Events

Summer-long series of events planned in Palmers Green park

David Williamson introduces this year’s Broomfield Summer Festival

Festival organiser David Williamson
Festival organiser David Williamson

Now in its third year, Broomfield Summer Festival is becoming the place to go for outdoor cultural events in the borough.

Initiated in 2019 by volunteer group Friends of Broomfield Park (FoBP) and assisted by an amazing team of 16-25-year-old ‘festival makers’, the festival runs from June to September.

It comprises a wide range of events including family events, live music, open air theatre and dining out under the stars. This year also sees the return of a long-time favourite, Palmers Green Festival, in September.

Family events start on Thursday, 8th June, with the wonderful Heartbreak Productions. They have performed in Broomfield Park since 2018 with rip-roaring performances of the popular children’s stories by David Walliams and this year it’s the turn of Bad Dad, which is about a boy named Frank who hatches a daring plan to break his father out of prison for a night so they can return the money he stole. Other family events include Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed and in September The Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense as well as fun fairs.


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Live music in Broomfield Park is always popular and this year kicks off on Saturday, 3rd June with Reggae Matik, a five-piece band which presents a tribute to all the reggae and ska songs you know and love from the British charts.

In July it is the turn of Rock Power, a super-interactive high-octane rock ‘n’ roll band, bringing you nothing but the best in classic rock, power ballads and rock anthems of today. On every Sunday in August there is the ever-popular Broomfield Blues, which draws hundreds to lazy, hazy days spent by the lakeside bandstand.

The repurposed old bowling green – now named ‘Broomfield Bowl’ – is becoming well established on the national circuit of outdoor theatre venues. Events start on Tuesday, 6th June, with the ridiculously talented and energetic Three Inch Fools, this time with Shakespeare’s maddest of rom-coms, As You Like It, with three actors playing 23 instruments, 24 characters and taking on far too many costume changes between them!

Other theatrical highlights include A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical, The Great Gatsby and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

There is just so much on offer with something for everyone!

For a full list of Broomfield Summer Festival events:
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fobp.events


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