Sunday, 30 September 2012
We've had an absolute blast partying with The Dead Dolls at the London Fields Brewery this summer. Which is why we are delighted to hear they have now found venue where they will continue their shenanigans during winter too. Located on Kingsland Road, just two doors from the Haggerston the venue is set to be a must on most East Londoner's lists.
Food will come in the form of stews and homemade desserts with custard and cocktails will be designed by guest mixologists. There will also be music and if past events are anything to go by fun and frolics baby!
Opens Fri 19th Oct
428 Kingsland Road, E8
Thursday, 27 September 2012
So here’s something you don’t get everyday, a Pop Up Morgue – whatever next?! Well it was bound to happen wasn’t it? Down at Smithfields market you will be able to see/eat/touch edible human body parts that are hanging on display. Why, why must this be you cry in anguish? Well blame Milla Jovovich, not quite but we all need someone to blame. She is however one of the reasons Resident Evil has become so popular and this pop up is all about RE6. Running Friday and Saturday the Human Butchers will also give live people the chance to play dead with make-up artists on hand and body bags for you to climb inside – if that’s what floats your boat.
There is also the chance to attend the free The Pathology Museum Lectures (part 1) – Cannibalism on Friday evening but you will need to book free tickets online. Head on down and get gruesome – at the very least you can nick some ideas for Halloween.
Fri 28th Sept & Sat 29th Sept
RE6: Pop Up Morgue, Tickets
Smithfield Market, 225 Central Markets, EC1A
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Halloween, another excuse to dress up and get drunk and let’s face it the more excuses we have the better. This year them lot down the Old Vic tunnels have got a right one on the go with three nights of ‘deadly debauchery for your Halloween weekend’. With everything from a Voodoo Doll making workshops to a grotesque strip club (no change there then) and even a Zombie Killer master class, yes they going ‘out on a limb’ with their living dead zombie horror camp. What’s more you have the likes of The Horrors, BabyShambles, Libertines & Robots in Disguise on the wheels of steal. Dead disco dancing!
Get down, get dressed and get dirty, just don’t take it too far, you’re not a real zombie and nobody likes a dick.
THURSDAY 25 - 7pm-2am
Guilty Pleasures DJ’s, White Mink DJ’s and Time Out All Stars
FRIDAY 26 - 8pm-2am
Izzy Lawrence (Apocalipstick, MTV), Dee Plume (Robots in Disguise), Feeling Gloomy DJ’s and Time Out All Stars
SATURDAY 27 - 8pm-2am
The Horrors DJ Set, Gary Powell (Libertines) Adam Ficek (BabyShambles) and Time Out All Stars
The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, SE1
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Highlights include stalls from local designers, friends and family including: Not Another Bill, GetMe!, super/collider, Jaguar Shoes Collective, Ditto Press and AC Projects. Whilst Barbershop Murdock will be on hand with barber chair dishing out free shaves a'la Sweeny Todd style.
To scran you'll find Elliot's famous burgers, Kimchi Quesadillas, F.A.T. Pickles, Hurricane Popcorn, Banh Mi, Rita's Bar and tons more of the most popular street tucks in London. Belly Kids are putting on an exhibition ‘Eat Everything’ with Occult Pizzas 3D Pineapples, Pop-up Mince Meat Maidens and a futuristic, one of a kind bespoke pizza making turbine. Whatever that means....
All profits from the day will be donated to London-based children’s charity Hackney Pirate, just in-case you need anymore convincing. End summer with a bang!
Sat 22nd Sept, 12pm - noon
Hewett Street, EC2A
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Kill two birds with one stone at the Cycle-in Cinema - watch a movie and get fit whilst you do it! Sounds like fun? Well no not really, but don't knock it until you've tried it...
Head on down to Hackney City Farm, this Friday 21st September from 7pm for a night of outdoor film and pedal power. The film of choice is Monty Python and the Holly Grail so there should be laughs a plenty. There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on offer, and locally sourced snacks**
**eating whilst exercising can result in nausia.
£5 on the door
Fri 21st Sept, 7pm
Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith's Row, E2
Monday, 17 September 2012
Dig out the lycra people because this month you can dance yourself fit/sober at Hyde Park by taking part in the Pink Aerobics. The Aerobics sees hundreds of men and women raising vital funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Anyone can join in, people of all ages and fitness levels the only deal breaker is that you must wear pink – thus the name Pink Aerobics.
