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haringey book fest

2nd Annual Haringey Children’s Book Award!

2nd Annual Haringey Children’s Book Award Ceremony takes place at Heartlands High, Monday 18th April 200 children are set to attend the HCBA, which has been going from strength to strength in its campaign to promote literacy in the borough. Collage Arts have been working with the HCBA to sponsor ...
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Improving the environment – exhibition

What would Haringey and Enfield be like with less traffic and more cycle routes, more affordable housing and less income divide, less air pollution, more renewable sourced energy, fewer petrol and diesel vehicles and more locally connected community policing? Inspired by the Green Parties six policies of environmental, social and community change, ...
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Jazz at Karamel

Join us for another fantastic season of regular jazz in 2016. We have some great acts lined up, including the formidable Stan Sulzmann and his Neon Orchestra on, and a tribute to the genius of Miles Davis. "If the sheer volume of musicians calling me up for slots on the ...
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Haringey Literature Live

We still have some places left on our novel writing course at The Chocolate Factory! Maybe you have an idea for a novel but don't know where to start, or maybe you have a novel in progress and need some inspiration to keep going. Sign up to our new novel ...
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An Interview with Andrew Roachford

Xantoné Blacq Presents: An Evening With Andrew Roachford We’re very excited to welcome Andrew Roachford to Karamel tomorrow evening – a musical giant who was the leader and front man of incredibly successful band, Roachford. A platinum selling artist in his own right, Andrew has been a top level musician ...
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Community Artists’ Competition

A Community Artists’ Competition – Improving the Environment in Enfield and Haringey Closed To see more information about the compitition Click Here What would Haringey and Enfield be like with less traffic, better housing options and less air pollution? These are some of the questions the Green Party is asking, ...
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Latest Events at Karamel!

We're looking forward to a packed season full of events in Karamel, including welcoming musical giant Andrew Roachford to our Xantone Blacq Presents... night, silly pirate fun with Gunpowder Gertie at Karamel Kids and our continuing Jazz at Thursday's nights. Click here for our e-newsletter to find out more! ...
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‘Clocking’ Presentation

'Clocking' = Peer 2 Peer Learning in Creative and Cultural Industries across Europe = You are invited to 'CLOCK' with other Cultural and Creative employers, freelancers, interns, volunteers and apprentices across Europe! Full Transcript: 1.  core curriculum for cultural learning across Europe 2.  continuing professional development framework that is ...
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Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra

London Jazz News previews Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra Catch them while you can. The last appearances by Stan Sulzmann's Neon orchestra were at the end of 2013. His catalogue of big band arrangements and compositions is a treasure. Read more London Jazz News ...
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Xantoné Blacq Presents: Jason Rebello Interview

Musician and Promoter Xantoné Blacq is working in partnership with Collage Arts and the award-winning venue, Karamel, to bring world renowned musicians to North London. The Xantoné Blacq Presents: An Evening With… events are unique in that they focus on increasing the connection between the artists performing and the audience ...
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Ruma Nowaz – Exhibition

RUMA NOWAZ: Indian Legends. Abstracted oil paintings that explore nature and mythology from modern perspectives Ruma was born in India, but has grown up and educated in London. Her work is influenced by her experiences in the eastern and western hemisphere. Working mostly in oils and watercolours, over the course ...
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Indigo Live presents Sufi Voices

Indigo Live: Sufi voices

  Come along to the last Indigo Live event of the year with Marina Alam and Dhiren Raichura on the 16 December. Marina Alam will be performing sufi songs and will be performing with guitarist Dhiren Raichura to create a Sufi-Jazz collaboration. Marina Ahmad Alam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh ...
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Four young apprentices at Collage Arts played a crucial part in the development and filming of the Push project with Exposure. Push is an educational tool with a message from those young people who've had to learn the hard way, to peers who may be experiencing similar pressures that no ...
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Made At The Chocolate Factory – Exhibition

Celebrating talent and industriousness, Made at the Chocolate Factory is a shining example of the sheer variety that’s possible when the two combine. Although many Chocolate Factory artists are self-employed and create purely for the love of doing so; many have so much to offer beyond their usual pursuits of ...
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Toby & Taz

Talent Match 5D Live

We catch up with Toby and Taz at the youth hub in Collage Arts where they are up to their eyeballs in props and set dressing for the secret cinema production that the young people are preparing under their 5D production banner, launching in time for Open Studios at the ...
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5D Live – Discover your Talent

