Haringey Community Press

Haringey Community Press

Five minutes with Hannah Cox

The joint CEO of Jacksons Lane Theatre on Turkish grocery stores and Tottenham Marshes

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Hannah Cox, executive director and joint CEO of Jacksons Lane Theatre. Credit: Emma Hare
By Hannah Cox 02 August 2022

Where do you call home? Tottenham, although I’ve previously lived on Green Lanes, Turnpike Lane and in Finsbury Park.Where do you call home? Tottenham, although I’ve previously lived on Green Lanes, Turnpike Lane and in Finsbury Park.

Which shops do you rely on?Which shops do you rely on?

I love all the Turkish grocery stores on Tottenham High Road for great fruit and veg, and excellent pastries. Fieldseat Café on Tottenham High Road is my go-to for a coffee, and I’m slightly obsessed with the cheese boxes from Wildes Cheese, at least some of which I give away as gifts.I love all the Turkish grocery stores on Tottenham High Road for great fruit and veg, and excellent pastries. Fieldseat Café on Tottenham High Road is my go-to for a coffee, and I’m slightly obsessed with the cheese boxes from Wildes Cheese, at least some of which I give away as gifts.

Best meal you’ve had in the borough?Best meal you’ve had in the borough?

There are so many it’s hard to choose, but I’ve had many happy evenings devouring delicious pizzas at San Marco by Bruce Grove Station. I used to love the ‘Tottenham Social’ pop up nights at Craving Coffee, too.There are so many it’s hard to choose, but I’ve had many happy evenings devouring delicious pizzas at San Marco by Bruce Grove Station. I used to love the ‘Tottenham Social’ pop up nights at Craving Coffee, too.

Where do you go for a good time?Where do you go for a good time?

The Beehive pub in Tottenham – it’s a winner every time and the bar staff are amazing. Or, for after work drinks, The Boogaloo on Archway Road.The Beehive pub in Tottenham – it’s a winner every time and the bar staff are amazing. Or, for after work drinks, The Boogaloo on Archway Road.

Why do you love Haringey?Why do you love Haringey?

I love Haringey for the culture, the food, the amazing sense of community and the art on every street corner. There are so many beautiful murals across Tottenham.I love Haringey for the culture, the food, the amazing sense of community and the art on every street corner. There are so many beautiful murals across Tottenham.

Where do you go for a moment of quiet?Where do you go for a moment of quiet?

Tottenham Marshes is the perfect place for a quiet stroll. You can feel lost in the countryside there.Tottenham Marshes is the perfect place for a quiet stroll. You can feel lost in the countryside there.

Where in the borough would you recommend for a first date? Where in the borough would you recommend for a first date?

Go for coffees and cakes at Prestige Patisserie, try True Craft, on West Green Road for cosy pizzas and beer, or sip delicious cocktails paired with Japanese food at Brouhaha on Green Lanes. Go for coffees and cakes at Prestige Patisserie, try True Craft, on West Green Road for cosy pizzas and beer, or sip delicious cocktails paired with Japanese food at Brouhaha on Green Lanes.

What’s your one rule for life?What’s your one rule for life?

Find the fun.Find the fun.

Where do you get your culture fix?Where do you get your culture fix?

Jacksons Lane of course – for brilliant contemporary circus performances and an amazing family theatre programme – plus the lovely A La Mesa café which serves really good coffee. I’ve also been to brilliant music festivals at Blue House Yard and community events at Living Under One Sun café in Down Lane Park.Jacksons Lane of course – for brilliant contemporary circus performances and an amazing family theatre programme – plus the lovely A La Mesa café which serves really good coffee. I’ve also been to brilliant music festivals at Blue House Yard and community events at Living Under One Sun café in Down Lane Park.

What should HCP readers be watching right now? What should HCP readers be watching right now?

I’m currently watching Sherwood by James Graham which is the most incredible and gripping drama based in Nottinghamshire, and also Big Boys by Jack Rooke which is a comedy but might make you cry.I’m currently watching Sherwood by James Graham which is the most incredible and gripping drama based in Nottinghamshire, and also Big Boys by Jack Rooke which is a comedy but might make you cry.

What are you working on at the moment?What are you working on at the moment?

During the summer holidays we’re running circus projects for young people all over the borough, including the launch of a new circus summer school in the final week of August. We’re also preparing for our autumn season, which includes a wide range of family shows, an incredible contemporary circus programme and more creative opportunities for older members of the community to take part in. During the summer holidays we’re running circus projects for young people all over the borough, including the launch of a new circus summer school in the final week of August. We’re also preparing for our autumn season, which includes a wide range of family shows, an incredible contemporary circus programme and more creative opportunities for older members of the community to take part in.

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