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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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All info used from: rehab.iegreenwichmarket.londonbetterbankside.co.uk, alternativearts.co.ukcalendarcustoms.com

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The Chuckle Brothers at the Hippodrome

 

I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one, The Chuckle Brothers are going to be at the Kingston Hippodrome for Freshers Week. It’s been awhile since Freshers Week applied to me, but I might buy a ticket just so I can meet the Chuckle brothers…it’s the Chuckle Brothers!!!!!!

 

 

“To me, To you”, who knew The Chuckles Brothers recording a track with Tinchy Stryder, I can’t handle this.

If you’re a real Fresher and in the Kingston Upon Thames area on the 22nd September then head over to the Hippodrome for an evening with THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS!

I can’t say it enough. I’m so pleased they’re still working the circuit, good on you fellas :0)

 

 

The Time:  Friday 22nd September from 10pm

The Place:  The Hippodrome, Kingston Upon Thames, 1 St. James’ Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AH Surrey

Price:  Early bird tickets start from £2.00, late entry tickets and tickets on the door cost more, from here.

Contact:  kingstonhippodrome.co.uk email kingston@kingstonhippodrome.co.uk  

 

 

 

 

 

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Disney Karaoke


 

“Have some of column A
Try all of column B
I’m in the mood to help you dude

… ….. ….. … . …… …. ..”

 

If you know what the missing lyrics are then head over to The Hackney Picture House on Friday 22nd September for an evening of Disney Karaoke magic.

If you can sing (or even if you can’t) then show Hackney Central what you’re made of, and if you buy the tickets in advance you save £2…that’s 2 quid that can go towards another beer!

 

Enjoy :0)

 

 

The Time:  Doors open at 8pm, the madness starts at 8.30pm

The Place:  Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Price:  Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door

Contact:  picturehouses.com

 

 

 

 

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Barnes Film Festive 2017

 

Aspiring young film makers charge your cameras, finalize your scripts and get to filming because the Barnes Film Festive wants to show your movies to the world.

From September 29th – October 1st Barnes will be hosting their second annual festival showcasing the talents of movie makers under the age of 25 from across the Country. The submission deadline for the festival was initially set for September 1st but has been extended to the 15th due to popular demand.

 

A number of workshops, screenings & Q&A sessions along with an Opening Ceremony Gala and Competition Awards Ceremony will be on during the event. click here for the full schedule. 

“Competition will be judged by leading film industry professionals, and will be screened during the Festival. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Festival”

 

So if movies are the name of your game then head over to Barnes for tips on how to get into the Industry.

 

The Time:  29th Sept – 1st Oct

The Place:  Various location around Barnes

Price:  Tickets for the event start from £4, click here to purchase.

Contact:  barnesfilmfestival.com for details on how to submit your films click here.

 

 

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London Improv Theatre

I cannot act, there isn’t an inch of me that should be on stage or in front of a camera (unlike a friend of mine who is A brilliant actor, I hate her!), the thought of improv literally scares me into a sweaty panic attack, but there’re those crazy bastards who thrive on that type of adrenaline, step forward the London Improv Theatre.

 

 

Established in 2016 by Jake Lyons, the theatre plays host to Improv performances such comedy, sketches, music and even magic, oh how I love me a bit of magic.

A number of performances are on over September including an acoustic showcase (showcase performances are on the first Saturday of each month) , ‘Scared Scriptless’ where the participates improvise scenes based on audience suggestions and ‘The Magicians Showcase’ which I may well attend myself (love me a bit of magic).

If you’re after an evening of impromptu theatre, or in the mood to joy in yourself, pop on over to Swiss Cottage, it won’t disappoint.

 

 

The Time:  Varies

The Place:   London Improv Theatre, 104-A Finchley Road, Londnon, NW3 5JJ

Tickets:  Prices vary but generally start from £5/6 in advance.

Contact:  londonimprovtheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Hotel Elephant

Nope it’s not a hotel for elephants, sorry that was a little click baity.

 

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Hotel Elephant Gallery is an affordable creative work & exhibition space for artists in and around Southwark. A non profit organisation offering educational projects, events and screenings funded by the charity Artcore Int.

Support for graduates and makers alike, all are welcome to exhibit and perform in the space, or just checkout the art if you so wish.

 

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For more info regarding the monthly exhibitions, workspaces or after school clubs check below.

 

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The Place: Hotel Elephant Artist Studio Space, 23 Harper Road, London, SE1 6AW

The Time: Varies, contact venue for more info

Price: Entry is free, but double check just encase!

Contact Details: General Enquires info@hotelelephant.co.uk

 

 

 

Cheap & freeness London 13th – 19th Oct 2014

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Welcome to a week of Cheap & beautiful Freeness. Enjoy.

