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Jazz at Karamel; April.

This April we've got another exciting exhibition of jazz music, from our tribute benefit concert for our friend Jim Mullen, to the incredible and sought after Dave Whitford Quartet we've got an event for all your musical needs. Starting off on April 5th, we'll be hosting a benefit gig for legendary ...
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All change at Wood Green

Last week, artists, creative companies, young people and apprentices, colleagues and local residents attended a meeting at the Chocolate Factory in regards to the new development plans for Wood Green and the Cultural Quarter. Two local authority officers attended and were greeted with many questions regarding the future of Wood Green’s ...
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Help PramDepot win the Big Lottery People’s Project Awards!

Local project PramDepot has been selected for The Big Lottery People's Projects awards in London and is up for a public vote to win £50,000.   The group will provide high quality recycled baby clothes and equipment for women who are vulnerable or facing financial difficulties, including asylum seekers, victims of ...
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Surma

"The young multi-instrumentalist combines her guitar and bass hooks with an unusual mix of different electronic sounds via the help of loop pedals. The result is wonderful music somewhere between pop, jazz and ambient. Her beautifully fragile voice is at the very centre of her first single 'Maasai'. ” The ...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

On Wednesday night at Karamel in the heart of the Wood Green Cultural Quarter, Collage Arts launched the Create Your Future programme, where we hope to inspire women from ethnic minority and refugee communities to reach for the stars. The project aims to provide advice and support, improve skills, offer work experience and develop further ...
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Minister of State for Employment visits Collage Arts!

Most Tuesdays tend to be quite casual, the same, inane and mind numbing stretch of the week, however the first Tuesday of March was unusually bustling - especially for a place like Collage Arts. A special visit had been arranged for Damian Hinds MP for East Hampshire who is also ...
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Haringey Literature Live

Our Haringey Literature Live writing and reading workshops are continuing to enrich people's lives, giving them real skills to take their writing forward, and providing a community of writers and readers to share ideas and practice with. We are excited to be launching three new courses for May/June and bringing ...
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Create Your Future launches on International Womens Day 2017

The Collage Arts team launch Create Your Future, new 3-year project for ethnic minority women from Haringey and Enfield who are out of work and looking to develop the next step.  The project aims to help women build better opportunities and progress to brighter futures and is a partnership with Community Links, ...
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The Collage Confection

A review by Carol Cooper. Collage Nights at the Karamel Club – a tasty new showcase of sweet sounds, augmented by heady visuals, leaves Carol Cooper caramelised with wonder at Wood Green’s Chocolate Factory cultural zone. Wednesday, 8th Feb, saw the launch of Collage Nights, a new fusion of sound ...
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Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe – Salsa / Latin Jazz

Wed 1st March at Karamel. Doors open 7pm. Live music from 8pm. Advance tickets £10 available from www.musicglue.com/Karamel Dorance Lorza & Sexteto Cafe have been one of the leading bands in the vibrant and exciting London salsa scene since they formed in 1996. Pioneering the worldwide “salsa con vibes” revival ...
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zerOclassikal: Keertan Rehal & Srutti Suresan

  This double bill features two upcoming female artists bringing unique sounds to classical music. Multi-talented artist, Srutti Suresan performs a Carnatic concert on Vocals and an instrument mostly unknown within the UK, the Lapsteel Guitar. Using the raga Kalyani as a basis, she experiments in the way both can ...
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Green Rooms

Haringey Lit Live’s New Read-In Venue!

Green Rooms is one of our favourite new places in N22 - if you haven't been along already, it's a wonderful place to while away some time with a coffee, cake or meal, surrounded by books, paintings, lovely old Danish furniture and the buzz of chat and music. Our Tuesday ...
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Penny Elder Exhibition

Solo exhibition of works by Penny Elder, launched at Karamel, Chocolate Factory 2. "Travelling has always inspired my painting, whether in India with its vibrant rich colours or Antarctica with its cold icy wastes.  The images in this exhibition reflect this, with memories emerging from these experiences.  I found doorways ...
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Create your future BAME womens project

New Job Opportunities

New project for women from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities launches in Haringey and Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney and East London boroughs.  Create Your Future is a project for unwaged BAME women to help them get closer to the job market, supported by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund ...
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Collage Nights

Collage Nights - an eclectic monthly evening of carefully curated independent music and live visual art, streamed live on Facebook.  Presented and curated by Jatanil Banerjee Music, a non-profit venture to promote independent music.  Below are some of the artists, singer-songwriters, musicians and bands who performed throughout 2017. Watch this space for news ...
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zerOclassikal: Eeshar Singh and Praveen Prathapan

Eeshar Singh is a young emerging Leeds-based Santoor player bringing a rare blend of traditional and new techniques to this unique instrument. The santoor, belonging to the ‘tuned percussion’ family of instruments and with over 90 strings, Eeshar portrays how the Santoor has been adapted within Hindustani classical music to ...
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Prodigy Music Presents

An emerging music night from a collective of artists, musicians, singers, poets and songwriters launching on 15th February at Karamel.  Tickets available here  ...
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Once Upon a Time in North London

