StART Haringey update: GLA purchase land on the St Ann's Hospital site

StART Haringey update: GLA purchase land on the St Ann’s Hospital site

Last week it was announced that the two thirds of the land on the St Ann’s Hospital site has been purchased by the GLA (Greater London Authority). This will be the first time that the Mayor of London’s new £250million Land Fund has been used. Community land trust StART Haringey have been working on a proposal for genuinely affordable housing on the site since 2015, … Continue reading StART Haringey update: GLA purchase land on the St Ann’s Hospital site

Piquant Collections: a new furniture & homeware shop in Tottenham

Piquant Collections: a new furniture & homeware shop in Tottenham

By E L Brown DT stopped by Piquant Collections – the newest arrival at Gaunson House on Markfield Road – to check out their selection of furniture, gifts and homeware, and have a chat with founder Claire Nurden about her venture. DT: Hello Claire! What do you do here at Piquant? Claire Nurden: The whole focus of what I do here is accessible design: taking … Continue reading Piquant Collections: a new furniture & homeware shop in Tottenham

When Test Pressing festival came to Tottenham

When Test Pressing festival came to Tottenham

The end of April saw the very first Test Pressing festival come to Tottenham. This is the first time in recent years that a number of venues across Tottenham have hosted a music festival. Test Pressing was organised by LNZRT, Bad Vibrations, SC&P. We popped down to the event which was was hosted at Five Miles, The Cove and Bones & Pearl on Markfield Road, … Continue reading When Test Pressing festival came to Tottenham

Yung Club Wild Pilates at The Cove (22/05/18)

Yung Club Wild Pilates at The Cove (22/05/18)

Yung Club and The Cove, on Markfield Road, are launching an immersive fashion fitness pop up this summer. Yung Club Wild Pilates kicks off on Tuesday 22 May and will run from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The class will be a fully immersive experience and attendees will learn pilates alongside music relative animations. Yung Club welcome the local community and are offering a reduced rate of … Continue reading Yung Club Wild Pilates at The Cove (22/05/18)

National Garden Scheme bringing open gardens to Tottenham and beyond

National Garden Scheme bringing open gardens to Tottenham and beyond

By Matthew Bradby (Chair, Tottenham Civic Society) Think of Tottenham and you don’t immediately think of gardens. But in fact, Tottenham has a wealth of private gardens, providing refuges for urban wildlife and places for people to relax and unwind, especially now summer is here. The National Garden Scheme is a national charity that opens private gardens to the public, raising around £3.5m every year. … Continue reading National Garden Scheme bringing open gardens to Tottenham and beyond

LIFT biennial festival of international theatre comes to Tottenham

This June, LIFT are holding their biennial festival of international theatre across London. Half way through their six year Tottenham programme, LIFT have commissioned three Tottenham Original pieces: SESSION, Nightwalks with Teenagers and Small Wonders. LIFT work with the Tottenham UpLifters, a group of 30 teenagers from Duke’s Aldridge Academy and The Vale School based on the Northumberland Park estate, who are taking part in … Continue reading LIFT biennial festival of international theatre comes to Tottenham

Antwerp Arms Association third birthday and Spurs Secret History Walk (06/05/18)

Antwerp Arms Association third birthday and Spurs Secret History Walk (06/05/18)

On Sunday 6 May 2018, a Spurs Secret History Walk (SSh! Walk) will be kicking off at Tottenham Hale station at 10am and will cover Tottenham Hotspurs’ story from its early days in 1881 to the present day. The two and a half hour charity walk will be raising funds for the Mayor of Haringey’s charity Mind In Haringey. The walk will finish at community … Continue reading Antwerp Arms Association third birthday and Spurs Secret History Walk (06/05/18)

Chris and Alex from The High Cross, Tottenham

A sneak peek of The High Cross pub in South Tottenham

Last Thursday 26 April, DT was invited to an exclusive opening of The High Cross pub along with a small selection of Tottenham businesses. The High Cross is based in the old public conveniences on Tottenham High Road, at the junction with Monument Way. The High Cross is co-founded by Chris Johnson and Alex Beeston and is open to the public from Thursday 3 May … Continue reading A sneak peek of The High Cross pub in South Tottenham

What Tottenham candidates said at the husting by Stop HDV, Wards Corner Community Coalition and Save Latin Village (23/04/18)

On Monday 23 April, we went along to a husting with local councillor candidates from across Tottenham, organised by Save Latin Village, Wards Corner Community Coalition and Stop HDV and held at the vibrant latin bar Zumable near Seven Sisters. The below summarises the opinions of the candidates and the audience, not necessarily that of Discovering Tottenham. The scene was set by talking about the … Continue reading What Tottenham candidates said at the husting by Stop HDV, Wards Corner Community Coalition and Save Latin Village (23/04/18)

Our night out at The Cause

By E L Brown On Friday 13 April, DT went along to The Cause’s crowdfunding launch party at Down Lane Studios, to see how things had progressed since our last visit. The smell of fresh cement lingered in the air, the cloakroom was an MDF construction, and the windows into the toilets had been boarded up with couch cushions – but there was nothing pretentious about … Continue reading Our night out at The Cause