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.

 

Information used taken from the following sites:

 

Images used taken from the following sites:

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

Oxford Street Marmite Christmas Lights

I have to say that I’m impressed with the Oxford St christmas lights this year, digital faces and puking elves always make me smile :0)

If you want your face above Oxford St for all the lovely shoppers of the world to see, go to www.facebook.com/Marmite or click on the picture above,nice and easy.

 

London Riots Clean up, across London

Clean up list from facebook.com/LondonRiotsCleanUp

Image from raleighcharterhs.org

On August 8th 2011 London came under suge by groups of thug bastards, intend on causing as much damage and mayhem as possible. As a result many homes,  businesses and lives were distroyed, but the community spirit if nothing else strenghtened.

 

Many Facebook and Twitter groups have been created to help clean up the Capital, so if you and your friends are available to help one of the areas affected by the disturbances please grab some black bags, safety gloves and a broom and head on down:

 

  • Bow, on Roman Road, Tackle shop from 9am

  • Croyden, by East Croyden station from 10am

  • Camberwell, by St Giles Church from 10am

  • Camden, by Chalk Farm station from 10am

  • Ealing, by the Horse from 10am

  • Bethnal Green, in front of the money shop from 10am

  • Hackney, by the Town Hall from 10am

  • Lewisham, Lewisham shopping centre from 9am

  • Westbourne Grove, Ledbury from 9am

  • Peckham, by the Library from 8am

If you know of any other clean up groups please leave a comment detailing where and when, or put on Facebook and Twitter.