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The latest copy of Village Raw has been out a number of weeks now and while distributing the magazine has been a great way of getting to know the area we cover, and the faces behind the names - it's also proving quite a big ask for us time-wise. We don't have the available budget to hire a commercial distribution company and think perhaps there's two ways to go. 1. We find a local and reasonably priced van owner who'd like to take up the mantle or 2. We find a number of local volunteers who'd be willing to drop some boxes off around their area. Of course there is still 3. which involves us continuing to drive around in our Leaf - a few hours here and there... Whichever way we go the key for us, as with everything to do with the project, is keeping it within the community - it really helps to keep the conversation flowing. If you've got any suggestions or ideas we'd love to hear them: hello@villageraw.com

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Alexandra Palace StrEATlife

Ally Pally's street food and craft beer festival is back this weekend with live music from the Lips Choir on Saturday, and the London Afro-beat Collective on Sunday. 12pm to late. StrEATlife

Postcards Festival ENDS SATURDAY

London’s only pay what you want festival with music, circus and performance for all of the family, and grown-ups. 16 to 27 July, Jackson’s Lane, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA. Jackson's Lane

1970s inspired supper club at La Dinette SATURDAY

La Dinette is continuing it's programme of supper clubs with a themed 70s event on Saturday 27 July. 
La Dinette

Significant Form

A mixed group exhibition exploring abstraction in clay. Check website for details and upcoming supper clubs. Thrown Contemporary

Nadav Drukker ENDS SOON

The ceramics of physics professor Nadav Drukker, who endeavours to mirror the creativity of his scientific research in his ceramic works.On until 29 July.Avivson Gallery, 49 Highgate High Street, N6 5JX. Avivson

Summer Show at Jealous North

A wide range of framed screenprinted editions by a variery of artists at extra special discounted prices. 24 July to 1 September, Jealous North, 27 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8TE. Jealous

Camden Fringe

The Camden Fringe Festival returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse for another jam-packed year with a varied programme of music, cabaret and theatre. 29 July to 24 August, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, N6 4BD
The Gatehouse

Stroud Green Farmer's Market

Enjoy the cool vibes at this personality infused farmer's market. Sign up for their weekly email to know what to expect on a week by week basis. 10am-2.30pm Sunday.

Ally Pally Farmer's Market

This week the market is at the entrance to Ally Pally Park. 10am-3pm Saturday.


Petition to Ban BBQs in Waterlow Park

Hackney council have banned BBQs as they discovered that barbecuing for two or more hours resulted in ‘very high’ localised levels of particulate matter pollution during the summer of 2018.  From mid-June 2019, Camden have decided to restrict BBQs in Waterlow Park to two zones: the bandstand area and the large patch of grass near the cemetery.  However, the children's play area is sandwiched right between these two zones.  So children will be exposed to concentrated levels of toxic smoke and particulates. Camden Green party measured air quality in various parts of north London and the junction next to Waterlow Park (Highgate Hill, Dartmouth Park Road and Hornsey Lane) is already in the 'black zone' for toxic NO2, nitrogen dioxide, (the darker the level, the higher the NO2 levels). More information

The Chewing Gum Man and the Millennium Bridge Gum Trail

We're crowdfunding to produce a book on local artist Ben Wilson's chewing gum artworks that run from St. Paul's, across the bridge and into the Tate Modern. Kickstarter

Drop-in Silence

Peace, tranquility and silence away from the stress and bustle of everyday life. On the last Friday of every month (27 Sept, 25 Oct, 29 Nov) join others in a shared silence. Drop in any "time between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm. At Muswell Hill Quaker Meeting House, 77 Church Crescent, N10 3NE

Neighbourhood Nosh

Local disability charity my AFK have been collaborating with local favourite restaurants in N8 to produce a recipe book. All sales from the book will go directly to the charity and you can purchase the book by emailing events@my-afk.org as well as find the book in various local venues. 

Choir looking for singers

Fancy singing beautiful music with a talented, sociable group? Look no further! Hornsey Parish Church Choir are recruiting new singers in all voice parts, especially tenors and basses. The choir is a committed, ambitious and high-quality ensemble. For further information email the Music Director, Edward Hughes, on music@hornseyparishchurch.org

Space for hire

Mind, in Haringey, has a number of rooms for hire – from 25 to 80 guests, including a garden. This is an important revenue stream for this mental health charity, so if you have any upcoming events or children’s parties consider the hire a brilliant donation. Email: roomhire@mih.org.uk

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