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  • Curate Enfield: Seeking Young Creative Leaders aged 18-25

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    We are very happy to announce that Create Enfield has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England, towards the delivery of ‘Curate Enfield’ – a new project which will generate 5 new pieces of public art for Enfield, one for each town centre (Angel Edmonton, Edmonton Green, Enfield Town, Palmers Green and Southgate), and be led by local people. We are seeking a young public art champion aged 18-25, who is interested in conceiving and shaping new public art for Angel Edmonton Town Centre. Free training and mentoring will be provided, in addition to a small honorarium and the chance to lead an exciting public art project which will have a lasting impact. The programme will commence this September 2022. If you are interested in becoming a public art champion or know a young person who could be, please contact Create Enfield Manager: for further information.

    The deadline to apply is 31st August 2022

  • A Month of Sundays returns to Enfield!

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    A Month of Sundays, Enfield’s hugely popular summer festivals of music, performance, entertainment and street food, has returned this year to five locations around the borough!

    A Month of Sundays kicked off in Enfield Town on Sunday 31 July and is expected to have attracted thousands of people.

    Last year, the five free street festivals and two fringe events welcomed 47,100 attendees, 50 local businesses who sold food and drink and 123 performers who entertained the crowds with music, dance, spoken word and more.

    These family-friendly events take place 12pm to 6pm and are free to attend. Look out for Enfield favourites Sissy Lea, Janet Kay, Chickenshed Theatre, Platinum street dancers and a wealth of talent including performances from DJ Bradshaw, TikTokers @TheLewisSisters and Victor Romero Evans. More acts will be announced on the website and on social media #AMonthofSundays

    This year’s dates are:

    • Sunday 31 July Church Street, Enfield Town, including a Pride in Enfield event on Market Square
    • Sunday 7 August, Snells Park, Angel Edmonton
    • Sunday 14 August, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre
    • Sunday 28 August, Ashfield Parade, Southgate
    • Sunday 11 September, Green Lanes, Palmers Green

  • Pull up a chair at the new Fore Street Living Room Library

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    Fore Street’s well-loved library has reopened following an innovative refurbishment that has transformed it into a versatile and inclusive ‘Living Room’.

    The Living Room – with made-to-measure movable shelving units and plenty of light-filled space - will host a wide range of events including community workshops, consultations, training, and artistic and cultural activities, alongside improved library facilities.

    The library development is one of many changes in the Fore Street area, funded by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund and Enfield Council. The improvements, led by Enfield Council’s Town Centre Development Team, include a series of murals throughout Angel Edmonton, affordable workspaces at Angel Yards to be operated by the Launch It Trust and a new school street at St. John & St. James Primary School.

    Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ergin Erbil, attended the library launch event on 7 July alongside the Deputy Mayor for London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe. They were joined by many guests including local contractors Nico Construction and professional makerspace Bloqs who delivered the new space, and community interest company Fore Street For All.

  • Amy Lamé visits Angel Edmonton

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    London’s Night Czar, Amy Lamé, visited Fore Street in Angel Edmonton in March 2022 as part of a series of Night Surgeries being held across London as the GLA works towards making London a 24 hour city.

    The night surgery was an incredible opportunity to hear about the community-led events and projects and Council plans underway to develop and diversify the high street’s cultural, economic and social life at night, building upon projects supported by the Mayor’s Good Growth and High Streets for All Challenge funds. Enfield Council introduced Amy Lamé to a diverse range of local businesses, residents and community groups to hear about their challenges faced at night, and the opportunities to work together to activate the public realm with light and life after dark.

    Fore Street was selected as the borough’s night time strategy pilot project, with Enfield Council and their partners seeking to capitalise on projects already underway to develop the town centre’s night time economic and cultural vitality. Enfield Council will use Fore Street as a blueprint for developing night time actions and projects across the borough’s other town centres.

    A range of new evening and night time initiatives have been piloted along Fore Street, including Enfield Winter Lights and a project to transform Fore Street Library into the Living Room Library, funded up the Good Growth Fund.

  • Enfield Winter Lights comes to an end

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    Enfield Winter Lights celebrated Enfield's culture and heritage through a series of incredible art installations, workshops and exhibitions across the borough during February and March 2022. Enfield Council partnered with local creative business Artist Hive Studios to deliver the festival and encourage the public to visit the many local businesses and restaurants that our borough has to offer.

    This festival was funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) Welcome Back Fund, established through a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF).

    Highlights of Enfield Winter Lights in Angel Edmonton include:

    • Claire Luxton: These Glasshouses
    • Half a Roast Chicken: It’s Nicer to Be Nice!
    • King Owusu: Let there Be Light
    • Victoria Thompson: Commercial Wilding @ Pages & Blendz

    Enfield Council would like to thank Artist Hive Studios and the artists, businesses and organisations involved in bringing joy, lights and positivity to our borough!

    Instagram and Facebook @enfieldwinterlights

    Twitter @enfieldwinterl


    Full details available at

  • Introducing the 'Charlie' mural

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    The wide-ranging ambitions of Enfield Council’s Angel Edmonton Town Centre Action Plan are being delivered with the start of transformational work around Fore Street funded by the Mayor of London.

