FYI: November events at Bruce Castle Museum

Joseph Nicholas

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Subject: Lots more coming up this November at Bruce Castle Museum (and some reminders)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 22:50:33 +0000
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Changemakers – A Celebration of Lasting Change in Haringey

·        Until 19 January 2020

Inspired by black CHANGEMAKERS of the borough, this series of photographic portraits by Agenda Brown of Visual Marvelry™ brings together CHANGEMAKERS from different generations. It is a visual record of those influential in culture, education, sport and community activism in the UK.



Black Visionaries who have changed British Life

·       Saturday 16 November 1.30 – 4pm

A talk and discussion with Alex Pascall OBE, broadcaster, musician, journalist, musician, composer, oral historian and educator.

One of Haringey’s very own Changemakers.


              Pascall OBE - Changemakers by Agenda Brown of Visual


Join us for our monthly reminiscence sessions - just come along, enjoy a cup of tea and share your memories.

Allotments and Gardens

  • Tuesday 19 November, 2-4pm

Growing things - practical fruit and vegetables or lovely flowers - is a very special experience. It takes a lot of hard work preparing the soil, planting seedlings, watering and caring for them as they grow (and cursing the snails and aphids), but there is so much satisfaction in eating fresh carrots grown in your garden or allotment, or enjoying the beauty of shrubs and flowers.

Were you allowed to help in the garden as a child, or did you start growing things as an adult without any experience? How did you learn to grow and care for plants? Were you lucky enough to have an allotment or share in one where you could grow leeks and onions in abundance, or just a tiny backyard or balcony with glorious flowers?

Bring along any pictures you have and stories of your experience of growing plants!


The Festive Tottenham Flea at the Castle

·       Saturday 23 November, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Layers of London – Exploring London’s Past Through Maps

by Adam Corsini, The Layers of London Project (Institute of Historical Research)

  • Monday 25 November, 12.15pm

Layers of

Layers of London (external link) is a free online map-based resource. By layering maps throughout time on top of each other, users can fade them in and out to discover how their area of London has developed. The project also encourages anyone to contribute their own local histories, memories, images and stories, building records and collections that enrich this unique historical resource for the future.

This talk will give a background to the project, explore Haringey’s histories and demonstrate how you can be part of the project.

Doors open 12 noon. Refreshments available

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, and the National Heritage Lottery Fund

Hear Here

Our free evening monthly talks programme is on the last Wednesday of each month. All welcome.

Please note: there are no talks in December.

1619 Dorset
            survey of TottenhamThe Silver Lining: The context of the 1619 map of Tottenham

by Peter Barber, President of Hornsey Historical Society, and former Head of Maps and Topography (British Library).

  • Wednesday 27 November, 7.30pm

A spendthrift, a strong woman, a novel means of maximising your income and a skilful surveyor: Peter Barber will explain the evolution of estate mapping and suggests why - and how - the 1619 Tottenham map came to be created 400 years ago and its intended purposes.

This talk by specialist map historian Peter Barber accompanies our current exhibition 'The Land Beneath Our Feet'.

Doors open 6.30pm. Refreshments available, and a chance to explore the 1619 map exhibition.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle



And coming up in December at Bruce Castle …


Tottenham Trees present two talks:

Treeconomics and London is a Forest

·       Sunday 1 December 3pm at Bruce Castle Museum



And a reminder for this weekend’s 1619 Map - Bite-size gallery talks:

  • Friday 8 November, 2.30-3pm - The Farm on the Marsh: Asplins Farm in 1619 by Chris Protz, author of ‘Tottenham: A History’ and Friends of Bruce Castle
  • Sunday 10 November, 2.30-3pm - Mapping The New River in 1619, by Rachael Macdonald, New River Action Group, & Friends of Bruce Castle


And a final reminder – the last few places are available for this weekend’s free map art workshop


Mapping My Story - A Free Creative Map Art Workshop

Led by Siân Pattenden, book and map illustrator

  • Saturday 9 November, 10am-1pm

              Pattenden map illustrator

We will be thinking about maps in this workshop to create your own personal map - based on the local area. Why not add your own style and your own history, stories and memories to your map?

Using collage, lettering, colour and patterns, Siân will lead you into making your own personal mark on a map and recording your own journey and memories.

Map layout supplied. Just add your own art to it. No previous experience in art or drawing or collage necessary; Siân will help and guide you through the process, and teach you different techniques.

At the end of the workshop you will have produced a unique and individual piece to take home.

All art materials supplied (bring any of your own illustrations you wish to use).

This workshop is aimed for adults.

Booking is essential - please email to secure your place.

See Siân Pattenden's website (external link) for more information about map artwork by Siân.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle

For the fun and free Family Activities Arts and Crafts Programme, please check out all the listings on the website here.

Hope you enjoy our programme for this November at Bruce Castle


Best wishes


Deborah Hedgecock



Haringey Council

Haringey Archive and Museum Service, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU


T. 020 8808 8772

E. deborah.hedgecock@...

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