Series of Sunday street festivals return

Council-run summer street festivals return this weekend

A performer at one of last year's A Month of Sundays events (credit Enfield Council)
A performer at one of last year’s A Month of Sundays events (credit Enfield Council)

A series of summer street festivals featuring music, performance, entertainment and street food at different high streets around the borough kicks off this weekend in Enfield Town.

Enfield Council’s ‘A Month of Sundays’ programme will take place on five Sundays between 31st July and 11th September in Enfield Town, Angel Edmonton, Edmonton Green, Southgate and Palmers Green.

Last year the five free street festivals and two other fringe events welcomed 47,100 attendees, 50 local businesses which sold food and drink and 123 performers who entertained the crowds with music, dance, spoken word and more.

Chinelo Anyanwu, the council’s cabinet member for public spaces, culture and local economy, said: “We had a hugely positive response to last year’s A Month of Sundays with an exciting and varied programme, from stilt walkers to flautists, reggae to street dance, slam poetry to gospel music and everything else in between. And 2022’s festival will be just as vibrant, energetic and fun as last year.

“Our main aim is to highlight and support the extraordinary food culture, heritage and diversity of Enfield and to provide a platform for the hundreds of extremely talented people from the borough.

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“We know investing in culture brings both social and economic benefits and as such, this year’s A Month of Sundays will undoubtedly be a boost our town centres and an amazing showcase for local artistic talent.”

Each event takes place from 12pm to 6pm and is free to attend. Local performers include Sissy Lea, Janet Kay and young talent from Chickenshed Theatre and Platinum Academy.

Enfield Town Business Association’s town centre manager, Mark Rudling, said: “We want our town centres to be vibrant hubs of activity and events such as A Month of Sundays are enormously helpful.

“Last year, some of the retailers in Enfield Town told us that they saw a very welcome spike in shopping activity during the festival and I am sure we will see the same impact this year. We look forward to welcoming back all the performers and visitors and I for one can’t wait to see lots of dancing and singing down Church Street.”

This year’s dates are:

  • Sunday 31st July: Church Street, Enfield Town
  • Sunday 7th August: Snells Park, Angel Edmonton
  • Sunday 14th August: Edmonton Green Shopping Centre
  • Sunday 28th August: Ashfield Parade, Southgate
  • Sunday 11th September: Green Lanes, Palmers Green

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