Update from: Muswell Hill & Fortis Green Association

MHFGA is your local residents’ association (since 1948!) We produce six bi-monthly Newsletters per year, which are distributed to over 770 members.

MHFGA Community Fund

The Association is delighted to announce the inaugural Community Fund, with up to £500 available to fund local projects for the benefit of the community. The last 18 months have been a very difficult time for everyone, but your residents’ association is here to help. We would like to support local organisations who are making a real positive impact on the area, so we came up with the idea of investing in local projects.

The application form and scheme conditions are available on our website and the deadline for applications is 31st October 2021. All local organisations and community groups are encouraged to apply, and applications will be judged on the basis of community impact. We have reached out to as many organisations as we can to let them know of our fund, but we need your help too!

Unfortunately the deadline may have passed depending on when you receive this magazine but if so, please check our website in December to read more details about the successful projects that we have chosen to fund.

For more details, please visit www.mhfga.org/fund


Peter Webb’s incredible art collection

We were delighted to welcome local resident and art historian Peter Webb as our guest speaker for the September MHFGA online event. In February, Peter had guided us through his collection of prints by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Goya. This was part one of his talk and in September we were treated to part two. This time Peter showed us his collection of Non-European Art, then the French Impressionists through to Matisse and Picasso, and concluded by detailing his friendships with David Hockney and Henry Moore.

MHFGA online event – 28th October, 7pm – The Birth of the Film Studio, in Muswell Hill!

Our next online event is a talk by Ian Christie, a film historian whose book Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema was published by Chicago University Press in 2019. When Robert and Ellen Paul moved from Central London to Sydney Road, N10 in 1898, they were setting a trend that would be followed around the world. Film studios were essentially a suburban development, soon to be found on the outskirts of cities around the world. But how much do we know about the Animatograph Works on Sydney Road and its ten-year history?

To ensure you never miss out on any of our talks and events, and to keep up to date with all the latest local news, please join the MHFGA at www.mhfga.org/membership

Membership for households is just £10 per year and gives you the chance to attend our special events, such as our guided tour of Lauderdale House. We have hosted the popular ‘Odd One Out’ competition three times, and our Christmas Charity Tombola has raised almost £800 for local causes. To join MHFGA and be kept up to date on local issues and our planned activities, visit www.mhfga.org/membership or email our Membership Secretary on membership@mhfga.org