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Pride in Bruce Grove is a project to enliven public spaces in the town centre, with 3 artistic installations that reflect and celebrate Bruce Grove and its communities. We have been working with local community groups, businesses and residents to select sites and design each installation.

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Holcombe Road mural complete

Bruce Grove is looking even brighter with a new colourful mural on Holcombe Road based on artwork produced by young people from Bruce Grove Youth Space, whose names are also displayed in the mural.

The installation of the mural was led by local artists Anna Nicola and Matt Dosa as part of the Pride in Bruce Grove project. Pride in Bruce Grove is a project to enliven public spaces in the town centre through 3 artistic installations that reflect and celebrate Bruce Grove and its communities.

Anna and Matt were helped by 19 local residents ranging in age from under 5 to over 65 and many of the volunteers were from Bruce Grove Youth Space. Cllr Gordon, Cabinet Member for Council Housebuilding, Placemaking, and Development also joined one of the volunteer sessions and made her mark on the mural.

To find out more about the Pride in Bruce Grove project and watch the video of the mural taking shape, visit the Pride in Bruce Grove Commonplace (external link).

Scroll down for information about the project, progress to date and upcoming opportunities to get involved.

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Project background

Pride in Bruce Grove is part of a broader programme by Haringey Council to celebrate the identity of Bruce Grove and improve it as a place to live, work, shop and visit – making it greener and safer, and providing opportunities and support for local communities and businesses.

Pride in Bruce Grove aims to:

  • Activate underused public spaces in the alleyways that branch off the High Road, to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to stop and play
  • Enhance the pedestrian experience, for example providing artworks for crossings which help to calm traffic or murals that reflect the creativity, diversity and identity of Bruce Grove
  • Install creative signposting that helps people find their way around the area and raises awareness of local cultural assets
  • Improve environmental quality, through creative interventions that may improve air quality, add greenery or raise awareness of environmental issues around Bruce Grove Town Centre

Haringey Council has appointed designers Office S&M, to work with the local community, makers and artists to design and deliver between three and four artistic installations in Bruce Grove Town Centre. We want to build upon local skills and resources in a way that ensures investment is retained within the local area as well as celebrating the diversity and richness of the Bruce Grove community.

Work is expected to complete in 2023.

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Design and community engagement

We have worked with members of the local community throughout the project to ensure that the installations respond to and celebrate Bruce Grove’s diverse communities.

  • 9 potential sites in Bruce Grove were identified for artistic installations. In May-June 2021, we invited community members to vote via an online survey for the sites they would like to see developed and start to shape the designs. We also held a travelling workshop where we visited sites in Bruce Grove and spoke to members of the local community. The survey results can be viewed on Commonplace (external link).
  • We selected the top three sites as voted for in the survey and asked members of the community if they would like to be part of a working group to help design the installations. We held three workshops with the working groups in August-September 2021 to develop the designs for the installations.
  • In October - November 2021 we held a drop-in session at the alleyway by Scotland Green, and posted the initial designs online for comment. The online consultation feedback can be viewed on Commonplace (external link).
  • From this feedback, we decided to appoint a Bruce Grove resident artist, Anna Nicolo, to build on the workshop outputs to develop final designs for two of the three installations.

Please visit Commonplace (external link) to view the 3 sites, design development process and the final designs.

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Next steps and how to get involved

For updates on the project and to be informed about the next installations and the launch event, you can:

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Page last updated:

September 22, 2022