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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 Calendar

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Woodstove Wisdom evening - 21 Jan from 7.30-9pm - at an MHSG member's home in Alexandra Park

Galitizin Ensemble Concert - 22 Jan at 7.30pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road/Windermere Road N10

Wood Green drop-in exhibition - 22 Jan from 5-7pm and 23-25 Jan all day - various locations in Wood Green. Haringey Council.

Dr. Faustess - a demonic new musical by local composer - 22-24 Jan at 7.30pm and 23 Jan at 2.30pm - Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street NW8 8EH

Tackling the Climate Emergency - what can we do in Muswell Hill? - 23 Jan from 8-10pm - Garden Room, Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Page's Lane N10 1PP

Talkies Community Cinema: Stan and Ollie - 24 Jan at 7.30pm - Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club, Goring Road (off Brownlow Road) N11

Talk: The Russian Anarchists and Dissidents in East London from 1890-1910 - 29 Jan at 7.30pm - Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane N17

Singing for Fun - 31 Jan from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library

Zero Market N22 - 2 Feb from 11-4pm - Myddleton Road N22 8NE



Local courses in the New Year:

Salsa Wednesdays in North London - 8 Jan from 7-8pm - Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG. Course runs until March.

Girls under 11 Cricket - 12 Jan from 10-12pm - Beacon High School (previously called Holloway School), Carleton Road N7 0JG. Organised by North Middlesex Cricket Club. Course runs until March.

Safer Neighbourhoods Team (Police) - for next drop-in surgeries, see bottom of their webpage.


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Regular Activities

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Farmers Market in Alexandra Park - every Sunday 10-3pm - Hornsey Gate (bottom of Muswell Hill) except when at Campsbourne school dates here

Introductory martial arts course - Saturdays 12-1pm for 4-weeks, starting 20 July - Alexandra Park School, entrance in Rhodes Avenue

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Finding the Poem - Monday evenings  till July 8 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Prioritise your Writing Project - Tuesday mornings till July 16 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm during term-time at Alexandra Park School

Life Drawing classes - second Monday of every month, 7.30-10pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

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

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

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

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

Friends of Ally Pally Station Gardening Parties - last Sunday of every month between 3-5pm - Ally Pally Station

Jazz@Karamel - every Thursday evening, music from 8-10.30pm - Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green

Hornsey Historical Society: local history surgery - first Saturday of every month between 10.30-2.30pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Beginners Pilates Class with Clare - Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes

Pilates class for mixed abilities - Fridays from 10.15-11.15am - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes.

Alternative Art Club for 10-15yr olds - Thursdays from 6-7.30pm during term time - Highgate Wood School

Adults and Kids Fitness Classes in Albert Rec - Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am - Albert Road Rec

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

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.

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

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

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