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Saturday 28 July 2018 until Monday 22 April 2019 2018

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 4th August: Inspired by the Flowers at Broomfield Park
  • Saturday 1st September: Inspired by the Broomfield Boating Lake
  • Saturday 6th October: Inspired by the Lanscroon Art Murals
  • Saturday 3rd November: Inspired by the Gardens at Broomfield
  • Saturday 1st December: Inspired by Greek Gods and Goddesses

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

Find out more here


Adult Museum Makers

The 1st Monday of every month, 6.30pm-8pm

Suitable for anyone who enjoys making and being creative, no skills necessary! Come and try your hand at new skills and techniques, meet new people and embrace your creative side in a friendly and informal workshop. Advance booking recommended.

  • Monday 6th August - Book making inspired by the bees of Broomfield.
  • Monday 3rd September - Origami fabric butterfly brooch inspired by the butterflies of Broomfield museum.
  • Monday 1st October - A pointillism painting inspired by the boating lake at Broomfield park.
  • Monday 5th November - A photo montage relief collage inspired by postcards of Broomfield house and park.
  • Monday 3rd December - A textile colour swatch panel inspired by the Lanscroon murals.

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Baby Museum Makers

Every 1st Tuesday of the Month, 10.30am - 11.30am

Join us for a storytelling session and make a simple arts craft to take home, suitable for ages 3-4 years.

  • 4th September 2018 - Inspired by picnics in Broomfield Park
  • 2nd October 2018 - Inspired by the Broomfield Bees
  • 6th November 2018 - Inspired by the Broomfield Art Murals
  • 4th December 2018 - Inspired by the Natural History Collections at Broomfield Museum

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Tuesday Talks

Once a month hear free talks from a variety of experts on the history of Broomfield House and Park as well as those who manage Broomfield Park today.

A variety of FREE talks on various aspects of Broomfield House and Park.

  • Tuesday 21st August: Broomfield Orchard & Conservatory Talk by David
  • Tuesday 11th September: The Lanscroon Murals at Broomfield House with Dr Mark Banting.
  • Tuesday 9th October: The Broomfield Bees with Kim Lumley
  • Tuesday 13th November: The Early History of Broomfield by Ivor Evans
  • Tuesday 11th December: Traditional woodworking inspired by the Broomfield House Staircase by Ralph Hutchings

Online booking is advised but you can also turn up on the day and get a FREE ticket at box office

Find out more here


Half Term Halloween Workshops

Join us in half term to explore the exhibition and make your own Haunted Broomfield House to take home.

Book here


Museums at Night - Taste of Broomfield Evening

Join us on Thursday 25th October for a tasting evening of produce made at Broomfield Park or nearby. There will be Halloween activities suitable for all, live music and bar.

Find out more here


Poetry Workshop

On Saturday 24th November, join us for an afternoon of poetry workshops inspired by the current exhibition and memories of Broomfield Park and the surrounding area. Delivered by Palmers Green Poetry Group. Find out more here


Art Exhibition - Passing Time, Moments in Broomfield, 2nd-27th October 2018

Local artist Patrick Samuel has created a special exhibition inspired by his own interactions with Broomfield Park and the surrounding area. FREE to visit.

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.

Exhibition events in Broomfield Park

Children's Tree Trail

Every Wednesday and Sunday, Broomfield Conservatory will be delivering a free tree trail in Broomfield Park for children.

Find out more here


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: 29 August, 17 October, at 1.30pm

Find out more here


Meet The Trust

Meet the Broomfield House Trust at the Palmers Green Festival. and discover more about them and learn more about the house and park!

Check the Palmers Green Festival website here for further details, including opening times.


 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 2018

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 2018 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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Wednesday 21 November 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019 2018

Chickenshed presents A Christmas Carol

Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, N14 4PE  

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A timeless tale - in a different time...

Venue:  Rayne Theatre

"You there!" he shouted to a boy on the street. "What day is this?" The boy gave Scrooge a puzzled look. "It's Christmas, sir. Christmas morning!"

Join Chickenshed for a magical and brilliantly uplifting retelling of the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner”. Follow his spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who “knew how to keep Christmas well”.

