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Welcome to The Great North Wood Collective

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Our mission

To animate our community and to encourage everyone to awaken their inner creativity. We work to make arts and culture happen in our community - no matter what the barriers are.

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 culture and creativity!  They are;

Nicole Hatch - Co-Chair

Alexander Crede - Co-Chair

Alison McNaught

Graham Whitlock 

Vance Mullings

Teresa Forgione

Alice Spalding

Laura Stevens

Rajinder Sodhi

Temujin Gill

Ally Grant

Our activities


We deliver creative and cultural activities and events that bring everyone in our community together in a fun and creative way.

We reach out to and connect with people who face the most inequality and dislocation in our community.

We create meaningful creative opportunities for local young people to support their well-being and development.

We reflect our diverse community in all that we do and who we are.

Recent work has included:

Spirit of the Estate in 2021 - a project designed to reach out to residents, particularly young people, who live on three housing estates in Crystal Palace. We delivered fun and exciting events, workshops and performance opportunities for them to support their well-being and build their resilience.

Programming free community events at South Facing Festival 2021 - these events showcased work from local young people and emerging artists, providing creative opportunities for many and free high quality cultural experiences for our community.

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About us

The Great North Wood Collective is a combined arts charity. 

Our vision is of a fun and creative life for everyone in our community that supports well-being and brings everyone together.

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Contact Us

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

Charity Registration Number 1178671

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