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Amanda Carrara
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Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Last minute Christmas Present - a view of Hornsey Town Hall
"I agree about opening up the view of the Town Hall and square.  This has mostly been achieved by felling of the central tree in centre in June this year.  The two small birches are far more discrete and the decision to press for their…"
Dec 28, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Last minute Christmas Present - a view of Hornsey Town Hall
"Simon's Warner is a local artist whose lovely picture is a rather bitter sweet view of what could have been and what could be, given a sensible budget, some sensible thinking and a little tlc.  It would not take much to make the Square…"
Dec 28, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Managing our Expectations - Hornsey Town Hall Square
"Speaking of dancing amongst the ruins.  One of the aspects I treasure about HTH at present is that you can actually see, smell and touch the history and of the community's presence there for generations.  Everything has this…"
Dec 13, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Can you help run the asylum?
"at the last public meeting in the Town Hall foyer almost 2 years ago the Creative Trust made a rare public appearance and were boo'ed as I remember. Then and now 99.9% of Crouch Enders - even those following the Town Hall story -  would…"
Dec 13, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion "It does not feel right" - Highgate Councillor
"Yesterday in the midst of all the accusations, truths, half truths, spin and supposition (in the absence of hard facts around when is a hotel not a hotel and when is an arts centre a venue etc) I sought solace in the dark of the cinema to watch…"
Dec 13, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Superdrug - new to Crouch End
"interesting in more than just the purchase of aspirin and shampoo, you mean?"
Sep 19, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Superdrug - new to Crouch End
"agree, completely out of character, at a very highly visible point in Crouch End as most people enter the Broadway.  Can someone tell me how something can be constructed without planning agreed prior. Still smarting from hearing that Barclays…"
Sep 19, 2016
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Do you read the Broadway Ham and High? Does it serve a purpose?
"agree completely, plus the small matter of the sale of Hornsey Town Hall which is a saga of 20 plus years standing reaching a dramatic point at present and a gift to any writer or editor.  Nothing in the paper for the last month.  I only…"
Oct 15, 2015
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion I've nominated Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre for the Time Out Love London Awards
"Done as instructed.  A pleasure to nominate"
Sep 24, 2015
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hornsey Town Hall / ANA - a free and frank exchange of views
"Agreed, Hornsey School of Art remain a good role model!"
Feb 19, 2015
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion A blitz at Hornsey Town Hall to soften us up
"Adrian, I am not holding my breath about this meeting either.  But it was clearly on the front page - bottom right hand corner last para - of Ham & High Broadway 29th Jan in the "Scuppered" article:  "The council will…"
Feb 16, 2015
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Hornsey Town Hall / ANA - a free and frank exchange of views
"Adrian, Chris's question is at the core of the situation.   I am with him too in trying to find a path to a more sustainable mixed-use future. However, this has been the same question being asked for 10+ year since the Crouch End for…"
Feb 8, 2015
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion A Cineworld in Crouch End?
"Hi Adrian, when is you meeting, hope I haven't missed it.  As someone involved in organising Crouch End Festival my thoughts are those of Sue Hessel in Ham &…"
Jun 25, 2013
Amanda Carrara replied to Adrian Essex's discussion A Cineworld in Crouch End?
"it would also be right next door to the Music Palace that has just got permission for a Curzon independent cinema.   Meanwhile, the Town Hall with all municipal entertainment facilities mothballed lies dormant whilst Crouch End Festival fills…"
Jun 14, 2013
Amanda Carrara commented on Steppenwolf's blog post SCAM CHARITY COLLECTORS
"(also posted under Charity Chuggers item) Yes, there was real kerfuffle outside Waitrose yesterday afternoon when someone was urging passers by not to donate - for the reasons outlined above.  The collectors paid no attention and danced and…"
Dec 29, 2012
Amanda Carrara replied to OpinioN8 Administrator's discussion Charity chuggers to face curbs in Haringey
"Yes, there was real kerfuffle outside Waitrose yesterday afternoon when someone was urging passers by not to donate - for the reasons outlined above.  The collectors paid no attention and danced and sang.  But when I found out about the…"
Dec 24, 2012

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