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Notes From Underground Part 3

The Third edition of Notes from Underground features more of our favourite unsigned and unbothered artists who continue to spark up the Alternative Folk and Underground Poetry scene in London.  This month we have:
  • Robert Chaney (Americana singer-songwriter hero of the London scene)
  • Robert Corcoran (Alternative Folk Irish powerhouse of song)
  • Mad Pirvan (Alternative poetry queen of the Bohemian night)
  • Gabriel Moreno (Poet, singer-wongwriter, host and curator of the night)

and more to be announced…

Expect the most genuine and talented underground artists around.
POETRY AND MUSIC from the core of the psyche.

£5 pound entry

Reserve your table on 020 8829 8989 for the best seats in the venue!

Fantastic vegan food available.
04 April 2018

Lords & Ladies of Misrule Soiree

He rolls into town drunk as a skunk trembling Chihuahua on his shoulder and rattle snakes for scarves.

He winks at the sun and collapses in paroxysms of laughter as the gullible gather round to buy his dubious wares he is the ‘Medicine Man’ curled up under the stars and the Appellation moon.

He is our April Fool, the Duke of Disorder, the paradise quack of chaos and we will be dancing the hallucinogenic hoedown with him at our Medicinal April Fool Soiree.

Our very own Lord of Misrule Mr Alfie Thomas will be guiding the proceedings, a fabulous line-up which includes:

  • Lady Lovely Lute aka Stephanie Feeney who will whisper Medieval somethings in your ear, she will lull you into a false sense of sweetness and drop some Belladonna in your tea,
  • the Rainbow warrior himself Kosmic Troubadour,
  • Poet Millie George radical princess of Soho,
  • Cian Binchy fresh from his sell-out show Madhouse re: Exit in Shoredich Town Hall,
  • poet extraordinaire Debra Watson will be performing her beautiful verse with a bite,
  • urban Punk goddess Julie D Riley with drummer Jeff Townsin,
  • very special guest dancer TBC,
  • special guest DJ and Society of Imaginary Friends playing their most mischievous songs.
  • Not forgetting Gorgeous Vegan food by Culinary Magicians Kathy and Roger.

***FREE ENTRY***

You would be a fool to miss it!!!

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Collage Nights

Collage Nights will return on Wednesday the 12th of April with another fantastic evening, exploring diverse art, music and sound.

Starting at 8pm sharp you can join us at the event or tune in live to watch the spectacle unfold.

We’ll be coming back full circle for this wonderful third installment of Collage Nights.

With performances from:

Ed Geater plays gorgeous looped guitar, vocals, and beatbox to produce acoustic songs which slide from classical to pop to EDM –
https://youtu.be/sIu8bf4960w
Boe Huntress – an established singer-songwriter, Boe Huntress is now joined by a band of kickass women who have turned their attention to artful electrofolk – a mixture of electronics and live instruments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGYPDQhMWvE
Visuals by The Big Everything
Why full circle?
The story will unfold on the night with a very special guest!
Presented in association with Collage Arts PRS Foundation Jatanil Banerjee Music and Kabaret at Karamel Karamel Club

Latest events list

Every month is jam-packed with an extensive range of events – from live music, jazz and world to folk, emerging artists, DJs, poetry, kids, exhibitions and much much more.

Read more in the latest events e-quarter HERE

Visit the monthly calendar for details of each event.

Listings and tickets are available in advance via www.musicglue.com/karamel or call the venue on 020 8829 8989 or the Collage Arts box office on 020 8829 8962.

The latest Quarter issue 8 has been published, preview the edition HERE or pick up a copy on your next visit to Karamel.

Taking Part Leaflet

Taking Part – European Arts Festival – free entry

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 of Collage Arts in Haringey, explains: “For many years now Collage Arts has been working with like-minded organisations across Europe. These partners are achieving social and economic change in their communities – whilst delivering performing and visual arts of the highest standard. So we are celebrating all that these organisations have achieved. I believe now is the time to bring together our creative energies to show how participation in arts and cultural activities can help shape the Europe we want to live in and where no one gets left behind.”

Taking Part, will take place from 12(noon) until 5.30pm and the square will be transformed into a music venue with live music. The theatre will offer a rolling program of international performing artists. Highlights of the afternoon will include: Jazz from Italy, Folk from Poland, Performing Arts, Circus and Acrobatics from Croatia, Exhibitions from Cyprus, Street Artists from Spain, Films from Slovenia and Estonia, Speakers from Greece and Netherlands, and Storytelling from Denmark.

We’ll also have a ‘Young Gifted & Back’ stage featuring many of the successful young artists from Tottenham and Haringey with many special guests, Johnny Kalsi and the Dhol Foundation, Amina Khayyam Dance Company, Street Performers of all sorts, stalls and much, much more…….

Free entry. All welcome.

If you would like book free entry into the ECLN European conference which is taking place the same day from 9.15am-12noon, please visit: http://ecln.eventbrite.com/

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zerOclassikal: Jesse Bannister – Raga Ahir Bhairav

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

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.

www.zeroclassikal.org.uk

 

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Jazz at Karamel: Simon Spillett & Quartet

Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet, featuring John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

He has won several awards for his music, including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards (2011), Rising Star in the BBC Jazz Awards (2007) and Jazz Journal magazine’s Critic’s Choice CD of the Year (2009).

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-at-karamel-simon-spillett-quartet-tickets-15139811584

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zerOclassikal: Hari Sivanesan – Veena

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

It is not often that a musician will just stare at their instrument and ask – what is it? What is it doing to me?

As a young British Asian, this is exactly what Hari Sivanesan has been doing with this ancient instrument of all, known for its beautiful sounds, and one that he has accomplished since a very young age. Here, he unfolds his and his instrument’s existentialism.

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.

www.zeroclassikal.org.uk

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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 kate@collage-arts.org 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.

 

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Jazz at Karamel: Stan Sulzmann & Kate Williams Quartet

Stan Sulzmann has been playing jazz for over twenty years. He is a leader in the contemporary European scene and excels in creating imaginative jazz music. His recent work has included pieces for the London Trombone Quartet and the Guildhall School of Music Jazz Orchestra.

Kate Williams is a pianist, composer and arranger. She is also a winner of the John Dankworth Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition. She has also performed at the Bristol International Jazz Festival and the Guildhall Jazz Festival.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-at-karamel-stan-sulzmann-kate-williams-quartet-tickets-15139727332