Welcome to a new item on The Kentishtowner – by popular demand. Got a local event coming up? Paste it on our Facebook Page, or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll pick our favourites for Community Pinboard every Friday. Scroll down for some exciting E.mono news too.
Here are this week’s picks:
1. A Vintage Fair
Organiser Gina Santangelo invites readers on Sunday May 20th to the Torriano Craft & Handmade Fair (from 11.30 until 3pm) at Torriano Infants School, Torriano Avenue.
Expect culinary creatives, toys, jewellery, cards and upcycled vintage treasures. ‘One not to be missed for the community,’ she says. So there we go. Go.
2. New Contemporary Art Gallery in Camden
The new Red Red Shoes Gallery opens today on Delancey Street with a show by Alina Gavrielatos. We went to the preview last night and were impressed with inaugural show The Ghost of Morris Horn, ‘a mixture of dramatized reconstruction, animation and documentary techniques,’ used to tell the story of the English soldier and the Greeks who hid him from the German Army during the Second World War.
3. A Cool Bookclub at Map Cafe
Organiser Justine Solomons is very keen for a Kentishtowner turnout and says: ‘We’ll be reading Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse 5′. It took Vonnegut 20 years to write it, and is his response to being part of the bombing of Dresden and has the absurdity of war as its main theme.’
4. E.Mono set to launch, um, ‘Mike.’
And finally, we ran into E.Mono owner Mike this afternoon and had a quick catch-up.
It’s three weeks until the opening of his new outlet (6/7 June) which, contrary to expectations, will be an all-day patisserie (open 7am-7pm). Its name? ‘Mike,’ he says proudly. And why not?
Meanwhile, excavations into the basement in preparation for E.Mono’s new downstairs restaurant continue. ‘It hasn’t been touched for 40 years,’ he says, with a shudder. ‘We may be sometime.’ Quick, Mike, quick. A postcode holds its collective breath. And get in before Chicken Shop!
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