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.

            

 

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Stephen Brice added a forum post
Barnet Furniture Centre (BFC) is looking for a Full Time Senior Project Assistant – detailed Job Description attached below. A great opportunity - and full of variety.Apart from promoting recycling through general retail from our warehouse in Friern…
Friday
Milena Stefanova liked Milena Stefanova's forum post Mature nanny/former teacher/available for part time after school care. Local babysitter
Friday
Milena Stefanova added a forum post
Mature nanny/former teacher University Graduate with BA degree/ available for part time nannying/Local After School Care/ Monday to Friday though flexible with days/timing to suit you. School pick up from local schools/ nurseries, day childcare or o…
Friday
Alex King posted a photo
Friday
Milena Stefanova is now a member of Alexandra Park Neighbours
Friday
Alex King posted an event
Chris King is a local documentary and portrait photographer and video producer who has spent the last five years documenting the issue of food waste. Chris will share what he has witnessed and learned about the issue. Come to hear his stories of peo…
Thursday
Deirdre Stowell-Smith published events
Wednesday
Annabel Gregory added a forum post
I noticed posters on the doors of the following independent shops in Muswell Hill, announcing that they would be closing 'for a short time' on Friday 20th September in support of the Global Climate Strike:
the Fresh Pasta restaurant
Evelina's Patiss…
Wednesday
Admin added a forum post
From Tim:
While the weather holds Tim will be doing Stories in the Yard from 10am on Monday AND Friday. Staring this Friday the 20th of September. Remember to bring a child (and cushions ...).
Blue House Yard, Station Road nr. Wood Green station
Wednesday
Admin posted an event
From Tim:
From 5.30pm this Friday, we’ll be partying like it’s 1999 and we were all 20 years younger. There will be wine and snacks available, and you’re welcome to bring your own bottles too.
At 6.30pm, we’ll have the paperback launch of the critic…
Wednesday
Annabel Gregory posted photos
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory added a forum post
From the Ham and High:
Haringey council leader Joseph Ejiofor has pulled out of the race to become the next Labour Party candidate in Vauxhall (to replace Kate Hoey, who is standing down at the next election).
It seems there has been a move by Labou…
Tuesday
Emma Burridge posted an event
This Sunday is the Annual Jazz Fest in Albert Road Recreation Ground.  Another great event bringing our community together, for a second week in a row! The line-up includes, Catherine Lima returning for another year and two new sets, one from the Th…
Tuesday
Annabel Gregory, Admin and Alex King are going to APN gathering at the Maid of Muswell pub, Monday 16 September
Sep 16
Susie Holden’s event was featured
After the long hot summer, a chance to meet up with neighbours for a chat over a pint in one of our great local pubs. All welcome!
Sep 16
Ralph Hinton replied to Cathy Daniels's forum post computer cry from the heart
"Can you go to the online web login for that mail and use forgot password?."
Sep 15
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BARNET FURNITURE CENTRE - JOB OPPORTUNITY

Barnet Furniture Centre (BFC) is looking for a Full Time Senior Project Assistant – detailed Job Description attached below. A great opportunity - and full of variety.Apart from promoting recycling through general retail from our warehouse in Friern Barnet, Barnet Furniture Centre helps low income families and individuals by supplying good quality affordable furniture. Whilst, for obvious reasons, we buy mattresses in, everything else we sell is donated (NB - free collection). We've been going…

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Mature nanny/former teacher/available for part time after school care. Local babysitter

Mature nanny/former teacher University Graduate with BA degree/ available for part time nannying/Local After School Care/ Monday to Friday though flexible with days/timing to suit you. School pick up from local schools/ nurseries, day childcare or occasionally available for babysitting in the evenings or at weekends by mutual agreement. Over 20+years UK experience looking after children of all ages, from newborns to 16 years olds therefore can assist with homework assignments or tutoring up to…

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Some Muswel Hill Shops to support the Climate Strike by closing for a short time on Friday 20th

I noticed posters on the doors of the following independent shops in Muswell Hill, announcing that they would be closing 'for a short time' on Friday 20th September in support of the Global Climate Strike: the Fresh Pasta restaurant Evelina's Patisserie Stella's Room Misko Sally Bourne interiors Anyone notice any others?  I didn't check out all of them!

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Events

Singing for Fun

  • Description:

    Singing – a monthly event

    Folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again.

    For people who like to sing… whether they have experience or not!

    Words provided.

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Muswell Hill Creatives Autumn Market

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    Join us in St James Square for our Autumn Market with work on sale by artists, designers and makers from Muswell Hill and beyond. We will be rounding off the Muswell Business Traders Week during which local shoppers are invited to PLEDGE LOCAL to support independent retailers and businesses. Find more information on our website…

  • Added By: Rachael Booth
  • Tags: arts, crafts, gifts, design, homeware, muswell hill, n10, market

Chris King: photographer/activist "Documenting Food Waste"

  • Description:

    Chris King is a local documentary and portrait photographer and video producer who has spent the last five years documenting the issue of food waste. Chris will share what he has witnessed and learned about the issue. Come to hear his stories of people and organisations working to reduce the amount of edible food needlessly going to waste.

    A talk organised by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group

    All welcome.

    Free admission, refreshments.
    RSVP to info@mhsgroup.org

  • Added By: Alex King
  • Tags: food waste, environment, photography

Let Muswell Hill know - International Rebellion

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    From Muswell Hill Sustainability Group:

    To promote the Extinction Rebellion International Rebellion (re)-starting on 7th October, Muswell Hill XR Affinity Group will be mass leafleting commuters at all entrances to Highgate Station and at all road junctions around the station. ALL WELCOME TO JOIN!

