It’s mostly meetings…

And the next one is taking place at Hornsey Town Hall on Tuesday 24th April at 6.45, so please come along and join us. If you’ve got an idea for an event, that’s excellent. If you’d like to help us, we’ve got plenty of jobs to keep you busy.

Yet another meeting… it’s not all drinking we promise

Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit lit up the market

We were thrilled to have Grace Chatto of top pop band Clean Bandit to lend a hand or two and light our Christmas tree in the square.

CEF Xmas Tree H&HB2

Hotline to Santa

post box

Come to our our stall, write your Wishlist, and then go into HTH where you’ll find this special postbox made for us by Thomersons. The box will be there till 8th December. The box will be taken daily to the post office.

Local celebrity for the switch-on

Delighted that the Ham & High have reported that Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit is going to do the honours of our Tree switch on (5pm, Saturday, folks!)

Ham and High

The Christmas tree is up!

Xmas tree going up 2017

The tree is levered into position

It wasn’t an easy job but the Green Tree Delivery team were resourceful (not to mention super strong) and weren’t defeated by the huge tree that arrived today. It took some doing but our Christmas tree is now up, at Hornsey Town Hall Green, and is being given the festive treatment with giant decorations and twinkly lights. The tree is made possible by: Urban Flower, who provide a beautiful tree for us each year; our sponsors who contribute to fund the project, and of course the Crouch End Festival team.

Xmas tree 2017 HTH green

Decoration in progress

Festival excitement!

Only a week to go and the festival team are gearing up to the big event, with programmes dotted about Crouch End (pick one up now from the holders by the zebra crossing by the Coop). And how thrilled were team directors Chris Currer and Amanda Carrara to meet Eddie Izzard. Said Amanda: “I’m a big fan of Eddie Izzard (always have been), so imagine my excitement yesterday when I shook his hand in Hornsey Town Hall Square. Catherine West, Chris Currer and Crouch End Festival equally awesome, though Eddie wins on killer heels and red nail polish. Let the festival and election games commence!”

Crouch End Open Studios

Crouch End Open Studios returns with a Taster showcase at the Original Gallery, Hornsey Library. This year there are 34 artists taking part and seven are new. The library show gives you a chance to select artists you like so you can see more of their work over the weekend at the Crouch End Art Trail, 13th and 14th May 12-6pm. There is also a raffle with work by 10 artists to win. Artist Teresa Schippel Hales is delighted to be taking part again and will be showing a new collection of etchings. You can also see her collection of etchings of Alexandra Palace Victorian Theatre at The Picturehouse Cinema. Profits go to Alexandra Palace Theatre.

Crouch End Fun Run

Crouch End Fun Run will be happening – on Sunday 21st May in Priory Park with races for all ages and abilities. Head down to Priory Park to watch and enjoy the fun run festival, with music, kids’ games, food stalls, craft stalls, funfair rides and more. We’ll have our Crouch End Festival stall too, so come and visit.

The Victoria Stakes gets set for Crouch End Festival 2017

The Victoria Stakes has been providing sustenance in the form of Pimm’s, beers, burgers and more at the festival – and they are delighted to getting ready for this year with their delicious food and drink – we’re just as delighted to welcome them back. Find their stall at Crouch End Green on festival weekends. The Victoria Stakes pub was damaged by fire last year and has now reopened, so do pop in for a drink (or two) – otherwise you’ll find them at the festival.

Victoria Stakes stall