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+ Harringay Festival 18th September 2011

Harringay's first festival in 2009 was a bigger success than anyone dreamed was possible. This year sees our neighbourhood's second festival with more music and an even bigger variety of stuff to see and do.


See our gallery of people's photos from 2009.

See HoL discussions on the festival here.


Festival Weekend Events (Thursday & Saturday)


Thursday, 15th September
7pm - 8.30pm History Talk of Harringay and book launch with John Hinshelwood

South Harringay Junior School
Mattison Road N4

Saturday, 17th September
10-12pm Junk model making event in the community garden @ Doncaster Gardens. Email GRA
for further info
10-12pm History Walk with John Hinshelwood. Meeting point Beaconsfield Pub
12-2pm Railway Fields Open day
2-5pm Duckett's Common Opening event
7-9pm Open-Air Film show in Fairland Park. (between Fairfax and Falkland Road). Feature film Cloudy with
a Chance of Meatballs
. Please bring refreshments, blanket and a
Free Admission


Festival Day (Sunday)


The Shows


The Jeanie Barton Band - swing and up-tempo Latin Jazz
12:20 Melvina - covers ranging from 60's, 70's, 80's,90's, RnB, & today's music
12:50 Banjaxed - bluegrass, rockabilly, country band
Tall Stories - New wave rock/dance
School Song - local schools choir
Collision Cascade - rock with a Balkan twist
2:40 Nusret Gumusboga - well known Turkish folk musician from Malafya region
3:10 Tottenham Community Choir - community choir with wide ranging repertoire
3:40 Delicatessen - Balkan & Mediterranean instrumental music
Mouthful O' Jam - swing dance with original 78 rpm swing music
4:50 Sister Mary & The Choir Boys - rhythm and blues from 1950's and 60s

11:55 Koma Sersi - Kurdish band from the Kurdish Community Centre
12:15 Citizen Helene - singer-songwriter, acoustic, psychedelic folk
12:40 Affinity to the Sea - blues rock covers band
1:00 New Tottenham Singers - wide ranging repertoire
1:25 To The Moon - trip hop, harmonies and guitars
1:50 Komkar - Award winning Kurdish dance and folk music
2:15 Mondegreen - local band
2:35 Haringey Big Band - local youth big band
3:00 Tessellators - experimental / rock / soul
3:25 Obscuritones - bluegrass and rockabilly
4:00 Colin Devaney - acoustic indie-rock
4:40 Tottenham Gospel Choir
5:15 The Popes - blend of Celtic rock and folk

Children's Activities

The children's activity are located off Green Lanes on the side roads.


'Green Shoots'  

Making Popup sunflower puppets - suitable for youngest kids up to 6yrs old. Parental supervision required. Roseberry Gardens.

'Funk Up Your Green Lanes Bag'

The  workshop where you get to decorate your very own shopping bag. This activity can get messy so be prepared. Suitable for 3yrs and upwards. Mattison Road.

'Feeding our Environment'

Workshop making fat balls for the birds. Suitable for ages 5-12yrs. (BTCV / FORF making workshop). Duckett Road.

'Green Bike'

The workshop - a hands on approach in looking after your bike with a closed off section for trying a bike out. Suitable for ages 10-100yrs. Chesterfield Gardens.

Street Entertainers

Throughout the festival there will be many live street entertainers and this year. They will include:

  • The Green Man
  • John the Story Teller
  • Bruce Airhead
  • Nick Putz


Street Art

Rob Chau has arranged for an artist to create an artwork live art on Cavendish Road during the festival. The work which will celebrate the glory days of the Harringay Stadium will be created on a multi-panel 8' x 8' canvas. The aim will be to reassemble it at a later date.


Festival Plan


With thanks to Nora Mulready for the information on the stage acts and to the Harringay Traders from whose harringayfoodfestival.com website the remainder of this information was taken.

Last updated: 9th September, 2011


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