Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Director Shane O'Sullivan to talk about his film Children of the Revolution

"Just a quick reminder about the next Haringey Independent Cinema film, which will be on Thursday 1st March. Doors open at 7pm and we will be starting the whole event at 7.15pm. So, what's on offer.

The main feature is a film called Children of the Revolution which takes an unusual look at Armed Struggle, as it's looking at it through the eyes of the daughters to women who, for whatever reason, decided to take up arms in the late 1960's. Like the film "Weather Underground" which we showed a while back, this does not condemn or condone the actions of those who decided to use a more violent way to put forward their views. But, unlike Weather Underground, which talked to the revolutionaries themselves, this film looks at the effects such actions has on two daughters caught up in the daily struggles of living "underground".

The director, Shane O'Sullivan, will be coming along to speak about the film and to answer any questions - a coup for us at Haringey Independent Cinema.

This is our small part towards supporting International Women's Day a week later, and we will have somebody from Haringey Women's Forum coming along to talk about it and what is happening in Haringey.

Finally, at the beginning of the evening, we hope to be showing a short film made by Angelica Landry about the Welbourne Centre in Tottenham. The centre is threatened with closure by Haringey Council and this film is about the centre and it's fight to survive - which we can all support.

So, all in all a packed evening to come and enjoy.

Parts of Children of the Revolution is in subtitles but unfortunately not the whole film is, so we apologise to our audience who have hearing difficulties. The film about the Welbourne Centre doesn't have sub titles either. For those who need to use the services of dial-a-ride we estimate the films will end around 9.30pm and the whole evening about 9.50pm.

Details are the same as always: £3 entry or £2 if you are skint. Venue is the West Green Learning Centre, which is on the corner of West Green Road and Philip Lane. Buses 41, 341, 67, 230. For any other details check out our website at: "

Get ready for Tottenham Carnival 2012

"The 2012 Tottenham Community Festival & Carnival Parade will take place on SATURDAY JUNE 23RD

Get yourselves in gear for the biggest North London party of the year!!

The Tottenham Community Festival and Carnival, now in its 15th year attracts an audience of over 10,000 people EVERY year (even if the weather is not in our favour) With an Olympic feel about town , organisers are keen to get everyone on board to help make 2012 a fantastic year for a memorable event in Tottenham.
2011 was a problematic year for every sector of the community and it was with a heavy heart that the decision was taken, by the organisers to cancel the event. With the license in place and granted by the local authority, it simply was not feasible to deliver.

However, organisers are now raring to go to ensure there is a fantastic party in 2012
With 3 Music Stages, kids area, stalls galore , Youth Zone, Sports, great food and funfair this free entry event offers something for everyone.

Over the years, the event has attracted some of the UK’s biggest artists (including Lemar and Sway) and showcases many up and coming young UK talent.
One of the most popular areas , as confirmed by Time Out , is the Elders Zone featuring live music , the best of comedy talent and an atmosphere that inspires everyone to enjoy the fun and get into the spirit of Tottenham ‘s biggest party.

With a wide diversity of age groups and cultures, this free entry event has become a ‘not to be missed ‘date for the diary for the people of Tottenham and beyond.
From humble beginnings in 1997, the festival event enables local business initiatives, whether they are starting out or are well established concerns to avail of the great opportunity to market their services and products to a concentrated audience over several hours.

Over the years, both local and National companies have availed of one of the many marketing opportunities offered. Organisers are committed to ensuring that every business , irrespective of size or turnover , has the opportunity to attend the event – from a table top stall space to a standalone marquee or a space in the business village , there is a number of cost effective plan plans in place to enable your business to take part.
Our partners include, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Metropolitan Police, Haringey council, The Army, Youth Entertainment Sound System, San Marco and many more.

We hope to make 2012 an event to remember with a vibrant street carnival parade and a truly spectacular festival event.

We cannot do it without local business support and in return, we can offer you a stake in the biggest and best North London event.

Plans for the 2012 event are already underway and we look forward to your continued support."

You can find out more at the Tottenham Carnival Website

Or join the  People's World Carnival Band- founded in 1983 and celebrating nearly 30 years of 'Radical Mas' in London

Friday, February 24, 2012

Police and the Community Consultation - Send in Your Thoughts and Comments by 29th February 2012

 "On behalf of the Haringey CPEG and the Police we wanted to take this opportunity of thanking you for the help and support that you have given the Borough since the death of Mark Duggan and the subsequent disorder that followed.

Haringey is a Borough that is keen to continue increasing trust and confidence in the police from all areas of the community and to improve communications.

You may now be aware that the proposed date for the IPCC to complete their investigation in April 2012 and the Inquest into Mark’s death is scheduled for 15th October to 7th December 2012.

There has been some speculation and reporting that one of the causes of the disorder in August 2011 was owing to a breakdown in community and police relationships.

With all of this in mind we write to you today to ask for your thoughts as to how we can develop and improve the working relationship between the community and the police.

We would ask you to specifically consider the following questions:

o          How do you think that we could improve the way that the police work with the community?

o          How do you think we could improve the way that the community work with the police?

o          Are there groups in the community that the police need to engage with more or in a more productive way and if   so how?

o          What do you personally see as the way forward and how could you help to achieve that?

We feel that this is a real opportunity to canvass your views and knowledge in order that we can create a good working relationship between the community and the police dealing with those important issues affecting the community in Haringey. Please could you send your thoughts and comments to Enid Ledgister, by 29th February 2012 at, fax: 0208 881 7223, text: 07958 182773 or 14 Turnpike Lane, Hornsey, London N8 0PT.

Kind Regards                             

Gerard McGrath                                             Sandra Looby
Chair Haringey CPCG                                   Borough Commander Haringey "

Community Panel Launch 24th February 2012

More info about the Community Panel

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Story of Lovers Rock

FIND YOUR VOICE proudly presents

Directed by Menelik Shabazz (2011 / UK / 96mins)

“Lovers Rock”, often known as romantic reggae, is a uniquely Black British Sound that developed in the late 70’s and 80’s against a backdrop of riots, racial unrest and sound systems.

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012,
from 6.30pm

Free Entry
~Contribution of £3 welcome~

Buses 41, 341, 230 and 67 pass nearby the blue gates.
Half way along West Green Road between Turnpike Lane and Seven Sisters tubes , next to Downhills Park and Park View Academy School

Sponsored by SLR Radio, 97.7fm
 or tel. Douglas on 07960239493 or 07882403871

Complete this year’s celebration in style: bring your loved ones to this passionate movie…
and chill out afterwards at the Black Grape Club