The Potato Project

 

I used to eat jacket potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, not baked beans or ever butter, olive oil, very odd and not very imaginative, thankfully the guys at The Potato Project are here to help, especially if you’re failing at food like I am. 

Available on the menu combinations such as Autumn wild mushrooms + spinach + blue cheese & truffle oil, Thai chicken + coconut & lime curry and The naked potato with butter (just encase you’re a fan of the classics) all available on both sweet and your classic jacket potato.

 

Also available is a side of Sweet potato hummus with pear, Gin & Tonic ice Cream and coffee which, I think, is flirting with me??? 

 

 

 

The Time:  Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

The Place:  

27 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GZ

99 George Street, Unit 30 Boxpark Croydon, CR0 1LD

Price:  Start from £4.20 for a main and £2.60 for a side

Contact:  thepotatoproject.com

 

 

 

 

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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

Balham got Milk

 

Do you live near Balham?

Are you planning on a restful Bank Holiday weekend, plus food?

Do you like wooden furniture? 

Did you answer YES to all of the above, then get your backside over to Milk, a ‘cool dude’ cafe on a cobbled road in the heart of Balham, that serves a variety of dishes, drinks (hot and cold), not to mention cake, the most important food of your 5-a-day staple.

 

 

And as well as the good food & fine wooden surroundings their website looks like an old skool computer, that alone is enough to get my bum in a seat:

 

Enjoy your eatings folks.

 

  • The Place:  18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9RG
  • The Time:  Mon – Wed 8am – 5pm, Thurs – Sat 8am – 11pm (dinner servered from 6.30pm) Sun 9am – 5pm
  • Contact:  www.milk.london

 

  • Images used from milk.london, media.immediate.co.uk & timeout.com
  • Info used from timeout.com & my mind.

Straight out of the Box

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‘Roses are red, Poppies are red, The grass is all red, Shit the garden’s on fire!’ that’s as good as my poetry gets and it’s not even mine, I nicked that from Mock the Week*

Thankfully there are real poets and authors who are willing to share their talent with the world (and silence my rubbish), if you’d like to see a few of those talented individuals read their work live then get your backside over to Pop Brixton.

On Wednesday 13th July Max Porter, Colin Grant and Johny Pitts (plus a number of other highly acclaimed acts) will be performing their work to a crowd of spoken word/music lovers, why don’t you join them it’s not a bad way to see out Hump Day.

 

 

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  • The Place:  Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
  • The Time:  Wednesday 13th July from 7.30pm – 11pm, last entry 8pm
  • Tickets:  Get tickets from here
  • Contact:  For more information click here

 

 

 

* Mock the week: scenes we’d like to see, series 8 episode 4

 

 

Sweat is just fat spitting as it swears at you

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The Yuletide festivities have come & gone and you’re fulfilling your New Years resolution of going to the gym, but you’re lagging, you feel your resolve starting to waiver, the enthusiasm you felt on the 4th Jan seems to have buggered off by the 14th, what to do???

You could stick with it, push through the ‘wall’ and battle on. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact ‘Big Up’ to you for persevering.

If you’re REALLY struggling you could consider joining an independent gym / Personal Trainer who might offer a personalised approach to training and keep you interested in the sweaty world of fitness.  If this sounds more like it then take a goosey gander at the suggestions below.

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Road to Fitness UK

A jack of all trades and master of most Road to Fitness UK offers Personal Training, Martial Arts Tuition, First Aid Courses, Sports Massage and I think they also do stand up comedy…but only if you ask really nicely.  Based in Loughton (but they travel throughout London), the company has been going for 6+ years so can aid in your fitness goals however big or small.

www.roadtofitnessuk.co.uk

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Gemma Ridley Personal Training

Based in Islington North London Gemma Ridley offers Home / Gym PT sessions, outdoor workouts, High Intensity cardio classes and Boxing sessions for all levels of fitness. I would recommend doing her cardio classes but only if you don’t mind being a wee bit wobbly legged afterward.

gemmaridley.co.uk

krav maga

If Self Defence is more your thing then head over to Apolaki Krav Maga London in Bethnal Green, London’s only full time Krav Maga Academy.

