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Steamy local film: KinoVan at Markfield

Local film history will be brought to life with a mobile cinema and he steam engine is in action at Markfield Beam Engine this Bank Holiday Monday.

The KinoVan will be on hand showcasing vintage home video clips and the best of our local film history. Sourced from amateur and professional films, the curated film programmes showcase London’s vibrant past through a mix of newsreels, films by local societies and home movies, captured on everything from Super-8 to VHS. The Kino van is part of FilmLondon’s “London: A Bigger Picture”

Steam Day with the KinoVan at Markfield Beam Engine and Museum
25 May 2015
Markfield Beam Engine and Museum, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, London N15 4RB

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Tottenham Takeover V&A

This Friday evening sees Tottenham taking over the V&A in a celebration of Tottenham’s creative community. The free event will host a range of music, art, design, architecture and more.

An extensive programme features highlights including Tottenham style: resistance, power and pride, a sneak preview of an exhibition developed for Tottenham’s canals while filmmakers show the Tottenham World Film Club animations and delve into the Tottenham Social Archives.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis so get there for the start to see as much as possible. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

The full line up is:

Theo Void presents Tottenham DJ Consortium

Grand Entrance
18.30 – 21.45
Tugging on the influential threads of London’s evolving underground music fabric, Theo Void assembles a dream team musical line up featuring some of Tottenham’s finest home grown talents. Each act represents the roots and references of some of our city’s famed musical exports – all with an N15 twist and N17 swag.

Tottenham Throne Room

Grand Entrance
18.30 – 21.45
Strike a pose in animation film director Sarah Beeby and art director/set designer Charlotte Norman’s Tottenham themed throne room. Crown yourself north London royalty for the evening, and give Victoria and Albert a run for their money. Presenting a playful celebration of the area and drawing on design elements from their own work, references to Tottenham are scattered throughout – how many can you spot?

Tottenham Community Choir (TCC)

Raphael, Room 48a
19.30, 20.30 & 21.00 (15 minutes)
Formed in 2009 by local residents, and with performances such as a benefit gig in 2011 for those affected by the riots, experience this choir’s diverse repertoire and friendly spirit set within the backdrop of the Museum for the evening. With over 90 members, all are welcome to join. Songs include Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre and Let the River Run by Carly Simon.


Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50a
18.30 – 21.30
Join artist-led group POST Artists as they take over an area of the Museum and give a sneak preview of an exhibition developed for Tottenham’s canals. Encounter site-specific sculpture, performance, video, drawing and digital animation as POST juxtapose their responses to this post-industrial canalside with the formal citiscapes and fountains of the V&A collection.
Artists include AtelierFraSe, BBKP, Pippa Koszerek, Marco Cali and Aliki Kylika, Olga Koroleva, Fiona Long, Rebecca Leach, Ilka Leukefeld, Samantha Penn, Jenny Rolfe-Herbert, Natasha Vicars, Helena Wee, and Mary Yacoob.

Tottenham style: resistance, power and pride

Fashion, Room 40
19.30 & 20.30 (20 minutes)
Join fashion writer Christine de León on a guided visual tour of past and present Tottenham style, combining archival material with new street-style photos to explore everything from 1950s Teddy Boy fashion to what people are wearing today. Christine will also share a choice selection from the work of local sustainable fashion designer José Hendo and dressmaker Nena Boateng.

The Tottenham Pocket Map

Bottom of NAL staircase (staircase L)
18.30 – 21.30
Come on a journey through the heart of Tottenham with artist-led organisation MAKE-ROOM. Collect a Tottenham Pocket Map and explore and discover the area for yourself. A continuation of MAKE-ROOM’s explorations into the fabric and culture of Tottenham, this project aims to help initiate future projects and collaborations with artists.

The HAGA Photo Project

National Art Library (access via staircase L)
19.00 – 21.30
View Tottenham in recovery through the eyes of people in recovery from alcohol and drug misuse. Photographers who are service users of Haringey’s Drug and Alcohol services test out new mediums of expression through themed photographic walks. The project enables participants to learn to document their own lives and that of their community through photography.

Tottenham World Film Club (TWFC)

Leighton, Room 107 (access via staircase L)
18.30 – 21.30
In collaboration with designers Rosanna Wan and Zuzanna Weiss as well as local Tottenham residents, Tottenham World Film Club have produced a series of animated clips from sessions at Tottenham Chances Arts and Music centre. Animated films include Dance Party, Animated Ebru, and Animated Latin American Mural.

Blingwear UK

Lunchroom (access via staircase L – follow signs)
18.30 – 21.30
Get involved in customising a cap using Posca markers to create your own unique graffiti style. Established in Tottenham, Blingwear UK has worked in the promotion of graffiti as a positive art form since 1995, engaging people from all walks of life in tailored workshops, mural projects and youth training programmes.

