Untold Edmonton programme
Enfield Council has received £250,000 in grant funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver the ‘Untold Edmonton’ programme.
The programme will fund 2 festivals, a volunteering programme and up to 20 community heritage projects exploring Edmonton’s rich and diverse history. The project will be guided by a community steering committee.
The programme is running from September 2022 until November 2024.
Edmonton heritage festivals
From 17 September 2022 to 7 October 2022, this free festival includes events, walks, talks and workshops exploring Edmonton’s past, present and future. A second bigger festival will occur in the autumn of 2024 to include everything that has been learnt over the project.
From November 2022 to November 2024, we are offering a heritage skills volunteering programme with opportunities to learn archive management, exhibition creation and delivery, event management, heritage site guiding and more.
Throughout the duration of the Untold Edmonton programme, we will make sure that Edmonton has a thriving cultural life through a regular events programme in local libraries including talks on recent acquisitions to the museum, poetry readings, object handling sessions and much more.
Heritage project funding
From November 2022 to November 2024, we will be awarding funding to community organisations in Edmonton to explore elements of the area's heritage and history, from its ancient past to the present day.
For more information, see community grant programme.
Autumn events programme
Events are held at Fore Street Library, 109-111 Fore Street, London N18 2XF.
All events are free, with snacks and drinks provided.
Windrush in Edmonton
Thursday 19 October - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
75 years ago, the ship HMT Empire Windrush docked in Essex, carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean. Come and join the Enfield Caribbean Association for an evening exploring the impact of the Windrush generation in Edmonton.
Witchcraft in Edmonton
Thursday 26 October - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Did you know that Edmonton was home to a witch in the 17th century? Elizabeth Sawyer from Edmonton was convicted of witchcraft and rumoured to have contact with the devil. As Halloween approaches, come and explore the fascinating history of the witch trials with Dr. Romany Reagan, as she traces their occult origins in medieval Europe through to the witch craze in Edmonton, London, and Essex.
How to Run a Grime Radio Station
Friday 3 November - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
How can technical innovations provide a platform for emerging artists? Grime music and pirate radio in Edmonton critically shaped British culture from the 2000s onwards. In this talk and Q&A, radio station Mode London shares industry insights, joining local arts writer Jade Chao to launch her podcast, ‘Edmonton by Ear’, which explores the legacy of the influential grime platform Axe FM.
Classical Music in Edmonton
Friday 10 November 2pm to 5pm
London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s finest contemporary music groups and resident orchestra at the Southbank Centre. Their work frequently tackles issues in today’s society. Join them for a music making workshop exploring memories and experiences of Edmonton - the first of 4 workshops. No musical experience required!
The Boxing Bishop of Edmonton
Thursday 16 November - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
For more than 30 years, Archbishop Costakis Evangelou MBE has served young people through the founding of football, boxing, and arts clubs in Edmonton. Come to Fore Street library to watch a recent documentary created about ‘The Boxing Bishop’ - his story and the connection between boxing and religious faith. Archbishop Costakis will be attending for a Q&A with the audience.
African Languages in Edmonton
Thursday 23 November - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Diversity Living Services have been funded through the Untold Edmonton program to explore the development and use of African languages in Edmonton Green from the 1950s to the present day. From the history of African languages in promoting community cohesion to their role in the cultural life of African people in Edmonton Green, join Diversity Living Services for a talk exploring this fascinating subject.
The Future of Untold Edmonton
Thursday 30 November - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Come and celebrate the Untold Edmonton projects we have funded so far - from the 1915 rent strike and 1970s football teams through to Congolese migration and Turkish music - join us for delicious food, drink, and conversation, and hear what our plans are for 2024.
Terror from the Sky
Thursday 7 December - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
At 11pm, 18 October 1944, a German bomber air launched a V-1 flying bomb toward London. At 11:29pm it hit the corner of Fore Street and Fairfield Road in Edmonton. This was one of over 25 incidents that took place in Edmonton during the war. Join local artist and historian Joe Robinson in exploring this history, with a unique interactive map, and never seen before images and stories.
To book a place at any of these events, please email email@example.com. Booking is recommended but you can also just show up on the day.
Events are aimed at adults, but children are also welcome.