Krav Maga: “a form of self-defence and physical training, first developed by the Israeli army in the 1940s, based on the use of reflexive responses to threatening situations.”*

Specialising in Krav Maga Self Defence, Dirty Boxing and 1 on 1 Self Defence sessions, the school also offers Apolaki SPD – Self Protection for Dwarfs. A bespoke self defence system designed by Eugene Grant and Apolaki Krav Maga Chief Instructor Kelina Cowell, the system is  designed specifically for the body types and threats experienced by people with restricted growth  syndrome.

Trial classes available here

http://www.apolakikravmagalondon.com/

These are just a few suggestions, part 2 coming soon.

 

 

 

Art in the Arches, Southwark South East London

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So although London is well known for it’s extensive Underground railway system, it also houses a fair amount of tracks above ground too, above the street even. This results in lots of bridges and archways, which in turn can be a wee bit intimidating to walk through in the dark. The good people at Southwark Council and the Cross River Partnership dreamed up a swell little project back in 2002 (yes I know I’m late) called Light at the End of the Tunnel, where a number of light instillations have been installed to improve safety and aid the regeneration of the area…also they’re really pretty.

Inspired by Network Rail bridge ID numbers, the artist Ron Haselden continues where he left off from the ‘401’ lighting project on Union Street.

A number of additional bridge regen projects near the Tate Modern and surrounding area have been undertaken, and lets be honest anything is better than suspicious streams of water and bird crap. Also, and this is the best bit, the works are energy efficient and eco friendly, giving off a miserly £20 worth of energy each year per installation, that’s ridiculous I spend more than that on coffee a month.

 

  • Info used from southwark.or.uk and crossriverpartnership.org
  • Image used by me :0)

 

Pretty lights under bridges revealed.

 

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

Battersea carboot sale, Battersea South West London

Battersea is not an average boot sale. They’re renowned for being an incredibly busy, highly organised boot sale, often compared with Portobello market for range of goods and atmosphere. If you come to buy, you can expect to find quality items; designer goods, vintage, shabby chic, even antiques and collectables (I’ve personally bought a 20’s Art Deco clock and tray for a fiver each!) alongside general car boot goods.

They have a wide and varied range of sellers, from all walks of life. Unlike other boot sales, they do not have the same sellers week in, week out. Of course, there’re some regulars but the majority of the sellers are first timers or people who do a boot sale once or twice a year.

 

For more info on the bargain hunt have a look at batterseaboot.com

 

Times:           Every Sunday from 12pm-5pm

Entry:             Trade entry from 12pm £3, Public entry from 1.30pm 50pence

Venue:           Battersea Park School

                        Battersea park road

                        London, SW11 5AP

                        07941 383 588

 

 

  • Info from batterseaboot.com
  • Image from thrift-queen.blogspot.com

 

 

Bliming awesome bargains to do in London, Revealed!

 

 

Brixton People’s Kitchen Launch, Brixton South East London

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Info used has been taken from projectdirt.com

Image used has been taken from flickr.com

 

They think that sharing food with strangers is one of the nicest ways to spread happiness. And if the food is free, and has been saved from going to waste, it makes it even tastier.

Inspired and supported by the wonderful People’s Kitchen (Dalston, East London), the Brixton People’s Kitchen collects food surplus from local shops and markets, invites volunteers to cook together, and welcomes everyone to enjoy a delicious meal with each other.

They are starting out this month, so they welcome everyone to add ideas, suggestions, and a pair of hands to the joyful stew they’re cooking!

To donate food or to help them with the cooking, please contact Fan 07810288879 or brixtonpk@gmail.com

For more info regarding this or future events visit brixtonpk.wordpress.com

Time:

December 18, 2011 from 1pm to 4pm

Location:

Myatts Fields Park,

Cormont Rd,

Brixton,

London SE5 9RA

brixtonpk.wordpress.com

brixtonpk@gmail.com

07810 288 879

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!

Punk, ska & mod at Distortion Club, 15th October

Info from www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212201745499377

 

A great mix of 60’s garage punk, Mod, Northern Soul, Ska & Classic Punk and new wave tunes. 

Expect to hear Desmond Dekker, The Specials, The Sonics, Les Fleur de Lys, The Seeds, Radio Birdman, The Cramps, Small Faces, Magazine, The Gun Club, The Ramones, The Untouchables and much more.

For further info check their facebook page www.facebook.com/di stortionclub

Date and Tme: 15th October from 10pm until late

Price: FREE

 

Distortion Club

The Grosvenor

Sydney Road

Stockwell SW9 0TP