Barnet

LFA 2024 Destinations:

Barnet

Barnet is a great, family-friendly place to live, work and study, and is known for being one of London’s largest and greenest boroughs. Barnet has a proud history of diverse communities and cultures living side-by-side and being a place where people feel welcomed and celebrated.

We have a rich network of artists and cultural organisations who have made the borough their home.

Building on the success of the first year of the London Festival of Architecture in Barnet in 2023, we are pleased to welcome the Festival back in June and celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The Festival theme of ‘Reimagine’ resonates with the council’s commitment to make Barnet a cultural destination, championing innovative, creative placemaking and public art.

We want to support and celebrate the borough’s existing and emerging creative talent, strengthen and connect communities and reimagine culture, the arts, and its role in shaping Barnet’s future to encourage a thriving cultural sector.

01 June – 30 June 2024

East Finchley Stagesettee

East FInchley Town Team   |  
Workshops

Last year fantastic feedback at our LFA Happening called for transformation of High Road Wide Pavem…

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01 June – 20 June 2024

North Finchley Community Pop-UPs!

Dallas-Pierce-Quintero   |  
Workshops

We invite you to join us for a series of a new community events bursting with exciting local entert…

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01 June – 30 June 2024

Reimagining Barnet’s buildings through the lens of watercolours

Barnet Libraries   |  
Exhibitions

Visit Chipping Barnet Library’s Gallery throughout June in celebration of the London Festival of …

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01 June 2024

Reimagine refuse and junk model your city.

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our junk modelling session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architectur…

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01 June – 07 June 2024

Be a part of Finchley’s History!

St Mary-at-Finchley   |  
Walks and Tours

This is your chance to be a part of something special and make your mark on Finchley's rich history…

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02 June 2024

Re-Imagining Colindale from Its Role In Early Aviation to the New Suburbia

Eclectic Tours   |  
Walks and Tours

Did you know Hendon (now Colindale) was once synonymous with flying? Colindale once was home to…

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04 June 2024

Sound Waves and Stories: DJMC Library Showcase

The London DJ & MC Academy CIC   |  
Workshops

Come and get involved in masterclasses with DJMC Academy in Finchley Library we will have our state…

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06 June 2024

Time to Unwind…and Reimagine!

Barnet Libraries   |  

Reimagine Libraries as not just repositories of books and learning but as places where we can relax…

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06 June 2024

Totteridge & Whetstone – past & future re imagined – a walking tour

City of London Walks   |  
Walks and Tours

We'll be starting from Totteridge & Whetstone train station. We walk along Totteridge Lane looking …

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06 June – 13 June 2024

Degree Show//BA Interior Architecture + BA Interior Design +MA Interiors

Middlesex University   |  
Exhibitions

You are invited to the Middlesex University Degree Show Festival 2023 from the 6th to the 13th of J…

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06 June – 13 June 2024

M&S Marble Arch Reimagined

Middlesex University   |  
Exhibitions

An exhibition of Middlesex University MA Interiors work that reimagines the opportunities of existi…

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06 June – 13 June 2024

Objects of Rhythm

Middlesex University   |  
Exhibitions

Objects of Rythm is an exhibition featuring structures designed and built by Year 1 Interiors stude…

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07 June 2024

Totteridge & Whetstone – past & future re imagined – a walking tour

City of London Walks   |  
Walks and Tours

We'll be starting from Totteridge & Whetstone train station. We walk along Totteridge Lane looking …

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08 June 2024

Reimagine a world in Lego

Barnet Libraries   |  

Lego gives us the opportunity to imagine something, build it, play with it… and then use those ma…

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08 June 2024

Waterfall of ‘We aRe Plastic’

Elisa Cantarelli (We aRe Plastic)   |  
Workshops

Join our creative workshop! Let’s turn single-use plastic into Art! Calling all art enthusiasts…

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08 June 2024

Places & Spaces

Dare2Dance Company CIC   |  
Workshops

Join us for Places & Spaces: a family-friendly creative dance workshop. Let's explore the exciting …

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09 June 2024

Five Suburban Cemeteries of London

Barnet Libraries   |  
Walks and Tours

A 5.5mile guided stroll through the quaint paths and woods of North London’s picturesque Hampstea…

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10 June 2024

Reimagine a Library Frieze

Barnet Libraries   |  

Libraries are more than books, as spaces they are constantly being reimagined to reflect the commun…

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10 June 2024

Reimagine a world in Lego

Barnet Libraries   |  

Lego gives us the opportunity to imagine something, build it, play with it… and then use those ma…

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11 June 2024

I never imagined that would happen: retrofitting and repurposing cultural spaces

artsdepot   |  
Talks and Debates

Cultural organisations have many iterations in how they use internal spaces and the time is ripe to…

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12 June 2024

Reimagine a world in Lego

Barnet Libraries   |  

Lego gives us the opportunity to imagine something, build it, play with it… and then use those ma…

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14 June 2024

Mindfulness Cityscapes Colouring

Barnet Libraries   |  
Workshops

Reimagine Libraries as not just repositories of books and learning but as places where we can relax…

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15 June 2024

Reimagine refuse and junk model your city.

