Situated in the heart of historic Enfield Town, the Dugdale Centre is an arts venue that hosts a wide variety of performances from theatre and music to comedy. It is also fast becoming one of the most important places for poetry in North London. As well as being the home of Enfield Poets, who have monthly events with guest poets and open mic slots, the Dugdale Centre’s theatre space also stages readings by celebrated figures such as Carol Ann Duffy and Andrew Motion.
More recently, it has become a centre of excellence for creative writing, providing a place for poetry workshops and for regular meetings of the local Poetry Society stanza group. With its coffee lounge, ice-cream parlour, museum and local history library, it provides the kind of comfortable and culturally rich environment in which poetry can thrive.
Thomas Hardy House,
39, London Road,
BY BUS Enfield Lock – 121 Edmonton Green – 91 Tottenham Hale – 192 Barnet- 307 Potters Bar – 313 Waltham Cross – 317 Wood Green – 121,231,329, N29 Oakwood – 377 Chase Farm Hospital – W8 and W9 Southgate – W9
BY TRAIN From Liverpool Street Station stop at Enfield Town Station. From Moorgate and Finsbury Park stop at Enfield Chase Station. See journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk for more details.
BY ROAD A105 (London Road, Silver Street) and A110 (Windmill Hill, Church Street, Southbury Road).