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Saturday 28 July 2018 until Monday 22 April 2019

Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House and Park

Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS  

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Organised jointly by Enfield Museum and the Broomfield House Trust with the support of the Enfield Society. 

Many local people will remember when Broomfield House was open to the public, some will have taken there to be weighed as babies or visited its museum, art displays and café.  The exhibition's photographs, paintings and objects - salvaged after the fires - will bring back memories.

One of the glories of Broomfield House was its staircase adorned by murals painted by Gerard Lanscroon.  These were rescued from the fire and have been in storage ever since.  The exhibition will include a newly restored section of the murals, depicting the godess Minerva.

There will be an accompanying programme of events, some at the Dugdale, others in Broomfield Park, suitable for all ages from babies upwards, comprising talks on the history of both house and park, craft sessions, an art exhibition, a poetry workshop, guided tours of the park, a children's tree trail, a special halloween event and a "Taste of Broomfield" evening

Exhibition events at the Dugdale Centre

Saturday Arts Club

Pop in to the Museum on the 1st Saturday of the Month and make a simple and quick craft to take home.

  • Saturday 26th January 2019: Inspired by the Bees of Broomfield Park
  • Saturday 23 February 2019: Inspired by the running track
  • Saturday 30 March 2019: Inspired by old postcards
  • Saturday 27 April 2019: Inspired by spring flowers

Sessions are: 10.30am-11am, 11am-11.30am, 11.30am-12 noon.

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Advance online bookings recommended for all events include free ones. Book online or pop into the Dugdale Centre to book at Box Office.

Exhibition events in Broomfield Park

Revealed Tours of Broomfield Park

Join The Broomfield House Trust for a guided walk of Broomfield Park, revealing little known facts about the history of the house and the park.

Dates: 20 March, 17 April, at 1.30pm

Find out more here


 Advance online bookings recommended for all events include free ones. Book online or pop into the Dugdale Centre to book at Box Office.

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Saturday 29 September 2018 until Sunday 27 January 2019

Exhibition: The Art of the Gestetner

Wednesday to Sunday, 1 - 5pmBruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU  

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Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Norwegian Embassy in London
 
The art group Alt Går Bra present a new exhibition exploring the political and social history of the Gestetner duplicating machine.
 
Featuring over 100 artefacts uncovered from Haringey and beyond, the exhibition explores the Gestetner machine as a device that revolutionised the office. It also reveals how the machines were put to alternative use, enabling a wave of political activists, artists and writers to produce printed publications quickly, affordably and with relative ease.
 
The Gestetner factory stood in Tottenham for over 80 years as a major employer in Haringey, fast becoming the largest duplicating factory in the world. Duplicators provided an efficient and labour-saving way for offices to organise and circulate increasing amounts of information. These versatile machines were also at the heart of small organisations, schools and churches, used to provide information to the community in the form of bulletins, pamphlets and letters.
 
The exhibition will present material from Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive along with fanzines, political publications, and Alt Går Bra’s own mimeographic works.
 
Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive’s collection of Gestetner artefacts include the fantastically illustrated house publications, which record the life of the factory in the 1950s and 1960s underscoring the company's close roots to Tottenham. 
 
The exhibition will also feature material displayed for the first time as a collection: duplicated fanzines and alternative publications from the 1930s - 1980s. These amateur publications demonstrate the high level of creativity that was achieved with stencilling, as well as the extent to which duplicating technology enabled marginal groups to network and exchange ideas. This ability to self-publish is beautifully reflected in the host of newspapers and scouting publications on display. 
 
Political pamphlets focus on the Gestetner’s potential to spread information outside the mainstream printing industry, leading to a number of political organisations to adopt the machines. Duplicated material by the Committee of 100 and the Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party illustrate this aspect. The Gestetner as a clandestine printing device is seen in the pamphlets by the Spies for Peace group, exposing the government's secret plans to run the country in the case of nuclear war.
 
The exhibition will include a retrospective of Alt Går Bra’s mimeographed works over the last four years. This section of the exhibition will center on Alt Går Bra’s book ​The Mimeograph, A Tool for Radical Art and Political Contestation , a compilation of texts by contemporary scholars worldwide dedicated to mimeography and the first known publication dedicated to mimeographic works. ​Alt Går Bra will show its mimeographed books, publications and prints, along with newly produced work for this exhibition.
 
An events programme will run alongside the exhibition, including an oral history walk around the former factory site and a series of Gestetner duplicator workshops.
 
About Alt Går Bra Alt Går Bra is an art and research group exploring the intersections between art and politics through exhibitions and publications. 

www.altgarbra.org  

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Sunday 14 October 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions

Wednesday to Sunday only
Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU  

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Discover more about Georgian Black Londoners in this new exhibition which reveals recent research about James Townsend, the Lord of the Manor at Bruce Castle during the 18th century, and his black heritage and connections, alongside a collection of rare and unusual portraits of Black Georgians.

Kindly supported by the Fellowship of St John.

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Thursday 20 December 2018 until Friday 1 February 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm

Joint Exhibitions: Inspirations of Broomfield Past and Present / Broomfield Boundaries

Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS  

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A JOINT EXHIBITION

INSPIRATIONS OF BROOMFIELD: PAST AND PRESENT - By Anne Hutchings

BROOMFIELD BOUNDARIES - By Nicola Scott

Local artists Anne Hutchings and Nicola Scott will be exhibiting a series of prints and watercolours that are inspired by plants in the conservatory, trees and bees in the orchard and model boats on the boating lake.

All artworks will be available to purchase at the Museum of Enfield Gift Shop.

FREE ENTRY

 
 
 
 
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Friday 11 January until Sunday 27 January

Platinum Performing Arts present Moana and her Incredible Friends

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, N18 1PJ  

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Moana and - the one, the only - Maui, would like to invite you and your family to join their Incredible Friends on the beautiful Island of Motunui for the celebrations of the Aloha Festival.

But, be warned, some of Fairy Tales’ most evil villains have been trapped in Lalotai (the underworld) where they are up to no good, plotting their evil plan to take over Motunui.

Will the villains escape and cause mayhem in the village?

Or will Moana and her Incredible Friends save the day?

A magical adventure with a modern twist, that promises to be packed with dazzling 
costumes, modern humour, amazing dancing, big tunes, singing, cheering and booing bringing a feel good factor to the Millfield Theatre in true Platinum style.

For more information about Platinum Performing Arts, please visit www.platinumperformingarts.co.uk

Children / Concessions - £15.75, Adults - £18.75, Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 Children) - £62.50

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Monday 4 February until Friday 1 March 10.00am - 5.00pm

Bringing the Walls to Life: The Lanscroon Murals of Broomfield House Revisited.

Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS  

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London Artist Maker Alex McHallam uses images from Broomfield House's Lanscroon murals to bring the walls back to life. This is an important part of Palmers Green’s heritage and Alex draws attention to this rich resource and questions what can be done to restore it to its former glory.

FREE ENTRY

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