A chat with Master Franck of Pinda Kai-Do martial arts

By E L Brown In a bright, airy room on the first floor of Chestnuts Community Centre, Master Franck Mpinda has been teaching his distinctive style of martial arts for more than 20 years. When DT arrived before one of the classes, the room was filled with happy chatter, as parents talked with the instructors while the children prepared for their lesson. As soon as … Continue reading A chat with Master Franck of Pinda Kai-Do martial arts

Video: Earlsmeade Primary School explore You Are What You Eat

A group of year sixes from Earlsmead Primary School on Broad Lane, N15, have been working with Dunya Kalantery to produce and co-direct a series of films for a YouTube series called You Are What You Eat. The four episodes were devised, presented, co-directed and co-edited by the group of 11-year-olds, putting children’s voices first, to explore the questions: What does it mean to be … Continue reading Video: Earlsmeade Primary School explore You Are What You Eat

Things to do: Tottenham’s music venues

New River Studios 199 Eade Rd, N4 1DN New River Studios is a not-for-profit venue, cafe and bar, complete with music rehearsal spaces, private studios and radio station (199Radio). They opened in 2015, and are part of an ongoing project, UK Music Rehearsal Spaces. Their second and neighbouring events and exhibition space, ExFed, will soon be opening permanently. Food & Drink Tea from £1, beer … Continue reading Things to do: Tottenham’s music venues

In conversation with Jahla Rasheart

Sharon, also known as Jahla Rasheart, is a yoga and fitness instructor, saxophonist, studio owner, engineer, producer and co-owner of Rasheart record label. Born and raised in Tottenham, she has lived in the area for more than 40 years. Sharon has been recording and producing music since 2004 and set up her first recording studio over 10 years ago. She has four children and when … Continue reading In conversation with Jahla Rasheart

Greenaway & Greenaway: we chat to audio-visual expert Jude Greenaway

Tottenham-based Jude Greenaway is half of Greenaway & Greenaway, which he runs alongside his brother, Jolyon, who is based in Berlin. They specialise in both commercial and artistic audio-visual work. They cover a range of skills including motion graphics, filming, editing and post production across different media including huge screens, projection and LEDs. Jude also runs two vinyl and digital record labels, Yellow Machine (‘experimental … Continue reading Greenaway & Greenaway: we chat to audio-visual expert Jude Greenaway

Forgotten Circus School: bringing circus skills to Tottenham

Forgotten Circus School is based in High Cross Centre on Fountayne Road. There are three directors: founder Luke Shaw, FC school manager Lindsey Higgins, and head of content and design Rachel Hardwick. They run the school from their bright and spacious live-in studio alongside a number of teachers. Forgotten Circus School offer a range of classes and intensive courses, team-building days, rehearsal space and private … Continue reading Forgotten Circus School: bringing circus skills to Tottenham

Discovering Tottenham Craft print magazine – stockists

Discovering Tottenham issue four is out now! This time we’re exploring craft businesses in Tottenham. In this issue you’ll find: Cocoon Home Interiors, Crafty North Londoner, Fearless Steps, Tottenham’s upholsterers, Motions of Clay and more… Grab a copy from one of the below stockists (we’ll be adding more over the next few days): 639 Enterprise Centre Antwerp Arms Bally Studios Bernie Grant Arts Centre Brewheadz … Continue reading Discovering Tottenham Craft print magazine – stockists

Hannah Azieb Pool to join Bernie Grant Arts Centre as Artistic Director

Hannah Azieb Pool, author and jouranlist, is due to become Artistic Director at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre from February 2019. Most recently Senior Programmer for Contemporary Culture at the Southbank Centre, Hannah curated Africa Utopia, the annual festival celebrating arts and ideas from across Africa and the diaspora, and was key programmer for the WOW Women of the World Festival. Hannah said: ‘This is … Continue reading Hannah Azieb Pool to join Bernie Grant Arts Centre as Artistic Director

Gladesmore Studios

It’s amazing what you come across in Tottenham. Earlier this month, DT visited Loren Wood who has decked out his rented home in South Tottenham with an array of vintage finds and antiques. Named Gladesmore Studios, the house has appeared in numerous high end fashion shoots and a handful of music videos. Before moving to Tottenham eight years ago, Loren was based in Bristol. We … Continue reading Gladesmore Studios