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our junk modelling session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architectur…

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15 June 2024

Places & Spaces

Dare2Dance Company CIC   |  
Workshops

Join us for Places & Spaces: a family-friendly creative dance workshop. Let's explore the exciting …

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15 June 2024

Grahame Park: Past, Present, Future

John Whelan   |  
Walks and Tours

This animated walking tour with actors will explore the Grahame Park estate in Colindale, located o…

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16 June 2024

Bland Designs – help us imagine a new look for artsdepot!

artsdepot   |  
Workshops

Come and reimagine the outside of the complex that artsdepot lives in. Using sustainable materials…

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18 June 2024

Lost Architecture in Colindale

Barnet Libraries   |  
Talks and Debates

Below and around all the numerous newly erected residential complexes in Colindale are remnants of …

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19 June 2024

Re-Imagining Barnet Buildings

Heather Ellis   |  
Workshops

A free mixed media art workshop exploring the theme 'Re-Imagining Barnet Buildings'. Come and have…

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19 June 2024

Art Against Knives Presents: Young Talent Awards

Art Against Knives   |  
Talks and Debates

Art Against Knives presents the third annual Young Talent Awards - where we showcase the creative o…

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19 June 2024

Caring for Finchley – past, present and future

The Finchley Society Archive   |  
Walks and Tours

The Finchley Society has been caring for Finchley since 1971. Join the Finchley Society's Archive M…

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20 June 2024

Reimagine refuse and junk model your city.

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our junk modelling session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architectur…

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20 June 2024

Edgware Faith and Peace Walk

Barnet Multi-Faith Forum   |  
Walks and Tours

Come and explore places of faith and community on our Faith and Peace walk around Edgware. Barnet M…

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22 June 2024

Reimagine a world in Lego

Barnet Libraries   |  

Lego gives us the opportunity to imagine something, build it, play with it… and then use those ma…

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22 June 2024

Three Parks Challenge

Saturday Socials @ Burnt Oak   |  
Walks and Tours

Join our Silk Stream tour through three local parks: Meads, Watling, and Silkstream, to explore the…

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22 June 2024

Edible Reimagining: Community wellbeing garden launch party

Incredible Edible Barent   |  
Other

Join us for an afternoon of celebration at the launch party for our new wellbeing space in the hear…

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23 June 2024

We aRe Plastic by Elisa Cantarelli – East Finchley Festival

Elisa Cantarelli (We aRe Plastic)   |  
Workshops

Join local artist Elisa Cantarelli in her ‘We Are Plastic’ journey where we REIMAGINE single-us…

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23 June 2024

Barnet Vale Festival 2024

Friends of Tudor Park & Pavilion   |  
Workshops

The Friends of Tudor Park and Pavilion's purpose is to refurbish and reopen the glorious but dilapi…

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25 June 2024

Origami Architecture

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our Origami session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architecture 2024 …

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25 June 2024

Caring for Finchley – past, present and future

The Finchley Society Archive   |  
Walks and Tours

The Finchley Society has been caring for Finchley since 1971. Join the Finchley Society's Archive M…

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26 June 2024

An American Architect in London

Barnet Libraries   |  
Talks and Debates

Award winning architect Jim Biek will speak about his own professional training and experience, as …

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26 June 2024

Reimagine the Concourse Planter and Ceramics workshop

Fisher Cheng   |  
Workshops

Join us for a hands on making workshop held with local partners The Loop and Maxability. Guided by…

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27 June 2024

Reimagine refuse and junk model your city.

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our junk modelling session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architectur…

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28 June 2024

Reimagine refuse and junk model your city.

Barnet Libraries   |  

Join us at our junk modelling session for children and celebrate the London Festival of Architectur…

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29 June 2024

West Hendon Carnival

West Hendon Arts and Culture Society   |  

West Hendon’s Carnival reimagines underused public spaces in the area to reflect the vibrant, div…

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29 June 2024

Reappraising Winnington Road

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust   |  
Walks and Tours

Known outside the locale as The Bishops Avenue’s more restrained, less bombastic sibling, Winning…

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29 June 2024

Reimagine a world in Lego

Barnet Libraries   |  

Lego gives us the opportunity to imagine something, build it, play with it… and then use those ma…

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29 June 2024

Three Churches Challenge

Saturday Socials @ Burnt Oak   |  
Walks and Tours

Explore the three churches in the Watling Avenue area of Burnt Oak: St Alphage, Annunciation, and I…

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30 June 2024

The Dead Centre of Finchley, East Finchley’s burial grounds 1840s – 1914

Barnet Libraries   |  
Film Screenings

This is the story of how the inner London Parishes of Victorian London came to East Finchley and op…

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30 June 2024

Caving outwards: Reimagining playful co-existence | Exhibition

dobladanza   |  
Exhibitions

Step into 'Caving outwards: Reimagining playful co-existence' – an innovative collaborative exhib…

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30 June 2024

Creative Collage Workshop | Caving outwards: Reimagining playful co-existence

dobladanza   |  
Workshops

No experience needed, all abilities welcomed. As part of the one-day exhibition 'Caving outwards…

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30 June 2024

Reimagining Parks and open spaces – Cherry Tree Wood

Friends of Cherry Tree Wood   |  
Walks and Tours

Somewhere to play, to kick a ball around. But also something more. What should a park/open space be…

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Supported by the London Borough of Barnet.

“We’re delighted that the borough of Barnet will be a returning destination for the London Festival of Architecture in 2024. The Festival is a great opportunity to showcase our architectural heritage in the borough, which defines our unique character.”

“It’s a chance to work with local people and community groups to amplify the amazing cultural offerings and talent we already have here and attract artists and other cultural contributors to come here.”

“Cultivating culture and arts in our borough is more than just an investment in creativity – it’s an investment in our communities and the local economy.”

 

Cllr Ammar Naqvi, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Arts and Sports at Barnet Council


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