Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ten Minute Take-Away 29/10/10

Good news! The Ten Minute Take-Away is back and full of things to get on with this week.

This week listen out for Halloween activities, Diwali and vintage fairs, amongst other things.

Listen here, or download it from iTunes – search LondonLovelies and you’ll be directed to the page.

Ten Minute Take-Away 29/10/10

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Changes to email subscription

I’ve changed the way I email you all – so if you’re lucky enough to receive my email updates, please visit the site to re-enter your details.

The sign-up button is in the same place – on the right hand bar.  As before, you’ll only get emails when I’ve posted something new; nothing more, nothing less.

Thanks for reading!

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Chews Your Own Chewing Gum

Make like Willy Wonka and create your own chewing gum this weekend, as Bompas & Parr open up their pop-up Artisanal Chewing Gum Factory.

It’ll be opening up at Whiteley’s Shopping Centre in Bayswater, and with 200 flavours to choose from you’ll be sure to find something you like.  Flavours range from Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic to curry – there are over 40,000 flavour combinations, and it might be a good stocking filler for someone (if you think that far ahead!)

The factory opens at midday, closing at 6pm and running until Sunday, October 31.  Tickets are priced £2.50 and are first come, first served.

Nearest Tube: Bayswater/Queensway



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World DJ Championships

I’m sure I’ll get hate mail for saying this, but the X-Factor of the DJ world is coming to London.  No? Ok then, what about a battle of the bands, if you will?

The UK leg of the DMC World DJ Championships is happening at Koko this weekend, as DJs from across the UK prepare to battle it out to be crowned champion.  Previous winners include Scratch Perverts and A-Trak.

There’s also a UK v France beatboxing battle – that should be worth watching – and a performance by Yarah Bravo.

The event is over two days, with the World Championships being held on Monday, October 18.  Tickets are available for one or both days, priced at £15/£25 respectively, and can be bought here.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

Nearest Tube: Mornington Crescent

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Ahmed Mater exhibition

Ahmed Mater : Doctor, artist. 

His new exhibition is currently on show at the Vinyl Factory  on Poland Street, and showcases art influenced by his profession, religion and Arabic culture  (Mater grew up in Saudi Arabia).

Materials include x-rays, paper dipped in tea  and pomegranate – some of which are traditionally used on religious manuscripts.

The exhibition runs until October 30, and is open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

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Hyper Japan


line-dancing doesn’t take your fancy, check out the Hyper Japan exhibition at the old Truman Brewery

There’s tons of stuff to get involved in including manga drawing classes, getting your photo taken in a kimono and making some sushi, as well as the opportunity to sample Japanese foods and trinkets at the stalls.

Photo courtesy of FreeFoto (c)

Tickets are £5-8 and are available from the website or on the door.  They’re selling out fast so snap them up quickly for this afternoon through to Sunday October


Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street/Aldgate East/Aldgate

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Urban Barn Dance

Looking for an unusual way to spend your Saturday? Mosey on down to the Deptford Project for their Urban Barn Dance and dosey doe to your heart’s content.

Line dance your way through tracks by Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and other country classics, and even the kids can get involved as animals from Kingston City Farm will be making their very own special appearance!

The fun begins at 11:30am and ends around 6pm, and is taking place at the Deptford Project on Deptford High Street.  Entry is a thigh-slapping bargain at £2. 


Nearest Tube: Deptford/New Cross

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