Christmas wrap up: local businesses tell us their highlights of the year and what they’re planning for 2020

As 2019 draws to a close and we look forward to celebrating the start of a new decade, we caught up with a few familiar local businesses that had been featured in our print mags! They told us about their highlights of 2019 and what they are planning for 2020. Prestige Pattiserie – Geanina and George Ursache Independent award-winning artisan patisserie. (See featured image above) … Continue reading Christmas wrap up: local businesses tell us their highlights of the year and what they’re planning for 2020

Tottenham’s parks and green spaces

Tottenham is home to a vast amount of parks and green space to visit, take a stroll in, grab a coffee or take part in events and fitness activities. Here’s our top picks. Bruce Castle Park, Lordship Lane, N17 Bruce Castle Park (see photo above by Joan Curtis) is home to Tottenham’s only museum where you’ll find a wealth of information about Tottenham’s history in … Continue reading Tottenham’s parks and green spaces

Wolves Lane: a collective of sustainable food and gardening organisations

Wolves Lane Centre is home to a group of sustainable food and gardening organisations including Crop Drop, OrganicLea, Wolves Lane Flower Company, Edible London, The Ubele Initiative and the Friends of Wolves Lane. Wolves Lane was previously a council-run horticultural centre that provided plants for all the parks in Haringey. It was also a garden centre and was used to provide training and work experience … Continue reading Wolves Lane: a collective of sustainable food and gardening organisations

Haringey Shed catch up: Inclusive theatre for young people

DT first interviewed Ashling Foat, Company and Volunteer Manager, for Tottenham-based charity Haringey Shed at the end of 2017. Back then we were lucky enough to attend their performance at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Dividing Line. We had a quick catch up over coffee to see what they’d been up to. Haringey Shed specialise in inclusive theatre for children and young people aged seven … Continue reading Haringey Shed catch up: Inclusive theatre for young people

A visit to ORA Brewing taproom in North Tottenham

By Duncan Powell ORA Brewing Co are a group of brewskis from Modena, Italy, who have recently chosen to set up in Tottenham. Their taproom opens every Saturday from 12-8pm and serves a large selection of draft and bottled/canned beers from Unit 16A of the Rosebery Industrial Estate, an address that will be familiar to anyone who patronised the now defunct Brewheadz taproom. If, like … Continue reading A visit to ORA Brewing taproom in North Tottenham

Highway House: Shelter and day centre for homeless men in Tottenham and Haringey

By Amy Bush Highway House is a homeless shelter in Tottenham, providing help and support for homeless men in the Haringey borough. Earlier this year, they opened a day centre and are looking for volunteers to help run the service. Since opening in 2009, Highway House have helped over 1000 people from more than 60 nationalities. Started by Reverend Alex Gyasi and his wife Dorcas, … Continue reading Highway House: Shelter and day centre for homeless men in Tottenham and Haringey

Order back issues of Discovering Tottenham print magazine

Would you like to get your hands on a printed copy of Discovering Tottenham magazine? You can now order back issues from us, delivered straight to your door. We only charge for postage and packing. It costs £1 for postage and packing per copy or £3.50 for all 5 issues. Email us at magazine@discoveringtottenham.com for your copies. Issue 1: DT Food & Drink (March 2018) … Continue reading Order back issues of Discovering Tottenham print magazine

Seven Sisters Market: what’s going on?

Anyone familiar with the area of Seven Sisters in Tottenham has probably come across Seven Sisters Market. From the outside, asides from Pueblito Paisa Cafe, you would be forgiven for walking past, not realising what’s inside. Behind the doors lies another world. Seven Sisters Market is the biggest Latin American market in the UK – you’ll find cuisine from Colombia and other regions of Central … Continue reading Seven Sisters Market: what’s going on?

Moussa Amine Sylla: community organiser and youth worker

Towards the end of last year, DT caught up with Moussa Amine Sylla, community organiser, trainer, project coordinator and youth worker, based at Selby Centre, near White Hart Lane in north Tottenham. Selby Centre, run by Selby Trust, is a social action hub, home to a variety of social enterprises and charities, and a wide range of activities are available to the community. They also … Continue reading Moussa Amine Sylla: community organiser and youth worker

A friendly chat with Holly Chaves of Wine & Rind

A friendly chat with Holly Chaves of Wine & Rind

By Duncan Powell Holly Chaves is the owner and operator of Wine & Rind, a small but busy cheese shop tucked away in Holcombe Market off the High Road. Some Tottenham residents will likely already know of Holly, either from her store or from an encounter at the Beehive or another local pub. She is a Tottenham local through and through, born in the area … Continue reading A friendly chat with Holly Chaves of Wine & Rind