is not being talked about which you think should be, start a new discussion!  For more information, see About the Site.

                   

Latest Activity on the Site

Richard Smith commented on Richard Smith's blog post FRIENDS OF ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE
"I have attached a couple of very recent pictures from inside the theatre - one showing the mass of scaffolding in the auditorium and another up close and personal with the restoration work on the ceiling. We'll post some more on the Theatre Friends…"
2 hours ago
Admin posted an event
"International concert artist [and local resident] David Liddle will play the famous Willis concert organ and introduce two New Generation artists Jeremiah Stephenson and Graham Thorpe in a programme of music from the eighteenth to the twentieth cen…
yesterday
Admin commented on Haringey Welcome's event #HaringeyWelcome Launch Event
"Handy to know, thank you."
yesterday
Annabel Gregory commented on Haringey Welcome's event #HaringeyWelcome Launch Event
"Buses 123 and 230 go from Wood Green station to Tottenham Hale, also of course Vic line from Highbury or Finsbury Park."
yesterday
Annabel Gregory is going to #HaringeyWelcome Launch Event
yesterday
Alex King commented on Alex King's event 'This Evil Thing': inspired by First World War Conscientious Objectors - tonight.
"It's Harringay Station, not Hornsey."
Thursday
Lucy Nabijou replied to Lucy Nabijou's forum post #HaringeyWelcome launch event Saturday 24th February
"Hi Susie,
There'll be a list of suggested orgs you can donate items to and some will have stalls, but don't bring donations on Saturday. Look forward to seeing you there!
Lucy"
Thursday
Admin posted an event
We are pleased to be back up and running for our March market full of vintage curiosities, furniture,ceramics, jewellery, vinyl, vintage toys and more....
Saturday 3 March 10am - 5pm
Sunday 4 March 1pm - 5pm
See you there!!
Thursday
Susie Holden replied to Lucy Nabijou's forum post #HaringeyWelcome launch event Saturday 24th February
"Lucy, I've got some nice warm winter coats. Will there be someone to take them off my hands if I come on Saturday?"
Thursday
Nicola Pound is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Thursday
Susie Holden commented on Richard Smith's blog post FRIENDS OF ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE
"Thanks Richard - I'm really keen for regular updates on the theatre regeneration and wonder if you can post some pictures? I've noticed that the first new windows have gone in and look really great. I can't wait to see further progress!
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Thursday
Alex King commented on Alex King's event 'This Evil Thing': inspired by First World War Conscientious Objectors - tonight.
"This looks like a very interesting piece of theatre."
Thursday
Alex King posted an event
Created and performed by Michael Mears.
Performed at the Edinburgh Festival and other theatres and churches throughout the country.
Bertrand Russell, one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, and Bert Brocklesby a young school teacher and Meth…
Thursday
Richard Smith added a blog post
Hello from a new member, the Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.  As you may know, the Palace's Victorian theatre, tucked away behind the Ice Rink, is being restored.  In the next year, it will reopen. For the theatre's history and the latest news…
Wednesday
Haringey Welcome posted an event
"Promoting Dignity and Respect for Migrants and Refugees in Our Borough"

speeches and special guests: Dr Jess Potter (Chair, Medact Refugee Solidarity Group); Zrinka Bralo (CEO, Migrants Organise); Rockhaya Sylla (migrants/human rights advocate, le…
Tuesday
Haringey Welcome is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Tuesday
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Forum

Women Footballers in Alexandra Park, 1895

This is the first British Ladies' Football Club, which played twice a week on the fields below Alexandra Palace, trained by a Tottenham Hotspurs player. It was started by Nettie Honeyball (not her real name!) in 1895, who told the Daily Sketch: "I founded the association ... with the fixed resolve of proving to the world that women are not the ‘ornamental and useless’ creatures men have pictured. I must confess, my convictions on all matters where the sexes are so widely divided are all on the…

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Events

Alexandra Palace Organ Concert - 27 February

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    "International concert artist [and local resident] David Liddle will play the famous Willis concert organ and introduce two New Generation artists Jeremiah Stephenson and Graham Thorpe in a programme of music from the eighteenth to the…

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Stuart Marson at Bowes Park Folk Club

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    One of the finest singers and most original songwriters on the UK folk scene,  His songs have been performed and recorded by various artists, including Fairport Convention and Roger Whittaker, with Fairport's version of 'Close To The Wind'…

  • Added By: Anne Heagney

Events Calendar

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Campaign Launch: Haringey Welcome! - 24 Feb from 3-6pm - The Engine Room, Unit A, Eagle Heights, Lebus Street, Tottenham N17 9FU. Free, but registration recommended.

