Tottenham Green Market is back

from this Saturday 15th November  [edit – it closed again after a few weeks]

except not on Tottenham Green:

Tottenham Green Market, our Saturday market in Tottenham, is back EVERY Saturday from 15 November 10am to 3pm.

Our new venue is the Tottenham Chances car park, 399 High Rd N17 6QN.  Chances is three or four bus stops / ten minutes walk, from Seven Sisters, past the Monument, opposite the police station.

We’ve got an amazing lineup incl. Wildes Cheese, Craving Coffee, L’Atypique Wines, and lots more street food, cakes, charcuterie, bread, preserves and produce.

For updates follow @TottenhamMarket on Twitter.  or    on Facebook  ”

also while thinking of all things edible, Craving Coffee in Markfield Road (towards Tottnm Hale off Broad Lane) seems to be going from strength to strength. They have  special events planned in next few weeks.    Open  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Food until 4pm)  Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm (Food until 2.30pm)


Craving Coffee Team Tottenham Party, Thursday

from Craving Coffee:

inc Meet the Brewer from Redemption Brewery
Craving Coffee
Thursday, 6 November 2014 from 18:00 to 23:00 (GMT)

We love Tottenham and its passionate community spirit! We want to celebrate it with a Team Tottenham party in our cafe at The Mill Co. Project.

We’ll have our good friends from Redemption Brewery as guests at for Meet the Brewer, with a chance to learn more about and sample their beers.

Our menu that night will celebrate all things Tottenham, with dishes being made from Wildes Cheese, Flourish Bakery and Crop Drop Vegetables.

£5 entry, with proceeds going to The Markfield Project, a community centre in Markfield Park that promotes dignity, choice, independence and community inclusion of Disabled people and their families.

Limited tickets available.from Eventbrite.


Filling The Gap pauses

“It is with great sadness that we announce that tomorrow, August 8th, will be Filling the Gap’s last café for a while.  We’ll still be at the big Newlon summer party on Saturday at Hale Village, but then Filling the Gap will be pressing pause on the community café for a while.  Renée and I will continue to cater and teach our ‘Cooking on a Budget’ course, but we have decided to step away from our application for the Hub and our Saturday pop ups.”  Read more.

see  Filling the Gap website.

Renee and Kate are two locals with young families who said no to unhealthy fast food and set up their own café, Filling the Gap N17, serving healthy, homemade and affordable food. It ran on Fridays till August 8th.  Hope to see it back soon. 

TWO great-sounding events this weekend at Markfield Park

On Saturday, the Canalology 2014 Festival  and on Monday 5th,  bank holiday, the first Tottenham Ploughmans’ event to happen this far south.   Really looking forward to both.

The Canalology festival is about much more than canals: A new art festival for Tottenham – for just one day twelve artists and artist groups will present new contemporary artworks and projects inspired by canalside Tottenham. Continue reading

WCC gets planning permission for Wards Corner

From the WCC:

Dear Friends

Last week the fight to save Wards Corner moved one step closer. Haringey Council granted us planning permission to restore the Wards Department store.

A massive thank you to everyone who helped us get to this stage! Your support and involvement is always appreciated.

The granting of planning permission for the Wards Corner community plan is an important step forward. We now have a better position from which to approach TfL, and potential backers in our mission to make the plan a reality. But we need people to rally behind this! If you would like to get involved or find out how you could help Continue reading

Act now to support the community plan for Wards Corner

From the WCC coalition:

Dear Friends,
The enthusiasm and support for the Community Plan has been astounding and it continues to grow. In just a week we’ve had over 50 people leave their comments on the Council’s planning website, clearly showing them that local people want to see community-led development at Wards Corner and throughout the rest of Tottenham.

If you haven’t left your comments yet now is the perfect time to do so. The Council can decide whether or not to grant permission to the plan any time after Friday 28th, so there isn’t much time left if you want to be sure that your comments are taken into account when the Council make their decision. You can follow this link to leave your comments, and make sure to tick ‘support’ so the feedback is easier to count.

The Council website presents the plan in a slightly confusing way, but you can view it on our own dedicated website here

This Thursday 27th March we are celebrating the submission of the Community Plan with a special launch event, offering you a chance to step inside the Community Plan and take a virtual tour.

We’ve been working with Creative Citizens and using the platform to bring you this opportunity and to explore innovative new ways to engage people in planning. It is vital that people are empowered to make decisions about planning in the areas they live and work, and this requires more than surveys and consultation on policies. offers people a visually engaging way to view and comment on plans, it also makes these comments public and allows people to discuss the issues that are important to them. So make sure you come along on Thursday and add your comments to the discussion about the future of Wards Corner. There will be a short presentation of the plans, lots of people on hand to guide you through the website, and free refreshments too!

You can RSVP for free here to help us get an idea of numbers

The site was created with support from The Open University and the Creative Citizens research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The WCC is made up of and supported by residents and a wide range of local groups including residents associations, trader organisations, Tottenham Civic Society, Tottenham Conservation Area Advisory Committee, Pedro Achata Trust, Pueblito Paisa, The Seven Sisters Multicultural Market Traders, The Tottenham Traders Association, Tottenham & Wood Green Friends Of the Earth, Sustainable Haringey, Haringey Living Streets, Seven Sisters Permaculture, The Civic Trust, The Victorian Society, English Heritage, The New Economics Foundation, The Ethical Property Foundation, Bioregional, Planning Aid For London, Parity Projects, Representatives of political parties and other groups.

Launch Event:
Thursday 27th March
7pm til late
Blankita Restaurant,(opposite the Costa Coffee at Tottenham Hale retail park)
189 Broad Lane, N15 4QT

Tottenham Hale or walk from Seven Sisters

Free in the Retail Park for up to three hours

Tottenham Takeover at the V&A, this Friday


from local artists:

Hiya folks,

If you cast your minds back to yesteryear, we ran a series of animation workshops as part of the Tottenham World Film Club, which a number of you took part in.

We’re chuffed to say that these workshop films are being screened at this Friday’s V&A Late as part of their Tottenham Takeover event!

The films will be screened from 18:30 o 21:30 this Friday, 28th March – Click here for programme details (free entry)

So a big hand to everybody who got involved in the making of these films! Swing by, say hi, see the fruits of your creative labour (or your mate’s labour?) and celebrate all things Tottenham.

See you Friday!

Rosanna + Zuzanna

Rosanna Wan
Animator / Designer

M +44 (0)754 686 4104