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

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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

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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

 

London Improv Theatre

I cannot act, there isn’t an inch of me that should be on stage or in front of a camera (unlike a friend of mine who is A brilliant actor, I hate her!), the thought of improv literally scares me into a sweaty panic attack, but there’re those crazy bastards who thrive on that type of adrenaline, step forward the London Improv Theatre.

 

 

Established in 2016 by Jake Lyons, the theatre plays host to Improv performances such comedy, sketches, music and even magic, oh how I love me a bit of magic.

A number of performances are on over September including an acoustic showcase (showcase performances are on the first Saturday of each month) , ‘Scared Scriptless’ where the participates improvise scenes based on audience suggestions and ‘The Magicians Showcase’ which I may well attend myself (love me a bit of magic).

If you’re after an evening of impromptu theatre, or in the mood to joy in yourself, pop on over to Swiss Cottage, it won’t disappoint.

 

 

The Time:  Varies

The Place:   London Improv Theatre, 104-A Finchley Road, Londnon, NW3 5JJ

Tickets:  Prices vary but generally start from £5/6 in advance.

Contact:  londonimprovtheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Street Sweets

 

Sweetie lovers rejoice (& pre-book an appointment with your dentist) a street market dedicated to all things sugar, pastry and cake has made a temporary home on Covent Garden’s Mercer Street.

 

Just desserts is a fortnightly street market selling a variety of cakes, brownies, tarts, pavlovas, gelato, basically everything you might want as an after meal treat (because no meal is truly complete without a dessert). 

So if you have an addiction to the white powder (SUGAR, I’m talking about sugar!) or just feel like checking out a new market head on over to Covent Garden. Why not, right :0)

 

Dates: August 24th & September 14th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Where: Mercers Walk, Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9QR

contact: Twitter @justdessertsldn

 

* info used from Londonontheinside.com, Eventbrite.com

* images used from twitter.com

 

 

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Smart Birdy Street

Fancy generating some electricity while breathing in cleansed air, doing a bit of shopping all on your lunch break, then head over to Bird Street.

Located next to Selfridges Oxford Street, Bird Street has been transformed into a techie smart oasis.

A row of pop up shops and eateries where Good Mood Food, smoothies, environmentally friendly & tech based accessories can be purchased.

 

Smart paving that helps generate power for the pop up shops & street lights (plus data collecting).

 

Andddd a bench that purifies the air around you while you sit in it, to help clear the lunges and the soul.

 

All surrounded by greenery & peaceful sounds to make your lunch break a serine experience, before you head back to the madness of the office. Perfect.

 

 

  • Images used taken by one’s self
  • Info used from birdstldn.com and pavegen.com

 

 

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The Milk Train

 

Summer is on it’s way (supposedly) and what better way to enjoy those long hot days than with ice cream served on a cloud.

Milk Train Cafe in Covent Garden as brought the trend of accompanying ice cream with a fluffy mound of candy floss from Taiwan to our shores. 

 

Choose your ice cream flavour, they offer vanilla, matcha, hojicha (roasted green tea) and a few others, chose your extra, and then watch as they surround your cone with the sugary treat that as finally escaped the fairground. 

Just a note you don’t have to have the candy floss, but why the hell not huh, YOLO (yes I went there!).

 

 

 

  • The Time:  Tuesday – Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-10pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm, Sun 11.30am-8pm
  • The Place:  44 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA
  • Price:  Starting from £3.50
  • Contact:  www.facebook.com/milktraincafe/

 

 

 

  • Images used from twimg.com, theculturetrip.com, swirled.com
  • Info used from hot-dinners.com, metro.co.uk

The Korean take over is imminent.

