World-class magicians prepare to amaze at The Twisted Fork
The stage is set for a series of performances for adults by award-winning magicians at The Twisted Fork Magic Café. Dr Will Houstoun, a winner of both The European Magic Championships and The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year 2015 as well as holding a Literary Fellowship from The Academy of Magical Arts in Los Angeles, will be performing at the Stoke Newington café on Friday November 30. For the price of a ticket (£29.95), guests will be treated to a buffet and drink
Shop local this Black Friday, and maybe every Friday!
Forget Black Friday – this week is Indie Week and small retailers say it’s much better for your soul! The Just a Card campaign have just launched Indie Week to counter Black Friday and are calling for shoppers to go with their hearts and support smaller, independent stores. The Local Buyers Club, a discount card set up to encourage people to support independent business and save a little money in the process, is urging everyone to support Indie Week. Basil Fansa, who founded
Fun North London gym offers to help beat winter blues
What could be more fun on a cold winter night than hanging upside down, swinging your hips and stretching your body parts to the edge? An unusual N19 gym has expanded its range of classes to suit everyone in a bid to convince locals to leave the comfort of their couch and get their hearts pumping. The Factory, which occupies the first and second floors of a Victorian textile factory is described as ‘an inclusive dance and fitness centre’ – it’s a workout space that’s full of
Can you donate a coat to help the homeless this winter?
Have you got a coat you no longer need which could help the homeless and vulnerable keep warm this winter? For an eighth year running Wrap up London is collecting coats at some tube stations and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence.’ Collections take place from today (November 12th) until Wednesday November 14th at Kings Cross, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Victoria and W
Appeal for food donations following rollout of Universal Credit in Hackney
Demand for Hackney Foodbank could surge by up to 50 per cent over the next year, due in part to the recent rollout of Universal Credit. Statistics announced by the Trussell Trust reveal that in areas that have had full Universal Credit for a year or more, foodbanks have seen a 52 per cent average increase in demand, compared to an increase of 13 per cent in areas without Universal Credit. The timing couldn’t be worse for Hackney, which is still reeling from huge demand this s
Spice up your life as Andi’s goes Caribbean
Things are heating-up at neighbourhood restaurant Andi’s as it prepares for a relaunch with a nod to its founder’s Caribbean heritage. Andi’s on Stoke Newington Church Street is about to become Andi’s Wadadli Kitchen – Real Caribbean home cooking. Its new menu includes Chocolate Curry Goat, a recipe Andi has spent two decades perfecting! Other dishes will include Plantain Fritters, Orange and Ginger hot & sweet sticky Chicken, Roast Pumpkin and Spinach Rundown and Andi’s mum