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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Antonio Favata posted an event

Jul 7, 2024 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Karamel N22, 4 Coburg Road

1 hour ago
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Linda Chaplin posted a
The traffic island on the zebra crossing by the exit from the rec has not been reinstated after the road resurfacing; I feel that the road is too wide at this point for a single crossing. It seems dangerous to me, given the number of children that…
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We've been alerted to a spammer on the website ('Erica Woodward'), and have suspended them. This was done yesterday morning, and they cannot now post anything further on the website.
Best not to respond to any message from 'her'.
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Richard Waiting is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Tuesday
Collage Arts posted an event

Jun 22, 2024 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Clarendon, Hornsey Park N8 0ER

Tuesday
Susie Holden liked Hugh from Harringayonline's forum post New Book and Book Launch 27th June - Abyssinia: Hornsey's Lost Village
Monday
Annabel Gregory posted a
Contribution to Springwatch by local resident/award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Maran:
https://harringayonline.com/forum/topics/photographing-foxes-behind...
 
Sunday
Hugh from Harringayonline replied to Hugh from Harringayonline's forum post New Book and Book Launch 27th June - Abyssinia: Hornsey's Lost Village
"Thanks Annabel."
Saturday
Annabel Gregory replied to Hugh from Harringayonline's forum post New Book and Book Launch 27th June - Abyssinia: Hornsey's Lost Village
"Thanks for this, Hugh! Sounds amazing - congratulations! Have booked to come to the book launch."
Saturday
Annabel Gregory replied to Ben Rometsch's forum post Crescent Road - fly tipping and dangerous refuse
"I remember that this issue - lack of provision for rubbish disposal -  was raised by several people in response to the planning application for the flats. It was not difficult to see it would be a problem! But the objections were of course ignored.
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Saturday
Annabel Gregory replied to Ben Rometsch's forum post Crescent Road - fly tipping and dangerous refuse
"That's an interesting idea!
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Saturday
Annabel Gregory replied to Ben Rometsch's forum post Crescent Road - fly tipping and dangerous refuse
"Great!
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Saturday
Ado posted a
Coated nylon DPM waterproof jacket. Fun length zip, two chest pockets, velcro-fastening cuffs and hood with cotton tape drawcord and Fix Lock adjuster. For height 5.9 inches (180cm) and chest 36 (90 cm). Good condition overall but some cracking to…
Saturday
Ado liked Alex King's photo
Saturday
Ado replied to Ben Rometsch's forum post Crescent Road - fly tipping and dangerous refuse
"I wonder if we could create a Bin Buddies scheme, whereby people living on neighbouring roads agree to allow a resident on Crescent Rd  to put stuff in their black bin provided it is bagged up properly, etc. I live a few streets away but would…"
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Events and Activities


June - July 2024


June Jazz at Karamel! - Thursday evenings at 4 Coburg Road, 8pm.

Every Wednesday from 12 June - Movement and Ease: Alexander Technique with Tanya at CUFOS, Top of the Avenue N10, 11-11.55am.

Sunday 9 June – GeekstraVEGANza at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22, 1-7pm.

Thursday 13 June – Amy Belle at Bowes Park Folk Club at Mum’s Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, 7.45pm.

Thursday 13 June – Mick Foster Quartet at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22, 8pm.

Saturday 15 June – Come & Sing Choral Workshop in Muswell Hill at Fortismere Music Centre, Fortismere School, Creighton Avenue N10 1NS, 10.30-4pm.

Sunday 16 June - Open garden at Arnos Park Lodge in aid of Broomfield Park Conservatory at Arnos Park Lodge, Brookdale, N11 1BP (accessed beside number 41), 2-4.30pm.

Saturday 22 June – Sewing Machine confidence boosting workshop at Firs Farm Community Hub, Firs Farm Playing Fields, Firs Lane N21, 10.30-12pm.

Saturday 22 June – Muswell Hill Creatives Summer Makers Fair at St. James Square Muswell Hill, 10.30-5pm.

Monday 24 June – 3D Floral Granny Squares crochet workshop on Zoom, 7-8.30pm.

Thursday 27 June – Women in Jazz Media presents: Jazz Sisters at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22, 8pm.

Saturday 29 June – Learn to read sewing patterns workshop at Firs Farm Community Hub, Firs Farm Playing Fields, Firs Lane N21, 10.30-12pm.

Saturday 29 June – Tunisian Crochet workshop at Firs Farm Community Hub, Firs Farm Playing Fields, Firs Lane N21, 10.30-12.30pm.

Saturday 29 June – London Vegan Mixer @ Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22, from 7pm.

Saturday 6 July – Giant Granny Squares Workshop at Arbeit Studio & Gallery Space, Rear of 310 Green Lanes N13, 10.30-12.30pm.

Thursday 11 July – Singers’ Night/open mic at Mum’s Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road, 7.45pm.

Saturday 13 July – Lunchtime Concert St. Andrew’s Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), 1pm. V&J Ensemble.

Ongoing courses and activities

Geekstraveganza – regular boardgame meetup on the third Sunday of every month at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, 1-6pm.

After School Sewing Club on Fridays at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 4.30-6pm. Term time.

Em Power fitness classes – Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings in OR Tambo Rec, 9-9.30am (term time only). The main focus is on core and legs.

Bowes Park Community Choir - Thursday evenings during term time at Bounds Green School, 7.15-9.15pm.

Life drawing sessions – alternate Saturday mornings at Rhodes Avenue Primary School, 10-12pm.

Salsa Wednesdays – Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG, 7-8pm. 

V&J Ensemble: Vocal group for ALL Singers on Wednesdays at St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), 6.50-8.30pm.

Enjoy your painting – Thursdays at CUFOS Community Centre (the old railway station), Top of The Avenue N10, 10-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm.

 

 

All Good Bookshop has many regular events - book groups of course, also music, writing, yoga - and special events .... at 35 Turunpike Lane.

Many Music and Art events are held at Karamel, including Collage Kids performance events on Saturday mornings at 11.30am. At 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green N22 6UJ.

 

 

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A team from Lotus descended on some garages behind Alexandra Park Road yesterday with a little modified Austin 7, which turned out to be a replica of the original Lotus Mark 1. They were celebrating 75 years since it was built by Colin Chapman in one of these same garages, owned by his girlfriend's parents. Their son and daughter are pictured, about to set off on a repeat of its…

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Yesterday afternoon I went to the Estorick Collection in Canonbury Square, just a few minutes walk from Highbury and Islington station. It is a lovely place to visit and has six galleries over three floors plus a cafe with tables in a quiet garden area. The Estorick Collection is housed in a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse overlooking Canonbury Square, and it opened in 1998 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. There…

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Wood Green Hopping Brew Day


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Hops ready to be picked for the Wood Green Hopping Brew Day at the Goodness Brewery, this afternoon, Sunday18 September.

Local growers contribute their hops, which are picked only shortly before brew day because the 'green hopped' pale ale is brewed while the hops are still fresh. Dried hops are used for most other ales, lagers and beers. The hop plant is…

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Friday nite at the ArtsFest - intriguing cabaret


Yesterday evening at the All Good Bookshop - artists making evocative sounds with strange instruments, film, poetry and story-telling. The idea - described by our MC and theremin (what?) player - came from the outrageous Cabaret Voltaire: Zurich 1916, where artists got together to work out what they should still say while the world burned in the First World War. The question remains relevant.

The acts used projections, music and words in various combinations which are not easy to…

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