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 …

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Annabel Gregory liked Admin's forum post New Learning Centre at Alexandra Palace - people needed to help run creative activities
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Admin’s forum post was featured
Alexandra Palace is currently looking to hear from people in the field of arts and crafts to run activities, events and courses in the new Learning Centre part of its family, schools and adult programmes.
Activities will take place in the new Creati…
4 hours ago
Annabel Gregory replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"Various local residents have been getting exercised about the effects of these arrangements on local people. In particular, I and others emailed Transport for London ten days ago asking for more adequate signage for the diversion of the W3 bus than…"
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Susie Holden’s forum post was featured
Jam-makers ahoy - these might come in handy. Let me know if you'd like to have them.
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Lyn Weber’s event was featured
Meet the overseas postal dates with ease.  Are you looking for gifts or treats?  Drop by and check out beautiful unique gifts made by skilled crafts people, artists and network businesess. There will also be an array of practical items.We look forwa…
yesterday
Susie Holden liked Isobel Aptaker's event Alexandra Palace Girl Talk Summer School
Wednesday
Justine’s event was featured
Forget crufts, every dog will have its day at Pup Idol, the annual dog show of All Dogs Matter where man’s best friend battles it out for the most celebrated of canine crowns on 21st July in Hampstead. Your dog will strut their stuff in front of the…
Wednesday
Dance Umbrella’s event was featured
Come to Alexandra Palace and see gravity-defying, adrenalin fuelled ice dance as you've never seen it before.  Canadian ice dancers Le Patin Libre bring THRESHOLD to the UK for the first time, following their appearance on BBC2 earlier this year and…
Wednesday
Isobel Aptaker’s event was featured
An all-girl drama group (11 -16 years old) to get girls talking, playing and being creative about girls stuff. Sessions will focus on building confidence, tackling challenging situations and promoting self-esteem. This group is for girls who have a…
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"Thanks for these posts, Alessandra and Stephen. I went across the park this morning to Crouch End, and sure enough the south slope was fenced off - except for, I think, 3 entrances. So it is not as closed as appears on the illustration. But I could…"
Monday
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"Thank you very much Stephen, I didn't know there is shared drive we coudl upload files !!"
Monday
Stephen Middleton replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
Monday
Cllr Alessandra Rossetti replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"It is Annabel.
 
We have received further information on the event which I think residents shodul also be aware:
Noise testing 
There will also be an independent sound monitoring team at key points outside the park to ensure that noise is kept withi…"
Monday
Admin’s forum post was featured
Anyone trying to sign up to this site in the last couple of weeks will have found that the security question was not displayed properly, so they could not answer it! This was because our site hosts, Ning, had reduced the maximum length of the questi…
Jul 14
Susie Holden replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Albert Road Recreation Ground - Playground consultation
"Thanks for posting, Alessandra. The play area does need an upgrade so this is good news."
Jul 13
Annabel Gregory replied to Cllr Alessandra Rossetti's forum post Traffic arrangement for the Kaleidoscope Festival around Alexandra Palace (20-22 July 2018)
"Many thanks for this, Alessandra. It is very frustrating that the W3 bus will be suspended in this area for 2 days and 3 evenings/nights, when the festival only lasts one day.
I remember when I was a child in Oxford, during the annual St. Giles' Fai…"
Jul 11
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New Learning Centre at Alexandra Palace - people needed to help run creative activities

Alexandra Palace is currently looking to hear from people in the field of arts and crafts to run activities, events and courses in the new Learning Centre part of its family, schools and adult programmes. Activities will take place in the new Creative Learning Centre housed in their newly refurbished East Court opening with the restored Victorian Theatre. Get in touch with mark.civil@alexandrapalace.com if you are interested in knowing more.

