The RecordShop’s FREE CV Session!

Presenting all your experiences, skills and knowledge in a document can be a feel like a daunting challenge! Often, you may feel like you are babbling on or are not sure where to focus the direction of your professional pitch.

Many of us know we are capable and fit to fulfil the position or job of our dreams but fall short on presenting exact points that make us the perfect candidate. It is important to stand out and create a solid demonstration of your knowledge and ability, which is exactly why we are presenting a FREE CV workshop where you can get professional guidance on writing, editing and curating the perfect CV for your role. Whether you are just starting or well on your way on composing, we are here to give focused advice to sharpen the aim and points within and make you land that dream role!

Come along to The RecordShop in The Mall (Wood Green) on the 6th, 13th and 20th of June and have your CV reviewed!

Make sure to secure a spot!

Boost Your Stage Presence: Tips and Tricks to Create and Share without Fear! 

We held a smashing workshop at The RecShop today. 

We invited young people aged 14-25 to come along, they were able to learn about how they can face their fears and grace the stage more confidently. 

Here are some words from those who took part today:

Lillian (young artist, enjoys music at school) – Today’s Boost your Stage Presence Workshop was hard work and I got do a lot. I was able to finalise 2 verses and a chorus from my own song and record it.

Maria (weekly volunteer Youth Worker) – Today, it felt very motivating to work with Lillian, a talented and promising young artist who is now on his second workshop with me.

For those who missed out or want more from us, please see our events page for more events like this right here at The RecordShop, inside The Mall.

Explore West Africa with Alai and Moussa 

Greetings everyone.

Feeling mad for music and an adventure? Seeking to reconnect with your native roots? Or return to the magnificent motherland?

Why not explore the West African continent with us at The RecShop on Sunday 5th May 2024, at 2pm.

You can enjoy four whole hours of authentic West African music with friendly faces.

Play along to the beat of the balafons and dance along to the Djembe drums! 


Tesco Stronger Starts! Vote for The RecShop today!

We are delighted to have been put forward for the Tesco Stronger Starts customer vote scheme. The scheme offers organisations like us to receive grants of up to £1500, and it is all decided by Tesco customers as to how much funding we will receive. You will be able to vote for us in 13 different stores around Haringey, so next time you visit please make sure you vote for us!

You can vote for us at the following stores:

Stores which will vote on your project
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on your project.  Feel free to share this list of stores amongst your supporters and within your community.   

6201    Bounds Green Rd Exp     Small unit      N11 2PP
6845    Tottenham West Gr Exp   Small unit      N15 3QR
3238    South Tottenham Large unit      N15 4AJ
4688    220 Park Lane Tottenham Small unit      N17 0HY
6490    Tottenham Hal Vil Exp   Small unit      N17 9NE
6432    Wd Grn Lordshp Ln Exp   Small unit      N22 5JH
5929    Turnpike Lane Express   Small unit      N22 6BS
3445    Wood Green Express      Small unit      N22 8JD
2727    Highgate High St Exp    Small unit      N6 5JG
3477    Swain Lane Highgate     Small unit      N6 6QX
5383    Salsbry Haringay Exp    Small unit      N8 0RX
5382    Hornsey High St Exp     Small unit      N8 7NX
2383    Crouch End Express      Small unit      N8 8DU

Find out more here: https://tescostrongerstarts.org.uk/

Mothering Sunday Special – Art Attack & Yak at Wood Green – Sunday 10th March 2024, 2-5pm

Hello you marvellous mothers and wonderful women out there. How would you like to jump in and join us for a fun filled afternoon of paint, prizes, love and laughter at Wood Green?

Once we welcome everyone at 2pm we’ll bring out our brushes, pop out our paints and pop up our canvas at 2.30pm. Let us splash some fabulous colour onto those blank canvas.

Prepare for some friendly competition at 4pm with some great prizes in for the taking.

Once we crown the competition winners we will rock the stage, sing and dance the day away. Gear up for an up beat party at 4.15pm! Sounds terrific? Click here to book your tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-attack-and-yak-international-womens-day-mothers-day-special-tickets-846363906227?aff=erelexpmlt


Weekly Jams!

