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Visit Angel Yard at the Open House Festival

Our Greater London Authority (GLA) ‘Good Growth’ funded place shaping projects in Angel Edmonton will be spotlighted and celebrated as part of this year’s Open House Festival. Taking place on Saturday 16 Sept 2023, this day-long programme will include the official opening of new creative workspace Angel Yard, and mark the completion of several award winning spaces for culture, play and work, developed in partnership with the community of Angel Edmonton to steward positive change in the area. The programme includes:

Angel Yard – Walking Tours and Official Opening 10am to 5pm

Angel Yard will be opening its doors for visitors to see the award winning space, meet businesses, enjoy art exhibitions, food and drink and live music. Jan Kattein architects, will host three guided tours of the Angel Edmonton projects starting at Angel Yard. Come and meet us at 10am, 12pm or 2pm for a fun 1 hour tour.

The day will also mark the workspace’s official opening so please join us for the ribbon cutting with some music and refreshments at 4pm with representatives from Enfield Council, the GLA, the construction contractors, the architects, and the local residents that made this project possible.

Fore Street Living Room Library – Festival of Industry 12pm to 8pm

Local community organisation Fore Street For All presents ‘Faith in Industry’ at the Fore Street Street Living Room Library. The event explores the rich industry of Angel Edmonton past and present, unearthing its fascinating history, whilst looking at how the industrial landscape has changed over the past 150 years to welcome new businesses catering to emerging communities. The event will include an exhibition of artefacts and objects from local industries, poetry, recipe sharing, and a textiles workshop for visitors to learn embroidery and design their own Edmonton Industrial Coat of Arms.

Angel Edmonton Public Art & Poetry Trail

Explore Angel Edmonton’s public art and poetry trail on a self-guided tour, including Fore Street Murals delivered as part of the Good Growth Fund, the Our River Lea Poetry Trail which celebrates local poet Keith Mowatt’s memories of growing up around the River Lea, as well as the recently installed artworks on shutters and council litter bins as part of the Fore Street Open All Hours Gallery.

For further details and book on to these events please visit the Open House website.

There will also be some fantastic free events at Bloqs in the wider Upper Edmonton area.

The UK’s first open-access factory, Bloqs will host a very special open weekend featuring bespoke tours around the workshop and interactive courses including the opportunity to make your own pizza cutter. Visitors can also enjoy machine demos, an exhibition showcasing works and designs by Bloqs’ vibrant Members community, the debut of Chickenshed’s new musical theatre piece ‘Wooly Mammoths of Enfield’, plus delicious food and drinks provided by the incredible team at Bloqs Kitchen.

The full schedule will be published here in the coming weeks.

The courses will be ticketed, but everything else is free to drop-in.

Saturday will run from 9am – 8pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

The full schedule at Bloqs can be found here.