Julie Melrose and Deborah Hedgecock, 10 August 2020

The area of Hornsey Wood was a leisure destination for Londoners long before Finsbury Park was built there in 1869. Local historian John Hinshelwood recently gave a fascinating talk on Hornsey Wood before Finsbury Park as part of the 2NQ Heritage Talks series - you can see it on the 2NQ YouTube channel here.... more

Julie Melrose and Deborah Hedgecock, 20 July 2020

In this occasional blog series, the team at Bruce Castle Museum look at the heritage and stories from the area around Finsbury Park. First up: Green Lanes.

In this blog we put the spotlight on one road in the borough: Green Lanes, and in particular the part that covers postcodes N4 and N8, in the area called Harringay, with its exciting mix of current, diverse... more

Dr Paul Jackson, 6 July 2020

This blog by Dr Paul Jackson, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton, provides an introduction to his Heritage Talk which can be seen in full on YouTube.

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Paul Wood, 17 June 2020

Paul Wood – pictured above by Kimi Gill for an interview with Nicola Baird on the fabulous Islington Faces website, is the author of London’s... more

Katy Hawkins, 8 June 2020

In this movie by Sophie Mellor, we watch 2NQ curator Simon Poulter give a class in watercolour painting as part of the Safe Space workshop series. Below, some live sketches made by Simon during the workshop session.

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Kasper de Graaf, 18 May 2020

Safe Space is a seven-week series of art workshops for older people, designed by 2NQ as part of our People and Heritage programme. Originally intended to take place in the Art Hut in Finsbury Park, it has been completely redesigned as a virtual tour of the park that works equally well during lockdown and after ‘normality’ returns.

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Katy Hawkins, 3 April 2020

Dear Finsbury Park People

We hope you’re all doing as well as can be during this difficult time.

We hope also, for those who are able, that you’re enjoying Finsbury Park in the Springtime during daily excursions – and to keep your spirits up we've... more

Hugh Dames, 22 March 2020

CV Adventures

We've put together some adventure learning packs for families with children in Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, to help spark ideas for fun outdoor activities that you can do in the garden, estate grounds or local green space... more

Simon Poulter, 13 February 2020


Vacancy: Project Manager - People and Heritage programme, Finsbury Park

Applications are invited for the post of Project Manager for the People and Heritage Programme in Finsbury Park curated by 2NQ

About People and Heritage

2NQ Ltd is curating the People and... more

Kasper de Graaf, 7 January 2020

In 2019 – Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary year – we celebrated with a programme of events including #Everything150, a contemporary archaeology project in partnership with the Museum of London; a People’s Park photographic exhibition as part of the Mayor of London’s... more

Hugh Dames, 6 December 2019

Adventure Learning delivers outdoor adventures within the school curriculum that support teaching and learning in the classroom.  We are thrilled to be have been invited to deliver a funded programme of heritage-themed learning adventures in Finsbury Park over the next few months as part of the... more

Kathryn Davis, 6 December 2019


As part of its Curating London: Finsbury Park programme, the Museum of London is looking for talented freelances to fill two roles – Arts Award Freelancer and Schools Freelancer – to be... more

Kasper de Graaf, 25 July 2019

Between the café and the lake right in the centre of Finsbury Park, 10 large A-frames present a preview exhibition of images and stories from the rich and radical heritage of this People’s Park, which was created to alleviate the conditions of the working class in 1869.

The preview exhibition... more

Simon Poulter, 24 June 2019

We invite everyone to join us for a special edition of #Everything150 on Sunday 7 July at 11.30am in Finsbury Park. We will meet at the Endymion Road entrance of the park, which is on the Stroud Green side.

For those still new to Everything, this is a contemporary archaeology project where we collect things we find in Finsbury Park across a whole year.... more

Malcolm Garrett, 16 June 2019

On every first Sunday of the month since the beginning of 2019 a few interepid explorers have set off on an #Everything150 expedition, gathering and documenting the (often curious) objects found discarded across Finsbury Park.

Sunday 2 June was a particularly beautiful day for a walk in the park, and we were joined for the first time by curators from the Museum of... more

Kasper de Graaf, 20 May 2019

The Friends of Finsbury Park are planning to revise the very successful book “A Park for Finsbury” to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Finsbury Park. Chair of the Friends Simon Hunt invites contributions from all who use and love the Park to fund this exciting book. Writer Hugh Hayes is keen to add to the research he did for the first edition... more

Kasper de Graaf, 16 May 2019

The Finsbury Park Calendar is launched today with an ambition to provide a single place online to find out what is going on in the park. It helps promote not only the events and activities listed in... more

Thea Behrman, 10 May 2019

Time Portals exhibition opened at Furtherfield Gallery last night and is open every weekend 11am – 5pm till 20 October 2019. Located in the middle of Finsbury Park, next to the children's play area, the exhibition is inspired by American sci fi writer Octavia E Butler. It invites visitors to imagine alternative histories, possible futures and to rethink time itself... more

Jo Roach, 9 May 2019

A note about Pedal Power from the Founder, Jo Roach BEM
facebook: pedalpowerfinsbury

My daughter Suzie is a keen cyclist, but as she has learning difficulties, we... more

Simon Poulter, 15 March 2019

An informal discussion group, the Community Board, has been set up by 2NQ to capture the practical and creative input of the large number of community groups & organisations, and their members, from across the park, in the planning of events and activities celebrating this 150th anniversary year of Finsbury Park.   

To... more

Malcolm Garrett, 10 March 2019

The first People’s Platform took to the park a week ago on the 3rd of March, on what was a somewhat blustery and rainy Sunday morning in Finsbury Park. On a simple, portable platform constructed so that it can easily be wheeled to a variety of different locations across the park, it provides a literal platform for local singers, musicians and artists to perform al fresco to the... more

Malcolm Garrett, 6 March 2019

We have so far mounted three #Everything150 expeditions gathering a selection of Contemporary Archaeology in Finsbury Park. On each of the first Sunday mornings of the first three months in 2019, a small but ever-growing team of community 'archaeologists' has set out across the park to look for interesting items discarded or lost by park visitors. They have collected a varied... more

Thea Behrman, 26 February 2019

We are delighted that the performers for the inaugural People's Platform performances on Sunday 3 March have now been announced.

BaggE will be at Finsbury Gate at 2.30pm
Check BaggE out here.

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Thea Behrman, 25 February 2019

We are inviting artists to perform on the People’s Platform, a mobile space for the people of the three boroughs (Hackney, Haringey and Islington) to perform and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Finsbury Park. It will be fun, diverse and engaging. We will include other acts across all artforms from London, as the project progresses.

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Thea Behrman, 8 February 2019

Finsbury Park is 150 years old in 2019
As one of the original People's Parks of London, Finsbury Park was created following a petition for a park to alleviate conditions of the poor. 150 years on in 2019, 2NQ (a local partnership organisation) seeks to revive the concept of a People’s Park through a cultural and heritage programme offering many ways for everyone... more

Kasper de Graaf, 4 February 2019

2NQ is a not-for-profit organisation set up to work with the stakeholders and communities of Finsbury Park to improve the usability and enjoyment of the Park for local residents and visitors. Our first project is to collaborate on a programme of arts, culture and heritage events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Finsbury Park in 2019.

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Malcolm Garrett, 2 February 2019

We settled on 2NQ as an ideal name for the team of people developing a programme of events to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of Finsbury Park, as it relates directly to where the park is located within the N4 area of London.

Although listed as not currently active by the Royal Mail postcode finder, the N4 2NQ... more