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Saturday 28 July 2018 until Tuesday 23 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.

Find out more here:


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

Find out more here:


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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Friday 7 September until Tuesday 20 November

Spotlight on Asylum Festival and Exhibition

Karamel, Chocolate Factory 2, Coburg Road, N22 6UJ  

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10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday. (12pm – 7pm on Sundays)

Bidding for artworks can be made throughout the festival via: spotlightonasylum.com/angel-auctions

PramDepot presents Spotlight on Asylum, a two-month exhibition of events, which will be running at Karamel from 7th September until 20th November 2018.  www.spotlightonasylum.com

Bringing together artists, poets, comedians, campaigners and politicians, the festival will use the arts as a way of engaging audiences and shining a light on the experiences of the women that PramDepot supports.

All the money raised through Spotlight on Asylum, will go to the yearly running costs of PramDepot : An arts led recycling project that provides high quality baby clothes and equipment to mothers with no recourse to public funds or living in chaotic circumstances. For more information about our work you can visit the website www.pramdepot.com or Facebook page PramDepot

LIST OF EVENTS AND LINKS TO EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT WITH ALL DETAILS BELOW

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The exhibition, which will be on display between the 7th September and 20th November 2018 at Karamel London N22 will include two installations by Karen Whiteread along with “Asylum Angels”, a collaborative installation, made up of the work of over 120 local and well-known artists. The artwork, by artists including Anthony Gormley, Allison Wilding, Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread which can be bid on throughout the festival via https://spotlightonasylum.com/angel-auctions/

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Festival programme below (click on event links for details on individual events and to buy tickets) :

15 September 6.30pm at Karamel London N22 —— Women Detained: A Decade of Degradation(performance, film and panel discussion)
Details and tickets :
https://www.facebook.com/events/201886010670369/

21st Sept 7pm at Karamel London N22 —— Stand up for Asylum (stand-up comedy event)
Details and tickets :
https://www.facebook.com/events/227535377899963/

13th October 6.30pm at Karamel London N22 —— Woven Gold choir (concert and buffet)
Details and tickets :
https://www.facebook.com/events/253770835349958/

19th – 20th October 7pm both days at Karamel London N22 —— Asylum in Focus (film festival)
Details and tickets :
https://www.facebook.com/events/227535377899963/

26th October 7pm at Karamel London N22 —— Asylum InQuizition (informative quiz night)
Details and tickets :
https://www.facebook.com/events/226093064715914/

27th October 7pm at Karamel London N22 —— Hope in a Hostile Environment: A night of Spoken Word
Details and tickets : https://www.facebook.com/events/2116898808584355/

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Tuesday 25 September until Saturday 20 October

Theatre: Jekyll and Hyde

Chickenshed, Chase Side, Southgate, N14 4PE  

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“All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.”

Chickenshed is proud to present a fearless and innovative new production of this utterly iconic story, boldly told with music, movement and a youthful vigour that honours the breathless and remorseless pace of the original novella.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was first published in 1886, and depicts the constant struggle between the baser instincts and finer aspirations of mankind, offering a terrifying glimpse of what lurks beneath the surface when the persuasive but superficial trappings of civilisation are stripped away.

Brilliantly exploring Stevenson’s themes of etiquette, respectability and hypocrisy, this production will explore the dark recesses of the psyche, and reflect the tale’s profound and subtle truths about what it means to be human – and how fragile the veneers of society may be.

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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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Tuesday 2 October until Saturday 27 October 10.00am - 5.00pm

Passing Time - Moments in Broomfield: An exhibition by Patrick Samuel

Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town, EN2 6DS  

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Broomfield Park is a 21-hectare, green sanctuary in Palmers Green. Being a local resident since 2004, Patrick Samuel has come to see the park not only as an inspiration for his artistic work, but also as an important part of his life. In his own words:

“Whether it’s a meeting point for friends who visit, or the go-to spot where I’d take my dog for his daily exercise and walkabout, the park itself is like an extension of home. If a tree is suddenly taken down after a storm, I’d miss it. When the ducks I know aren’t there anymore, I feel it. As a person with autism and ADHD, Broomfield symbolises a place of peace, calm and tranquillity. It’s a refuge from all the other things that are constantly in flux. While change is unavoidable, some things remain timeless.”

The vibrant trees, the diversity and beauty of flowers, the three lakes of the Baroque Water Garden, its architectural features and expanses — Broomfield Park holds countless memories for Patrick and has offered unique opportunities for him to reflect on nature and life.

Passing Time — Moments in Broomfield shows how Patrick has experienced Broomfield Park over the years, and how its landscape has influenced his life and art.

Some artworks will be available to purchase.

FREE ENTRY

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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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Saturday 27 October until Wednesday 12 December 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Card Shop

Palmers Green United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, N13 4AL  

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At a Glance - Future Events

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Exhibitions and longer runs

28 July until 23 April 2019

Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House and Park

7 September until 20 November

Spotlight on Asylum Festival and Exhibition

25 September until 20 October

Theatre: Jekyll and Hyde

29 September until 27 January 2019

Exhibition: The Art of the Gestetner

2 October until 27 October

Passing Time - Moments in Broomfield: An exhibition by Patrick Samuel

14 October until 31 March 2019

Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions

27 October until 12 December

Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas Card Shop

Monday 22 October

7.45pm - 10.00pm

*Edmonton Camera Club

Tuesday 23 October until Saturday 27 October

ELODS present The King and I

Tuesday 23 October until Friday 26 October

Tales from the Shed

Thursday 25 October until Saturday 27 October

StreetzAhead present Wolf

Monday 29 October

12.15pm

Lunchtime talk: Black Georgians

Tuesday 30 October

10.30am

Talk: The Golden Road to Samarkand

Thursday 1 November

7.45pm

Talkies Community Cinema: In Between

Friday 2 November

7.30pm

Winchmore Hill Ward Forum

Sunday 4 November until Sunday 11 November

Southgate Remembers: A Week of Reflection and Remembrance

Tuesday 6 November

10.30am - 11.30am

Baby Museum Explorers

Thursday 8 November

8.00pm - 10.00pm

*North London Humanists

Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November

7.00pm

Play: The Last Laugh

Saturday 17 November

11.00am - 2.30pm

Enfield Transport Bazaar

Sunday 18 November

10.00am - 3.00pm

Forty Hall Wedding Fayre

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

2.00pm

Jaywalks: New Southgate

Sunday 25 November

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Thursday 29 November

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Meeting of Enfield Transport User Group

Saturday 1 December until Monday 10 December

3.00pm - 5.30pm

TAB Christmas Tree Festival

Tuesday 4 December

10.30am - 11.30am

Baby Museum Explorers

Wednesday 5 December

7.30pm

Palmers Green Ward Forum

Thursday 6 December until Sunday 9 December

London Pantomimers present The Wizard of Oz

Thursday 6 December

7.45pm

Talkies Community Cinema: Mountain

Tuesday 11 December until Saturday 15 December

London Pantomimers present The Wizard of Oz

Sunday 16 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 23 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 30 December

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 6 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 13 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 20 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 27 January

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

Sunday 3 February

10.00am - 2.00pm

Organic produce and plants on sale

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