Category Archives: Going out

Musical Markfield

A free event marking Music Day takes place in Markfield Park this afternoon. The organisers of the national event are staging all the musicians who got in touch via the main Music Day website and asked for a place to play.

The lineup includes Dead Silence Syndicate Band, Hornman, Keyaki, Melody Nelson, Ice Cream Children, Mycal 1 Dread and more.

The music runs from 3pm until 9pm at the amphitheatre next to the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum.

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Film club’s NO!

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This Saturday Tottenham World Film Club will be screening “NO” (2013) an acclaimed Chilean comic drama

The film explores the 1988 marketing campaign that toppled Augusto Pinochet‘s 15 year rule. The military dictator had been forced to call a plebiscite on extending his presidency. Opposition leaders for the No campaign persuade a brash young advertising executive to spearhead their campaign. Continue reading

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Markfield Beam Engine steaming at Easter

The Markfield Beam Engine will be steamed up this Easter Monday. If you have never seen this impressive engine in action, it is well worth visiting.

The beam pumping engine, built in 1886-8 to transfer sewage. In 1964, after more than one hundred years of operation, all the incoming sewers were diverted and the works were closed. A complete overhaul and restoration was completed in 2010.

The engine is decorated with doric columns and acanthus leaves, and is quite a sight at any time but especially when operating under steam power.
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Tottenham Film Club on The Road

This Saturday, Tottenham World Film Club are screening the documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death.

The road in question is the A5, connecting Holyhead to Marble Arch and the traditional route of Irish immigrants coming to the capital, and this documentary looks at a handful of very different immigrants who have made London their home.


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Tottenham marks International Women’s Day 2013

Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration for women’s past economic, political and social achievements and an opportunity to improve the future.

Haringey Women’s Forum have organised an event to provide women from the local area an opportunity to get together in celebration of International Women’s Day. It takes place today  in Bruce Castle Museum  from 11.00am – 2.30pm.

There is free film screening from 7pm tonight at the Marcus Garvey Library in the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre. Entitled A Passion for Justice, it looks at the life of Ida B. Wells. Continue reading

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Tottenham Green Roller Derby

Tottenham Green Leisure Centre plays host to another bout of roller derby this afternoon.

London Roller Girls are staging a double-headed intra-London bout which sees “salty Harbour Grudges take on the futuristic feminist Suffra Jets and the horror show Ultraviolent Femmes face up to the Victoriana Steam Rollers.”

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Tottenham World Film Club launch

Tonight sees a screening of the award-winning film My Brother the Devil, followed by a Q & A with its director, Sally El Hosaini. The film centres around the relationship between two brothers, played by previously unknown actors. Although one of the film’s other principles, Saïd Taghmaoui, has had a long career including the recent Conan remake and the French “urban” classic La Haine. Here’s the film’s official trailer:




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