• Pedal Power Cycling Club

3 August 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00

For children and adults of all ages with learning disability. Free cycling sessions, alternate Saturdays. Athletics Track or by Basketball Courts. No booking, just come along.

Supported by Hackney, Haringey and Islington.
Pedal Power website for more information.


• Everything 150 walk

4 August 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

Everything 150 is a contemporary archaeology project creating an archive of items found in Finsbury Park during the year 2019, in partnership with Museum of London. There is an Everything 150 walk open to all which takes place on the first Sunday of every month.

Organisers: 2NQ, Museum of London
Dirty Dancing

• Oudoor Cinema: Dirty Dancing

5 August 2019 - 19:30 to 23:00

Haringey is celebrating 150 years of Finsbury Park and we have asked Pop Up Screens to help out - so together we're putting on a free screening of 'Dirty Dancing'! Doors open at 7.30pm, the movie begins at 9pm. It's free but you have to book here. Food and drinks will be available at the screening, or you can bring your own, but please no glass or BBQs. You'll need something to sit on and something to wrap around your shoulders, but please no tents

Organisers: Haringey Council

• Pedal Power Cycling Club

6 August 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

For children and adults of all ages with learning disability. Free cycling sessions, every Tuesday. Athletics Track or by Basketball Courts. No booking, just come along.

Supported by Hackney, Haringey and Islington.
Pedal Power website for more information.

• Finsbury Park's 150th Birthday

7 August 2019 - 09:00

Finsbury Park is 150 on 7th August! There will be a range of goings on o mark the occasion. Come and celebrate – and enjoy the facilities including the new play area!

Organisers: Haringey Council
Summer Festival

• Finsbury Park Summer Festival

9 August 2019 - 10:00 to 11 August 2019 - 18:00

Finsbury Park celebrates its 150 years with a Summer Festival featuring an impressive line-up of entertainments for all the family. Zoom Events is coming to the party with a World Village Market, street food, music and the inimitable Famous Last Stand – bars of distinction. More information here. Friday and Saturday 10-8, Sunday 10-6.

• Family Day

10 August 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Come and have some fun and games in Edible Landscapes - ideal for 5 to 9 year olds:

- leaf rubbings
- flower prints
- bug hunting
- pond dipping

Free. More information here.

Free Fair & Alive

• Free, Fair, and Alive! A People’s Park Play Day

10 August 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00

This family-friendly ‘albion’ style fair is a co-production between Furtherfield and 2NQ for Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary. It forms part of our 3-year programme Citizen Sci-Fi – crowdsourcing creative and technological visions of our communities and public spaces, together.Mixing music, games, story-telling, experiments and hacking with a focus on social justice and designing the futures we want for all life forms we invite you to book ahead, or drop by on the day to take part in this expanding range of activities:

Activities Include:

Jason and the Argonauts
Jason Wilsher-Mills

AR- enabled sculptures and inflatables that are produced with and for learning disabled communities telling wild and magical stories about their experiences of the world. This live interaction with the works marks the beginning of a collaboration between Jason, Furtherfield and Pedal Power to produce an interactive sculpture with their members for Finsbury Park.

Find a Line to Follow and Face The Future! ‘Walkshops’
Helen Stratford and Idit Nathan

Find a line to follow and face the future! Join the artists for playful time-bending walks. Dice will roll, cards will solicit and props will inspire. The walkshops will inform the creation of playful prompts for a map and a digital mobile app that will act as provocations for future park users. The app is launching at Free, Fair and Alive. 

Future of Money Workshops
Martin Zeilinger

Gathering together young people to explore the future of money in a world increasingly dominated by digital payments. These summer 2019 workshops include experts in alternative currencies and will culminate in the production of a graphic novel about London’s future monies, copies of which will function as alternative currency notes. At Free, Fair and Alive there will be a mini-version of this workshop series for local people to design their own ‘park pounds’. 

Podcasting the People’s Park
Feminist Internet

Uncovering the feminist and queer history of Finsbury Park through interviews and historical research. Led by Conor Rigby and Andrew Mallinson of Feminist Internet the project will seek out dialogues embedded in the Park’s material history. A Feminist Internet Podcast and further material will be created to share the site-specific research.

Commons Transition (Ann Marie Utratel and Stacco Troncoso)

Commonspoly is a free licensed board game with which to reflect and playfully experiment with the possibilities and limits of commons oriented changes in our societies. For this day only players may introduce their own sci-fi inspired technologies and special powers to achieve their goal. This board game is a device to transport us, through fun and instruction, to a future in which cooperative ways of living together are the norm.

The Extended Trans*Feminist Rendering Program
Possible Bodies (Helen Pritchard, Femke Snelting, Jara Rocha)

Investigating contemporary scanning practices for tectonic and cosmic imaging (such as Terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging, magnetic resonance, UltraSound, and Computer Tomography) together with fiction writers, earth techno-scientists and trans*feminist device problematizers. Come and find Finsbury Park’s hidden underground worlds.

Future Fictions
In partnership with Virtual Futures and authors Mud Howard and Stephen Oram

Readings and discussions of locally-inspired works of science fiction. Writers Howard and Oram are immersing themselves in local culture, meeting and talking with residents, and consulting with scientists in order to create new stories about a Finsbury Park of the future. 

Minutes in the Park
Local&&Ledger (Larisa Blazic) 

Future park self-governance starts with learning about present! We gather for a public reading of stakeholders meeting minutes in the style of the Theatre of the Oppressed. This is a part of Furtherfield Micro Residencies programme during which Larisa will experiment with a radical new form of peer production and set of innovative governance tools to engage all members of the public in the analysis of power and governance in the park.

And much, much more will be announced in the runup to the event!

Organisers: 2NQ, Furtherfield

• The Time Portals Exhibition

10 August 2019 - 11:00 to 11 August 2019 - 17:00

Octavia E Butler had a vision of time as circular, giving meaning to acts of courage and persistence. In the face of social and environmental injustice, setbacks are guaranteed, no gains are made or held without struggle, but societal woes will pass and our time will come again. In this sense, history offers solace, inspiration, and perhaps even a prediction of what to prepare for.

The Time Portals exhibition, at Furtherfield Gallery and online spaces, celebrates the 150th anniversary of Finsbury Park. As one of London’s first ‘People’s Parks’, designed for free movement and thought, it is the perfect location to create a mass investigation of radical pasts and futures, circling back to the start as we move forwards.  

Each artwork invites audience participation - either in its creation or in the development of a parallel ‘people’s’ work - turning every idea into a portal to countless more imaginings of past and future urban green spaces and beyond. 

The exhibition runs from 9 May to 20 October 2019, open Saturdays and Sundays 11-5 or by appointment.

Further information

Organisers: Furtherfield

• 150th Mega Celebrations

10 August 2019 - 12:00 to 17:30

Come and enjoy as we welcome the community to the Mega Celebrations as Finsbury Park turns 150 years old! A wide range of activities from fun fairs, food, drinks, sports, entertainment to stakeholder mini events. A fun free day out for all the family

Organisers: Haringey Council