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It is with great pleasure that I can present to you, ‘Dugdale on the Green’.
I have had the enjoyable task of curating a programme of entertainment, just to remind you that the Dugdale is still the hub of culture in Enfield town and will reopen as soon as possible to deliver your offering of Theatre, Art and all things Cultural.

From Bank Holiday Monday (31st May) for the whole week, alongside established outdoor entertainers, there will be a local performer or group, who have their own personal connection to the Dugdale Centre.

Our local performers include Victorian Plums Music Hall company, Magic If Theatre company, David & Sophie Short from DASH Productions, our very own Gwen Lee at the Library Green Cafe piano and more to be announced in the days ahead.
(Check www.dugdalecentre.co.uk for updates)

All FREE and funded with special thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund.

I look forward to seeing you on Library Green to celebrate Culture in Enfield!   Marc Day – Creative Producer & Curator of ‘Dugdale on the Green’
Hello Enfield,     We are delighted to bring you a week long culture festival in the heart of Enfield Town Library Green!     from the 31st of May, expect to be dazzled by mind-blowing acts, amazed by the talent of local artists & overwhelmed with delight!     Dugdale on the Green is sure to entertain, and not only that, all the events are FREE and there is no need to book!   We’re delighted to thank the Culture Recovery Fund for the support that makes it possible for us to bring you this programme.   If you would like access to our brochure for Dugdale on the Green please use this link.   Lets take a look at the full line-up!
Monday 31st May 2021
Black Eagles Monday 31st May on Library Green at 11am and 2pm. A troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, now based in the UK. Set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic, circus and dance routines.
Happy Heart Bike Monday 31st May on Library Green at 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm The #HappyHeartBike is a cross between a giant marble run and a kinetic sculpture, hand crafted and built onto the back of a bike to create a mobile piece of street theatre.Onlookers can marvel at the intriguing cycling sculpture and follow the balls as they take their journey around the bike.
‘Dugdale Favourite’ Gwen Lee at the Piano Monday 31st May on Library Green at 12noon Dugdale’s resident queen of the ivories, Gwen Lee is relocating to Library Green for this special Bank Holiday Monday performance. The perfect accompaniment for our first day of ‘Dugdale on the Green’.
Tuesday 1st June 2021
The Wardens Tuesday 1st June on Library Green at 11.15am, 1pm & 2.30pm No one is safe! They have been empowered with the jurisdiction to enforce any rule or law they see fit. These may include: breathing too loudly, walking on the cracks in the pavement without a permit, walking without due care and attention, wearing a loud shirt in a built up area, whistling or humming an infectioussong, or stopping in a no stopping area.
Old Time Music Hall presented by Victorian Plums Tuesday 1st June on Library Green at 12noon We are proud to announce that once again the Victorian Plums Music Hall comes to Enfield. Join them for an hour of fun song and jollity! Be transported back to the Good Old Days. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Soon to be returning to the Dugdale Centre.
Photo Opportunity Tuesday 1st June on Library Green at 2pm Magic If Theatre have used their magic powers to bring two of your favourite characters to Library Green, so you can grab your mobile and have your picture taken with them!
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Damsels in Distress Wednesday 2 June on Library Green at 11am, 12.45pm & 2pm Flirtatious pranks with the damsels on the backs of their delightfully drippy dragons.These lasses from medieval times are a hoot on their hilarious hunt for Prince Charming.
Gnomes Wednesday 2nd June on Library Green at 11.30am, 1.15 pm & 2.30pm What with all that fishing, watering and standing around looking at things, life can be very busy for a gnome. They can share their simple tales of nature, gardening and the goings on over at No. 24 with other local folk and enhance any occasion with their warmth, charm and big hats.
Natalie from Magic If Theatre Wednesday 2nd June on Library Green at 12noon Brought to our screens in early 2020, Natalie aired her audition on ITV’s “The Voice UK”. The media took a storm to her performance, featuring in articles such as “The Express”, “Female First” and “Telly Mix”. Furthermore, Natalie has recently collaborated with established artists. Natalie’s music has been played on BBC radio, as well as being interviewed on air by Vibe Radio 107.6 and London Live TV. Touring internationally has led Natalie to perform in Monaco and even to The President of Kazakhstan.
Thursday 3rd June 2021
What the Tortoise Taught Us Thursday 3rd June on Library Green at 11am & 1.30pm Zelva is the oldest and wisest giant puppet tortoise who plods along with her keeper, encouraging us all to just go a bit slow. Zelva is always hungry, and can easily be swayed where food is concerned.
Balloonatic Thursday 3rd June on Library Green at 11.45am, 1pm & 2.15pm This act is the crème de la crème in the balloon world, undisputedly the UK’s most extravagant balloon artists!
David & Sophie Short ‘Keeping it in the Family’ Thursday 3rd June on Library Green at 12.15pm From DASH Productions we welcome David & Sophie Short. Regular performers at the Dugdale Centre and following their popular appearance at last years, ‘Enjoy Enfield Summer’ return to Library Green to entertain you with crooning classics!
Friday 4th June 2021
Sparky the Robot Friday 4th June on Library Green at 11am, 1pm & 2pm This full size illuminated animatronic robot has a brightly lit personality, and is made almost entirely from recycled materials. He chatters endlessly in his friendly robot voice and is always keen to meet new friends.
The Pram Friday 4th June on Library Green at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm An Edwardian pram has been upcycled and is now a roving musical delight for your amusement. It has brass horns, trumpets and a drum and emits a cacophony of wonderful sounds as it perambulates along.
In Conversation with… Frances Russ Friday 4th June on Library Green at 12noon Frances Russ is no stranger to performing in Enfield, in fact part of her training was undertaken when she was a member of Millfield Youth Theatre. Between serenading you with some of her favourite songs, Marc Day (Creative Producer) will chat with Frances to discover more about her career.
Saturday 5th June 2021
The Cloud Travellers Saturday 5th June on Library Green at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm Meet Nimbus and Cumulus, two enchanting puppet characters, riding high aloft their cloud kingdom homes. Gaze from below as they glide gently through the town, casting magical rain drops from the tips of their fingers!”
Curious Creatures
presented by Squashbox Theatre
Saturday 5th June on Library Green at 11am & 2pm Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to an irritable alligator, an over-excited elephant, and a very intelligent orang-utan! Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music – plus lots of amazing natural history facts – Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.
Sunday 6th June 2021
Calvos Sunday 6th June on Library Green at 10.15am & 1.15pm Otherworldly silver characters manipulate crystal balls that glide, float, dance and levitate around their hands, arms, and bodies. Delightfully mesmeric and elegant crystal ball jugglers and stilt walkers!
Tales from the Trees presented by Squashbox Theatre Sunday 6th June on Library Green at 11am & 2pm Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today! A cheeky squirrel has stolen his Chocolate Covered Nutty Snack Bar™, his niece Little Red has wandered off the path on her way to Granny’s house, the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods is playing tricks again, and there are even rumours of a big bad Wolf in the forest!
Local Performer ~ Jacquelyn Hynes Sunday 6th June on Library Green at 12noon Jacquelyn Hynes is a gifted, folk musician, flute player, singer and pianist who has performed internationally. She brings old Irish songs back to life and enchants with her ethereally beautiful flute playing. Her debut album Silver and Wood was released to great acclaim and stunning reviews: “Full of innovation and imagination. Bewitching” – The Irish Post.
Here for Culture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.   We were thrilled to hear we have received funding thanks to the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture.