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Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – Notes From Underground – pt 6

The Notes from Underground return with some of the most interesting acts from the Alternative Folk and the London Poetry scene.

 

Friday Night Intimate Sessions: Artists to be announced.

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!

World Cup Comedy Night

Karamel and Tony Marrese present:

A Special World Cup Comedy Night
Friday 29 June 2018 | 7.30pm | £5 + bf (adv), £7 (OTD)

For lovers of laughter everywhere!

10+ up and coming acts representing their home countries will be tickling our comedy glands with jokes and more.

Tony Marrese host and compere

Acts and countries they’re representing!
Yazan Fetto | Iraq
Jaimie de Souza | Switzerland/India
Vitaly Filipskiy | Russia
Andy Zapp | Poland
Anthony Jeannot | Australia
Shaban | Turkey
Harjeet Cheema | India/UK
Jenan Younis | Iraq/Palestine
Alex Martini | Italy
Trev Tokabi | Ivory Coast

Have a drinking happy hour before the show, 5-7pm!

Tickets available online here

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:

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.

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

Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – Notes From Underground – pt 5

The Notes from Underground return with some of the most interesting acts from the Alternative Folk and the London Poetry scene.

This month we have amazing acts:
Chris Brambley singer songwriter, astounding guitarist, writer and performer.
James McKean some of the best songs in the Alternative Folk Scene, great singer
Cameron Niven compelling songs and beautifully crafted music
and much more
Math Jones – Poet will provide the splendorous performance poetry.
Hosting and music by Robert Corcoran.

Click here for full line-up.

£5 Entry

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm

Bring 5 new buddies and get a free drink!

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

Society of Imaginary Friends – Summer 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.

Summer Soiree:

Oh it’s getting hot in the city and for some proper sizzling underground creative, poetry, art and music action you need look no further than our June Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree.

We have the fabulous young radical performance poet Millie George, the one and only Wondr Womn accompanied by the inimitable Mr Jones on Trombone and the virtuosic blues guitarist all the way from Dublin Mr David Skinner,  the magical, fiery poetess Ms Debra Watson, the intriguing, charismatic poet Mr Math Jones, very, very special guest DJ just returned from Mexico City and about to tour Europe (sneaky listen here), Canadian rapper, musician and comedian Mr Mark Norman Harris, and not forgetting the Society of Imaginary Friends and That’s just for starters more acts to be announced very soon… Watch this space.

Click here for more details.

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm – Buy-1-Get-1-Half-Price on drinks
Kitchen offering superb vegan food open 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Free Entry

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