Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours. 17th February 2018
Saturday 17 February – hear about suffragettes in Haringey, amongst other historical topics, at Haringey Local History Fair. Also various stalls, and home-made cakes in the Old Kitchen. Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17, 11-4.30pm.
And while you are there – drop in on the Museum’s exhibition Bad Airs, Agues and Fevers, about a Tottenham chemist who conducted pioneering work on the development of quinine (open Weds-Sun afternoons until the end of April).
Sunday 18 February – come to a Recital of Art songs inspired by flowers, for baritone and piano (composers include Grieg, Schubert, Massenet and Britten). St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 4-5pm.
Friday 23 February – try a wide variety of songs with Anne Heagney at Singing for Fun, for all ages and levels of ability (or lack of ability!). Alexandra Park Library, 5-6pm.
Saturday 24 February - come to the launch of the #Haringey Welcome! Campaign, and help promote dignity and respect for migrants and refugees in our borough, and make it a welcoming place for all. The Engine Room, Unit A, Eagle Heights, Lebus Street, Tottenham N17 9FU, 3-6pm. Free, but registration recommended.
Saturday 24 February – a film of live gothic dance theatre Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is being shown at Christ Church, Southgate Green N14, 7.30pm.
Sunday 25 February – a wide range of crafts and gifts suitable for Mother’s Day, Easter and other events will be available at a Crafts and Gifts Event. Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End, 11.30-5pm.
Thursday 1 March – returning to the folk-circuit is UK singer-songwriter Stuart Marson at Bowes Park Folk Club. Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road N22, 8pm.
Friday 9 March – watch the world’s first fully oil painted feature film Loving Vincent, at Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Club, Brownlow Road N11 2BS, 7.30pm.
About the website
Alexandra Park Neighbours is your website, so please do use it to post questions, share info and events, and find things out. Whatever you post will be picked up in the fortnightly newsletter which goes to all our members (839 and growing).
We've had the odd website gremlin recently but I'm happy to say that the search function is back working properly.
Lastly, a quick word about the Recommended Tradesperson button on the home page. This isn't a list per se, but takes you to the relevant discussion threads. It's a useful place to start searching for someone reliable.
Kate would like to find a local accountant
If any one is looking for a careful and reliable window cleaner, I'd like to recommend Gabriel Stroe.
We have a profile on Ben Wilson, the wonderful chewing-gum artist of Muswell Hill.
A reminder that Transport for London (TfL) is seeking views on the Mayor's plans to cut air pollution in the capital. The idea is to increase the Ultra Low Emission Zone and Low Emission Zone. and you are invited to fill out a short online questionnaire (deadline is February 28).
In welcome news, London is on course to be declared the world’s first National Park City in 2019.
This week's feature pic is of the new windows in Alexandra Palace.
With warmest wishes