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In keeping with Collage Arts’ long standing

tradition of bringing top quality entertainment to the borough, there’s a brand new event set to join the already brimming roster for 2014. Fresh from world famous London venues The Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz at Karamel will be hosting the hottest talents from all ends of the Jazz spectrum. Kicking off with the raucous and formidable Pigfoot on January 29th there’s a truly delectable menu of treats on offer throughout the year. There’s something scheduled for every jazz fan’s tastes, from the airy piano and alto sax compositions of Allison Neale and Kate Williams, to the fiery tenor of up-and-coming saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and his band. Presided over by Stu Butterfield, a mainstay of the scene who’s been drumming for four decades, Jazz at Karamel is set to be a great addition to the Karamel

calendar. Add to that the unbeatably low entry price of no pounds, and we’re on to a sure-fire winner.

With Stu at the helm, we’re guaranteed to have the best and brightest in store, with a list of acclaim between them longer than this article, from as diverse and respected sources as The Times newspaper and the late, great Humph himself. It’s a mixed bag of delights on offer, promising updates of timeless classics and brand new compositions, old players and newbies, sharing the spotlight and the stage. So if Brubeck’s your bag and Hines is your hobby, in 2014 Karamel is the place to be. Jazz at Karamel kicks off with Pigfoot on January 29th. Doors at 7:30, advanced booking highly recommended. For more info please visit

FILM AT KARAMEL In late November 2013, Haringey’s disparate and independent film clubs got together for the first Haringey Film Group Festival, convening across the borough to screen a variety of filmic treats. Dubbed ‘Visions of Home’, a number of groups took part, each lending their own perspective and specialty to the mix. With contemporary Indian cinema from Wood Green’s Asian Centre, to rarelyseen gems from the likes of Haringey Independent Cinema, it was a party pack of pleasure and a roaring success all round. Collage Arts decided to join in the fun too, commencing the festival with a screening of Leo Carax’s powerful, provocative masterpiece ‘Les Amants du Pont Neuf’, introduced by Oscar nominated writer and director Yousaf Ali Khan. It was fantastic to see Karamel lit up by the screen flickering over a captivated audience, eager to take it in. So wonderful was it that we couldn’t help but turn it into a regular occurrence.


Film at Karamel is the newest addition to Collage Arts’ thrilling line-up of free events, taking in a range of classics both old and new from all corners of the globe, and governed only by one steadfast rule; No Hollywood Allowed! Already scheduled in are the inventive and visually stunning French treasure ‘Micmacs’, Almodovar’s seminal ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, and haunting, tense Australian drama ‘Jindabyne’. ‘Les Amants…’ set the tone and theme for what’s to come, with each film in the programme further exploring the difficulties of male/female relationships, and of living in a society fraught with moral dilemma. Each has their own language, both spoken and visual, and uses it to tackle the subjects distinctly. Whether exposing the absurdity of the arms trade, the rage of infidelity, or the strain beneath the surface of a dispassionate marriage, Film at Karamel promises to enrapture audiences throughout the year with some truly substantial food for thought, and that’s just the start… More information about Film at Karamel can be found at, and Screenings: February 20, March 20, April 17 2014

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Next issue of the Quarter featuring news and events from the Chocolate Factory in Wood Green London N22. Brought to you by Collage Arts. w...


Next issue of the Quarter featuring news and events from the Chocolate Factory in Wood Green London N22. Brought to you by Collage Arts. w...