First communal picnic to take place at Tottenham Green Room pavilion on Sunday

Banging the drum for the community

Volunteers working on the Tottenham Green Room

Laying the foundations

The first spars of the structure are erected

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An unusual drum-shaped pavilion has been set up to give community groups a 'day out'.

The ‘Green Room’ was erected at Holy Trinity Church in Tottenham Green by volunteers, local people and artists over two weeks.

The timber-framed pavilion was designed to provide a space for groups to hold their meetings in public, giving them a chance to share what they do with the community.

It will open tomorrow and the first of four weekly communal picnics will be held at the site on Sunday.

Megan Smith, director of Make-Room, a local arts group organising the project, said: “The idea is to get people to come and use it for their meetings. There are so many groups that do interesting things in Tottenham.

“It’s a bit of an experiment, but we’re hoping it’ll build momentum over the next four weeks. The idea is that we can make public some of the fantastic stuff going on in Tottenham.”

The project was initiated by Mark Smith, and was designed by architects Aaron English and Edward Robertson. It has received support from Hammond’s Eye Practice, Tottenham, and from The Community Development Foundation.

Megan added: “The design really jumped out. It immediately seemed very celebratory in nature, which was an important element.”

People can book the space by calling 07941 194352 or emailing megan@makeroom.org.uk

For information on events visit www.makeroom.org.uk/tottenhamgreenroom

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