Joke time; What do you get if you cross a layer, a mathematician, kitchen utensils and a video cam? This (click the image to watch the video): PSY - LONDON STYLE

OK so that joke was crap, that’s what happens when you corrode away your funny bone with gallons of alcohol and cake, but I digress. Meet Hanbit (guy in the middle of the picture) one half of the Galbi Bros, the gentlemen responsible for taking the common burger, giving it a Korean style make over, then handing it back with a ‘ta dah’ smile. Has that peaked your interested? Good then I’ll continue. Hanbit and Moses met through their love of video making, after they respectively studied Law and Mathematics (the joke is starting to make sense now right) at Uni. Coming together to produce a parody of Gangnam Style, they came to realise that they also shared a love of food, and working together was the obvious conclusion of their meeting, plus it would be more fun than their original plans…smart fellas!1939599_607258606034710_967892211_n-facebook Using a traditional Korean marinade called ‘Galbi’, along with some other tasty titbits, they have reformed the usual burger & chips (& rice) with zingy, memorable favours that won’t make you feel dirty afterwards. The boys don’t tend to stay still for very long, so if you happen to be near any of the following places run up to them and scream “I NEED TREATS NOWWWWW” or perhaps just walk up to them calmly and place an order, so you don’t look like a mentalist.

  • Thu/Fri 11am – 2pm @ Tower 42 (near Liverpool Street Station)
  • Sat 5pm – 11pm @ Urban Food Fest (Shoreditch High Street)

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Food porn

After more info, check out their website galbibros.com, or contact Moses at bros@galbibros.com / 07753 304 650.

  • Info used from galbibros.com
  • Images used from facebook.com/GalbiBros & youtube.com/mokim

Gastronomic wonders revealed!

Fashion Revolution Day, Global Movement

 

One year ago on the 24th April more then 1100 lives were lost and 2500+ more were injured in the Rana Plaza Factory collapse, in the Greater Dhaka area of Bangladesh. As a result of the *deadliest garment-factory accident in history a Global movement know as Fashion Revolution as began, pushing for more Transparency within the supply chain of the garment industry, the improvement of labour standards and factory working conditions.

On the 24.04.14 Fashion Revolution would like all those who are interested in the cause to wear their clothes inside out and tweet: Today I’m wearing my (shirt/dress/T-shirt etc.) #InsideOut because I want to ask @(brand/retailer) Who Made Your Clothes?

 

There are other things you can do to get involved:

  • Get in touch with the Brands you shop with, send them pictures of their garments and ask them ‘who made their clothes’, discovering the real people throughout the supply chain.
  • Check out their recommended reading list 

For more info regarding this movement and their mission please visit fashionrevolution.org

 

 

 

  • Info used from fashionrevolution.org and en.wikipedia.org/, *statement from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Savar_building_collapse
  • Images used from oikos-international.org, @Awkward_chat on instagram via fashionrevolution.org and facebook.com/fashionrevolution.org

Get involved #Insideout

Million Mask March, Trafalgar Square West London

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On November 5th 2013 the group Anonymous are inviting everyone to don a mask and gather for a friendly meeting of minds in Trafalgar square, followed by a SILENT stroll to Parliament, some music in the form of  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture then a tea party to finish off the evening.

The march, which is a global event, will also take place in Nigeria, Washington,  Romania, India, Melbourne, El Salvador plus numerous other cities World wide on the 5th.

The aim of the gathering is to meet and greet like minded people to exchange and share ideas. All are welcome and a blockade of the streets of West London the desired result…however the ukanonymousevents.com website have stated that should the streets become gridlocked emergency services will get through should they need to.

If you have a spare mask (or not) and feel like some tea and a chat in front of the Houses of Parliament then head down to Trafalgar Sq at 6pm on Tuesday 5th November…a revolution is afoot.

For more info have a look at www.ukanonymousevents.com and www.facebook.com/MillionMaskMarchLondon/info.

  • Info and images used from ukanonymousevents.com and facebook.com/MillionMaskMarchLondon/info

 

Peaceful exchange of ideas Revealed!