The Recshop invites all musical talent to join our weekly jam sessions, held every Wednesday at 2pm. No sign up required, all you need to do is come to us at The Mall Wood Green and start playing along. 

The aim of our jam sessions is to help musicians in the local area have a safe space to relax, meet other like minded individuals, and to enjoy playing music, regardless of what style, instrument, or skill level. We encourage everyone to bring their personal styles of playing into these sessions, we always love to hear the different musical backgrounds of everyone here. 

Jam sessions are also held before our monthly open mic nights to encourage musicians to perform on our stage.


My Work Experience at The RecShop

Hello, I am Abdul and I have participated in work experience at a social enterprise called The RecordShop. The RecordShop is a small place but they have a big mission. Their mission is to help young people with their personal, profession and educational needs.

My work experience here at The RecordShop has taught me new skills that i haven’t learnt before such as customer service, what i had to do was serve the customers a drink it was very daunting as it was my first time and i didnt wish to make any mistakes with my first time but i managed to pull through and made my first sale. The second skill I learned was how to open the store and the regulations that must be followed when opening the store such as checking the expiry dates of the products that are sold, checking if the equipment is working properly and is ready for use.

The third skill I have come across was talking to customers when i was handing out leaflets and promoting the shop. This task was a little troublesome as most people walked by with no response but some people showed some interest and I explained what we do and why we do it and handed them a leaflet so they can come back and learn more about The RecordShop.


Our Annual Anniversary

Last month marked our third year at The Mall Wood Green. We have accomplished so much since we’ve been here and it’s only getting bigger and better! As this year is drawing to a close, let’s take a look back at an exceptional year. 

It kicked off with two successful events. The first one was the Mind Your Business Brunch, run by The ReignBow Club and Tinkk Buddah. This was a fantastic networking event focusing on mindset. The second one was RETREAT, a Mission Exhale event led by Shevelle. It was a particularly inspiring moment which involved insight into goal setting and self-reflection.

In the following month our creative work experience students transformed the stage for the open mic and the talented artist 705 became our first headliner for the open mic session. 

We also attended the career fairs at both St Thomas More Catholic School and The Grove School, to inform the lovely students about the music and work opportunities available at The RecordShop.  

For International Women’s Month, we visited the Broadwater Farm Community Centre to give a DJing and Beatmaking workshop. We then hosted a free Artisan & Craft Market led by Ebi Fusion, which takes place monthly. 

On April 15th, the artist Edie Rae held her EP launch party at our venue. She Speaks Faith, presented Paint with Purpose, a platform for a community of sisters to connect and grow in Christ.

In May, we had SWT EVENTS at our venue for their Art Attack & Yak – BDay special, 705 had a successful launch and listening party and then we embarked on a London tour! The acts consisted of LSKIN, WondRWomN, Cyka Psyko, KlaCat and 705. 

This brings us to the incredible RecFest, a jam packed festival full of fun, laughter, workshops, live music and activities for both children and adults. With over 300 visitors and more than 60 acts, the RecFest was a wonderful opportunity for up-and-coming talents like Steppazs, RONAN, girlnext2doors, KlaCat, FullaVibes and ADS Kru to showcase their music to our local community. There were so many highlights from the festival that we just can’t wait for the next one!

Also – in August we entertained the local residents as we DJ’d at Sky City Community Centre, which is located above The Mall Wood Green. 

September was another fantastic month as we received a letter from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London! This came after the excellent project ‘Route Words’ by Shenece Oretha, which was displayed on Art on the Underground.

Our founder Mary recently had an interview with Music Cities Events where she expressed how she felt about receiving the letter from the mayor, and also talked about the free studio sessions for musicians and more. Click here to listen to the full interview

We also held a free ukulele workshop for children led by Margie Jammie from UkuLittle during the half term. 

We finally had a wonderful time at our open mic event last month. Amber, a talented singer and musician performed during the event. We will be working with her on her new single which will be recorded and mixed at The RecordShop. 

We plan to continue to support our musicians and young people in the coming year and you can expect to see great things from us. Don’t forget to follow us to stay updated!