    To give us some idea of how many are coming, please email info@mhsgroup.org to let us know. Thanks.…

  • Added By: Admin

Muswell Hill Creatives Pop Up at Slipstitch

Singers' night at Bowes Park Folk Club

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    Come all ye! - Arrive early to grab a floor spot, or just join in the choruses from the Club songbook. Bounds Green tube (Piccadilly Line) - 10 minutes' walk Bowes Park overground station - 1 minute's walk £5 entry Come early for a Mediterranean-inspired menu if you'd like to eat there.http://www.bowesandbounds.org Phone: 07774147296

  • Added By: Anne Heagney

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Local History Surgery

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    Would you like help conducting your own local history research? Then come along to our regular local history surgery.

    All members of the public, as well as members of the HHS and the Crouch End and District U3A who would like advice and assistance with their own personal local history research are invited to attend.

    Just telephone 07531866714 or email hornseyhistoricalsurgery@gmail.com in advance to book a half hour appointment and to let us know the advice and assistance you…

  • Added By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith
  • Tags: history surgery

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY : Trent Park's Very Secret War - Bugging the Nazis in WWII

  • Description:

    Dr Helen Fry has written extensively on the Second World War and her talk will focus on the British intelligence operation at Trent Park.  During the war, British intelligence bugged the conversations of German prisoners-of-war at three stately houses, including Trent Park in north London. Thousands of prisoners passed through the clandestine centre at Trent Park from 1939-1942, then from 1942 it was reserved for Hitler’s captured Generals.


    For over 60 years the secret listeners…

  • Added By: Deirdre Stowell-Smith

Singing for Fun

  • Description:

    Singing – a monthly event

    Folk songs, songs from musicals and 'the charts', songs you sang with others years ago… and would like to again.

    For people who like to sing… whether they have experience or not!

    Words provided.

  • Added By: Supporters APL

Items offered/wanted for sale/free = link to posts in this Forum category

Recommended Tradespeople = link to posts which have been tagged with e.g. 'builder' or 'window cleaner'

 

Events Calendar

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Open House Weekend at Hornsey Historical society - 22 Sept from 10-5pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Annual Jazz Festival in Albert Road Rec - 22 Sept from 2-7pm - Albert Road Rec

Events for Car-Free Day - 22 Sept various times - Middle Lane, Crouch End, and across London

Story Time and songs - 23 Sept at 10am - All Good Bookshop, Blue House Yard, Station Road nr. Wood Green Station (depending on the weather)

Friends of Albert Road Rec (FARRG) AGM - 24 Sept from 7.30-8.30pm - Pavilion Sports and Cafe, Albert Road Rec

Muswell Hill Creatives Autumn Market - 28 Sept from 10.30-5.30pm - St. James' Square (outside Planet Organic), Muswell Hill

Chris King: photographer/activist "Documenting Food Waste" - 30 Sept from 7.30-9.30 - Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane, N10 1PP

Let Muswell Hill know - 1 Oct from 7-9.30am - Highgate station. Joint leafletting action by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group and XR Haringey.

Muswell Hill Creatives Pop-up at Slipstitch - 1 - 5 Oct from 10am-5pm - 108 Alexandra Park Road N10 2AE. Slipstitch was formerly Fringe.

Singers' Night at Bowes Park Folk Club - 3 Oct at 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22

Thanksgiving Eucharist for Creation and Harvest - 6 Oct at 10am - St. Andrews' Church, Alexandra Park Road / Windermere Road N10

Talk: Trent Park's Very Secret War: Bugging the Nazis in WW2 - 9 Oct at 8pm - Union Church Hall, corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park N8. Hornsey Historical Society.

 

Safer Neighbourhoods Team (Police) - for next drop-in surgeries, see bottom of their webpage.

 

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Regular Activities

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Farmers Market in Alexandra Park - every Sunday 10-3pm - Hornsey Gate (bottom of Muswell Hill) except when at Campsbourne school dates here

Introductory martial arts course - Saturdays 12-1pm for 4-weeks, starting 20 July - Alexandra Park School, entrance in Rhodes Avenue

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Finding the Poem - Monday evenings  till July 8 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Prioritise your Writing Project - Tuesday mornings till July 16 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm during term-time at Alexandra Park School

Life Drawing classes - second Monday of every month, 7.30-10pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

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

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

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

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

Friends of Ally Pally Station Gardening Parties - last Sunday of every month between 3-5pm - Ally Pally Station

Jazz@Karamel - every Thursday evening, music from 8-10.30pm - Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green

Hornsey Historical Society: local history surgery - first Saturday of every month between 10.30-2.30pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Beginners Pilates Class with Clare - Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes

Pilates class for mixed abilities - Fridays from 10.15-11.15am - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes.

Alternative Art Club for 10-15yr olds - Thursdays from 6-7.30pm during term time - Highgate Wood School

Adults and Kids Fitness Classes in Albert Rec - Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am - Albert Road Rec

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

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.

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

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

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Around the World with HGO on August 3rd!

We're tremendously excited to welcome back four stars of HGO for our Summer Concert on August 3rd at St. Michael's Highgate - 'Around the World with HGO'. Our objective at HGO is 'advancing young singers' - supporting the next generation of opera stars. And our four soloists on Saturday are already making their way. Luci Briginshaw (soprano) was Donna Anna in our 2015 production of mozart's 'Don Giovanni'; Beth Moxon (mezzo-soprano) was…

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