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...
Vintage Swedish Army M58 Wool Tunic, Dated 1957, Unused, 42 inch chest for height 5' 10 - 5'11".Swedish Army field tunic of the style known as M58, though this example is dated 1957. New and unused and made by Sodebergs of Upsala. Heavy grey wool fabric and part lined with grey cotton twill. High collar, fitted waist, two slanting moleskin-lined hip pockets, two rear pockets, a bi-swing pleated back, cotton inserts under arms to prevent heat build up and a fold down fishtail tucked into the…Read more…
This pale yellow wool top is embellished with sequins and beads. It has a discreet YKK zip at the back. The inside is lined with pale yellow material - possibly viscose. The inside is clean and there is no staining in the armpit areas. The top is 55cm long from the middle of the shoulder to the bottom of the beaded fringe. Label says Kai-Ming, hand beaded 100 % Virgin Wool, made in British Empire, Medium (see photo). Ideal for a spring or summer wedding or other event. In very good condition.…Read more…
Christopher Owen’s latest book LOOKING FOR JOAN and Other Stories is now published.It can be ordered through bookshops etc and directly from the publisher Troubador. LINK: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/poetry-short-stories-and-plays/looking-for-joan-and-other-stories Stories are set in the UK, Ireland and USA.One of the stories Cyril Eyes Full Of Drink has received an Honourable Mention (in top 5) in the prestigious Costa Story Prize. A Day At The Cricket in top 50 with the BBC…Read more…
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Wednesday 21 February – Talk and discussion: Why do pensioners not receive the benefits they are due? At Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens (bottom), 1.30- 3pm.
Friday 23 - Sunday 25 February – the first Crouch End Literary Festival will be held at Hornsey Library and venues around N8.
Saturday 24 February – Open Meeting: campaign about the cuts to Alexandra Park Library at Alexandra Park Library Room 1 (first floor), 2-4pm. Supporters of Alexandra Park Library.
Saturdays 2 – 30 March – Free Martial Arts Classes at Alexandra Park School, The Gym, Rhodes Avenue, 12pm. Mixed gender classes, but free for women during March. See also other classes available.
Saturday 9 March – Fortismere Community Symphony Concert at St. Andrew’s Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), ** 7pm **.
Thursday 14 March – Sophie Crawford at Bowes Park Folk Club, Mum’s Bistro 143 Myddleton Road, Bowes Park N22, 7.45pm.
Saturday 16 March - Lunchtime Concert in St. Andrew's Church, corner of Alexandra Park Road N10 and Windermere Road, 1pm. Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and more, Muswell Hill Violin Studio.
Sunday 21 April – Crows at Bowes Park Folk Club, Shaftesbury Hall, N11 2QN, 2.30-5pm.
Ongoing courses and activities
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.
Zumba and fitness classes – Zumba is on Wednesday evenings, 7-7.50pm. All classes are at Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Club, Goring road N11.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…