Once Upon a Time in North London - a film about Tottenham, its people, cultures and creativity. From youth clubs, estates and pirate radio stations - to hardships, artists and civil unrest - the area is one where things start, fall apart, are nurtured and eventually flourish. This film uncovers ...
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Far From The Western Front

25th November- 14th January 2017   Far From The Western Front is a free exhibition exploring the untold stories of South Asians whose crucial contributions shaped the First World War.  The exhibition follows the stories of eight people across the globe, using previously unseen images, digital media, and individuals' experiences ...
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PramDepot – the people’s project

PramDepot is an Arts-led recycling project located at Chocolate Factory 1 that provides recycled baby clothes and equipment to vulnerable new mums. Pioneered by artist, Karen Whiteread, there will be a vibrant PramDepot display at the Open Studios this year. Find out about what PramDepot has achieved so far with support ...
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N22 Open Studios arts trail

Join the Open Studios art trail this November from Chocolate Factory 1 to Chocolate Factory 3, including Chocolate Factory 2, Karamel and the Green Rooms www.n22openstudios.com #N22openstudios   ...
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Hot off the press – Quarter issue 8

Collage Arts are pleased to present the 8th edition of the Quarter - a special edition focusing on the Wood Green Cultural Quarter. With all the regeneration and development currently being discussed for the area, it is an opportune moment to look at the successes, new and exciting developments, hear ...
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Liz Sutherland Exhibition

Exhibition running in Karamel from 23rd September to 28th October (Private View: 13th October from 6pm) In the last three years local artist, Liz Sutherland, has been exploring the theme of Alexandra Palace and Park and has built up an impressive body of work which includes the iconic building of ...
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INDIGO WORLD PRESENTS SHAHID KHAN

Shahid Khan live and unplugged Sufi with Kaykay Chauhan Shahid Khan is a born and bred Londoner, he comes from a family of renowned tabla players and classical singers from the 'Patiala Gharana' based in Pakistan. He started singing from the age of three and from the age of ten ...
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Eastern Eye gigs of the week

We're looking forward to Indigo World's return next week to Karamel with bollywood hits by Unnati, picked up by Eastern Eye newspaper in their Gigs of the Week. Make sure to catch Unnati this Wednesday 3rd August at Karamel, tickets only £8 online from www.wegottickets.com/collagearts Read about Unnati in her ...
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Supporting Local Theatre Alexandra Palace!

Make sure to check out The Guardian's latest piece on our local theatre venue, Alexandra Palace. The abandoned 'frozen in time' theatre is set to have a refurbishment with the help of the public's donations.The fundraising campaign hopes to redevelop the theatre by 2018 - just another addition to the ...
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The Voice Contestant Abi Sampa Visits Karamel

On Wednesday 27th July, we were treated to the fabulous voice of Abi Sampa and her band, as part of our Zeroclassikal nights. A sell out show, Karamel was packed full of fans old and new. A great end to the season – we’re looking forward to its return in ...
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Ben and Max interview

interview by George Jackson Ben and Max are the Olivier-nominated sound-designing brothers behind a multitude of West End hits including the Ladykillers, Piaf and Richard III. As part of our interview series with Chocolate Factory based artists, we spoke to Max Ringham about music, Moog's and sound machines.  What inspired you to move ...
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Gigging and Getting Paid

This event is to help any musicians who are struggling to get out and gig within the city of London and beyond and/or are making the leap between doing free shows to being paid. If you feel like you'd like to hear it from 2 musicians who have been in ...
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Wonder Works interview

interview by George Jackson There's always a buzz at the Chocolate Factories in Wood Green with over 200 artists and companies working creatively every day. Take a peek inside the world of Wonder as we speak to Piers Sheppard, founder and director of Wonder Works Ltd. (more…) ...
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Indigo World: Hits of Bollywood by Unnati

Join us for a special evening of classic and new bollywood songs by Unnati Dasgupta at Karamel. Unnati literally means prosperity” in Hindi. Blessed to have been surrounded by the gift of music from a young age, her father was the late Shri Nitai Dasgupta, Indian Classical vocalist. Unnati is ...
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End of Season Jazz

End of season jam with many of the musicians who have performed at Karamel through the year, and a rhythm section of Pete Whittaker, Steve Watts and Stu Butterfield. Invitations have been extended to The Count Basie Orchestra, The Dagenham Girl Pipers, The Luton Girls Choir, The Red Arrows and ...
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Zero Classikal Basement sessions: Abi Sampa

Abi Sampa performs in the Karamel Restaurant Wednesday 27th July. Known for her Performance on the Voice, Multi-Talented Abi Sampa and her band of brilliant musicians presents a unique blend of sounds drawing in on inspiration from Qawwali, Carbatic and western music. make sure to book your ticket in advance ...
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Jason talks about apprenticeship success

Jason Doorbeejan:  “Before I was accepted for the Apprenticeship with Collage Arts I was in and out of dead end jobs, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I thought about going into the radio industry but had no way in. Then I heard about Collage Arts ...
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