There’s an Edwardian confectionery factory in Hackney which doubles up as a time machine. ‘Make Some Space’ invites us through the front door of London’s Total Refreshment Centre to meet a revolving cast of characters who created an accidental incubator of London’s new jazz renaissance.
The book combines Johnny Rotten’s politics teacher, new London jazz icons Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and members of Ezra Collective, alongside Bob Marley, The Comet Is Coming, the Thompson Twins’ delay pedal, Wiley, and the 1912 Hackney mayor.
Emma Warren invites us to remember the venues and community centres that generated culture, and asks us to protect the few that remain.
136 pages privately pressed paperback with new and exclusive photographs, detailing the colourful histories behind Total Refreshment Centre and London’s new jazz explosion.