Unravel the past and herald the future of Edmonton

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Edmonton’s fascinating history, heritage and identity is being explored in a festival of 13 landmark events.

Untold Edmonton takes a look at many themes important to the area including migration, art, nature, religion, cinema, history and much more.

The series of events has been curated by Enfield Council with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Participation is free and only some events require booking in advance.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Spaces, Culture & Local Economy, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “Edmonton has a rich and diverse history - dating back more than 900 years when mentioned in the infamous Domesday Book. It has an intricate and elaborate social and cultural fabric that this festival will explore. It’s also an opportunity to start a dialogue about what culture and heritage mean to those who live, work and study in Edmonton today, and what their aspirations are for future generations.”

There will be a walking tour of public art around Fore Street and a poetry trail. Elsewhere, there’s an opportunity to create a mural at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre and to get involved in a mixed-media workshop at the newly renovated Fore Street Living Room Library. There will be talks from historians and our very own Museum of Enfield.

Untold Edmonton will also coincide with Black History Month that begins in October. The festival features the premier of the film ‘Windrush Voices’, created by the Enfield Caribbean Association and a celebration of black history, arts, culture and future dialogues at Fore Street Library.

Members of the public can also join an open conversation on 5 October to share stories of Edmonton and to tell the Council what cultural and heritage projects you think need funding over the next two years.

Details of this and other events are on the Millfield Theatre’s website. Alternatively please follow @EnjoyEnfield on social media for more information.

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