Darling Buds Of Queen’s Crescent

Hot of the press: the illustrious folks behind new pop-up exhibition, Darling Buds, at the Parlour Gallery on Queen’s Crescent, invite Kentishtowner readers to their private view tonight from 6-10pm. The event is part of a rather intriguing month-long happening (of which The Kentishtowner is not, alas, yet privy) called

05 May 2011

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‘The Value Of Things’: starts Saturday

A few weeks ago artist Claire Hind asked us to mention The Value Of Things, her new pop-up exhibition at the Parlour Gallery on Queen’s Crescent. Well, it starts this Saturday, so head down if you’re around. For more details check out their website or, for the time-pressed, opening times

03 Mar 2011

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Oink: Kentish Town City Farm

If you’ve never been – and I bet that’s a few of you – you’ll be surprised how nice it is: sheep grazing in a valley, outsize hens clucking about in the dirt, a goat chewing pensively as it eyes you up. And nestling in a remote outpost of West

27 Jan 2011

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Tracey comes to Malden Road?

Exciting news just in today. The Kentishtowner has just learnt that from Feb 5 to March 27 Tracey Emin will be showing at an empty shop on Malden Road (#46), as part of the Zabludowicz’s forthcoming “The Shape We’re In (Camden)”. For that, we’ll forgive her conversion to Toryism (almost).

20 Jan 2011

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Future Map 10: Go!

Regular readers will know that the Zabludowicz Collection, or 176 Gallery, is not only one of our favourite haunts in NW5 – but our beloved capital itself. And Future Map 10, which showcases the finest graduates from the University of the Arts London and opened on Friday (closes Feb 6

19 Jan 2011

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Check into the Institute Of Kentish Town

A brief second entry today to plug this excellently-named 5 day pop-up exhibition at the Parlour Gallery, Queen’s Crescent. Its mission? To “gather information through drawings, found objects and mapping, and explore ideas surrounding place and community.” But wait, come back! It’s quirkier than that. The Institute’s resident artists –

15 Dec 2010

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The next Broadway Market?

OK, so the picture makes it look deserted (Mrs Kentishtowner preferring to do her shopping at the crack of dawn) but a vibrant Italian market, which attracted a nice metropolitan mix of locals, descended on Queen’s Crescent on Saturday. Fondling the huge selection of breads, olive oils, cheeses and pastries,

06 Dec 2010

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Talacre Gardens. Where?

OK, so it might not be Primrose Hill or Regent’s Park, but Talacre Gardens, which adjoins Kentish Town West Overground station, has a charm of its own, with its walkways and fields, quiet area and towering trees. Furthermore, the park’s history is quite interesting. Never a preserved green space, its

30 Nov 2010

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Queen’s Crescent Market

There’s nowhere else in the area like it. Some say it’s rundown and depressing, others that it’s unpretentious and one of the last pockets of real London. Go decide for yourself tomorrow (or every Thursday/Saturday), when the street market (one of the oldest in the capital) runs from 9am -3pm.

26 Nov 2010

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SugaSmak! land on a roof in West Kentish Town

And now for music news. Today sees the Kentishtowner unashamedly plugging our sister label, Better Get Records. Why? Because its latest release, ‘We Are,’ by Hackney-dwellers Sugasmak! was high up on a rooftop (ours, since you ask) amidst the blaze of a West Kentish Town sunset. Regard those peeling Victorian

24 Nov 2010

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