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I keep popping back and being a bit sad to see this place so quiet - so thought I'd give a nudge and see if anyone's still out there?

I've written a bunch of articles about London and other stuff over the last few years, but writing one recently on Free things to do in London made me remember this community. I hope it's of interest. Also broadly relevant is How to save money while visiting London. They're probably geared more towards visitors than residents, but I hope they're useful to someone and can spark some discussion.

I'm moving to Barnes next month, woo!



we urgently need an audience for a bout to be filmed for TV on Thursday.

Inglis Barracks
Formerly Inglis Barracks
Bray Road
Mill Hill


Be there for 8, filming to start at 8.30. Bring signs and stuff.

It's going to be a real bout in terms of competitiveness (as usual, no script, no fake-ness) but doesn't form part of the season games or anything, we're putting it on for this TV show.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be free on Thursday and wants to spend a fun evening being on TV, watching a TV programme being filmed and of course watching some roller derby.

please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested, London Rollergirls need you!

facebook event here

Anyone wanting more info can email me - maybetwisted[at]londonrollergirls[dot] com.

Cheers m'dears!

p.s. also a good opportunity to see some FREE roller derby for those of you who haven't made it to see a game yet due to event clashes/cash-flow issues!!!

Love is the drug. Copyright Jenna Patrick 2009. All rights reserved.

Trees, Birds & Bees - 23rd August, 2009

5pm – 8pm at The treeHouse Gallery.

Regents Park (North-West side of the Boating Lake. Directions below).

NO booking required: FREE event.

The sight of tree houses on the banks of the boating lake in Regents Park has made us go all weak in the knees. Join us on August 23rd for an evening of slushy love under the canopies.

Warhorse Theatreworks will stage a performance of Chaucer’s ‘Parliament of Fowls’ and other luscious verse; the Beekeepers have buried mystic tales of love and temptation between Merlin and Vivien, the lady of the lake, in magical staffs; write the love note you’ve been dying to send; start a game of kiss chase; make a paper crane to hang in the trees and , if you’re lucky, get invited on a fantasy date.

With romantic nooks, elderflower wine and a swing for two, it’s the perfect place to bring a date or perhaps find a new mate… anything is possible with trees, birds and bees.

Phone Tim on 07905 277719 for more details, or email info at thebeekeepers dot com.

Find the treeHouse gallery:

map of the treeHouse gallery

Which looks like this.

The treeHouse gallery on Google Maps.

"It has always been said that enchantment is bought in the burying alive of great waters, yet the purchase may be a perilous one"

Peter Ackroyd, 'London'

here be pirates
  • Explore the lost rivers of London

    Meet at Blackfriars Bridge, 2 p.m. (On the Victoria Embankment side).

  • Escape to Treasure Island

    Meet at the treeHouse gallery, 5 - 8 p.m. (Eye patches provided for early birds).

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    Looking for some volunteers tomorrow night

    This is short notice, but I figure it can't hurt to put the word out...

    I am going to be on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square between 10pm and 11pm tomorrow (Monday) night. My plan is to take pictures of the crowd in the square (I admit that this is not the most original plan in the universe, but it is my plan, nonetheless). Which means I need a crowd, and in a perfect world I need that crowd to be interesting looking.

    So, please, if you're at a loose end tomorrow night, put your glad rags on, and swing by Trafalgar Square, and lets see if we can't get an interesting looking crowd of people there. It's for Art, donchaknow? :)

    The weather forecast not great? Don't let it stop you DOING MORE THINGS!

    here's a preview of Europe's FIRST EVER roller derby tournament, and it's being held right here in London, in Earls Court!

    12 teams from all over the UK and Germany, some playing in their first public bouts come together for a fill weekend of hard hitting all-female-contact-sport-on-skates action.

    If you haven't discovered Roller Derby yet, this is a great opportunity to check it out.

    Tickets available in advance from the website - http://rollbritannia.com and on the door.

    ...... [)> G R A V I T Y # 5 <(] ......

    The next Gravity is on Friday 7th August.
    put the date in your diary people!

    on the menu:

    A night of Electronic Warfare...

    Lasers will sweep the dance floor whilst the DJs play some of the hardest dance music known to man in one of London's most welcoming venues.

