A Sale with Style

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Car boot sales, we all love em. Getting up at some crazy hour of a weekend morning and venturing into a field or school playground to grab a bargain from a group of mad people who have been up since 4am…it’s the British way and I f’ing love it.

But what if you’re looking for an era specific item such as a record from the 70’s, or outfit for your swing dance class (swing dance is fun don’t mock it, I did almost break my face and leg but that’s neither here nor there), well then you NEED to head over to the Classic Car Boot Sale.

 

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Situated 5 mins from Kings Cross Station the CCBS offers vintage wares spanning across the decades, a live DJ playing golden oldies to keep the atmosphere lively and those who, like the gentlemen in the picture above, like to get dressed up for the occasion. I do love me a pair of two toned full brogues.

Vintage clothing and accessories, vinyl records, homeware and collectibles are all available, plus your foods and drinky-poos, vintage cars will also be on show, so if motoring is your thing then that should be reason enough to head on down.

 

  • The Time and Date: Click here for details
  • The Place:  Classic Car Boot Sale, Lewis Cubitt Park, Handyside St Kings Cross, London N1C 4UZ
  • Tickets:  Click here for details

 

 

Wrestling with Progress

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Joke time:

What can you achieve if you cross a comedian with an events producer?…Progress, you’ll get it in a moment. 

This is Progress is a strong-style professional wrestling promotions company based in South East London, founded by comedian Jim Smallman and events producer Jon Briley, later joined by actor Glen Joseph. It is also the only British organisation running regular shows in central London.

Through their love of the sport they have hosted more than 13 matches since 2012, with the majority of them being sold out in days. Their Chapter 11 show selling out in just 24 hours, that is pretty damn impressive. Thanks to high demand the gentlemen have begun hosting events every few months, the next one being on 28th September…however this too is sold out, so the next accessible show will be on Sunday 30th November.

The company also run a training school called The Projo (amazing name), for aspiring wrestlers of all ages.

Although the world of wrestling is often not taken seriously, it’s fan base in the capital is growing rapidly. Perhaps those of us who associate wrestling with the madness of WWE should consider giving the sport another chance.

And for the record my favourite wrestler back in the day was Stone Cold Steve Austin, I loved that guy.

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The Time: Sunday 30th November, doors open at 2pm show starts at 4pm

The Place: Electric Ballroom 184 Camden High Road, NW1 8QP

Tickets: For the event ‘Chapter 16: Very Very Very Breaky Breaky Breaky Bishi Bishii’ can be purchased from here!

Further info & contact details: www.progresswrestling.com. email: progresswrestling@gmail.com

 

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  • Info used from progresswrestling.com

Muscularly men in tight clothes, the sport can’t be all bad!