WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 26th January – 1st February


Monday 26th January – 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. Unmissable! Free entry.
Tuesday 27th January – 7pm – FREE
Workers in Song Acoustic Night
Sadie Jemmett’s extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life. Behind the entrancing, eloquence of her lyrics and the subtle acoustic beauty of her music lies a restlessly seeking spirit and a rich but frequently dark experience. Her peripatetic journey has followed a jagged course from a wildly bohemian childhood through being a teenage runaway, a backing singer in a reggae band and a touring actress to her role today as one of the most magical new singer-songwriters to excite our ears in many years. Somewhere along the way, she also found time to work with adults with learning difficulties, spend a year busking in Berlin, write the music for an award-winning play in Paris and to become a mother.  Every one of these kaleidoscopic experiences has helped to shape her into a potent singer-songwriter who stands in the great lineage of the art from classic era Joni Mitchell and Neil Young to the likes of David Gray and Ryan Adams today, and yet who shines out as a profoundly unique voice.


Wednesday 28th January  – 7pm – BOOK TICKETS HERE

Jazz at Karamel: Frank Griffith Nonet

Frank Griffith is an American composer/arranger and has written for the Ron Carter Nonet, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Jon Hendricks Explosion, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra,  and clarinetist, Eddie Daniels.

He has also received composition commissions from the Ealing and Coventry Jazz Festivals, the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Big Band, the Oakham School Big Band, and the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Griffith has been involved in two London Jazz Festival projects. The first in November 2010 featured his Nonet with singers Alexander Stewart and China Moses. The show was entitled Songs of Strayhorn. He also performed and contributed to several arrangements to a November 2012 LJF show called Café Society.


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Thursday 29th January – 10am – £15

Haringey Literature Live: So you want to write features?

If you’ve always wondered if there’s a writer in you, or if you’re a developing poet, fiction writer or journalist who relishes the opportunity to work with superb tutors, enrol for one of our writing workshop courses at Chocolate Factory 2, N22, with poet Jehane Markham, and journalist/freelance writer Giovanna Iozzi.

Courses cost £75 in advance for a five-workshop course. The workshop sessions are weekly, on Thursdays from 10am to 12.30pm, and are held in the wonderful Factory 21, a converted warehouse room at Chocolate Factory 2, Coburg Road, N22. The programme is designed so that attendees can work through each of the courses in succession, or pick and choose courses as required.

Spaces will be at a premium so email Haringey Literature Live Programme Co-ordinator, Kate Pemberton at [email protected] to state which course/courses you’d like to attend and reserve your place.

SO YOU WANT TO WRITE FEATURES? – 15th, 22nd, 29th January, 5th, 12th February 2015, 10am-12.30pm – Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi

Have you got an idea for a great feature but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Perhaps you want tips for researching a subject or getting the best out of an interview. After a popular run in 2014, the journalism course is back for a 5 week run.

This course will cover all aspects of feature writing: sourcing compelling stories, following lines of research, getting the best interviews and writing punchy copy that entertains and informs. Your subject could be a local issue or something that’s gripped national or global news platforms. Tips on research, interview techniques, writing style, fact corroboration/legal issues will be given as well as showing you how to go on to pitch your feature.


Thursday 29th January – 7pm – BOOK TICKETS HERE

Poetry & Poppadoms: Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery had a BBC Radio 1 show in 1997 and an award winning BBC 2 television series. His writing is perhaps best described as often satirical, often political and almost always surreal. Munnery plays harmonica and his poems, songs & observations are full of quotable remarks, inviting comparison with Oscar Wilde, “if you’ve only ever read one book in you’re life… I strongly recommend that you keep your mouth shut”. – Stuart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle 2014.

You can look forward to an evening of entertaining humour and anecdotes.

“One of the most original and talented comic writers in the country” – The Observer

With very special guests supporting.  Hosted by ‘always charismatic’ Paul Lyalls.


Friday 30th January – 7pm – FREE

Funky Fridays: African & World Music



Saturday 31st January – 11am – FREE

Karamel Kids: Bambolina & Dodo by Circle of Two

This poetic circus performance, inspired by the myth of Pygmalion and the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann, blends circus, theatre and puppetry. It tells the impossible love story of a mechanical doll called Bambolina and its maker, Dodo.

To find out more about Circle of Two visit:

All performances for family audience. Children and Adults in twos are free

To reserve a space, call 020 8829 8989


Saturday 31st January – 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 1st February – 7pm – £7

Reggae: Live Injection present 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.