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Ruby Violet: NW5’s pioneering ice cream parlour to close

After ten years on Fortess Road, the local institution is shutting its doors due to a rent hike


Mother Canteen, Gospel Oak: autumn arts festival is here

A season of events kicks off with Pride, Potato Printing Pride Icons, Slam Poetry, Kids Workshops, Clown Shows and more

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Kentish Town Square: a summer of Alma Street Fair fun

Expect live music, poetry, cocktails, cakes and all manner of arts and crafts every Sunday afternoon this month


3 for August: Street Party, Camden Fringe & Gin Day

A trio of outdoor festie, cultural tour de force and boozy fun to be had across NW1, NW5, N7 and beyond


Video: Hampstead Heath fairground – in the 1920s!

Flat caps at the ready, take a gander at this footage from folks having a ball a century ago


Yerbury Farmers’ Market is now weekly in Tufnell Park

A new Saturday morning market with 20 regular stalls has just launched in N19


7 North London bookshops we’re pleased to step inside again

From second-hand to brand spanking new, it’s heart-warming to see all these back up and running


Disrupted Lives: a free Clean Break event to mark International Women’s Day

The pioneering Kentish Town charity is a positive force for change in prisons, and out in the community


Camden & Islington LGBTQ History Month 2021 is here

Give yourself a Netflix holiday with more than 30 online cultural events, from book clubs to heritage trails

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