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Camden Market is up for sale

Camden Market, London’s must-visit destination, is up for sale.

Camden Market is known for its history, vintage shops, punks, food stalls, fashion, and so much more. Having started up in the 70s Camden Market is now world-famous. And rightly so.

The owner of Camden Market, Teddy Sagi, is looking to sell Camden Market. In fact, for £1.5 billion Camden Lock Market, Stables Market and Buck Street Market are included, and also a leisure centre named Babylon Park.

Over 28 million people visit Camden Market every year, and the over 1000 stalls, bars, restaurants, and everything in between.

Camden has seen development over recent years, in fact since 2014 when Sagi became the new owner.

Happy bidding!

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Roundhouse & The Last Word Festival

The Last Word – the spoken word festival located in Camden’s Roundhouse have just announced the incredible additions of George The Poet and Jaspreet Kaur for their highly anticipated Poetry Slam Final.

Having already confirmed the likes of The Receipts & Friends, 1Xtra’s Richie Brave, poet Kayo Chingonyi, A Quick Ting On, the award-winning Letters To The Earth and much more; the Roundhouse’s The Last Word Festival is proud to announce the incredible additions of George The Poet and Jaspreet Kaur to the Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final, happening Thursday 9th June 19:30pm.

From poetry, to live recordings, art exhibitions and work-in-progress, Roundhouse’s The Last Word festival showcases something for everyone. For more information and tickets please visit here.

They have a full schedule of amazing artists and performances. The Camden Roundhouse is at the heart of Camden’s creative community hosting art, music, and much more.

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GearFest UK Music Studio Equipment Show in London this July

A music equipment show, just a few minutes away from Camden and Kings Cross, for all producers, songwriters, and performers.

GearFest UK will take place at Tileyard London, where you’ll find exhibitors of studio recording equipment including mixers, monitors, outboard processors, microphones and more. Also DAW and Plug-In software brands plus leading keyboard and synth manufacturers.

Come and have a day out and see the latest and greatest equipment, experience the Dolby Atmos studio for your first listen to an Atmos mix, and sit in on a programme of panel talks by experts in the industry.

Join the exhibition from 10am – 6pm. Hit the open bar area, grab a bite from one of the food stalls, and see some live music afterwards.

This is your chance to get hands on with the gear, meet the manufacturers, chat to the Sound On Sound editorial team, network with friends and be inspired.

Exhibitors currently confirmed with many more to be added:
Ableton, ADAM Audio, Akai, Apogee, Audient, Austrian Audio, Bitwig, Bjooks, Dolby, Focal, Focusrite, Ferrofish, Imperative Audio, Lauten Audio, Neve, Nord, Novation, RME, Solid State Logic, Sonnox, Sontronics, Spitfire Audio, Steinberg. 

Tileyard London is home to over 100 music studios and 250+ businesses in the music and creative industries, including Spitfire Audio, Pioneer, Novation, Platoon, SoundCloud, and many more.

Tileyard London is located 10 minutes north of Kings Cross station at Tileyard Road, London, N7 9AH.

Tickets on sale now at only £10.
Eventbrite tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gearfest-uk-tickets-324837005227

Website: www.gearfestuk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GearFestUK
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/517486009831353/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gearfest_uk

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International Women’s Week – Live Music

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Promoters VMPG will be hosting a whole week of live performances at venues across London.

They are programming a week-long, curated series of concerts across their venues PowerHaus, Nells, and The Fiddler, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Shows are running from March 7-13, and acts include All Day Breakfast Cafe, Sophie Faith, and a night curated by Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma Club.

Get you tickets here

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Amy: Beyond the Stage: Review

“Amy: Beyond the Stage” is the very first UK exhibition that heavily focuses on Amy Winehouse’s style and her passion for music. The Design Museum and Naomi Parry (Amy’s former stylist and close friend) teamed up and honoured Amy’s impact on the music and fashion industry by displaying her handwritten lyrics, awards, musical instruments, outfits, and other personal belongings.

By Alžbeta Bulíková

According to Priya Khanchandani, the head of curatorial at the Design Museum, the exhibition also focuses on the musicians Amy got influenced and inspired by throughout her career.

