Tag Archives: q&a

Animal Defenders International – Film Screening: Dodo Heroes: FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM + Meet the ADI Founders

Special screening event: Dodo Heroes: FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM

Plus exclusive Q&A with the Dodo Heroes ADI founders Jan Creamer & Tim Phillips

All funds raised go towards ADI’s rescue work

Follow the joyous and uplifting story of the rescue of spider monkey Pepe: how he was reunited with his own kind and taken home to the forest. Plus, the parallel story of lioness Kiara rescued and reunited with her cubs after the family was torn apart by the circus and the family’s journey home to Africa.

Then meet the leaders of the rescue team.

Previously unseen footage shot by the team behind the award-winning Lion Ark takes you to the heart of the biggest circus rescue ever undertaken­ with over 100 animals rescued in Peru.

Made by Nomadica as part of Animal Planet’s Dodo Heroes series, this will be a very limited opportunity to see this on a big screen and in the company of the people who led the rescue. Jan and Tim will also be coming with updates and a slide show from ADI’s latest rescue mission happening right now in Guatemala.

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Book now!

Vegan drinks and snacks will be available to purchase throughout the evening.

Travel information:

Tube: Wood Green

Nearest Overground: Alexandra Palace

Bus: 29, 67, 121 , 123, 141, 144 , 184, 221, 230, 232 , 243, 329, W3, W4 (Routes in bold are operated by wheelchair accessible buses)

Car: Free on street parking after 6.30pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm on all drinks: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price

Bar open until 1am for drinks and snacks.
Local Craft Beers on tap.

Drum Day


with 5 hard working professional Drummers.

This day will consist of a short interview, a solo performance then the floor will open up for questions.

20-minute changeover.
Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for drinks and discussions till late.
£25 = £5 per drummer. Concessions see below.

This day is especially to encourage the younger players and is early enough to be a family day out, but is open to EVERYBODY!

We are hoping ALL our students will come along.

Any question you have will be answered… even what do drummers eat for breakfast!

This will be held at the wonderful Karamel VEGAN restaurant and Jazz Club with amazing support from the owners.
There will be delicious food on sale throughout the day.



After seventy years in the music business, starting at age 4,
from a background of jazz and big bands plus a smattering of
rock, pop and Latin – Crissy Lee is well respected and admired
by her peers and musical colleagues as one of the UK’s most
experienced professional musicians.
Crissy is currently running her Big Band and The Crissy Lee
Quartet who appear regularly at the Jazz Club that she runs
featuring guest Artistes that have included the talents of Nina
Ferro, Jacqui Hicks, Paul Higgs, Karen Sharpe, Kai Hoffman
plus many others.



At Wood Green School in 1975, Cheryl’s first music teacher was Mr David Shaw. She went on to
study music at the College of Arts & Technology in Newcastle upon Tyne where her drumming ability
flourished under the tutelage of professional drummer Mr Roger Hempsall.
Securing the drum chair for various groups whilst at college, supporting saxophonist Wayne Shorter
was a highlight. With a Graduate Diploma grade 1 distinction she returned to London and worked
and toured extensively with Loose Tubes, The Jazz Warriors, Mano Ventura, Courtney Pine, and Us3.
She has lived and worked in the U.S. including show band cruise work, and recently drummed in the
Clarke Peters Westend Show, ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ in Edinburgh. She continues to be active on
the London Scene.



Drummer Caroline Scott is from Scotland, where she started playing drums. After moving to London in 2008, she has played and recorded in a wide range of musical environments, from theatre shows and jazz big bands, to orchestral percussion sections. She has also lived in Boston where she played with college bands at Harvard, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory and MIT, and gigged on the local circuit. She plays drums with piano trio Cygnus Flare (who recently won the Yamaha Soho Jazz Sessions competition, played at Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Soho jazz clubs and toured in Armenia), Caroline Scott’s Khoalesce project, the MO Jazz Orchestra, the Swinging Magpies (vintage swing band), and plays timpani in various London orchestras including the Amati Orchestra and BBC Elstree Concert Band. She recently started a masters in jazz at Trinity Laban as an Archers scholar.



Ciara is a pop rock drummer with a guilty pleasure for odd time signatures. After graduating from the ACM, Ciara studied at the LA Music Academy.

On her return to the UK, she played and created the drum part for the 2006 version of Blondel by Tim Rice.Other past projects/tours include working with Peter Von Poehl, The Shebeats, The 12 Tenors, Robots in Disguise, Duncan Reid (the boys) and Helen and the Sirens amongst others.Ciara is always wanting to better her craft and so studied with the great Bob Armstrong for the past few years.

She is currently playing for pop/electronic band The Penelopes.



London based Michèle Drees is an established drummer, Latin percussionist, vocalist, guitarist, composer and Promoter and has been active on the Music scene for more than 30 years.

During this time Michèle has played with top Artists across a wide variety of genres including Marc Almond, Kirsty MacColl, Seal, Badmarsh and Shri, Ive Mendes, KD Lang, Susanne Vega, Candy Dulfer, Ian Shaw.
Performing on many of the great stages, Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and numerous Jazz Festivals throughout the world including Montreux and Chorendo sem Parar with her own Jazz Tap project.


Tickets available here:

There are a few concessionary tickets at £15, plus children tickets at £5 (when accompanied by an adult payer) – please contact mimi.drums@gmail.com for details (as they are not available on the ticket site).

London Vegan Film Nights

Hello lovely vegans and future vegans, LVFN’s is a new Vegan/AR/film/documentary evening, all the films and documentaries that will be screened will be about Animals Rights or Veganism, some documentaries/films will be about The ALF, The AR movement, veganism and some will be to gain knowledge on health and the environmental impact from eating meat etc, of which is important when talking to non vegans, also please note there might be some parts in some of the films/documentaries that might show graphic scenes.. unfortunately in most AR films and documentaries these are shown to highlight the animals plight…. but I wlll try keep these to a minimum with what is being shown.

And thank you to the lovely Karamel all vegan venue in Wood Green who has kindly allowed us to have a Saturday night slot, this will be an evening for vegans and AR activists to come together, your also welcomed to invite your non vegan friends to this event. There will also be food from all vegan menu, music, and plenty of time to chill after the film has finished, karamel will be open till 1am… Ok, heres what’s happening…

🍕You can order food from the all vegan menu before the film starts and you can arrive at Karamel anytime as it’s open all
day. Please arrive latest 7.15pm and when u arrive please use the side door next to the main doors

🎥 The film… will start at 7.30pm If you arrive late.. there will be food at the bar to buy (pizza slices, sausage rolls etc) to eat whilst the film is on, you can also order food from the kitchen which is open till 10pm… but please be discreet if you choose to do this whilst the film is on. .

🎶 At about 10.30pm when the film finishes there will be music….if there’s a particular song you would like to hear please write it in the comments on this post, and for those that just want to chill and chat…. as said karamel will be open till 1am Free street parking from 6.30pm onward This is a totally FREE screening/evening, but there will be a donation tin, and all contributions will go directly to vegan outreach events, to pay for vegan food tasting samples, vegan cards, banners, equipment etc Look forward to seeing as many of you there 💚 and thanks for all you do to help the animals x

Please only click going if you intend to go so we know the right numbers who will be attending 🙏

FB Page https://www.facebook.com/LondonVeganFilmNights/