What’s on at Abney Park


Pandemonium Performance is presenting a promenade performance of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. We are looking for volunteers for the evenings of 13-31 July to help steward the audience and make sure none wander off or get lost! If you’re interested in helping please email info@abneypark.org for details of when we need help and what we’d need you to do.

We rely on our volunteers to help us put on events like this, so if you like seeing drama, music, educational and other events at Abney please do think about donating a little of your time. Thank you!


every Thurs & Sat
10am-2pm, with breaks
Meet 9.30am at the Stoke Newington High Street gates for a cup of tea before we start

Join us for our regular community volunteering days to conserve and improve the landscape at Abney Park.
All welcome, but please email volunteering@abneypark.org before coming for the first time.

First Sunday of the month, 2-3.30pm
Free, please donate if you can.

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most intriguing and beautiful sites. Learn about Abney Park’s rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its fascinating flora and fauna.
Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St 

Sat 21 May, 9am-4pm
£60 per person payable in advance

Suitable for beginners and those with some wood carving experience (over 18s only), these one-day courses cover selecting wood, spoon design, splitting, axe technique, knife grips and knife finishing. All wood and tools provided.
To book please email londongreenwood@gmail.com 

Weds 24 & Thurs 25 May

Abney’s green woodworkers – London Green Wood – are moving their workshop from the area next to the children’s garden to a space on the other side of the main entrance. Please come and help prepare the new area and get it ready for future workshops and sessions.
Email londongreenwood@gmail.com

Sat 28 May, 12-4pm

Come and have fun at our Open Day, with a brilliant set from ‘People’s Poet Laureate’ John Hegley, to open the afternoon, plus maypole dancing, delicious Indian street food, art and craft workshops for all, kids’ activities with In The Sticks and The Woodcraft Folk, a Music Hall heroes tour, and Guess The Weight of the Cake, courtesy of Stoke Newington’s Prep cookshop, and lots lots more!

Last Sat of the month, 2pm

Join the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain & America for a guided walk around Abney Park.
Meet at the main gates at Stoke Newington High St.

Sun 5 June

It’s 50 years since the death of Eric Walrond, a black writer of the Harlem Renaissance, who’s buried here at Abney Park. With his biographer, American academic James Davis, and local MP Diane Abbott, we celebrate his life and a renewed interest in his work. There will be graveside readings and talks exploring the Tropic Death author’s legacy, and the circumstances of his tragic death.11am-12pm Walrond’s legacy, £5 Book here
James Davis, talks to Colin Grant (Negro With a HatBageye at The Wheel), Diane Abbott MP and Robin Travis (Prisoner to the Streets) about Walrond’s life: his role in the Harlem Renaissance, his relationship with Marcus Garvey and the factors that led to his until-now relative anonymity.
Abney Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church St 

12.30-1pm Graveside readings, Free
Featuring Hackney MP Diane Abbott
Abney Park, meet at Church St entrance

2-4pm Walrond’s life and work revealed, Free
Talks by:
James Davis, author Eric Walrond A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean
Dr Mike Niblett, assistant professor in Modern World Literature in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Bill Schwarz, professor of postcolonial literature, Queen Mary University of London
Abney Park classroom, Stoke Newington High St entrance 

Part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival
13-31 July, (Weds-Sun performances), 7.30pm

£13/£11 concessions/early bird tickets
After two sell-out summer productions (‘Macbeth’ & ‘Doctor Faustus’) Pandemonium Performance is delighted to return to Abney Park with their version of Lewis Carroll’s well loved masterpiece ‘Alice In Wonderland’.
Join Alice as she journeys down the rabbit hole into a world of strange and uncanny beings. This unique promenade performance will take you deep into Wonderland as Alice meets the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and other iconic characters.
This production will bring all the surreal fun and dark intrigue of Carroll’s novel to Abney Park and promises to be an unmissable opportunity to see this beloved classic in a beautiful and singular location.
Book here: http://www.wegottickets.com/pandemoniumperformancePlease be aware this production may not be suitable for children under the age of 10.
This is an outdoors promenade performance – dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to walk on uneven ground and be on your feet for the whole performance. 

0207 275 7557

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