Celebrating Edmonton’s heritage

Angel Edmonton street trader Charlie in front of the mural he inspired
Angel Edmonton street trader Charlie in front of the mural he inspired

Edmonton’s history, heritage and identity will be explored in a series of events being curated by Enfield Council in October.

Backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘Untold Edmonton’ takes a look at many themes important to the area, including migration, art, nature, religion, cinema and history.

There will be a walking tour of public art around Fore Street, a poetry trail, 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 Library. There will also be talks from historians and the Museum of Enfield.

Untold Edmonton will also coincide with Black History Month and 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.

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Chinelo Anyanwu, the council’s cabinet member for public spaces, culture and local economy, 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.

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“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.”

Residents can also join an ‘open conversation’ on 5th October to share stories of Edmonton and to tell the council what cultural and heritage projects they think need funding over the next two years.

The events are all free and only some events require booking in advance. For more information visit the Millfield Theatre website. Alternatively follow @EnjoyEnfield on social media for more information.

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