About

We have an inner space and an outer space.

 

Described as "Probably the smallest but coolest venue in London," The Intimate Space has turned its smallness into a big USP.  Based in a 500-year-old church tower (they knocked the church down 150 years ago) it is both atmospheric and inspiring.

During lockdown we did a number of open-air concerts, using the steps as a stage. Time Out described it as "London's best-kept secret venue."

 

Inside it seats 25 and is perfect for fringe, experimental, first-time shows and... well anything really. We've hosted it all - drama, dance, music (of every type), comedy, art shows, experiential experiences, light shows, poetry, club meetings, workshops, parties.... 

Outside, you can get up to 300 people in the gardens. We have had just about every kind of music - blues, rock, jive, jazz, folk, Irish, experimental avant-garde, electronic, classical and both the Hornsey Music Festival and the Crouch End Festival. We even did a comedy night.

The good news is, we don't charge a lot for community-based events. 

 

TRIVIA: Hornsey Village is the oldest recorded village in London - 1202. It's also where Lotus cars were founded.

 

 

Chris Arnold was recently referred to as the 'dyslexic entrpreneur' in the Guardian.  

 

He is passionate about cultivating original talent. A former Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi, he's worked in the creative industries for several decades and runs an advertising agency, Creative Orchestra and a 'disruptive innovation' consultancy, The Garage.

 

He's been the chair of the DMA Creative Council and a founder of the Crouch End Festival - the UK's biggest community arts festival. He's also a musician and is one half of The Perrinormal, one of the Uk's leading 'Plundrphonic' bands.

 

Favourite films: Dark City & Brazil

Favourite music group: The Residents

Favourite book: Coming up for Air

Favourite drink: Tea (day) craft beer (evening)

 

Chris likes ordered chaos theory, because it creates new possibilities. He dislikes linear thinkers.

Community Manager:
Lisa Hyde

Lisa is a long-standing Hornsey resident involved in community projects such as the Hornsey Music Festival, HornseyN8 group and the Hornsey Traders and Stakeholders Association.

 

 

LaToyah Gill is a student of law, auteur, photographer and poet, who also curates multidisciplinary shows and film events. 

 

Deeply embedded with an avant garde mindset, she salutes artists such as Yoko Ono, Man Ray and Maya Deren, as well as independent filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Anton Corbijn, David Lynch, Alain Resnais, Steve McQueen and Ingmar Bergman. 

 

Favourite films: Cool Hand Luke & Last Year at Marienbad
Favourite music group: The Doors & Hole

Favourite poem: Eternity by William Blake

Favourite books: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Wilke and An Apology for Idlers by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Favourite drink: Tea with milk and honey, or dark rum (straight).

 

She is a curious creature, free thinker and lover of life.

Corporate Event Manager: Catherine Arnold

Catherine has worked in event marketing for over 10 years and for top brands including Metro newspaper and Amazon.

She has helped organise events ranging from PR launches to corporate entertainment.

She can advise companies or event organisers on how best to use the space.