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 6 August – Learn to make a Kimono at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, (inside Post Office entrance) Palmers Green, 10.30-2.30pm

Sunday 7 August – Rob Thom Band playing in the Grove, 2-4pm. Alexandra Park.

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.


Martial arts course (beginners) – Saturday mornings for 6 weeks starting 3 September at Alexandra Park School, 12-?1pm.

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

Free online training and accreditation for Tottenham Creatives from 26 Sept, 4-6pm.

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

Ongoing courses and activities

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.

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.

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.

All Good Bookshop has many regular events - book groups of course, also music, writing, yoga .... at 35 Turunpike Lane.



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