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  • Starts this week: HERE Suburban Film Festival 2020

    Talkies - your local community cinema - launches its HERE Suburban Film Festival' on Friday 22 February with a Mike Leigh film shot in Enfield during Thatcher's Britain and continues through March with a feast of suburban stories. Talkies is also very proud to premiere six new short films from rising stars of the film world, commissioned by Talkies for the festival, using locations in our area of North London. The festival closes on Talkies' 200th event milestone with the classic 'Blues Brothers' with live music intro.

  • Help support cancer patients and their families by holding a Kitchen Table Day

    Maggie's at the Royal Free is asking people to help support its work by holding a Kitchen Table Day on Friday 27 March or a day that suits you.

  • The Heart of the World: A new folk club at the Dugdale

    Enfield's new folk club, the Heart of the World, launches on 22nd February at the Dugdale Centre, featuring Brona McVittie

  • New cinema course starting in March: Documentaries

    Cinema started with documentaries or 'actualities'. Newsreels quickly started playing a key role in how people got their news. Alongside pioneers of fiction films were pioneers who used the moving image to document the world, to explore issues, to challenge and to campaign. This course will explore the development of the genre, key film-makers and films, including Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North, the propaganda documentaries of Leni Riefenstahl, the British Documentary Movement spearheaded by John Grierson (who coined the term 'documentary'), cinema verite, and recent exponents like Errol Morris ('The Thine Blue Line'), Michael Moore and Kevin Macdonald

  • Grab a bargain before North London's leading guitar and amplification shop closes

    One of PG's most notable shops is closing at the end of the month. All the stock at Electrohill Guitars and Amplification must go before 29th February, so to pick up a bargain pop along to the shop at 2 Springfield Parade Mews N13 5ES.

  • FLDRA AGM to be asked to adopt position on Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood proposals

    While Enfield Council continues to analyse more than 700 consultation responses and work on developing a revised scheme, the plans for a low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in the Fox Lane area are likely to be the dominant topic of discussion at next week's Annual General Meeting of the Fox Lane and District Residents' Association (FLDRA). At the meeting, on Thursday 20th February, the FLDRA Committee will be proposing that the Association adopt a formal position calling for a revised plan which, while incorporating traffic calming, would keep as many roads 'open' as possible.

  • Southgate MP leads debate on misuse of Release Under Investigation

    On 5 February, Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous, in his new role as shadow justice minister, initiated a debate in Westminster Hall about excessive use by the police of release under investigation rather than release on police bail.

  • Statutory body repeats call to save the Intimate Theatre

    The Theatres Trust has restated its opposition to the demolition of the Intimate Theatre. The recently deceased Nicholas Parsons appeared there in 1947, calling it a 'well regarded' theatre.

  • Wanted: Volunteers to teach ESL for three months

    St Michael at Bowes church in Palmerston Road used to provide English-as-Second-Language (ESL) courses for newcomers until funding by Enfield Council ceased about a year ago. However, the church is still receiving queries about ESL courses. They are hoping to attract a volunteer to do the teaching

  • This month's Enfield Dispatch is the biggest yet!

    Good news for everyone keen to maintain genuine local press reporting in Enfield! The February 2020 edition of Enfield Dispatch, now in its 17th month, is now making enough money through its membership scheme and from advertising to allow it to expand the number of pages from 16 to 20. It's confirmation that the social enterprise model of newspaper publishing that publisher Social Spider has been pioneering can work.

  • Enfield Climate Community Group

    The Enfield Climate Community Group is an affiliate of the recently launched Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF) intended to bring together individuals who believe we face a climate change crisis and wish to do something about it at an indiividual level.

  • Report calls for government funding to tackle growing deprivation in the borough

    The final report of the Enfield Poverty and Inequality Commission found that deprivation in the borough has increased in recent years and called on the government to review its funding arrangement for local authorities to help them tackle increasing poverty. The Commission made 27 recommendations which it says will make a significant difference to families with the lowest incomes in the borough. They include reforming the private rented sector, improving access to healthcare - including mental health services - revitalising youth services and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

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