The event is being hosted by LessBounce Britain’s leading online sports bra retailer on Sunday 30th September. To enter you need to sign up now at www.pinkaerobics.com which will cost you £17, all for a good cause of course.
1.00 – 1.45 Zumba with Lindsay Jay
1.45 – 2.30 Booiaka with Jo Cooper
2.30 – 3.15 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with Jo Parry
3.15 – 4.00 Kardy Party with Kardy Laguda
And back 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and stretch!
Sunday 30th Sept, 1pm
Hyde Park W2
Fans of the Horrors frontman Faris Badwan might be interested in his solo art exhibition at The Strand Gallery. Creatures in Colour: Sketchbooks from Faris Badwan is a collection of sketches and watercolours. The dream like drawings capture his day to day life with some of his works gracing the covers of The Horrors, Hatcham Social and The Charlatans album covers. Anyone with an intriguing eye for art or is just generally besotted with the lad should take a look.
Creatures in Colour: Sketchbooks from Faris Badwan
18th – 30th Sept
The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, WC2N
Sunday, 16 September 2012
A taste of Denmark is on route to London, opening this week in the form of a pop-up bar - whatever else? The week long pop-up will showcase furniture and lighting by Carl Hansen and food and drink from small Danish suppliers. Anders Selmer, part of the team who set up Noma has overseen the whole process so you can be sure to try the best of the Danish gourmet scene.
There will be beer from the Mikkeller bar, Danish wine from Lilleo and sodas from Peder Zacho who will be debuting his colonial G&T. Pop along after work, it certainly makes a change to the usual pubs.
19th Sept, 3pm-9pm
20th Sept, 10am-7pm
21st & 22nd Sept, 10am-6pm
23rd Sept, 10am-5pm
1st floor at The Sorting Office, New Oxford Street, WC1A
Islington's newest bar Rattlesnake is a welcome addition to the otherwise chain-lead, wine bar heavy Upper Street. Set in what used to be a Walkabout it's opening was always going to mean better things for Angel. The bar has been designed by Paul Daly- the man behind Miss Q's in Earls Court, Vendome in Mayfair and Roadtrip in Shoreditch.
The emphasis is on rock'n'roll from the dark interiors and neon signs to the weekly programme of live music. There's an outdoor area on the street level, a room with booths and a big bar, a live music room and talk of a roof terrace for 2013. Drinkswise the bar offers a good selection of beers, spirits and cocktails served in quirky glasses.
For those in need of something to soak up all that booze the bar offers a US inspired menu and by US we mean huge portions. On a recent trip we tried the Pork Tacos which were an incredibly generous portion, and priced at only £4 they are great value. We also tried a hotdog and burger, both served with triple cooked fries. Big, comfort portions - certainly saves on the post-gig trip to the kebab shop.
51 Upper Street, Angel, N1
Thursday, 13 September 2012
How about breakfast in bed on Sunday, sounds nice yeah? OK we’ll meet you on Dalston Roof Park Roof then. That’s right in bed on a rooftop. Le Petit Paris have set up ‘Sunday Service’, a series of breakfasts over the next three Sundays offering a selection of food and drinks supplied by London’s organic producers. No need to change out of your PJ’s as mattresses, blankets and pillows will be set-up for you to sprawl in and continue your morning with an open-air lie in. You can read the papers and listen to the ambient sounds of the West African calypso whilst being served freshly squeezed orange juice, hand crafted breads, butter, jams, honey, peanut & almond butter, Marmite and Nutela and a whole load of other morning treats. Prices start from £1.50 and go up to £8.
You can’t beat a bloody Sunday lie-in!
A Sunday Service
Sunday 16th, 23rd & 30th Sept 9am – 3pm
Dalston Roof Park 18 Ashwin Street E8
Some of our avid readers may remember earlier this year when we told you about the night, Slagbox. Well it's back this Thursday. For those of you who don't know, Slagbox is single’s night for people who don’t like single’s nights and the name says it better than we ever could!
The night pans out like this - you grab a mate of the opposite sex, on entry you are both given a number, you then have to scan the stickered dance floor and note the number of your potential, once found you write them a note as formal or informal as you like and pop it in the Slagbox. This will be read out by the compeer during the evening.
