Pop up cafe at the studio.
Jul
1
12:00 pm12:00

Pop up cafe at the studio.

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiche, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana loaf, freshly made donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change the filling every week. 

Coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.

pop up cafe at the studio
Jul
15
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiche, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change the filling every week. 

Coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.


pop up cafe at the studio
Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiches, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made sugar donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change them up every week. 

Good coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.

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pop up cafe at the studio (closing early today)
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio (closing early today)

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiches, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made sugar donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change them up every week. 

Good coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.

Please note that due to a private event we will be closing at 5pm not 6pm

Summer pop up at Red Door Studios
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Summer pop up at Red Door Studios

Get in your bookings quick as its our last pop up for a while and its a beauty! We will be taking a break as our lovely chef Sophie is having a baby!

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£35 per head includes all 4 courses and the aperitivo. For bookings and enquiries please use our form here 

Little ones are welcome and there will be delicious extra's for children on the table. The price for under 12s is £3.50 per child.

Our series of pop up food events are in collaboration with super talented local chef Sophie Downer. She is widely experienced but is informed deeply by the time she spent working with Theo Randall at The Intercontinental and at the iconic River Cafe. Her food is made with love and completely from scratch using beautiful fresh ingredients. 

Folk session at the cafe.
May
20
3:00 pm15:00

Folk session at the cafe.

On the 3rd Saturday of every month we host a traditional english Folk session. It is a casual affair and anyone who wants to join just has to turn up at around 3pm with their instrument. 

The cafe is open as usual from 12.00 until 6.00 so come and enjoy our lovely space, have lunch and listen to some music.

Art Balaayo: Letters to yourself workshop.
May
6
4:00 pm16:00

Art Balaayo: Letters to yourself workshop.

Letters to yourself will be led by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail, a co founder of the Variant Space Collective. Find out more about Nasreen and Variant Space here

The workshop is open to all and will be centred around the self and language. These two themes are intimately connected and form the core of our reality.

The workshop will involve some arts based activities (though you don't need to be an artist to get involved) and some letter writing and discussion.

pop up cafe at the studio, Saturday and Sunday!
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio, Saturday and Sunday!

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. This week you can also take a look at the  exhibition we are showing in the main space - Art Balaayo: we are highlighting the work of Somali artists to open, challenge and explore unspoken narratives.

The cafe is open both Saturday and Sunday this week and although there won't be seating inside there will be plenty outside and takeaway options are available.

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiches, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made sugar donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change them up every week. 

Good coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.

Art Balaayo exhibition
May
6
May 14

Art Balaayo exhibition

Curated by artist Zeinab Saleh and inspired by the artbalaayo podcast pioneered by Somali women in the UAE. The focus of the exhibition is to highlight the work of Somali artists and to open, challenge and explore unspoken narratives.

Showcasing photography, poetry, film, sculpture and digital media from Asiah Ali, Aisha Mohammed, Halima Salah, Kariima Ali, Nasra Abdullahi and Naima Hassan. 

The show will launch on Friday 5th May. Red Door Studios will be open from 6 - 10pm with live spoken word performance from Fatima Diriye and Aisha Mohammed. please see the event listing 'Art Balaayo Launch' on our what's on page for more details.

And then the show will be open as follows:

Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th May: 12.00 - 6.00pm

On Saturday 6th May Variant Space will be holding a workshop themed around ideas of the self and language. Please see the 'Letters to yourself' event listing on our what's on page for more details.                                                                                             

Friday 12th/Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th 12.00 - 6.00pm

Mon - Thurs by appointment only.

During the Friday, Saturday and Sunday opening times our pop up cafe will be open serving coffee, teas, homemade cakes and snacks.                                                                                                                                        

Art Balaayo exhibition launch
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Art Balaayo exhibition launch

The Studio will be open from 6 - 10pm, everyone welcome. Come and explore the exhibition and meet some of the artists involved.

Our pop up cafe will be open and we will be serving a selection of delicious summery non alcoholic cocktails, plus a variety of teas, coffee and homemade goodies.

There will be Live spoken word performances from Aisha Mohammed and Fatima Diriye. Read a little about Fatima in this list of Somali-British poets you need to know about

Pop up spring feast. SOLD OUT
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Pop up spring feast. SOLD OUT

Our series of pop up food events are in collaboration with super talented local chef Sophie Downer. She is widely experienced but is informed deeply by the time she spent working with Theo Randall at The Intercontinental and at the iconic River Cafe. Her food is made with love and completely from scratch using beautiful fresh ingredients. 

We are offering this beautiful 4 course lunch at £35 per head. The price for children under 12  is £3.50 per head, children's options are listed below. All courses are vegetarian apart from the Lamb. Please let us know when you book if you would like the vegetarian option for this course (baked Cannellini, Spinach, wild greens in homemade Filo pastry).

To request a booking or have a further enquiry send us a message using the form on our get in touch page. Do let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

 

Folk session at the cafe.
Apr
15
3:00 pm15:00

Folk session at the cafe.

On the 3rd Saturday of every month we host a traditional english Folk session. It is a casual affair and anyone who wants to join just has to turn up with their instrument at around 3pm.

The cafe is open as usual from 12.00 until 6.00 so come and enjoy our lovely space, have lunch and listen to some music.

pop up cafe at the studio.
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio.

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiches, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made sugar donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change them up every week. 

Good coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.

pop up cafe at the studio
Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

pop up cafe at the studio

Come and enjoy our lovely space and have lunch. In the summer months we have lots of plants growing in our undercover garden and plenty of room inside too. 

We sell freshly baked loaves of bread, home made Quiches, Salad, cheese toasties with extras like gruyere and truffle if you like, or gherkin and mustard.

We also have really good cakes, all home made......plum and ginger, rich chocolate with raw cacao, Lemon drizzle with ground Almonds (gluten free) Banana and chocolate loaf, freshly made sugar donuts filled with homemade strawberry jam and more, we change them up every week. 

Good coffee and a variety of teas, cordials and cold drinks. 

Occasionally we will put on live music at the cafe, we will list this in our events (though sometimes it happens spontaneously), we have a folk session on the 3rd Saturday of every month and we have a regular DJ, Pete who plays us treats from his very eclectic collection.