“Welcome to Finsbury Park” workshop on 23.03.10

Transition Finsbury Park organises a workshop the 23rd of March 2010 called “Welcome to Finsbury Park”. During that workshop, local residents will be invited to draw a subjective map of the area and to exchange ideas about what truly constitutes the N4 neighbourhood. To prepare the workshop, we are looking for videos of less than…

Gillespie Park Festival – 13 September 2009

Event Details Title Gillespie Park Festival Date 13 September 2009 Times 1pm – 6pm Availability Available Description This will be the 23rd Gillespie Park festival, consisting of a wide range of music and dancing, including rap, line dancing and Morris dancing, plus childrens activities such as storytelling, drumming and football. Costs Free Notes Places: No…

Access to Finsbury Park tube – Online Petition

Give us access to Finsbury Park In a City the size of London, the Underground system is the quickest way to get around and we are disappointed with the Mayor’s decision to shelve 22 of the 45 planned step free access projects across London only committing himself to providing step-free access at 29 per cent…

One year on… and gallery lies empty

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 21 August 2009 Shiri Shalmy One year on… and gallery lies empty A YEAR after arts exhibitions were kicked out of a converted public toilet in 115-acre Finsbury Park, the building remains empty. And this week a row blew up over the eviction of arts promoter…

Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival

[news link] Please your palate at Harringay Food Festival 7:00am Friday 14th August 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » FESTIVAL organisers are searching for residents who are a dab hand in the kitchen to get involved with the Harringay Food Festival. The first Harringay Food Festival, to be held in Green Lanes on September 20, promises…

New cyclists come out for London’s Cycle Friday

[news link] New cyclists come out for London’s Cycle Friday By Kevin Emery – Posted on 14 August 2009 The first Cycle Friday has made its mark on London, and the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is pleased with how today’s rides have gone. The Cycle Fridays in the city have been launched to encourage novice…

Friday bike convoys converging on City of London

[news link] Friday bike convoys converging on City of London 12 August 2009 By Mike Brooke A SERIES of bike ‘convoys’ led by experienced riders begins on Friday (August 14) to guide novice commuter cyclists into central London. The ‘Cycle Fridays’ are departing at 8am from six locations in all directions for riders who need…

‘Unsafe’ festival is axed

[news link] ‘Unsafe’ festival is axed nlnews@archant.co.uk 06 August 2009 A TWO-day fashion and music festival in Finsbury Park has been scrapped just four days before it was set to take place – after police raised “serious safety concerns”. Police claimed organisers of the first ever Africa Caribbean Asia Fashion Week would struggle to cope…

Young advisers to help shape centre

[news link] Young advisers to help shape centre Youth Work Now 1 August 2009 Islington Council has recruited a group of 14 young advisers to help develop a flagship youth centre in Finsbury Park. The new centre, which is being funded using cash from the government’s Myplace scheme, will give young people access to a…

Don McCullin at the National Media Museum

[news link] Don McCullin at the National Media Museum By Francis Hodgson Published: July 31 2009 23:06 | Last updated: July 31 2009 23:06 The travel writer Norman Lewis became a close friend of Don McCullin while they were travelling on assignments together for The Sunday Times. “I learnt from him,” Lewis told his biographer…

Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds

[news link] Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds OVER 400 local people attended the Woodberry Down’s 5th Annual Fun Day recently in Hackney, getting a chance to find out more about how to live healthily and engage in the community. Residents met with staff from the regeneration project to get an update on works and…

Community’s helping hands leads to green award

[news link] Community’s helping hands leads to green award 12:54pm Monday 27th July 2009 By Elizabeth Pears » GARDENS and allotments in Haringey run entirely by volunteers were deemed growing successes last week. Four green spaces that provide welcome relief in between the borough’s many buildings and busy streets were honoured with Green Pennant Awards….