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So the schools have broken up and the kids are out. As people start to drift away on their hols and the neighbourhood settles into a quiet and reflective period, we ponder how the independents get by during this ripple in time. In recent years it’s certainly been a quiet time for us although this year is looking a little different. Partly because we’re in the midst of a second magazine (more news on that soon), and partly because after the trials and tribulations of our last Kickstarter – to make Village Raw a reality – we’ve launched another one. – After all, who wants to relax in August? 

Ben Wilson, AKA The Chewing Gum Man, is an artist famous for his beautiful miniature paintings on chewing gum – and we believe his work deserves a book (or in time, a series of books!). Ben’s work sits outside the gallery space and in the public domain, and it’s there for everyone. Ben’s chewing gum picture trail, that runs from St. Paul’s, across the Millennium Bridge and into the Tate, has particularly piqued the interests of London’s many visitors – and it’s this which we want to celebrate with the book: Ben Wilson – The Millennium Bridge Gum Trail. You can find out more about the project, watch our short film, and pre-order the book by visiting our Kickstarter page:



Sundial Sundays LAST SUNDAY

Free music on the lawn every Sunday afternoon, through to 21 July. Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG.

The Jealous Prize Exhibition ENDS THIS WEEKEND

The exhibition brings together four artists’ works, featuring imposing large-scale paintings, video performance, sculpture and new limited edition screenprints. On until 21 July, Jealous North, 27 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8TE. 

Significant Form

A mixed group exhibition exploring abstraction in clay. Check website for details and upcoming supper clubs. https://www.throwncontemporary.co.uk

Postcards Festival ON NOW

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. http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk

Fresh on the Net Live SUNDAY ONLY

Live music, curated by Fresh on the Net, takes over The Boogaloo and Jackson’s Lane. 21 July, Highgate. http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk


An exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media work by artist Emma Loizides, whose works of colourful urban landscapes combine elements of pop art and landscape painting. Until 22 July.Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 5HG.

Origami Crafternoon

Part one of a special two part origami workshop focusing on 2D modular origami techniques for making a variety of mandalas, medallions or rosette shapes for Greetings Cards. Community Crafternoons meets fortnightly on Tuesdays 1-4pm, at Aladdin’s Cafe,1 Hazellville Road N19 3LW. Sessions are FREE on purchase of food or drink from our host Aladdin’s. https://www.instagram.com/crouchendcrafter/

1970s inspired supper club at La Dinette

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

Wave Community Cafe

A two day community celebration at the Wave Café with art, workspaces, games, a sensory area, workspaces etc. Thursday - 11am acrylics drop in, 12.30 shared lunch (Michael Batoux), 2pm collage drop in, 7.30pm biscuit icing. Friday – 11am Tie-die t-shirt making, 12.30 shared lunch, 2pm stitching drop in. The Birchwood Centre, N10 3BG. https://www.wavecafe.org

Nadav Drukker

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. http://www.avivsongallery.com

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.


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