Charles Dickens’ classic story has arguably come to define Christmas in the 175 years since its publication, and there have been numerous memorable versions, both on stage and screen. Chickenshed has updated, renewed and refreshed this amazing and heart-warming tale for 2018 in an entirely brand new musical version, set in 1930s Britain.

With a cast of over 200 people on stage for each performance, original music, stunning sets and incredible design, we guarantee an absolutely unforgettable festive theatre experience for young and old!

Previews (21 - 24 Nov) - All tickets £10
Standard - Stalls £20 (£15 concs) | Gallery £14
Peak - Stalls: £22.50 (£17.50 concs) | Gallery £15
Schools performances - Previews: All seats £10 | Standard: All seats £11.50 Download booking form
See a full list of A Christmas Carol School Performances

Access tickets: Signing, Captioned, Audio Described tickets, and tickets for wheelchair users, will be charged at a reduced rate (usually equivalent to the gallery rate for that performance). Please contact the Box Office for more details.

Running time: 2hrs including interval
Ages: 5+

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Thursday 29 November 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019 2018

Beauty and the Beast

Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, N18 1PJ  

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From the team that brought you Jack & the Beanstalk join us for this years traditional Pantomime, Beauty & the Beast!

Join us in the enchanted forest where curses need to be broken, true love must save the day and the Princes aren't always so handsome you have all the ingredients for another fun packed Millfield Pantomime! Oh Yes You Have!

Unmissable entertainment is guaranteed in a show packed with special effects, stunning costumes, beautiful scenery and, of course, lots of comedy that will have the whole family laughing along from beginning to end. Pantomime at its best!

Complete with the famous rose, Millfield audiences can expect a fabulous telling of the infamous story, full of laughter, music and dance in the north London’s biggest family pantomime.

On Thursday 3rd January at 5pm there will be a relaxed performance. This is specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder.

Like last year, schools performances, i.e. Monday to Thursday performances only - between 3rd & 20th December, will be exclusively reserved for school parties to book through the box office directly i.e. no online booking.
General public bookings for these dates may be possible after 4:30pm on Tuesday 30th October.

Suitable for ages 3 - 103!

TICKETS £21 & £18 CONCESSIONS
FAMILY TICKET FOR TWO ADULTS & TWO YOUNG PERSONS £74

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At a Glance - Future Events

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Exhibitions and longer runs

28 July until 22 April 2019

Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House and Park

29 September until 27 January 2019

Exhibition: The Art of the Gestetner

14 October until 31 March 2019

Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions

21 November until 5 January 2019

Chickenshed presents A Christmas Carol

29 November until 6 January 2019

Beauty and the Beast

Thursday 13 December until Saturday 22 December

Enfield Christmas Markets

Monday 17 December

7.45pm - 10.00pm

*Edmonton Camera Club

Saturday 29 December

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Cuppa with a Copper (Palmers Green ward)

Wednesday 2 January

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Cuppa with a Copper (Palmers Green ward)

Thursday 3 January

10.00am - 12.00pm

*Tea & Chatter Morning

Friday 4 January until Sunday 6 January

Acorn Theatre Productions present Robin Hood

Sunday 6 January

11.00am - 4.00pm

*Myddleton Road Market

7.30pm

An Evening With Sir Derek Jacobi

Thursday 10 January until Sunday 13 January

T.E.O. Theatre Productions present Beauty and the Beast

Thursday 10 January

8.00pm - 10.00pm

*North London Humanists

Friday 11 January

8.30pm - 11.30pm

St Harmonica's Blues Club at the Southgate Club

Saturday 12 January

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Cuppa with a Copper (Palmers Green ward)

Thursday 17 January until Sunday 20 January

St Monica's Players: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Thursday 17 January

6.30pm

Meeting of the Pymmes Brookers

7.30pm - 9.00pm

Southgate Ward Forum

Sunday 20 January until Saturday 26 January

Incognito Theatre present An Evening with Gary Lineker

Monday 21 January

5.00pm - 1.00am

Cuppa with a Copper (Palmers Green ward)

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Talk: Walking in London

Tuesday 29 January

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Talk: My 39 years at Covent Garden Opera House

Wednesday 6 February

8.00pm

North London Organic Gardeners

Tuesday 12 February

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Historical Association Talk

Tuesday 12 March

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Historical Association Talk

Tuesday 9 April

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Historical Association Talk

Wednesday 12 June

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