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Lots of events going on at Bruce Castle, Tottenham incl Holocaust Day and The Merman

EventsBruce Castle Museum

Admission is free for all events, unless specified.

Opening hours

  • Museum
    Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-5pm
    Summer Bank Holidays 1pm-5pm.

Visiting groups including schools may book to visit at other times.

It is advisable to book an appointment as we may not otherwise be able to accommodate your visit.

  • Please note: the Museum and Archives are always closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

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Free family art and craft activities

Drop-in Sundays 2pm to 4pm in 2012 - from Sunday 22 January.

All children under eight must be accompanied by an adult, and no adult admitted without an accompanying child.

For summer activities see below, and also the flyer in the attached files section, towards the bottom of this page.

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Events

Speak Up, Speak Out

Holocaust Memorial Day: public commemorative event

Sunday 22 January 2012

2pm-4pm

All welcome.

Tell Me About It..!

Reminiscence Café at the Castle

Monthly chat and reminiscence over old photos and objects. Different topics to inspire.

Drop by on Tuesdays between 2-4pm.

  • 24 January,
  • 21 February
  • 20 March

With tea and biscuits

British Chinese Food Culture Weekend

Saturday 4 February 1pm-4pm
and
Sunday 5 February 2pm-4pm

Chinese Food

As we enter the Year of the Dragon, the Ming-Ai Institute (website - external link)  based in Bounds Green, celebrate the end of their Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

  • Discover the delicious recipes and history of the Chinese Restaurant menu in the UK
  • Watch a tea ceremony on the Saturday at 1pm
  • Take part in a Chinese painting workshop on the Sunday at 2pm
  • On both days, have a go at Chinese calligraphy, handicrafts and dough figurine making
    The Workshops and refreshments are all free

Haringey Local History Fair

Saturday 18 February

11am-5pm

Want to find out more about Haringey’s history but just don’t know where to start? Well, this is the Fair for you. Stalls with experts on hand to help.

Admission free

Love Vintage at The Castle


Our vintage fair for mothering Sunday
18 March 2012
11am-4.30pm

You really liked the first one, so we are doing it again

Admission: £1.50 
Stall-holders, £25 per table: please email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk for full details and a booking form

Come and treat your mum or yourself; lovely gifts from stalls selling vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, books, accessories and collectables. 
Enjoy tea and cake with your mum. Take her to be pampered at our beauty stall!

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Exhibitions

Faces to Names

Portraits of people behind Haringey by Brendon O'Hanlon

From 1 February-29 April 2012

Prince Boateng

For further information about the artist, click on the link in the external links section below

Location: First Floor Coleraine gallery

Merman

From 25 January-18 March 2012

A touring exhibition from the Horniman Museum (website - external link) 

Merman

Location: ground floor near Old Kitchen

Tottenham’s Got Talismans

From 1 February
Iqra from the Tottenham's Got Talismans project

A small exhibition of amulets and lucky charms. These were created by local young people, inspired by the stories and history of Tottenham High Road from the Romans to today.

Read their messages for Tottenham on the wall of hope and add your own.

Part of the Stories of the World projects for the Cultural Olympiad. Supported by Renaissance.

Broadwater Farm: the story of a community 1967-2010

Until March 2012

Donald: photograph © by Nigel Norie 1986

Built between 1967 and 1971, 'The Farm' is home to 4,000 people. This exhibition curated by Odin Biddulph charts the achievements of the community and the changes following the disturbances 26 years ago. For further information about this project click on the link to The Broadwater Farm Project in the external links section below.

Location: First Floor Compton gallery

The Forgotten Gang

5 October-29 January

An arresting photo documentary combating the media's negative representation of African and Caribbean youth, featuring the faces and views of young black people who are not in violent / negative gangs. Photographs by Elaine Bandele.

Location: First Floor Compton gallery

Carrying the Torch for Haringey: the Past, Present and Future of Our Sporting Heritage

Until March 2012

Sebastian Coe training in Haringey

We celebrate a 100 years of sporting excellence, achievement and ambition in Haringey.

Exhibition includes original items from the 1948 Olympic Games in the borough and more recent sporting trials and triumphs, as we look forward to the 2012 Olympic Games.  Supported by the Haringey 2012 Fund.

Location Old Kitchen

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Evening talks

A Film From The Archives: Beauty and Borough

Wednesday 25 January

With recently rediscovered digitised film we take a look at Hornsey and Muswell Hill in the 1950s.

Doors open 7pm for refreshments. Talk begins 7.30pm. Free admission.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

Please note, there are no evening talks in December.

Merman

Wednesday 29 February

Paulo Viscardi, Curator at the Horniman Museum, and Ross MacFarlane. Research Officer at the Wellcome Library (website - external link)  on a voyage of discovery, across oceans, through time and into the realm of the merman.

Doors open 7pm for refreshments. Talk begins 7.30pm. Free admission.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

Please note, there are no evening talks in December.

The Knight's Hospitallers

Tom Foakes, curator at the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell presents a history of the Knights Hospitallers, including a connection with Tottenham.

Wednesday 28 March

Doors open 7pm for refreshments. Talk begins 7.30pm. Free admission.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

Please note, there are no evening talks in December.

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Munch and Listen lunchtime talks

Brewing in the Borough:

The Road to Redemption (website - external link) 

Monday 30 January

A look at the tradition of brewing beer in Haringey and the state of play today. A sample or two maybe provided for discerning palates.

Doors open at 12noon for refreshments. Free admission. Bring your lunch. Talks begin at 12.15pm.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

Please note, there are no lunchtime talks in either August or December.

The Lancasterian School in Tottenham

by Peter Brown, Christine Protz and Deborah Hedgecock.
Monday 27 February

Find out how 200 years ago, in 1812, Joseph Lancaster’s school system came to be established in Tottenham.

Doors open at 12noon for refreshments. Free admission. Bring your lunch. Talks begin at 12.15pm.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

A Film From The Archives: Beauty & The Borough

Monday 26 March

With recently rediscovered and digitised film, we take a look at Hornsey and Muswell Hill in the 1950s.

Doors open at 12noon for refreshments. Free admission. Bring your lunch. Talks begin at 12.15pm.

Supported by The Friends of Bruce Castle (registered charity).

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Other information

Untold London
Untold London is a valuable resource for exploring London's hidden histories of our diverse communities. Click onto the link in the external links section below to discover more about exhibitions, events and collections including material from Bruce Castle Museum.

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Attached Files

The following links are not part of the Haringey Council website. Please read our legal disclaimer before using these links

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