Joginder's Supperclub is a North Indian Punjabi supper party founded in 2009 by mother and daughter team, Rani & Saira. Based in their home in Tufnell Park, North London, 12 guests enjoy a nine course punjabi feast around the big library table while Rani & Saira cook up each course in the kitchen. Joginder was Rani's mother to whom the supperclub is inspired by and memory of. They have held their supperclub once a month for the last 8 years with many returning guests over the years. Catering for both meat eaters and vegetarian the evening is meant to be enjoyed in the spirit of good hospitality, good food and enjoyable company.
It is a bright cold day in April, and the clocks are striking thirteen. Someone on a flickering TV screen challenges Scott Pruitt, the new chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about climate change. The interviewer is confident, as thought he believes, when we all know now that the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
Dust off your knee socks and rubbery bats: it’s time for a ping pong resurgence. From 7 - 9pm this Friday 14th you are invited to Clissold Leisure Centre to the Table Tennis Club. Meeting every Friday, all players are welcome of varying abilities and depending on numbers, they play relaxed games of Round Robin, doubles, around the world and more.
Fancy a silver ring workshop? Because let’s face it, if no-one’s giving you one you need to make your own. Alternatively you could make it for someone special and take a step towards restoring your karmic balance. But remember to measure their fingers as subtly and awkwardly as possible (or borrow one of their rings for reference).
Hands up, who watched The Great Pottery Throwdown? Didn’t you love it when Ryan kept smashing his final show piece and barely even reacted? Did you also think it was mildly inappropriate when Sara Cox kept asking Richard if he wanted to touch the model’s bare torso? Also, also, how lovely was it when Keith the judge got teary about Richard’s lamp?
Hold the actual phone. Donald Trump’s planned state visit to the UK could be set to occur earlier this year, “as early as May”, London police chief Sir Brian Hogarth says. What joy… But that’s not all. Despite mass protest and UK wide opposition to this visit, the President’s potential visit to the UK, which will include an audience with the Queen, is still to go ahead. In Finsbury Park. Nearly two million people signed a petition calling on Theresa May to cancel the visit, but new information points to a North London based welcome as Trump has stated his fear of Central London based meetings and any travel near Westminster.
Chocolate smoothie yoga rave sort of sounds like a game I made up in year 5 that involved jumping from one end of the classroom to the other without touching the floor whilst eating a chocolate frube. Funnily enough, this event has the exact same premise.
Are you a local photographer, illustrator, painter, filmmaker? How about a ceramicist looking for a venue to showcase your works and wares? As part of the upcoming Shop Stroud Green: Summer of Love Local this June, we’re looking for local artists, makers and workshop takers to hijack shops and spaces along the Stroud Green Road.
DIY Art Market are hosting the Independent Ceramics Market in Stoke Newington. Abney Hall will be showcasing over 60 innovative ceramicists, and DIY potters, ideal for discovering a new wave of early career, and some more established ceramic artist.
Amongst a parade of local pubs, eateries and craft shops sits a long established secondhand bookshop on Stoke Newington High Street. As well as the classics section and fiction aisle, you’ll find childrens books for the yummy mummies and daddy cools, art and photography books for the hipsters upgrading their coffee tables and even a travel guide section for the holiday pic pervs. Yes, every Stokey cliche is catered for in Stoke Newington Bookshop and all found at very reasonable prices, from warm and knowledgable staff.
A politician a journalist and a filmmaker walked into a University. London Met to be precise, to discuss exactly this: what is a Londoner? Next Tuesday 7th March you can join them all and hear from the likes of Hackney and Islington Labour politician Jennette Arnold, a keen campaigner for women’s rights, firs training as a nurse. Guardian and Spectator writer, Maurice McLeod will also be speaking, a trustee for campaign group Race on the Agenda he writes about social issues, racism and cultural diversity.
Aspiring music maker? In need of some inspiration? Keep being told you need to do more networking? Pop along to this free event next month, targeted at music makers and music lovers for a night of on Fonthill Road. A menagerie of graphic designers, illustrators, writers and musicians have come together for Hi-Fi Sci-Fi
Lucky for us glass half fullers, The Culture Capital Exchange have invited us to a seminar focusing on Brexit and EU funding opportunities from 2017 - 2020. On 29th March, and in collaboration with culture.info and Euclid, the talks will help shed light on what Brexit actually entails.
This month, you could learn how to use crowdfunding to transform the places where you live, work and spend your time, and get a cash boost of up to £1000 from Veolia, as well as equipment, materials and even people to help get your project off the ground.
That’s right guys and dolls. It’s Super Bowl time! Oh, yeah there’ll be some American football or something too. The Lexington, Islington are really pushing the boat out this year and putting on a proper spread for us jaded post 2016-ers. You might need to get your sleeps in now, mind. The festivities start at 10:30pm and continue till 3am since we’re on American time now baby.
Got an unwanted pair of tongs for Christmas? Been too lazy to get them on eBay? If only you could just give it to someone who really wants it and get a box of records instead. Well, my ungrateful lazy muso, you may be in luck. Tomorrow from 12 - 3pm, it’s all about a bit of give and take in Camden.
Yugenism: Animated Soundscapes of the Japanese Sublime, an alternative take on traditional Japanese music. London based producer, Verity Lane of Tottenham Soundscapes has created new experimental pieces, due to be shown at two upcoming gigs next month. North London venues, Cafe Oto and T Chances are to host the soundscapes written for both Japanese and Western instruments
The year of the Rooster brings not only punctuality and independence but also, new life skills. This January, just in time for Chinese New Year, you could learn how to make your own dumplings in Islington. Chinese Laundry Room on Upper Street are hosting masterclasses between the 24th and 26th from 7pm.
While they look for a permanent venue, Wave are popping-up in and around Muswell Hill with local artists and food from guest chefs and some of London’s finest street food vendors. On February 6th you’ll find them at Jacksons Lane for an evening of live music, delicious food and creative activities.