Kale Curry – My Primrose Hill Kitchen

Embrace the onset of autumn with this fragrant vegan curry that is perfect for an easy week-night supper. Creamy and comforting, it’s perfect with basmati rice or served alongside roast chicken. Whether you eat the chilli garnish depends on how brave you are feeling! For those who cannot imagine curry without a beer, Bottle Apostle provide some ingenious pairings. Ingredients (Serves 1–2) A big bunch … Continue reading Kale Curry – My Primrose Hill Kitchen

Helping Hands – Chalk Farm Foodbank

Earlier this summer, a private charity screening was arranged of Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake, in order to increase awareness of the Chalk Farm Foodbank. The film highlights the human trials and difficulties in gaining support from the state in modern-day Britain and the real stark issue of food poverty. Daniel Blake (played by Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who must rely … Continue reading Helping Hands – Chalk Farm Foodbank

Aristocrats of Jazz – Emily Dankworth

The other day I heard (we moles have phenomenal hearing) a jazz version of ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ that did my heart good. The woman who was singing put me in mind of that night when Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine came up the hill and she sang to him. That was special. And this woman sounded just like her. The voice that The … Continue reading Aristocrats of Jazz – Emily Dankworth

Arthur Rackham, the Primrose Hill illustrator

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the well-known illustrator Arthur Rackham was born in London. Throughout his life he illustrated more than 65 books, including Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Dickens. Many of his most celebrated illustrations were done at a time when Rackham lived in Primrose Hill Studios off Fitzroy Road. Primrose Hill Studios were built in 1877-82 as artists’ studio … Continue reading Arthur Rackham, the Primrose Hill illustrator