Markfield Road Festival

A celebration of emerging & established creatives through art, music & discussion

A celebration of creatives through art, music & discussion

Saturday 10 September 2022

2pm - late

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Carnival Procession with Earlsmead Primary School, Cornucopia Theatre Co & Pumpkin Jigsaw

2pm – 3pm
Markfield Rd, London N15 (starting at Markfield Park)

Samba band Pumpkin Jigsaw and Cornucopia Theatre Co are working with Earlsmead Primary School to create a great intergenerational local contribution to the programme of the festival.

At 2pm a carnival procession, led by children from Earlsmead Primary School and their families alongside professional carnival dancers and musicians, will take place to bring Markfield Road Festival to a start on Day 2. The procession will start Markfield Road Park and down Markfield Road and culminate in a performance in Gaunson House car park as part of Art in The Yard and the wider festival.

In preparation for this, they will run 2 workshops with 110 children across year 5 and 6 on the Friday. In one workshop they will creating carnival arts and crafts including masks, streamers, flags, percussion instruments and more. In another workshop they will be teaching the children the basic dance steps, percussive rhythms and chants used in carnival processions. The workshops will be taking place at Earlsmead Primary School, N15.

Gaunson Creative Open Studios

2pm – 6pm
Gaunson Creative Studios, Gaunson House, Markfield Rd, London N15 4QQ

For the first time since 2019, over 50 resident artists are opening their studio doors to the public. Visitors can meet our artists, buy art and find out about our resident artist’s practices across ceramics, painting, film, illustration, design, fashion, photography, music and more.

Open Studios will see the return of the butterfly trail with great prizes for kids of all ages as well as an Art Raffle, with a £500 voucher to purchase or commission work by our artists as the main prize.

Art In The Yard: art installations, film screenings, DJs, bar

2pm – 11pm
Gaunson Creative Studios, Gaunson House, Markfield Rd, London N15 4QQ

Gaunson House car park will present Art in The Yard with outdoor art installations, murals and film screenings by our resident artists.

On Saturday and Sunday the yard will see a live painting performance by resident artist Steve Folk. Children can get their face painted by MangoZooKidz and creative craft workshops by Sian Dorman and a team of assistants.   

Throughout the weekend there’ll be drinks and live DJs playing chill-out music.

Art installations by Hanna Benihoud, Dreph, Goodchild, Ethel Davis, Lucy Edkins, Sian Dorman, Patrick Jones, Steve Folk.

Panel talk: The Importance of Collaborating*

3pm – 4pm
The Cove Studio, 50-58 Markfield Rd, London N15 4QF

A talk discussing the importance of creative collaborations for artists, how these connections and collaborations come about and the pros and cons of corporate collaborations and how to choose what collaborations are right for your brand.

Neequaye Dreph Dsane – Visual Artist & Educator
Simone Brewster – Designer & maker of jewellery, sculptural objects & furniture
Annahita Hessami – Cut Glass Studio
Moderator: Katharina Reinthaller – Theatremaker

*This is a limited capacity event. Ticket holders will be prioritised.

Panel talk: Ten87 x Tribe - Being Independent*

4.30pm – 6pm
The Cove Studio, 50-58 Markfield Rd, London N15 4QF

A talk on what it takes to be independent in the music industry, and the reasons behind the sudden growth in independent artists and labels.

The last four years have seen a continuous growth in the number of indie labels. These now make up over a quarter of the global market share of music consumption. But what does it take to be independent? What’s behind the sudden growth in independent artists and labels?

Is it the democratisation of the creative process?
Is it a counter action to major labels and mainstream culture, and the need for more creative freedom?
Does the spirit of community resonate more powerfully with those at the forefront of music culture?
And how do independent labels first get off the ground?

Organised by Ten87 Studios in conjunction with TRIBE TALKS, this discussion will delve into these questions and explore the challenges met by those who have taken the leap into the indie world, with a select panel of some of London’s most exciting artists and label owners.

Matt Ross – Advisory Board Lead, Don’t Sleep
Jason Ngimbi – Founder of Polarface Recordings and A&R at Parlophone
Brian D’Souza – DJ, sound artist, producer, founder of Highlife, Swell and Ambient Flow
Moderator: Celetia Martin – Artist Manager & Creative Programme Director at TRIBE.

*This is a limited capacity event. Ticket holders will be prioritised.

Panel talk: Made By Tottenham Creatives - Journey to Creative Success*

6.30pm – 7.30pm
The Cove Studio, 50-58 Markfield Rd, London N15 4QF

Creatives from the Made By Tottenham online directory discuss their experience in the creative industries and their journey to success.

Xavier Segers – Award-winning illustrator & graphic designer
Clemence Debaig – Dance artist, XR designer,  & creative technologist
Alison Lam – Neurodiverse, socially engaged artist & educator
Moderator: Katharina Reinthaller – Theatremaker

*This is a limited capacity event. Ticket holders will be prioritised.

Ten87 Summer Jam

6pm – late
Ten87, 39B Markfield Road, London, N15 4QA

The Ten87 summer Jam on Saturday at Craving will feature Common Sound – an exciting Nu Jazz Collective hailing from Kentish Town, providing an evening of ‘sonic nourishment’ via an open jam for their community, with support from Sara El Harrak – a top tier selector with residencies on a number of the city’s best radio platforms, as well as Worldwide FM’s very own ESK – a passionate champion of new artists – presenting a blend of upfront rap, grime, soul, R&B and electronic sounds.

Line up:
6pm: DJs
7pm: Common Sound Jam
10pm: ESK DJ set


Bar: 10am – 11pm
Food: 6pm – 10pm
Craving, 39B Markfield Road, London, N15 4QA

Food by:
Walthamstow Dogs (Hot Dogs)
Latty’s Kitchen (Jamaican)

Friday 9 September 2022

3pm – 11pm

Saturday 10 September 2022

2pm – late

Sunday 11 September 2022

2pm – 11pm