Chicken Town: healthy fried chicken in Tottenham

At the end of the summer, DT interviewed Dunya Kalantery, director at Chicken Town, who was joined by Tracky Crombie, previously a producer at Create London, who had a hand in getting the project kick started. Chicken Town are a not-for-profit social enterprise restaurant and aim to provide a healthier alternative to what’s already available at the chicken shops on the high street. Create incubates … Continue reading Chicken Town: healthy fried chicken in Tottenham

Tottenham Soundscapes: an alternative to a classical concert

DT spoke to Verity Lane, a music maker and sound artist from Tottenham. Verity spent ten years in Japan, studying music and learning about Japanese culture, before returning home to Tottenham a couple of years ago. She is also a producer for regular Tottenham Soundscape events. Recent performances have included an end of summer show with jazz legend Trevor Watts, Tottenham based multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Hallett … Continue reading Tottenham Soundscapes: an alternative to a classical concert

Discovering Tottenham is One! (Our first birthday)

On 13th September, at Five Miles, we were joined by members of the local community and a selection of performers and DJs, from Tottenham, to celebrate our blog turning one. Special thanks goes to all our DJs and performers. DJs Güneş Güven Mr. Dex Miss Velocity Performers Anusha Average Looking Male (Tyskiemc and Myles Tone) Lorraine Clarke Jack Miguel Haylee Venus The Compulsive Ensemble Check … Continue reading Discovering Tottenham is One! (Our first birthday)

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