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Fund Raising Evening in Support of FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

An Evening of Music by Vegan Musicians in Support of
FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

FUND RAISING EVENING
SAT | 28 JULY | 7.30pm | £10+b/f (adv) £12 OTD

We have organised a wonderful night of musically eclectic delights in support of this well-deserved animal sanctuary.

We treat you to a mix of rising stars all of whom are committed to social or environmental change through either their music, way of life, or a collaboration of both!

Juha | focusing on social consciousness, Juha is party music for the post-Brexiit blues whilst affirming the lives and accomplishments of “one hit wonders” from the 80’s, in a sonic stewpot of electronic soul, world music, and new wave.

Eden and the Aftermath | Wood Green based guitar/cello duo presenting a mixture of vocal harmonies and rap.  Expect finely crafted original songs with sweeping cello tones, resonant lyrics and bluesy guitar hooks.

Queen V | Singer/Songwriter sculpts beautiful and powerful melodies around candid lyrics | VegFestUK FxEctive Factor 2018 Winner.  Hot on the heels of her debut single, Only One Life, carries an important message: to reach as many people as possible to try to extinguish all unnecessary pain and suffering in this world.  Watch out for this live debut at Karamel!

Tally Spear | Singer/Songwriter featured on BBC Radio London, she fuses Greenwich-Village-style folk influences with a British, somewhat ‘pop’ sound… a fantastic opportunity to see this wonderful new and emerging singer who is getting prime airplay and before she hits the Vegan Camp-Out 2018 Festival!

Please join us for this unique night of quality entertainment to support a well-deserved cause.

Proceeds of ticket sales go to FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary
Any further cash donations on the night will go directly to FRIEND.

Website: https://friendanimalsanctuary.org/

FRIEND is a farm animal sanctuary with nearly 200 animals.  Their mission is to offer sanctuary to unwanted, neglected and abused animals, while educating about animals, veganism and ecological sustainability.  We are a no kill sanctuary, we rehome a small amount of companion animals but most of the animals that live here stay with us until the day they die.  FRIEND relies solely on donations from members of the public, and is a registered charity; number 1173318.

Tickets available here

Doors | 6pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm | Serving Great Vegan Snacks
Happy Hour | 5-7pm

Great Vegan WInes
Refreshing craft vegan beers on tap or cask from Haringey micro-breweries Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale Brewery and Muswell Hillbillies Brewers and Essex-based Dominion Brewery

London Vegan Drinks – First Saturday of the Month – July 2018

Enjoy meeting people? And vegan food/drink?

Come to Europe’s largest monthly vegan social on the first Saturday of every month!

London Vegan Drinks typically sees up to 100 vegans and the vegan-friendly assembling in this fantastic vegan-run venue – with a fully vegan food and drinks menu (including plenty of options for teetotallers!)

Since September 2014, London has had a new, all vegan bar / restaurant / venue – Karamel Restaurant.  Run by vegans, and with an all vegan menu and drinks list (including Pitfields on tap!), this is now the home of London Vegan Drinks.  And although it’s a little out of central London, it’s less than 30 minutes from Oxford Circus by public transport.

What’s more, they have a late license until 2am at weekends. So feel free to arrive any time before then.  And being a Saturday, you (hopefully!) won’t have to worry about work in the morning.

If you’ve been to London Vegan Drinks before, you’ll already know that this event, founded by blogger FatGayVegan in 2011, has become London’s biggest monthly vegan social event (having already outgrown three previous venues).

And if you haven’t been before, it’s about time you did! London Vegan Drinks typically sees up to 100 attendees from London Vegan Meetup – plus other vegans and the vegan-friendly from London and beyond.

If you’re on Meetup.com, you can also RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/

Society of Imaginary Friends: Avant-Garde Soiree

The Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree is a night of eclectic, bohemian live performances by professional musicians, poets and comedians who want to try out their new material to an attentive audience.

The night is hosted by The band the Society of Imaginary Friends who opened Glastonbury Festival 2017.

We have in store for you a magnificent exploration of 21st Century new and Experimental music our avant-garde Soiree.

The fabulous, supremely talented Jenny Bliss Bennett will be performing Master Composer Martin Gaughan’s pieces for voice and bass viol a must hear, queen of the underground urban music arena the virtuosic battle rapper superstar the one and only Dekay Ex with guest musician Gerard, brand new dark intriguing soul music from Stone Deep, the multi-talented Darren and Isobel Hirst will be performing as the fascinating, spellbinding duo Outre Dan Steele, plus us the Society of Imaginary Friends and that’s just for starters.