The exhibition is divided into four different rooms, in which the visitors can have a very close look at Amy’s possessions. The very first room includes photographs of Amy in her Frank era, personal notes, lyrics, CD collection, or very unique distressed-denim jeans, embroidered with ‘Sinatra is God’ and ‘Amy’ by Miss Sixty.

The second part of the exhibition gives us a closer look at Amy’s musical career, musical influences, and a few of the iconic outfits she has worn. By walking in the room, we can see three guitars hanging on the wall, including her very first electric guitar by Fender in a Daphne Blue finish, which she used to perform with during her Frank era. The room is designed to show visitors the transition between Frank and Back to Black by displaying songbooks, vinyl records by artists she looked up to, from her personal collection. The room also includes multiple awards for both of these timeless and iconic albums including five Grammy Awards, Mercury Prize, and Ivor Novello Prize.

Furthermore, Amy owned a retro jukebox, constructed by her step-father Richard, containing records hand-picked by Amy herself, which is also a part of this unique exhibition. In addition to the musical experience of this room, a recording booth set-up (inspired by Metropolis Studios, where the album Back to Black was recorded) has been added and installed by All Things Studio. The visitors are able to take a seat and listen to a few of Amy’s greatest. Above all, the famous abstract bamboo mini dress Amy had worn for her final stage performance in Belgrade (2011) designed by incredibly talented stylist Naomi Parry is also part of the exhibition.

“I was mesmerized by the dress worn by Amy in her final performance in Belgrade. Absolutely heartbreaking to see the actual dress Amy wore that night, right in front of me on a mannequin. I could have stared at it for hours!” stated one of the very dedicated fans, Rachel.

Moving on to the third part of this experience, the next room is dedicated to the fashion style of Amy and her own aesthetic including a few of the most iconic and incredible pieces she has worn throughout her short career. This room also displays unique accessories including the famous heart-shaped Moschino bag (from the Brit Awards in 2007), jewelry, heels, or the ‘Trademark Beehive’ styled by Tracey Cahoon, used for the music video ‘You Know I’m No Good’ in 2007. Imogen Warner-Dart who runs an online archive (@amywinehousewardrobe)  that details Amy’s iconic outfits, loans a few pieces to the museum is extremely passionate about the exhibition. “It is such a special experience to see Amy’s famous clothes, possibly for the last time all in the same room together. A real once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was the most incredible honor to be approached by the Design Museum to loan some of my pieces to stand alongside Amy’s clothes.” She continued, “Priya Khanchandani and Maria McLintock beautifully curated this exhibition with Naomi Parry. The third room really brings the exhibition to life. You can really feel Amy there with you.”

Last but not least the fourth room – “Amy: Finale performance” offers a visual performance of Amy’s song “Tears Dry On Their Own” designed by Chiara Stephenson from All Things Studio. This big finale finishes up the whole exhibition in the most bitter-sweet way possible remaining the visitors in awe and excitement to come back. According to Stephenson, the aim of this visual performance was to make people feel more connected to Amy and have insight into her character.

Do not miss the chance to see this spectacular exhibition. April 10 2022 is the very last day you can experience “Amy: Beyond the Stage” and see these astonishing pieces in real life, which will never be reunited after. Book your tickets now at: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/amy-beyond-the-stage

Read More on Camden Watch Company No.27

A new piece from Camden Watch Company

Camden Watch Company is our favourite brand of watch, for obvious reasons. They’ve just announced something new!

Their Camden Watch Company No.27 Midnight Edition is now available for pre-order. It is inspired by the subtle shades and tints that appear at dusk; the blue-black hues of the sky, the last golden rays of sun turning everything a beautiful pink. So whether you’re just going out, or already coming home, the No.27 Midnight edition might just be the perfect companion, a unique and surprising juxtaposition of colours that somehow just perfectly fit together.

Pre-order the No.27 Midnight Edition

The Camden Watch Company is an independent British brand designed in the heart of Camden. They take inspiration from Camden and The City of London to creative truly unique, exciting designs.

Camden Town is home to many businesses in the world of art and design. Camden Market is famous for a long history of brands who’ve started out small and become a success story in the business world.

