Making Your Own Gloves

 

Jumping on the back of our last post we thought it maybe a good idea to make your own gloves as well.

Yes we are in the UK so there is a very good chance that you already own a pair of gloves, but as we move into summer we probably won’t want to wear our woolen gloves in June, so lets make a summer pair for us to use while this sodding virus is still creeping around.

One of these tutorials requires a flame and a shape knife, so if you want to do this activity with children please be safe and do this part away from children and pets on a heat proof surface. Please also wear safety gloves and eye wear.

 

 

 

Thank you to the YouTube Creators Mana creative corner and Mo Styles for putting these Tutorials together.

 

 

 

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We’ll get through this

So, this is the World right now, but it won’t be the forever.

We might be separated but we do it for the good of everybody.

Lets support our NHS, our Careers, our Cleaners, our Supermarket Workers, our Transport Operators and our Emergency Services and continue to stay indoors.

It maybe difficult right now, I agree, especially with the weather being as nice as it has been, but if we stay inside now we will hopefully be able to go out during the Summer.

Just remember:

  • Wash your hands – then Moisturize (all this hand washing has left me with sandpaper skin)
  •  Go out once a day for some exercise – and no that doesn’t mean sunbath in the park or have a BBQ with 8 of your closet friends.
  • Wash your hands – then Moisturize
  • Go out only for essential items – but please don’t be a prat and buy 17 packages of toilet paper and enough Pasta to feed Islington
  • Wash your hands – then Moisturize
  • When you go out if you have something to cover your hands and face with please wear it – for the safety of yourself and other people
  • Wash your hands – then Moisturize
  • And every Tuesday (or whatever day it happens) at 8pm Clap for Our Heroes 
  • And of course wash your hands – can’t forget that.

 

We’ll get through this together, so until we can hug again go and read that book you brought 3 years ago but haven’t read because you ‘haven’t had time’ … you do now!

 

For more information Regarding Covid-19 please go to: who.int 

For more advice please go to: nhs.uk

 

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Paddington Waterways Christmas Carol Concert

Are you feeling the Christmas Spirit yet? 

No, then you need a dose of ‘Carols’ with a side of ‘Merriment’ and a pinch of Mulled Wine (you may need to purchase the last one yourself).

On Tuesday 10th Dec from 6pm you’re welcome to enjoy the musical stylings of the St Saviour’s School Choir at St Mary’s Paddington Green.

Let the Christmas music put a bounce in your step then enjoy a few refreshing nibbles at the end of the concert.

Bring a friend and spread the joy.

 

  • St Mary Paddington Green, St Mary’s Square, Paddington Green, London W2 1LG
  • Doors open from 6pm, concert starts at 6.30
  • For more inform go to parishoflittlevenice.com

 

 

 

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Last Min Halloween

If you’re anything like me then although today is Halloween you still haven’t made any plans, hopefully some of these ideas will help.

 

Ice Bar Halloween White Party

 

We all miss this guy (mostly from seasons 4-7, we try not to talk about season 8) but you can still experience his icy touch this Halloween at the Ice Bar.

Take a picture with a 7 foot tall White Walking meanie then shuffle over to the Fire Bar for the party, a free glass of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial (for the 1st 100 guests and anybody wearing white FYI) and complimentary canapes. 

  • From 7pm – 1am
  • Tickets £16.50, from here
  • icebarlondon.com
  • Ice Bar London, 31-33 Heddon St, Mayfair, W1B 4BN

 

Cine-real presents: The Exorcist

 

If you’re not really in the mood to party but still want to get your ‘Spook’ on then pay The Castle Cinema in Homerton a visit to see The Exorcist.

Watch an innocent girl be possessed by a demon who, in my option, seem to just want a friend to play with…forever. 

Sit in the lap of luxury, grab some popcorn and enjoy one of the scariest movies ever.

  • Film Starts at 9pm
  • Tickets £10 from here
  • thecastlecinema.com
  • The Castle Cinema, First floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney, London E9 6DA

 

Halloween Pooch Parade – 3rd November

 

It doesn’t feel fair to have all the fun and not get the doggies involved in the Halloween festivities, so get the pooches dressed in their best costumes and get ready for a Halloween Pooch Costume Parade.

Meet at 10.45am at Monument for an 11am dog walk to Flat Iron Sq in Southwark where the Costume Parade will take place at 2pm.

At the square there will be food and drink stalls, a dog friendly DJ playing all the woofiest tunes (I don’t know what that was either), and after the parade at 5.30pm a free kiddie and doggy friendly screening of Frankenweenie.

  • Event starts from 10.30am – 7.30pm
  • Dog costume Parade at 2pm costs £5 to participate (profits go to StreetVet)
  • thelondog.com
  • Flat Iron Square, 64 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU

 

All Hallows Eve Samhain Sound Special

 

If you’re after a more spiritual experience this Halloween then how about a relaxing, immersive evening of sound and meditation.