 

  • London Horror Festival – The Etcetera Theatre, Camden

Get in the Halloween mood early with the London Horror Festival. From the 13th-31st The Etcetera Theatre in Camden will be staging a number of performance art pieces that’ll make a chill run down your spine, but hopefully not down your leg, if you have a small bladder I would recommend go to the toilet before the show begins.

There will be at least 1 performance a night, though many of the shows will run for a number of evenings. If you’ve ever wondered what a charming Frankenstein would be like, or where in Dante’s nine circles of hell you’d find Shakespeare’s Richard II then this event is perfect for you.

Address: Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street , London NW1 7BU

Contact: www.londonhorrorfestival.com

Cost: From £8 – £11.50, tickets are a little cheaper on concession

Date: 13th – 31st October 2014

 

  • The Water Poet Pork Pie Off – The Water Poet, Spitalfields

It’s time for battle, if you’re a lover of the pork pie then get yourself over to Spitalfields for The Water Poet’s Pork Pie Off. In celebration of ‘The Great British Pub’ the best in the pie biz will be showing off the talents in the hope of being crowned King or Queen of the Pork Pie.

Craft beer on tap and tasty treats from the competitors will be available on the night. It’s your civic duty to support the traditions of our fair nation, pie and all!

Address: 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX

Website: www.waterpoet.co.uk

Cost: £4 ticket, you’ll receive a pint of craft beer and some pie tasters from the pork pies in the competition.

Date: Tuesday 14th October 2014, from 6pm

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  • Levi’s Student Lock-in – Levi’s Flagship Store, Regents Street

Levi’s flagship store on Regents St will be holding a student shopping event on Wednesday 15th Oct. If you’re of the student community and are after a sweet deal, plus a bit of booze (the will ask you for ID first) and some tunes then head over to their facebook page for more details about the night.

Address: Levi’s Store, 174 – 176 Regents Street, London, W1R 5DF

Contact: www.facebook.com/levis.gb

Cost: It’s free baby!

Dates: Wednesday 15th October 2014, the start time has not yet been released, keep an eye on Levi’s tweeter account for details, click here.

 

  • Dirty Old London Tour – Bishopsgate Institute, Bishopsgate

Explore the filthy world of Victorian London during this talk with Lee Jackson. Find out how the people fought to turn the cesspit of a Capital into what we know and love today, with the peculiar beginnings of the public toilet to the intro of public baths.

Address: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

Contact: www.bishopsgate.org.uk

Cost: £9, cheaper with concession, tickets available here.

Dates: Thursday 16th October 2014, starts at 7.30pm

 

  •  Rotten Hill Gang – Paradise by way of Kensal Green, Kensal Green

“West London favourites, Rotten Hill Gang, return to entertain you with a high energy live set of big instruments and even bigger vocals. Resident DJs in support playing a mash up of hip hop, house, disco and party favourites.”

What more needs to be said.

Address: Paradise by way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE

Contact: www.theparadise.co.uk, email: clem@thecolumbogroup.com

Cost: £5

Date: Friday 17th October 2014, 8pm – 2am

 

  • VIP Records and Music Fair – Central Hall Westminster, Westminster

To all you music conosur out there, get down to Westminster on Saturday 18th Oct for the largest record, CD and music related memorabilia fair in the Country.

Any and everything music based available under one very large Westminster roof, plus there’ll be a cafe so there’ll be food too.

Address: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, SW1H 9NH,

Contact: www.vip-24.com

Cost: £3 entry, £6 for early birds from 8.30am-10am

Date: Saturday 18th October 2014, from 10am, 8.30am for early bird entry

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Working your way around the building

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Kids, how quickly they grow up, going from your cute little cherubs playing dress up, to young adults starting their careers, scary times for everyone especially you (unfortunately you can’t protect them forever).

So your little peanut (that’s what my family called me as a child…but never stopped) decides that they want to do something creative, they’re not sure what exactly but do know that that is the path for them, they just need to narrow down the options. The best way to do this is to test the waters, but as a ‘grown up’ you know nothing is that simple, nobody wants to give you a chance without first having some experience, but you can’t get that experience without someone giving you a chance, the irony is laughable unless you’re living it. Enter the Round House to the rescue.

This wonderfully round building offers a bunch of courses and workshops in creative writing, interactive theatre, music production, web design and practically every other creative field you can think of.

If you, or your child, are between 11-25 – sorry old people – and want to explore the many creative realms, I strongly urge you to have a looky here. You’ll get advice and tips from industry professionals, meet new people with similarly mad hair, but most importantly you’ll receive experience in the field you later hope to work in. It may not be a job but colleges, universities and employers love to see evidence of your dedication, so go for.

