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Nov. 23, 2020, 4:44 p.m.

**Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the Culture, Heritage and Creative Industries Newsletter! If you are not currently a subscriber and would like to join the mailing list, please contact**

Calling all cultural and creative orgs…

Can you send Enfield some festive cheer?

Local cultural organisation TigerMonkey are creating a special festive film for Enfield’s social media this year and they would like cultural and creative organisations to star! All residents are invited to film themselves - with phones held horizontally - offering a quick seasonal greeting to Enfield in English and in any of the many other languages spoken in the borough. Or singing. Or dancing. Or telling a (PG) joke. Or if you’d like to be filmed on your doorstep or site, let the filmmakers know and they may be able to pop round! Please send clips or requests to

Looking for space? Great venue in Enfield Chase

Christ Church on Chase Side, Enfield EN2 6NJ which already hosts a number of orchestras and bands. The church community are looking for ways to bring more people in to their beautiful space and add to its value to the local community. Ideas include exhibition space, community café, museum exhibits, workshops, band nights, comedy . . . if you are looking for space, have an idea or would like to visit please contact Rev. Mark Meacher who will be pleased to hear from you -

Heritage Chat: The Strategy, Next Steps and a Forum

Harriet Bell and Rebekah Polding will be hosting a discussion on the next steps of the Heritage Strategy on Wednesday December 9th at 5.30pm, we would love for you to join and share your thoughts! If you would like to attend please contact

Local success stories …

The Power to Make a Change

Please see the wonderful trailer for Platinum Arts’ new short The Power to Make a Change, in association with Millfield Theatre.

Tales of Life Under Lockdown

Artist Katrina Campbell launched her online exhibition in August 2020 as part of Enjoy Enfield Summer, the exhibition can be viewed here. Katrina is now aiming to turn the photographs into a book, on course to do this before Christmas. To make this happen, Katrina has launched a Kickstarter campaign, if you’re interested in the book it is worth a visit here!

Enfield Poets Award!

An Enfield Poet, Anna Mikiewicz, received an award at the Polish Embassy London to honour her work. Anna presented readings many times at Enfield Poets outdoor events. You can read more about Anna and her award here.

Enfield Music Store

Bookings are now open for Spring term music lessons and ensemble membership, make sure you book before the 7th December deadline!

Jobs, News and Funding Opportunities…

Support grants from Enfield Council

Local Restriction Support Grants will be available from Enfield Council from Monday the 23rd November for businesses registered to pay business rates and that have been required to close due to local or national restrictions which result in full closure, or inability to provide usual in-person customer service from the property. To apply please visit the council’s website and complete the on-line application. Grant payments are as follows:

• Rateable value equal to or less than £15k – one payment of £1,334 for the four week period

• Rateable value over £15k but below £51k - one payment of £2,000 for the four week period

• Rateable value over £51k – one payment of £3,000 for the four week period.

A discretionary scheme to provide businesses with financial and other support for either those more affected or those not qualifying for above scheme is being developed. Further information will be released once the scheme has been agreed. Payments are not expected to be made from the discretionary fund until at least the 1st January 2021.

Up Projectsare Hiring!

Job opportunity! Are you a good communicator passionate about visual arts, social media, researching and sharing news about exciting arts projects? Join their team as a Digital Communications Assistant! >>

Forty Hall

Forty Hall Gift Shop will be ready to welcome back customers when the current lockdown ends and is preparing to open online! We are keen to promote local artists and makers at various stages of their trading careers by stocking their products and establishing bespoke partnerships that not only nurture local entrepreneurs and small businesses but also reinforces Enfield’s creative profile. We will be looking to add further work by local artists and craftspeople in the New Year; please watch this space.

Our carefully selected products are chosen based on their high quality of manufacture and creative design that provide our customers with truly special buys that are always outstanding value. We have wonderful range of gifts designed and made by local artists, including jewellery by Abby Hook, cushions, face masks and aprons adorned with Fiona Charalambous’ beautiful illustration of Forty Hall, and tea towels and tote bags decorated with Nicky Yianni’s exquisite drawing of Forty Hall. Just arrived are French Vanilla and Snapdragon & Patchouli wax melts made by Clare Innaurato. We wish all of them a successful Christmas shopping season!


Hinterlands is a community and contemporary arts programme conceived by Canal & River Trust and led by Creative Producer Clare Moloney. Through a programme of creative encounters, art trails and installations, site-specific performances and an immersive heritage App, artists and communities in Enfield and Tottenham will positively transform neglected pockets of the Lee Navigation into creative, well-loved, and vibrant community spaces. Using the fascinating industrial heritage of the canal and local living memories as inspiration, the programme will explore what the canal means to the communities living beside it today. Please email to join our mailing list and find out more about our spring and summer programme.

Post-Covid-19 survival of festivals

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport and MPs are to hold an enquiry into ensuring the post-pandemic survival of festivals. Please see a report by The Guardian here.


Please see a link here to ACE open grants. There is the National Lottery Project Grants which has a budget of £75million available until March 2021. This is open to individual artists, community and cultural orgs, museums and libraries. There is also support for freelance workers, the grant for theatre workers remains open until *20thNovember (today!)

*The newsletter was originally mailed-out on November 20th, this deadline has now expired.

AND, ACE fund just opened…

Arts Council have a rapid turnaround fund for projects linked to social prescribing and community wellbeing, opening next week. Interested? Let us know and we’ll be happy to support you with putting together an application:


The National Hertiage Lottery Fund will be beginning a phased reopening of project funding. The first phase, beginning 25th November will accept grant applications from £3, 000 - £10,000 and £10, 000 - £100,000. You can read more on the phased reopening here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

As of 30th October, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has reopened their UK funds covering a variety of organisations including art participation, education and investment in young people -

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