Collage Arts will be presenting a free event called 5D Live, where you are the film! The attendees will be involved in an exciting, multi-sensory cinematic experience which immerses them in a film which is kept secret until the day of the event. The event will be for young people ...
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Collage Arts 30 years

Collage Arts 30 years... A Journey is a short film commissioned by Collage Arts to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Made at the Chocolate Factory and by artists based at the Chocolate Factory. "This filmic installation celebrates the wide artistic and cultural diversity in Chocolate Factory’s Collage Arts through soundscapes and ...
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Validation of practice

Professional Practice-Based Qualification Workshops at Open Studios

  3 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE-BASED QUALIFICATION WORKSHOPS AT OPEN STUDIOS WITH DENISE STANLEY:   Collage Arts invites you to come and find out about the new PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS for ARTISTS & CREATIVE BUSINESS ADVISORS.   The qualifications will be of interest to Artists and Creative companies involved in delivering Creative and ...
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LondonJazz reviews Two Of A Mind

Two of a Mind will be visiting Karamel on the 1st October, hosted through Collage Arts weekly jazz nights every Thursday. We can't wait for them to visit and it's sure to be packed full of See below for the review: Allison Neale and Chris Biscoe - Two of a ...
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N22 Open Studios 2015

19 years in, it’s still a pleasure to announce the upcoming Chocolate Factory Open Studios. You never know exactly what you’ll get from the fantastic array of Chocolate Factory Artists, but you can be sure that there’s something to suit all tastes. Last year we were treated to a sound ...
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Taking Part taster

Taking Part Festival taster

  On Saturday September 5 2015, partners from throughout the European Cultural Learning Network and beyond gathered at Bernie Grant Arts Centre for a glorious coming together of everything Collage Arts has been working towards for the past 30 years. The event involved apprentices and staff both current and former, ...
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Quarter #7: Collage Arts 30th anniversary Edition

Issue 7: September to December 2015 - Collage Arts 30th Anniversary Edition with news, features and events from the Chocolate Factories in Wood Green N22. This issue features Taking Part and European Cultural Learning Network conference, N22 Open Studios, Entropi, Flux, Jazz, Kids, Karamel Club Live and much more...   ...
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Taking Part – European Arts Festival

  COLLAGE ARTS – Connecting Creative Communities across Europe - hosts the Taking Part festival on Saturday 5 September 2015 as the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham will be transformed as a celebration of the role the arts is playing in building a new Europe.   Manoj Ambasna, Director ...
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30 years of Collage Arts: A journey – exhibition

  For three decades, Collage Arts, or Haringey Arts Council as it initially started life, has been integral to the fabric of Haringey, and the arts community at large, helping to shine a light on the breath-taking diversity of the borough, and providing a space for all kinds of creative ...
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Connecting Creative Communities European Conference

COLLAGE ARTS - Connecting Creative Communities across Europe On Saturday 5 September 2015 the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham will be transformed as it hosts Taking Part – a celebrating of the role the arts is playing in building a new Europe. The event takes over the whole of ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 20th – 26th July

  Tuesday 21st July - 7pm - FREE Haringey Literature Live Summer Party Celebrate our workshop writings! Come along to the wonderful Karamel from 7pm on Tuesday 21st of July and celebrate with us another term of fantastic writing courses. Students of Life Writing, Short Fiction and Poetry will read ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 6th – 12th July

  Wednesday 8th July - 7pm - £8 Xantoné Blacq presents: Xantoné Blacq's Magic 8's What do Amy Winehouse, Randy Brecker, Earth Wind & Fire, Jessie J, Mark Ronson, Laura Mvula, Nigel Kennedy, Pee Wee Ellis, Jason Rebello, Candi Staton and Paul Jackson Trio have in common? They have all ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 22nd – 28th June

Wednesday 24th June - 7pm - £8 Indigo Live: Indigo Soul by Unnati Unnati & her 5-piece band perform songs from “Indigo Soul”, her forthcoming debut solo album at Karamel on Wednesday 24th June 2015. The band line-up will be Nick Gilmore (jazz piano & keyboard), Ed Riches (guitar), Robin ...
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Karamel’s Summer Season

June is hotting up and our Summer events calendar is jam-packed full of awe-inspiring live music from around the world. Check out the summer e-newsletter here                 ...
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Starting your own business

STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, FINDING OUT HOW A MENTOR CAN HELP, and LEARNING....... HOW TO SET YOUR PRIORITIES. Starting your own business can seem difficult; it looks like there is so much to do. Having a mentor will help by sorting out priorities, and by passing on ideas and experience ...
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My experience of Talent Match London – Lateisha Dobbs

LATEISHA AND HER POEM Before she began with Talent Match London, Lateisha Dobbs was struggling to find work, but not for lack of effort or enthusiasm. By her own admission a quiet and reserved person, the team at Collage Arts working on Talent Match London helped Lateisha to find a ...
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Artist: Amritam Das

Affordable Indian Art Fair

AFFORDABLE INDIAN ART FAIR and Collage Arts are proud to present original art from India which has been selected for being cutting edge and affordable. The eight artists represented are all well-established in their home country and have been selected from a vast array of hopefuls who are looking ...
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TONIGHT! zer0classikal: ‘The Social Network Project’ – Adesh

Society is becoming more social through the development of networks, yet in a Carnatic concert the performer separates himself from the audience. Adesh brings a more interactive approach to musical performance in a short burst – something that is not expected of a Carnatic musician. The Conspirators of Music Conspitators ...
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Personalised Coaching – a participant’s view

Some thoughts by Laney (21) from Tottenham about the individual coaching that she has received on Talent Match London.   How did the coaching sessions help you? Having someone to talk to who could listen to my thoughts and the problems I was going through helped deal with things that were going on ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 8th – 14th June

Wednesday 10th June - 7pm - £10 Xantone Blacq Presents: Ed Riche's Local Authority + Omar Ed Riches is a guitarist who is quickly building a stellar reputation. Within his music you will hear influences from John Martyn to Herbie Hancock, and from Ian Carr to Peter Green. He has ...
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Lottery Visit to Collage Arts

Big Lottery Fund visit to Collage Arts

It was lovely to welcome the senior management teams at London Youth and Big Lottery Fund to spend the morning and have lunch with Collage Arts’ staff and young people at the Talent Match Hub (Chocolate Factory 2) in Wood Green. ‘…a day of adventure’ and   ‘…living and breathing the ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 1st – 7th June

Wednesday 3rd June - 7pm - FREE Karousel Music Club In association with our friends at Pledge Music, we welcome one of Australia's hottest new acts, Jack Carty; British Americana's favourite son Alex Lipinski; and our old friends, the wonderful harmony laden feel good of Arcelia. /// JACK CARTY /// ...
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Sue Thompson Born – Little Explosions

Sue Thompson Born- Little Explosions 18th may  - 26th June Following on from Graeme Messer’s brilliant The Art of Love and How to Avoid it, Karamel will be proudly hosting Sue Thompson Born’s dramatic and provocative painting works. As Sue herself says: My paintings and sculpture work with the physical ...
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Haringey Literature Live: Life-Writing Together

Life-Writing Together - a 5 week workshop starting June 4 Dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and July 2nd from 10am-12.30pm Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi Most people have dramatic moments in their lives. The trick for life writers is to edit those moments into something compelling. Taking different forms, (memoir, ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 25th – 31st May

Wednesday 27th May - 7pm - £8 Indigo Live: John Sterckx Jon Sterckx is an innovative world music percussionist equally at home with traditional & contemporary music forms.  Jon plays a range of percussion instruments and has worked across a wide range of musical styles, from Indian classical music to ...
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Indigo Live: Jon Sterckx & ArHai [May 27th]

Wednesday 27th May  Jon Sterckx is an innovative world music percussionist equally at home with traditional & contemporary music forms. Jon plays a range of percussion instruments and has worked across a wide range of musical styles, from Indian classical music to contemporary experimental & 'fusion' styles, theatre & dance ...
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Basement Sessions: ‘Stringed’ by Giuliano Modarelli [20th May]

Wednesday 20th May - 8pm The Basement Sessions are back again in May with internationally acclaimed guitarist Giuliano Modarelli taking us through a journey of pure Hindustani classical music to the contemporary. Looking at the role of the guitar within Indian Classical music and how he has adapted his style ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 4th – 10th May

Wednesday 6th May - 7pm - FREE Karousel Music Club What could be more appropriate for a night with London’s premier collective of musicians, songwriters and industry pros than a night with that champion of new music, Tom Robinson? Coming courtesy of our friends at PledgeMusic, Tom is completing his ...
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Karousel Music Club: Tom Robinson, Alex Karalekas & Seamus Galligan [Weds 6th May]

