HelKat Music: a chat with Helen Parton and Katherine Melling

DT met up with talented ladies, Helen Parton and Katherine Melling, behind new Tottenham-based music promotions company HelKat Music. Helen and Kat have been living in Tottenham for the last few years. Last summer, they decided to team up and start HelKat Music and have been putting on live music events at The Cause, the meanwhile club space by Tottenham Hale station, since last August. … Continue reading HelKat Music: a chat with Helen Parton and Katherine Melling

Local singer-songwriter NICOLAH talks to us about her latest single and music career

DT caught up with local singer-songwriter NICOLAH about her music career and her latest single Waiting On You. When did you first get into music? I got into music at home – a small town in Cumbria called Barrow-in-Furness. My dad did some home recording, my mum played piano, and I played in community bands, at church and school. When I was 18 I moved … Continue reading Local singer-songwriter NICOLAH talks to us about her latest single and music career

Natasha John-Baptiste: singer, songwriter and author

DT had a brief chat with Tottenham-born singer, songwriter and author Natasha John-Baptiste. You’re a singer, songwriter and author. Can you give us a brief overview of your career so far? I have worked in the music industry for 27 years and writing books, The One Thing About History series, since 2007. I run writers workshops in the Tottenham area and an Own The Mic … Continue reading Natasha John-Baptiste: singer, songwriter and author

Bally Studios: a chat with Studio Manager Mark Edwards

We popped into Bally Studios and had a chat with Studio Manager Mark Edwards. The rehearsal space near Tottenham Hale (around the corner from popular brewery and tap room Beavertown) was originally set up by Jimmy Mulvihill and Francesca DeLuca, who now lives in Amercia, in 2005. Jimmy and Francesca started out as promoters running Dirty Rider Club in various London venues. Jimmy still oversees … Continue reading Bally Studios: a chat with Studio Manager Mark Edwards

Eco-sustainable fashion design with José Hendo

Eco-sustainable fashion designer José Hendo specialises in barkcloth, an ancient non-woven Ugandan fabric. Barkcloth is made from the bark of the Mutuba Tree (Ficus Natalensis), is biodegradable, organic and manufactured without the use of chemicals. In 2005 it was proclaimed by UNESCO part of the world’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” We visited José’s studio to have a chat, where we were joined by one … Continue reading Eco-sustainable fashion design with José Hendo

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