HI, MY NAME IS JONNY ROGERS
I am a carpenter, upholsterer and antique restorer by trade, and an enthusiastic singer, artist and film-maker in my spare time. In 2006 I setup a space in my warehouse for people to come and play music together. Seeing the love and enjoyment generated by positive people coming together and sharing ideas in an environment of free expression I knew things had to change!
I am now convinced of the importance and absolute necessity for a community to have a venue where its members can go to connect with other people, share ideas and create things of beauty.
I have therefore started Brand New Start a collective of creative professionals with a shared vision to develop and improve society through cultivating an active and long-lasting network of talented people, and enabling better conditions for arts and culture to flourish.
FACTS ABOUT ME
- Aside from helping people, my other job is shooting pool.
- The amount of random trivia knowledge I have would scare you.
- I still buy music on CDs and I have never bought an mp3.
- I have been told that I have a sweet tooth for chocolate similar to a girl’s.
- I only drink water in coffee or whisky.
- My love of Sunday Roasts will never allow me to become a vegetarian.
FURNITURE RESTORATION 94%
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST 92%
FILM MAKER/DIRECTOR 90%
POOL SHARK 95%
LEVEL OF SKILL MEASURED IN A.P.H (AWESOME PER HOUR)
DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT!
I have been driving past the shop since it opened and noticing interesting objects in the window and assumed it was just another tasteful posh antiques shop, yesterday i was early for an appointment in crouch end so took a few minutes to park the car and go into the shop and LOVED it, chatted with ‘Nicky’ who was friendly and charming, and read a beautiful poem that was simply printed on a seet of A$ printer paper and placed on a shelf in the window with some other beautiful objects. I soon realised this place was so much more than a trendy shop and have just read the mission statement on this site. I find it so inspiring and reassuring to find that there are some creative and community minded people out there like ‘Jonny’ who not only have the vision but also the gumption and drive to make something like this happen. It makes me feel more positive about life in general to find something like this when life in London can so easily beat you down , it does me, but something like this makes it seem a less oppressive and depressing place to be, it gives me HOPE!!!! Thank you Jonny, Nicky and all who help make this be.
But enough about me—let’s talk about you.
Drop by the gallery so we can discuss your ideas.
Together we can make them happen.