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Special event welcomes spring at Forty Hall

Published Thursday, 25 April 2013

Why not celebrate the beginning of spring with a special fun event at Forty Hall featuring music, dance and a host of family friendly activities.

Spring at Forty Hall

Special event welcomes spring at Forty Hall
Saturday 4th May - 12noon – 6pm - Forty Hall & Gardens, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2

£8 Adults, £5 children/concessions, great family offer! £12 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children/1 adult + 3 children)

The event on Saturday 4 May features a special show including music from rising folk musician celebrity Jackie Oates, the ever-popular 'Bella Cora Choir' and local favourites 'Central African Youth In Enfield' plus a whole host of dance performances including folk and Morris dancing and traditional Bulgarian dancing from young children.  

There is also an opportunity to deck out the newly refurbished hall with floral decorations and transform this magnificent building into a vision of spring!

Visitors will have an opportunity to take part in creative workshops including ‘Eat me, Plant Me garlands’, ‘Green Man Mask Making’ ‘Plant Potting with Enfield in Bloom’ and flower arranging. The event also sees a special launch of the 'Forty Hall Knot Garden Project' in the courtyard which is a living garden right at the heart of the Hall.  

There are also some fantastic exhibitions including ‘Bud to Bloom’, exquisite handmade craft works from the Crafts Council national collection, and ‘The Beauty of Botany’ superb 17th and 19th century botanical drawings from The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure said " This wonderful event is a must see to welcome in the spring. It is a festival of music and dance and also sees the launch of the annual 'Enfield in Bloom' Garden Competition with the Mayor!  

"This free competition helps to combat climate change by emphasising the personal, social and environmental benefits of gardening.

"Forty Hall and its grounds are beautiful and inspirational all year round, but are especially lovely this time of year. I hope to see everyone there."

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