Arts, Crafts, Music and Culture

The survey about people's views on new public art in Palmers Green reported on last week turns out to be part of a bigger project, Curate Enfield, covering five of the borough's town centres. The other four are Enfield Town, Southgate, Edmonton Green and Angel Edmonton.

River of Stories is a film about the Pymmes Brook and its people. Pymmes BrookERS walked this stretch of the river with communities, walking and talking the river into being. What people said about the river became the soundtrack of this film.

Featured at Bowes Park Folk Club's first 2023 session this week will be some familiar local faces in a new line-up, offering an eclectic mix of music played not too seriously.

In celebration of their 23rd birthday, join Enfield Poets for an afternoon-long literary party of poetry, performance and film on 13th January at the newly reopened (and rechristened) Dugdale Arts Centre. Special guests will be celebrated poet and author Maggie Brookes-Butt, and winner of the Costa Poetry Award and Costa Book of the Year 2021, Hannah Lowe. The festival commences at 11.30 with a free two-hour "poemathon" before moving into the theatre for the rest of the afternoon. Audiences.......

Enfield Poets are inviting submissions for poems that express the ethos, ambience and atmosphere of Forty Hall. The aim is to have poems that are not physical descriptions of the hall, but communicate the feelings the space engenders.

Winchmore String Orchestra have issued their autumn newsletter, featuring news of their new conductor and a typically varied programme for their next concert, at which he will be both conducting and playing violin.

An exhibition at the Southgate Gallery will give you a glimpse of the world of drag artist Fantasy and costumier Moira Stansfield.

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Currently showing at the Southgate Gallery until mid October (in addition to the continuing mixed media exhibition of various local artists), Mary Horsfield, a member of the Enfield Art Circle, has several examples of her work on display. Mary's colourful and detailed acrylic paintings on canvas show a variety of flowers in Victorian planters plus recognisable scenes viewed through imaginary windows.

A children's author whose plot ideas came to her while daydreaming when waiting for trains to Palmers Green will be signing copies of her books at the Holtwhites shop on Aldermans Hill on 14th October.

A Palmers Green author whose work has won critical acclaim will next month be launching the paperback edition of his second novel. This October will also mark ten years since he committed to being a writer.

The autumn term is starting at Collage Voices - a performing arts and creative media programme for children, young people and emerging artists.