Otherness.co will be hosting an either lie down or seated event at The Pirates Castle in Camden where you can enjoy soothing sounds and meditative music for a blissful evening of peace and healing frequencies.

A perfect way to see in November.

  • Event starts at 7.30pm-9pm, please arrive by 7.15pm
  • Yoga mats and/or blankets provided for online bookings, please bring your own if you have them if you’d prefer to pay at the door, as availability is not guaranteed.
  • £20 for Lying Down tickets from here
  • £10 for seated tickets from here
  • Otherness.co
  • The Pirates Castle 33 Oval Road, Camden Town, NW1 7EA

 

 

 

 

 

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Woolwich Carnival

 

You’ve been to Notting Hill and Hackney Carnivals but just can’t seem to get the rhythm out of your system, so why not see what Woolwich Carnival has to offer.

In it’s 5th year the event will begin from 12pm – 7pm but the parade starts at 1.30pm in Royal Arsenal, ending in General Gordon Sq where the main stage has been set up, featuring a number of live acts and sound systems.

 

The parade will see local schools and communities get involved, and at the end of the day a King and Queen of the Carnival will be choose, so don’t forget to vote.

 

  • The Time: from 12pm -7pm on Saturday 14th Sept 2019
  • The Place: The Main Stage and end of the parade is located at General Gordon Sq, SE18 6.
  • Tickets:  It’s Free Baby!
  • How to get there:  Woolwich Arsenal the last stop on the DLR Line in Zone 4
  • Contact:  For Further info visit eea.org.uk/whats-on 

 

 

 

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May Day Bank Holiday 2019

So we missed the Easter Bank holiday (our bad) but here are a few ideas for your May Day Bank Holiday.

 

 

Lycra 80s Aerobics Party

Everybody loves the 80s, big hair, big clothes, big mobiles, and LYCRA.

If you hate working out but feel like you need to get some exercise in, and just happen some Lycra in your cupboard, then why not head over to the 80s Lycra Party this Sunday. It’s a fiver, there’s no work on Monday plus there’re DJs so no excuses!

Where:  Sunday 5th May from 10pm – Monday 6th May 3am

When:  Oslo Hackney, 1A Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1LL

Tickets:  £5 + £1 booking fee from here

More Info: fatsoma.com

Dress Code: “Sparkly & Sassy; don’t forget your leg warmers, lycra and sweatbands!”

 

 

Colourscape

“Colourscape is a large labyrinth of colour and light. The public put on coloured capes and enter a new world to explore the potentials of light, colour and space. Within the maze, musicians and dancers may be found anywhere.”

The website describes this event better than we could, but be aware this is a ‘no shoes’ event so if your feet are a bit pongy it maybe time for a pedicular…no judgments though.

Where: Play Park, Wembley Park, HA9 0RX

When: Saturday 4th May – Monday 6th May, 11am – 4.30pm

Tickets:  What Tickets, it’s free baby!

More info: wembleypark.com

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo

Get some Mexican culture in your life by celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Brick Brewery. 

Enjoy salsa dancing, family entertainment and food and drink, of course.

Where: Brick Brewery, Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL

When:  Sunday 5th May, 12pm – 8pm

Tickets: What Tickets, it’s free baby!

More Info: brickbrewery.co.uk

 

 

 

May The Fourth Be With You

We couldn’t forget about ‘May the Fourth’, The Apple Tree are hosting a Star Wars Day with karaoke, DJs and a Sci-Fi themed cabaret, which should be very interesting.

If the only thing you plan to do this weekend is get your ‘geek hat’ on then head down to Mount Pleasant and enjoy the festivities with your comrades.

Where: The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AE

When: Saturday 4th May, 8pm – 1am

Tickets: £8 – 10 from here, over 18s only

More Info: outsavvy.com

 

 

 

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2019

It’s that time of year where everything turns green and enjoying some Guinness is a must. Not sure what to do for St Patrick’s Day, lets see if we can help.

 

  • St Patrick’s Day Parade – Trafalgar Sq

The Parade is always a good family friendly event, grab a scarf, the kids and an umbrella (just encase) and go enjoy the celebrations.

  • from 12pm
  • Starting from Trafalgar Sq 
  • Free

 

 

  • The Black Lion Pub – Kilburn

Formally known as Ireland’s 33rd County Kilburn is rich with Irish culture, as such it knows how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The Black Lion Pub is no exception and will be turning the jollifications up to 11 with live Irish music, fun and merriment.

  • From 8pm
  • The Black Lion 274 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 2BY
  • Free

 

 

  • The London Irish Centre – Camden Sq

You’re feeling like doing something a little different this St Patrick’s Day, how about watching a play. Playwright Maria McAteer Premiers her new play ‘The Guinness Girl’ at the London Irish Centre, focusing on a young black girl being raised by an Irish Mother in 1970’s Newcastle Upon Tyne, dancing to distract herself from the realities of the time.

