Performers, food producers and party fans were out in force to launch the official countdown to A Month of Sundays, a celebration of food and culture in Enfield.
A Month of Sundays is a series of street festivals over August’s five Sundays, bringing out the best in the borough’s food businesses and celebrating local heritage and the arts.
The deputy leader of Enfield Council Cllr Ian Barnes was met at Edmonton Green on June 23 by a full cast of performers including entertainer Sissy Lea, Platinum Performing Arts, a steel pan band and Brazilian Fantasy Carnival band. There were also Mauritian and Caribbean food displays from Edmonton Green Shopping Centre businesses, to give passers-by a flavour of what can be expected later this summer.
The launch was overseen by Enfield events company Icy Mango with events planned across Enfield in August.
Cllr Barnes said: “The aim of A Month of Sundays is two-fold. We naturally want to celebrate the extraordinary food culture, heritage and diversity of Enfield.
“But we also want to support our businesses, retail centres and local communities as we recover from the last 18 months.
“The event will allow businesses to sell their goods and entertain thousands of visitors from licensed stalls, and showcase the best that Enfield has to offer.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity to say that Enfield is back in businesses and we can’t wait to welcome residents and visitors to our town centres.”
The event schedule for A Month of Sundays is:
August 1 – Library Green to Fountain Island, Enfield Town
August 8 – Leeds Street, Upper Edmonton and Broomfield Park, Palmers Green
August 15 – Ashfield Parade, Southgate
August 22 – Shopping Centre and Concourse, Edmonton Green
August 29 – High Street and Park, Ponders End
Alongside the food stalls, the council will be providing free entertainment by some of the borough’s finest acts.
In addition, Forty Hall will be hosting a number of activities on August 8 including a farmers’ market, a tour of their vineyard and a talk on beekeeping.
The Museum of Enfield is also touring with its food heritage exhibition entitled From Enfield to Fork.