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Widow or widower

Local focus group is looking for anyone who can spare an hour or two imminently to share views on life after being widowed. Group to take place informally in AP home, with refreshments and cash payment provided. At this point, please reply directly to / 020 8888 3600. Thanks.

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Evening talk
Wednesday 26 April, 7.30pm
To mark a new artwork by Turner Prize winning collective Assemble at Seven Sisters Station, Art on the Underground curator Kiera Blakey will discuss the role of contemporary public art today.
Commissioned by Art on the Underground and due for completion in Summer 2017 the artwork challenges traditional notions of public art as a monument or formal sculpture. The artists have developed a shop unit that has lain derelict on the Seven Sisters Station approach for 20 years. From rebuilding the structure, to an interim use as a ceramic studio, the unit will eventually be returned to function as a commercial unit. In relation to this turn in public art, Kiera will discuss the different modes of public art today and why work like Assemble’s is more important than ever.
For more information on Art on the Underground, see:
For more information on Assemble, see:
Doors open at 7pm. Talk begins tat 7.30pm.
Car park on site. Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham N17 8NU
020 8808 8772
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Munch and Listen lunchtime talks programme
Monday 24 April, 12.15pm
Join us for our free lunchtime talk with Ian Betts, Senior Specialist (Building Materials) from MOLA 
(Museum of London Archaeology).
Ian will show us the beautiful examples of various designs and types of tin-glazed (Delftware) used in London houses over 400 years. Dating from the mid-15th to early 19th century, these will include floor tiles imported from Valencia and Seville in Spain, Antwerp in Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as examples produced in London and Liverpool, made to decorate walls in these large houses. His talk will be illustrated by the many finds from the Museum of London collections. He will examine how such tiles were used and the buildings in which they can still be found, including a house in Highgate and examples (now in Bruce Castle Museum) originating from a fire-surround in Dial House, Tottenham.
Ian is the author of the book 'Tin-glazed Tiles from London' by Ian M. Betts and Rosemary J. Weinstein (Museum of London Archaeology, 2010).
All welcome.
Doors open at 12 noon. Talk begins at 12.15pm.
Bring your lunch. Refreshments available.
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772
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Munch and Listen programme: Monday 27 March, 12.15pm

Lucinda Gosling discusses the life and career of William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), one of Britain's best-loved humorous artists, who was born in Stroud Green and lived for some time in Highgate. She looks in particular at his cartoons produced during the First World War, a period that inspired him to finely hone the convoluted contraptions and absurd inventions with which he forever after became associated.

Doors open at 12 noon. Refreshments available.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle

Lucinda works at Mary Evans Picture Library and is author of several books on Great War illustration and cartoons, including 'Brushes & Bayonets' (Osprey, 2008), 'It's All A Bit Heath Robinson' (History Press, 2015) and 'A Better 'Ole' (History Press, 2015).

Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU

020 8808 8772

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Evening talk: Wednesday 29 March, 7.30pm
We welcome Carol Tulloch (Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at University of the Arts London) for this special illustrated evening talk to complement our current exhibition ‘Wraparound’ at Bruce Castle Museum. Carol will be considering what contributions textiles have made to the styles created by individuals of the African Diaspora. She will draw on some of her past cultural heritage projects, which have explored dress, Black identities and style narratives.
Professor Carol Tulloch is based at the Chelsea College of Arts, is a member of the Transnational Arts, Identity and Nation Research Centre (TrAIN), and also the Chelsea/V&A Fellow at the V&A Museum. As a curator and writer, her recent work includes the book 'The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora', the exhibition and book 'Rock Against Racism: Syd Shelton' (co-curator and co-author).
All welcome.
Doors open at 7pm. Talk begins 7.30pm.
Refreshments available.
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
020 8808 8772;
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Palace Gates Residents Association gardening volunteers will be meeting for our first gardening session of 2017 on Saturday 4th March. It would be fantastic if some new people who appreciate the work that is being done would come and introduce themselves.

Hopefully you will have noticed the spring bulbs are starting to blossom - particularly in The Triangle beds; there should be a very colourful display over the next month.

The beds on Albert Road/Crescent Rise have also been set with spring bulbs and they are beginning to emerge too.  However, they have been struggling due to over healthy weed growth and also being suffocated by leaves. We have removed a quantity of leaves but the beds are really in need of more clearing and weeding and we would really appreciate as much help as you can give.

Please join us on Saturday 4th between 11a.m.-1p.m. at Albert Road/Crescent Rise junction flower beds

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Hi all.  It's been a busy start to the year for our collective of designers and makers!

