Festival Highlights

Comic Art Festival (CECAF)

The third Crouch End Comic Art Festival (CECAF) takes place at Earl Haig Hall. The show will host the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene



Return of this hugely popular event where local authors discuss which one book they’d like to keep if Crouch End was flooded. With Oliver Harris, Louise Millar, Carol Cooper and Helena Halme

La Clave - London goes Latin

Crouch End goes Latin, with a full programme of events from dawn to way past dusk! A zombathon, films, Tango classes, talks and more, all in Latin style.

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Once Upon A Storytime

All you need is love! Two classic children's stories brought to life through unique imagery and narration. Follow the curious adventures of a fluffy chick and a furry cat.
Recommended age: 2-6 years

CEF2016 Craft Market

Crouch End Festival Craft Market on Saturday 11th, with a huge choice of stalls selling handmade goods. Jewellery, glassware, handbags, olive oil, jams... and lots more.

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Food Market

The festival's own food market with traders selling delicious artisan foods, plus craft ales and soft drinks. On the green outside the Town Hall.


Return of this hugely popular event where 4 authors discuss which one book they’d like to keep if Crouch End was flooded and became a desert island. With Lucy Branch, Ann Richardson, Yana Stajnd.

Grease - our festival film!

You're the one that we want! Come and watch Grease (and sing along) at our open-air feature film on the Big Screen outside the Town Hall, after the Zombie walk.

Zombie Walk

Crouch End's famous Zombie Walk. Gather at The Maynard pub on Park Road (mini Zombies more than welcome) before heading in gruesome fashion to the Town Hall for the open air showing of Grease


A celebration of London through the centuries, with anecdotes, bizarre facts, live music and readings from Pepys, Boswell, Virginia Woolf, Mrs Pankhurst, Blake, Dickens and many more

The Maynard Presents: The Queen's Birthday

A street party in the slip road at the Maynard in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday....hog roast, bbq, drinks, live music - and loads of bunting!!

the Secret Life of no:36

An exhibition of site responsive works by seven artists exploring the history, architecture and lives of past and present inhabitants of no36 Ashley Road (off Crouch Hill).Free Entry, Cafe, Garden.

Family Day

Entertainment in and around Crouch End all day with the focus on families. Competitions, workshops, music and more. Full programme on here soon.


Live music all day on the big stage outside Hornsey Town Hall by local musicians, plus venues during the week.

Crouch End Poets Festival Special

Welcome to an evening of original poetry and music from your very own Crouch End writers

Red Herring

Join in the Red Herring game around Crouch End. Spot an unfamiliar object in a shop window, in one of 65 participating shops, and write it down. Prizes for the winner!

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Dorance Lorza and his Sexteto Café

Main stage. One of the UK’s leading latin bands, LUKAS Award winning vibraphonist Dorance Lorza’s sextet is renowned for reviving the salsa con vibes combo sound of the 60s and 70s

Starring Crouch End 2 - our past on screen

We present a refreshed selection of short film and clips about our local areas and community from the archives - old favourites and new discoveries with live commentary from Professor Ian Christie

Mike Kalle and La Raza Collective

Main Stage
Winner of the LUKAS Award 2015 for Urban Act and a leading light of the young creative Latino community, Mike Kalle and his collective of Latino rappers (La Raza)


Local school choirs sing outside the Town Hall, plus lots more events


Revolutionary, proto-feminist, underground spy and the beating heart of South American liberation, Manuela Saenz died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books – until now.


Fancy doing a stand-up comedy session in one of Crouch End's pubs? Go on, you know you want to...

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Three Latin American artists

Three Latin American Artists, Alex Vargas, Silvina Soria and Sonia Ciruelo (pictured) , exhibit their work through the week

A Suffragette's Song

The True story of Kitty Marion who was a music hall star and militant suffragette. Five women use Kitty's own words and music hall songs to illustrate how women in Britain changed their lives.

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Alejandro Madrigal presents Days of Rage

This inspiring and heartfelt novel brings alive charming town characters, whilst recounting both the physical illness and moral disease that affects a fictional community in Mexico.

Dame Emma Kirkby Soprano, Jacob Heringman, lute & Dowland Works

Dowland, Friends & Successors

Dowland Works
led by Emma Kirkby soprano
Jacob Heringman lute

Lute songs by Dowland, John Danyel etc


*Star Wars...Der Der Der, Star Wars* THE FORCE AWAKENS on the big screen in the main hall. Fun for the kids and the Big kids too.

