6-8 Manor Road
London N16 5SA
There used to be the Mentasm parties at Octopus in Belfast Road, Stoke Newington International Airport, the Gunfactory Studios, Audio Underground, and so, so many other amazingly creative spaces. Left these days is The Others, the last (almost, shhhh, the rest is a secret) of the independents!
It’s not always open, and as a venue for hire events can be a bit hit and miss, but I have yet to have a bad night at The Others.
Check the website and get yourself down there. You won’t regret it.
Also, there’s a good game of pool to be had downstairs.
Isn’t it funny how you can live in a place for 10 years or so, and still there are locations you haven’t explored properly.
La Sera has always been one of those places for me. Tucked in between the Coach & Horses and the 24/7 Turkish supermarket, two of my favourite haunts in Stoke Newington, this seafood restaurant has gone unnoticed in the eight or so years of its existence – at least to me. I occasionally hear that the food is quite good actually, and Luca, the manager, is certainly one of the friendliest people in the Coach a lot of nights, but I’ve never made it inside.
But recently things have started changing, and now La Sera has the potential to become one of the more interesting locations in Stokey. You might have seen tables appearing outside, and every once in a while a large crowd of people seems to appear from out of nowhere. So I just had to ask… and Luca was more than happy to show me around.
The owners (who also run the Bricklayers Arms down in Shoreditch) have recently made some changes… opened the place up so that the downstairs bar is accessible from the restaurant, added a few nice touches like a big sofa in the front… and very soon now, with its new late license, you will find that there are some rather interesting club nights going on down in the bar. Well, actually, there have been a couple already… the Urban Voodoo Machine had a NYE party down there, and last Saturday Julien from Loser Superhero kicked things off with a Latin Rock party. Continue reading
We don’t usually cover venues that far from the sacred Stoke Newington borders but in this case we’ll make an exception, especially because there’s such an awesome Stokey connection…
The King's Cross Social Club
My friends, Stokey locals Helen and Hugh, have recently opened a brand new bar in King’s Cross where once famous gay pub The Golden Lion used to be. Just a short walk from the old Thameslink station, past the Big Chill House, you will find a cozy boozer that might remind you of some of your Stoke Newington favourites.
It’s that time of the year again. N16 Fringe time. From 20 to 23 August 2009 all Stoke Newington (and a lot of outlanders) will come out and play at our pubs, bars, warehouses, galleries, cafes, churches and wherever else we can have fun.
N16 Fringe Festival 2009
Oh, and is there goodness in store for you… art from Billy Childish, music from The Cesarians, Morning Bride and the City Farmers, readings by Michael Rosen and Iain Sinclair, workshops with Pinball Geoff, DJing from Mr. Andy Weatherall, and so much more. And, best of all, almost all of it is free.
N16 Fringe is just around the corner but if your idea of a good time is somewhat more cerebral why not take a trip outside the hallowed Hackney boarders ‘gasp’ and try something completely different?
Theodore Zeldin, philosopher, historian and author, has invited all and sundry to share his birthday party in a Feast of Strangers. But be warned, this is a Feast with a twist, as instead of food the menu consists of ‘Topics of Conversation’.
The TreeHouse Gallery
The Feast is open to everybody – with the understanding that they will talk to someone they don’t know. Who knows, you might even meet a special friend. But if not, you will certainly get the chance to dust off your raconteur skills and come back to the borough with fresh insight and anecdotes to amuse and delight. Continue reading
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…
Now here’s a bit of good news… we have teamed up with the lovely people at the Gold Bar to give Stereo Stokey a proper launch party.
On Friday, 20 March from 8pm to 2am DJs She-Ra and Horton Jupiter will make you dance your little legs off.
Between 8pm and 9pm Daniel Chester and Tallulah Rendall will be providing some live acoustic tunes, and keep an eye out for our tagline writing competition to win a £50 voucher from Seatwave that you can use for concert, sport or theatre tickets.
Watch out for flyers around Stoke Newington and check back here for more details soon. We’ve only just started planning and I’m sure we’ll think of some more good reasons for you to come.
You should add it to your Facebook Calendar.