Subject tag: Local People

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.

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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18 August 2021

A few weeks ago Francis Sealey of GlobalNet21 and Enfield Voices uploaded an interview with Sarah Cotton about the Palmers Greenery community café in Broomfield Park. The interview is packed with information and ideas and I've picked out just a few of the points. Watching the interview, if you weren't aware of it already, you'll soon realise that, in Sarah's words, the Greenery is 'so much more than a park café'.

21 July 2021

PG resident David Williamson is Enfield Community Hero for July.

19 July 2021

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.

09 June 2021

Do you recognise the young fashion icon in the photo? Rumour has it that he's now a prominent figure in our neck of the woods.

10 May 2021

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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07 April 2021

This month's news and features-filled Enfield Dispatch has several items directly concerning our bit of the borough. Stitch! gets a big feature ahead of its reopening next week. Däna Burstow provides an update on Palmers Green Action Team's projects for trees in large planters along Green Lanes. There's an interview with Melanie Smith, the minister at Palmers Green United Reformed Church, about a new foodbank in Ponders End. The petition against Merkur Slots opening in PG gets some column inches, PG resident Joseph Wagland has a letter calling for a skatepark, and there's notice of music events run by Livestock which will be held in Broomfield Park during July.

23 March 2021

A local civic sector activist has been named as a Woman of Influence by a professional planning journal in view of her contribution to the development of an innovative method of involving the wider community in shaping local development proposals.

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