Welcome to The Great North Wood Collective


About us

The Great North Wood Collective is a new combined arts charity.  Our mission is to bring people together by producing high quality arts, heritage and cultural events in and around the Crystal Palace. We engage our community in participating in activities that support their creativity and well-being.

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Our mission

To ensure that arts, heritage and culture are accessible to all and to improve and enhance the life of our community through involvement in such activities.

Who we are


The Great North Wood Collective has a dedicated Board of Trustees who are passionate about making Crystal Palace and the surrounding area a Mecca for the arts!  They are;

Graham Whitlock - Chair

Nicole Hatch

Alison McNaught

Davidson Lynch Shyllon

Alexander Crede

Teresa Forgione

Nigel Matthews

Our activities


The 2020 live streamed Crystal Palace Festival took place on 15 & 16 August 2020. You can view performances on our YouTube channel - just search for Crystal Palace Festival.

2019-2020 was a very eventful year where we had to change the way we worked entirely because of the pandemic but it was also full of wonderful outcomes that were unexpected.

Most of our outreach and education projects went online as did the Festival itself with our live streamed show attracting 20,000 viewers.

Read all about our work and its impact on our communities in our Impact Report 2019-2020.


Contact Us

c/o Greystoke House, 80-86 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AF

Charity Registration Number 1178671