Do Well and Doubt Not

Lunchroom (access via staircase L – follow signs)
18.30 – 21.30
Produced and distributed after the 2011 riots, this fanzine about Tottenham aimed to give local people a say on their area: to let them celebrate the good, whilst also addressing the problems and opportunities they saw around them. Produced by Spacemakers, a utopian regeneration agency, edited by Tom Keeley, and designed by Jon Cannon. Collect your own copy from the Museum throughout the evening.

PencilPushers Plus

Lunchroom (access via staircase L – follow signs)
18.30 – 21.30
In a colourful parody of a job centre, participate in an attempt to homogenise the workforce by folding your very own origami suit. A tongue-in-cheek workshop by set designer Ffion and costumier Elektra, based on their personal experience at the Tottenham job centre.

Informal Occupations

Top of staircase M (access also via staircase L)
18.30 – 21.30
Part of Ramsey Yassa’s postgraduate thesis in architecture, this photographic survey seeks to celebrate Tottenham’s industrial heritage, investigating the re-appropriation of industrial space. The photos are a revealing insight to an eclectic community where light industry, creative arts, domesticity and religion choreograph a vibrant and ever changing play of Tottenham life.

The Turnpike Art Group (TAG)

Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, Room 84 (access via staircase L)
18.30 – 21.30
TAG presents three short films highlighting the street art interventions introduced to an urban corner of Tottenham. TAG Flower Boxes show an ongoing scheme re-contextualising the ubiquitous telecom box. Inside Out is part of a world-wide art project of the same name, created by French Street artist JR; TAG featured 21 local children. NeSpoon is the eponymous focus of an artwork in the making; TAG invited an artist from Poland to create a special installation within their Turnpike Lane community.

SoundFjord presents: we stand under an open sky

Seminar Room (access via staircase L – follow signs)
18.30 – 21.30
Field recordings, microphotography of bark and lichen, shifting temporality in light and shadow; natural scents entwine imagined maps and text pieces. Close your eyes and visualise an unexpectedly rural Tottenham played out through the senses.

Tottenham Social Archives

Lydia and Manfred Gorvey Lecture Theatre (access via staircase L – follow signs)
20.00 – 21.30
Explore the social and cultural context of Tottenham and its diverse community from the unique perspectives of four filmmakers:
Shot by award winning filmmaker Peter Snelling and supported by Somerset Film, First Light and My Pockets, the film Brave Face features the musings of Tottenham youth from Edmonton’s Northside Youth Club after the summer riots.
Filmed & edited by Tara Manandhar & Onyeka Igwe, Farm Life looks at the annual Lordship Rec Community Festival which celebrates the regeneration of the grounds surrounding Broadwater Farm. The film was research footage used for a BFI funded short doc, Top Ten Ldn.
Through the Middle by Clouded Vision follows the slow decline of an ageing barber and his business. Mr S faces the reality that he stands as the third and final generation to sustain a family business that has spanned a century.
Football Crazy, shot by Mike Smith in 1971, documents a friendly match between the architects and planners of Haringey Borough Council, played on the pitch at Broadwater Farm.

The Tottenham Tent

John Madejski Garden
18.30 – 21.30
Add to a tent like gridshell structure of woven timber and fabric over the course of the night by weaving your own piece of fabric into a large installation by The Mill Co. Project – a collective of artists and designers including Build is Everything, London Mouldmakers and Sebastian Harding. Representing the fabric of the art community of Tottenham and reminiscent of the rag trade once dominating Tottenham, the scale and movement of the piece explores the extent of artistic talent being potentially displaced from the borough.

The Future of the High Road

Poynter Room, Café
19.30 – 20.30
Tottenham High Road – a dirty and crowded dump or a vibrant hub of the local community? High road researcher Jane Clossick from the Cass School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University will chair a panel discussion with local residents and business owners, planning professionals and YOU about the present and future of the high road – a site of contention and collaboration.


Britain, Room 55 (access via staircase G)
18.30 – 21.30
Enter, wear a gown, take a number, have a seat, relax, and wait. Leave with a print of your journey. Join a cosmic, therapeutic intervention by artist Natascha Nanji, as she stages the Museum as a set for meditations and myths from across the universe – from Tottenham to Tajikistan, Syracuse to Saturn. With contributions from artist and founder of Tottenham Euroart studios Lorraine Clark as well as Sally Mumby-Croft, Russell Palmer and Edward Bishop.

Totttenham Takeover V&A Friday 28 March

Totttenham Takeover V&A


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


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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