    The first of several art installations for the town centre was unveiled as the ‘Charlie’ mural. The completed mural ‘Charlie’ is inspired by the Leeds Street market trader of the same name who has worked as a green grocer for 70 years. The mural, designed by artist Albert Agwa and developed with Fisher Cheng Architects, was voted for by members of the public from three short-listed designs.

    This project is part of a £2.2 million programme of works supported by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, and sit alongside further plans for the area spearheaded by Enfield Council which include improving public spaces, and introducing a programme of arts and cultural activities.

  • Enfield Winter Lights celebration to illuminate town centres

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    The inaugural Enfield Winter Lights celebration will illuminate the streets of Enfield in February and March bringing light, joy and positivity.

    Enfield Winter Lights is a series of large-scale art instal­lations and activities designed to illuminate the town centres of Angel Edmonton, Enfield Town, Palmers Green and Southgate.

    It will bring together artists, local businesses and the wider community, with spectacular light artworks designed to celebrate the heritage of Enfield and dazzle Angel Edmonton, Enfield Town, Palmers Green and Southgate with colour, creativ­ity and innovation. Enfield Winter Lights is delivered by Artist Hive Studios in partnership with Enfield Council.

    Six prominent U.K. based artists who have been shortlisted to deliver site-specific takeovers in each of the town centres. These artists are: Mark Beattie, Claire Luxton, Half A Roast Chicken (otherwise known as Eve De Haan), Dan Maier, Lauren Baker and King Owusu.

    In addition, local artists have been selected to uplift our high street with mean-while installations activating vacant shops and connecting with local businesses. We will also invite the community to enjoy a curated borough-wide art trail viewable night and day, on billboards in seventeen locations.

    As well as iconic outdoor art interventions Enfield Winter Lights will include interactive elements, where the community is encouraged to get creative. Workshops will be hosted by Blake Carlson-Joshua and architect and designer Purva Kundaje, Dan Maier and Jylle Navarro. Full details will be available at

    The festival pays homage to local luminary Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, a pioneer in the electronics industry and an early developer of a successful incandescent light bulb, over 130 years ago. In 1886 Edison Swan United Electric Light Co. took over the former jute mill at Duck Lees Lane in Ponders End and converted it to manufacture electric light bulbs, leading to the factory being known colloquially as ‘The Lamp’.

    This work is supported by The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Welcome Back Fund, estab­lished through a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF). Delivered by Artist Hive Studios. The money is helping Enfield Council put in place additional measures to establish a safe trading environment for businesses and customers in the wake of COVID-19, particularly in high streets, and support our local economy on the road to recovery.

    Instagram and Facebook @enfieldwinterlights

    Twitter @enfieldwinterl


  • Jan Kattein Architects to convert Edmonton garages into affordable workspace

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    Jan Kattein Architects have won permission to convert the vacant garages on the Joyce and Snells estate into affordable workspace. The project will see the garages, as well as a next-door laundry yard, turned into 35 small units. It will also feature public realm work designed by local practice Fisher Cheng.

    The units will be let out at an affordable rate by Launch It, a social enterprise that rents space to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, over a five-year period. Launch It already runs an enterprise hub in nearby Tottenham.

    Read more about the project which has been shared in the Architects Journal.

  • Angel Edmonton to receive £200k high street funding boost

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    The Mayor of London has awarded an Angel Edmonton project £200,000 to help invigorate the local high street, develop arts and culture and foster a much-needed night time economy.

    The Fore Street For All community project, supported by Enfield Council is set to be the beneficiary of funding from the Mayor’s £4 million High Streets for All Challenge. High Streets for All aims to deliver enhanced public spaces and exciting new uses for underused high street buildings alongside London's diverse communities.

    The announcement coincided with an inaugural evening of cultural pop-up events (9 December) hosted at a number of venues along Fore Street including Steel Pan music, live caricature with Amaechi Emmanuel Anolu, an exhibition by artist Tahira Tofa, screen-printing sessions, and more.

    Read the full press release here.

  • Join our town centres for a Merry Enfield!

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    Grab your Santa hats and bring out your baubles, Enfield Council is bringing a series of 'Merry Enfield' Christmas events to four town centres.

    The free, outdoor festivals will take place in Enfield Town, Palmers Green, Angel Edmonton and Southgate where local performers, artists and community groups will provide entertainment to help shoppers and visitors get into the Christmas spirit.

    The events will include performances, a jumbo screen, live acoustic music, and Southgate based theatre company, Chickenshed, will provide a programme containing “Tales From the Shed”, extracts from its full Christmas show, street dance, and a DJ set. Chickenshed has also written the borough its own song, ‘We wish you a Merry Enfield’ which is hoped will become a local Christmas hit! This will all be coming to Angel Edmonton, Fore Street on 17 December, 12-6pm.

    In addition, Enfield Council is funding an enhanced Parade of Lights. The hugely popular parade will take place in Enfield Town on Sunday 5 December and will include entertainment and carol singing at the market square.

    Further details can be found at