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Enfield Town Autumn Show

Published Friday, 17 August 2012

The annual Town Show gets a jolt with a new evening spectacular during the weekend of 31 August- 2 September 2012.

The weekend of 31 August- 2 September 2012 will see the Town Park, Church Street and Library Green come alive with spectacular light shows and high-quality music and dance performances as the Enfield Town Autumn Show takes up its annual residency in Enfield Town Park.

Presented by Enfield Council as part of the Enfield Festival, the weekend kicks off with SHOWTIME, a free outdoor arts festival featuring the best UK and international artists, performers and shows provided by the Mayor of London as part of the London 2012 Festival.

With heritage, horticulture and hot performances, the Town Show brings the community together and offers something for everyone in the family.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism, said: “The Autumn Town show has become the highlight of Enfield Council’s cultural calendar and this year promises to be the best yet.

“The range of both local and global artists we have performing this year is phenomenal. Residents can enjoy world-class entertainment on their doorstep for less than the price of a train ticket into London.

“I’m especially excited about Enfield playing its part in supporting the Paralympic Movement by showcasing paralympic sports and artists with disabilities as part of this year’s festivities.”

At Friday’s SHOWTIME, attendees can jive to Bestival’s finest brass-funk ensemble Brassroots who will be joined on-stage with a selection of guests and be amazed by awesome pyrotechnics delivered by Glastonbury’s Lords of Lightening who will pass 4million volts of electricity through the air as this London-wide festival makes its Enfield stop.

On Saturday and Sunday, the main stage will be rocking with unique live world music from acts such as Neville Staple of the Specials, festival alt-folk favourites Urusen and Hackney underground troubadours Bard.  Cerebro, Edmonton’s own all-male street dance group entertains as well as Maybe Winehouse and Maybe Gaga, the amazing tribute acts for both singers.

As a London 2012 Inspire Mark project, in celebration of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Enfield is proud to feature disabled artists and athletes.

Signdance,Collective is an International touring company led by Deaf and Disabled artists will perform as part of SHOWTIME, and there will be a display of some of the Paralympic events that feature in the Games.

Enfield Town Park is fully accessible with disabled parking available on site at the Cecil Road gate.

Businesses providing services and products for people with disabilities and people with disabilities wishing to showcase their crafts and creations are encouraged to take part. Contact the Autumn Show event team on 020 8365 9555 ext 230 to find out how to get involved.

Enfield’s Everybody Active Team will be giving demonstrations and taster sessions at their Sports Showcase. Try Zumba, Tai Chi and have a go at the mini-Olympics or find out more about sports and healthy living in Enfield at the Everybody Active Sports tent.

Returning this year is the popular alfresco ballroom, plus all the favourite fairground games, children’s rides, delicious food stalls and the horticultural marquee.

Arena demonstrations and performances range from tap, hip hop and country dancing to Chickenshed drama workshops and birds of prey displays.

Enfield Council teams will be on hand to show how the council works with residents to make Enfield a great place to live, work and do business alongside stalls and displays from local businesses, charities and organisations.

Residents and visitors are welcome to this traditional country festival. The free SHOWTIME evening takes place on Friday 31 August from 4pm-9pm and the Town Autumn Show is Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September from 11am-6pm. Entry is £3 Adults/ £2 concessions. Children and young people 16 and under enter free.

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