106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN
Tel: (020) 7485 9899
Music nights are the main focus of this café, but there are a few other kinds of evening thrown in for good measure. On Monday 3rd November there’s a poetry slam event called Hammer & Tongue, so if you fancy getting up and spouting some poems, or simply watching other people be brave… They serve tasty, reasonably-priced, vegetarian tapas.
The Antic Banquet festival was held over a sunny weekend back in September on an organic beef farm in Norfolk. Imagine possibly the largest organic burgers ever, served in pitta bread crammed with salad and sauce; sweets and apples served by a horned creature from a Hansel & Gretel house; knives and forks hanging from the trees; bouncy bands and djs; cartwheeling zebras; maypole dancing; craft workshops; hula-hooping; poetry; puppet shows; an impromptu surprise birthday party in a pig pen (clean and empty of pigs!) and a magical violin concert in the church up the road, and that goes some way to describing this small festival.
The actual banquet itself took place on Sunday afternoon after hours of spit-roasting, basting, simmering, washing and chopping… Continue reading