Enfield Council has received £200,000 in grant funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the ‘Stories of Enfield’ programme. This programme funds 13 community heritage projects which explore diverse elements of Enfield’s cultural heritage and history.
The projects are running from September 2021 until November 2022 and are listed below:
- Sisters in Islam Muslim Youth Club will be working with volunteers to explore the stories of first- and second-generation Bangladeshis in Enfield, and celebrating this heritage with an exhibition and programme of events
- Christ Church Southgate will be exploring the heritage of their Pre-Raphaelite windows through events with Enfield residents, including stained glass making workshops
- St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls and artist Joe Robinson will be working with students to explore the heritage of the Enfield beast and local history. Students will be producing and displaying heraldic banners as a result of their research.
- Enfield Racial Equality Council will be working with volunteers to explore historic and contemporary issues faced by BAME communities in Enfield. This project will result in an exhibition.
- Fisher Cheng and community organisation REACT will be installing a new poetry trail based on the poetic works of local resident Keith Mowatt. The trail will link Fore Street with Meridian Water.
- Enfield Archaeological Society will be excavating at the now vanished Elsyng Palace and putting on Tudor themed events for Enfield residents
- Pymmes Park Bowls Club will be working with artists Olivier Wright and Amy Dolan to explore the history and heritage of bowls through community driven murals
- Forty Hall Vineyard will be working with diverse communities from Enfield to produce an exhibition and community open days exploring memorable green spaces and sanctuaries
- Turkish Cypriot Community Association will be exploring migration and the impact the Turkish Cypriots have made across Enfield. The result of the project will be exhibitions and events across the borough celebrating Turkish Cypriot heritage.
- Palmers Green Action Team will be displaying the poetry of Stevie Smith through Palmers Green High Street using calligraphy and installations
- MHA Communities will be delivering an intergenerational project where young volunteers interview older residents about their memories of Enfield. These interviews will then be accessible through QR codes and via art works displayed across Enfield Town.
- Pymmes BrookERS will be uncovering the past, present and future of the Pymmes Brook through walking tours, a commissioned film and performance poetry
- Talkies Community Cinema will be exploring the life of community leader Archbishop Costakis Evangelou and the impact he has made in Enfield through a commissioned film