Subject tag: Local People

05 October 2022

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.

30 September 2022

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.

28 September 2022

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.

21 September 2022

It's less than a month since I commented on a new novel that it 'belongs to what I can with confidence assume to be a vanishingly small category: novels where the action takes place in Palmers Green', and what do I find? A feature in this month's Enfield Dispatch under the headline 'Putting Palmers Green on the page' about another recently published novel set in PG!

14 September 2022

A Palmers Green-based composer and producer has released the first of nine tracks from a project reinterpreting the songs on a classic album from 1976.

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23 August 2022

'This afternoon I shall go to my own funeral service before I watch them bury me under six feet of London clay.' A mysterious introduction to the unusual plot of a newly published novel in a fiction category that I hadn't heard of before, but is, it seems, an established genre: a medico-legal thriller. It also belongs to what I can with confidence assume to be a vanishingly small category: novels where the action takes place in Palmers Green.

17 August 2022

At the Southgate Club and Gallery, the nostalgic drawings and booklets of Alan Baker have been joined by the gallery's Summer Exhibition, comprising works by a variety of local artists. Anne Hutchings, Sue Loder, Nicola Scott, Helen Wood, Joyce Lubell, and Barbara Luckhurst offer a colourful and thought-provoking mixed-media feast using water colour, oils, charcoal, graphite, acrylics, print and photography.

10 May 2022

On 20th May you're invited to an evening of Periods, Pads and Prosecco, where you can learn about Anne Nicholl's work countering period poverty in both Kenya and London. There'll be food and drink provided by Cooking Champions and you can even learn how to hand sew a reusable sanitary pad. If you can't make it, you can still read the article and contribute to the crowdfunder.

28 April 2022

A new exhibition at the Southgate Club by local artist Angela Dierks opens this week and runs until the end of May.

16 March 2022

An author from Palmers Green is launching his second novel at the end of the month, and there are two chances to meet him and pick up a signed copy.

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15 February 2022

The theme of local poet Myra Schneider's 16th collection, Siege and Symphony is celebration and endurance. The first section is devoted to poems about the planet and its present state. The second and third sections include poems about contemporary issues such as homelessness, also poems about women and personal poems. The last and longest poem, which gives the book its title, is a celebration of human resilience, as exemplified by the performance during the siege of Leningrad of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony by a conductor and orchestra enfeebled by months of starvation. In this interview Myra talks about how her poetry has developed over time, explains how her poems come about - many are inspired by paintings or other works of art - and describes her concerns about homelessness and women's inequality.

26 January 2022

'Ben hears noises in his basement and witnesses weird goings-on in his local park. His eight-year-old daughter Imogen starts receiving messages from someone claiming to be her missing mother. And then there is Mr Jones - the man who haunts the imaginations of the children at Imogen's school...' Alex Woolf's new novel is set in a north London suburb that bears a strong resemblance to Palmers Green.

04 January 2022

The 2021 New Year Honours list includes the award of the British Empire Medal to Sabir Shaikh, who founded and is currently president of Palmers Green Mosque. Four more Enfield residents were awarded the same honour.

08 December 2021

A Palmers Green-based artist has used contemporary IT tools to pay homage to four north London tube stations that are outstanding examples of 1930s Modernist architecture, plus an example of an older style of station building at the heart of PG.

10 November 2021

A newspaper article has a photograph of the interior of St John's Church in Palmers Green piled high with boxes containing donations for Afghan refugees to this country. The church is continuing to provide meals to the hungry - more than 450 a week.

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02 November 2021

On Thursday 11th November Enfield Town Library will be playing host to local authors Dan Brotzel, Martin Jenkins and Alex Woolf, who will be reading from their books and talking about writing groups, collaborating on a novel and the crowdfunding process.

25 October 2021

It's not difficult to live in Palmers Green while remaining unaware of the existence of one of its most interesting and unusual businesses, but this week a feature in a London-wide online news website has drawn the curtain aside and revealed some fascinating facts about the antiques dealer that is hidden away behind 90 Aldermans Hill.

16 October 2021

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.

15 September 2021

This Sunday Broomfield Bowl will be the venue for the first ever Palmers Green Food Festival. And who better to take charge of the spoons and ladles, pots and pans and kitchen teams than PG's own Cooking Champion, Clare Donovan?

01 September 2021

This month's Enfield Dispatch carries a report and photograph of a rocket attack on Palmers Green station. And a photo of this month's Enfield Community Hero thigh-deep in water, also in Palmers Green.

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