November Update

November Update

1. Coming events
2. News from some October events
‘Scenes from the Farm’

On Sunday October 16th 55 people attended a showing at the Hub of the powerful 1988 TV documentary about the African-Caribbean and activist community on Broadwater Farm. This was followed by a fascinating Q & A with special guest, Clasford Stirling – one of the activists featured in the film, and still as active as ever today as coordinator of the Broadwater United FC youth football teams based in the sports field in the Rec. The event was organised by the Friends of Lordship Rec. Dave, the FLR chair, explained at the showing that when the Friends formed in 2001 they had taken great inspiration from the efforts to improve facilities and community empowerment on the Farm in the decades before.
On Friday 28th October, Joan and Nina of the Friends coordinated a lantern-making event at the Hub attended by over 200 people – this was followed by an evening Halloween walk and ‘scary story’ by Mr Squash.
On Saturday 22nd October nearly 260 people took part in the first Lordship Rec ParkRun event, followed by a similar number the following Saturday. This is the culmination of a year of planning since an enthusiast, Daniel, first floated the idea at a Friends meeting. The runs are for all ages and abilities and are backed by the Friends and the Hub – to continue every Saturday at 9am. More info:

Apple Day
On Sunday October 30th loads of people of all ages flocked to the Friends’ annual event celebrating apples – it included people helping make their own apple juice, doing a quiz, kids doing apple bobbing and squishing, kids crafts, longest peel contest, home made apple cakes for sale, information displays including samples of 60 different varieties of hand-picked apples!

Volunteering sessions in the Rec

Our Friends regular volunteering sessions continue. Each week there’s an opportunity for park users to join us in the orchard, the Woodland, or help with our Litterpickers group. And and on Saturday 29th October a dozen volunteers got down and dirty into the River Moselle channel to clear a stretch of overgrown vegetation to help the river flow more easily.

Saturday 5th November
11am – 4pm: The Trove Market in the Rec by the Hub, N17 6NU
This community market is about bringing people together, facilitating a range of free activities and providing a platform for entrepreneurs of all ages.

Community football match= 11am   *  Drumming workshop= 12-1pm  *  Toddler music time= 1-1:30pm  *  Repair cafe run by Haringey Fixers, 12:30-3:30 (in the Hub)   THROUGHOUT THE DAY: Art workshops, Face painting , Card making, Sports, Jewellery making, Crocheting tutorials & pom-pom making

6pm-8.30pm Fireworks night @ The Hub and in the Rec:
Come and view the firework display (8pm) at Ally Pally from the top of the hill in Lordship Rec! Each year hundreds of local people do so. There will be special refreshments for sale at the Hub cafe.
Sunday 6th November, 2pm-3.30pm @ The Hub: Open meeting for all lovers of Lordship Rec                         Why not come and join us at this month’s Friends of Lordship Rec meeting to share news and views about the park?  We have lots more news to share and things to discuss about the woodland, the orchard, the lake and river, ParkRun, Shell Theatre activities, the Hub, and various other events, activities and volunteering opportunities. We especially welcome new people. There’ll also be info about volunteering sessions to maybe get involved in, and initiatives to get excited about!  Report of September meeting:      Getting actively involved: If you’d like to get actively involved in the Friends from time to time (eg one of our volunteer working groups), but can’t make the Friends meeting, please fill in this survey:     Note: if you want to volunteer specifically in the Hub, contact
Background Info:   General info about the Friends (history, what we do etc) here:
Facebook:  Why not join our facebook group for sharing ongoing info, photos, news about the Rec?

Saturday 19th November, 1-5pm ART FAIR @ The Hub
Prints, artworks, cards, photos, crafts by local people
Luke Howard’s 250th anniversary / Weather Station / Clouds appreciation + Crowdfunding appeal
November 1st – 30th
Photo exhibition of Clouds, in the Hub Cafe daily
Sat 26 November 
10.30 – 12.30  ‘Head In The Clouds’ childrens event including kite making/flying and dance
Sun 27 November
10.30 – 12.30  ‘Luke Howard, Energy and Climate Change’ workshop/discussion led by Tottenham FOE / eN10ergy 
13.00 – 15.00   Talks by the Luke Howard biographer, and reps from the Met Office and the Cloud Appreciation Society organised by Tottenham Clouds
15.15pm  Cutting of tape to designate Lordship Rec as the UK’s first ‘Cloud Appreciation Park’ in recognition of new Luke Howard Weather Station / solar panels / clouds interpretation boards
16.00 – 18.00   Showing of legendary ‘The Age of Stupid’ climate change film, including an interview with the Director Franny Armstrong
Please help fund these activities and projects!