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About Us

The Festival is brought to you by The Great North Wood Collective, registered charity no. 1178671.

Our mission is 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.

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

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.

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;  Alexander Crede – Co-Chair, Alison McNaught, Nicole Hatch, Vance Mullings, Teresa Forgione, Alice Spalding, Laura Stevens, Rajinder Sodhi, Temujin Gill and Ally Grant. Our Director is Noreen Meehan.

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