WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 16th – 22nd March

There’s a bit of everything going on at Karamel this week – art, live music, beer and dancing. In fact, there’s an opportunity to dance nearly every night this week so start limbering up!

Love 10

Monday 16th March – 1st May – FREE

The Art of Love

“Why do so many of us avoid love? What makes us dodge, dive and create intricate rituals to avoid the thing we most desire?

Drawing inspiration from my colourful and diverse past, I hope to address these questions with candid honesty and a wicked sense of humour.”

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.


Monday 16th March – 6.30pm – FREE

Wild Bunch Club

Wild Bunch is an award-winning night club run by people with learning difficulties for everyone. The club’s committee recently won the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Islington Life 2014. Wild Bunch DJs have previously performed with Radio 1 DJs Jo Whiley and Tim Westwood, and will be bringing their irresistible mix of pop, dance, reggae, and club classics to Haringey.


Wednesday 18th March – 7pm – £8

zerOclassikal: Jesse Bannister – Raga Ahir Bhairav


South Asian Classical musicians are normally expected to perform ragas according to the mood they find themselves in. However, zerOclassikal had had a different approach – to commission artists to ready specific rags for performance.

The highly and uniquely talented saxophonist, Jesse Bannister takes on a contemporary view of Ahir Bhairav, which is a mixture of Bhairav and the ancient but now rare raga Ahir.

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 and developments of the genre, featuring commissions of new ragas, new interpretations, compositions & improvisations.

The Karamel Lounge is proud once again to host the project with a once a month programme featuring artists willing to push the boundaries of south Asian classical music.



Thursday 19th March – 10am

Poetry: My Life in Pictures

Five poetry-making workshops in which we will examine who we think we are. Keeping Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man as our rough template and narrowing it down to five, we will examine our lives from babyhood to the present and even venture into the future. As well as reading a relevant poem or two, we will use photos and other aids to provoke and stimulate our memory and imagination, finishing the course with poem sequences unique to our own personal histories.




Friday 20th March – 7pm – FREE

Funky Fridays: LFSS presents Dance Music DJs

Luminous Frenzy Sound System is a DJ collective founded by Louise Wallis & Frank Hutson – aka DJ Luminous & Mr Frenzy – who’ve been DJ’ing for over 20 years in the UK and Europe.  Together with DJs Supa B, DJ GM, Baroness Bamberforth, and 15 other guests on rotation, they’ll be spinning an off-the-wall, eclectic mix of house, disco, funk, soul, and reggae.


Saturday 21st March – 7pm – FREE

Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree

Society of Imaginary Friends import their Arty Farty Party from curious Clerkenwell to wondrous Wood Green. These infamous nights have become renowned for up-close, intimate guest appearances from acts who could fill the Barbican… These have included William D Drake of the Cardiacs, Edward Tenpole Tudor, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Katy Carr, Antony Elvin and the Tudor Unit, Stars in Battledress, Mico, Keiko Kitamura, soloists from the Royal Opera House, Brodsky String Quartet, award winning film makers, poets, and the darkest comedy.  The night weaves a spell… a magical experience.




Sunday 22nd March – 7pm – £7
Reggae: Live Injection presents The Music Hub
We love the sound of a fat, deep, dub bass at Kabaret at Karamel so in partnership with promoters Live Injection we present a reggae evening every Sunday night. New resident DJ is legendary tune master Goldfinger Ranking from Wisdom Hardcore and there are guest DJs each week.

That would be enough in itself, but as a special treat for you Live Injection are programming live acts guaranteed to get you up and moving and world food is available from the kitchen between 6 and 9.30pm.

Check the flyer for ticket price and arrive before 8pm for super cheap entry. Jah bless.