Special free Friends of Lordship Rec events in February at the Hub

Special free events in February to be booked with joancurtis@blueyonder.co.uk

Kids Workshops for over 5’s Must be accompanied by an adult

15th Feb 2-4pm Kids Healthy Eating Workshop with Renee.

19th Feb 2-4pm Kids Printing Workshop using natural objects

Adult Workshops

19th Feb 11-1 Growing Workshop with Joan Riley. Develop your food growing skills, find out about rare &

heritage exotic crops

27th Feb 2-4pm Propagation of your plants with Martin Burrows.

Big Lordship Rec Birdwatch

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January

Meet in front of the Hub any time between 11AM to 1PM

Your chance to take part in the RSPB’s national survey of birds – how many different birds can you spot around the Rec?

Bird Identification Sheets will be provided.

Free Bird Food for everyone taking part.

Free Refreshments provided in the Hub Cafe afterwards

Calling all park users!

Lordship Rec Hub Co-op – open meeting for members and users of the Hub
Sunday 29th November, 11.30am – 12.30pm @ Lordship Hub (by the lake)
To share and discuss thoughts and ideas about the Hub cafe – the menu, pricing, decor, staffing and volunteering, events and exhibitions etc
All welcome

Lordship Rec Winter Fair
Saturday 5th December @ Lordship Hub
12 noon – 5pm: Craft stalls, food, santa’s grotto
6pm: seasonal Karaoke Sing-a-long
All welcome

Friends of Lordship Rec – open meeting for all park users
Sunday 6th December, 2pm – 3.30pm @ Lordship Hub
To discuss volunteering in the Rec – what opportunities are there to get involved, make a difference and have fun?
All park users welcome

Tottenham Flower & Produce Show 2015

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER from 11am to 5pm
Tottenham Flower & Produce Show +  Green, Environmental & local community stalls + talks, workshops and displays
@ The B2E Harmony Gardens / Lordship Rec
Broadwater Farm Community Centre
Adams Road, Tottenham N17 6HE

Win prizes for vegetables & flowers, home baking, jam & pickles, crafts & flower arrangements in Tottenham Flower and Produce Show at Harmony Gardens (Broadwater Farm Community Centre) and in Lordship Rec.

FREE ENTRY (registration of show entries from 8.00am – 11.30am)Pick up an ENTRY FORM for the Flower and Produce Show from the Back2Earth office or cafe at Broadwater Farm Community Centre or in the Hub office.

On the 19th there will be activities, fun and food all day. There will be talks by professional gardeners; workshops and demonstrations, on gardening & green topics; with a variety of stalls & various creative fun activities for children and plenty of healthy fresh food & drinks available.

Come along and get involved, it is always a lovely day out
( Tottenham, N17 – Buses: 243, 123, W4 from Wood Green or Seven Sisters )

Organised by Back2Earth and Friends of Lordship Rec

One World Folk Festival – Saturday 5th September

12-7pm @ Lordship Rec, N17
Music and Dance – ALL FREE
Organised by the Shell Performing Arts Collective


12.00-12.30  Musichall – technician Andy steps out from behind the sound desk to bring us his own unique brand of music

12.30-1.00  Ereni Mendrinos and Pavlos Melas – Musical doodles and oodles of love! Greek songs and some self-penned folk songs

1.00-1.30  Gnawa UK – A big hit last year. Compelling North African beats and vocals from the Gnawa tradition of Morocco

1.30-2.00  London Rainforest Choir – The joyful singing of the Baka rainforest people of Central Africa goes back thousands of years – this is   where music first began!

We move across to the Shell stage outside (by the skate/bmx area of the park)


2.15-2.45  Humsvision and Waveline – groove along to local soul band

2.45-3.15  Faye Patton – Faye wowed the crowds last year and is back with her fabulous voic, bringing self-penned Nu-jazz with folk influences

3.15-3.45  Dana Immanuel and The Stolen Band – Last year’s Yaldi morphs into a new formation headed up by powerful lead vocalist Dana. Upbeat bluegrass numbers, some original Yaldi tunes, and world folk music

3.45-4.15  Talentos Group – South America comes to the Shell with the swirling colours of Tottenham’s own Colombian dance group

4.15-4.45  Jacquelyn Hynes – Silver and Wood – Leading Irish folk-flautist and multi-instrumentalist has graced the stages at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican – and now the Shell! Performing today in a quartet of flutes, harp, and guitar accompanied by Tunisian percussionist Zinga Rabhi

4.45-5.15  Pan Nation – Massive energy from a whole stage-full of Steel Pans. Say no more!

