Arts, Crafts, Music and Culture

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this Summer term and join our supportive writing community: explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your life and start a memoir; finish that work in progress or write a novella! Courses are for six weeks starting in April and June, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125; Meet the Agent is £8.

Enfield Art Circle is holding fortnightly Zoom meetings to enable members to keep up their artistic interests with a mixture of practical sessions and demonstrations. Visitors are warmly welcomed.

Need help with a sewing, patchwork, mending, knitting or crochet project? During lockdown Stitch! is offering individual one-on-one video tuition and guidance (via Zoom) with teachers Carol Balfe, Susan Mehmet, Sharon Wallin and Kay Dudman in any of the sewing, knitting and crochet disciplines.

The charity Maxability runs ceramics, pottery, art and photography classes to help physically or learning disabled adults to discover and develop their latent talents and artistic abilities. It is now also running classes for the general public, currently online. Their next four-week class starts on 22nd February.

To get through the Covid-19 pandemic we all need things to keep us going, and for the members of the Poetry in Palmers Green group one way has been to post poems - mostly upbeat in mood - to the group's Facebook page. But it's not an exclusive group and everyone is invited to join in and submit a short poem - up to around 40 lines.

Chickenshed is delighted to bring our magical 2014 show, Peter Pan, to you, directly in your own home via our YouTube Channel. The perfect way to brighten up a dreary winter's day. You can watch it as it premieres at 7pm on 29th January, or for a limited time afterwards.

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Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this February and join our supportive writing community: Explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your Life and start a Memoir; finish that work-in-progress, or write a short story! Courses are for six weeks starting in February, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125. We help to develop and support the writer, as much as the writing, with extra check-in sessions like our free process/progress group, Feedback Fridays, sharing salons and reading groups.

The Stitch! web shop remains open, offering delivery or contact-free click and collect, and there are free Thursday morning online knit and natter sessions.

St Harmonica's Blues Club is locked down again, but it hasn't stopped regular club attendees writing to Santa requesting their favourite Christmas records. You can hear them all in the St Harmonica's Christmas Playlist.

Enfield Choral Society's first ever virtual concert is being premiered on YouTube on 19th December. You can 'attend' the 'live' performance or catch up with it later.

Southgate Opera and Winchmore Hill-based ELODS are among four musical theatre companies that perform at Wyllyots Theatre in Potters Bar. This month they have launched a series of YouTube videos of special performances celebrating musical theatre, all recorded out of lockdown at Wyllyots. They're free, but you're encouraged to contribute to fundraising in support of Wyllyots and NHS Charities Together.

The new Tier 2 criteria mean that we won't be able to bring you any live blues at the Southgate Club for a while. The Southgate Club is either a concert venue, in which case no alcohol, or a bar in which alcohol can be served only with a substantial meal; in either case it just isn't viable. Thanks to Mark Hawkins' filming and editing skills we now have more offerings for you on the St Harmonica's You Tube Channel with That Blue Patch and the Cadillac Kings' performances from October 30th now available.