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.