Guy Fawkes Weekend

It’s that time of year where we celebrate the almost distraction of Parliament again, that point aside if you love fireworks then here are some events you maybe interested in.

 

 

Wembley Park

Enjoy the displays of Bonfire night and the celebrations for Diwali in this joint family event on Sunday 4th Nov. Food stalls & community activities will kick off proceedings from 4pm, 6pm will see a light parade fill the streets of Wembley Park and at 7 pm the fireworks display will begin.

The event is free, organizers have asked that you leave your cars at home and travel to Wembley via local transport.

 

 

Southwark Park

One of the only displays in the Capital to fall on the Nov 5th Southwark Park’s fireworks show will help displace those Monday blues. 

Synchronized to music the display  promises to be one of the best in the last 15 years.

  • Southwark Park, SE16 2UA
  • Display starts at 5.30pm and is free for residents
  • For more info click here eea.org.uk

 

 

Victoria Park

Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein will be the inspiration behind Victoria Park’s 2018 display, in celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary the pyrotechnics, soundtrack and visual displays will all pay homage to the Science-Fiction Classic.

The event on Nov 4th will be free for all and starts from 5.30pm, however due to the closures of the Hammersmith & City Line and District Lines over the weekend please leave enough time to account for the travel delays.

  • Victoria Park, Grove Road E3 5TB
  • For further details regarding the event and travel disruptions click here towerhamletsarts.org.uk

 

 

Wimbeldon Park

Wimbeldon Park will be housing 2 displays on Monday 5th, the first starts at 6.30pm and the second from 8.15pm.

Along side both shows will be a funfair and food stalls to make sure everybody is entertained.

Tickets start from £5.35, under 4s go free.

  • Wimbledon Park, Home Park Rd, SW19 8AU
  • For more info click here merton.gov.uk

 

 

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Halloween 2018

It’s October 26th and you still haven’t made plans for Halloween, lets see if we can help.

 

DJ Yoda’s Stranger Things Halloween Party

Got a thing for the 80’s then get those white stilettos, stone washed jeans and back combed hair over to EartH in Dalston for DJ Yoda’s cult 80’s movie fancy dress party, 80’s costumes are MANDATORY. 

  • EartH 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
  • 2nd Nov from 9pm, Over 18s Only Tickets available here

 

 

BFI Halloween Movie Screenings

Not into costumes, what a movie, BFI will be screening 2 Halloween favourites Shaun of the Dead followed by The Evil Dead on the 31st Oct, don’t forget your popcorn.

  • BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
  • 31st Oct from 6pm, Over 18s Only Tickets available here

 

 

Spooky Stories at Shakespeare’s Globe

Something spooky for the kids that doesn’t involve sweets, Terrifying Tales for Enchanted Nights hosted by Vanessa Woolf is a series of spooky stories and tales from around the world told in one of the worlds most famous buildings 

  • 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
  • 27th Oct at 11am, suitable for 8 yrs old and older, children under 16 yrs old need to be accompanied by an adult Tickets available here

 

 

London Horror Festival

“The UK’s original and largest festival of live horror performances will return to the Old Red Lion Theatre from 7th October – 3rd November 2018.”

If you like your horror in living colour then a month of live performances, courtesy of the London Horror Festival will be right up your alley.

  • Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street London EC1V 4NJ
  • 7th Oct – 3rd Nov, for tickets and performance listings click here

 

 

One for the Poddles

Even dogs like to dress up every once in a while and what better time then Halloween. Dogs and their owners are invited to the Halloween Dog Walk and Show on the 28th Oct, costumes are welcomed but not mandatory.

Registration begins at 11am and the walk starts at 12, the show commences at 1pm from The Spaniards Inn on the heath. Bring your wellies. 

  • The Spaniards Inn, Spaniards Road, Hampstead, NW3 7JJ
  • 28th Oct, to get involved with the fun click here

 

Queen on Carnaby Street

 

No not The Queen, Queen, as in the 80s British Band, where Lady Gaga got her name, Bohemian Rhapsody (one of my fav bands of all time), well on 21st Oct (today) at 7pm Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rami Malek and a host of others will be on Carnaby St for the official turning on of the Bohemian Rhapsody light installations to celebrate the release of the Queen movie on 24th Oct.

