Making a mark in Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park Creative Hub is an innovative arts and regeneration programme

Hoardings artwork

Led by Islington Council working in partnership with local arts charity All Change, the Creative Hub is bringing together Finsbury Park’s rich and growing community of cultural organisations and local people to work together on creative projects designed to enhance the local area and community life.

A programme of new commissions will see artworks appearing in public spaces in the heart of Finsbury Park. There will be major new public art works for the railway bridges on Seven Sisters Road and the new City North development next to the station, and temporary artworks created with local people on the hoardings around the new building works.

Over the coming months, there will be opportunities for local people of all ages to participate in and enjoy arts and culture in their area.

There will be amazing theatre productions, creative learning projects and exhibitions at Park Theatre; exhibitions, projects and workshops with Furtherfield – an art gallery in the park; creative learning projects for schools and community groups; and employment and training opportunities for local residents as part of the programme.

Since the project began local young people have enjoyed the opportunity to learn as they work through creative internships and apprenticeships offered by Park Theatre, John Jones and All Change. This spring will see a brand new regular blog launching created by three local young women about arts and cultural activity happening in Finsbury Park, featuring stories and experiences of the people involved.

Park Theatre will be offering some special Parent & Baby and Relaxed performances for shows including Finders Keepers in April, creating opportunities for new audiences to visit the theatre.

All Change, Park Theatre and Furtherfield will also be launching a new programme of exciting holiday projects and activities this Easter for local young women aged 13-25.

Finsbury Park Creative Hub is a partnership between Islington Council, Park Theatre, Furtherfield, City North Development, John Jones, All Change and other cultural organisations in the area.

Image: Frame of Mind – hoardings artwork by All Change and John Jones at the Arts Building site on Clifton Terrace 2013

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