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hornsey library

Hornsey Library, in the centre of Crouch End hosts a variety of events throughout the year and during Crouch End Festival is given over to a whole programme.

Last year was a first for Crouch End Festival with three days of culture in the newly renovated grade II listed building.

This year familiar events are mixed with a few surprises: cinema with live accompaniment, singing, workshops, music, storytelling for all ages, comedy, street art and guided tours.

Visitors old and new are invited to explore this local treasure and see it come to life in new ways.


Something for everyone at Hornsey Library

things are happening

The enchanted cinema
Friday 7th July 
30-min w
orkshop – 6pm
Interactive screening – 6.30pm

Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle with Live Sound FX workshop. Join the Enchanted Cinema at 6pm for the sound FX workshop and 6.30pm for the interactive screening. Launching the Enchanted Cinema’s regular Family Club at Hornsey Library. For more click here

The Enchanted Cinema Family Workshop & Performance
Sat 8th July 10am

Ages 4+  Join The Enchanted Cinema on a live cinema adventure with Studio Ghibli & Friends.Using your hands, voice & instruments including xylophones, join the “FX Crew” to create sound FX to scenes from films including My Neighbour Totoro and Yuri Norstein’s heart-warming Hedgehog in the Fog. For more on the Crouch End Festival matinée + TICKETS, click here

nu arts art show
Saturday 8th july
sunday 9th july
july 10-15th

full show 1pm - 7pm

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by members of N8 NuArts Group, a community art group that organises life and portrait classes. The teacher is artist Julia Colmenares. We also hope it might encourage you to join us.Insta: @n8nuarts

The Enchanted Cinema _ LSO St. Luke's (Kieron + Gareth).jpg

more events....

free life drawing in the zen garden friday 7th july 4-6pm

This session is open to everyone and the model will be in costume so even the kids can give life drawing a go! 

The session is free but please book via the Eventbrite link and you can reserve a space for children too. 

Usual classes are at Crouch End Picturehouse twice a month, £11 + Eventbrite fee. Info at @crouchendlifedrawing

songworks library sing!

Making the most of the fabulous acoustics outside the library, singers from Songworks’ Monday and Wednesday choirs join forces to share some favourites from their current repertoire. Expect uplifting pop anthems and blissed-out harmonic delights!Songworks have been proud sponsors of the CEF from the start. 

All Voices Welcome.

comedy in the zen garden

Who knows what might happen? Jokes in the courtyard at a library doesn't sound like a "thing", is

Free art session Crouch End

more events at the library

Hornsey Library has great spaces for events so if you're thinking of putting on a performance, an exhibition or whatever inspires your creative mind, why not find out if there's some free space over the festival weekend. Then you can publicise your event here on the Crouch End Festival site... 

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