We Are Here

We Are Here is a series of family creative events, pop-ups and workshops that have been curated to support our local community in Haringey N15 during the pandemic. 

Events have been designed to offer creativity for young children and families, reduce social isolation and encourage connection in times where social distancing has been in place In 2020. 

Thanks to the National Lottery Community fund you can also access online tutorials and pdfs linked to this programme for puppetry and crafts. Over 1500 local people have taken part in events locally including pop up dance, a children’s photograph trail, a neighbourhood postcard trail, puppetry workshops, Dance workshops, a big chalk day, and an Out the front festival. 

Check out the archives and family resources section to see what has taken place and keep an eye on this page for future events and offers. 

Interview with Dr. Jonathan Barnes on London’s recovery post-Pandemic

We Are Still Here report 2021

A report produced by Jonathan Barnes detailing our work during the pandemic in N15 Haringey.
Read about how we worked with our local community during lockdown 2020 and the impact our work had on children and families in Haringey. The article was published in the International journal of community music.

‘We are still here’: The impacts of street music and street art during the 2020
London lockdowns

Home Resources

We Are Here Puppetry sessions with Tinka: How to make a sock puppet.

A video tutorial with Giles- How to make Plastic flowers.

We Are Here: Photo trail

In collaboration with artist Cath Rive we curated this photo trail of children’s perspectives from Lockdown. Cath also curated an Instagram site weareherephotos  based on these images.

We Are Here Big Chalk Day 

Over 300 families took place in The Big Chalk Event on May 7th, 2020 this included key worker children in local schools. Our first socially distanced festival event was a resounding success brightening up our pavements for weeks and months to come. 

We Are Still Here Walking with Words 

During June and July over 212 young people and community members took part in our Walking With Words poetry trail depositing their postcards in our temporary special walking with words post-box. 

And cards were displayed around the neighbourhood we were delighted to even receive a card from local children’s author Karen McCombie illustrated by Spike Gerell.

We Are Still Here – Bubbles 

Bubbles was a short movement and music site specific piece designed and performed by Dancer Male Toledo and Musician and Dancer Jan Lee as a pop-up site-specific performance during July 2020. 

Exploring the concept of Bubbles with children and families from Woodlands Park Children’s Centre and Nursery School, Haringey this piece was funded as part of our Family Jams series by Youth Music. 

We Are Still Here – Out The Front 

During June and July 2020 local families were encouraged to develop their own creative ideas and bring their artistic talents out into their front yards. How might you represent your lockdown experience in your front window, yard or garden, or just bring colour and optimism to your neighbourhood?


A wonderful chance to get family on street playing.

 K a local resident and parent – We Are Here events 2020

The perfect occasion to step out of our houses and add some colours to our walls and our street. (Parent Big Chalk Day 2020)

 S, child participant

A reminder that people really need to be part of something and not just stay behind closed doors.

 (N a local resident and parent We Are Here events 2020)

Project Gallery

A postcard with poignant message on our Walking with Words Trail
Making log puppets at Triangle Children’s Centre Haringey
Dance workshops held at Woodlands Park Children’s Centre