Community Groups and Events

Like pretty much every local society or group, Enfield National Trust Association have had to move their meetings to Zoom and temporarily abandon their days out to National Trust properties and other places of interest. Monthly ENTA talks are open to non-members at a cost of £3 per talk

The Ruth Winston Centre's familiar building in Green Lanes has been closed to members since March, but RWC continues to provide for its members. Like, it seems, almost all organisations, it has moved online and is using Zoom to run its classes - exercise, arts and crafts, dance, music, games and much more. Below, Centre manager Elizabeth Thoree updates readers on how this Palmers Green institution and its members have been copying with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Palmers Green Action Team are looking for people to help with a litter pick of Bridge Drive next to Morrison's car park.

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Yet another first for Talkies Community Cinema! They're teaming up with the Friends of Broomfield Park to put on another spectacular show in the park, but unlike in August, when rain stopped play, this time they'll be under cover, as for the first time they show a film in a tent - a very big tent, with room for social distancing.

A new 'social hub' for Enfield residents aged 50 and above is launching soon and the organisers are inviting people to join. The project is being run by the Enfield Asian Welfare Association (EAWA), but people from all communities will be welcome.

Two new community groups are being set up for people living in the area south of the North Circular Road, east of Green Lanes and west of the A10. The Tottenhall Area Community - a Facebook group; and the Friends of Tottenhall Rec & Boundary Fields.

The Corona Collection is a book of poems, distributed free to all Year 6 pupils in Enfield; a collection of digital resources to help children through the pandemic and afterwards; and a live poetry reading in front of Enfield Town library on 20th August; but, first and foremost, it's a 'con-verse-ation' between poet Cheryl Moskowitz and local children, parents and school staff.

2020 is turning out to be the year when everything goes virtual/online. The latest to join the trend are the Friends of Broomfield Park. While you can still visit the actual, real, physical park (taking social distancing precautions, of course), the Friends this week launched their Virtual Flower Show, which you can take part in and enjoy without leaving home.

The organisers of the Palmers Green Festival have announced that this year's event, scheduled for 6th September, has been cancelled.

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An online interview where you can find out about the history of the Palmers Green Festival - including its rather unusual origin - and what we can expect this year, with particular emphasis on the Speakers' Corner that was introduced last year and was highly successful.

David Williamson from Friends of Broomfield Park looks forward to a new community-led arts festival in Broomfield Park, running from 12th to 14th July.

Karl Brown, one of the team behind this year's Palmers Green Festival, updates readers on preparations for the big day on 1st September, but warns that there's a possibility that it may not be able to go ahead

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