Paddington Waterways Christmas Carol Concert

Are you feeling the Christmas Spirit yet? 

No, then you need a dose of ‘Carols’ with a side of ‘Merriment’ and a pinch of Mulled Wine (you may need to purchase the last one yourself).

On Tuesday 10th Dec from 6pm you’re welcome to enjoy the musical stylings of the St Saviour’s School Choir at St Mary’s Paddington Green.

Let the Christmas music put a bounce in your step then enjoy a few refreshing nibbles at the end of the concert.

Bring a friend and spread the joy.

 

  • St Mary Paddington Green, St Mary’s Square, Paddington Green, London W2 1LG
  • Doors open from 6pm, concert starts at 6.30
  • For more inform go to parishoflittlevenice.com

 

 

 

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Last Min Halloween

If you’re anything like me then although today is Halloween you still haven’t made any plans, hopefully some of these ideas will help.

 

Ice Bar Halloween White Party

 

We all miss this guy (mostly from seasons 4-7, we try not to talk about season 8) but you can still experience his icy touch this Halloween at the Ice Bar.

Take a picture with a 7 foot tall White Walking meanie then shuffle over to the Fire Bar for the party, a free glass of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial (for the 1st 100 guests and anybody wearing white FYI) and complimentary canapes. 

  • From 7pm – 1am
  • Tickets £16.50, from here
  • icebarlondon.com
  • Ice Bar London, 31-33 Heddon St, Mayfair, W1B 4BN

 

Cine-real presents: The Exorcist

 

If you’re not really in the mood to party but still want to get your ‘Spook’ on then pay The Castle Cinema in Homerton a visit to see The Exorcist.

Watch an innocent girl be possessed by a demon who, in my option, seem to just want a friend to play with…forever. 

Sit in the lap of luxury, grab some popcorn and enjoy one of the scariest movies ever.

  • Film Starts at 9pm
  • Tickets £10 from here
  • thecastlecinema.com
  • The Castle Cinema, First floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney, London E9 6DA

 

Halloween Pooch Parade – 3rd November

 

It doesn’t feel fair to have all the fun and not get the doggies involved in the Halloween festivities, so get the pooches dressed in their best costumes and get ready for a Halloween Pooch Costume Parade.

Meet at 10.45am at Monument for an 11am dog walk to Flat Iron Sq in Southwark where the Costume Parade will take place at 2pm.

At the square there will be food and drink stalls, a dog friendly DJ playing all the woofiest tunes (I don’t know what that was either), and after the parade at 5.30pm a free kiddie and doggy friendly screening of Frankenweenie.

  • Event starts from 10.30am – 7.30pm
  • Dog costume Parade at 2pm costs £5 to participate (profits go to StreetVet)
  • thelondog.com
  • Flat Iron Square, 64 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU

 

All Hallows Eve Samhain Sound Special

 

If you’re after a more spiritual experience this Halloween then how about a relaxing, immersive evening of sound and meditation.

Otherness.co will be hosting an either lie down or seated event at The Pirates Castle in Camden where you can enjoy soothing sounds and meditative music for a blissful evening of peace and healing frequencies.

A perfect way to see in November.

  • Event starts at 7.30pm-9pm, please arrive by 7.15pm
  • Yoga mats and/or blankets provided for online bookings, please bring your own if you have them if you’d prefer to pay at the door, as availability is not guaranteed.
  • £20 for Lying Down tickets from here
  • £10 for seated tickets from here
  • Otherness.co
  • The Pirates Castle 33 Oval Road, Camden Town, NW1 7EA

 

 

 

 

 

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Woolwich Carnival

 

You’ve been to Notting Hill and Hackney Carnivals but just can’t seem to get the rhythm out of your system, so why not see what Woolwich Carnival has to offer.

In it’s 5th year the event will begin from 12pm – 7pm but the parade starts at 1.30pm in Royal Arsenal, ending in General Gordon Sq where the main stage has been set up, featuring a number of live acts and sound systems.

 

The parade will see local schools and communities get involved, and at the end of the day a King and Queen of the Carnival will be choose, so don’t forget to vote.

 

  • The Time: from 12pm -7pm on Saturday 14th Sept 2019
  • The Place: The Main Stage and end of the parade is located at General Gordon Sq, SE18 6.
  • Tickets:  It’s Free Baby!
  • How to get there:  Woolwich Arsenal the last stop on the DLR Line in Zone 4
  • Contact:  For Further info visit eea.org.uk/whats-on 

 

 

 

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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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Sky Dinner

Exactly what it says on the tin, it’s dinner, served in the sky or on a dinner table raised into the sky at the least.

A 22-chair seated table is lifted 100ft (approx 30mts) into the London air for either a breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Cocktail experience with an epic view. From May to July you’ll be able to book from 1-16 seats between 8am – 8.30pm for the affair of your choosing.

…just make sure you use the bathroom before you go up!

 

 

 

  • The Time:  From May – July, flights start from 8am for breakfast, the last flight of the day is 8.30pm for dinner. Times in the air vary from 45mins – 1hour. Details about the menu can be found HERE
  • The Place:  The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, closet tube station is North Greenwich
  • Price:  Prices start from £79, click HERE for tickets
  • Info:  For more info about the experience, menu, location, or what happens in the event of bad weather click 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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The Lost Lagoon at Shepherd’s Bush

Ahoy me hearties!

Dry January is coming to an end and what better way to celebrate sobriety than by attending a Secret Rum Lagoon*

From the 1st February Shepherd’s Bush will play host to The Lost Lagoon, a theatrical, multi-sensory cocktail experience aiming to explore all that rum has to offer.  A man-made lake awaits you – by which you can cross by boat – and a myriad of drinks to plunder.

 

If the second month of the year is one that holds no excitement for you then grab your ‘Neo Tiki’ outfit (which is entirely up to you to figure out), a bag full of pieces of eight and head over to West London for a booty-ful (OK I’ll stop) adventure.

 

The Time:  1st Feb – 7th April, Thursday – Saturday 2pm – 10.30pm / Sundays 12pm – 8.30pm

The Place:  West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush

Tickets:  Preview Tickets – £20  /  Off Peak times – £25  /  Off Peak VIP – £40  /  Peak times – £30  /  Peak VIP –  £45 (booking fee applies to all tickets) Click HERE for tickets

Info:  For more info email HERE or click HERE

 

 

 

 

*This statement is in no way meant to mock, humiliate or downplay the seriousness of alcohol addiction, as such we urge those with alcohol addiction to seek the relevant medical & physiological help where necessary.  Please drink responsibly 

 

 

 

 

Cinema by the Pool

 

Pools are great but do you know what would make them better, a movie. Imagine laying on a lounger with your drink of choice, relaxing, and then a movie starts adding to your chilled out-ness, great stuff.

This sound good to you? Then you need to head to the Sheraton Skyline Hotel in Hayes. 

Once a month from Jan 2019 you can watch a classic movie, with a complimentary drink and popcorn, while sitting by an indoor pool (nobody wants to by an outdoor pool in the cold) enjoying the scenery. That may help to drive away the winter blues.

 

Where:  Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport, Bath Road, Hillingdon, Hayes UB3 5BP

When:  From 25th January 2019, 7.30pm – 11.30pm, Movie showing on the 25th will be Pretty Woman

Tickets:  Tickets cost £18 from here, available to ages 15yrs +

Travel:  Onsite parking available, Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Express a short walk from the hotel.

 

 

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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