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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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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Don’t swing your axe around like that

 

 

Had a hard day at work?

Need to let off some steam?

Want to throw an axe at something but don’t want to go down for distruction of public property or murder?

Well then me thinks you need to spend a few hours at Whistle Punks, an axe throwing party for all.

After some safety training from Whistle’s in-house throwing coaches you’ll be able to let rip on the wooden targets along with your friends, just remember to keep the competitiveness friendly, axes are no joke people.

 

The Place:  Arch 25 Handel Business Centre, 73 Bondway, Vauxhall SW8 1SQ

The Time:  Confirmed when booking tickets, Sundays are considered Off Peak times.

Tickets:  Ticket prices start from £22 during Off Peak times and £29 during Peak Bookings can be made here

Contact:  whistlepunks.com

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Yoga with Dinosaurs

 

Enjoy a bit of yoga, then why not pop over to a class in the National History Museum this summer.

For 3 dates only you’ll have the chance to workout in the presents of Million year old bones and fossils, have a relaxation session towards the end of the class and then have the chance to enjoy an exhibition or gallery before the museum opens to the public for the day.

 

 

If this sounds like your cup of tea then click here to book a session, don’t forget to bring your mat!

 

Where:  The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

When: 

3 June 2018 08.15-09.30 
15 July 2018 08.15-09.30
19 August 2018 08.15-09.30

How much: £35, £31.50 for Museum members

Time: 8.30am (last entry 8.15am) – 9.30am

Ages: 16 and older

 

 

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 Great Willy Waddle

 

Cancer in any form is no joke and though the majority of us do our best to stay informed and give to Cancer Research Charities Penile Cancer still seems to sit in the background.

So how can we bring this issue back into the public eye? …With a Penis Fun Run, of course.

On the 26th September Orchid will be hosting a 2k charity run in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

To participate you must register in advance HERE, minimum pledge amount is £100. All donations will go towards Orchid’s work in penile cancer research, education and support services.

 

On the day you’ll receive your inflatable penis costume upon entry (alternative costume colours available please email to enquire), you’ll then run, walk or waddle your way to the finish line all in the name of charity.

Never before has it been more acceptable to be a penis :0)

 

 

The Time:  Tuesday 26th Sept at 6.30pm

The Place:  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London 

Price:  Registration Fee is £20, minimum pledge amount £100

Contact:  events@orchid-cancer.org.uk or orchid-cancer.org.uk

 

 

 

Chel-Ski Ski-Fit

 

Skiing and fitness go hand-in-hand, needless to say if you don’t have a reasonable level of fitness then skiing is going to be difficult, trust me I learnt that the hard way.

 

 

Chel-Ski in Fulham have introduced a new exercise class that teams Core & Strength Exercises with practical indoor slope experience, so not only are you getting some slope time in you’re also throwing some additional cardio in there for good measure.

Get 2 taster sessions, fully qualified tutor included, for 20 quid here.

 

 

The Time:  Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-9am & 9am-10am

The Place:  4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, London SW6 2EJ

Price:  2 trial classes for £20

Contact:  chel-ski.uk email: info@chel-ski.uk

 

 

 

 

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