For one day each year buildings across London open usually closed doors to members of the public, and once again Hornsey Town Hall is taking part.

The organised tours of the building are limited in numbers and have already sold out, but there’s a lot else going on.

First, a question – have you signed the petition (click here) asking Haringey council to think again about the planned disposal to a commercial operator of the Hall and all the surrounding land (including the public toilets). Imagine if the developer can’t or won’t accommodate Open House, or the Crouch End Festival. Much better that the Hall remain in public hands. Over 1100 have signed already – make sure you do too.

Activities on the Day

11 a.m.

Local choir Songworks is showing solidarity with Syrian refugees by leading the community in song at 11 a.m. You can lend your voice and sing along.

12 noon ;1:30 p.m. ; 3 p.m.

illustrated talk by Steve Amor on the history of the Town Hall – no booking necessary

Stalls all day in the foyer

Hornsey Historical Society, Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society and an exhibition on HTH

In and around the hall throughout the day

art exhibition by Hornsey Town Hall artists

theatre dance event in square in afternoon

sing for syria