  • Starting from 4pm
  • London Irish Centre Charity, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
  • Tickets £10/12, can be purchased HERE

 

 

  • Shamrock Sessions – Box Park Wembley

The new Boxpark location situated in the shadow of Wembley Stadium is getting in on the act this year, enjoy Live music & Comedy shows on 2 stages, family activities including face painting & craft workshops plus having 20 restaurants to chose from. All you’ll need is a smile and a joyful bounce in your step to enter.

  • Starting from 4pm
  • Box Park Wembley, 18 Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0JT
  • Free

 

 

  • Brixton Jamm – Brixton

Day parties, love them, you can dance till your heart’s content and still get is a good 6/8 hours sleep before work (if it’s a Sunday party at least) so lets do that for St Patrick’s Day. Brixton Jamm are throwing an Irish shindig to celebrate the day with 2 free Guinness vouchers with every event ticket, live music sets, a fully stocked bar and more. 

  • Starting from 12pm
  • Brixtom Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd, SW9 6LH
  • Tickets from £10, purchase them HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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Sky Dinner

Exactly what it says on the tin, it’s dinner, served in the sky or on a dinner table raised into the sky at the least.

A 22-chair seated table is lifted 100ft (approx 30mts) into the London air for either a breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktail experience with an epic view. From May to July you’ll be able to book from 1-16 seats between 8am – 8.30pm for the affair of your choosing.

…just make sure you use the bathroom before you go up!

 

 

 

  • The Time:  From May – July, flights start from 8am for breakfast, the last flight of the day is 8.30pm for dinner. Times in the air vary from 45mins – 1hour. Details about the menu can be found HERE
  • The Place:  The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, closet tube station is North Greenwich
  • Price:  Prices start from £79, click HERE for tickets
  • Info:  For more info about the experience, menu, location, or what happens in the event of bad weather click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoreditch Valentines Day Pub Crawl

You & your partner have just moved to East London, you don’t know the area very well, the best places to go for a drink or even anybody to drink with, what do you do?

The Shoreditch Pub crawl…for Valentines day, that’s what.

Yes you heard me, The Shoreditch Pub Crawl are doing a Valentines ‘crawl’ for couples, friends and those who want to get out there and meet new people in a ‘non-awkward way’ on Thursday 14th Feb. 

The night starts off at Sink Bar at 8.30pm, everybody with a Pub Crawl ticket gets a free shot at 4 venues and free entry to at least 4 venues throughout the night PLUS discounted drinks at every bar you go too. The next stop after Sink bar is a secret so make sure you get to the meeting point early, enjoy a drink with your fellow travelers and most importantly don’t get left behind.

 

COMPETITION   //  COMPETITION  //  COMPETITION

The Shoreditch Pub Crawl people are giving away a free ticket for the Valentines Day Crawl, all you have to do is follow Pigeon Talks on Instagram then comment ‘#SHOREDITCHPUBCRAWL‘ on posts until 6pm on Sunday 10th February.  The winner will be announced on Monday 11th Feb at 8pm*.

 

 

  • The Time:  8.30pm on Saturday 14th February  
  • The Place:  Meeting place SiNK Bar, closest tube station Liverpool Station.  2 Paul Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4JH      
  • Tickets:  Cost £14 but are 2-for-1 so you can bring your partner/friend for free. Get your ticket HERE
  • Further Info:  For more details click HERE
  • For more info regarding the competition DM us on instagram @pigeontalks

 

 

 

 

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  • Ticket is only valid for the Valentines Pub Crawl on 14th February 2019, ticket is a 2 for 1 deal so 1 friend is permitted to attend with the ticket winner. Entries to the competition after 10th Feb 6pm will not be included. Competition ticket does not have a refundable cash value. Please be sure to be at the stated meeting point at the stated meeting time to avoid disappointment. All rights reserved to The Shoreditch Pub Crawl, a Essor Ltd Company.

 

 

Forrest Feasting

Dinner at home is so dull, eating at restaurants So blah-say , in 2019 we need to do food differently, it’s time for forest nosh.

Enjoy a dinner party in the woodlands of Chalfont & Latimer with a meal prepared in front of you by a trained chef, of which some ingredients you will forage for yourself, short woodland walks to explore and relish the atmosphere and cocktails (or mocktails if that is your preference) to enjoy with your meal

 

 

If the idea of feasting in nature appeals to then please click HERE to find out when the next event is being held.

The time:  Next event will be on Saturday 6th April 2019

The Place:  Shrubs Woods Chalfont & Latimer, Greater London, HP8.

Get the Metropolitan Line towards Amersham or Chesham, Oyster Card Zone 8

Tickets:  Price £89.99 per ticket ages 16 and over, available from Eventbrite 

Info:  For more info click HERE or EMAIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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