Crouch End got a touch of glitz and glamour as actors, filmmakers and residents gathered to open a new cinema and raise money a charity for disabled children.

ArtHouse cinema, in Tottenham Lane, raised cash for the Hornsey-based charity Action For Kids as it celebrated its grand opening last night.

The event included a drinks reception, showing of the BIFA-nominated short film L’Assenza, a fashion show, and sale of second hand designer fashion and accessories organized by Glamgiving.

In the run up the event, Crouch Enders to go through their wardrobes and donate designer fashion they no longer wear or need to be auctioned off by Glamgiving to raise money for the charity.

Some of the highlights in donations were fashion gems from EastEnders actress Kate Magowan, Coronation Street actresses Michelle Collins and Alison King, local actresses Tamzin Outhwaite and Daisy Beaumont and '20 Feet From Stardom’ backup singer Tata Vega.

More than £1,000 was donated on the night and much of the money will go towards helping children and teenagers with physical and learning disabilities find greater independence.