Pop Up: Live Music, Food And Creativity With Wave Cafe

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Live music, great food and creative fun at Wave Café pop-up.

Wave Café is a creative space coming soon to Muswell Hill, offering exciting arts experiences for everyone. They are a social enterprise set up to bring people with and without learning disabilities together and to help build a truly inclusive community. The arts and local cafés play enormously important roles in Muswell Hill and Wave believe in the power of a space combining both to foster inclusion in our community.

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Wave Café is a project initiated by Wave, a local community group created in 2009. Wave already runs a weekly playgroup for parents of babies with additional needs, a social group for young adults and inclusive church services. They aim to change attitudes and behaviours across Muswell Hill so that people with a learning disability can go anywhere feeling secure, valued and accepted.

It will be a vibrant, welcoming and fun space for people with and without learning disabilities to meet, socialise and work together as equals. “A place where those with learning disabilities see themselves as valid and active members – not service users or beneficiaries – enabled to contribute to the running and enjoyment of Wave Café.” Picture a vibrant venue combining an exciting arts programme with great food. A social enterprise that brings people together from across the community, creating opportunities for those with and without learning disabilities to meet, socialise and work together.

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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. As they state, the beginning of every New Year comes with the opportunity and the excuse to make a new start. 2017 marks a new beginning for Wave Café, as they’re finally realising a long-time vision and launching their first series of pop-ups. Join them to celebrate New Beginnings with a great arts evening at Jacksons Lane.

Starting with a welcome drink, the evening will be hosted by two of Wave’s long-time members. There will be poetry from a local artist and songs from the very talented Darcey Salt while you participate in Wave’s specially selected creative activities.

But guess what? It’s cheap as chips. Tickets are a mere £3 including a soft drink. Delicious food and drinks available to buy. Places are limited so don’t miss out – book your ticket now.

Mon 6th February, 7 – 9:30pm

Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, N6 5SS

Find out more about the venue and read our interview with Jacksons Lane creative director.

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