Arts, Crafts, Music and Culture

Jazz musicians with an international pedigree will be playing in the smart new community room at the Fox during June and July - at affordable entry prices.

Collage Arts are running the free Creative Re-Work programme plus some free weekly online events for people keen to work in the creative industries but currently out of work or needing to upskill.

Six months ago PGC called on readers to help the Palmers Green Action Team and Arthouse Cinema's campaign to persuade landlords of large empty properties in PG to agree to let one to be used as a multiscreen cinema and community hub. Those efforts have come to nothing, but the ambition of bringing a picturehouse to PG has not been abandoned.

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Arbeit Studios is advertising to recruit a Community & Site Manager for its recently opened studio at 310c Green Lanes, Palmers Green.

If a prolific award-winning local children's author and TV scriptwriter hadn't run out of fruit flies, she might never have heard the fascinating true stories about a celebrity jackdaw and a prisoner-of-war in Nazi Germany, recounted by a former head keeper at London Zoo, that she retells in her new book, out this week.

The work of Palmers Green artist Anne Hutchings currently adorns the art gallery at the Southgate Club with a retrospective exhibition of her work produced using a variety of media. Anne says of her work, 'Everything I see I think of in terms of a monochrome picture. My art is the result of an untidy mind and does not often have a theme. I usually work in graphite pencil, charcoal and pen and ink'. The exhibition also includes many examples of Anne's print making in drypoint and lino cut.

'Come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community' - a line from the advertising blurb for Empire of Light, the next film to be screened by Talkies Community Cinema, this Saturday. But what a perfect description of the Talkies experience itself! Talkies truly is Community Cinema, an opportunity to mingle with old friends and make new ones, to chat over a glass of wine or beer, and often to listen to an expert introduction or to enjoy live music

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.