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Welcome to the latest news from Alexandra Park Neighbours          11 June 2022

                                            New trees for Outram Road


News and Snippets

A decision has been made about the final design for the refurbished Alexandra Park Library, which includes a lift to the first floor, where there will also be a larger community room which will be available for talks, communal events etc. Cllr. Alessandra reports on this, and the timescale for the works.

Thanks to Haringey's tree sponsorship scheme, residents of Outram Road celebrate their newly planted street trees.

Problems with beleagured Enforcement Officers, and some suggestions regarding the issue of overhanging hedges.

Alessandra gives an update on the drainage work and refurbishment of the playground at OR Tambo Rec.

We have pictures of Platinum Jubilee street parties in Alexandra Park.

Alex reports on an atmospheric and engaging open air performance of Twelfth Night in Broomfield Park by Three Inch Fools.

Come to a FREE architectural walk exploring Kings Cross to north Bloomsbury, on Sunday 12 June from 3 - 4.30pm

Sunshine Garden Centre is commended.

Haringey Council announce their new cabinet.




ReadEasy has a volunteer opportunity.

Annabel recommends a local supplier of cleaning materials in bulk (amongst other things) in re-used containers.


Events and Activities, Exhibitions and Courses

Thursday 2 June-24 September – Broomfield Summer Festival at Broomfield Park (just north of Bounds Green and the north circular). Live music, open air theatre, family events, a food festival and more in the Broomfield Bowl.

Wednesday 15 June – Advanced Polymer Clay Earrings workshop at Zebra Ceramics, 110 Alexandra Park Road N10, 7-9pm.

Thursday 16 June – Crouch End and District U3A Open Day at Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park N8 9PX, 10.30-12.30pm.

Friday 17 June – Bram Stoker’s DRACULA at Broomfield Park, 7-10pm. New dramatisation by Facsimile Productions (open air theatre).

Saturday 18 June – Summer Craft and Gift Market at Union Church Community Centre, Weston Park N8 9PX, 12-4pm.

Saturday 18 June – Beginners Knitting at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 1-3pm.

Saturday 18 June – Heading for Extinction and what to do about it at Muswell Hill Library, 2-3pm. Talk given by local residents Marilyn Taylor and Jessica McKoen from Muswell Hill Extinction Rebellion group, on the science of the climate and ecological emergency, with ideas on how to bring about the change we need.

Saturday 25 June – Beginners Knitting at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 1-3pm.

Sunday 3 July – Introduction to Bookbinding with the Idle Bindery at 1 Tetherdown, Muswell Hill N10 1ND, 10-1pm.

Saturday 9 July – Lunchtime Concert with V&J Ensemble: Gounod at St. Andrew’s Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 1-2pm.

See here for Music and Art events at Karamel/MAAD, including Collage Kids performance events on Saturday mornings at 11.30am. At 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green N22 6UJ.

Ongoing courses and activities

Salsa with Sureka – live course on 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.

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

Atelier Painting - Tuesday evenings starting 19th April in artist's studio in Alexandra Park, 7-9.30pm. 11 week course, not suitable for absolute beginners.

Painting for Adults - Thursdays starting 21 April, either mornings 10-12.30pm, or afternoons 1.30-4pm, at CUFOS Community Centre (the old railway station) Top of The Avenue N10. 11 week term.

Free training for creative freelancers and businesses in Tottenham – 20 April - 2 May online.

* * * New series of Writing Courses from Collage Writing Room * * *

Finding the Poem 2 – Monday evenings for 6 weeks starting 6 June on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Life Writing and Memoir Workshop - evenings – Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks starting 8 June for 6 weeks on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Introduction to Creative Writing: Part 2 - Tuesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 7 June for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm.

Flash Fiction Workout  – write short, short stories! Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 11 May on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

Prioritise your Writing - Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting 8 June for 6 weeks on zoom, 10.30-1pm.

Write a Novella – Wednesday evenings on zoom for 6 weeks starting 11 May, 6.30-9pm.

Novella Fever (shorter fiction workshop) - Wednesday evenings starting 11 May for 6 weeks on zoom, 6.30-9pm.


Sisters, Sirens and Saints, imagining the women of Beatrice Offor – at Bruce Castle Museum from Sept 22 to May 28 2022. Special exhibition that explores the portraits of one of the first women students who were trained at the Slade, going on to become one of the few successful commercial Edwardian female artists.

Our feature pic this week is of residents of Outram Road, pleased with the new trees planted by the Council.


With warmest wishes

Susie Holden and Annabel Gregory

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