    With a guest slot from the ever brilliant DJ GASsMANn as well as the Gravity Residents, it promises to be an inescapably good night!

    If you like your music hard and dark then this is one event you won't want to miss.

    Resident DJs:
    DAF - Disassembly [UK]
    Untermensch - Slimelight [UK]
    Soylent - Antiworld, Cyberdog [UK]
    Chemical 6 - Alpha/Omega, EIE Disorder [SA]
    Psynaptic Misfit - Trauma Trance [UK], Starspine [SA]

    With Special Guest Set from:
    DJ GASsMANn - Fuze, Global Noise Movement, Slimelight [UK]

    Music played:
    Industek, Hardhouse, Hardstyle, Psytrance, Schranz, Hardtrance, Industrial Hardcore, Hard Techno, EBM & Noize

    £5 with flyer, £6 without or £4 before 11pm

    The Resistance Gallery,
    265 Poyser Street,
    Bethnal Green,

    9:30pm - 6:00am

    More information about the night including photos & DJ sets from previous Gravitys is available at the Gravity website

    For those of you on the book of face, be sure to add yourself to the Facebook event page for Gravity.

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    plug for Saturday


    Just a quick message to remind you that THIS SATURDAY, 27TH JUNE sees the return of the indomitable EARGASM to the mighty venue that is the RAILWAY, Hackney Central.

    We've already been polishing our 45s in readiness, have changed the bulb in the police light, and hope to see you from 8pm onwards. Don't forget that the Railway is now licensed til 3AM(!) so this should be a good one.

    As always, we'll be indulging your household goods related urges with the amazing prizes in our soon-to-be-legendary Crap Tombola (star prize is once again a ladle) and have another fantastic guest DJ in the person of Lauren Ding of the frankly amazing ETHICAL DEBATING SOCIETY - one of North London's hottest Riot Grrrrrrl punky-screamy combos ever.

    Go on, save the cost of a taxi back from Shoreditch whilst still managing to avoid having to watch four hours of crap sitcoms. Let's drink lots of cider - have lots of fun. You know you want to. See you at Eargasm!

    Reuben, Andy and Meli

    G R A V I T Y # 4 - this Friday people!


    It's been nearly two months since the last installment of GRAVITY...

    ...we've not been resting on our laurels, with more lights, sound & smoke, we're aiming to make friday the mother of all club nights!

    with a well stocked bar offering cheap drinks and a comfortable smoking area, the venue is dangerously hospitable.

    You'd be mad to miss the next GRAVITY

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    Plinth Practice?



    DATE/ TIME: FRIDAY 15 MAY 2009, 9.00AM


    To celebrate the large number of applications already received for Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth project, One & Other, there will be a "Plinth Practice" in Trafalgar Square at 9.00am on Friday 15 May 2009.

    The "Plinth Practice" will provide an opportunity for people to try out ideas for different activities on the plinth, which they can realise if they are selected. All kinds of homemade plinths, anything you can stand on from a tablecloth to a milkcrate are acceptable.

    Participants will include:
    Antony Gormley
    Cleveland Watkiss from the Jazz Warriors
    A ballet dancer from English National Ballet
    A Cheerleader from The London Rockets
    Morris Dancers
    A poet
    An artist in his underpants
    An extravagant performance artist
    A star knitter with giant knitting needles
    A member of the public dressed as Wally from Where’s Wally
    Warriors in Eskrima armour

    Antony Gormley's One & Other is conceived as a portrait of the UK in 2009 and will run from 6 July - 14 October 2009 as part of the rolling programme of contemporary art commissions for the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Every hour, 24 hours a day for 100 days, a different person will take their place on the plinth as a continuous monument in time.



    Anna Vinegrad/Emily Airton, Idea Generation, 020 7749 6853
    Anna.vinegrad@ideageneration.co.uk/ emily@ideageneration.co.uk


    Antony Gormley and Munira Mirza, Director for Cultural Policy, Mayor of London will present the Fourth Plinth Schools Award to children aged from 7 to 14 at a ceremony from 10.30am in The Chamber at City Hall. Schoolchildren participating in the award were invited to use the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as inspiration to create a design, or model, of an artwork for the public realm. There will be an exhibition of the submissions in City Hall until 29 May 2009.


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