I swear next week’s cheap list is going to be posted on time…I am so crap.
- Comedy in the Attic – Hackney Picture House, Hackney Central
An alternative East London comedy night to see you through the rest of the week, they say laughter is the best medicine so get on down to Hackney and get your giggle on.
Address: Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
Cost: £5 baby!…get your tickets here, you can also pre-purchase food and drinks online at a cheaper rate.
Date: Wednesday 8th October 2014, 7.30pm – 11pm
- Google Cardboard – Buy online, some assembly involved
Cardboard, the latest in virtual reality tech, nope I’m not kidding and neither is Google.
Once you’ve bought the kit, and after a little DIY you’re left with something that resembles a View-Master Slide Viewer from the 80’s. It has 2 lensed eye holes, a comfy nose opening and a “drawer” for your smart phone to seat in. You’ll need to download one of the available apps for the device to work effectively onto your phone first (example here), once done all you need to do is follow the instructions then experience the fun. There is also a magnetic image capture function (that sounds amazing right) so you can save and savour the memories FOREVER.
I realise I may not have made the Google Cardboard sound very appealing, so there is a video below to persuade you of it’s awesomeness.
Website: cardboard.withgoogle.com, or click here to read a review sosogay.co.uk
Cost: £20 or less from Amazon, it’s not within the usual £10-or-less category but as the next best thing for domestic use is the Oculus Rift which costs between £120-£300, £20 isn’t so bad.
Date: Available now
- Kizomba Dance Lessons – The Pod Bar, Wimbledon
All you people who are still doing Zumba, good for you, I’m ridiculously lazy so envy all those with the will power to get up and do something, especially something that’s dancy fun. If you energetic folk would like a new challenge then how about Kizomba, a dance styled on semba, Angolan merengue and Kilapanda. The first class is free, so if you’re not convinced that Kizomba is for you then no harm no fowl.
Address: The Pod Bar, 105-109 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG
Contact: www.kizombaaddiction.com, click here to book your free session.
Cost: £7 per class, entry for 2 for £10
Dates: Thursdays 8pm-9pm for beginners, 9pm-10pm for beginners/Improvers, 10pm onward for practice or P.A.R.T.YING!
- The Supersonic Singalong – The Phoenix, Cavendish Square
The guys at skiddle.com have described this club night perfectly; ‘Forget karaoke, at the UK’s first singalong club night a brilliant live band plays 80s and 90s hits and the crowd sings as one. Euphoric!’
Address: 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP
Contact: www.skiddle.com & www.phoenixcavendishsquare.co.uk
Cost: £5 + 50p booking fee from here.
Dates: Friday 10th October 2014 from 8pm – 2am
- Diwali in the Square – Trafalgar Square
In conjunction with the Mayor of London, the Diwali in London Committee brings you a beautifully colourful, music filled event to celebrate the festival of lights. Beginning at 2pm with a dance that involves the public (wear comfy shoes people), follows singers, a fashion show and lots of food and drink, so arrive early to make sure you don’t miss anything, especially the food.
Address: Trafalgar Square, West London
Cost: It’s free baby!
Date: Sunday 12th October 2014 from 2pm – 8pm