AUGUST 2019: 150 years of Finsbury Park

Two weeks of celebratory activities

This year Haringey Council celebrates 150 years of Finsbury Park. There were two weeks of activities in the Park during the month of August. FP150 introduced a programme of arts and cultural projects & events to mark the 150th anniversary of Finsbury Park,

Reproduced with thanks from the 2NQ website, here are details of some of the events that took place this summer:

150th Mega Celebrations

Come and enjoy as we welcome the community to the Mega Celebrations as Finsbury Park turns 150 years old! A wide range of activities from fun fairs, food, drinks, sports, entertainment to stakeholder mini events. A fun free day out for all the family

Finsbury Park’s 150th Birthday

Finsbury Park is 150 on 7th August! There will be a range of goings on o mark the occasion. Come and celebrate – and enjoy the facilities including the new play area.

Finsbury Park Summer Festival

Finsbury Park celebrates its 150 years with a Summer Festival featuring an impressive line-up of entertainments for all the family. Zoom Events is coming to the party with a World Village Market, street food, music and the inimitable Famous Last Stand – bars of distinction. More information here. Friday and Saturday 10-8, Sunday 10-6.

The People’s Park – Exhibition Preview

This Summer we celebrate the extraordinary 150-year history of one of London’s best-loved “People’s Parks” with a series of outdoor exhibitions of large-format photographs in the Park for visitors to explore. This preview exhibition of 10 large panels – part of the London-wide National Park City Festival – shows selected moments from Finsbury Park’s radical heritage, including previously unseen images from local archives and the Museum of London collection. Each of the stories on these boards is proxy for dozens more which are being contributed by local people, archives and institutions, and many more of these will see the light of day in the expanded exhibition scheduled to be shown in the autumn.

Everything 150 walk

Everything 150 is a contemporary archaeology project creating an archive of items found in Finsbury Park during the year 2019, in partnership with Museum of London. There is an Everything 150 walk open to all which takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

Stakeholders Group

The Council has set up a Finsbury Park Stakeholders Group to consult with the local community about these events. Finsbury Park Trust is a member of the Stakeholders Group.

Non-profit organisation 2NQ who are organising some of the celebratory cultural events have lots of plans but want to make sure they are connected with all community stakeholders.

With that in mind, they held their first Community Board meeting earlier at the the Finsbury Park Trust offices.