To attend you will need a wrist, see details below on how to get your hands on one:

– Please collect your wristband from 74 Broadwick Street (just Off Carnaby Street) on Sunday 21 October.
– Wristbands will be issued first come first served.
– Strictly only 1 wristband per person.
– Wristband collection point opens at 11am
– Please note there will be bag searches so please do not bring large bags.
– No glass or cans allowed on Carnaby Street. 
– Wristband holders need to be in the designated area by 6.45pm. Switch on begins at 7pm
– Please kindly note there will not be any musical performances at this event. 

 

Enjoy the evening and ‘look up to the skies and see’ the lights… ya I am shamed of that, I’m not deleting it though.

 

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Pancake Day Races

 

It’s the season of love…love for PANCAKES, bring on the batter.

 

London Pancake Races

What better way to work up an appetite then racing in a costume with a pan in your hand, brilliant fun. There’re a number of races happening across the capital today, get down to your closest, whip your phone out and get to filming.

 

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LONDON INTER LIVERY PANCAKE RACE

Watch the 4 tradesman teams of the City of London race for the pride of the City, the proceeds go towards a number of different charities. 

Guildhall Yard, London EC2V

calendarcustoms.com/articles/london-inter-livery-pancake-race/

 

GREAT SPITALFIELDS PANCAKE RACE

Teams of 4 will race to the bitter end to raise funds for the London Air Ambulance. Races start at 12.30, free admission.

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 6QL

alternativearts.co.uk

 

BETTER BANKSIDE PANCAKE RACE

Upto 25 teams of 4 will be racing for the championship of the pan (I made that up) who will win brag rights over all all others, get yourself over to Borought Market at 12.30pm to find out. All proceeds go to Paintings in Hospitals

Jubilee Place Borough Market, SE1 9AA

betterbankside.co.uk/events/13-february-better-bankside-pancake-day-race

 

FLIPPIN’ GOOD FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE – THE GREENWICH MARKET PANCAKE RACE

Teams, pairs of friends or solo mission persons are all welcome to take part in this race, medals up for the winning, free pancake for all participants. Race starts at 12pm all donations go to The Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. 

Greenwich Market London SE10 9HZ

greenwichmarket.london/events/detail/flippin-good-fun-for-a-good-cause-the-greenwich-market-pancake-race

 

2018 REHAB PARLIAMENTARY PANCAKE RACE

Even PMs, Lords & the Media get in on the racing action.  Watches these Westminster lot don their costumes and battle it out, pan in hand for the right to rub it in the faces of the LOSERS for the next 365 days. Funds go to Monument Skills, a charity that helps those with brain injuries and neurological conditions. Race starts at 10am

Victoria Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA 

rehab.ie/fundraising/pancake-race

 

 

All info used from: rehab.ie, greenwichmarket.londonbetterbankside.co.uk, alternativearts.co.ukcalendarcustoms.com

Image used from: metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

 

The Chuckle Brothers at the Hippodrome

 

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one, The Chuckle Brothers are going to be at the Kingston Hippodrome for Freshers Week. It’s been awhile since Freshers Week applied to me, but I might buy a ticket just so I can meet the Chuckle brothers…it’s the Chuckle Brothers!!!!!!

 

 

“To me, To you”, who knew The Chuckles Brothers recording a track with Tinchy Stryder, I can’t handle this.

If you’re a real Fresher and in the Kingston Upon Thames area on the 22nd September then head over to the Hippodrome for an evening with THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS!

I can’t say it enough. I’m so pleased they’re still working the circuit, good on you fellas :0)

 

 

The Time:  Friday 22nd September from 10pm

The Place:  The Hippodrome, Kingston Upon Thames, 1 St. James’ Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AH Surrey

Price:  Early bird tickets start from £2.00, late entry tickets and tickets on the door cost more, from here.

