The mosaics created are an interpretation of the original buildings or significant events from their history. The size of each mosaic was chosen to enable their placement as near as possible to the original sites.
Different tiles (tessarae) have been used to reflect the period and subject of each building.
The Empire Music Hall mosaic is a depiction of Marie Lloyd who famously gave her last performance there.
The Regal Edmonton is a depiction of the original opening brochure in full 1920s glamour.
The Alcazar shows sections of the building highlighting the Moorish Architecture and the ironwork of the period.
The Queen’s Hall highlights the original building with its fantastic domed entrance.
The Premier shows iconic film stars from its heyday.
The designs have been reproduced from photographs sourced from the internet, Enfield Local Studies Unit and the book ‘Theatres, Music Halls and Cinemas in the London Borough of Enfield’ by Geoffrey Gillam.
Andy Love (former Local MP)
“These new public mosaics give Enfield and particularly Edmonton a great sense of character and provide people with a little bit of local history as they go about their daily lives. Art Start has done a great job involving local school children in the creation of the artworks – they certainly had a lot of fun making the mosaics and learnt about the heritage of their local areas at the same time. I am really proud to have been able to support this project and seeing the finished results around the borough is fantastic.”