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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A Taste of Barbados

During these days of minimal sun we could all do with a dose of Caribbean culture and warmth, so this Saturday and Sunday head over to South Molton Street by Bond Street Station for some Bajan 5 star cuisine, a mixture of live music including Calypso and Jazz, Art, health and wellness demonstrations and last but not least Rum masterclasses.

Not a bad way to spend a chilly Saturday in May.

 

  • The Time:  From Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May, all day
  • The place:  South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QE
  • Price:  It’s free baby (thought so attractions maybe have a cost)
  • Contact:  Google search!!!

 

  • Images used taken by yours truly
  • Info used from eventbrite.co.uk

Up yours 2016

Here’s to 2017, may it light our way out of the dark merk that is 2016.

Happy New Year All :0)

 

…p.s. I can’t explain this video, but the song is catchy damn it.

 

 

 

 

 

Sing me a song mum

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Are you a parent? Do you love to sing? Are you continuously asked to leave a premisses due to spontaneous outbursts of song?

Then you need Pram Chorus my friend.

Meeting a couple of times a week in various locations around South West London, a tribe (or colony) of parents come together to make beautiful music, literally. The first session is free, thereafter it’s £7-8 per adult per sing-a-long. You also need your child, you can’t just pretend to be a parent, they need proof!

There will also be cake so make sure you have space in your tum for that. That would be reason enough for me to go, all I need now is a kid.

 

The Times & Places: 

Tuesdays: 10-10:45am followed by cake in Clapham Park, side room at St Stephen’s Church, 35 Weir Road, SW12 0NU.
Thursdays: 2:30pm for cake, singing 3-4pm, Streatham Hill, Telford Avenue, SW2 4XW.
Fridays: 9.45-10.30am followed by cake, The Oak Room in the church centre at St Luke’s 194 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RQ

Cost: First session is free, £7-8 thereafter, to be paid either every term or half term, you get a 20% discount if you introduce a friend.

Details & Contact: thebedford.co.uk, email: contact ruth@pramchorus.com to book your free session

 

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  • Video used from youtube.com
  • Info used from thebedford.co.uk

Thank you for bringing singing parents together @ The Bedford, nice work!

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.

 

  • Images used from facebook.com & tender.org.uk
  • Info used from roundhouse.org.uk

 

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

StreetFest 2014, Fish Island East London

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I love April and May for their many Bank Holidays, days for rest and recuperation or partying madness. If the latter is more your thing then may I recommend StreetfFest.

A day of live music, street dance, graffiti art, eating, sport and even a beach cocktail bar (I know where I’ll be spending the majority of my day) fun and frolics are bound to be had. What’s that I hear you say, you have kids and there’s no way you’ll find a babysitter in time, no problem children are welcome too.

Starting at 1pm till 11pm you can drive to the venue or, as I’ve just found out and am extremely excited by, the event organizers have arranged a shuttle bus service to & from Fish Island from Stratford Station, starting from 12.30pm for £2 each, that has to be better then paying £50 an hour for parking…I may have exaggerated just a little.

You can also shop and get a make over, so if you were thinking street dance and cocktails are for you think again.

Oh one more thing Goldie and Ms Dynamite are headlining, I don’t know about you but I love Goldie, if for no other reason than the guy is fun as hell.

 

Scene from Streetfest 2013

 

Tickets:

shop.ticketscript.com

Location:

Forman’s Fish Island, Hackney

For more info go to:

www.streetfest.net

 

See you there :0)

  • Info used from facebook.com/StreetFestLive & streetfest.net
  • Images used from facebook.com/StreetFestLive

InTransit Art Festival, Kensington and Chelsea

Info from rbkc.gov.uk

Image from mikemikefoto.wordpress.com

 

InTRANSIT festival is an exciting, fresh and contemporary series of newly commissioned arts events.

InTRANSIT takes place once a year and transforms the streets, parks and public places of Kensington and Chelsea into a riotous feast of culture. This year InTRANSIT launches at the former Commonwealth Institute with Common Sounds: Touching the Void, three days of unique performances that take the audience on a journey deep into the building, which opens for the first time in ten years.

The events schedule includes Zero hour bus tours, a Tea Dance and Cycle-In Cinema.

Check out the website brouchure for further events details:

InTRANSIT Festival 2011 brochure

 

When:

8:00pm, 14 July, The old Commonwealth Building, Kensington

Main Festival: 22-31 July

 

Box Office

www.wegottickets.com/intransit

Website

www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/intransit.aspx


The Garden Party, St Martin’s Courtyard Covent Garden West London

07.04.2013 UPDATE: Cino de Mayo Mexico’s National holiday is coming to London, get over to the Courtyard on the weekend of 3 – 5 May with your sombrero to Fiesta in style.

 

 

St Martin’s Courtyard, London’s newest shopping and dining destination celebrates the Great British summer with the ‘St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party #smcgardenparty – A Thoroughly Modern Affair’.

Pop singer ‘Sunday Girl’ will open the event and perform two acoustic sets during the day.  There will be lots to see, do, eat and drink including free fairy cakes from Bill’s market barrow, plus magicians, facepainting and silhouette cutting.  Celebrating the original heritage of the garden party, strawberries and cream will be available in the courtyard which will be dressed with bunting and balloons.

 

The central meeting point will be a bandstand on which a salon show will take place showcasing the fashion from the boutiques and flagships of St Martin’s Courtyard.  The team at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers are creating a show-stopping finale dress made entirely from flowers.  The models will mingle with the crowd as they parade their outfits along a grass catwalk.

 

The St Martin’s Courtyard fashion expert, The Wardrobe Consultant will be on hand to offer one-to-one style consultations following the shows.

The St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party introduces 21st century mediums of communication and social media to this traditionally British occasion.

 

Twitter savvy partygoers are invited to tweet about the St Martin’s Courtyard Garden Party using ‘#smcgardenparty to be entered into the ‘Fashion tombola’.  The 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th, 100th, 200th and 500th tweets will win one of many fantastic prizes from the shops and restaurants.

 

What’s happening at the Garden Party

12pm Sunday Girl opens the event
12:10pm Magic Show
12:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
1pm Salon fashion show
1:30pm Magic show
1:45pm ‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
2pm Live music from Sunday Girl
2:30pm Magic show
3pm Salon fashion show
3:30pm Free fairy cakes fro mBill’s market barrow
3:30pm Melvita skincare demonstration
3:45pm ‘Create a summer posy’ at The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers. £20 per person
4pm Live music from Sunday Girl
4:30pm Salon fashion show

 

 

St Martin’s Courtyard is located in the heart of Covent Garden, just a minute’s walk from Covent Garden and Leicester Square underground stations, both of which have excellent transport links throughout London.

www.stmartinscourtyard.co.uk

 

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  • Info from stmartinscourtyard.co.uk