From the very first moment I saw a leaflet with the Mill Co. logo in Tottenham, I knew another great thing was coming to area and it turned out to be true. A social enterprise scheme for creatives has arrived in the patch.
Posted on 1:26pm Wednesday 6th August 2014
From the very first moment I saw a leaflet with the Mill Co. logo in Tottenham, I knew another great thing was coming to area and it turned out to be true. A social enterprise scheme for creatives has arrived in the patch. In the last four months, I have tried everything (except maybe beg) to get more info about our new residents (business partners, Claire Martin and Nick Hartwright). I have sent an embarrassing amount of emails, walked by far too many times and I even managed to sneak into the empty building with another local. Not my proudest moment.
Posted on 7:51am Monday 14th July 2014
As the summer holidays draw near, it has been a busy few weeks at St Francis de Sales School. Catherine Manolo, Larisa Sandford, Kimberly Ward and Shabelle fill us in on news from Art and Book Week, a visit to the zoo and a football match to rival the World Cup final.
Posted on 4:24pm Monday 16th June 2014
During the past week, St Francis de Sales pupils have been finding out how to eat well and stay fit during Sports Week. We have trained and practised for Sports Day on Friday 12 June 2014. We came face to face with one of the most famous cups in the country on Thursday. And our eyes were shocked as we met Peter Waterfield who gave us a powerful message: ‘Try your best and keep trying.’
Posted on 4:52pm Thursday 22nd May 2014
Pupils at St Francis de Sales are huge fans of science lessons and so they could barely contain their excitement this week. Science Week has given every pupil - from Year 1 to Year 6 - the chance to get stuck into some amazing, inspiring and sometimes messy experiments.
Posted on 10:07am Wednesday 21st May 2014
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Kicks project uses football to to break down barriers between young people and the police. The free sessions for 5 – 19 year olds are proven to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase interest in sports, while creating life changing opportunities leading young people to find employment and education.
Posted on 2:30pm Sunday 11th May 2014
“Everyone off the ice please!”
Posted on 7:15pm Monday 5th May 2014
This week every pupil at St Francis de Sales School participated in Maths Week. We took part in some amazing maths challenges, watched a maths theatre groups perform and worked with our parents in class.
POST Artists will be at Tottenham's River Lea this bank holiday weekend with Canalology, a special exhibition which promises to awe in visuals and in taste.
Posted on 8:17pm Wednesday 30th April 2014
POST Artists stake out public spaces that inspire them to create art projects by responding in various ways - in reflection of the site. POST is a network of artists that is open to new members, as long as they have experience and enthusiasm for making 'site-specific' work that is a creative response to a particular place. The group have selected Tottenham's canal as their next canvas; where 16 artists will come together, each producing their own interpretation of the River Lea canal. In a classic festival lineup, there will be workshops, talks, performance art, architecture, digital installation and storytelling. It is free and will take place from 12pm - 5pm, between Markfield Park along the towpath to Stonebridge Lock.
Posted on 8:07pm Monday 28th April 2014
St Francis de Sales School Council has entered the House of Commons School Council Awards. Open to children across the country, we realise it will be very tough but we are very excited about how we have developed our Select Committee system. Over the next few months we will be interviewing people in our borough who are making important decisions on our future. This week we interviewed Mr Lane, the head teacher at St Francis de Sales School, about school dinners.
Market special part one: Cheryl Cohen gives Tottenham another taste of a Ploughman's lunch at Mayfest
Posted on 10:12pm Saturday 26th April 2014
The Ploughman Mayfest is around the corner - May 5th at Markfield Park for all of you sleepwalkers out there - so I had to post about Cheryl Cohen for part one of my market specials, I'm not sure how I have managed not to rave about her so far. I don't remember the first time I met Cheryl, well actually that's not true. I do remember, it was at an meet-up for the Tottenham Art Group but we didn't speak that night. The next time I met her (properly) was at a Tottenham festival ideas/crunch type meeting, where she told me about some remarkable things she was involved with and organising for the area. One of the biggest and most successful is her founding project - Tottenham Ploughman
Posted on 1:22pm Saturday 19th April 2014
St Francis de Sales School may be closed for the Easter holidays but pupils are taking the time to reflect on a recent visit to the O2 Arena and to recognise the dedication of staff member Mrs Coffi.
Ruth Lie at the V&A, talks to Adjoa Wiredu about the Tottenham Takeover, an evening celebrating local culture and 'creative Tottenham'
Posted on 11:21am Sunday 13th April 2014
Last month, the V&A dedicated one evening to Tottenham. It was a showcase of our charming community spirit and a great moment for the creative groups growing all over the area. A proud night for us and also the shiny hard evidence of change on show for all to see.
Posted on 12:15am Tuesday 8th April 2014
Did you go ice skating in the late 80s/early 90s?
Posted on 5:55pm Sunday 30th March 2014
MPs got more than they bargained for when the St Francis de Sales School Council arrived in parliament with some tough questions.
Posted on 5:33pm Thursday 27th March 2014
Attending a recent ‘work’ social event I met a man who runs a charity which gets prisoners to help other prisoners learn to read.
Posted on 6:10pm Saturday 22nd March 2014
This week, Rachel Johnny from St Francis de Sales School reports on a recent visit to the Science Museum as part of Year 5’s topic on Earth, Sun and Moon.
