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Silent Cinema

You’ve heard of silent disco right? Well now it’s time for Silent Cinema.

Brought to you by the same people who ran the Starlite Urban Drive-In, this time you’re invited to another outdoor cinema where you can watch 80s classics, horrors and cult films on the big screen.

Each person will be given a pair of wireless headphones to hear the film’s audio.  So you can move around, head to the bar, go for a smoke – all without missing any of the movie.

Silent Cinema will be showing films at the Deptford Project in September.  The line up is as follows:

80s Favourites
Thursday September 9th 8pm Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Friday September 10th 8pm Heathers
Saturday September 11th 8pm The Breakfast Club

Horror London
Thursday September 16th 8pm An American Werewolf in London
Friday September 17th 8pm 28 Days Later…
Saturday September 18th 8pm Shaun of the Dead

Cult Classics
Thursday September 23rd 8pm A Clockwork Orange
Friday September 24th 8pm The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday September 25th 8pm Withnail & I

A bar will be available on site, along with a cafe.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought here.

Nearest Train: Deptford and New Cross.  The nearest Tube is New Cross on the East London Line.

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Exploding Cinema Disposable Film Festival

A bit of a mouthful, yes.  But the Disposable Film Festival, organised by Exploding Cinema is an interesting concept.

You’ve heard of drive-in movies, right? Well this is a bike-in.  That’s right, you’re invited to come along on your bike to watch screenings of your own photos (well, you and the rest of the audience’s) which have been taken on anything deemed as disposable.

That could be an actual disposable camera, a webcam, mobile phone…you get the picture (no pun intended.  Seriously)

The Film Festival is moving around, but this weekend is stationed in the Utrophia Project Space, which is at 136 Tanner’s Hill.   It’s all going down on Saturday, August 14.  Doors are at 7:30pm, and it starts at 8:30pm.  Entry is £5.

Nearest Tube: New Cross

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Feeling Gloomy? Put On Your Red Shoes and…DANCE!

I’ve just found out about a brilliant concept that I feel the need to share with you all.

Feeling Gloomy is a club night with a twist.  With nights in New York (wish I’d known about it whilst I was there…) and soon to be Berlin,  Feeling Gloomy play songs for the melancholy from the o2 Academy in Islington.

Well, not quite – the songs are fairly upbeat, but the lyrics aren’t necessarily so.  Think along the lines of Scissor Sisters ‘Comfortably Numb’, or choose from a wide and varied list including Kylie, The Smiths, Blur, David Bowie –  even Frank Sinatra.

Speaking of ol’ Ziggy, on Saturday, August 7, you can get involved in a free Bowie-themed walk which is kicking off in Brixton and will take in all of Dave’s old haunts (I’m pretty sure I can call him Dave).

The trail will take you up to the West End before giving you the option of heading on to the aforementioned Feeling Gloomy night, which for one night only – you’ve guessed it – is Bowie themed.

If all that excitement wasn’t enough, costumes are encouraged, and your tour will be accompanied by ‘Bowie’ himself (*cough*) belting out some tunes along the way, inbetween getting you some facts on the old fella, of course.

The tour is free, but is first-come, first-served.  If you wish to head over to Feeling Gloomy, that will set you back £6 before midnight, or £8 after. NUS £5.

The walk starts at starts at 6.30pm at Trinity Arms, 45 Trinity Gardens, London, SW9 8DR.  Food and drink will be available en route.

o2 Academy Islington is located at 16 Parkfield St, Islington, N1

Nearest Tube: Brixton (for the walk), Angel (for the club)

For more information, head over to the Facebook event page.

BIG thanks goes to Mike Toller for flagging this one up.

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This weekend why not get outdoors and try out something different?

Ping London are setting up a load of ping-pong (or table tennis, if you’d prefer) tables around the city, ready for you to have a go! Bats and balls are provided so there’s no excuse.

Tables are all over the place, including Heathrow, The British Library and Soho Square. There will be classes available too.

The tables will be out and about until August 22 – plenty of time to turn you into a ping-pong champion!

Time Out have a helpfully created map of all the table locations.  Click here for more info.

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Disco Health Club

Exercising in a club? Eh…?

This is the new concept behind Disco Health Club – start the night out at one of two workouts at The Green Carnation, then stay on for some full-on partying.

This Thursday you can try out Lindsay Jay’s ‘Summer Body Workout’ – an aerobics routine akin to Jane Fonda’s vids in the 80s – and retro garb is thoroughly encouraged.

There are two classes, one at 6:30pm and one at 8:30pm (click through for tickets).

The bar will be serving soft drinks and juices (no alcohol – don’t want to undo all that good work), and you’ll also be able to get changed at the venue (so you can ditch the gym gear and get your glad rags on) – all under an a/c system to keep you cool while you’re busting out the moves.

Tickets for each class cost £7 (£6 concessions) – but they’re going fast.

The Green Carnation is located at 5 Greek Street, Soho.

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

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Free Coral Gig

The Coral are playing a free gig tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 6) at Rough Trade East.

To get a wristband to the gig, head to the Rough Trade store and buy their new album ‘1000 years’ .  Any remaining wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis one hour before the show.

Rough Trade is in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane (entrance on Dray Walk).  The show starts at 6:30pm.

Nearest Tubes: Aldgate East or Liverpool Street

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Free Mystery Jets Gig

Mystery Jets are playing a free instore gig tonight at Rough Trade East.

To get your wristband, head to the Rough Trade store and pick up their new album ‘seratonin’ – any left over wristbands will be given out on a first come first served basis one hour before the show.

Rough Trade East can be found in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane (entrance is on Dray Walk).  The gig kicks off at 7pm.

Nearest Tube: Aldgate East or Liverpool Street

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Ten Minute Take-Away 01/07/10

Hi guys, sorry for the absence over the last few weeks.

Here’s this week’s Ten Minute Take-Away, which includes getting your groove on at Shake, Rattle and Bowl and swing classes at The Lexington, a visit to Buckingham Palace, checking out the zoo and a whole host of other ideas for the week ahead.

The podcast can be downloaded from iTunes here.

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Ten Minute Take-Away 11/06/10

This week’s Ten Minute Take-Away podcast includes Trooping the Colours, Open Garden weekend and a kite festival.

Last week’s podcast is available on iTunes here.

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New Podcast!

Exciting news – I’ve decided to start recording a podcast for you all!

Seeing as the radio show is finished/on hiatus this is the next best thing I could come up with.

So, each week, I’ll give you a quick round-up of the best stuff on offer around London for the weekend and week ahead. I’ve called it the 10 Minute Take-Away – because it’s meant to be quick and easy for you to digest, and will always be 10 minutes or under.

As this is the first attempt, I’d love to know what you think….

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