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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 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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Michele Del Campo interview

interview by George Jackson Michele Del Campo was born in 1976 in San Nicandro Garganico, a small town in rural South Italy. When he was 18 he moved to Milan where he began his Fine Art studies, before moving to study further in Falmouth, Dundee and Madrid. He moved to London ...
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Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Iontcheva International Trio Plays Wed 22nd June

Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Iontcheva International Trio Wednesday 22 June @ 8pm @ Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, N22 6UJ BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE DOORS OPEN 7PM, MUSIC STARTS 8PM Award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, internationally renowned harpist, Alina Bzhezhinska and a virtuoso percussionist Lilia Iontcheva star in this highly anticipated new show. Together ...
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Michele del Campo Exhibition at Karamel

An exhibition of Michele Del Campo's work has opened at Karamel in Wood Green and runs until 8th July 2016. ''Del Campo's vibrant, uplifting, energetic, expressive paintings are pure observations of people and the world they live in whether walking in the street or relaxing on a warm Mediterranean beach ...
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Lean Landings

Collage Arts are a partner of the new Interreg North Sea Region initiative called 'Lean Landings' and in May, we had an excellent opportunity to attend a meeting with other partners in Amsterdam. While there we saw so many spaces full of creative energy, with several buildings full of exciting ...
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Janan Sathiendran – live in the studio

Janan Sathiendran will perform at Karamel in Wood Green for the Zeroclassikal project on Wed 29 June. Listen to his live studio interview with Ashanti OMkar from BBC Asian Network last Sunday HERE (the interview starts from 01:17:10) and get your early bird tickets NOW ...
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Haringey Children’s Book Awards

This is a fantastic book prize organised by brilliant school librarians and voted for by young readers in schools all over Haringey, North London. The day itself was amazing. It was hosted by Heartlands High School, whose fantastic librarian Helen Swinyard organised the awards. Read more from SF Said, this ...
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Wood Green radio feature

Frank Hutson , co-Director running Karamel, our venue and restaurant at Chocolate Factory 2, was on the radio last Tuesday talking to Robert Elms about Wood Green's rise as a cultural destination and the work of Collage Arts who've created such a vibrant creative community in N22. Catch the interview just over halfway in at 01:39.15 Robert ...
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Family Fun Day

Come and join us at Karamel from 12pm on 21st of May to enjoy a day of fun activities with the some of the acts below... 12pm - Imagination Station Puppets' Pirate Party! Travel back in time with the Imagination Station Puppets back to the time of the Pirates, set ...
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Xantoné Blacq Presents: An Evening With Jason Rebello and Robert Mitchell

This musical performance is a remarkable event in the making. Jason Rebello and Robert Mitchell are pianists / keyboardists, musicians, composers and individual musical forces that constantly break new ground and prove the impossible to be possible. Jazz, Funk, Soul, Latin, Western Classical and Pop; in any of these genres, ...
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Success at 2nd Annual Haringey Children’s Book Awards

This year, Collage have sponsored several writing workshops for over 140 schoolchildren as part of the Haringey Children's Book Festival. We had the opportunity to visit the award ceremony this month. If the morning workshops were anything to go by, the 2nd annual Haringey Children’s Book awards ceremony promised to ...
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Winners announced from Community Artists competition

The Community Artists Competition invited local artists to submit work that focused on social, environmental and community themes imagining a better, greener, fairer future in Haringey and Enfield.  Conceived by the Enfield and Haringey Green Parties, with an exhibition of submissions hosted by Collage Arts at Karamel - vegan restaurant, gallery and venue in Wood Green, the winners ...
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Zero Classikal: Basement Sessions

The zerOclassikal project, a partnership between zeroculture and Collage Arts continues to offer a radical approach to south Asian classical music, aiming to provide British born and trained musicians the voice and platform to explore what their identity brings to the ‘ancient’ musical genre . The Project facilitates progressions, experiments ...
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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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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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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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