Village Life in Finchley


Village Life in Finchley

7.30 pm Thursday
March 28th


In 1908 a small village was built in Church End, alongside Dollis Brook. It was based on the arts & crafts style of the world’s first Garden City,  Letchworth. In 1978 Finchley Garden Village was designated a Conservation Area.

Resident Helen Allen, who is an artist and writer, shared her perspective, in a visual presentation, on this unique area of architectural and historical interest and examined the effects that the design of this community has had on its residents. Helen also showed a short film about the area entitled “Village Life in London”, narrated by the late Stephen Jack, a BBC broadcaster, West End actor, and Village resident.

Helen was born in South Africa, and is a wellbeing coach as well as an artist, designer and writer. She is the founder of Energising Your Life – a workshop that offers a creative way of overcoming personal problems. She is also is one of the founders of Indoni Dance Arts & Leadership Academy, an NGO that provides arts training for youths from the disadvantaged community of Khayelitsha near Cape Town.

The meeting took place at Avenue House, located in Stephens House and Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. The meeting bagin at 7.30 pm.

Note: In March we revert to evening meetings, but there is a change: they start at 7.30 pm instead of 8.00 pm.

Reminder: The Society is supporting a local food bank. Please bring a non-perishable item to the meeting and we will deliver it to the food bank.