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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Cheap/Free NYE In London


 

If you still do not have any plans for tonight and don’t want to spend your pension trying to get into your local pub, then have a look below, perhaps we can help.

 

The New Year’s Eve Goblin Ball

A night inspired by David Bowie’s Labyrinth where the late, great singer dons the tights and acts with Muppet’s.

This themed evening in hackney will be playing funky soul and alternative indie, if this sounds like your type of New Years then find additional  details here

Where:  360 Victoria Park Park, Hackney Wick E9 7BT

When:  Mon 31st Dec 8pm – 4am

Tickets:  Starting from £8

 

Glitter Party

Glitter, New Year’s Eve, 80’s music and drinks, need we say more…oh and karaoke. 

If you’re in Clapham and interested click here for more details.

Where:  Inferno 146 Clapham High Street, Clapham SW4 7UH 

When:  Mon 31st Dec 9pm – 3am

Tickets:  Starting from £10

 

Peckham Levels

FREE FREE FREE

DJ’s will be playing afrobeats, R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and more at this South London Open House. Also offering panoramic views of London, you can enjoy the city’s fireworks while listening to some tunes, Prosecco in hand and available CLEAN toilets.

Perfect way to see in 2019.

More details here.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec 5pm – 3am

Tickets:  Free Bich!

 

Hampstead Heath

FREE FREE FREE

No planned events here but you can watch all of London’s Fireworks displays from the park for free.

Bring some blankets, some friends, your Spotify playlist and some snacks then watch the New Year roll in across the Capital.

Also some people tend to bring their own fireworks, so you may have a closer display to watch, added bonus.

Where:  Level 6, Peckham Levels 95a Rye Lane SE15 4TG

When:  Mon 31st Dec at whatever time you want, but aim for 11pm-ish to secure a good spot.

Tickets:  What ticket! 

 

 

Whatever or where ever you chose to go this NYE be safe, have fun and see you all on the other side.

 

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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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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

 

  • Images used from facebook.com
  • 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