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Sign-up glitch has been sorted

Anyone trying to sign up to this site in the last couple of weeks will have found that the security question was not displayed properly, so they could not answer it! This was because our site hosts, Ning, had reduced the maximum length of the question without telling us ... We have now shortened the security question, so that it can fit in the box. Anyone affected by this, do please try again!

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Albert Road Recreation Ground - Playground consultation

We have received and followed up on several enquires on the playground in Albert Rec in the past few weeks. The relevant service will be looking into upgrading the current play area and is setting up some drop-in session for parents, carers, children and residents to have an opportunity to comment and discuss views and ideas. There will be for sessions at the playground:  Wed. 25th July: 12 – 2pm Thur. 26th July: 10.30am 12.30pm Mon. 30th July: 2 – 4pm Wed. 1st Aug: 4pm – 6.30pm If unable to…

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Events

Famous local garden open for Charity

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    Do come and explore our "cornucopia of Sensual Delights" in aid of  NGS Charities . .ncluding Marie  Curie, Macmillan, Parkinson's Uk and  other caring  causes .to which  the NGS  donated  £3 Million last year 

      Gaze out over the carp…

  • Added By: Susan Bennett

Rock Against Racism: Band In A Week

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    If you’re between 14 – 18 and have a passion for music, then join us over five days of FREE workshops led by experienced tutors in guitar, bass, drums or vocal tuition to create a Rock Against Racism inspired performance. No previous experience…

  • Added By: Isobel Aptaker
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Fund Raising Evening in Support of FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

Famous local garden open for Charity

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     This  special event  supports Humanitarian Aid  in Burma    I taught Stephanie  Lee when she was a student at NLCS .After her tragic death,  we wanted to support her family to carry on her work ..  .sharing our garden seemed the perfect  way .…

  • Added By: Susan Bennett

Alexandra Palace Girl Talk Summer School

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    An all-girl drama group (11 -16 years old) to get girls talking, playing and being creative about girls stuff. Sessions will focus on building confidence, tackling challenging situations and promoting self-esteem. This group is for girls who have…

  • Added By: Isobel Aptaker
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Events Calendar

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Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace - 21 Jul from 11am-11pm - Alexandra Palace and Park

Haringey Migrant Support Centre Fundraising Quiz - 21 Jul at 7.30pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 22 Jul from 2-6.30pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Rock against Racism: Band in a Week - 23-27 Jul - Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace. Free workshops for teenagers.

Jazz@Karamel: End of Season Jam - 26 Jul from 7pm - Karamel 

Evening of Music in support of Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary - 28 Jul from 7pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 29 Jul from 2-6pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Alexandra Palace Girl Talk Summer School - from 2-4 Aug from 11-4pm - Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace

Music in the Gardens - every Sunday in July/Aug from 3-5pm - Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10 (check post for details).

Palmers Green Festival - 2 Sep from 12-7pm - Broomfield Park

Craft and Gift Event - 7 Oct from 11-5pm - Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End

Le Patin Libre: Threshold - 18-21st October, 2 performances most evenings - Ice Rink, Alexandra Palace

 

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Regular Activities

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Fashion Courses: learn how to make your own clothes, pattern-cutting or more advanced - Saturday all day or 6-week courses - near Manor House tube station

Creative Writing for Kids (8-12yrs) - every Saturday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 10-11.15am.

Movers and Shakers: music and movement for babies and toddlers - every Tuesday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 11.15-11.45am.

Alexandra WI - meetings are held in CUFOS (the old train station at the top of The Avenue) on the first Tuesday of every month, 8-10pm.

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

Salsa Wednesdays - classes 7-8pm, 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.

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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Searching for teenagers train enthusiasts!

My son is in year 7 at APS and is really fascinated by trains and is very knowledgeable about them! He thinks he is the only person his age (12) who likes watching trains, but I thought perhaps there is someone else out there of a similar age (and local) who would enjoy trainspotting with him. 

By trainspotting, I don't mean standing with a notebook noting down the number on the same type of train as they pass by. He…

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