Call for new members! 

We are looking for new members to join our friendly & creative bunch here at Muswell Hill Creatives.  Deadline for new members applications is 17th March.  Membership details and application form here.

Apply for a guest stall at our Spring Market!

Our market returns to St James's Square, Muswell Hill (opposite Sainsburys) on Saturday 6th May.  We have spaces for up to 6 guest creatives to join members of Muswell Hill Creatives to have a stall on the day.  Deadline 24th March 2017.  Details & application form here.

Any questions, please email me on .  Thanks!  Rachael Booth-Clibborn

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Spring is on its way and with it our next market!

We are hosting a fab weekender 'blooming' with Vintage wares. Lots of new vendors on our books bringing fashion / collectables / midcentury / furniture. And of course our steadfast regulars with all their new stock.
Forkanddram providing delicious refreshments in the Cafe of course!

Hornsey Parish Church Hall Cranley Gardens, Crouch End N10 3AH

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

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Saturday March 4th 10.30 am to noon

This weekend, March 3-5, is Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean and we would like to do our bit in the park. The park contractors, John O'Conner, do a great job keeping the large areas of the Park free of litter, but it can accumulate in bushes and brambles which is where we come in. We had a successful session earlier this month at the west end of the park, but now we want to tackle the east end.

Please come along to help - we will provide gloves, bags and litter pickers, but you do need to dress to cope with muddy ground underfoot and the occasional entanglement with brambles.

Join us on Saturday morning at 10.30am at the Gas Hut which is the small brick building by the Bedford Road entrance to the park.
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Commemorative Film with Orchestral Score from Haringey Young Musicians Conductor Peter Desmond





Talkies Community Cinema,Talkies Community Cinema
in partnership with Haringey Young Musicians and Heartlands High School, are proud to present one of 100 international screenings of the original 1916 film with live orchestral score to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The event launches a creative musical project by schools. 
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A reminder to all local parents. The open meeting of FAIR FUNDING FOR ALL SCHOOLS is happening this Tuesday 21st at Coleridge Primary School - 77 Crouch End Hill N8 8DN at 8pm.

All schools in England are facing the biggest real term cuts in spending in a generation! The government is telling us that spending on schools is protected, but 90% of schools in England will see net funding reduced over the next four years. The campaign's new website is

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Talk organised by Friends of Alexandra Park:

The place and street names in London, which we use every day, have fascinating origins most of which are a mystery to us.  Mathew Frith of the London Wildlife Trust will reveal to us how many have been derived from natural features, rural practices or plants and animals: like Hanger from the Old English 'hangra' - a wooded slope. Come to the talk and hear the whole story.

Join us for refreshments from 7:30pm with the talk starting at 8pm prompt.

Space is limited, so please email to book places and we will reply with the venue.

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World Bee Day fair with North London Beekeepers - 20 May from 11-4.30pm - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way

Muswell Hill Creatives Pop-up Shop - 14-20 May from 10-5pm - 14 Avenue Mews (next to MH Library) N10

Conscientious Objection Remembered: Artist's talk at Bruce Castle - 21 May 12.15 - Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU

Jazz@Karamel: Babelfish - 24 May from 7pm - Karamel Restaurant

Open Mic Night at Karamel - 25 May from 7pm - Karamel Restaurant

Haringey Vegan Fayre - 26 May from 10-5.30pm - Karamel Restaurant

Ska Reggae Party - 26 May from 6pm - Karamel Restaurant

Alexandra Park School Family Fun Day - 3 Jun from 12-5pm - Albert Road Rec

Oka Vanga at Bowes Park Folk Club - 7 Jun from 8pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road N22

Palace Gates Summer Fete - 17 June from 12.30-5pm - Palace Gates Triangle (corner of Crescent Road)

Palmers Green Festival - 2 Sep from 12-7pm - Broomfield Park


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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

Creative Writing for Kids (8-12yrs) - every Saturday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 10-11.15am.

Movers and Shakers: music and movement for babies and toddlers - every Tuesday until July at Karamel Restaurant, 11.15-11.45am.

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.

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

Salsa Wednesdays - classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11

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

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm at Alexandra Park School

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

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

Make, Play and Prosecco - free drop-in craft and social sessions on Wednesdays 7.30-9.30 at Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

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

Three Reading Groups at Big Green Bookshop - at 7pm on the last Monday in the month, the second Tuesday in the month, and the Short Story group on the first Thursday in the month

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

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