Someone Has Stolen My Dinosaur!

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Sadly last Tuesday, when moving house from Crouch End to Muswell Hill, some one stole my dinosaur.

It was the big ‘Colour Me Happy Dino‘ that was used outside of Budgen’s last year, where members of the crouch end community came to colour in a big 2m black and white outline of ‘The Dinosaur of Crouch End‘ print.

It’s a really conspicuous pieces being over 2m long and 1m high and is contained in a big Gold ornate frame.

I’m pretty sure who ever stole it is just doing it for a joke but if anyone saw it being carted through the street last Tuesday or has heard anyone talking about this piece of art thievery then please get in contact.

Any information please contact me through the website.


‘The Dinosaur of Crouch End’

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A flash of teeth! A fearsome roar!!
Behold! The crouch end dinosaur!!

His scales glistening in the sun,
Are windows, every single one,

Of buildings you may know quite well.
Which ones are they? Can you tell?

And in his jaws each fearsome tooth,
Is fashioned from a Crouch End roof.

He uses them to chew the bitter,
Bones of people who drop litter!

You see, he has great pride in these,
Fair streets that form his feet and knees.

He loves Crouch End, it is his home,
And so with gleeful heart he roams,

The length and breadth of town, and sleeps,
Among the chimney pots and keeps,

The pigeon population down,
And always keeps the clock well wound.

I hear he finds it most divine,
When people cycle up his spine,

And you may hear him whoop and wail,
When someone skateboards down his tail.

So if one day you chance to meet,
A dino walking down the street,

Give him a wave and shake his claw,
For he’s the Crouch End dinosaur.

Poem by Rachael Berry
Published in: on November 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Colour me Happy!!! Crouch End Dino gets Handed over to the Creatives of Crouch End

Starting this Weekend (November 12th) the artist behind ‘The Dinosaur of Crouch End’ Is publicly putting on display a Giant 2m Long outline version of the beast himself, outside Budgens, Crouch End, Stall 4 All

‘Being an artist who is totally preoccupied with the ideas of participation in art and interactivity, I always wanted this to not only represent the community I live in, but for it to be created by the people who inhabit it’.

The Giant Dinosaur Print will be displayed every Saturday of the Nov and Dec until the 3rd and the artists is asking all those creative crouch enders, young and old, to come along and colour in a part of the design and then initial the piece as the artist. There will be mulled wine and hot spiced apple juice and a raffle to win a framed limited edition print as well as the Postcards and Prints being on sale

‘I think the communal effort on a single piece of art like this will look incredible, not only the tapestry of colours and styles, but all the initials of those who have taken part’.

All materials will be provided so get yourselves down to there over christmas and get creative.




FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: Dinosaur Let Loose on the Town!

For all you locals who haven’t had the opportunity to see the delights of what is ‘Barboot’ then tonight should be your night.

Set up and organised by the lovely people at the Haberdashery, ‘Barboot’ is a mini-festival like conversion of the shops along Middle Lane and Park Road. Furniture Shops turn into Galleries, Cafes turn into vintage shops, Vintage shops turn into craft sales, Bars get transported back to the 194o’s. In our humble opinion this is the most fun and interesting time to be in Crouch End.

And for all you followers and fans of the Dinosaur it’s your opportunity to come see the dino up close and in person at ‘Of Special Interest’ on Park Road, where both the Postcards and the Prints will be available.

Also as a one night only Promotion if you slip the Dinosaurs Keeper a piece of Paper with the Magical Markings of ‘ROOAR!!!’, you will receive a 10% Discount on the Full size prints.

Look Forward to seeing you all this evening.

Good Day to you,


Published in: on August 5, 2011 at 11:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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