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 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 25th March – 7pm – £8

Jazz at Karamel: Vasilis Xenopoulos Quartet

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Vasilis Xenopoulos is an established jazz saxophonists and session musician. He has worked with highly acclaimed musicians in British jazz and worked with Steve Waterman, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes and Martin Shaw. He has also collaborated with international pianists Jason Lindner and Hiromi. Vasilis has appeared in numerous jazz venues and jazz festivals in the UK such as The London Jazz Festival, and Ronnie’s Scotts. He is lead tenor in the Steve Taylor Big Band, and in the Sound of 17 Big Band. “One of the most fiery young saxophonists around blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” – The Times


Thursday 26th March – 10am

Haringey Literature Live 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.



Thursday 26th March – 7pm – £5

Poetry and Poppadoms: Logan Murray

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Logan Murray a superb humorous poet & comedian, with numerous TV credits including Channel 4, The USA’s Comedy Central, BBC 1 & good ole’ BBC 2. He wrote and presented ‘Karaoke Fishtank’ on Channel Four, a late night pop show where he was allowed to be very bitter and twisted. He’s gate crashed the Lord Mayor’s parade as Norman Lamont for ‘The Mark Thomas Comedy Project’ (Channel Four)and sang ‘Je ne Regret Rein’ from the back of a truck to five million bewildered viewers. But his proudest moment in a glittering showbiz career was supplying all the voices for ‘The Beano’s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher TV Show’.

‘A Major Comic Talent’- The London Evening Standard

Friday 27th March – 7pm – FREE

Funky Fridays: African & World Music

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Karamel Kids: Kathryn Holt

Storyteller Kathryn Holt brings traditional tales alive in her highly interactive story sessions. Hear folktales from around the world and have fun making something from the story so you can tell it at home.

All performances are for a family audience.

Performances are free.

Book your place: 020 8829 8989
Email: bookings@karamelrestaurant.com

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Saturday 28th March – 7.30pm – FREE

Society of Imaginary Friends: Spring and Birthday Soiree

Dear Soiree Investigator,

SUMMER IS A CUMIN IN LOUDLY SING CUCKOO !!! Our March Soiree Saturday 28th March celebrates the arrival of Spring and Louise’s Birthday (there will be cake) and who better to celebrate the spring  stirrings than William Summers (Circulus, Princes in the Tower) that medieval poacher will tickle the trouts of love out of the streams of consciousness he will be accompanying a very special guest Rio Carnival Samba dancer the beautiful Bettina Fernandez this is a Soiree extraordinary moment and well worth seeing, also on the bill is legend of the 12 Bar Club Hungry Dog Brand aka Martin Dowsing who will rock us with his bitter strangled blues, he will also be reading from his gripping page turner of a book “The Assassination of Adolf Hitler” and will be signing books too..We are so happy to have the gorgeous Mico (Mieko Shimizu) return to the Soiree with her beautiful moving songs sung from the heart… Earl McKenzie will grace us with his soulful, gorgeous songs. Our special guest comic will make us laugh…Cian Binchey will excite us with his truth…DJ Magic Touch will increasingly coax us into dancing…Writer Mary Gaughan will present extracts from her memoir..the Love doctor that is Kosmic Troubadour will be entertaining us and of course The Society of Imaginary Friends. Frank Frenzy and Kathy will be offering their delicious African Vegan Thali.. IT MUST BE TRIED TO BE BELIEVED!!!
Activist Janet Thomas fresh back from working with refugees in Calais’ “Jungle” will sing us a song and update us about what is happening over there. She has asked us if you could donate any unwanted camping gear that she can give out in Calais when she returns. and Gong’s “Camembert Electrique” will be played throughout the night as a special farewell to the lovely Daevid Allen …..I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE CRAZY !!!
And it’s surprisingly FREE ENTRY!!


Sunday 29th March – 7pm – FREE

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.