website: www.fobp.events

The Friends of Broomfield Park are creating another summer to remember with a rich mix of events staged in the beautiful surroundings of the ‘Broomfield Bowl’. The programme runs from June to September and includes live music, open air theatre, family events, a food festival and much more.


Live music is a very popular part of the festival. Paul Dengle, producer behind the Livestockand Black Barn events at Forty Hall is organising a series of must-see acts from cover-bands Foo Fighterz, Reggae Matic, Vipers and Britpop Boys. Southgate’s St Harmonica’s Blues Club returns with its regular Sunday afternoon performances in August.


Broomfield Bowl has quickly built a reputation as a great venue for national touring theatre groups. The Three Inch Fools return to Broomfield Bowl with their quick costume and character changes,  plenty of humour, singing  beautifully harmonious songs and playing all manner of modern and traditional instruments. Founder James Hyde  says “Broomfield Park has become one of our favourite venues - we always get such a warm reception. We are really looking forward to our visits this year with our family event The Gunpowder Plot  and a new outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.”


Family entertainment is a big part of the programme with Awful Auntie, Wind in the Willowsand our local Chickenshed Theatre presenting a summer panto Cinderella in Boots and their ever-popular Tales from the Shed.


For a grown-up theatre goers, not-to-miss events include Bram Stoker’s Dracula,from the renowned Touring Shakespeare Company who bring their energy and accessibility to a brand new adaptation of this classic gothic horror tale which will make for an unforgettable evening of open air theatre.


Musical theatre also gets a turn with the award winning Illyria bringing another completely whacky Gilbert and Sullivan production. With sharp satire and glittering wit, The Pirates of Penzance is as fresh as ever and packed-full of memorable songs such as To be a Pirate King, Modern Major General and A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One.


Local performing arts school Centre Stage returns for outdoor performances from the current and former students. Principal Carole O’Shea says “last year we had our first outdoor events at Broomfield Bowl. Our families loved it and we are delighted to return this summer.”


Palmers Green food hero Clare Donovan and her Cooking Champions are runing  a delicious food festival reflecting the rich diversity of local food producers including  bakeries, restaurants, street food, fresh produce, craft beers, cocktails cokkery contests and live music adding to the fun.


The Broomfield Summer Festival is packed with new events and annual traditions such as Cogger’s and Bidall’s fun fairs and Zippos Circus. Lots to enjoy whatever your tastes. See the whole programme at  www.fobp.events.

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Events and Activities


Saturdays 7 and 14 May - Crochet for Beginners or Refreshers at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 1-3pm.

Saturday 7 May -  Fortismere Community Choir sing Suppe's Requiem at St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DD, 7.30pm.

Thursday 12 May – Singers’ night/Open mic at Bowes Park Folk Club at Mum’s Bistro, 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG, 7.45pm.

Saturday 14 May – Haringey History Fair 2022 at Bruce Castle Museum, 10.15-4.45pm.

Saturday 21 May – Muswell Hill Creatives Makers Fair at St. James’ Square, Muswell Hill (outside Planet Organic and Everyman Cinema), 10.30-5.30pm.

Sunday 22 May – The Story of Me: family art workshop at Bruce Castle Museum, 1.30-4pm.

Friday 20 May - Knit a 'Colours of the World' Shawl at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 10.30-12.30pm.

Saturdays 21 and 28 May - Learn to Sew Palazzo Trousers at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green,10.30-2.30pm.

Sunday 29 May – The Big Green Fair at Hornsey Parish Church, bottom of Cranley Gardens, 10-2pm. Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Thursday 2 June – Saturday 24 September – Broomfield Summer Festival in Broomfield Park. Theatre, music, activities and performances for children, food and drink, fun fair ...

Thursday 2 June – Family Theatre: the Gunpowder Plot in Broomfield Park, 2.30-4.30pm.

Tuesday 7 June – Twelfth Night in Broomfield Bowl, 7.30pm.

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

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.





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