Read More on Duffys Quips opens in Camden

New store Duffys Quips opens in Camden Market

Duffys Quips, a small T-shirt enterprise run by three generations of women from one family, are more than excited to announce the opening of their new shop in Camden Market.

To add to that, they have also launched a national campaign to help women, and those Assigned Female at Birth (AFAB), to get better support with, and to raise awareness of, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Duffys Quips have announced the opening of their own unit in the world-famous Camden Market, in London, on Saturday 19 February 2022.

Visit the shop at:

Threddy’s: Unit 99b, The Stables Market, NW1 8AH

By producing fashionable, affordable, ethical Tees they get to raise awareness on topics that are not only important to themselves, but  very close to their hearts. they get to work together as a family and raise money for important campaign organisations! Plus, they get to flex their creative muscles along the way. They are extremely passionate about their small new enterprise and really hope that you enjoy wearing some of their designs.

See more of the merchandise that’s sold on their website at www.duffysquips.com

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New Street Art in Camden Town

Camden Town is home to some of London’s best and most creative street art. As always, there are new pieces that have appeared.

Here are some of them that we’ve spotted (February 2022).

Where are the best places to see street art in Camden? Well, everywhere. Walk towards Buck Street Market, Camden Market, or towards Mornington Crescent (near KOKO), and all along your walk you’ll see new street art appear.

Buck Street, Hawley Road, and Hawley Mews are some of the regular hot spots.

Looking for things to do while you’re in Camden? Why not try some of the magical restaurants like Shaka Zulu, and Bubble Waffle from BubbleMania, or a drink at Lock Tavern. Make sure so have a look at the markets for the incredible food, fashion, and fun.

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Over 100 bike hangars across Camden

Camden Council has installed over 100 bike hangars across the Borough of Camden in the past two years.

10 more bike hangars are planned to be installed in 2022, a scheme which makes it easier to cycle around London and a safe place to store your bike.

Each hangar can hold up to 6 bikes.

To request a hangar nearby to you just drop an e-mail to cycle@camden.gov.uk, with the location that you’ll wish the hangar to be, and also to book a space at a current hangar.

Get cycling, it’s healthy, fun, and now you have a space to store your bike too!

Camden Council, along with most councils in London, is promoting the use of bicycles to commute. More cycle lanes, more places to store bikes all across London will stimulate cycling more. Sometimes it’s quicker to go by bike than by car, or even public transport. Time to bike up!

Read More on Jazz Café announces 2022 gig lineup

Jazz Café announces their 2022 gig lineup

Jazz Café, the legendary music venue in Camden Town, is welcoming a host of live music performances in the first few months on 2022.

It’s a star studded range of shows featuring the likes of Jay Electronica, 47Soul, Rhythm Section w/ Jas Kayser, Sean Khan w/ Heidi Vogel, Theophilus London, Prínicipe w/ Nidia, MC Yallah and many many more!

For February and March in 2022 The Jazz Cafe have confirmed some of the most distinguished and exciting acts from around the world to appear on their hallowed stage. Legend of the rap game and New Orlean native Jay Electronica hits the stage in February for what will potentially be the show of the decade. Leading Palestinian electronic-rap trio 47Soul are also confirmed for February, bringing with them their very own ‘Shamstep’ genre in what is set to be a standout show as well as their first ever UK performance. 

Also touching down in February is Bradley Zero’s very own Rhythm Section with their first live show of 2022. Set to be an unmissable modern jazz showcase featuring rising star of the jazz scene: London drummer Jas Kayser (Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the year in 2021)who has previously featured in bands for the likes of Jorja Smith and Nubya Garcia, Australian jazz funk party starters Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, as well as forthcoming Rhythm Section release Tone. 

 

Enigmatic London-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Khan joins forces with legendary London label BBE in March for the launch of his brand new album ‘Supreme Love’ – a collection of songs and covers inspired by his love for John Coltrane. He’ll be joined by Cinematic Orchestra front woman Heidi Vogel

 

March will see New York multi-hyphenate Theophilus London return to the UK for the first time in nearly 10 years for two dates at the Jazz Cafe, with the first exceptional live performances of his latest album ‘Bebey’.

