Friday is here again!

So what to do, what to do – my kid brother’s band Jet Pack have been added to the wonderful Soccer Six Rock event taking place today: It’s £10 – you should go!

https://www.facebook.com/SoccerSixRock

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http://soccersix2013.com/rock-metal/

Also on tonight is a birthday party/leaving party/gig for Complete Radio Silence

http://www.scarstudios.com/home/

https://en-gb.facebook.com/completeradiosilence

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And because it’s getting cold and feeling Christmassy:

The Southbank centre Christmas market is on http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/winter-festival/markets

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Natural history museum ice rink is open

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/ice-rink/

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Regent street lights are now switched on

And for when you get peckish – the BBC good food show – yeah there will be food!

http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/

Large Hadron Collider Exhibition, Science Museum in South Kensington.  Step inside the world’s greatest experiment.  I don’t think anymore needs to be said!

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/collider.aspx

Beautiful Crime Concept – Lulu Guinness, WC2E 9DH  Lulu is opening a pop up art store in her covent garden shop in connection with the artwork of contemporary art company Beautiful crime

http://www.culturecompass.co.uk/2013/11/13/lulu-guinness-collaborates-with-beautiful-crime-for-art-concept-store/

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Framed Film Festival at the Barbican – £5 – Young film makers with events and creative opportunities – for under 12’s and teenagers, you can learn about animation techniques in free workshops – makes me wish I could be a kid again!

https://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?ID=1272

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Friday/Funday/Fings to do!

Lord Mayor’s Show – 3 miles with over 6000 people with floats to um well float your boat I guess.

http://www.lordmayorsshow.org/

Spirit of Christmas at Olympia from 5 – 10th November – lots of gifts and treats and bits and bobs in the theme of Christmas

http://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/

Victoriana – The Art of Revival at the Guildhall Art Gallery which is running until 8 December

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/attractions-museums-and-galleries/guildhall-art-gallery-and-roman-amphitheatre/Pages/victoriana.aspx

World Press Photo Exhibition is on at the Royal Festival Hall until 26th November covering photo journalism.  Many countries compete in this competition.

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/

If you are sick of looking at things and want to taste then the Experimental Food Society Spectacular might be more your thing.

http://www.experimentalfoodsociety.com/society.html

And in the spirit of all things Christmassy the lights will be switched on at various venues across London tomorrow – go on you humbug you know you want to be there!  There being Covent Garden, Regent Street and the Duke of York Square.  Christmas is around the corner – embrace it ;o)

http://www.visitlondon.com/tag/christmas-lights

Discover Dogs is on at Earls Court on Saturday and Sunday.  This is a family show to introduce you to hundreds of breeds of dogs, some that you won’t have heard of, you’ll be able to look at lots of dogs, ask questions, watch races and see competitions.

http://www.discoverdogs.org.uk/

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It’s Friday! (screamed like Noddy Holder)

Hackney Picturehouse – The Punk Singer – A documentary about the highly influential musician and fanzine lady Kathleen Hanna.  There are three dates for London showings of this documentary – tickets are selling fast so make sure you don’t miss out!

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=punk-singer

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Bloomsbury Festival – there will be a little bit of everything here, music, entertainment…..can’t guarantee the sun but you can always hope.

http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/

Animal Art Fair – Pop up art gallery about animals, known as one of the best places to buy animal art!

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http://www.animalartfair.com/

Home Movie day – Kennington – Benjamin Brittens home movies will be screened.

Tea and cake will also be available!

http://www.homemovieday.com/london.html

Salon du chocolat – well as you can expect this event is going to be a little bit chocolatey!  It is in fact the worlds largest chocolate show. Sweet. Oh ok bad joke!

http://www.salonduchocolat.co.uk/accueil.aspx

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British Horror Film Festival – if all that chocolate is too sickly for you then try this! Bigger, better and bloodier…apparently!

http://www.thefilmfestivalguild.com/#!british-horror-film-festival/c23ct

Goat Grazing Fun Day – live goats graze the wild flowers of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof – only in London ay!

