Arts, Crafts, Music and Culture

For the second year running Enfield Art Circle's annual exhibition of members' work will be held online. Between 24th October and 19th December you will be able to drop in and out and browse at your leisure, from the comfort of your own home. Most of the works will be available to purchase, and 10 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to local charity Enfield Young Carers.

A new website, Enfield in Poetry, presents an interactive map of the borough with markers denoting the settings of verses about a local place written by a a local poet. You can read the poems or have the poets read them to you.

On Saturday 13th November Talkies Community Cinema presents its first indoor screening for 19 months, restarting where it left off by presenting the six short films that won its 2020 commissions and were due to be shown on 21st March 2020.

The skillful and inventive people at Stitch! have been 'yarn-bombing' a pillar box, will be teaching us how visible mending can make for a more sustainable lifestyle, and have room for a couple more young people in their teenage sewing club.

Information about new and established writing courses accessible via the online Collage Writing Room.

Chickenshed has opened booking for the autumn season of Sunday Shed workshops for kids, whether little or big (ages 5 to 18). These are drop-in sessions designed to spark an interest in many aspects of performance - acting, dance, music - and develop skills and confidence (not to mention having a lot of fun on the side).

Sustainable cinema comes to Enfield at the end of the month, when Stow Film Lounge sets up its projectors in three outdoor venues to bring us a timeless Hollywood blockbuster, a classic London comedy and a thoroughly modern British comedy drama. There'll be discounts for people arriving by bike or other environmentallly friendly means.

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The new art gallery at the Southgate Club will be holding an open day from 10am on Friday 30th July.

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...)