Edmonton Green’s new pavilion set to host summer of arts and culture events

The Pavilion on The Green is a temporary structure expected to remain in place for three years

Chinelo Anyanwu officially opens the new Pavilion on the Green in Edmonton (credit Enfield Council)
Chinelo Anyanwu officially opens the new Pavilion on The Green in Edmonton (credit Enfield Council)

A new community pavilion in Edmonton Green is set to host a summer programme of arts, culture and workshops following its recent launch.

Pavilion on The Green, close to Edmonton Green Station, was co-designed by the local community and architect Fisher Cheng to become the fourth of five local “culture places” being delivered by Enfield Council in town centres across the borough, each designed to support and invest in Enfield’s high streets by hosting arts, culture and community events.

Future plans for The Green’s development include improvements to the open space and the potential restoration of the railway arches, if funding is secured. The Pavilion on The Green is a temporary structure expected to remain in place for three years.

A series of cultural and community activities will take place at the pavilion throughout the summer and will include the Untold Edmonton Festival, which celebrates and explores Edmonton’s rich and diverse history, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, culture and public spaces, Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “The Pavilion on The Green will be a showcase for the extraordinary social and cultural diversity of Edmonton and I look forward to the jam-packed summer programme, thanks to the active involvement of the community.

“This initiative forms part of a longer-term ambition to provide culture places in all of our town centres and to provide activities that focus on local culture, learning and wellbeing that are open to all.”

Pavilion on The Green is designed as an open structure without walls and consists of a decked area of approximately 40sqm to host performance and community activities. Its roof is open but integrates a shading system to offer coverage in summer. Lighting and an electrical point are provided, to support a wide range of events at any time of the day.

Future planned activities include Zumba with Unite in Fitness; Wellbeing Walk with Better; Freeflow Yoga with Yoga Rocks; Interactive Concert with London Sinfonietta; Inclusive Theatre Workshops by Face Front Inclusive Theatre and more.

Other cultural hubs supported by the council include the recently refurbished Dugdale Arts Centre in Enfield Town, the Fore Street Living Room Library in Angel Edmonton, and exhibition space Arbeit Studios in Palmers Green. A range of early cultural interventions are planned for Southgate as part of the development of a longer-term vision for the town centre.

For more information about events planned at Pavilion on the Green this summer:

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