Arts, Crafts, Music and Culture

A trio of Palmers Green authors were out on the street in Green Lanes last weekend selling signed copies of their comic novel, Work in Progress, hot off the press. Thanks to a massive crowdfunding effort by some 250 supporters, their dream of getting the book published is no longer a work in progress - and it's already attracting rave reviews.

WEA Southgate & Enfield will be relaunching face-to-face courses in September. They're currently busy planning the courses that will start then and ensuring that the local venues - Enfield Baptist Church and Palmers Green United Reformed Church - will be safe. The first three courses deal with the history of ideas; the social and political history of English gardens; and poems written about particular paintings. There will also be new online courses, dealing with key artworks, fashion in Tudor and Stuart England, and American independent film makers of the past 30 years.

Classes beginning soon at Stitch! Crafts & Classes.

Join Collage Writing Room this August for a special set of four Zoom workshops on the theme of 'Emerging' (followed by a performance event and digital sharing pamphlet in September...)

Broomfield Blues this year will take place on five August Sunday afternoons as part of the Broomfield Summer Festival. The programme has now been announced and tickets are on sale already.

The team at Stitch! Crafts and Classes had only just begun settling in at their new premises when a new lockdown meant that, along with all other 'non-essential' shops, they were forced to close. But now they're open again and looking for new customers!

The good news: St Harmonica's Blues Club is back at the Southgate Club from 21st May. The bad news: All tickets for the first two nights have gone. Some allied news: A new gallery featuring local artists will be opening soon at the Southgate Club.

Palmers Green born and bred mezzo soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards has been selected to represent England in the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in June.

When Natasha Boydell saw a local writing course advertised on Palmers Green Community, it inspired her to sign up and finally get stuck into writing the book that she'd always wanted to. Now, on the release of her debut novel, she shares her experience.

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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.