There is a Crow Cafe! In London this weekend!

OMG. Did you hear? There is going to be a Crow Cafe in East London on Easter Sunday!!!

I just died and went to heaven. Anyone who knows me well knows how emotionally in love with these birds I am. I have a friend, and we all know that bats are her thing, bats follow her wherever she goes, and I love bats too, buuuutttt, crows are my thing.


Everywhere I travel there are two things that I photograph, gravestones, and crows. There is even a murder of crows that hang out on the edge of Clapham Common in south London and I talk to them every morning on my way to work. I don’t care who is listening, they are adorable, with cheeky little mistrusting faces….and basically no one will ever full understand my love of them.

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Who you lookin’ at?

Until now. Now there is a pop up crow cafe. If you are anything like me, you don’t need to read any more, just go straight to

The Crow Cafe is the brainchild of Charlie Gilmour (self confessed corvid-friendly) and Trevor Smith (As Gilmour said it, this man literally put the bats in ‘Bat’man – the film of course). There will be a range of members from the corvid family in residence, including a baby crow if we are very lucky (at last report she/he was still in his/her egg). There will be caw-fee available at the Crow Bar, and a range of other crow inspired gothic treats for Easter.

Gothic crow inspired Easter cookies? Where? Sign me up!

You must book your visit to the Crow cafe through Eventbrite, and you book for an hour slot between 12 – 3pm on Sunday 16th April, so this really is a fly-by-night operation. Get in quick, my crow-loving friends, before the opportunity has flown. I’ll be there at the 2pm slot, so if you make it, come say hello!!! *Edit* I forgot to add that all the proceeds from this event go to the charity Folly Wildlife, who help crows and other wild beasties 🙂

With love from this side of darkness, J R Manawa x

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Loved this chilled fella in Brompton Cemetery, West London

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