Category: Culture

December 12, 2018
Last chance for Jazz at the Karamel

There are two last opportunities to catch this wonderful local institution. Drummer Stu Butterfield who has run these sessions right on our doorstep for the last three years has decided to call it a day. This Thursday (December 13th) it’s the virtuosic but highly literate singer Brigitte Beraha with Barry Green on piano and the […]

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April 24, 2018
PMRA Hustings and General Meeting Report

This meeting was called so that residents in Noel Park Ward could meet and question the people who had put themselves forward to represent our neighbourhood on Haringey council, and so that the candidates who are  seeking our vote could hear our concerns. Our ward will elect three representatives on 3 May as councillors. Candidates […]

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December 20, 2017
Community wins big time in annual Christmas quiz night

It was just moments ago since the 'The Oddballs' had celebrated their win in the Christmas Quiz. They had beaten the 'Malvern Mavericks', a formidable opponent, who had won in the two preceding years and were looking good to win again right until the end of the competition. Cheers had rung out as the winning […]

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September 23, 2017
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 one or two Karamel regulars - including Henry (who was […]

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December 30, 2016
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. In a celebration of community our area can be proud […]

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November 18, 2016
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 splendour... Yes, I am talking about the Christmas Quiz Night […]

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September 7, 2016
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 a short explanation of where PMRA fitted in. If, after […]

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July 2, 2016
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 another Hornsey Park (or Hornsey Great Park) but it was […]

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February 9, 2016
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 lie redundant and are rusting away, the many coats of […]

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February 4, 2016
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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