Haringey@50 in the Park
2015 is Haringey Council’s golden anniversary!
Our Haringey@50 celebrations were about celebrating and showcasing the many talents of our culturally diverse borough. Our short film competition, showed what you loved about the borough, our Haringey Voices of Tomorrow competition showed just how talented so many young people are across the borough and Haringey@50 in the Park brought all of these elements together.
Haringey@50 in the park
The sun was out on Saturday 1 August to celebrate Haringey’s 50th birthday at Bruce Castle Park. The event saw almost 4000 people attend who were able to participate in a whole host of activities including the Birdie Dance, Macarena, the Electric Slide, African drumming, cookery demonstrations and joining the Mayor, Cllr Jennifer Mann, in singing Happy Birthday to Haringey.
Young and old revelled in the free entertainment on the day and were seen dancing along to the stage programme, admiring the bubblologist, storyteller and the stilt walkers as well as one of the highlights of the event, deciding the winner for the Haringey’s Voices of Tomorrow competition.
The film tent was heaving with people interested in finding out about Haringey’s heritage and film talent.
The three face painters were kept by their brushes with long queues of children wishing to be butterflies or super heroes and the food stalls were constantly busy with families wanting to sample local cuisine.
The event not only celebrated the vibrancy, talent and culture of Haringey but also allowed different communities from across the borough to come together learn new skills and meet their borough neighbours.
The majority of the performers, workshop facilitators and the traders are from Haringey showing how much talent and opportunity there really is in the borough.
The Haringey Voices of tomorrow
The 6 acts who had previously attended a master class with Tottenham rapper Wretch32 were all rehearsed and ready to go for the chance to be crowned the Haringey Voice of Tomorrow. After all six performed the two finalists were Lucia Tillson who sang Ariana Grande’s 'Almost is never enough' and Ayesha Chaieb who sang Adele’s 'Make you feel my love'. Then it was time for the crowd to decide the winner, each act had their own supporters who were out in full voice, our Unity Radio Hosts TJ and Jermaine listened to the cheers and hollering and whooping for each act to announce... Ayesha Chaieb as the winner!
Well done Ayesha!
Congratulations to all who competed - you really proved Haringey definitely contains the voices of tomorrow!
Thank you to everyone who has helped celebrate Haringey's 50th anniversary!
A video of Haringey@50 in the Park will be available shortly.
Do you love the sights in Haringey? Have you got a photographic story to tell? Post your own pictures of Haringey onto Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the following hash tags #MyHaringey #Haringey50. Let us see your Haringey!
Look out for the Haringey @ 50 Photo board doing a mini tour of the borough and you could pick up some goodies.
Haringey at 5ifty video
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre were invited to produce a 20 minute documentary on Haringey’s past, present and future through the eyes of the community. The aim was to capture what the community thinks are the lessons, triumphs and pitfalls of living and/or working in the borough.
Directed by Colin Hills, tutor and film director, the mini documentary features interviews from lovers rock artist Carroll Thompson, Harringay Online Editor Hugh Flouch, and local historian Christine Protz to name a few. The mini documentary took a total of four months to produce and was single handily created and delivered by Colin Hills. Haringey has come a long way in the last 50 years and it's clear our community have memories that reflect the boroughs rich culture and diversity.
The winner of the Haringey @ 50 film competition has been announced! You can view the winning film below. Read more about the winner here.
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