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Crouch End Festival Screen Printing Workshop June 8th & 9th

02 June

Screen Printing Workshop | Crouch End Festival Special Event

Elvis screen printLearn how to screen print using materials that can be found at home.  Learn the basics of homemade screen printing, choosing your design, prepping screens from home made materials and printing.

The taster class will focus on the fun part, printing! Have fun composing and printing artworks to take home! Screens, inks and papers will be supplied, please bring t-shirts, canvas bags or anything else for that matter that you would like to print on, (Whites colours only please).

This workshop is for those looking for an introduction to basic home made and affordable screen-printing.  

Where and When

Saturday 8th June & Sunday 9th June 2013

at Brand New Start Gallery, 44-46 Hornsey High Street, N8 7NX


12.00 – 1.00pm – Saturday & Sunday 8th/9th June

1.00pm – 2.00pm – Saturday & Sunday 8th/9th June


We ask that you donate £4.00 to cover the costs of the materials used by you during the class. We will provide all the other materials and utilities needed to create your own masterpieces. **** Please also bring your own T-Shirts****

There will be only 2 classes each day so book early to avoid disappointment


DJ Trojan Pete Live At Brand New Start | June 7th and 8th

02 June

The Legend that is DJ Trojan Pete

 A Crouch End Festival *2 Night Special*DJ-Trojan-Pete

Where and When 

2 shows: – one on Friday 7th June and also on Saturday 8th June.

Doors Open: 7pm – midnight

Where: the Brand New Start Gallery
(44-46 Hornsey High Street, N8 7NX)

It’s part of the Crouch End Festival so there’ll be loads going on.



This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early as we are not as big as the O2 arena – yet:roll:ultimate-ska-party


Please give generously

Brand New Start Gallery | Artists and Musicians Network | London with a shared vision to develop and improve society. 
Read More: http://brandnewstart.org/

Bert Page Live at Brand New Start | Crouch End Festival

01 June


The Bert Page Band are a talented London based three-piece with bold, original songs. This music is rock that doesn’t fear to travel across borders from folk to jazz. Singer/songwriter Bert plays guitar and fender rhodes while Lenny and Scott hold down the rhythm on bass and drums.  


About the Band


Bert Page Bert-Page

One of the most talented keyboarders and painters we know, Bert blends in solid funk, with soulful tunes and a bit of Bad Plus style proggy Jazz thrown in to make an amazingly tasty cocktail.


Lenny Greenberg


Lenny is a former dj and producer whose contribution to UK Hip Hop is well-documented. His ear for rhythm and a well-placed bass line led him to take up the electric bass and to his involvement in numerous live and studio projects. His style is integral to this band.


Scott Tayler


Scott is an innovative, versatile and rocksteady percussionist, whose talents put him in high demand. His effortless style and ability to underpin any groove that comes his way make him the band’s sonic chassis.


Where and When


Next show will be on Saturday 8th June at the Brand New Start Gallery
(44-46 Hornsey High Street, N8 7NX)
from 7pm.

It’s part of the Crouch End Festival so there’ll be loads going on.



This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early as we are not as big as the O2 arena – yet :roll:


Please give generously

The Rebelles at Brand New Start, Haringey | June 8th 2013

31 May


Who Are The Rebelles?

Crouch End local Tracie Hunter with Phoebe White and Anna Randall are a three-piece female harmony group.

I was delighted when Tracie, Phoebe and Anna agreed to come and sing at Brand New Start during our Crouch End Festival celebrations. This exciting new band with equally exciting faces just serves to illustrate the great talent hidden in N8. This is your chance to get to see these beautiful girls and more importantly hear their fabulous voices, not from the “balcony” a million miles away but up close and personal from just a few yards. This is one opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss. OK I’ll admit I am VERY biased because I love these ladies, so here (below) is a video so you can decide for yourselves. ….Jonny.




The Rebelles – Press

Review: MetalTalk.net

If you like your rock to stir the cockles of your heart, Tracie Hunter’s forthcoming album, ‘Vasilisa’, will have you reaching for the Kleenex (though hopefully not the noose). Having heard a couple of other tracks from ‘Vasilisa’, first single …

Review: MusicNews.com

‘Junkman’ is passionately yet sensibly handled with a slow-burning start that gradually drifts over into passionate singing charged with plenty of energy, blistering guitar solos and above all, two fantastic voices!

Review: GetToTheFront.com

The song is a great example of what a power ballad should be, and is sang with both feeling and passion by Hunter and Elliot…

Review: FairHearing.co.uk

Tracie Hunter is easily as good as most female rock singers and better than most, so let’s have this promised third album from her please…


When & Where?


