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Photography: Fatboy Slim’s surprise Walthamstow set

Fatboy Slim thrilled revellers at Walthamstow Trades Hall with a set that raised money for local food bank Eat or Heat

Credit: Neil Collins

The famous DJ was a surprise headliner at the charity club night Stow-Ho House on 28th September.

Stow-Ho House is the brainchild of neighbours Juliet Cromwell and Sam Potts who met while queuing to pick up their kids at nursery. They decided to create a party that they could walk to and that finished at a reasonable time.

Both Juliet and Sam work in the music industry, and their stated aim for Stow-House House is to use their contacts in the business “to put on exciting lineups” and raise as much money for worthy local causes as possible.

Credit: Neil Collins

Sam said: “We were both huge fans of Norman [Fatboy Slim] since as long as we can remember – he has been such an enduring force in British music for so long it was a dream to have him perform at the Trades Hall. To also have our musical hero James Ford play on the same lineup just made it one of those pinch yourself moments.”

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The night raised £5,000 for food bank charity Eat or Heat. Fat Boy Slim contributed to the total by signing posters and auctioning off a limited edition print. Stow-Ho House plans to bring some other big names to Walthamstow in 2024.

Credit: Neil Collins

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