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Welcome to the latest newsletter from Alexandra Park Neighbours.              6 Oct 2018

                                          Signs of autumn in Alexandra Park


Sunday 7 October – help clear up the Wildlife Area and watch Hornsey Fire Brigade Refilling the Pond - dried out after the long hot summer - at the pond area in Albert Road Rec (behind playground), 10-1pm.

Sunday 7 October – gifts and practical items made by skilled crafts people, artists and network businesses will be on sale at the Craft and Gift Event at Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End, 11-5pm.

Sunday 7 October – Children (aged 1-7 years) take part with drama and percussion in Poulenc’s light and witty music Babar the Elephant. At Highgate United Reformed Church N6 6BA, 4-5pm.

Wednesday 10 October –Beneath the Clocktower is a film about the struggle, survival and success of Crouch End’s longest serving independent businesses. At Union Church Hall, Corner of Ferme Park Road / Weston Park N8, 8-9pm. Hornsey Historical Society.

Thursday 11 October – discuss local Health Services that matter to you at Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) public meeting, either at 2-4pm, or 6-8pm. Both meetings are at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London N15 4JA.

Friday 12 October – visit the Edmonton Eco Park (incinerator and composting facility),10.30-12pm. Booking essential, check for details of meet-up.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October - Muswell Hill Creatives pop-up will have knitwear, ceramics, Japanese textiles, jewellery, prints and more (different stalls on different days) for sale in the yard at the Victoria Stakes pub, 1 Muswell Hill, 12-6pm.

Saturday 13 October – Alexandra Chorus perform 5 Duets by Purcell, Gounod’s Missa Brevis No.7 and more at their Chamber Music Evening in St. Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 7.30pm.

Monday 15 October – Muswell Hill Sustainability Group presents Hot Tips for Warm Homes – a free evening of advice on energy saving, draught-proofing and home insulation. At Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10.

Wednesday 17 October – come along to the Friends of Albert Road Recreation Ground (FARRG) AGM and find out about all their current activities. At Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec, 7.30pm.

Thursday 18 October –Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading and drink tea with Freya in the Lakeside Cafe, Alexandra Park, 2-3pm.

Thursday 18 - 21 October – Canadian ice dancers Le Patin Libre bring THRESHOLD to the UK for the first time, following their appearance on BBC2 earlier this year. 2 performances most evenings at the Ice Rink, Alexandra Palace. Part of London’s Dance Umbrella festival.

Saturday 20 October – try freshly pressed apple juice at the annual Apple Day Celebration organised by Transition Crouch End. Also unusual varieties to taste, kid’s activities and tea and cakes, at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Rd N8 9LP, 3-6pm.

Wednesday 24 October – Haringey Council have set up a forum to discuss the proposed development for Crescent Mews, to be held in the Council Chamber at Haringey Civic Centre, 7pm. Come along and have your say about this contentious planning application.

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November – roll up for the annual Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival in Alexandra Park, from 5pm on the Friday and 4pm on the Saturday. With family activities, circus, StrEATfood stalls, live music, bonfire and the separately ticketed German Bier Festival.

Saturday 3 November – the annual Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit's Community Firework Display begins with a low-noise display at 5.30pm, followed by the main display at 8pm. Plus bonfire and food stalls. At the Scout Park, Bounds Green, N11 2PB, from 5.30-9.30pm.

And finally, Clare is running Pilates classes for Beginners on Wednesdays at 6.45-7.45pm, and for Mixed Abilities on Fridays at 10.15-11.15am, both at South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd N4 (entrance off Green Lanes).



 With the imminent reopening of the Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace, Isobel is looking for volunteer theatre assistants to help out.

Stephen has put out a final call for photos to be included in the 2019 Alexandra Park calendar.

Anna has some free wall/floor tiles to give away

Cathy recommends some enthusiastic plumbers.

Marvi the grey cat is looking for a home.



Local milkmen Steve and Tony of Palace Dairies have added Crescent Road and Dagmar Road to their 'patch', and can also supply soya and almond milk.

Michelle is starting a new book swap library in the Yard cafe, at Alexandra Palace station, and would like us to help it get going by bringing a book.

This week's feature pic is of the avenue leading to the ice-rink in Alexandra Park.


With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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