Pinboard: a plan for the Pizza Express building?


Also this week: a new French-Vietnamese cafe on Fortess Road, the Amy Winehouse exhibition starts in Camden, support some channel swimmers, catch a bee-themed play …and where can you ask for the libation cunningly known as a “Kentishtowner”?



6. Forget the ponds! Let’s swim the channel

Top Dog's Mike & Chris. Photograph: Top Dog.
Top Dog’s Mike & Chris. Photograph: Top Dog.

Mike from popular streetfood vendors Top Dog – who sold out at the recent Alma Street Fair – emailed us the other day to say that six swimmers will be taking to the channel some time in the next two weeks, to swim it on behalf of Kentish Town-based charity based War Child. The brave half dozen includes colleagues from Camden-based Forward Internet Group, plus War Child CEO Rob Williams.

“I’m working on their behalf to try drum up publicity,” Mike says. “TopDog are sponsoring the event, providing all drinks and energy gels for the boat, as well as hot food for when they finish.”

Sounds very worthwhile. The actual day of the challenge depends on weather etc, but will be sometime between July 3rd and July 10th. Head here to donate.

On another note, occasional contributor and Telegraph journalist Ian Douglas emailed to ask if anyone could help a couple of Camden School for Girls girls raise money for science labs by – you guessed it – swimming the channel. “They’re only 12 and 13,” he says, “and I’m sure a mention in the Kentishtowner would help with fundraising if you can swing it.” Prove him right and head here to donate.

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  • redsupertedEd

    What about a Starbucks?

  • Toby

    Is a multi-media arts space like an arthouse cinema only trendier?

    • Kentishtowner

      Ha. No, probably less trendy and more inclusive for the whole community as it can be a gallery, educational space, studios, theatre, cinema etc by turn