If you’re fed up with the way things are run, or concerned about an issue in your neighbourhood and want to do something about it then this event is for you. Haringey Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and make links with your community. With lots on offer, there should be something for everyone.
View Larger Map
Running from from 12-6pm, activities include advice and discussions on setting up and managing your own community group, face painting, live music, banner making and a local history walk. See the full list of meetings and workshops here.
There are plenty of activities for kids, and a free creche throughout the day.
If your neighbourhood looks a bit grey, then try a spot of guerrilla gardening to brighten it up with some flowers. Seed bombs are easy to sow secretly or chuck over fences. Come along to make some wildflower seed bombs and an origami paper box to store them in. All ages welcome.
Dr Bike - bike maintenance for all
Come along for a taster session lesson, find out how you can improve your cycling skills and confidence (whatever your existing level) and sign up for a full lesson (cost no more than £5).
Food and Drink
If you want more substantial food, there are a number of cafes and pubs within easy walking distance of the venue.
Give or Take
A wide selection of films, including:
At The River I Stand Postcode Wars 2009 The Legacy of the Black Panthers Ethel McDonald - An Anarchist’s Story
In 1936, with civil war sweeping through Spain, Ethel Macdonald - a working-class girl from Motherwell - was to become one of the most famous voices of the time, sending dispatches and broadcasts back from the Spanish Anarchist camp in Barcelona. This film examines the unique impact that Macdonald had during this dark period of European history when the people of Spain stood alone against fascism.
The Battle of Orgreave
Documentary about a key battle between miners and police in the 1984/85 miners’ strike. Director Mike Figgis and Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller collaborated to investigate this key moment in English social history and those lives that were changed forever by the industrial dispute.
Groups with Stalls
There are nearly 40 groups with stalls at the event, spread out over the ground and first floors. Come and have a look at what’s going on in and around Haringey, make links and be inspired!
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
B2E Green Skills Project
East London Community Foundation
Friends of Tottenham Marshes
Haringey Against ID Cards
Haringey Allotments Forum
Haringey and Barnet Venezuela Information Centre
Haringey Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Haringey Cycling Campaign
Haringey Federation of Residents Associations
Haringey Friends of Parks Forum
Haringey Independent Cinema
Haringey Justice for Palestinians
Haringey Solidarity Group
Industrial Workers of the World
Kids Collective Community Film Group
Living Under One Sun
London No Borders
National Shop Stewards Network
North London LETS
Pedro Achata Trust
Radical History Network
Stop Haringey Health Cuts Coalition
The Farm Community Kitchen
Tottenham Civic Society
Tottenham Food Co-op
Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth
Wards Corner Community Coalition
Winstanley Gardens Guerilla Gardening