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Half Cut Market

Half Cut Market’s dine-in menu, Grain’s sustainable furniture sale and more

New small plates gaff launches, Free Space Gallery's new show and a Kentish Town sample sale

Get Half Cut: York Way’s deli-bar eats-in

Up on the blustery summit of York Way, just before it joins Camden Road, is Half Cut Market, which opened last autumn. A “corner shop with a conscience”, say founders Holly, Edwin, Paul and Danny, it is, in truth part store, part bar, part neighbourhood hangout – and now, part restaurant, too. As well as gourmet off-license and mini-mart, and a list of 80 low-intervention wines (not to mention 120 craft beers), from this weekend you can also swing by for simple small plates (think panzanella, rillettes, sardines). Plus there’s all manner of workshops and wine tastings later this month. More on @halfcutmarket. 396 York Way, London N7 9LW

Grain furniture
Grain furniture. Photo: PR

Grain sample sale in Kentish Town

Sustainable furniture company Grain has recently moved to Caversham Road and are naturally keen to get involved with the local community. To kick things off is an open day and sample sale, taking place this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March. There’s a range of tables, benches and desks at a discounted price and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the team, check out the latest products and learn more about the brand. Follow @grainteam, doors 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March at 69 Caversham Rd, NW5 2DR

Freespace Gallery
Moments In Time at Freespace. Photo: PR

Free Space Gallery: new exhibition

Finally, while you’re in that part of NW5, why not pop down to the Free Space Project, showing a new exhibition ‘Moments in Time’ by photographers Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna and Lucy Levene? Featuring powerful, dynamic images capturing fleeting moments in parenthood, the works foreground the shared aspects of the artists’ practices: the visualisation of often private moments in parenthood. Until 30th May, Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road NW5, follow @freespaceproject
Main Image: Caitlin Isola

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