The North Four Summer Party

Written by: Claire Holly Davies

Ouch. Can someone please pass me a black coffee, two Nurofen and a dark corner to hide in? The entire North Four team currently look like the survivors of a particularly toxic apocalypse. We’re already two bacon sandwiches, three bottles of water and six cups of tea down but we’re no closer to feeling human. It was completely and utterly worth it though, because last night we saw all of your lovely faces at our first ever event – the North Four summer party. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you awesome people who took the time to come by and check out the event. Your support means an awful lot to us, so gold stars all round. Props to Jude Kendall and her punks who got stuck in with the zine making session – crochet class next time guys? Great, see you there.

It was brilliant to see lots of local businesses, many of whom have graced the ‘pages’ of North Four, come down to the event to say hi. We also very much enjoyed meeting so many interesting new people. Aaron Grant Booker’s spoken word about creativity and the realities of being a North Londoner resonated with the audience (except the one South Londoner present… get out ma pub), who packed into Atom Gallery to hear his set. The drinks went down a treat (funny that) especially the Bavik and Kwaremont beers graciously sent to us from Boutique Bar Brands, our Drinks Sponsors. Toilet reading was provided in the form of our specially created event programme, which featured everyone who contributed to the event.

Jude Kendall’s North London punk series and Michael Barry’s Finsbury Park series of black and white portraiture photography looked bloody amazing, floating along the walls of the gallery. Danny Barry, who stepped in on DJ duties, played a laid back mix of old school hip hop and house throughout the night, surviving on only a pack of dry roasted peanuts and a shit load of Coca-Cola.

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We’d also like to give a special shout out to Mark Perronet of Atom Gallery for all of his help and support. Atom Gallery will be moving to Newington Green in September, keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates. Also, to Davies & Davies Estate Agents who are our Property Consultancy Partners and generously funded our event programme, their continued support of the magazine has allowed us to keep doing what we love – providing a platform for all the creative, brilliant things us Inner North Londoners are doing.

We are currently raising money to publish our very first print edition of the magazine, which will be a beautifully designed, high-quality journal distributed for free across Inner North London. If you would like to help make this a reality, whilst getting some fantastic and highly targeted promotion for your business or project, we’re offering a range advertising opportunities at discounted rates for local businesses. North Four is run by the same people behind The Barefaced Movement, a design studio and communications collective (that’s us, hello!), so you’ll be in excellent hands. More info can be found here.

Here’s to the next North Four event… may it be as merry, fun and as full of brilliant people as our summer party was!

Photo gallery to the left by Michael Barry. Full gallery on our Facebook page which you should, like, totally follow.

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North Four Magazine, Summer Party, North London, Finsbury Park, N4, where to go Finsbury Park
North Four Magazine, Summer Party, North London, Finsbury Park, N4, where to go Finsbury Park
North Four Magazine, Summer Party, North London, Finsbury Park, N4, where to go Finsbury Park
North Four Magazine, Summer Party, North London, Finsbury Park, N4, where to go Finsbury Park
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