UNIQLO POP-UP STORE, HOXTON EAST LONDON

 

Uniqlo have opened a pop-up store dedicated to their UT range in the heart of the cool zone (or Hoxton). From the 19th April(yes I know it’s currently the 24th) to 27th April you’re invited to pop into The Hoxton Gallery  to take a gander at the goods, have a natter with the staff and to use the new UT CAMERA app.

 

The brand from Japan have also teamed up with VICE  to present a forte-night of Art and Musical events, the next being on Thursday 25th April which is Strictly a VIP Launch Party afraid. There are 2 more events thereafter on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th. On the Saturday theGallery will house a pop-record fair for all you vinyl loves.

 

If your after more details have a nosey at the site www.uniqlo.com 

 

Opening hours:

12pm – 7pm Daily until 27th April

 

Address:

The Hoxton Gallery

At the Arch

9 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA

 

How to get there:

Buses from Liverpool St station; 242, 149, 26, 48 (the 26 & 48 stop on Hackney Road which is a 5-7min walk away)

Buses from Old st station; 243, 55, (get off the 55 on Old St or on Hackney Road, Old st is closer)

From Hoxton Station; 6 min walk along Kingsland road towards Shoreditch High St

 

T-shirts, gotta love ’em

  • Info used from Uniqlo.com
  • Image used taken by Keith Haring & Jen-Michel Basquiat for Uniqlo UK

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LONDON 2012

The end of 2012 is in sight, you’ve survived the apocalypse and are ready to party hearty but don’t know where to sack your groove thang. Below are a few suggestions encase you haven’t decided where to spend your last moments before 2013:

 

  • Looking for a laugh then COMEDY STORE is the place for you, from 8pm you can piss yourself  giggling into the new year with the jokes of Curtis Walker, Imran Yusuf and other.  Then dance like a mad person as the DJ takes centre stage keeping the party going into the night.

£55 per head, book tickets beforehand as you cannot buy on the night. price includes after party.

Get tickets from the booking line by calling 0844 871 7699 or at thecomedystore.co.uk

COMEDY STORE 1a Oxendon St, London SW1Y 4EE

 

 

  • If a night in a carpark with pumping music is more your speed then how about BEAT DIMENSION’S NYE  WAREHOUSE PARTY, playing House, Disco and Techno till 6am this would seriously set your new year off with a bang.

Advanced tickets from £10-30 at residentadvisor.net

Doors open 10pm – 6am, over 18’s only, beatdimension.co.uk

Ewer St Car Park, Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0NR

  • Family friendly fireworks are always a nice way to usher in the new year, London continues it’s tradition of hosting a display along the South bank, but arrive early as the area tends to get quite crowded.

From Midnight. Free ,no tickets needed but arrive early as an estimated 250,000 people are expected to attend. For more info have a nosey at london.gov.uk/newyearseve.

TFL are running a free travel service on the 31st Dec from 11.45pm till 4.30am on New Years day.

London Eye South Bank, London SE1 7PB

 

  • In an nostalgic mood, no problem just head over to Harrow for a night of 1940’s Swing Dance and a spot of dinner before Big Ben does his thing at midnight.

Tickets from £75, for more information about purchasing tickets go to vistlondon.com

From 7.30pm till 1am

Harrow Art Centre, Uxbridge Rd, Hatch End, Middlesex (within Greater London) HA5 4EA

 

  • OK so you’ve already had a hard week of partying and just want to invite a few friends over for a drink instead of the hassle of arranging a night out, if that’s the route your going down then don’t forget Channel 4’s House Party, playing music for every taste the party starts from 11.50pm with DJ’s Norman Jay, Charlie Sloth and a crap load more till 6am.

Free…unless your charging people to enter your house.

There’re of course lots of other events taking place in London on New Year’s Eve, but I can’t do all the work for you now can I!

Whatever your plans remember to have fun, be safe, drink lots of water before going out (I hear that helps stop you getting too drunk too quickly, or just don’t drink too much) and have a great New Year, see you in 2013.

 

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Images used taken from the following sites:

  • you-stylish-barcelona-apartments.com
  • welove-music.com
  • mixmag.net