If they like the match then you partner up and the rest as they say is history...I’m sure you would agree that there are many health and safety issues surrounding this event. We urge you to drink responsibly, use protection and under no circumstances mention we told you about this sordid little orgy!
£3 per number
Thursday 14th Sept. 9:30pm - 3am
The Dolphin, 165 Mare Street, Hackney, E8
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
If you want to get involved and be in with a chance of winning, follow the regular clues and updates on Twitter: @RedStagUK or #RedStagHunt. Please note: this competition is open only to those aged 18 and over.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Yes we know it might seem like a little early to even think about outdoor ice-rinks but if you want to have a chance at skating on Somerset House's outdoor rink then you need to listen up!
One of the most popular ice-skating rinks - due to its lovely location - the venue usually sells out in peak periods well before the first frost has even set. So if you do want tickets then you might want to buy them sharpish. The priority booking opens tomorrow 10am (Wed 12th) but you do need to have previously signed up to the newsletter and tickets go on general sale this Friday at 10am.
Somerset House is promising the best ice-rink yet with open-air Club Nights, a Skate School, Penguin Club for kids, the rinkside Tom's Skate Lounge and a luxury pop-up shop, The Christmas Arcade.
You can book online or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1519.
16th Nov - 6th Jan
The Strand, Strand, WC2R
Sometimes, we can all be a bit indecisive. Do we fancy seeing live music tonight or perhaps going to a comedy gig? Things get even more confusing when a group of people have different ideas about what to do; you might fancy karaoke but your mates want to see a film. How to keep everyone happy?
Luckily, the Big Mix Festival have something for everyone, whatever you are looking for. The festival does exactly what it says on the tin - its a huge mix of different artforms so you have no excuse for getting bored or not attending! Hosted in Shoreditch on Sunday 30th September, it's now in its fourth year and will again be held at various locations throughout the area. The final cherry on the cake though is that every penny raised goes to Macmillan Cancer Support, a very worthy cause.
If music is your thing, you'll be excited to hear that there will be performances from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Parisian pop duo The Penelopes and the gorgeous indie-folk of Alessi's Ark, plus number-one selling Josh Kumra and soul chanteuse Josephine. However, our pick of the day is London legend Chas (sadly however, without Dave). He will be playing the duo's hits though, so start practising your cockney accents!
If you prefer comedy, then make sure you don't miss Matt Forde, Mark Smith, Matt Green and Tom Deacon, plus a very special mystery guest! The headliner is yet to be announced, but we're assured that it's a well known personality. There will also be a 90-minute collection of films made by eight London filmmakers, offering different perspectives and challenging perceptions.
If films, comedy and live music wasn't enough, there will also be burlesque, cabaret, circus acts, Hip Hop Karaoke, Musical Bingo and a pop up mall. If The Big Mix Festival doesn't have it, it probably doesn't exist. Tickets are just £15, and the first 300 sold will also receive free access to the secret afterparty!
Sun 30th Sept, 2pm until late
Monday, 10 September 2012
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The Graduate; Disaronno Film Series
11 Sept, 19:30
Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street, E8
The Graduate; Disaronno Film Series
11 Sept, 19:30
Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street, E8
Secret Cinema arguably London's best cinematic experience is returning yet again! There isn't much else we can tell you apart from the fact tickets are on sale Tuesday 11th September at 1pm. The location as always is a secret, as is the film. Oh and the events will run on selected dates between 1st November and 2nd December.
If you fancy getting involved you might wanna set your alarm as these bad boys sell out...FAST!
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Different cities around the world have always been associated with different types of spirits; Moscow has vodka, Kingston has rum and London will always be associated with gin. It's in the DNA of the city, part of our identity and heritage.
So we were pretty excited when the first new copper distillery to open in London for over 200 years was established a couple of years ago. Sipsmith's are an artisan gin brand, producing handcrafted small-batch spirits and now, they have partnered with luxury hotel The Langham to bring you the Sipsmith's Gin Palace.
From 13th September, the doors will be open on a deliciously decadent den of iniquity at The Langham, just off Regent Street in the heart of the West End. Accompanied by live jazz, it promises to be a sophisticated venue with ACE cocktails and music. Palm Court, usually associated with afternoon tea, will be transformed into this opulent Gin Palace every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm.
