North London Food & Culture



Wondrous Machine: Camden Music Festival 2018, Royal Albert Hall

It’s the “jewel in Camden’s crown”, an “oasis of brilliance” and a “chance to show everybody what we’ve got”. We hear from those at last night’s huge all-schools gig


‘It’s so important to have music as an extracurricular activity’

How Rudimental’s Mark Crown went from playing in Rhyl primary school in NW5 to touring the world


Proud Camden is only sort-of closing

In actual fact they’re downsizing to a smaller venue on Camden High Street


Seen Taylor Swift’s new Kentish Town-set video yet?

Spot the two locations in NW5 in an international epic shot in Miami, London and Tokyo


Come back to Camden! It’s the Morrissey pop-up shop

Want to see people and want to see life? This weekend you can fill your boots with the star’s merch old and new


Why it took one local man 12 years to write a novel

Musician, art curator and author Tot Taylor has just published his debut 960-page epic. We meet him


Why Kitty, Daisy & Lewis will never leave Kentish Town

Our fav local trio on the neighbourhood, the dark side and the new album


Why the Roundhouse is unique

A new book by Michael Coveney, with photography by Peter Dazeley, tells the story of 46 of the capital’s theatres


Live review: Manic Street Preachers, Roundhouse

Celebratory and thoughtful in equal measure, this was a powerhouse performance from the Welsh pioneers, says Stephen Emms


MUST DO: Oxjam Camden and Patron Live

Live music one-offs and regulars to distract you from the autumnal chill in the air

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