Highgate residents start countdown to first Winter Festival

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By poppy_smith | Sunday, November 25, 2012, 18:49

Excitement is building ahead of Tottenham's first Winter Festival.

The finishing touches are being put to a packed programme of music, markets and performance from 29 November to 2 December.

Venues from Bruce Castle to the Arc Barge will be buzzing with live entertainment, while Tottenham Green will play host to a two-day Winter Market.

The Tottenham Music Festival will showcase a mixture of local choirs, bands and singers including:

  • A celebration of local musical talent at Tottenham Chances
  • A special Electro Swing Club aboard the Barge Belle at the Arc
  • A winter extravaganza at the winter festival, including Brass Volcanoes, the Tottenham Community Choir and Gladesmore Community School Choir
  • An afternoon of folk music at Bruce Castle Museum

The Winter Festival Market will see two days of activities at Tottenham Green with stalls and events including:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Home made baking; sweets and preserves
  • Vintage clothing
  • Global food

The highlight of the weekend will be the Tottenham Christmas Lights Switch On at 6pm on Saturday 1 December.

Cllr Alan Strickland, Haringey Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Social Inclusion, said:

"Tottenham is going to be overflowing with talent and fun for the Winter Festival and I hope that hundreds of residents will come along to enjoy the events and kick-off the countdown to Christmas. 

"Bringing activities to Tottenham Green was one of the council's 12 in 2012 pledges for Tottenham and I'm really looking forward to rounding off a great year of progress with the Tottenham Winter Festival."

Full programme of events:

  • Thursday 29 November, 7 - 11pm

    A celebration of local Tottenham talent showcased at Tottenham Chances, 399 High Road, N17.

  • Friday 30 November, 7 - 11pm

    Put your dancing shoes on and climb aboard the Arc floating art gallery for the Electro Swing Club, featuring Future Swing Stories and the tropical sounds of live band Younger Zen.

    The Arc, Barge Belle, 11 Hale Wharf, Ferry Lane, N17

  • Saturday 1 December, 12 - 7pm

    Tottenham Winter Festival & Market 

    Festive crafts and food market, as well as a live stage with performances from Brass Volcanoes; Tottenham Community Choir; a Christmas carols sing-a-long and the Tottenham Christmas Lights switch on at 6pm including a performance by Gladesmore Community School Choir. 

    Tottenham Green, Town Hall Approach Road, N15

  • Sunday 2 December, 1 - 5pm

    Tottenham Winter Market 

    The market continues with a huge variety of stalls offering festive gifts, arts and crafts and food and drink.



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