The cocktail menu takes in the history of gin in London and represents a different stage in the evolution of the drink, from it's origins in 1690, to the invention of the G&T in the late 18th century, to present day mixology. Alongside the cocktails will be a selection of tasting dishes too, so there's no excuse for not making a full evening of it!
Opens Wed 13th Sept
The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
What again? We hear you cry. That's right Hot Tub Cinema have announced another batch of dates following yet another couple of sell out nights. This time they are releasing 6 dates - 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Dust off those speedos, get out those man-kinis and scrub those thongs!
The deal is the same: Netil360 will be transformed into a unique rooftop Hot Tub Cinema paradise for an unforgettable movie experience overlooking the East London skyline. The movie of the night comes as a surprise but it’s sure to be a favourite.
General entry tickets (including access to shared tubs) are £22. Private tubs are £25 per head (£200 per tub split between eight attendees). All tickets include access to the transformed Netil360 rooftop, hot tubs, waiter service, music and film screening.
11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th Sept
Hot Tub Cinema @ Netil360
Netil House 1 Westgate Street Hackney E8
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
The London Palladium is usually associated with high-budget West End musicals and variety shows, but it has a less famous but equally important history as a venue for pop and rock. This was where Beatlemania was born as fans rioted on Argyll Street, as well as hosting gigs by David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. There have also been famous riots by fans of The Smiths and Slade, causing thousands of pounds of damage following their bands gigs. Few venues can boast a history more rock n' roll than this!
Idle Fret are now trying to reignite this legacy with a run of Friday night gigs throughout September and October featuring some of the brightest up and coming bands in London.
Friday 14th Sept: Wolf People, Monster Island, Crushing Blows + Rough Trade DJs 'psychedelic haze of wondrous sounds'
Friday 21st Sept: The History of Apple Pie (guitar fuzz and dreamy lo-fi vocals), Martin Creed, Listing Ships + Howling Bells DJ set
Friday 28th Sept: The Pictish Trail, Randolph's Leap + Josie Long DJ set 'compulsory listening, charming and fresh'
Friday 5th October: The Lovely Eggs, Shrag, Giant Burger + Heavenly DJ set 'art pop punkers and psychedelic trance'
Friday 12th October: Special Guests, Chips for the Poor, Sheen + White Heat DJ set 'Harmony, melody, beauty and ferocity'
Who will the Special Guests be on the 12th? Idle Fret are playing their cards close to their chest but we are promised that it will be an explosive grand finale to their run!
All tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door with bands onstage at 8pm and a bar open til midnight. A great chance to see some awesome bands in a legendary venue that is part of the lifeblood of London's music scene.
Val Parnell Room, London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, W1T
Sunday, 2 September 2012
It may have come to your attention that there's been some sort of big event going on in London for the past month, an event all about people coming together in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship. The Olympics have dominated everything in London in 2012 and everyone wants to get involved, so bars, restaurants and business all over town have incorporated the Games to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime experience of being the host city.
The events will soon be an end, but to coincide with the Paralympic Closing Ceremony and the culmination of a summer of sport, the The Terrace, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in Belgravia are having one last weekend of competitive fun! Running from 3pm on Friday 7th September and throughout the weekend, they are hosting the Belgravia Games on their spacious terrace.
Fancy yourself as a Connect Four champion? Prove it on the giant set! Think you have a steady hand? Then check out the giant Jenga or the steady hand buzzer game. Feeling a bit retro? Then the oversized kerplunk is for you!
Luckily, these games don't involve too much running around or physical exertion because the event is in partnership with Sloane's Dry Gin and after a few of their special G&T's and house cocktails athletics will be the last thing on your mind. Even the menu is gin-spired (see what we did there?!) with the gin being used as an ingredient in many of the dishes available from their al fresco restaurant. Whisper it quietly, but there may even be a free drink in it for you too - the first 25 people to arrive with a voucher each day can claim a free G&T. And how do you claim the voucher? Simply Like their Facebook page, download and print. Easy!
So good luck in the Belgravia Games, and may the best man win!
Fri 7th Sept - Sun 9th Sept
Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, 21 Lowndes Street, SW1X