13 April 2016

During April the theme for the Spirals of Life exhibition in Broomfield Conservatory is Bamboo and Grass.  "Botanical sculptures" created by Cathy Taylor and June Dawes can be seen nestling among the normal plants in the flower beds. Grasses from Broomfield Park, with Cow Parsley (porcelain paper clay with porcelain slip)Cathy writes: "Can you imagine how to make a sculpture of grass? It's not easy, is it? Ai Wei Wei did it, but his grass was hard and spiky, and each tuft of grass.......

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23 March 2016

Easter Sunday is the last Sunday in March and therefore the last chance to see this month's Spirals of Life sculptures in Broomfield Conservatory before they give way to the April exhibits. The March exhibits are sculptures of lilies and ferns created by Cathy Taylor and June Dawes. Cathy writes: "Ferns first caught my eye in the beautiful La Mortella Gardens in Ischia, Italy, where the fronds of giant tree ferns interlaced against the sky. Tree ferns are a very old form of life, familiar.......

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02 March 2016

The first month of this year's Artist-in-Residence scheme in Broomfield Conservatory was brought to a close with a very popular drop-in workshop, giving visitors an opportunity to learn how to create ceramic leaves. Cathy Taylor's five-month residency goes by the overall title "Spirals of Life", each month having a different theme, but all within the overall concept of "biological sculptures". Cathy's report on last Sunday's workshop: "The ceramics leaf-making workshop in the Conservatory in.......

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01 March 2016

Prizes of up to £1000 are being offered to artists living in Enfield or Haringey for an artwork which illustrates what life in the two boroughs might be like if environmental improvements had been made. The competition is being run by Enfield and Haringey Green Parties in conjunction with Collage Arts.  The challenge they are setting is to create art that depicts, embodies, or expresses what it could be like in Enfield and Haringey if one or more of the questions below were to be.......

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27 January 2016

Broomfield Conservatory's artist in residence for 2016 is Cathy Taylor.  In conjunction with fellow Friend of Broomfield Park June Dawes, she will be exhibiting her botanical sculptures set among the hothouse plants in Broomfield Conservatory.  The exhibition - Spirals of Life -  starts this Sunday (31st January) and continues until the end of June.  Between now and then visitors will see a varying display of sculptures on a background of a changing display of flowering.......

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21 July 2015

Tottenham Art Classes have provided details of taster workshops to learn printmaking and illustration. For anyone who has ever wanted to try printmaking or illustration, now's your chance! We're holding taster workshops in Printmaking and Illustration in August. Open to anyone aged 14 years and over and adults. PRINTMAKING TASTER WORKSHOPS Choose from two dates: Tuesday 11th August from 1pm - 5.30pm Saturday 12th August from 11am - 3.30pm Course info: An introductory workshop to mono.......

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13 July 2015

The video below, released in connection with an exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum, is a beautifully filmed and soberly narrated tour of the architectural and artistic delights to be found within churches in Tottenham, Hornsey, Stamford Hill, Noel Park and Harringay.  The buildings date from the middle ages right through to the 1990s - but the modern buildings contain some astounding items salvaged from demolished buildings. Well worth spending half an hour watching (I could have done.......

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25 May 2015

Last year over 600 people visited All Saints, Edmonton, for a glorious week of poetry, music, theatre and a wide range of other events. They were there for the Lamb Festival, an arts festival celebrating the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb, and the success of that first festival left us in no doubt that there should be a second (and hopefully a third, a fourth, a…). The Lamb Festival 2015 will be held from Saturday 6th to Friday 12th June, and once again we’ve got a rich.......

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24 May 2015

WEA Enfield & Southgate start a new course next month  with the title John Singer Sargent 1856-1925:  Lovely Ladies, Lyrical Landscapes and War. Course aims: To give a broad picture of the work of John Singer Sargent and people in his circle.  To develop a more discriminating appreciation of the differing roles of painters like Sargent, from the private portraits to the public propaganda pictures, from the light-hearted family scenes to the portrayal of literary figures........

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27 May 2014

This year's Open Studios and Arts Trail includes four free craft workshops, three of which will give you a chance to try for yourself. Bookbinding in Broomfield Conservatory 7 June 1.30-3.30pm and 4-6pm - booking essential (cost of materials £5).  Click for details. Graphic window art at Printfields 7 June 10am - 1pm (drop in, but please register an interest in advance).  Click for details. Blacksmithing in Broomfield Community Orchard 8 June 2-5pm - drop-in.......

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12 May 2014

Less than a month to go till the 2014 Southgate and Palmers Green Open Studios & Art Trail.  If you're impatient to see some of the beautiful work produced by the participating artists and creatives, you can call in at the preview exhibition that opens this Wednesday (14 May) at Anthony Webb in Green Lanes.  And if you want to start planning your routes for Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, you can download a copy of the Trail Guide (printed copies will also be posted through.......

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01 April 2014

A twelve-week course on painting with oils begins on Tuesday 22nd April in Wood Green, starting at 7.30pm.  The classes, intended for people of all ages, are taught by Mick Yates and will be held at the Burghley Road Children's Centre, London N8 OQG (near Turnpike Lane). The hour-long sessions costs £10 each or £7 if you book for all twelve weeks in advance.  More information from the Big Green Bookshop in Brampton Road or you can call Mick on 07985558001........

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11 February 2014

A new locally based arts festival is running essay and photographic competitions which will be open only to Enfield residents or students at schools in the borough. Grave of Charles and Mary Lamb in the churchyard of All Saints EdmontonThe week-long Lamb Festival will be held at All Saints Church in Edmonton starting on 31st May. It will celebrate two of Edmonton's most famous residents - the 18th Century essayist and poet Charles Lamb and his sister Mary, who was also a writer and collaborated.......

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10 January 2014

An art exhibition opening later this month at the Dugdale Centre is not entitled Watch Out! for nothing. It will comprise some 20+ paintings by Moshe Galili, a Palmers Green resident and Holocaust survivor, who fears that a neo-Nazi movement currently developing in his native Hungary and elsewhere in the former Soviet bloc could revive some of the horrors that he himself lived through as a young man. The Gun - one of the paintings in the exhibition. Click on the picture to read the story behind.......

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06 December 2013

A ceramics class at the Millfields Arts Centre, designed for people with varying levels of experience in working with clay, will run from 6th January to 31st March (no class on 17th February).  The class is taught by Deborah Broomfield, who can be contacted at . Fees of £120 are payable in advance in two instalments or can be paid each week at £11. Fees include clay, firing and glazes........

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