From tonight, Starfish Loves Coffee is hosting Open Mic nights weekly on Saturdays for musical talent in the capital. Singers and musicians are invited to take part in front of a live audience at this hip new coffee shop-cum-bar in the heart of Palmers Green, North London.
The event starts at 6.30pm and runs till late. Performers should turn up early in the evening to register and will be allocated a slot to showcase their talents. The sessions will be hosted by local personality Chris Kalli and actor Aykut Hilmi, who co-owns Starfish Loves Coffee with his wife Ingrid. Entrance is free to both entertainers and the public, who can indulge in the venue’s selection of craft beer, fine wine and Prosecco on tap, while enjoying and supporting the performers.
Located on Aldermans Hill, Starfish Loves Coffee has quickly become a hub for the local community since opening in November. The chic, glass-fronted shop with cool art on its walls (many items are for sale) is popular with parents by day before that gently morphs into a bar in the evenings hosting a myriad of cultural happenings.
Aykut Hilmi, who has appeared in Hollywood movies such as Mama Mia, TV shows such as Spooks and 24, and was the lead in hit West End musicals Grease and Saturday Night Fever, feels it’s important for the venue to be used in diverse ways, with cultural being integral to its local appeal:
“We are already hosting everything from film to comedy nights, as well as intimate music jams. So if you want to perform or have an idea, please get in touch!”
Address: Starfish Loves Coffee, 92 Aldermans Hill, London N13 4PP