Camden Brawl London presents Move It Camden

April 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday 11th April 2015 saw me on the 6.31 train from Macclesfield to Euston - eek! It would be fair to say, I'm not a morning person! Barely slept the night before for fear of not waking up so powered myself on coffee and red bull (beautiful mixture NOT!) for the next 18 hours! ... Oh and just a sip or two of Prosecco at the after party! Slightly delirious by this point!!

The sun shone on Camden Market and the family fitness fanatics turned out in droves for this event! A huge success! Baby disco, cheerleading, hip hop dance, face painting, kids yoga, magician, Bollywood dancing, zumba kids class and much more! So why hire a photographer all the way from Manchester, you may ask? Because I'm the best of course!!!! Oh and I happen to have been bezzie buddies with the hostess Natasha, since we were about 4! Other than that, and the fact I wanted to help in any way I could, the selection was purely based on my superior photography skills, I am sure of it!! You can pay me when Camden Brawl goes global, guys! I may actually hold you to this! Haha!

I've known Natasha, as I've said, all my 'memorable' life and she always has and always will put her all into everything she does - this event was no exception. "I'm so proud of you Tasha - you deserve all the success in the World!"

Camden Brawl girl holding balloonsCamden Brawl girl holding balloonsGirl holding balloons at #moveitcamden event presented by Camden Brawl at Camden Foundry

Here's a little background into the event and Camden Brawl Clothing: Camden Brawl, which launched on 11th April at Camden Stables Market, is the UK’s first casual and sports wear label drawing inspiration from Camden’s rich history of the bare knuckle and gloved fighters who sustained the area in the 19th and 20th centuries. In this spirit, the company is committed to employing and training local disadvantaged youngsters at every level of its business. The launch took place in conjunction with Camden Stables Market’s free event on 11th April 2015 featuring #moveitcamden which aimed and succeeded in getting the local community active with a series of exercise classes for individuals and families at Camden Foundry including zumba, yoga, boxing, hip-hop and dance.

Camden FoundryCamden FoundryThe Foundry Bar, Camden Market Camden Foundry The BarCamden Foundry The BarView of the window through the bar at The Foundry, Camden Market Natasha Nother Camden BrawlNatasha Nother Camden BrawlNatasha Nother sound checks for Camden Brawls event #moveitcamden London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars London Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) CheerleadersLondon Infinity Elite (Calthorpe Allstars) perform at #moveitcamden @CheerAllstars Little girl getting face paintedLittle girl getting face paintedFace Painting at #moveitcamden To purchase the little t-shirt she is wearing visit http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shopbabychild/ View of Camden MarketView of Camden MarketView of Camden Market taken from The Foundry, Camden Market Girl holding microphoneGirl holding microphone B-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamden @BBetter
To purchase this blue womens t-shirt visit
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/
B-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamden @BBetter
To purchase this blue womens t-shirt visit
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/
B-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamdenB-Better HipHop Org. taster session at #moveitcamden @BBetter
To purchase this blue womens t-shirt visit
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/
Absolute Bollywood perform at #moveitcamdenAbsolute Bollywood perform at #moveitcamdenAbsolute Bollywood perform at #moveitcamden @AbsoluteBolly
To purchase this pink womens t-shirt visit
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/
DJ at Camden FoundryDJ at Camden Foundry Dennis Duhanny at #moveitcamdenDennis Duhanny at #moveitcamdenDennis Duhanny had children and parents on their feet at #moveitcamden at Camden Foundry Buy this red t-shirt here: http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk Men wearing Camden Brawl hoodyMen wearing Camden Brawl hoodyTo purchase this mens hoody visit http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk Woman wearing Camden Brawl vest top and holding iPhoneWoman wearing Camden Brawl vest top and holding iPhoneHey that's my job! Purchase Camden Brawl Womens vest top: http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Zumba taster session at #moveitcamdenZumba taster session at #moveitcamdenTp purchase this womens vest top visit: http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Zumba taster session at #moveitcamdenZumba taster session at #moveitcamdenTp purchase this womens vest top visit: http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Zumba taster session at #moveitcamdenZumba taster session at #moveitcamdenTp purchase this womens vest top visit: http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Blowing bubbles at #moveitcamdenBlowing bubbles at #moveitcamdenNatasha Nother blows bubbles at #moveitcamden wearing pink Camden Brawl vest top. To purchase this top visit http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Children dancing at #moveitcamdenChildren dancing at #moveitcamden Children dancing at #moveitcamdenChildren dancing at #moveitcamden Plate spinning at #moveitcamdenPlate spinning at #moveitcamdenKids being entertained with plate spinning at #moveitcamden Man plate spinning at #moveitcamdenMan plate spinning at #moveitcamdenEven the adults go involved with plate spinning at Camden Foundry Little girl holding balloon wearing Camden Brawl t-shirtLittle girl holding balloon wearing Camden Brawl t-shirtLittle girl holding balloon wearing Camden Brawl t-shirt Shop Camden Brawl http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shopbabychild/ Camden Brawl T-shirtsCamden Brawl T-shirtshttp://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shop-womens/ Tunnel of lights at #moveitcamdenTunnel of lights at #moveitcamdenAll the children were naturally drawn to this funky tunnel at Camden Foundry - as was I with my camera - although I now wish I'd used flash rather than pushing the ISO to it's limits! Check out Camden Brawls children's clothing at http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk/shopbabychild/ Families exercising at #moveitcamdenFamilies exercising at #moveitcamden Camden Yoga Bugs on stage at #moveitcamdenCamden Yoga Bugs on stage at #moveitcamdenCamden Yoga Bugs at #moveitcamden - free taster session @YogaBugsLondon Mired in grinding poverty, the fighters of Victorian London worked at boxing, running and rigging in the burgeoning prize fighting industry in order to keep their families afloat. The Camden Brawl sport-hardy range bears vintage imagery of well-known, often obscure and long forgotten local journeymen as homage to the triumphs and tragedies of the colourful culture of the boxing ring. 

Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk
Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk
Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk
The clothing line spans ‘ring-ready’ shorts, T shirts and hoodies ( T-shirts £19.99, Hoodies £29, Jogging Bottoms £25), all manufactured in London (supported/sponsored by iconic international leisurewear brand G-Star/Raw) as well as a full range of baby and toddler wear. In keeping with Camden’s fighting heritage of offering a channel for creative and muscular energies away from crime and social exclusion, Camden Brawl’s founders work in tandem with the local community centre (St Mary’s, Camden) to provide mentoring, employment and activity for local at-risk youngsters. Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk

Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk
Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk

The Camden boxers of old were often the poorest people in the community, fighting simply to put food on the table. Many young lads of 16-17 had lost their fathers during the Great War and were the family breadwinners. Labourers would earn £3 for 45 hours a week if they were lucky. No wonder the prospect of a fight for 30 shillings or £2 was an exciting prospect.

Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk

Camden Brawl is the brainchild of Camden natives Peter Crimmins and Natasha Nother. Says Nother; “The Camden Brawl project aims to create a range of robust and cool sportswear linking Camden to its noble boxing past as well as providing outreach activities to strengthen community ties for local youngsters to divert anti-social behaviour, promote interdependence, and challenge injustices of opportunity. To this end our range salutes Camden’s prize fighters of old, including Tom Sayers, George Odwell who won 159 fights of which 111 were KO’s, Gypsy Jonny Frankham, Tom “Paddington” Jones, and not for one moment forgetting the ladies; Elizabeth “Lady Bare Knuckles” Stokes and Bella of Blackfriars, the first female boxing promoter.”

Camden Brawl Clothing ShopCamden Brawl Clothing ShopInterior shots of Camden Brawl Clothing located at Unit 632, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London UK
http://www.camdenbrawl.co.uk
Says Crimmins “ My background  is in pro-fighting, martial arts, and track athletics as well as many years becoming qualified in the “science” of Camden’s street life. I come from a long line of Camden boxers,  who, back in the day, would survive rounds and rounds of gruelling punishment, sometimes 90 plus”. 

 

 


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