Delicious Vegan food and unbelievably FREE ENTRY.

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Jazz at Karamel: Malcolm Earle-Smith

Malcolm Earle-Smith (trombone/vox), Dan Berkson (piano), Sam Ingvorsen (bass), Dave Wickins (drums)

Trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle Smith has been well established on the London jazz scene for over 20 years.

After graduating from the Guildhall in 1989 he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and since then has gone on to work with Kenny Baker, Jack Parnell, Digby Fairweather, Martha Reeves and Ronnie Spector.

A  multi-faceted jazz musician,  Malcolm is not only widely  respected in the fields of classic jazz and swing,  but is also a very accomplished  improviser in  bop and  more contemporary idioms.  His   broad musical approach has enabled him  to perform with  a variety of artists including Kenny Baker,  Liam Noble and Bryan Ferry,  as well as developing a distinctive voice of his own.   He has a broad and  inclusive approach to jazz education,  and is currently Lecturer in Jazz  at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  London.

More recently he is a member of the Basin Street Brawlers, and leads Three Way Stretch, a contemporary trio with pianist Liam Noble and drummer Dave Wickins.

Visit Malcolm’s page here

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Here’s a recent gig of Malcolm with his trio at Karamel:

Jazz at Karamel: Art Themen

Art Themen (tenor and soprano saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Stu Butterfield (drums)

Saxophonist and retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Art Themen, was a member of the Cambridge University band that also included Dick Heckstall-Smith, before becoming involved with the early London blues scene, along with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Mick Jagger.

He fronted Stan Tracey’s Quartet for 20 years from 1976. More recent projects include the “Three Tenors of Jazz” with Don Weller and Mornington Lockett.

Art has performed with numerous US and British luminaries and is known for his originality and individual style on both tenor and soprano saxophones.

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Jazz at Karamel: Helena Kay Quartet

Helena Kay (tenor), Will Arnold-Forster (guitar), Simon Read (bass), Matt Home (drums)

Helena grew up in Perth, Scotland, and moved to London in 2012, graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016.

In 2015 she won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Award. In 2017 she won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.

Her Quartet at Karamel includes Will Arnold-Forster on guitar (Yamaha Jazz Scholar 2017) together with Simon Read at the bass and Matt Home on drums.

They will be performing a selection of standards and tunes from the jazz canon. Click here for some jargon-busting writings.

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Jazz at Karamel: Frank Griffith Quartet

Frank Griffith (tenor), Alex Bryson (piano), Julian Bury (bass), Les Crinkel (drums)

Tenor saxophonist and clarinettist, Frank Griffith was born in Oregon, USA, and lived in New York from 1980 to 1995, working with Ron Carter, Jack McDuff and the Orchestras of Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis and Mel Torme among others.

He moved to London in 1996, forming his own nine piece band soon afterwards. The Nonet has recorded successfully several times, and has been a regular feature at Jazz Festivals throughout the UK.

He is a renowned composer and arranger, supplying charts and compositions to the Ron Carter Nonet, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

See more at www.frankgriffith.co.uk

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Karamel Kids: Free Family Fun Day

Join us for an entirely free day of family fun – with storytelling, puppets, making some art, poetry and a chance to dance along with Gunpowder Gertie!

11.30am – Poetry with Paul Lyalls
Join in for some rhymes and spoken words with Paul Lyalls – full of fun and laughter for all ages!

12.15pm – Storytelling with Mike Dodsworth
Join in for tales around the world with Mike Dodsworth – lots of participation guaranteed and stories to make your day even brighter!

1pm – Gunpowder Gertie
Join in for fun, imagination and movement inspired by pirate storytelling, dancing and yoga with Gunpowder Gertie!

2pm – Art with Yana Stajno
Join in for some creative art workshops with fine artist Yana Stajno – packed full of colour with lots of chances to draw whatever your imagination tells you to!

3pm – Imagination Station Puppets
Join in for yarns and tales from the Imagination Station Puppets – more participation and enjoyment and a great way to end the Family Fun Day!

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Karamel is a Time Out London 2018 Award Winning restaurant in Wood Green.  It is a unique vegan space in the heart of Wood Green’s Cultural Quarter and is the centre point of the Chocolate Factory studios. Enjoy good quality fresh, affordable and hearty breakfasts, and world food buffets.  We aim to satisfy the most critical beer drinker with our quality craft vegan beers from local or micro-breweries on tap.

It is open Mon-Sun and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

 

Kid and Family Friendly Vegan Space