It’s never easy choosing a career path, hopefully the Round House will help making that decision sightly more bearable.

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The Time: The workshops times and start dates vary, check the website for more details.

The Place: RoundHouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Further Details: Check out www.roundhouse.ork.uk  for full course & workshop details.

 

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Don’t run around the RoundHouse, you’ll get dizzy!

The New Diorama Theatre, Regents Park

Info and images from newdiorama.com and londontown.com

The New Diorama is an 80 seat theatre located in central London. THey aim to be unique in their dedication to presenting the work of theatre companies and artistic collectives within a variety of arts disciplines, ranging from straight theatre to comedy and opera, and developing with them strong partnerships over a series of seasons.

As well as theatre, The New Diorama boasts a cafe/bar, performances of live music, comedy and world class projects for children.

A few recommended shows coming up in the following weeks:

The Fitzrovia Radio Hour

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th July at 19:30.

Celebrating an age when radio was brand new and radio drama was stuffed with more stereotypes and cut-glass accents than afternoon tea at Lords, Fitzrovia use new material to recreate the spirit of vintage radio plays for a modern audience.

The show includes three rip-roaring tales: George Albion & the War of the Roses, Nazi Firemen in Westminster and Tin! All are new yet delightfully reminiscent of the golden age of radio. Witness vegetables simulating fistfights, thrill to a whisky bottle which is a dead ringer for a Nazi midget submarine and gasp at a watering can playing the roaring Atlantic. All these sound effects, and more, are created live on stage! This new show is sponsored by Clipstone Ceylon Tea!

The Fitzrovians revel in the glamour of a bygone era, from costume and performance to props. They transport audiences to their unique universe – a wonderful imagining of how commercial 1940s radio should have been done. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour lovingly satirise the casual imperialism and stiff upper lips of the period, throwing them into relief with physical comedy and a modern twist to produce a heady comic cocktail.

Lights, Camera, Walkies

Saturday 30th July 2011 at 21:00

Sunday 31st July 2011 at 14:00

One Hollywood studio, one major action picture, one starring role, two dogs. A new comic play from BBC sitcom competition finalist Tom Glover.

When Hollywood’s hottest C-list celebrity walks off set as shooting is about to start on what could have been the action movie of the century, a desperate producer decides to cast a dog as his star. Some hasty re-writes and a canine casting session later, two talented action-hero pooches are in the running for the lead-role and must compete for it on camera.

Which dog will get the bone? Can true love win the day? Will the owner-trainers make sausage meat of one another? And will the movie ever be finished on time? There are no real dogs in this show but two very, very talented imaginary ones.

Tom Glover currently has Mother Dearest in development with the National Theatre and he was a finalist on the BBC’s All Mixed Up Sitcom competition with Human, Right?

Three actors take on multiple-roles in this fast-paced, satirical canine comedy caper. Tom Glover will perform in the show alongside Richard David-Caine and Zoe Gardner. Richard is one quarter of acclaimed sketch comedy group Four Screws Loose and was also recently seen in the Olivier-nominated West End production of Potted Panto. Zoe’s recent TV credits include We Are Mongrels (BBC) and Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show 2 and 3 (ITV2). Zoe is one half of comedy team The Congress of Oddities who have made numerous acclaimed live shows and a TV pilot for Celador Productions (The Odditorium). Her recent theatre credits include Colin Hoult – Enemy of the World (Edinburgh 2010); Coffee; and Carnival of Monsters (Edinburgh 2009).

Please visit the website for further show listings  www.newdiorama.com

The New Diorama Theatre

15 – 16 Triton Street,
Regents Place,
London, NW1 3BF

Email:

hello@newdiorama.com

Box Office Number:

+44 (0)207 383 9034

Administration Number:

+44 (0)207 916 5467

www.newdiorama.com

 

Hyper Japan, Kensington Olympia West london

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A festival of Japanese culture and cuisine. There’s sushi, sake and snacks to sample, anime and manga to see, as well as fashion shows, demonstrations, workshops and seminars. The Eat-Japan Sushi Awards, featuring the UK Sushi Roll Championship, is a chance to watch sushi masters from around the world in action, sample their work and vote for your favourite (daily 2-5pm; from £8 in addition to entry price).

Check the website for full show guide

www.hyperjapan.co.uk

 

Opening times:

Fri 22nd July 2011 & Sat 23rd July 2011 10am-7pm,

Sun 24th July 2011 10am-6pm

 

Price: £12

 

NEXT EVENT 25th-27th July 2014 in EARLS COURT

 

Address:

Olympia

Hammersmith Rd

London W14 8UX

 

Transport:

Kensington (Olympia) station on the London Overground and District Lines

 

Telephone:

020 7247 9388

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Mad Japanese thing to do in London, Revealed!