7pm – Midnight on 8th June 2013


Brand New Start Gallery 44-46 High Street,
London , N8 7NX


This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early to avoid disappointment.

Tracie HunterPhoebe-white-anna-randall


Sean Taylor Free Live Music For Crouch End Festival

27 May

Sean Taylor – Live

Brand New Start Festival Special Event

June 7th, 2013

Reader ratings for Sean

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 1269 ratings

All of us at Brand New Start were delighted when Sean confirmed that he could make a one night appearance at our gallery. Despite the hectic schedule for his ongoing UK tour (see full schedule) Sean has kindly managed to squeeze this very special show here in Haringey, in support of the Crouch End Festival and Brand New Start.

When & Where

June 7th | From 7pm – Midnight | at The Brand New Start Gallery, 44-46 High Street, London , N8 7NX


This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early as we are not as big as the Albert Hall – yet 🙄

Please give generously



About Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has grown to be one of the hottest new names in the Eurpoean blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Neil Young and Tom Waits. Sean appeared at both Glastonbury and Cambridge festivals in 2010 and 2011. His 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Bourbon St Jazz & Blues stage was widely blogged as being a highlight of the festival. Apart from his 3 headline UK tours to date, Sean has also supported the Neville Brothers, John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater), Band of Horses, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes and Eric Bibb. 



Check out this video of one of my personal favourite Sean Taylor songs – ever

Sean Taylor Sings “Stand Up”



Below you’ll find a selection of press and media quotes about Sean Taylor and his music.

“Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak. ****”

”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn”
Bob Harris, Radio 2

”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn”
Q Magazine 

“My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’ 
Mark Harding, Radio 2 

”A star in the making …a superb talent”

“Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!”
Eric Bibb 

“Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album”

“Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year…Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination”
Love Music Hate Racism 

“The raw beauty of the guitar and piano…raw, cliche free; tugs at the soul”
Acoustic Magazine 

“Slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking…Taylor is a find (8/10)”
Classic Rock 

“Prodigiously talented singer-songwriter…touchstones would be Tom Waits and John Martyn”
R2 Magazine 

Willy Vlautin 

”Calm, collected … sensual. Hypnotic”   
Guitar and Bass Magazine 

“Beautiful…driving…an album I have come to love”
Fatea Magazine 

”Effortlessly beguiling…quite superb…this classy and understated work assuredly evokes the ghost of John Martyn”
Blues Matters 

”A massive young talent…the voice of a poet…superb”
Flying Shoes


Rare Opportunity

Given the size of our venue this is indeed a rare opportunity for fans to see Sean “up close and personal” 

Don’t Delay

OK so there is a limited number of tickets available so please book ASAP – We don’t like to disappoint you!


Sean Taylor still-not-convinced

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Sally Kendall Mosaic Workshop at Brand New Start

26 May

Mosaic Workshops for Kids & Adults!

Crouch End Festival Special

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 179 ratings

Here at Brand New Start Gallery we are of course absolutely delighted to be able to host Sally Kendall’s Mosaic workshop for adults and children as part of our Crouch End Festival special events. 

Best known perhaps are Sally’s iconic mosaics of celebrities like Mo Farrah and Amy Weinhouse, but in reality they are just the tip of a glowing iceberg of mosaic art. For a few days in June however you can learn from one of London’s most acclaimed Mosaic Artists and create your own unique mosaic. All this for nothing more than a small charge for materials. 

We expect these workshops will sell out quickly so please get your place booked quickly as in fairness to all we have to operate on a first come first served basis.


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June |

Classes are at 12.00(noon), 1.00, 2.00, 3.00 and 4.00 

Each class consists of 5 – 10 (max) students and lasts for 1 hour.


The Brand New Start Gallery 44-46 High Street Hornsey, N8 7NX 

How to Book a Class?

Just drop on by our gallery or call us and we’ll gladly help you fill out the short application form to secure your place.


Still not convinced , That’s OK!  

Before you go check out Sally’s Page and pictures for the full details.

In the meantime below is just one of Sally’s great Mosaics (to tempt you) 😆



Crouch End Festival Comes to Brand New Start Gallery

14 May

Brand New Start @ Crouch End Festival

Brand New Start will be hosting a variety of events in addition to exhibiting paintings by local artists during the upcoming Crouch End Festival this year. We’ll keep you posted with time-tables and descriptions of all our “happenings” as well as some of the other great stuff going on.

We will also be publishing this to all our social media pages, like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and so on so if you want instant updates to your own social accounts just follow us here.Crouch End Festival-meme