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Calendar

Apr
15
Wed
William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Mark Lewis. Joint meeting between The Enfield Society and Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.  Doors open 7.30pm.  Visitors welcome, £1 each.

Apr
28
Tue
Recreating young Queen Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Lee Prosser. The rooms where Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace were, until recently just a shadow of their former selves. Research has helped to restore them to Regency splendour for the latest exhibition dedicated to her early life and also tells a different story of her childhood. In the talk Lee will trace that story and explore some of the discoveries.

May
18
Mon
The Pymmes Brook Trail @ Jubilee Hall
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Colin Saunders. The 13 mile route starts at Hadley Green, where the headwaters of Pymmes Brook rises and descends through East Barnet, Osidge, Palmers Green and Edmonton to finish at Tottenham Hale where the brook flows into the River Lea.

Colin is the author of The Pymmes Brook Trail which is illustrated with maps and photographs and available from our on-line shop and Jubilee Hall.

May
26
Tue
Putting on the Ritz: 1920s and 30s fashions @ Jubilee Hall
May 26 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Carol Harris. In the 1920s and ’30s, women shortened their skirts, bobbed their hair and threw away their corsets. Fashion trends for men and women were set by the younger royals and the emerging Hollywood film industry. This talk looks at the fashions of those inter-war years, and what those clothes say about the lives and interests of, especially, the women who wore them. Tutankhamun, smoking, celebrity culture and new textiles are all parts of the story, and the talk is illustrated with items from Carol’s extensive collection.

Jun
11
Thu
Enfield Society AGM @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open 7.30pm. All members welcome. Our speaker this year will be Nick Dines, Managing Director Concilio, who will be talking about the redevelopment of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

More details about our AGM. . .

Jun
30
Tue
Painting the East End @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Fiona Atkins. Fiona curated the sell-out exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery in June 2016 that first brought the work of East End artist Doreen Fletcher to the attention of a wider public, and is the author of Lost Time, a catalogue published to accompany that exhibition and more recently updated to coincide with the 2019 exhibition of Doreen’s work at the Nunnery Gallery. In this talk Fiona will discuss perceptions of the East End and will illustrate her talk with a selection of Doreen’s work and other post war and current-day artists in the realist tradition.

The East End vernacular: post war and present day artists @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Fiona Atkins. Fiona curated the sell-out exhibition at the Townhouse Gallery in June 2016 that first brought the work of East End artist Doreen Fletcher to the attention of a wider public, and is the author of ‘Lost Time’, a catalogue published to accompany that exhibition and more recently updated to coincide with the 2019 exhibition of Doreen’s work at the Nunnery Gallery. In this talk Fiona will discuss perceptions of the East End and will illustrate her talk with a selection of Doreen’s work and other post war and current-day artists in the realist tradition.

Nov
24
Tue
Swinging London @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Nick Dobson. The Sixties saw London cast off the gloom of the post-war years and transform into the bright, swinging centre of style and culture. This illustrated timeline will provide a reminder of that groovy, swinging decade!

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