Tottenham Walks: discover Tottenham’s hidden history

Did you know Tottenham has its very own book of walks? We chatted to Mareeni Raymond, one of the authors of Tottenham Walks, about the book and where the idea came from. Mareeni and her husband, Edward Richards, produced the book together which was released in early 2017. Where did the idea to write a Tottenham walks book come from? I was pregnant at the … Continue reading Tottenham Walks: discover Tottenham’s hidden history

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

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

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

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

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