Culture Archive

  • Ideal jazz venue: Karamel brings the action to Wood Green

    Jazz in Coburg Road

    According to trumpeter Henry Lowther, who I spoke to at the Karamel Restaurant on Thursday night, the great jazz composer Mike Gibbs lived in Alexandra Road in the 1990s. I’m going to see one of his 80th birthday concerts in Dalston on Monday night when...

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  • Join us for the big 2016 Christmas quiz and tombola

    Neighbours come together for Christmas Quiz and Social 2016

    Every end of the year we are having our traditional ‘Christmas Quiz and Social’, a festive get together organised jointly with the Noel Park Residents Association. It’s a great occasion that gets residents from all parts of our areas together, and fun for all ages....

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  • Join us for the big 2016 Christmas quiz and tombola

    It’s party time! Christmas Quiz, 10th December

    Every end of the year, there is a big event, that gets pulses racing, makes eyes light up with joy and has grown men and women quivering with anticipation. Food is prepared, tables are laid, gifts are assembled, walls and ceilings are decked out in...

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  • Gasholder No 1

    A tragic loss of unique heritage, a breach of trust, a missed opportunity? Why Hornsey Holder no.1 was lost

    The following words are taken from a last email on the subject of Hornsey Holder no.1 from Colin Marr, the tireless champion for its conservation. We are indebted to him for all his work. If you read to the bottom of the letter, there is...

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    What’s in a name – Hornsey Park – its history and why it’s important

    Hornsey Park is a real place and since it was planned in the 1860s, has had a clear identity, first as part of the borough of Hornsey and, more lately as the eastern neighbour of Wood Green’s town centre. Early records tell us there was...

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    A Good Bye Tour to the Hornsey Gas Holders

    Looking north from the top of Wightman Road, two gas holders still hulk over Hornsey Park, as distinctive as St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey or the shopping city in Wood Green. They are a landmark and a reminder of industrial innovation and change. Now they...

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    Photo Exhibition Crouch End, 16th Feb to 6th March

    This is the 5th Exhibition by the Crouch End Chapter of the London Independent Photography Group. Private view on Wednesday 17th March. Weekdays 1-7 pm (Monday 3-7pm) Weekends, 1-4pm. Ends 6th March.

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    Former PMRA chair book launch at Big Green Bookshop

    Laurie Evan   Former Chair of PMRA is returning briefly to Hornsey Park in the guise of LAURIE EVAN OWEN, for the launch of his new novel, KINCH at the BIG GREEN BOOKSHOP on Friday September 18th, from 6.30 onwards. Old (and young!) friends and...

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  • Christmas-get-together 2013

    Meet the Neighbours for Winter Drinks and Cake

    Winter drinks and cake at the junction of Mayes Road and Hornsey Park Road on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 from 11am and bring all your neighbours and friends to our seasonal celebration.    

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  • Gasholder 1: from relic of a bygone age to a 'thing of beauty'

    Late recognition for Hornsey Gas Holder no.1

    “Victorian gasworks become things of beauty” – so said the Evening Standard on 25th June, 2014, when Homes & Property confirmed what many around here have been thinking for some time – historic gas holders can be imaginatively designed into new schemes to regenerate long...

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