The week-long festival starting on 28 February will rejoice in local culture and creativity and will take place in Enfield’s flagship arts hub, Dugdale Arts Centre.Supported using public funding by Arts Council England with a £26,900 grant, Enfield Culture Festival will feature a broad range of performers, singers and special guests. There will be something for everyone with a club inspired by LGBTQ+ nightlife and dance culture, a Caribbean tea dance for movers and shakers, outrageous comedy from Greek goddess Soulla and friends, a children’s jamming session, and much more.
All tickets and programme updates are available from Dugdale Arts Centre’s website.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Open Spaces and Local Economy, Cllr Chinelo Anyanwu, said: “The opening of the Dugdale Arts Centre was a tremendous success and it’s now time to celebrate everything Enfield has to offer by showcasing local creative talent in all of its glory. If you have yet to visit, why not take a look at our exciting programme of events that are designed to delight, inspire and entertain.”
The celebratory festival follows the reopening of Dugdale Arts Centre on 16 December 2022, following a two-year renovation project. The opening programme included Little Women: The Musical in the 150-seat studio theatre space.
The building has undergone significant change with a more prominent home on the ground floor for the Enfield Museum, a fully adaptable and flexible ground floor space to accommodate all manner of workshops and exhibitions, and a new restaurant area for the Council’s award winning, sustainable, local food offer, EnFood.
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The programme will include:
Founder of festival favourite Jazz Jamaica, Gary Crosby OBE leads a big double header of Caribbean music, Simmer Down with Steppin’ Over quartet and Guava.
Queer Bruk Heads North - an inclusive club night that aims to bring Afro-Caribbean music to the LGBTQ+ nightlife scene
A Night of Cypriot Comedy with Soulla & Friends
Ghana Fest takeover
YolanDa’s Band Jam - YolanDa’s Band Jam is the critically acclaimed CBeebies children’s TV show presented by double MOBO award winning musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown. Join YolanDa and her Bandjaminals for a fantastic children's jamming session and show of music delights to be enjoyed by everyone from children to parents and even grandparents.
Reggae Choir – Get on your feet and groove to pure riddims as Reggae Choir, the UK’s #1 Reggae ensemble, present a medley of beloved reggae classics in a performance you don’t want to miss! (Free event 3pm on Sunday 5 March)
Local Headz: Bellah – MOBO award-nominated and Enfield born and raised R&B artist Bellah joins us for an intimate in-conversation about her musical journey and advice for young people inspired by careers in the industry
All tickets available at https://www.dugdaleartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/enfield-culture-festival