This exhibition of archives, artefacts and oral histories from the Haringey Vanguard Collection at Bruce Castle Museum marks the end of an exceptional flagship heritage project, collecting and preserving the history of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBTQ+ community and activism in Haringey from the 1970s to the 1990s.

The title is a nod to the 'We Have Always Been Here' Report, authored by Linda King in 1987 to address the exclusion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voices from an LGBTQ+ archive.

Exploring the Vanguard collections you can find out about the invaluable work activists undertook to promote acceptance, as well as learn about Haringey Council’s pioneering role in the UK’s fight for equality. You can also look back and celebrate the camaraderie and cultural pride at the heart of community life from that time.

The project Haringey Vanguard was funded between 2018-2021 by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This partnership project was led by Veronica McKenzie, with Haringey Archive and Museum Service at Bruce Castle and supported by London Metropolitan Archives.

How to book your visit: This exhibition is currently open Wednesday to Saturday for pre-booked visits only at specific sessions during the day.

For times, availability and how to book, please follow the link: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture-and-entertainment/visiting-haringey/bruce-castle-museum/whats/exhibitions

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Events and Activities

Friday 3 December – Rio Trio at Karamel*, 8pm.

Saturday 4 December – Community Gardening on the Triangle, 11am.

Saturday 4 December – Keith Kahn-Harris talks about his new book The Babel Message: a love letter to language at All Good Bookshop, 35 Turnpike Lane, Wood Green, 6-7pm.

Saturday 4 December – Bach's Magnificat and Christmas Carols at St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road, N10 2DD, 7.30pm. Fortismere Community Choir's Christmas concert.

Sunday 5 December – Christmas Cracker Fair at Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, 11 South Grove N6 6BS, 11-5pm.

Sunday 5 December – Revolution: a night of theatre, music and poetry at Karamel*, 6.30pm.

Monday December 6 - Green Open Homes online tour and advice event. Muswell Hill Sustainability Group.

Thursday 9 December - Meet the Children's Agent: a talk with Christabel McKinley of David Higham Associates on Zoom, 10.30-11.30 am.. From Collage Writing Room.

Thursday 9 December - Time Zone at Karamel*, 8pm.

Friday 10 December – Learn to Sew a personalized cushion cover! at Stitch Crafts and Classes, 364 Green Lanes, N13 5 XL (inside Post Office main entrance), 11-1pm.

Friday 10 December – Soul Funk Secret at Karamel*, 8pm.

Saturday 11 December - Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Fair in St. James Square N10 (outside Planet Organic), 10.30-4pm.

Saturday 11 December - Singing Carols for Shelter with V&J Ensemble at Owens Food Store 90 Alexandra Park Road N10, 11am.

Saturday 11 December - Collage Kids: Baden Prince's African Stories at Karamel*, 11.30-12.30pm. Free, but please book.

Saturday 11 December -  Burning Ballroom and Die-In event in Wood Green outside the Vue cinema (opp. Wood Green station), 12-2pm.

 Saturday 11 December - An Eve of Xmas Spirit at Karamel*, 7pm.

 

Exhibitions

Weaving Tales of Resilience at Bruce Castle Museum from 22 September to 26 February 2022. How diverse communities in Tottenham pulled together the community threads of resilience; created from textiles and film media.

Sisters, Sirens and Saints – imagining the women of Beatrice Offor, at Bruce Castle Museum, from 22 September – 23 December.

Lockdowns and Landscapes at Hornsey Library, Haringey Park N8, from 29 November - 11 December.

 

Courses and Activities

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.

Collage Kids: Rhythm and Song Sessions - Tuesdays at Karamel*, 10-11.15am. Free.

Movers and Shakers - Thursdays at Karamel*, 11.30-12pm. Music and movement for babies and toddlers.

Salsa with Sureka – live course on Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG, 7-8pm. 

* * * Writing Courses with Collage Writing Room * * *

Finding the Poem Set 2 – Monday evenings starting 1 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Creative Writing Foundation part 2 – Tuesday mornings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Life Writing and Memoir – Tuesday mornings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Write into Childhood – Tuesday evenings starting 2 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

Prioritise your Writing! – Wednesday mornings starting 3 Nov on zoom, 10.30-1pm. Collage Writing Room course. 

Short Fiction Workshop – Wednesday evenings starting 3 Nov on zoom, 6.30-9pm. Collage Writing Room course.

 

*Karamel Restaurant is in Coburg Road, Wood Green.

 

 

 


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