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/goat-grazing-fun-day-79295

Oxjam – music festival – check out the link below to see all the acts that will be playing.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

The Other Art Fair – guess what – this is about art!

http://www.theotherartfair.com/

Knit Nation – in celebration of wool week! Who knew – but then it is starting to hit jumper season! Knitting classes will be held which could give you some ideas for gifts this Christmas.

http://www.campaignforwool.org/event-item/knit-nation/

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Battle of Ideas.  Is 10 too young to be a criminal? Are graphic novels literature for the 21st century? If you want to hear what people think to such questions then check out the link below.

http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/

 

Whatever you do this weekend have lots of fun and let’s hope it takes ages for Monday to come back around again!

Friday is here again……

Friday 4th October – Complete Radio Silence + support

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Drive in Film Club, Brent Cross Shopping Centre – this is a bit awesome.  £22 for your car, no matter how full and you get to feel like you are in the past – watching a movie, in your car.

Check out more about this and other pop up events in London here:

http://www.londonpopups.com/2013/09/the-drive-in-film-club-at-brent-cross.html

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Malaysia Night , Trafalgar Square, Fri Oct 4

Trafalgar square will be taken over with all the sounds and sights of Malaysia with lots of food and things to do to help you soak up this culture.

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Transcender  – Barbican, Oct 4-6, a mixture of sounds and shows of the psychedelic kind will be held, for more information go to:

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/series.asp?id=886

 

Elefest  – Elephant & Castle, Oct 4-6 – Celebrating the area with artists, writers, food, film find out more details:

http://www.elefest.org/

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Amy Winehouse: For You I was a Flame – Proud Camden, Chalk Farm

This exhibition runs until Sunday – various artworks celebrating Amy Winehouse

http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/amys30event/proud-gallery-camden-amy-winehouse-for-you-i-was-a-flame

 

The Kerb – King’s Cross – This is a food party – or food market if you will.  There will be music, crafts and drink as well. It is FREE and runs from 6 pm – 11pm

http://www.kerbfood.com/kings-cross/

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Roller Skate – Wellington Arch – it’s FREE yippee and starts at 8pm All about having a skate on a Friday night and a stroll on a Sunday – sounds perfect to me – to find out more:

http://www.lfns.co.uk/

 

The Big Draw This is promoting drawing – for all ages, all styles all over London and many other countries as well.  All sorts of things will be going on so please do check it out:
http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/

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Wimbledon Bookfest is still running. Find out who will be talking and what events are running throughout the weekend at:

http://www.wimbledonbookfest.org/

Whatever you do this weekend, wherever you go and whoever you see – have a good one! 

 

It’s Friday? I hadn’t noticed………

So it is Friday again – it seems to come around so quickly but also takes its time, how is that even possible!?

What will you be doing this weekend? Not decided yet? Well below is a list of a few things going on in London this weekend.  And remember – if you are doing something you want to promote or are in a band you think more people need to know about then get in touch and maybe I’ll feature you here.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

 

Archway with words – This is the first time this literary festival will be running and as it’s about books and authors it gets a big thumbs up from me.  There will be a whole host of authors and venues for 8 days with all day long festivals at the weekends.  Most events with authors will only cost you £5 and many attractions will be FREE.  Yes, those magic words and my favorite price.

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To find out more – as I know you want to do – visit http://archwaywithwords.com/

Thames clean up – Not for the faint hearted I would think but if you want to get involved with a big team of people helping to clean up the Thames then you can find out more info here – http://www.thames21.org.uk/

Merge Festival – This is a festival to draw in the history and talent in and around the Bankside http://mergefestival.co.uk/#merge-one There will be music and artists transforming derelict buildings and more!

