Wood Green and Alexandra Palace selected to host events for London Festival of Architecture 2024

Wood Green and Alexandra Palace will be hosting a range of events, workshops and installations throughout June to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2024.
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The London Festival of Architecture is an annual month-long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place across London.   Haringey Council and Alexandra Palace have joined together to be part of the new for 2024, Neighbourhood Programme. This programme spotlights hyperlocal creativity and heritage, celebrating the distinctiveness of these neighbourhoods and the people who are shaping them. 

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Re-imagine’ which will explore how people can reflect on and rethink public spaces in a time of climate change, cost of living crisis and social inequality.  

Wood Green is leading the way in how town centres can be reimagined. With a bustling Metropolitan town centre, vibrant culture and food scene, Wood Green has something for everyone. This includes the iconic Alexandra Palace, which has been providing entertainment and recreation for over 150 years.  

Events in Wood Green and at the Palace include tours, photo exhibitions, podcasts, panel discussions and specially curated live music performances. They are open to all and aim to showcase this unique part of the borough and how both Wood Green and the Palace are being reimagined to provide people access to arts, community, culture, youth space and much, much more.  

Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for Housebuilding, Placemaking and the Local Economy, said:

The London Festival of Architecture is a great opportunity for visitors from across London and beyond to explore our ‘Rebel Borough’.  Attendees will get a taste of what’s to come when we are Borough of Culture in 2027 and find out more about our ambitious plans for Wood Green. 

The theme of this year’s Festival - ‘re-imagine’ - resonates strongly with us.  Wood Green has a new vision for the area called ‘Shaping Wood Green’. Co-produced by Haringey Council and local communities, it reconsiders places and spaces, building on the character and diversity of the people who live and work in Wood Green.  

In partnership with Alexandra Palace, we’ll be showcasing the work of so many important local partners and community groups, who are all helping to shape Wood Green at the Festival. This is another great example of the cultural offer in Haringey, and I would urge everyone to be involved.

Emma Dagnes, CEO at Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, said:

We are delighted to be part of the London Festival of Architecture. This year’s theme of ‘Reimagine’ could not be more fitting for us. Adapting and growing has been fundamental to how Ally Pally has continued to serve London for over 150 years, while the ongoing challenge of reimagining all that we offer is as essential now than ever before.

We are particularly pleased to be partnering with Haringey Council. It’s an exciting chance to showcase together the cultural, sustainable and people-led initiatives that are being used to shape Alexandra Palace and the borough in 2024 and into the future.

We look forward to June and the opportunity to share ideas and innovations with festival participants from Haringey and beyond.

All events take place throughout June in the Wood Green and Alexandra Palace area. The majority are free, while some require booking. For full information visit the dedicated pages of the London Festival of Architecture website.

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