Spring is set: local film screenings, drinking at the Beehive and Tottenham gets a date night at the V&A
Posted on 10:41pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
Every now and again, I find myself falling in love with Tottenham, just a tad bit more. It's probably more like a 'rekindling' actually, the effect of the warm fuzzy feeling all over the borough. I had one down moment recently though and I wasn’t oozing 'love for my town' smugness - far from it. I witnessed a horrible violent fight, among five male youths in Bruce Grove and if I remember clearly, my first thoughts were to start walking, very quickly, before I heard sirens.
Posted on 3:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014
This week we will be interviewing Mr David Chandler, deputy headteacher, from St Francis de Sales School.
Posted on 11:41am Tuesday 4th March 2014
The longer-lasting repercussions of Daniel Levy's decision to sack Andre Villas-Boas may start with the departures of Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris in the summer.
Haringey markets, street art and learning Spanish are all just a few cultural links to Barcelona and its beating heart, El Raval
Posted on 3:36pm Friday 28th February 2014
I took a trip to Barcelona recently, to visit a friend who lives out there. After just four years in the city, the chica originally from Bow in East London, is hardly recognisable. She is now super organised, has the kind of techy business acumen that leaves you open mouthed in wonder and her newly acquired Spanish sass is her very own brand of ' a Londoner does Barce' - it's hysterical. Being in her company was a great memory jerker that all complaints aside, Londoners don't drag themselves around. We know what we want and we rarely mince our words. Instead, we hash a plan and we get on with it. It dawned on me that her amazing success in Spain is a direct correlation to her background of growing up in East London; she's a grafter and when she sees potential, she makes it happen.
Posted on 6:06pm Thursday 6th February 2014
Tottenham's game with Everton is pivotal for their season and will go along way to measuring Tim Sherwood's long-term credentials.
Posted on 2:54pm Sunday 2nd February 2014
The word bric-a-brac excites me beyond measure. I can't even pinpoint a specific reason why but I know it does. Equally, leave me at a market selling food, clothes, furniture or all of the above and I'm a very happy girl.
Posted on 12:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014
Councillor Alan Strickland explains his passion for the community-led redevelopment of Tottenham Green.
Posted on 2:33pm Friday 24th January 2014
We all know that this generation are extremely attached to the concept of restore and reclaim.
Posted on 11:39pm Wednesday 15th January 2014
Two weeks ago, many of us made a new year’s resolution to be in better health in 2014. However, if the prospect of visits to the gym for the next eleven months brings you out in a sweat, then why not try something different this year?
Posted on 4:35pm Friday 3rd January 2014
Tim Sherwood has the chance to win a permanent place in the hearts of Tottenham fans and win over another huge section of his skeptics if he can mastermind a victory at the Emirates on Saturday.
Posted on 12:42pm Friday 3rd January 2014
This blog is named after a very short, boring road.
Posted on 1:18pm Tuesday 24th December 2013
There will undoubtedly be a tonne of Tottenham fans shaking their heads in disbelief on Christmas Day, mumbling “how did it come to this?”
Posted on 6:22pm Wednesday 27th November 2013
Sacking managers might be the trendy thing to do but it would be a catastrophic error for Tottenham to get rid of Andre Villas-Boas.
Posted on 10:25pm Monday 11th November 2013
The argument that Tottenham didn't beat Newcastle on Sunday because of the 'single-handed heroics' of Tim Krul is a cop-out.
Posted on 9:12pm Monday 4th November 2013
Once again the most significant talking point from a Spurs game is their lack of goals and, moreover, their seeming inability to create clear-cut chances.
Posted on 2:03pm Monday 4th November 2013
Have you seen the billboard series on West Green Road? Of course you have!
Posted on 12:13pm Monday 4th November 2013
Councillor Alan Strickland reflects on the importance of new jobs and training opportunities to Tottenham's long-term regeneration.
Posted on 3:22pm Thursday 24th October 2013
After my last post, there's been a lot interest in the Tottenham Art Group. So I thought, what better way to make an informal introduction, than to give the locals a chance to know a bit more about the group and the great woman behind it, Taslima Khatoon.
Posted on 11:01am Monday 14th October 2013
Last summer I had to move out of a flat I was sharing just off Holloway Road and I have to admit, I was devastated.
Posted on 11:02pm Monday 23rd September 2013
After the result, and the classy back-heeled goal that incited a degree of ecstasy only a stoppage-time winner can, it is the wealth of chances Tottenham created against Cardiff that must be lauded.
Posted on 12:54pm Tuesday 10th September 2013
Tottenham fans are right to question the club's strategic partnership with Real Madrid and Spurs should terminate it out of principle, says Lyall Thomas.
Posted on 6:28pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
Tottenham supporters might not get the joy of watching him send a 30-yard screamer whistling into the top corner, but Franco Baldini – their new technical director – could be regarded as the club's most galvanic signing this summer.
Posted on 4:55pm Thursday 15th August 2013
Tottenham will have anything but a pleasant stroll through the Palace and they must take an immediate chance to show they will not be toothless without Gareth Bale.
Posted on 11:50am Tuesday 6th August 2013
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas finds himself in an extraordinary position and one that is without doubt a true test of how far he has come as a manager.