Zombies, Comedy And Local History At Crouch End Festival

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 31 months ago
Zombies, Comedy And Local History At Crouch End Festival
Comic strip creator Zoom Rockman exhibits at The Queens

Fancy taking in views of Alexandra Palace from the tallest building in what claims to be London's oldest village? St Mary's Tower in Hornsey has an open day as part of this year's Crouch End Festival, when visitors can go inside and explore the belfry.

You can also take part in a graveyard trail, a bouncy castle assault course, or bring your animals to the church's pet service.

The focus on St Mary's Tower covers just one day of the nine day festival. Other events going on around the area include an exhibition of oil paintings of Crouch End and London by local artist Jacquie Head, and an insight into the lives of the residents of one particular house in Crouch Hill.

The phone box by the Town Hall Green is brought to life by a group of poets — just knock on the door on the way past and they'll read you a poem. 15 year old local comic creator Zoom Rockman — who has a regular monthly strip in The Beano — is exhibiting his work, and there's an exhibition of architectural design schemes for the temporary and future use of Hornsey Town Hall.

There's plenty for families to get stuck into too, including a Red Herring Trail, a kids' dance show and storytelling. Mini zombies are also welcome at the Zombie Walk, walking from the Maynard pub to the Town Hall in costume.

The Crouch End Festival takes place 10-19 June 2016. See individual events for price, time and booking details.

Last Updated 06 June 2016