Film: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - 24 Feb at 7.30pm - Christ Church, Southgate Green, N14 7EG

Crafts and Gifts event - 25 Feb from 11.30-5pm - Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End N8 9TH

Alexandra Palace Organ Concert: David Liddle - 27 Feb at 7pm - The Great Hall, Alexandra Palace

Stuart Marson at Bowes Park Folk Club - 1 Mar at 8pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road N22

Muswell Hill Creatives Spring Market - 3 Mar from 10.30-4pm - St. James' Square, Muswell Hill

North London Spring Vintage Market - 3 Mar from 10-5pm, and 4 Mar from 1-5pm - Hornsey Parish Church Hall, bottom of Cranley Gardens

Film: Loving Vincent - 9 Mar at 7.30pm - Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Club, Brownlow Road N11 2BS

Visit to the EcoPark - 23 March from 10.30-12pm - Eco Park on North Circular Road, Edmonton

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Regular Activities

Alternative Art Club for 10-15s - Thursdays during term time from 6-7.30pm at Highgate Wood School, Montenotte Road N8

Gentle monthly walk - the last Wednesday in the month, 12.30-2.30pm, starting from Alexandra Park Library. A free SAPL activity.

Salsa Wednesdays - social dancing 8-9pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11

Palace Gates Community Gardening - on the Triangle and at the Albert Road mini-roundabout - usually at 11am on the first Saturday in the month

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm at Alexandra Park School

Ally Pally Parkrun - free five-kilometer run every Saturday at 9am. Register online

Conservation Volunteers work in Alexandra Park - 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am to 3.30pm

Pavilion Crafts on Thursdays 11.0-12.30 - Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Go Ape! - in the Upper Field (just below the boating lake), Alexandra Park (booking advised)

Afro Rhythm Aerobics - Fridays 8-9pm at Everyone's Climbing Tree, Station Road N22

Make, Play and Prosecco - free drop-in craft and social sessions on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Lazy Sundays - Kabaret @ Karamel Restaurant - open 11am, lunch from 1pm

Bowes Park Folk Club - usually on the first Thursday of each month from 8 to 10pm at Mum's Bistro, Myddleton Road

Three Reading Groups at Big Green Bookshop - at 7pm on the last Monday in the month, the second Tuesday in the month, and the Short Story group on the first Thursday in the month

St. Andrew's Parish Church - Sunday services: 10am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps for children; 6pm Evening Prayer

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Blog

FRIENDS OF ALEXANDRA PALACE THEATRE

Hello from a new member, the Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre.  As you may know, the Palace's Victorian theatre, tucked away behind the Ice Rink, is being restored.  In the next year, it will reopen. For the theatre's history and the latest news on the restoration, the Friends have a YouTube page - www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJybyAEYU0hr_cRiLBvW9A. New videos are being added every so often, so plese take a…

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Kaire Dressmaking and Alterations

I’m Kaire and I am designer and dressmaker working from the studio nearby Alexandra Palace. I make custom made clothing and alter all types of clothing.

As a child I spent lot of my time in my aunts atelier. It is where I got my interest for dressmaking. I went on studying fashion design in Estonian Academy of Arts and continued with design technology degree in Denmark. In 2009 I moved to London and been working in Muswell Hill for many years now. Something that began with few dresses…

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From the Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association

Local resident and famed gum painter, Ben Wilson, was born in Cambridge and grew up in Barnet. He has lived in Muswell Hill for 25 years and is a familiar face in the area. His tiny paintings on the discarded gum which litters our streets are his way of working with the environment and transforming it in a delightful way. Ben attended an Arts Foundation course at Middlesex University and was offered places at various art…

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