North London's Cultural Guide

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The Sandersons: Live gigs in an NW5 living room

Throwing gigs for 50 people in your own living room might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s proved a hit for one local

Comedy

World’s largest philosophy and music festival at Kenwood

HowTheLightGetsIn brings leading thinkers, politicians, musicians and comedians to a weekend-long bash like no other, set deep in the urban woods on Hampstead Heath

Music

The story of a podcast: Mixtape Assembly

Kentish Town musician Hartley Lloyd Pack on his new north London-focused podcast series

Interviews

Rocket Girl at 20: meet Kentish Town’s vinyl queen

We salute Vinita Joshi, the woman behind a remarkable independent record label

Culture

Golden Ears: a podcast inspired by Bull & Gate

Music industry don Andy Macleod set up Club Fandango in 2001, putting on pivotal gigs for Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys and Keane

Music

KOKO to close for a year for £40million reboot

The Camden venue to reopen with six performance areas, three new restaurants and retail outlets

Deniz inside coffee shop
Coffee

Let it Roll Records: now with in-store coffee and garden

We meet the owner of the Kentish Town Road vinyl haven’s new caffeine-fuelled hangout

Music

Jazz at The Oxford: it’s 100% back

The legendary weekly sessions on Monday nights are back in earnest this month. Woop!

Spotlight Series: Camden Assembly free gigs
Music

Camden Assembly: don’t miss a month of free gigs

Head to Chalk Farm Road for a raft of shows this month that don’t cost a penny

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