Things we have learnt this week? Some of you call it Katy. Some Kenny T. Others K-Town. One lone girl prefers Norf Weesy. And K-Town Massive – if you’re ‘gangster’ (thanks to @emily_ewens for that gem). Keep those tweets coming.
1. Street Feast Moves To The Manor.
Finally, a vogueish street food market comes to Kentish Town, and in nowhere more urban-idyllic than cobbled Wilkin Street Mews. Street Feast ran for 5 weeks in a car park off Brick Lane but a twist of fate (or rather, some highly un-community minded East London neighbours) has seen them hastily up sticks and head to north London’s coolest postcode for a new residency, in the arches under Kentish Town West Overground.
Yup, for at least 3 Fridays from tonight (and possibly more if you get out there and support) there’ll be foodie-tastic stalls alongside the now established Camden Town Brewery Bar including Kimchi Cult Korean burgers (main pic), Horn OK Please Indian street snacks and Anna Mae’s Guardian Street Food Top 10 rated Southern favourites (special this week: the Piggy Smalls – Mac N Cheese topped with pulled pork, pickled red onions and housemade BBQ sauce.) We know Kentishtowners will prove a welcoming bunch so fingers crossed this is a raging success as the transformation of Wilkin St Mews continues apace.
2. Pop-Up Market at Pineapple.
Leverton Street’s famous eccentric boozer (any readers frequent their bring-your-own Cheese Thursday?) holds their fortnightly pop-up event again this Sunday from 2-8pm.
Upstairs it’s all about vintage stalls and food including such homemade delights as a batch of gluten-free scotch eggs this week, we hear.
Down in the pub a Tarot reader and beauty treatments combine with live musicians, board games and deals on drinks and the Thai menu, plus a free BBQ sausage if you’re lucky. Mrs Kentishtowner is sold, for one.
3. Artists Make Wicked Love.
We were impressed by the provocative launch show at the area’s latest gallery, Red Red Shoes in Delancey Street last month. And the follow-up looks similarly worth a visit, from next Saturday (16th, private view Friday 15th).
Wicked Love pulls together a talented clutch of film makers, painters, sculptors and performance artists, including Kentish Town’s first lady of art, Fiona Sant, who’ll be showing (and we quote) her ‘Frida Kahlo with amputable-leg doll in it.’
Maybe not one to bring your gran to.
4. The Sun Always Shines On KT
Last year the Alma Street Fair bods took an impressive panorama photograph at the climax of the event. Well, the 2012 version is even better: everyone’s bathing in golden evening rays, and it’s possible to find yourself and zoom in.
Thank God we’re concentrating, several ales in, on Mr Hudson’s performance with BIGkids.
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