Maria Cabrera

Maria Cabrera’s style of ceramics is influenced by her Colombian upbringing in the 70s and the six months she spent in Japan studying glazing and decoration


HORNSEY VILLAGE. Sunday 12th 2-5pm.
The 500 year old Tower will be open to climb. Discover the old meeting room and belfry.

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Castells – A Catalan Human Tower

Crouch End’s very own Human Tower, aka "Castells" in Catalan, performed by Castellers of London, a group of Catalans, English and other daredevils. For times, check back here shortly


Celebrated author and Crouch Ender, Joan Ellis will be performing her new show: ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’, celebrating women in all our wonderfulness plus those banana-skin moments

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Morning Zumba with Belkys Ledezma

Crouch End’s very own Venezuelan Amazon goddess and favourite Zumba teacher gets Crouch end into the spirit and ready to take on the Latin day with a morning Zumba class for all the family.

Crouch End Copa America – Kids Futsal Tournament

A Futsal tournament in Hornsey Town Hall. The children of 6 of Crouch End’s Primary Schools will learn how to play Futsal - an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game

Accumul8 'Old, New and a Future' exhibition

7th to 19th June: the “Old, New and A Future” exhibition shows the photographs of young, homeless, people, living at the YMCA Hostel in Crouch End


Gabo - The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez “Gabo” to all of Latin America, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Followed by Q&A with producer Kate Horne

Rest In Pictures

The Right Side present Rest In Pictures, an exhibition celebrating some of the most cherished figures to have passed over in 2015 and the many reasons to say goodbye.

Latinos in London


‘The Latin Community in London’s Regeneration Process’. Two women talk about the plight of the Latin American community in London’s regeneration process.


Katy Prado and Los Mamboleros

Katy Prado and los Mamboleros are one of the most exciting fusion bands to come out of London in recent years, sizzling rockabilly salsa, mixing 40s rock n roll and 50s mambo. Time and venue tbc


Fadi's Salsa Kids

KIDS DANCE SHOW. Fadi is the founder of the FK dance company and artistic director for LA RUEDA DEL MUNDO SCHOOL. Fadi will give a dance workshop after his show in The Town Hall

Jennie's Pre-Launch Book Celebration

An event to celebrate the forthcoming launch of Jennie Ensor's debut novel Ghosts of Chechnya, to be published by Unbound in summer 2016. Readings, contests, prizes, Q&A, live music...



With author and publisher Roelof Bakker of Negative Press & author and Director Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross


Tribo samba

TRIBO is an international non-profit cross-cultural drumming and dance music project whose philosophy aims to educate young children and adults encouraging their creativity.

Community Futures and Utopia: an Exhibition of Architectural Design schemes for Hornsey Town Hall

An exhibition of architectural design schemes for the temporary and future use of Hornsey Town Hall


La Kasha

La Kasha is a brand new crew of producers and musicians that bring together the tradition of Afrolatino folk music with the cutting edge sound of London's electronic music scene.

Zoom Rockman @ The Queens

An Exhibition of Original Artwork by 15 year old Comic Creator, Zoom Rockman [including his 'Skanky Pigeon' strips for The Beano]

Spinning Dreams

Spinning Crouch End Memories

Intervention. Hilanda, a spatial private detective looking for clues in the fleeting experiences of city life arrives in Crouch End. Find her at the entrance of Hornsey Town Hall ...

Gerardo de Armas & Sus Amigos

Cuban born Gerardo is a great vocalist and percussionist who honed his skills with the world famous group “Clave y Guaguanco” for over 10 years.

ChristChurch at Four's Family Fun Day

Free bouncy castle + free cake = free fun!!

La Explosión

On the Main stage outside the Town Hall: a fabulous new Flamenco collective, fusing Latin music with Rumba and Flamenco.


Camilo Menjura’s Spanish Sing-a-long

3pm-3.45pm MOORS THEATRE. Colombian singer, guitarist and choir master, Camilo is a guitarist with the “Velasierra Quintet” (Andean Jazz) and “Amira Kheir Quartet” (Sudanese music), and a singer


Want to watch the England Game in the biggest venue in Crouch End?? Doors 12:30/KO 14:00.

Stall 4 All Pop Up Market

Stall 4 All will be holding an indoor market at the Hornsey Town Hall on the 11th and 12th of June 2016.
You can expect to find up to 50 exciting stalls in the beautiful setting of the Town Hall.

Dance of the Morenos

Bolivia’s most spectacular dance, the dance of the Morenos or Morenada is from in the Bolivian Altiplano (high Andes). The parade will start at Hornsey library and move to outside Hornsey Town Hall.

'HOPE is a thing with feathers'

A Poetry and Art workshop on the theme of Hope, inspired by Emily Dickinson's poem 'Hope is a thing with feathers'.

