2019 was Finsbury Park's 150th anniversary year. We celebrated with a programme of community arts and cultural events, including #Everything150 – a contemporary archaeology project in partnership with the Museum of London; a People’s Park photographic exhibition as part of the Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival; and a series of outdoor People’s Platform performances by local musicians.
There are freelance opportunities with the Museum of London to connect this work more widely with the local community.
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We start 2020 with a larger, community-based "People and Heritage" programme, supported by the Heritage Fund and Haringey Council.
— An expanded People's Park photographic exhibition will feature many more stories and images from the park's heritage, contributed by members of the community, libraries and local history centres in all three boroughs.
— We'll be undertaking a full LIDAR scan of the entire park, both as a record of the park today and to create opportunities for imagining and visualising different futures and types of engagement.
— A programme of adventure learning activities in the park with local schools is already under way and will expand in the new year.
— We will create one or more Safe Spaces for activities with vulnerable adults and carers, and run a programme of heritage workshops including talks, dementia walks and artistic activities.
— We are organising a series of Heritage Talks in and around the park with partners including the Museum of London
Three boroughs, eight wards, one community!
2NQ is a not-for-profit organisation developing community arts, cultural and heritage programmes in Finsbury Park. To take part in our community meetings or find out more about our programmes, please email us.