Head back to the warm of the Hub


5.30-6.00  Kaya – Young and talented local singer/songwriter makes a welcome return to the Hub

6.00-6.30  Stanley – Hackney-born songwriter/singer/guitarist inspired by Tracy Chapman and Bob Marley. Simple music for a compicated world

6.30-7.00  Fiorsach Rosie – Get on your feet for a final session of ceilidh tunes to send us dancing out into the night.

Go Wild In the Rec! – Sunday 30th August

11am-5pm @ The Hub, Lordship Rec N17
People of all ages welcome to come along and join in (its all free) anytime on Sunday to learn about and enjoy nature and wildlife in the Rec…
Please drop by and pick up the programme with full details. Organised by the Lordship Wildlife Group and Friends of Lordship Rec

Programme of activities at the Hub in Lordship Rec

11am-11.45am Gardening Questions (Community Room)

11am-11.45am Flowers and Butterflies in the Rec (Meet in front of Hub for Walkabout)

12-12.45 Seasonal plant medicine (Community Room)

12-1pm and 2-3pm Pond dipping – (On wooden platform by lake: for children accompanied by an adult)

12-2pm Clay tile making embossed using natural objects (Back of Hub)

1-1.45pm Sustainable building (Community Room: for adults)

1-1.45pm Wooden Tiles and pencil making workshop (Adults and accompanied children)

2-2.45pm Alternative natural cleaning materials workshop

3-3.45 Tree ID and foraging walk in the Rec (Meet in front of Hub for walk)

4-4.45pm Green footprints (Community Room)

4pm-4.45pm Flowers and Butterflies in the Rec (Meet in front of Hub for Walkabout)
All day activities, 11am-5pm

– Food available at the Hub cafe all day

– Self-Guided Tours round the Lordship Spinney (a few minutes walk from the Hub) – pick up map and guide from the Hub – General Activities Room

– Bee information stall on grass in front of the Hub

– Wood roof tile and pencil making in gazebo on grass behind the Hub (see workshop time)

– Clay tile making in gazebo on grass behind Hub (see workshop time)

– Plant stall in the Hub hallway

– Butterfly photo exhibition – General Activities Room

– Pictorial matching activities for children and adults – General Activities Room

– Animals in the Rec – colouring-in outline pictures of wildlife for children – General Activities Room

– Mono-printing with natural objects (adults and older children) – General Activities Room

– Observing and drawing natural objects – General Activities Room

– Tree ID stall

– Friends of the Earth stall – outside if fine weather


Lordship Rec Management Plan 2015-2025


This very important document is the updated Plan for Lordship Rec, applying for the next 10 years, written collaboratively and agreed by the park’s user groups and by the Council. It explains all the features in the park, how they are to be maintained, and how they are being managed in partnership between the the various park community groups and the Council, coordinated overall through the Lordship Rec Users Forum. The range of user groups and their activities is also detailed, as are the current list of further improvements sought. There are some very useful appendices with further details.

Outdoor Gym for Lordship Rec!

We have the fantastic news that, with the help of Haringey Council, the Outdoor Gym Group has successfully secured £100,000 for Lordship Rec’s very own Outdoor Gym. The money is from a funding application to Sport England for £70k, with matched funding from Haringey Council for £30k.

We are hoping this will get us 20 pieces of Exercise equipment including 3 pieces of Gymnastic equipment, 6 pieces of weighted equipment along with 2 outdoor table tennis tables.

Works in the field just to the north east of the Hub should start in late August/early September and be finished by mid October.

Thank you to everyone that supported the idea and to all those who gave their time to collect information, consultation data and helped to compile it into a winning funding application.

Thanks from Lordship Outdoor Gym Group

Planning Threats? Public Meeting and Petition

Friends of Lordship Rec / Broadwater Farm Residents Association / Broadwater United Sports And Football Academy

Stop ‘redevelopment’ threats to the Broadwater Farm / Lordship Rec Area of Tottenham..  Protect our estates and park!

200 residents and park users attended the fprotest Public Meeting in the Broadwater Farm Community Centre on 23rd April.

Please sign and promote our new petition: