Great Get Together Hornsey 2018 Leaflet v2This Sunday sees loads of Jo Cox inspired Community Picnics across the UK. Some small gatherings, some big like the one at Hornsey in St Mary’s Tower Gardens. N8 7NT

Hornsey is the oldest recorded village in London, 1202, and the Tower dates back 500 years to period when the surrounding area was forest and hunting grounds for the aristocracy.

The gardens are a lovely oasis in our city, and perfect for a picnic.

So Sunday is a celebration, not just of unity but heritage, to be part of a community that goes back almost a thousand years. And there is no better symbol of the centre of a community than the old church tower.

This Sunday the action starts at 12:30 (but feel free to get there earlier). Bring a picnic. Bring the family. The neighbours and friends.

We have a FREE bouncy castle for kids.

FREE art workshops, run by local arts and crafts club, Creative Kids Art Club, make amazing animal masks and other wonders. Plus a free-for-all art table for parents to entertain their kids.

Live music – at 12:45 we have Pan Fever, a soloist pan player – he was a big hit at the Crouch End Festival.

1:30 we have Kids on the Mountain, an amazing band that was a hit at last year’s summer concerts, with their unique Irish folk music.

Other events to be announced – we hoping to run the Tomb Trail.

Food – we hope to have some free snacks but do bring your own picnic. Or food to put on our sharing table.

Wine is available (not free alas) and Coffee is available from Island Cafe next door. They also do other drinks and food. If you want beer – pop over to the Great Northern Railway Tavern (GNRT).

FootballEngland vs Panama, we can’t deny the fact it’s happening at 1pm. Good news, you can sneak off across the road to the Great Norther Railway Tavern who will showing it live!

Toilets – island Cafe + GNRT.

Parking – Free on street on Sunday.

Nearest stations – Hornsey (3 mins walk) or Turnpike Lane (10 mins walk)

Live locally? Want to help? Have an activity you’d like to run? Call Chris Arnold on 07778 056686.


The Intimate Space – London’s smallest and coolest venue – is the name of the space within the Tower, it measures 5m x 5m x 5m and seats 25 people. It’s available to rent for meetings, performances, film nights, workshops, private events, rehearsals, etc Usually evening hire is very cheap. Also available for filming and special events. (Alas not available on Thursday or Friday nights).

Call Chris Arnold on 07778 056686.