MUST DO: Pizza Jam, ‘dry’ cocktails and pop-up art

Three local highlights for (the remainder of) the longest month of the year

EAT: Pizza Jam, Voodoo Ray’s

A 22inch whopper. Photo: PR
A 22inch whopper. Photo: PR
Pizza-by-the-slice champions Voodoo Ray’s have cooked up a decent wheeze to drum up a bit of footfall over these dank, dark coming weeks. Camden Pizza Jam comprises a series of one-off pizza collaborations with some of their favourite locals from the adjoining Kerb streetfood market.

Hook-ups include our absolute favourite buttermilk poultry merchants Butchies , Columbian streetfoodies Maize Blaze and Mexican specialists Luardos. And if there’s four of you eating it’ll prove pretty thrifty too: mammoth 22” pizzas will be £20, which works out as just a fiver each.

Oh, and you can even guzzle two-for-one on Founders All Day IPA all evening. Cheap pizza and cheap beer? Tres January. The Pizza Jam runs every Thurs, from 6pm, 19th Jan to 22nd Feb. Follow @voodoo_rays North Yard, Camden Market NW1 8AH

SEE: Colour Assembly, Malden Road

Colour Assembly is on for just a week on Malden Road. Photo: SE
Colour Assembly is on for just a week on Malden Road. Photo: SE
The pop-up shows in the two transient galleries on Malden Road have undoubtedly yielded a peach or two, from the calm space of pottery collective Klay to artist Sian Pattenden’s anti-Brexit custard creams. The first exhibition of the new year sees six volunteers from Camden Arts Centre launch what they’re calling Colour Assembly.

Open from yesterday, it presents multimedia works ranging from contemporary sculpture to painting and fine art photography, from a group of London-based artists: Beatriz Perez, Camilla Bliss, Emma Sywyj, Glynis Minors, Haydn Albrow, and Leo Joseph. Free entry, Tuesday – Sunday, 11am –7pm,until 20th Jan. 18 Malden Road, NW5 3HN

DRINK: Dryanuary charity night, Ladies & Gents

One night you'll get away with hangover-free. Ladies & Gents. Photo: L&G
One night only you’ll get away hangover-free. Ladies & Gents. Photo: L&G
On that tantalising last Monday in January, when dryathlon candidates are at their weakest (or indeed strongest), one of Kentish Town’s superior drinking dens will be strapping a lengthy chastity belt tightly around its multiple bottles of gin, vodka and whiskey.

Why, you cry? In the sturdy name of Cancer Research, no less. Expect variations on all your favourite L&G tipples – after all, if anyone has a way with a herb and flavour-pairing, it’s these talented barfolk – but the twist is it’s booze-free, so no pounding hangover when you’re desk-jockeying the following morning. Mon 30th Jan, from 6pm. Follow @ladyandgentsbar or check back here for more details. 2 Highgate Road NW5

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