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Bulb planting in the Community Gardens

On Saturday 3rd Dec. there will be the regular PGRA Community Gardening session to plant bulbs in the Albert Road flower beds.

Can you spare some time on Saturday December 3rd to help us plant a HUGE quantity of spring bulbs?

We are hoping to repeat the splendid display of colour that we achieved last year.  We have a large number of beautiful hyacinth, daffodil, narcissi tulips and new perennial's to plant so we would appreciate the help of as many as possible.  Don't worry if you can only help for a short time - all help will be appreciated.

 Please meet at Albert Road/Crescent Rise beds between 11.00a.m.-1.00p.m 

Alternatively, come and help to complete bulb planting at Palace Gates Road/Crescent Road Triangle on Wednesday 30th at 10.30, for about an hour. Although we have already planted some bulbs in The Triangle beds, we have now received the bulbs supplied free to community groups from Haringey.

 Further details at Palace Gates Community Gardening

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Handel Choral Concert

Fortismere Community Choir has its Christmas performance in St Andrew’s church (Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DD)
on Saturday 17 December, 7:30pm.
This time it’s a programme of Handel, including the rarely-performed (but beautiful) Ode to St Cecilia and the old favourite Zadok the Priest.
We will be joined by soloists from Clemens Non Papa consort and our musical director is Marvin Perrott. If that’s not quite enough, there’s the ever popular bar at the interval.
Tickets £10/£8 are now available from Les Aldrich (98 Fortis Green Road, N10 3HN). 
Our last concert sold out two weeks before, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
Here’s a taster of the music: Ode to Queen Anne
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A Very Merry Muswell!

Saturday 3rd December 1-5pm in St. James' Square, Muswell Hill. Come and see Muswell Hill's first community Christmas Tree lit up. The Very Merry Muswell celebrations will feature choirs (including Alexandra Choir) and singers, plenty of festive food and drink, stalls of various kinds, and of course Father Christmas in his grotto. You can donate food and presents to the Community Soup Kitchen Project, and don't forget to visit local shops for Small Business Saturday. The annual Santa Dash takes place at 10am.

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Muswell Hill Creatives will be back in St James's Square this Saturday with work on sale by Liz Harrap Horton Cards, at sarah's (patchwork textiles), Jess Albert Prints, Rachel Orme (bags & accessories), Elvira van Vredenburgh Designs (cards, gift wrap & scarves), Romor Designs (Shibori lampshades, scarves & textiles), Isabella Lepri Ceramics and Wyckoff Smith Jewellery. Your perfect opportunity to shop local and handmade this Christmas. 

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SCAF! Sing Carols with Alexandra chorus & Friends !

to help us raising funds for the London Centre of Children with Cerebral Palsy.

The more we are, the more fun will have, the more we will raise :)

Saturday 3 December at 11am-11.30am and 4.45pm-5pm, 

In front of Planet Organic, 111-117 Muswell Hill Rd, London N10 3HS.

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Sun Nov 27 from 2:30-5:30pm at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Rd, London N8 9LP
 Entry: £1 adults, 20p kids                                    #AltXmas16  
Before you get overwhelmed by the Christmas frenzy in the shops, come and enjoy meeting some local artists, craftspeople, authors, food & drink producers & more.  There'll be affordable gifts, a range of unusual vouchers,  inspiration for the new year, free gift-wrapping, and ... 
Cafe  - teas and snacks
Cake Stall  - homemade treats
Soda Stand  - special flavour created for the day by Square Root Soda Works
Foraged Cocktail Bar  - Organic spirits infused with herbs & fruit, served with original soda flavours
Live musical entertainment
Displays by local artists & craftspeople, including spoon-carving demonstrations
Children can be kept busy wrapping presents, making artisan* cards and decorations. (Adults allowed to join in too.)

* had to get that word in somewhere...
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Martial arts beginners' course (2017)

Just wanted to let you know about a course we are running in January 2017. 

BJJ Beginners Course

Alexandra Park BJJ will be running a 4 week introductory course in January 2017. It will cover all the basic skills and movements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The course enables you to develop your fitness levels, balance, coordination and flexibility develop in a no-pressure environment and provides the opportunity to start a new sport at a reasonable price with like minded beginners. 

Course will run on Thursdays 7.30pm-9.00pm at Alexandra Park School, Rhodes Avenue, London, N22 7UT.

All participants on the course will be able to attend our Monday and Saturday classes for free for the duration of the course.


£25 per person (+booking fee)

£20 per person with concessions for full time students/ unwaged (+ booking fee)

Limited space so please book in advance

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Christmas Mini Market

Pavilion Cafe

Albert Road Recreation Ground

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 10.00-16.00

Several local crafts people have joined together to create a two-day Christmas Mini Market.  Every year Jo and Rachel have spent the last Saturday in November selling handmade gifts at the Pavilion Cafe (thanks Robbie).  We have often been asked if we will be there the next day and this year we will be!  Several friends are coming along to join us.  There will be Christmas wreaths and table decorations, either to buy then or to order, jewellery, hand knits and sews, candles, cards and more and, Sunday only, local honey will be on offer.

Come and browse the stalls, have some coffee and cake.  We look forward to seeing you and your friends.


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Events and Activities (covid19-era-friendly!)

Zoom session on Oracles - 29 July from 12-12.30pm.

Zero Market N22 is back! - 2 Aug from 11-4pm, Myddleton Road Market N22

Slipstitch are offering a variety of craft activities for children to do at home during the holidays

Finding the Poem writing course - zoom sessions on Monday evenings during June and July from 6.45-9.15pm.

Tales TV - online storytelling for ages 0-6years, from Chickenshed Theatre. Aired Tuesdays and Thursdays, and available thereafter.

Stories with Teddy - online storytelling, with new episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on YouTube. For children 3years+

What to do when self-isolating? See suggestions (4 April) for free offerings by the British Film Institute and MUBI, National Theatre and Royal Court, and a local production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, in addition to those suggested in the previous APN newsletter (21 March).



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