Two days in May: Grovelands Park Update

on Friday, 03 May 2013. Posted in N21 Community

Two Days in May : Parade, Music, Dance, Exhibitions, Boats, Stalls, Dog Show, Food, Fun and lots more in this historic park

once in 100 years

 



The Friends of Grovelands Park are pleased to announce the planned events to celebrate the Centenary of Grovelands Park supported by funding from the London Borough of Enfield Residents Priority Fund, local businesses and donations. The Main Stage is being sponsored by local business Assetgrove whilst Stage Two and the Exhibition Marquee are being sponsored by the historic Woodman Pub.


Grovelands Park is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the parks in Enfield much treasured by the local community

 

Celebration events planned will include Art, Music on two stages, Dance, Film, Photography, Exhibitions, Vintage Cars and fun activities for children plus a Fancy Fair with a variety of stalls.

 

The celebration in the Park over these two days will be inaugurated by a historical Edwardian themed pageant involving local schools dressed in styles reflecting the 100 years of the park. It will be led by the Emerald Pipe band with community groups and Civic dignitaries who will officially open the proceedings to replicate the original 1913 opening by the Lord Mayor of London.

 

It is hoped that other interested groups, associations and societies will join in too, dressed in their uniforms, ethnic costumes or in the popular fashion styles that often went with the music of the day. If you were or are a ‘Ted’ or a ‘Mod’, into Traditional Jazz or maybe a ‘Punk’ or were even a Hippy from the sixties you can dress up and join in the fun.

 

There will be two stages to present music and dance from old style or ‘retro’ sounds to new up and coming bands with local connections. The  world famous Tornados, led by the legendary local musician Clem Cattini, who has played on 44 No 1 singles and gave us the first UK No 1 on the USA charts with Telstar, will headline on Saturday May 18th. Up and coming local band Dixie will headline the main stage on Sunday May 19th with a wide variety of music on both stages throughout the event.

 

There will be over 50 stalls selling a variety of interesting items as well as food and drink. The historic Woodman Pub is relocating for the two days into the park in an old style marquee as used in 1913 and speaking of history there will be a lavish exhibition showing the history of the park and how important it is in this part of North London as a wonderful much loved open space enjoyed by families for generations. 

 

A nostalgic evocation of the legendary 'Royalty Ballroom’ Dance Hall, once the epicentre of Rock N’Roll in the south, will be re-created in a  marquee that will feature music and dance from the years gone by. It will have a Tea Dance and sessions for Rock ‘n roll or Motown soul. Re-live those memories of your youth at the legendary ‘Royalty’. Also being created is a small cinema tent showing film clips of footage shot in the park and area over the years. Local charities will be represented with stalls showing off all the excellent work that they do.

 

For children there will be lots of funs things from Face Painting to a Climbing Wall, Bouncy castles and children’s games.

 

Many local residents will have fond memories of rowing a boat out onto the lake on balmy summer days but the boats have not been there since the seventies. For this weekend only they will be back for these two days so now is your chance to relive those days by booking a rowing boat on the lake.

 

Spread the word and make this a memorable weekend by being there with your friends and family to enjoy the two once in 100 year days in May.

 

The Friends of Grovelands Park are pleased to announce the planned events to celebrate the Centenary of Grovelands Park supported by funding from the London Borough of Enfield Residents Priority Fund, local businesses and donations. 

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