Friday, 22 May 2015

Rowan Arts - Holloway Arts Festival, Islington Exhibits Registration, Seeking a Chair of Trustees

Teddy Bears Picnic
Friday 29 May 2-5 pm
at London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road N7 8DB

Join us for a ‘bring your own’ picnic, music and face painting.
Singer Songwriter Competition 
Closing Date Thursday 31 May around midnight
Compete in Holloway Arts Festival 2015’s Singer Songwriter competition. Entries limited to one or two musician line-ups from London.The final will be held on Thursday 4 June 2015 in front of a judging panel of industry professionals. To enter email
Sixties Vibe Exhibition Opening
Wed 3 June 6.30-8.00 pm
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

This collection of work will celebrate the different artistic forms of the Creativity Centre’s individual artists, inspired by their personal interpretation of the SIXTIES. Each artist will have a different perception of that era. 
Holloway Life Breakfast Meet Up
Thursday 4 June, 8:30am
at EZ and Moss, 183 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX

Connect with individuals and businesses at an informal series of meet-ups.
Tea Party at Resource for London
Friday 5 June, 4-5pm
at 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Join us for the Holloway Arts Festival edition of the first Friday Tea Party and take look at  the Creativity Centre’s special Festival Exhibition
Reel Islington: A Dangerous Game
Friday 5 June, doors open at 6pm, film starts at 6.30pm
at The Rocket, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

'A Dangerous Game' (2014) Dir. by Anthony Baxter. A funny and eye opening documentary exploring the environmental impact of luxury golf courses around the world.
Tickets: £5 (2.50 conc.)
Holloway Hullabaloo
Sunday 7 June 1.00 – 5.00pm
Hornsey Street, N7 

Featuring live music, market and food stalls, a festival parade and art workshops with Cowling & Wilcox, Estorick Collection and a sewing workshop with TRAID: bring along an item of clothing from home that needs mending, and learn simple hand sewing tips and techniques on how to repair your clothes.
Rowan Arts Opportunities

Could Twitter be fun for you?

Find out how it can work and get some tips at a Breakfast Meet Up or Tea Party
@rowanartslondon @hollowaylife

Chair of the Trustees Recruitment 

Deadline Monday 1 June 12 noon
We are recruiting a Chair for our Board of Trustees with the following skills: experience as a trustee, preferably as a Chair; thorough understanding of governance issues; a solid understanding of best financial practice in the voluntary sector; a good overview of the not-for-profit funding landscape; an understanding of the different ethoses of the sectors in which Rowan Arts operates (e.g. Arts, Heritage, Voluntary); a passion for Rowan Arts’ values.
Click here to see the full Job Description

Volunteers Wanted

Standard length is 2-3 months for 2/3 days a week, this is negotiable. You may claim reasonable travel expenses. To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to Call  0797 575 8756 if you need more info.

Islington Exhibits 2015 

Islington Exhibits registration dates announced 
15 June-15 July 2015
Go to for details
Islington Exhibits returns this October 2015. All artist callouts and registration details will be announced via this Eflyer, online at www.islingtonexhibits.comon Twitter @IslngtnExhibits over the coming months. Check out IE2014 blogs to get some inspiration for your exhibitions here

Tufnell Park Hidden History -  from The Brecknock to The Boston Arms

Join Rowan Arts and Hilldrop Community Centre in uncovering the Hidden History of Tufnell Park. We are looking for volunteers to conduct archival research, oral history interviews, lead a walking tour of Tufnell Park and collect photographs and memorabilia for a new website about all things Tufnell Park. Get in

First World War Heritage Projects

Rowan Arts is working in partnership with Finsbury Park Trust and Holloway Neighbourhood Group to produce two First World War Heritage Projects - Soldier Painter Traitor Spy and Home and Away. We are looking for volunteers interested in getting involved; including archival research, using online databases, visiting museums such as the Imperial War Museum, and creating content for an exhibition and website. Training will be given. Get in touch with
Image credit: Troops of the West Indies Regiment cleaning their rifles on the Albert – Amiens road, September 1916.© IWM (Q 1201)

List your volunteering opportunities on Holloway Life

Do you have Holloway-based volunteering opportunities that you would like to publicise? Holloway Life would like to hear from you. We will list your vacancies on our website and publicise them via Twitter and beyond! Drop us an email with an image and details of how to apply. Email

Support our work

Our Supporter Scheme offers affordable ways of giving meaningful support to what we do and benefit from priority booking, complimentary tickets and special events.
GLOW WORM £24 per year
FIREFLY £120 per year
SHOOTING STAR £540 per year
More info here or contact Rowan Arts on 0207 700 2062 /