Searching for some soul, or perhaps you’ve got beach babes on your mind… Whatever tickles your fancy you’ll find it in the north east enclave known as N16.
From drum ‘n’ bass to ska, there are discos, DJs, live music, karaoke, beer gardens, BBQs and even a bit of bashment. If you fancy some fancy dress, we got it! There is open mic, closed mic and even some friends of Mike. And don’t forget the free cakes. We’ve got it all. Even performance ping pong. Yep. You read that right.
Keep coming back to check out our events calendar – events are being uploaded all the time and there is always something new popping up. In fact we’re struggling to keep up with it all… arrgh!
Anyway it’s the Bank Holiday weekend, ENJOY! See you on a Stokey dancefloor…
Recently had the chance to catch up with affable Scotsman, Stokey local and familiar face around the bar and party scene, Iain Houston to find out what he’s been up to. Turns out he’s been busy setting up a new fortnightly event called Plugged In, Switched On at the White Hart.
Plugged In, Switched On - Iain Houston
First things first, how long have you been living in Stoke Newington? And how did you come to be here?
I’ve been living in Stoke Newington for eight years. I used to live in Finsbury Park before that but it seemed that all the best parties were here so I made the move. It was all sex, drugs and rock ‘n’roll – also known as the vibrant nightlife.
Astrid Brook is a local singer and songwriter, a generally lovely person, and probably as nice an urban hippie as you could ever hope to meet. I met up with her in The Lion to talk about her new album, her charity work in Sri Lanka and all things Stoke Newington.
How long have you been living in Stokey?
I’ve been living in London for 14 years, a long, long time, and I’ve been living in Stokey for 4 years now. I love it; it’s my favourite number one, tip-top place in London. There’s a great community here, and everybody always seems to know people who live in this area, especially creative people.
And what made you move here?
I lived in a warehouse in Manor House for quite a few years and then decided to move to a normal house in Stokey with some friends.