Join us for Karousel Music Club on Wednesday 6th May! What could be more appropriate for a night with London's premier collective of musicians, songwriters and industry pros than a night with that champion of new music, Tom Robinson? Coming courtesy of our friends at PledgeMusic, Tom is completing his ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 27th April – 3rd May

Wednesday 29th April - 7pm - £8 Indigo Live: Kefaya - Radio International "Impressive musicianship" - London Evening Standard; "Ridiculously good" - Washington Post; "A unique voice" - Nitin Sawhney; BOOK TICKETS Fresh from their successful India tour, Kefaya are coming to the Karamel Club in London on Wed 29th ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 20th – 26th April

A post Record Store Day record fayre, jazz, African dance music and Jack and the Beanstalk - we dare you to find a more diverse week of events! Thursday 23rd April – 10am – 12.30pm The Art of The Short Story Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi. Short stories offer the reader ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 13th – 19th April

It's possibly the hottest week of the year so far and we've got some great musical events going on at Karamel to keep your spirits lifted!   Wednesday 15th April - 7pm - £8 zer0classikal: 'Spring of Percussion' - Sarathy Korwar The zerOclassikal project, a partnership between zeroculture and ...
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Quarter #6: Crouch End Open Studios

Crouch End Open Studios is approaching fast and this year Collage Arts is a major sponsor. This firm fixture in the Crouch End Cultural Calendar provides a great opportunity to meet local artists, see a huge variety of original art in interesting venues, and experience the weekend buzz of Crouch ...
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Quarter #6: Talent Match London

2014 was a momentous start for Collage Arts and the Talent Match London delivery partnership in North London that saw 24 young people supported all the way into valuable positive outcomes, whether they were further training opportunities, university places, or, for many, full time paid work. Now entering the second ...
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Quarter #6 Interview: Omar Lye Fook

Omar Lye Fook is a musical renaissance man; a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. His music has influenced and been noted by celebrated artists including Erykah Badu and Roy Hargrove and amongst his list of many awards is one from Her Majesty the Queen, an MBE. He plays at ...
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Quarter #6 Interview: Yousaf Ali Khan

Yousaf Ali Khan update Since we last spoke, Yousaf Ali Khan has been back to Afghanistan again to continue working towards the production of Fatima’s Journey, the story of one woman’s search for stability in a country in turmoil. We managed to catch up in a rare moment of quiet ...
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Quarter #6 Interview: Graeme Messer

Graeme Messer is a painter, a sculptor, an actor, director, writer, and puppeteer, but he’s also something of a magician. Oft overlooked everyday objects in Graeme’s hands become something other; a crucial part of a mixed media assemblage, redolent with childhood memories and candid wit. Broken televisions, doll parts, photos, ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 6th – 12th April

Poetry, Jazz, Reggae, Disco and Film - find all of these things and more at Karamel this week! Who said the long weekend is over? Tuesday 7th April - 8pm - FREE Short film screening and poetry performances.   Wednesday 8th April - 7pm - £8 Jazz at Karamel: The ...
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No Quarter: Broken Window to the World

What will we think of when we back at the last year and a bit of our lives? Really what will we think of? It would be all too easy to list atrocities here, so we’ll respectfully skip that, but, suffice to say, it was a great year for fans ...
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Quarter Issue 6

We’re already firmly in to 2015, and things seem to be going pretty well! The sun’s been shining, the birds have been tweeting, and we here at the Quarter have so much we’re dying to tell you. In the coming months, we’re launching two exciting new nights; one will be ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 30th March – 5th April

Join us one evening this week for some great music and vegan beers - as usual we've got an eclectic mix of events - and then take the long weekend to recover! Monday 30th March – 6.30pm – FREE Wild Bunch Club Wild Bunch is an award-winning night club run ...
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 23rd – 29th March

Jazz, dancing, poetry, world music - there's a wide range of events happening in the build up to Easter at Karamel! Join us before the break.   Monday 23rd March – 6.30pm – FREE Wild Bunch Club Wild Bunch is an award-winning night club run by people with learning difficulties ...
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The Art of Love and How to Avoid It – Graeme Messer

The Art of Love and how to avoid it – Graeme Messer’s solo show – brings together a multitude of disciplines ranging from painting, photography and the written word to assemblage, sculpture, puppetry and performance. Read a great piece from the Haringey Independent on Graeme's show!     “Why do so ...
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