Looking for a new bar to go to? Time Outs bar of the week is the Grain Store – this is in Kings Cross – and focuses on food and wine (with herbs and spices introduced into them) – I hear they are meant to be very nice! Check it out http://www.grainstore.com/

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I am all for pop up stores and pop up events and this weekend – Fashion meets music – westfield, stratford, all about new designers and musicians – beats just going shopping in my book http://www.fashionmeetsmusic.com/news/fashion-meets-music-pop-up-westfield-stratford/

Shoreditch street art tour – what more is there to say, there is a tour in the morning and again in the afternoon – but check out the website for details of weekend tours – or just go for a ramble yourself to see the artwork – some of it is really good – http://www.shoreditchstreetarttours.co.uk/

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Wanting something for all ages – then head to – Gerry Cottles Circus http://wowshow.co.uk/

The iTunes festival at the roundhouse – the 30 nights of live music is still on – head on down to the roundhouse for tunes a plenty http://www.itunesfestival.com/

Fleetwood Mac O2, Wednesday – now this I wish I was going to.  If anyone wants to gift me two tickets feel free (yeah I know I am pushing my luck but my Momma always said ‘If you don’t ask you don’t get……’)

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And if you want to just have a nice evening dancing and drinking tonight then head to the Jubilee Club in Camden. http://www.jubileeclub.com/Jubilee/This_Week.html

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Whoop whoop for the weekend!

It’s Friday!!!! But alas the sun is no longer shining.

I love Autumn for the colours but this rain is just so not good for my hair!!!

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So what’s going on this weekend in London?

Music and Antique night – Bermondsey Square

Sounds like a bizarre mix at first but it could potentially be a bit good. An evening antique and vintage flea market in Bermondsey Square with bands playing!

 

Fashion Film Festival

St Martin’s Courtyard, Sep 15 – 17

London Fashion week is kicking off and there will be a special cinema in Covent Garden.  This is free and will be running for 3 days.  You will be able to watch highlights from the catwalk shows and see Zoolander, The September Issue and Grey Gardens.

 

Old Selfridges Hotel will be hosting an exhibition of work that merges together over 60 influential creative Londoners.  I don’t know who chose this 60 but it includes people like Gilbert and George, Giles Deacon and Alexander McQueen.  It starts this week and runs through October.

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The Mayor’s Thames Festival is still running and will reach its climax this weekend so if you can brave the weather go!

 

Leonard Cohen plays at The O2 on Sunday

 

And although not quite the weekend Yuck will play at The Macbeth in Shoreditch on Tues through to Thursday – they are a bit awesome so you should definitely go to this!

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As for me – I have a weekend of coursework, or more realistically lying on the sofa with my poorly knee elevated watching movies.  I am sure wine will be involved in their somewhere too.  I feel like having a spring clean – even though it’s the beginnings of Autumn – I think a de-clutter is good for the soul.  I do have the ultimate excuse to be lazy though thanks to my damaged Patella, so……..this weekend I won’t be being lazy no, no, I like to call it investing in myself! It’s important to do don’t you know!

 

Whatever you do this weekend – have a good one.

And remember if there is something that you would like to tell people about that is happening let me know – I might just feature it here!

 

It’s Friday – let the fun begin.

IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!

This week I hung out with Alan Carr and Justin Timberlake at a filming of Chatty Man.  It was funny.  And should air at the end of September for Alan’s 100th show.  You may even catch a glimpse of me.

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I am now preparing myself for winter and my usual bout of hibernation after a long summer of hardly spending any time in my flat at all and most weekend being away or having friends stay over.  Now it’s time for me to crack on with my coursework again.  For those who don’t know, I am studying a course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and because that wasn’t stretching my time management enough I am also doing a Proof Reading and Copying Editing Course.  I am also working on my second novel, but that has sadly been put on the back burner whilst I get my head down with the studying.  But I am going to allow myself the night off to go and have a few cheeky beers with friends.

For those of you not at Bestival this weekend there are other things to do:

FESTIVAL OF THE PLANETS

So lots of spacey people will be in London – various venues from what I hear, with their telescopes oo er for talks about space and stars, and to see films, star gazing in Regents Park.

http://www.europlanet-eu.org/epsc2013/outreach-activities

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THAMES FESTIVAL

Starting today – and no longer just for a weekend but for a full 10 days.

www.thamesfestival.com

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WILLIAM CURLEY DESSERT BAR

Located at 198 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 8UN.  It’s raining and blurgh today in London so what better thing to do than go to a bar full of pudding! Every Friday in September  this place is open and for £30 you can get 5 courses of sugary goodness.

www.williamcurley.com

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And if you don’t live in London and something great is going on this weekend let me know and if I think it’s a good thing I will promote it on this blog!

Whatever you end up doing – have fun!