added: 28 Nov 2012 // by: Andy Snipper
Excitement is building ahead of Tottenham's first Music Festival.
The finishing touches are being put to a packed programme of music, markets and performance from November 29 to December 2.
Venues from Bruce Castle to the Arc Barge will be buzzing with live entertainment, while Tottenham Green will play host to a two-day Winter Market.
The Tottenham Music Festival will showcase a mixture of local choirs, bands and singers including:
• A celebration of local musical talent at Tottenham Chances
• A special Electro Swing Club aboard the Barge Belle at the Arc
• A winter extravaganza at the winter festival, including Brass Volcanoes, the Tottenham Community Choir and Gladesmore Community School Choir
• An afternoon of folk music at Bruce Castle Museum
The Winter Festival Market will see two days of activities at Tottenham Green with stalls and events including:
• Arts and crafts
• Home made baking; sweets and preserves
• Vintage clothing
• Global food
One of the highlights of the weekend will be the Tottenham Christmas Lights Switch On at 6pm on Saturday, December 1.
Cllr Alan Strickland, Haringey Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Social Inclusion, said: 'Tottenham is going to be overflowing with talent and fun for the Music Festival and I hope that hundreds of residents , as well as visitors,will come along to enjoy the events and kick-off the countdown to Christmas.
"Bringing activities to Tottenham Green was one of the council's 12 in 2012 pledges for Tottenham and I'm really looking forward to rounding off a great year of progress with the Tottenham Winter Festival.'
Full programme of events:
Thursday, November 29, 7-11pm
A celebration of local Tottenham talent showcased at Tottenham Chances, 399 High Road, N17.
Friday, November 30, 7-11pm
Climb aboard the Arc floating art gallery for the Electro Swing Club, featuring Future Swing Stories and the tropical sounds of live band Younger Zen.
The Arc, Barge Belle, 11 Hale Wharf, Ferry Lane, N17
Saturday, December 1, 12-7pm
Tottenham Music Festival & Market
Festive crafts and food market, as well as a live stage with performances from Brass Volcanoes; Tottenham Community Choir; a Christmas carols sing-a-long and the Tottenham Christmas Lights switch on at 6pm including a performance by Gladesmore Community School Choir.
Tottenham Green, Town Hall Approach Road, N15
Sunday, December 2, 1-5pm
Tottenham Winter Market
The market continues with a huge variety of stalls offering festive gifts, arts and crafts and food and drink.