Discovering Tottenham is One! – 13th Sept 2017

Join us for our second event and to celebrate our first birthday! We’ll be celebrating at Five Miles on 13th September, 7pm til late. Free entry. We’ll be joined by a great selection of local performers, artists and DJs from Tottenham. Please let us know if you can attend via our Facebook event page. You will also be able to keep an eye on the … Continue reading Discovering Tottenham is One! – 13th Sept 2017

An interview with Symoné performing artist

On a fresh spring day we interviewed, hula hoop performer, instructor, roller skater and cabaret artist, Symoné outside Craving Coffee. We talked about how she got into hooping and roller skating, her Guinness World Record, her craziest performances, and how you should always stay determined. As well as performing with numerous groups, including The Majorettes, Starship Hoopers (part of Chivaree Circus), Gypsy Hotel, Soul Sisters, … Continue reading An interview with Symoné performing artist

The RecordShop: free recording sessions for young people

As part of our DT Presents series, we interviewed Mary Otumahana, founder of The RecordShop, who provide free recording sessions for young people. This was filmed in the main space of the 639 Centre on the High Road in Tottenham.   The RecordShop are moving into a new studio in the 639 Centre and are holding a launch party for their opening on 7th July. … Continue reading The RecordShop: free recording sessions for young people

Memory Lane: the film makers discuss the story of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

The story behind Spurs is as much about the history of the area as it is the football club. The film Memory Lane was made on a shoestring and tells a nostalgic tale of the history of Tottenham, the club, its fans and their memories. We interviewed the film makers of Memory Lane, sales of which go to support young content creators at Exposure in … Continue reading Memory Lane: the film makers discuss the story of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Island Social Club: we get the lowdown on the new Caribbean food and drink initiative

It couldn’t have been a better day to meet the founders of Island Social Club, specialising in rum and Caribbean food, who have just opened up a Rotishop at Styx bar. We sat out in the blazing hot sunshine, had a good old laugh, daydreamed about rum and Caribbean food and discussed some of the challenges they’ve faced setting up their own business. Joe, Biko … Continue reading Island Social Club: we get the lowdown on the new Caribbean food and drink initiative

Tottenham Ploughman Riverfest: an interview with founder Cheryl Cohen

We spoke to Tottenham Ploughman founder, Cheryl Cohen, about the community events she has been running, held in various locations across Tottenham since 2013. The Tottenham Ploughman Riverfest will be at the Lordship Recreation Ground (Lordship Rec), in the centre of Tottenham, this September. When and why was Tottenham Ploughman started? The first event was held in Downhills Park in September 2013. I’d moved to … Continue reading Tottenham Ploughman Riverfest: an interview with founder Cheryl Cohen

DT Presents: Discovering Tottenham Launch Party – the highlights

On 22nd Feb at Styx bar in N17 we held our very first event – our launch party. Over 100 locals came through the doors to enjoy hearing from local speakers and to see our Tottenham performers showcase. Check out some of the highlights from the night in our first ever video! Can you spot yourself? If you didn’t manage to make it down – … Continue reading DT Presents: Discovering Tottenham Launch Party – the highlights

Who are Access UK? We talk to Co-founder & Director Nana Agyeman

We interviewed Nana Agyeman the Co-founder and Director of Access UK. He explained the ideas behind the charity, some of the current work they are doing and their plans for the next year. Access UK are based on the ground floor of the 639 Centre on Tottenham High Road. The organisation was started by Nana Agyeman and Chris Ankobia, the Operations Manager, in 2013. The … Continue reading Who are Access UK? We talk to Co-founder & Director Nana Agyeman

Your thoughts on the regeneration of Tottenham

Last summer Discovering Tottenham ran a survey asking Tottenham locals what they thought about the regeneration of Tottenham. We collected over 160 responses which gave us a snapshot into the community’s views. Here’s what we found out: Out of the 167 respondents we heard from 86.7% agreed with the idea of some regeneration in the area. The top three reasons to support regeneration were the … Continue reading Your thoughts on the regeneration of Tottenham

You & Me Architecture’s Alicja Borkowska talks Tottenham Shopfronts

We interviewed Alicja Borkowska, Co-founder and Director of You & Me Architecture, about the Tottenham Shopfronts project she worked on in 2014/15. This was part funded by Haringey Council’s Growth on the High Road project and focused on improving the look of independent shops on West Green Road and the High Road. What role did You & Me Architecture play in the Tottenham Shopfronts project? … Continue reading You & Me Architecture’s Alicja Borkowska talks Tottenham Shopfronts