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202210 stories of enfield celebration day

On Saturday Enfield Town's Culture Palace (located inside the Palace Gardens shopping centre) will be hosting a grand celebration of the stories of some of our borough's many communities. Stories of Enfield Celebration Day will consist of various activities for people of all ages run by eight of the 13 community organisations who were awarded lottery funding to run projects under the banner of Stories of Enfield.

The day will included poems about the River Lea, artifacts relating to the first wave of migration from Bangladesh, a recounting of the tales relating to the legendary Enfield Beast, story telling about migration from Cyprus, the borough's older residents sharing their memories, a film about archeological digs at the site of Elsyng Palace (with mini-digs for kids), a workshop about poet Stevie Smith (who lived in Palmers Green), and finally, a film about the "Boxing Bishop" - Archbishop Costakis Evangelou MBE, who for more than 30 years has served Enfield's young people through the founding of football, boxing and arts clubs in Edmonton. Among the community groups involved will be Palmers Green Action Team and Talkies Community Cinema.

All events are free. Some need to be booked in advance, others are drop-ins.

Stories of Enfield Celebration Day at the Culture Palace

 

Invitation of a Lifetime: We Came, We Saw, We Stayed

10am-8pm - drop-in event

Learn about the first generation of Bangladeshis who came to Enfield, following the 1960's. The display presents artifacts, documents and photographs that capture their experiences and the challenges and opportunities of migration.

By Sisters in Islam, Muslim Youth Club

Suitable for all ages | FREE


 

Discovering The Beast of Enfield

11am

Children are welcome! Listen to the story of the Enfield Beast and discover the 3 banners that resulted from the project – displayed here for the first time. Keep an eye open for an unusual guest popping by to say hello…

BY ARTIST JOE ROBINSON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. ANNE’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Suitable for all ages | FREE

Book HERE


 

TCCA: I Used to Live in Cyprus

12pm

Come and listen to two story tellers, presenting migration from Cyprus to Enfield, before taking part in an engaging workshop- a programme that will be sure to stimulate your taste buds!

Suitable for all ages | FREE

Book HERE


 

A Walk Down Memory Lane

1pm-3pm

Come and make a small scale mural artwork while listening to the lived experience of one of Enfield's older residents as they reflect upon and share their memories of Enfield and beyond ,and how they have helped to weave the tapestry of the borough's rich cultural heritage.

By MHA Communities North London.

  

Suitable for all ages | FREE


 

Tudor Dig - Discoveries and Mini Digs

1:30pm & 2:30pm (Workshops) 2pm (Film)

Children can come and take part in mini digs, where they can learn more about the Tudor era!

There will also be a film screening at 2pm featuring Enfield's very own Tudor Palace (Elsyng) and recent excavations.

By Enfield Archaeological Society

Suitable for all ages | FREE

Book HERE


A Galloping Cat Is a Fine Sight

 

A Galloping Cat is a Fine Sight

3:30pm

Learn about poet Stevie Smith's life and work in this workshop led by local writer and artist Martin Jenkins. Write, cartoon, or sketch your own piece of art inspired by your everyday experience: whether it be happy or sad, silly or profound.

By Palmers Green Action Team

   

Suitable for all ages | FREE

Book HERE


 

The Boxing Bishop

7pm

Watch a short documentary film about Archbishop Costakis Evangelou MBE, who for more than 30 years has served Enfield's young people through the founding of football, boxing and arts clubs in Edmonton.

By Talkies Community Cinema

Suitable for all ages | FREE

Book HERE

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