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Sleep out at HTH on Friday 8th March to support the homeless

Hornsey Town Hall will play host to Sleep Easy, the YMCA North London’s fundraiser to help young homeless people build a better future.

You can sleep out in the Town Hall Square from 7.30pm on Friday 8th March until the morning of Saturday 9th March and help raise funds for the YMCA’s hostel which offers accommodation and support to up to 300 people a year who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Families welcome!

Find out more here:


Hornsey Town Hall cafe opening Monday 10th December

Time+Space have announced that the new cafe at Hornsey Town Hall will open next Monday, 10th December.

It will be open seven days a week and will have a loyalty scheme for regular customers.  Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and cakes on offer as well as a selection of drinks.

More information here (including opening hours):




A short film to preview Open House this weekend at Hornsey Town Hall

To whet your appetites for Open House this weekend (22 and 23 September), here’s a short film of a walk through and around Hornsey Town Hall by Mia Carrara, niece of Crouch End Festival co-founder, Amanda Carrara.  Lots of lovely detail, shadows and light, in it, and it also vividly shows  why this wonderful building needs restoring.  Here’s the link:

Open House this year features Heritage Tours of the Town Hall every hour between 11.00am and 3.00pm and, on both days, a lecture on the Grade II* listed building in the Council Chamber at 1.00pm (capacity 50 people).  The building will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm.

Find out more about Open House in Haringey and across London here:


Time+Space to embark on consultation

Time+Space, who will run the Arts Centre at the newly refurbished Town Hall, has announced it will run a consultation and series of workshops in the autumn to help them frame the arts and community activities that will take place when its doors reopen.   Ahead of the workshops, there will be also be an online survey conducted by  The Audience Agency.  All details are on the press release 180815_Public_uses_at_Hornsey_Town_Hall.

You can register your interest in taking part here

Bear in mind, too, that all this is underpinned by the Community Use Agreement signed by FEC, the developer, and Haringey Council.  We’ve posted it before but here it is again: Community_Use_and_Access_Agreement


Hornsey Town Hall deal completed

FEC and Haringey Council signed the development agreement yesterday, Wednesday 2 May.  FEC issued the attached press release today, 3 May.


This is an important milestone in the life of Hornsey Town Hall and will realise the much-needed multi-million pound restoration of this Grade II* listed building.   There is a legally-binding commitment to ensure ongoing public use and access to Hornsey Town Hall for the long term.  We look forward to working with FEC, its team of architects,  and Time + Space Co to ensure that the Town Hall scheme brings not only a refurbishment of the highest quality but an Arts Centre that is ambitious, inclusive, diverse and truly representative of the whole of Haringey.

Update on affordable housing for HTH project

Haringey Council has announced that FEC will fund eleven social rented homes on the HTH site.   This investment is to be ring-fenced.  Haringey Council has also undertaken to provide a further fifteen affordable homes in the west of the borough.   The provision of affordable housing will also be reviewed near to completion of the project with the possibility that more may then be made available.

LBH’s announcement is here:

This is in addition to the much-needed investment of over £30 million by FEC in the restoration and refurbishment of Hornsey Town Hall, outline details of which were published last month and are here: FEC publishes details of restoration costs for Hornsey Town Hall


Dates announced for Meet the HTH Arts Operator

Two dates have been announced for Meet the Arts Operator sessions with Piers Read from Time + Space.

They are at Hornsey Town Hall on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm and Saturday 25 November at 11.00am.

You can register here on EventBrite (free, one ticket per person, first come, first served basis) for 23 November:

and here for 25 November:

You can read the full press release here:

FEC publishes details of restoration costs for Hornsey Town Hall

FEC has published the headline costs for the repair and restoration of Hornsey Town Hall. It represents an investment in HTH in excess of £30 million, with £25.5 million spent on the building and the Town Hall Square, and a further £2 million on the fit-out of the arts, community and co-working spaces.

The Trust believes that this substantial investment by FEC in Hornsey Town Hall is to be broadly welcomed.  It will ensure the delivery of a high quality restoration and sensitive refurbishment of the Town Hall, and takes it off the At Risk register.  Crucially it should secure Hornsey Town Hall’s long term future as an historic building and an arts and community venue for all to enjoy, the investment in which we will continue to monitor.

The details are here:




Arts operator announced for Hornsey Town Hall

FEC has just released this press release about the appointment of the arts operator for Hornsey Town Hall as well as the appointment of its first two partners, Jon Gilchrist and Musion.

We believe the greatly-anticipated appointment of Time + Space as well as Jon Gilchrist, former Director at the Bush Theatre, and Musion, is very welcome as is the intention to work closely with local arts providers such as The ArtHouse Crouch End.   We’ve always believed that Hornsey Town Hall has the potential to become a truly vibrant and exciting centre for the arts and the community, and are pleased to see the appointment of an experienced operator. We are looking forward to hearing about the potential programme and the way the community and local culture organisations can play its part. The operator will be observing the Community Use Agreement which the HTHCT lobbied hard to have included in the eventual lease.