Also appearing at the Jazz Cafe throughout February and March are the likes of online bass sensation Fernando Rosa, Dutch disco band YĪN YĪN , infamous Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez z and his brand new project Bad Hombre, vocal jazz legend Kurt Elling and iconic Lisbon label Príncipe celebrating their 10th anniversary, with the dizzying style of Principe stalwart Nídia heading up proceedings in what is sure to be a spectacular night.

 

Also giving us a sneak peek into what’s to come; the Jazz Cafe have announced prominent East African female rapper MC Yallah with Debmaster for April. Affiliated with the Kampala-based Nyege Nyege crew, MC Yallah plays her biggest show to date following widespread acclaim with performances at Unsound Festival and Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda.

 

As always the Jazz Cafe looks to exceed expectations with its standout programming and bookings providing an inimitable live experience, and the early 2022 line up is no different. With the calendar also featuring exciting shows in the shape of Re:imagine presents: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, A Brief History of King Tubby with Dennis Bovell & Friends, Abstract Orchestra play Dilla, Baduizm – The 25th Anniversary and many more there truly is something for everyone on offer. The Jazz Cafe is kicking off 2022 with a bang – much to the delight of music lovers everywhere.
FULL LINE UP
Friday 28th January
RE:IMAGINE PRESENTS: THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
19:00 – 23:00

 

Saturday 29th January
JAY ELECTRONICA
19:00 – 23:00
SOLD OUT

 

Thursday 3rd February
GHANA’S GROOVE: A HISTORY OF HIGHLIFE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th February
COLECTIVA + RACHEL MARTINS + DJ POLY RITMO
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th February
CERRONE
22:30 – 03:00

 

Sunday 6th February
A BRIEF HISTORY OF KING TUBBY WITH DENNIS BOVELL & FRIENDS
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 7th / Tuesday 8th February
RICHARD BONA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 11th February 
LOWKEY
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 12th February
THE REAL THING (Album Launch)
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 14th February
ABSTRACT ORCHESTRA PLAY DILLA
19:00 -22:30

 

Tuesday 15th / Thursday 17th February
BADUZIM – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
19:00 -22:30

 

Friday 18th / 19th February
47SOUL
19:00 – 22:30

 

Wednesday 23rd February
KURT ELLING SUPERBLUE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 24th February
ERIK TRUFFAZ
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th February
JAM BAXTER
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 26th February
KANDA BONGO MAN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 28th Feb – Weds 2nd March
FERNANDO ROSA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 3rd March
RHYTHM SECTION LIVE
19:00 – 22:30
Tickets – TBA

 

Friday 4th March
YĪN YĪN 
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 4th March 
Glenn Underground
22:30 – 03:00

 

Saturday 5th March 
THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM ONYEABOR
19:00 – 22:30

 

Tuesday 8th March
SEAN KHAN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 10th March
K.O.G
19:00 – 23:30

 

Friday 11th March
DJ MARKY: ORIGINS SET
22:30 – 03:00

 

Saturday 12th March
YOLANDA BROWN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 17th March
AMON DÜÜL II
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 18th March 
ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE
19:00 – 22:30

 

Saturday 19th March
LIV WARFIELD
19:00 – 22:30

 

Sunday 20th March
KASSA OVERALL
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 21st / Tuesday 22nd March
HENRIK SCHWARZ & ALMA QUARTET
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th March
LEVITATION ORCHESTRA
19:00 – 22:30

 

Friday 25th March
10 YEARS OF PRÍNCIPE 
22:30 – 03:00
Tickets – TBA

 

Saturday 26th March
KWAME YEBOAH
19:00 – 22:30

 

Sunday 27th March
AHMED FAKROUN
19:00 – 22:30

 

Monday 28th / Tuesday 29th March
THEOPHILUS LONDON
19:00 – 22:30

 

Wednesday 30th March 
KURT ROSENWINKEL TRIO
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 31st March
OMAR & QCBA (ALBUM LAUNCH) 
19:00 – 22:30

 

Thursday 7th April
MC YALLAH & DEBMASTER
19:00 – 22:30
Tickets TBA