Better late than never

A special festival will spotlight artists and performers in Edmonton and Tottenham

Fore Street Living Room Library
Fore Street Living Room Library

Local arts groups Fore Street for All and Made by Tottenham are joining forces to launch ‘North London Lates’, a brand new festival taking over the high street in Angel Edmonton and North Tottenham on Saturday, 15th July.

The stretch of the high street running between Silver Street and Bruce Grove gets packed during Tottenham Hotspur match days and (in summer) for music concerts such as the recent Beyonce tour. But the rest of the time, this part of London may not feel like ‘the place to be’. That’s why the community is coming together to present North London Lates – a free multi-venue event that breathes new creative life into the iconic buildings, civic spaces and little-known gems of the high street. These locations will play host to a buzzing programme featuring art, live music, performances, food and more.

In Edmonton, newly-launched Angel Yard hosts a collection of 35 workspaces and will be opening its doors for visitors to meet its businesses, enjoy art exhibitions and family-friendly activities. This will spill out into a beautiful new pedestrianised section of Grove Street, where there’ll be food and drink and live music courtesy of Tanum Sound System.

Clang Studios will present performances from an array of local artists at The Gilpin’s Bell in Fore Street. Clang provides professional rehearsal and recording studios for musicians and creators in Enfield.

Fore Street Living Room Library will host a makers’ market for creatives and traders from across Enfield and Haringey. Get your hands on some brilliant artwork, homeware and products.

In Tottenham, The Victoria Pub will host Noutéka’s Quartier Libre event, with movement workshops, live music and DJs. Noutéka is an international collective of musicians, producers, rappers and dancers. The Trampery will also present Tottenham Sounds in collaboration with Threads Radio, an intimate gig showcasing the best of local talent.

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In addition, public artist Hanna Benihoud will create a trail of paste-ups along the North London Lates route for a project called ‘Too Sexy For The Streets’. The artwork explores themes of sexuality and objectification in public space, inspired by a collage workshop that Hanna led for the London Festival of Architecture. By creating thought-provoking artwork, Hanna seeks to initiate a dialogue about these important issues that are experienced in public yet rarely discussed in public.

North London Lates is also a perfect opportunity to visit the many incredible businesses on the high street along Tottenham High Road and Fore Street – some of whom will have special North London Lates offers.

London’s night czar, Amy Lamé, said: “Fore Street For All and Made By Tottenham have developed a fantastic free festival of art, live music, performances and food. These events – part of the North London Lates festival – showcase the incredible talent of the creatives, artists, makers and businesses based in the area, and will encourage residents and visitors to explore all that the high street has to offer in the evening.

“This is yet another example of how investment from City Hall is helping to regenerate and reinvigorate life at night across the capital, as we work together to build a safer, fairer London for all.”

North London Lates runs from 5pm until late on Saturday, 15th July. All events are free and open to all, but some may require advance booking. Find out more:

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