Contact:  kingstonhippodrome.co.uk email kingston@kingstonhippodrome.co.uk  

 

 

 

 

 

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Twin Me

 

 

Have you ever wanted a mini you to greet you after a long day at work, or an army of GI Joe sized figurines with your face at every doorway and window of your home to deter would-be burglars?

Of course you do, so where do you go, to Twin Me that’s where.  

 

Trump riding on all the riches! Credit: Alexander de Cadenet – cadenet@aol.com

 

Offering 3D printed replicas in varying sizes and poses, Twin Me can give you the perfect gift, yourself.

 

 

Also available are freakishly realistic silicone masks, brilliant for Halloween, or again for deterring would-be burglars, imagine somebody breaking in then immediately be confronted by a 6 foot tall figure of a little girl looking straight at you with a sadistic smile on her face, no thank you very much!

 

 

 

The Time:  Mon – Tue: 12pm – 8pm, Wed – Sat 10.30am – 9pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm

The Place:  127A Queensway, London, W2 4SJ

Price:  Vary

Contact:  twinme.co.uk email info@twinme.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Barnes Film Festive 2017

 

Aspiring young film makers charge your cameras, finalize your scripts and get to filming because the Barnes Film Festive wants to show your movies to the world.

From September 29th – October 1st Barnes will be hosting their second annual festival showcasing the talents of movie makers under the age of 25 from across the Country. The submission deadline for the festival was initially set for September 1st but has been extended to the 15th due to popular demand.

 

A number of workshops, screenings & Q&A sessions along with an Opening Ceremony Gala and Competition Awards Ceremony will be on during the event. click here for the full schedule. 

“Competition will be judged by leading film industry professionals, and will be screened during the Festival. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Festival”

 

So if movies are the name of your game then head over to Barnes for tips on how to get into the Industry.

 

The Time:  29th Sept – 1st Oct

The Place:  Various location around Barnes

Price:  Tickets for the event start from £4, click here to purchase.

Contact:  barnesfilmfestival.com for details on how to submit your films click here.

 

 

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Solar Eclipse 2017

 

On August 21st North America will see it’s first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years, lucky them, we won’t be so fortunate (I’m not bitter), but we will see a partial eclipse so not all is lost.

The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the UK (weather permitting) in the early evening, for Londoners it will start from around 7.40pm, will reach maximum eclipsieness at just after 8pm and will end at roughly 8.25pm.

 

Viewing an eclipse with the naked eye can be dangerous, watch the vid below for handy hints and tips on how best to view the event:

 

The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 23rd September 2090, so enjoy this while you can!

 

 

 

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How to seeing a shooting star

On the 12th August the UK will bear witness to the most active meteor shower all year, with up to 80 meteors streaking through the sky..if we’re lucky, this sodding “summer” whether is doing my ******* head in, but I digress. 

The duration of the shower is actually from the 17th July – 24th August, however the event will reach it’s peak on the 12th due to the earth passing through the most dense part of comet Swift-Tuttle’s trail.

According to timeanddate.com the best direction with which to view the shower is as follows:

“Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.”

 

The best place to see the shower well be up high and away from artificial lighting, not the easiest thing to do in a city, so if you have access (legally) to a flat roof or can get to a hill/open late park (again legally) then that’s your best bet.

The meteors will start to be visible from the early evening, so grab a blanket (hopefully not an umbrella), a buddy, some snacks and enjoy the show.

 

 

 

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Peckham Rye Music Fest 2017

Music lovers of South East London (or anywhere in the UK) rejoice, music, in festival form, is coming to Peckham.

 

 

From Friday 12th May, over 2 weekends, enjoy the sounds of Jazz, House, Afrobeats and more from a number of different locations in and around Copeland Park, including 2 outdoor stages.

 

And yes there will be food too…they aren’t savages!

There’re is a lot going on over the 2 weekends, 

 

  • The Time:  Fri 12th – Sun 14th & Fri 19th – Sun 21st May
  • The Place:  Peckham Rye, click here for location details 
  • Price:  Ticket prices vary, click here for details
  • Contact:  peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk

 

 

  • Images used musicclout.com & peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk
  • Info used from peckhamryemusicfestival.co.uk