Pan Nation: Tottenham’s steel pan orchestra

DT caught up with Chris Storey from local steel pan orchestra Pan Nation. Chris has been teaching and arranging steel pan since he was a teenager and also works for the Haringey Music Service. We were lucky enough to sit in on the main band’s rehearsals and our editor had a go at playing some steel pan at the beginners class. It was lots of … Continue reading Pan Nation: Tottenham’s steel pan orchestra

In conversation with ROAD Entertainment founder Teriy Keys

We caught up with Teriy Keys, who was joined by his sister Cat Kiiza, about ROAD Entertainment, his career so far and his life in Tottenham. ROAD formed in 2014 and stands for Righteous Organised Always Determined. Teriy: ‘Righteous first, get organised and then just keep going. Be always determined.’ Teriy describes ROAD as a creative hub. They cover everything from label services, artist services, … Continue reading In conversation with ROAD Entertainment founder Teriy Keys

Now is the time to do your Christmas shopping in Tottenham

Over the next couple of weeks Tottenham will be treated to not one but six markets. The perfect opportunity to do your Christmas shopping! Christmas Extravaganza, 30th November – 2nd December, Thurs & Fri 1 – 6pm, Sat 11am – 5pm, 639 Centre Organised by the talented founder of local business Box of Prints, the 639 Centre will see its first three day long Christmas … Continue reading Now is the time to do your Christmas shopping in Tottenham

Welcome To Tottenham: GUAP exhibition and documentary

Earlier this Autumn, DT attended a local exhibition at Five Miles organised by Kelliesha White. The proceeds from the event were donated to the 639 Centre in Tottenham. The evening saw an exclusive screening of the documentary, Welcome To Tottenham, which explores the area and the threat of gentrification within it. Organised by GUAP’s Art and Culture Editor, Kelliesha White, the event included an art … Continue reading Welcome To Tottenham: GUAP exhibition and documentary

Q&A with Güneş Güven, Tottenham based artist and educator

Multi-talented hip hop artist and educator, Güneş Güven, created a mix for and performed at our launch party back in February 2017. She also DJed at our first birthday party in September. She has a weekly radio show on Itch FM and is one of the local artists working on a five year long project with local school children with LIFT. Güneş and her parents … Continue reading Q&A with Güneş Güven, Tottenham based artist and educator

Crafty North Londoner tells us about Etsy Made Local Tottenham

Ahead of the upcoming Etsy Made Local Tottenham Christmas market on 2nd December, DT had a chat with the organiser, Nonia Jeroh, better known as Crafty North Londoner. Etsy Made Local is a national one day event that will see over 20 cities in the UK celebrating the makers, designers and collectors that make up the creative community selling on Etsy.com. Where did the idea … Continue reading Crafty North Londoner tells us about Etsy Made Local Tottenham

Inspiring Edge Fashion Show (part 2): in pictures

On 11th November we attended the live Inspiring Edge Fashion Show, organised by Embrace U Empire and raising funds for Mek Ah Step CIC. Local Tottenham based designer FYC was in the mix. See below for some of the highlights of the night. Designers: I AM Designs Mek Ah Step T shirts designed by the kids Ethnic Royals STR Designs FYC Tobams Colors Touch of … Continue reading Inspiring Edge Fashion Show (part 2): in pictures

Haringey Shed: Inclusive theatre for young people

Tottenham based charity Haringey Shed specialise in inclusive theatre for children and young people aged seven to 25. Established in 2000, they are well embedded within the Tottenham and Haringey community. We spoke to their Company and Volunteer Manager, Ashling Foat, to find out what they’re about and what they’ve been up to. Haringey Shed were born out of a project that an inclusive theatre … Continue reading Haringey Shed: Inclusive theatre for young people

Inspiring Edge: the fundraising fashion show open to all (part 1)

Fundraiser fashion show, Inspiring Edge, are in their sixth year. We got an exclusive interview with Haylee Venus, the founder of Embrace U Empire, and the brains behind the event. DT also got the chance to sit in on their final rehearsal before the show which is on 11th November. 29 year old Haylee Venus was born and bred in Tottenham. As well as running … Continue reading Inspiring Edge: the fundraising fashion show open to all (part 1)

Mule: we talk to the Tottenham based design studio

Mule Studio are based in Greenhouse Studios on Markfield Road in Tottenham. They work across engineering and complex modelling, architecture, industrial design, teaching and consultancy. Harri Lewis and Jack Munro, who run the studio, met whilst grading and consulting on some grad students work at Westminster University. Harri comes from an engineering background and Jack has an architectural background. Although they work on many client … Continue reading Mule: we talk to the Tottenham based design studio