‘BROOMFIELD SUMMER FESTIVAL’

DATES: 2 JUNE – 18 SEPT

VENUE: BROOMFIELD PARK

 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

 

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.

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

Sunday 26 June – Famous local garden open for Charity at 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road N10 (near St. Andrews Church), 2-6.30pm.

Sunday 26 June – Band in the Grove, 2-4pm. Alexandra Park.

Thursday 30 June – Macrame Knots for Pots workshop at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 6.30-8.30pm.

Saturday 2 July – Learn to make a summer skirt at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 10.30-2.30pm.

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

Sunday 3 July – Famous local garden open for Charity at 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road N10 (near St. Andrews Church), 2-6.30pm.

Thursday 7 July – ABC Embroidery at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 6.30-8.30pm.

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

Saturday 16 July – Special Educational Needs - the rights of parents of SEND children, talk at Muswell Hill Library, Queens Avenue, 2-3pm.

Saturday 16 July – Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra summer concert at St. Andrew’s Church, Alexandra Park Road N10, 7.30pm.

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.

Courses

Free Video Production Course – Monday afternoons starting 20 June, mostly online, 3-5pm. Collage Arts.

Children’s Martial Arts classes - Saturday mornings starting 18 June at Alexandra Park School, 12-1pm (check time).

 

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.

 

* * * 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.

 

 

 

 


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