Pride in Bruce Grove


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.

Two of the installations are complete and Scotland Green is currently in progress. A walking tour and celebration is being planned this summer in Bruce Grove for all the community to join once Scotland Green improvements have finalised.

Watch this space for final details and dates for your diary.

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Latest updates

Bruce Grove Bridge Mosaic 

The Bruce Grove Bridge Mosaic has been installed! If you are in Bruce Grove, head down and take a look. 

Murial under Bruce Grove Bridge

Watch a video showing how it was created:

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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.

Local artists Anna Nicola and Matt Dosa led the installation of the mural as part of Pride in Bruce Grove. 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.

Young people creating designs for the mural

We will be delivering improvements to the grassed area next to the mural in spring 2023.

Holcombe space completed

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Alleyway in Scotland Green

Scotland Green design

The design features artistic wayfinding and lamp posts that direct people to local green spaces and reference local historical legacies, including mulberry trees and the namer of clouds, Luke Howard.

Planters will add greenery to the space. Gobo lighting will project a pattern onto the floor at night resembling the River Moselle that runs under the site.

The installation date is planned for early July 2023.

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Find out more

To find out more about the wider project, visit the Pride in Bruce Grove Commonplace site (external link).

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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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Next steps and how to get involved

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

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Page last updated:

May 23, 2023