N21 Festival - Winchmore Hill Green
Events on The Green during the Festival
One of the aims of the Festival was to bring life back to the Green – the heart of Winchmore Hill village.
We have organised a diverse range of events, which we believe has a little something for everyone. This creates an opportunity for you to meet other people who share this special neighbourhood.
The N21 Festival Opening Ceremony and day of events on Saturday 16th June 2012 beginning at 10.00 am
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival inauguration on The Green at 10am on Saturday 16 June.
It promises to be a notable occasion with the attendance of the Mayor of Enfield, David Burrowes MP, two Winchmore Hill residents who are 98 and 100 years old, a blessing from the Revd Will Adam and a brass band.
We will also be planting a tree and and a time capsule.
The Maypole will be gracing the Green at 10.15am. Be sure to be there!
A key part of the Festival’s Grand Launch will be the ‘Portraits of a New Village’ Drawing Workshop for N21 children and families, plus visitors and friends.
Sponsored by All Safe and Sound, everyone will be invited to draw a portrait of themselves, a friend or a relative to be included in an exhibition.
Although this event is taking place upstairs in the King’s Head, we are hoping, weather permitting, to also carry this out on The Green. For more information click here
Between 1.30pm-3.20pm, we’ll have an assortment of Morris Dancing – courtesy of the Etcetera Morris Men – and Country Dancing – courtesy of the Winchmore Folk Dance Club and Cyril Jones, an avid supporter of the Festival and a man who has been teaching country dancing to school children in N21 for over 60 years.
1.30pm-4.30pm. Treacle’s are bringing the swinging 40’s/50’s back to The Green with a Swing Band, Lindy Hop show dancing and a fun Best Dressed Vintage Competition with prize.
Food, refreshments and licensed bar.
Afternoon tea and Picnic Food Platters MUST be pre- booked. Tickets available from Treacle’s Tea Shop.
A Winchmore Hill resident for 30 years, Joe Studman (www.jaywalks.co.uk) is leading three N21 Festival walks, with the aim of informing and educating, but most of all entertaining.
An Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and a qualified City Guide, Joe has always been interested in local history. He says that the N21 Festival is giving him the opportunity to share his curiosity with his neighbours.
For more information on these and future walks, please click here
Open Air Art Group Invitation – Art on Winchmore Hill Green
17 Jun and 21 June - The N21 Festival is inviting Artists to come and paint on The Green - all artists welcome ! For more information, click here.
Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise is being organised by Churches Together of Winchmore Hill. Come and join an outdoor service on The Green for all churches. More information click here
Free Keep Fit and Dance Classes
Every day from Mon 18-Fri 22, Maria Chetcuti of www. hotsalsa.co.uk will spice things up on The Green.
Along with her dedicated coaches, she’ll be organizing a programme of Keep fit and Dance classes for you and your friends to try out. Spread the word – this is a wonderful opportunity to taste the different flavours offered by HotSalsa.
Acoustic Music : Blanket on the Ground event every night in the week
After a heavy day at the office, wouldn’t it be good if you came out of the station on a hot summer’s evening to the sound of soothing live music filling the warm evening air?
The evening events will take place from 5-7pm and we’d love you to bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the evenings with friends and family.
We have arranged musicians, who have kindly offered to play free of charge, but we’d also like you to bring your guitar, tamobrine etc and join in …
Mon 18th - we have George Papakyriacou, with his happy music and positive vibe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLcJpT6_5K0)
Tue 19th - We’ll have Phil Crocker, a young, local musician ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZf4eNFn4Kg )
Wed 20th – Hip Hop Workshop incuding Popping and Locking – this event is being kindly hosted by The Dance Studio. One of their expert Hip Hop coaches has kindly offered to provide free coaching and then there’ll be a competition. The winner will receive a free session at the Dance Studio. www.thedancestudio.co.uk
Thu 21 - Brackens String Quartet will play for an hours music – we’d like to invite any other classic musicians to contribute to this event
Fri 22 – Acoustic Jazz – we are still looking for jazz musicians to fill the evening air with some cool jazz – maybe a local saxophonist?
The Salisbury Arms pub in Hoppers Road will be selling Pimms and Picnic packages
The Fancy Fair - Saturday 23rd June 2012