Fadi’s Salsa Kids

KIDS DANCE SHOW – Salsa Fadi has been teaching 20 children from Coleridge Primary School how to dance salsa, over 6 weeks during the summer term.

Crouch End Festival Thanksgiving Family Mass and Celebration Choir

Celebrate the Crouch End Festival with a lively Family Mass featuring our enthusiastic and spirited Children's Choir: St. Peter in Chains RC Church Womersley Road, N8 9AE (buses W3 and W7)

The Sunday Joint

Pure Art Decodence! Welcome Cocktails, three course fine dining roast, and entertainment in the unique setting of our fabulous wood panelled Committee room.

Crouch End Singers: Make a Joyful Noise

A colourful and varied program of ensemble music (classical, jazz, light) to delight and entertain all ages.

Join us for a summer evening of song and refreshments.

Flea Market - Park Road

Sees the whole parade on Veryan Court, Park Road come to life with, The Fabulous Flea. Over thirty stalls, booze, live music, a dismal fake beach, mug shot gallery and an "art" tomboloa.

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Rumba Sessions

The latest chapter in the longstanding relationship between Gilles Peterson and the music of Cuba, this feature-length documentary by Charlie Inman sees him explore the roots of rumba. See ticket link


Calling all local theatre groups and schools... put your play, musical or drama workshop on during Crouch End Festival!

"Suite Française" with Ellen Durkin and Caroline Soresby

"Suite Française" Ellen Durkin, soprano with pianist Caroline Soresby share charming chansons

Piñata making

12pm onwards Harris & Hoole
Learn how to make your own piñatas with papelcrafter

Saul Maya

Hailing from Ecuador this LUKAS Award winning DJ is one of the Latin Communities most popular Latin DJs.

Spinning Top Tales - Storytelling & Crafts

Join us for a morning of storytelling, puppets, singing and crafts. Suitable for 2-6 year olds.

Dowland in Libraries at Hornsey Library, Crouch End

Hornsey Library: Dowland in Libraries: a FREE performance of lute songs by John Dowland (1563–1626). As a quiet kind of music with a strong literary focus, lute songs are a perfect fit for libraries.


Music for voice and piano including Brahms, Strauss, Obradors, Debussy...in Hornsey Town Hall Committee Room

Dowland in Libraries at Stroud Green Library

Hornsey Library: Dowland in Libraries: a FREE performance of lute songs by John Dowland (1563–1626). As a quiet kind of music with a strong literary focus, lute songs are a perfect fit for libraries.

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Vintage Radio Theatre

Heartache, love, longing and suspense come to life in front of your ears as we present adaptations of Cinema Classics, read live in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with live sound effects.

London Fair City: with the Askew Sisters

London Fair City
The Askew Sisters
Acclaimed folk music duo
Feisty broadside songs & dances on voice, fiddle, melodeon & concertina.

Silent Disco - CEF Special

Pick your channel and choose your groove as three DJs play the best in pop, rock, dance, disco and party classics. Stunning visuals, and an abundance of tunes to shake your tail to.

Weimar Women

The Weimar Republic was a fascinating phase in European culture. It held sway in Germany between the two world wars. It was a time of invention and liberalism....

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Zombie Walk

Get your best Zombie gear on and join in with the Zombie Walk. Meet at The Maynard pub on Park Road, before we make our ghoulish way to the Town Hall for an outdoor showing of Grease the Movie

Summer Jazz in London

Summer Jazz in London jazz standards including A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square & A Foggy Day. Winnie Greer & Jazz Friends’ event last year played to a packed out hall.

Poems and Plonk

A celebration of wine and verse- bring your favourite poem to read aloud, and share a glass of wine with friends.

Storm In A Teacup

Things can't get any worse for neurotic cafè owner as her fantasy life crumbles around her. Then an unlikely lifeline appears...
Who knows what happens next in this unscripted original comedy.

La Pajara Pinta. Spanish Sing-a-long

11.30 a.m – 12.15 Picture House, Community Room. Come and join la Pajara in her trip across Latin America for a fun and interactive session full of latin rhythms, exotic animals and stories.

Pop Up Performance at Piccolo Diavolo Restaurant

Lindsay Richardson mezzo and Wezi Elliott lute. Part of a series of FREE pop-up performances to introduce lute songs of English composer John Dowland - and some cabaret surprises!

Poetry Club

A space to share all things poetry - it can be your own creation or someone else's! Just bring yourself and a poem. Refreshments provided.

Paintings of Crouch End and London

A lively and colourful collection of oil paintings of Crouch End and London by local artist Jacquie Head.

