BLACK HISTORY WALKS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN LONDON

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October is Black History Month in Britain (February for the States and Canada), so a friend of mine asked whether I wanted to go on 1 of the Black History Walks with him, ashamed and embarrassed that I knew nothing about such tours I just stood there and nodded like a prick, desperate for him to bugger off for 2 mins so I could do a quick Google search which would allow me to find relevant words to use in intelligent conversation.

4 hours of pathetic nodding later I managed to get on online and found blackhistorywalks.co.uk , who offer walks through Notting Hill, the City of London, Elephant & Castle and various other sites around London that have been touched by the presence of Africans and Caribbean’s in the city for centuries.

Each walk lasts roughly 2 hours, walks at each location happening at different times of the month, the website has all the details you’ll need for an informative and enlightening day out:

www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk

£9 for Adults, £3 for Children

All tours must be booked in advance, please state the number in your party at the point of booking.

Our history is what shaped us, but the future of our civilization can only be achieved through unity

  • Info used taken from blackhistorywalks.co.uk
  • Images used taken from farm3.staticflickr.com and blackhistorywalks.co.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

Storm in a tea cup, Dalston East London

A quirky little boutique/treat shop found on the edge of Dalston. Serving loyal fans with an array of current and vintage designer goodies for Men & Women including Comme Des Garcons, Chanel and Alexandra McQueen.   While updating your wardrobe don’t forget to have a gander at the copious amounts of rainbow coloured retro sweets decorating the counter, nothing better than liquorice humbugs and Lanvin.

For more info have a nosey at storminateacuplondon.com

Times:           Mon-Tues by appointment only      

                          Wed-Sat 11am-7pm,  Sun 12pm-6pm

Address:       366 Kingland Rd, DalstonLondon, E8 4DA                

Contact:        shop@storminateacuplondon.com    

                          020 8127 5471                

 

  • Info from storminateacuplondon.com
  • Images from floral-etiquette.blogspot.com

 

    Fashiontastic place to shop in London, Revealed!

Vintage Fashion Fair, Clerkenwell

Info and image from clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk

Heirlooms not Landfill!

Come & hand pick your look from a fine selection of beautiful vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles & jewellery from the 1800s-1980s. Without costing the earth both financially and environmentally.

 

Wearable vintage and designer pieces to recycle
and revamp in modern times. A treasure trove to draw inspiration from and that perfect little something to wow the crowds.

 

Sunday 25th September 2011

Trade 10am £10
Public 11am – 4:30pm £4

 

The Urdang,
The Old Finsbury Town Hall,
Rosebery Avenue, London,
EC1R 4RP

 

www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk

Distortion Club, Stockwell

Image from facebook.com/distortionclub

Infom from facebook.com/distortionclub and themodgeneration.com

 

An alternative club for alternative people in an alternative venue – Playing 60s garage punk, Mod, Northern Soul, Ska and Classic Punk and new wave tunes. 10pm until late FREE ENTRY! Be different!

Saturday June 25th FREE ENTRY to an Alternative club night with DJs playing MOD TUNES from the Action, The Jam, The Chords, Small Faces and others – 60s GARAGE PUNK tunes by The Sonics, 13 Floor Elevators, Chocolate Watchband and others – SKA TUNES from The Maytals, Skatalites, Roland Alphonso Baba Brooks, Byron lee etc along with some CLASSIC PUNKtunes from the Clash, Stooges, New York dolls, Ramones and many more.

 

Time: June 25, 2011 at 9pm to June 26, 2011 at 4am

 

The Grosvenor

 

17 Sidney Road,

London SW9 0TP

www.facebook.com/distortionclub

Watch Me Move, Barbican Art Gallery

Image from London-attractions.info and Info from Visitlondon.com

Watch Me Move is the most extensive animation exhibition ever, showcasing animated imagery from the past 150 years.

Spanning generations and cultures, the show features more than 170 works, including puppets, stage sets, storyboard drawings, wire-frames and background images.

You’ll learn about early animation, see popular cartoons from the 1930s, discover the history of Japanese manga, and find out how animation has developed in today’s world of online gaming.

Dates:

15 June 2011 to 11 September 2011

Times:

15 Jun – 11 Sep 2011 Sat 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Thu 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Wed 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £12.00  per ticket

Child Ticket: Free  per ticket

Concession: £7.00 to £8.00  per ticket

Barbican Art Gallery

Level G, Barbican Centre
Silk Street

London

EC2Y 8DS

+44 (0)20 7638 8891

www.barbican.org.uk

 

 

Red Market, Old Street East London

All info used has been taken from redmarketlondon.com

All images used and been taken from now-here-this.timeout.com

After a great preview over Easter weekend 2011 Red Market will fully launch on Saturday 4th June 2011.

Laid out more like a boutique festival site than your average London street market, Red Market will serve food from 20 of London’s best loved street food trades. Situated in an inspiring open air site between Old Street and Rivington Street red Market will be an exciting new public space in the heart of Shoreditch with the following attractions:

SATURDAY NIGHT MARKET

Completely unique for London, you’ll be able to eat and drink outdoors all day & night until 3am!

URBAN BEACH

Over 30 tonnes of sand with palm trees, deck chairs, waitress service and a six hour sun trap!

COCKTAIL BAR

Whether its post-pub at 2am or on a deck chair at 2pm, there’ll be cocktails on tap when ever you like.

PETANQUE PISTE

The perfect lazy summer outdoor game, ideal for beginners or old pro’s.

SUMMER HOUSE

Providing a private dining experience in the market for special occasions.

AWARD WINNING STREET FOOD

We’ve scoured markets all over London and hand picked the capitals best street food traders.

LIVE STREET ART

Each week street artists from around the world will be creating live pieces to add to work we have by ROA (Belgium), Milo (Brasil), and Beastman (Australia).

RED MARKET OPENING WEEKEND SATURDAY 4TH & SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2011

OPENING HOURS SATURDAY – 12PM TO 3AM SUNDAY – 12PM TO 12AM

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
HELLO@REDMARKETLONDON.COM
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRADING PLEASE FILL IN OUR ONLINE FORM:
RED MARKET TRADERS APPLICATION

Address:

RED MARKET

288 – 299 OLD STREET
LONDON EC2A

www.redmarketlondon.com

Hidden thing to do in London, Revealed!