Recently, old Stoke Newington went up a notch in the understated gamut of cool when it welcomed Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore to the area. Moore, who lived in Stokey during the 80s, said it wasn’t a location he would end up in if he ever were to live in the capital. After all, back then Church Street wasn’t busting with buggies and flat whites. Fast forward to 2014, and the place has become a mecca for media types and London’s literati. Now in its fourth year, The Stoke Newington Literary Festival brings together all of N16’s most erudite offerings to showcase a series of walks, talks, crawls and conversations ranging from Feminism 4.0 to the virtues of the table and a house full of yogis. The closing finale is an evening with Kinks’ frontman Ray Davies and film-maker Julien Temple talking about life, music, and Ray’s new book Americana.
N16TalkSunday June 8