"Handel Heroines" with Angela Elliott, soprano and Caroline Soresby, piano

"Handel Heroines" Angela Elliott with Caroline Soresby perform arias by Centi, Handel, and Pergolesi

"Midsummer Melodies" with Julia Chaplin and Caroline Soresby

"Midsummer Melodies" with Julia Chaplin, soprano and pianist Caroline Soresby present a program of Italian and German songs

"Pazzi Per Amore" with Natasha Hardy and Stefano Marzanni

"Pazzi per Amore" with Natasha Hardy and Stefano Marzanni: A collection of classical Italian love songs


Classical and Jazz musician Kate Shortt performs her offbeat one woman show of comedy songs, rap and impressions whilst playing cello, keyboard, vocals and anything else she can see!

"Primo Passo" Sarah Warren with Caroline Soresby

In the concert Primo Passo, Sarah Warren with Caroline Soresby perform songs and arias by Arne, Purcell and Mozart in a free concert at The Hap'ning Place

Pop-up Death Cafe

Let's talk about death! Join host Rosalie Kuyvenhoven at the Priory Park Cafe to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death and life in an open, safe and relaxing environment.

The Hap'ning Place MadriGals with Amy Crankshaw-Luyendijk

The Hap'ning Place MadriGals Ellen Durkin, Mary Eckert, Angela Joyce and Anne-Marie McCooey with Amy Crankshaw-Luyendijk happily harmonize.

"An Die Musik"

Enjoy a mini concert of Schubert's famous songs performed by The Hap'ning Place voice students with Patrick Leresche, pianist.


There will be lots of art and photography displayed at local venues. Look out for exhibitions in cafes, shops, galleries and pop ups.


Vocal Improvisation: performances and workshops.

TIC The Improvisers' Choir and TOC - The Open Choir.
Vocal Tai Chi, moving voice between heaven and earth.

"The Farewell Tour" Andrew Moriarty

"The Farewell Tour" Andrew Moriarty performs powerful popular ballads

Anna Greenwood’s Bumper Pop Quiz

A trashular spectacular quiz from pop culture junkie, DJ Anna Greenwood. An irreverent and not-at-all-hard-but-max-lolz series of questions to test your brains, from the bargain bin to top of the pops

COMEDY at HTHAC - Andy Askins & Kirsty Newton

A night of comedy all in Aid of Action for Kids with Andy Askins and Kirsty Newton.

Comedy Sketch Show

A smorgasbord of original and hilarious sketches, produced and imagined from the seedy black heart of Crouch End (aka The Crouch End Players).


The SING-A-LONG version of Frozen, on the big screen in the main hall. Fun for ALL the family.


Want to watch the England Game in the biggest venue in Crouch End?? Doors 18:30/KO 20:00.

Hornsey Dance Showcase

​A fun and exciting showcase for the younger students for Hornsey Dance performing an end of term show.

Colombia Brings Hope

Colombia in Focus

LECTURE Following Gabo, Community Room, Crouch End Picturehouse, Tottenham Lane, N8 Time tbc
THE COLOMBIAN PEACE PROCESS:‘How we achieved peace in Colombia’ by Kristian Herbolzeimer,

Hornsey Dance Free Kids Session

Hornsey Dance provides dance and fitness classes for children and adults in Hornsey and Crouch End.

TALKS- LAB series

Latin America in Focus Talks & Lectures

Talks and Lectures - LAB SERIES – organised by The Latin American Bureau. ‘Brazil, the PT & The Amazon’ by Sue Branford. ‘Argenttina after the Kirchners’ by Nick Caistor & Marcela López Levy, and more

Dance My Way

3 times LUKAS winners DanceMyWay, run by Monika Molnar. Monika is the resident Samba dance teacher at Pineapple Studios. After her show Monika will give a Samba Dance workshop in the Town Hall

Storytelling for young kids (2-7 yrs)

Join the author of 'The adventures of Rosie and William' for an engaging storytelling event. There will be songs, cuddly toys and orange balloons!


Pick your channel and choose your groove as three channels play the best in pop, disco and party classics. Something for the kids and the dad dancers of Crouch End.

Made in Mexico

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY plus Q&A Hecho en Mexico showcases the richness of Mexican music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews

Batalha do Passinho (Passinho Dance Off)

Passinho is a dance craze and viral internet sensation that’s swept across Rio de Janeiro.

London Metropolitan Brass Band

A free concert of traditional brass band music for all the family on the Town Hall Stage

Poets in a Phone Box

A Festival classic! We welcome back our local poets Alan Wolfson and friends!