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Jazz East – East London’s Innovative Community Jazz Fest Launches

Not-for-profit East London jazz promotion agency, the London East Jazz Network headed up by social entrepreneur Mark Kass, has announced the final line-up for Jazz East, its inaugural one-day indoor jazz festival on 5th October 2019 at the LEYTONSTONE BALLROOM, Leytonstone, East London in Waltham Forest, London’s official Borough of Culture for 2019 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018’s Xhosa Cole and his Quintet, fellow youthful BBC jazz champ Rob Luft and the UK’s answer to Snarky Puppy, Fat Suit lead the line up along with Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline led by Alexsandra Topczewska, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s faves Wild Card and local East London bass man Dave Manington bringing a young but experienced and varied bill of jazz to what is fast becoming one of London’s buzzing live music Quarters. The Leytonstone Ballroom is an exciting new venue upstairs at infamous Red Lion Pub in Leytonstone High Road and Jazz East spreads itself across the whole venue with the ticketed Main Event upstairs from 1pm to Midnight and a Community Free Stage …

Underground cocktail bar and all-day dining spot to be the perfect escape from the city that never stops

This autumn, pub and bar group Fuller’s is opening a brand-new, all-day dining restaurant and bar, presenting the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of London, without leaving.  Located just a stone’s throw away from Tower Hill tube station, The Chamberlain is set to be one of the City’s hottest bars and eateries, serving fantastic food and classy cocktails non-stop.  Inside the Chamberlain, guests will discover a modern lounge bar, restaurant, an underground cocktail bar and a comfy co-working space, all in one place. Whether it’s to fill an empty stomach, quench the thirst, smash that deadline for work, or even enjoy a basement boogie, this all-inclusive venue has space for everyone – local foodies, City professionals, or those from further afield. For those seeking a unique drinking experience Hidden beneath The Chamberlain, visitors can discover an exclusive, low-lit basement bar – The Chambers. With a subtly spirited ambience, this is the perfect space to enjoy cocktails, nibbles, music and dancing. The Chambers presents an eclectic mix of innovative cocktails, named after some …

London Mural Festival – 2020

The first ever London Mural Festival (LMF) will take place across London in September 2020. The festival sets out to use London as a vast canvas, painting a minimum of 20 new large-scale murals across the city, accompanied by a weekend of activity at Here East and Hackney Wick in East London. The weekend will celebrate creative communities across the city, whilst introducing a new way for people to experience one of the world’s biggest art movements. Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners commented “Culture and the arts are synonymous with London and it’s the number one reason that visitors come here. The London Mural Festival is a fantastic innovative addition to our cultural landscape and really puts London in the spotlight as a dynamic and creative city.” To mark the announcement and to demonstrate the ambition for London Mural Festival, a new 350m squared mural was unveiled at Linkcity’s Hallsville Quarter in Canning Town, creating one of the largest murals in the city. The artwork created by artist Gary Stranger entitled ‘From The Ground Up’ embodies the ethos behind the London Mural Festival, the do-it-yourself spirit within …

The Cake and Bake Show 2019 Serves up Sweetest Treat

Bounty of Big Name Bakers to Headline this Autumn UK’s Biggest Consumer Baking Event Returns to ExCeL London, 4-6 October The Cake & Bake Show will return to ExCeL, London this autumn complete with all the ingredients to whip up its eighth show-stopping year.  A collection of the nation’s best loved bakers, TV personalities, experts and big-name baking brands will come together at ExCeL, London from 4 – 6 October with a feast of culinary inspiration, shopping and entertainment.  Bursting with baking brilliance, a stellar line up of celebrity names will be showing off their skills and prowess with show stalwarts Rosemary Shrager and Eric Lanlard hosting a series of demonstrations on the main stage alongside GBBO favourites  Candice Brown, Selasi Gbormittah, Paul Jagger, Briony May and Karen Wright, and a myriad of other well-known names including Rosie Cake Diva and Mollie Robbins of Extreme Cake Makers fame and YouTube baking sensation, Katie Pix over the three day run. Alongside the celebrities and experts cooking up a storm in The Baking Theatre there will be an impressive array of live demonstrations and audience interaction – including workshops and demonstrations brought to you by Le Cordon Bleu – skills …

London’s Studio 338 Launches Eco-Conscious Clubbing Initiative

One of London’s largest clubs, the 3,000 capacity Studio 338, has announced it will be implementing an array of different measures that aim to vastly reduce its environmental impact, including donating profits and encouraging artists to donate a percentage of their fees to the conservation charity Rainforest Trust UK. The south east London venue will also be commissioning a huge ‘Tree of Life’ installation in the garden using reclaimed materials. Partygoers can then donate towards the tree which helps to place existing areas of rainforest under permanent protection via Rainforest Trust UK.  On top of this, Music and Events Director Dan Perrin says they also have a plan to remove all single-use plastics, non-biodegradable and environmentally harmful materials from the group’s venues where possible and are consulting with environmental specialists to improve their overall footprint. Dan says:  We are creating a movement aimed at leading the way for sustainable clubbing, kicking off in Studio 338 with a view to starting a wave of change reaching far beyond London. We’re in the midst of a climate emergency. We …

Electric Brixton Welcomes its Largest Oktoberfest Celebration coined ‘Oktoberfest South London’

Herman Ze German will act as the exclusive food partner with live comedians, brass bands and DJs filling the stein filled day Saturday 28th September and 19th October between 2pm-9pm 2,800 ticket holders will be celebrating Oktoberfest, predicted to be its largest to date. Named Oktoberfest South London, visitors will be able to indulge in the full Bavarian experience with a beer hall complete with long wooden tables and plenty of beer, song and sausage. As any Oktoberfest veteran knows, it wouldn’t be complete without waitresses and waiters dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen keeping all steins filled to the brim throughout the days of indulgence. The highly regarded beers flying over from Germany are supplied by Spaten, Löwenbräu & Becks all served in the renowned glass stein to all.  London’s own Herman ze German will provide its iconic sausage shipped straight from the Black Forest in Southern Germany they supply it in many delicious forms including the impeccable Currywurst and Brotzel (pretzel alternatives). Herman’s Bratwurst is a thing of meaty beauty. A mixture of pork …

New Shoreditch float centre set to revive body and mind

Looking to float away the weeks worries or take some time out to relax and contemplate? The brand new float centre has now opened on Old Street, Shoreditch, East London. For those who haven’t tried floatation therapy it involves letting your body float in a pod of body-temperature saline water with no interruptions from external light or sound. This has been shown to help reduce levels of stress hormones while boosting the feel-good hormones such as dopamine and endorphins associated with improving sleep, relaxation, pain relief and fast recovery from illness. Company founder Tom Euinton, said, “After struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia for a long time, I received profound rest from floating that helped provide the deep recovery I wasn’t getting from sleep. Up to 50% of people in the UK suffer from insomnia at least once a week, and it has since been my aim to bring the best floatation therapy and support to those struggling with these conditions”. The spacious pods at Float Hub are state of the art to provide the …