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Jameson Cult Film ClubThe Jameson Cult Film Club is back again for another run of awesome cult movies in great atmospheric locations! If you never been to a Jameson Cult Film Club screening then it’s like secret cinema but without the extortionate price as entry is free and you get some delicious free Jameson cocktails

I went to the Jameson Cult Film Club last year to watch one of my favourite films; This is Spinal Tap. It was held at the Clapham Grand and it did not disappoint. I took a date with me and she was mightily impressed as it was something different from the usual places that one would take someone. Cocktails, popcorn and a mock Spinal Tap performance then the feature film made for an awesome evening. The night was entirely free and the atmosphere was buzzing.

This 2010/11 Jameson Film screenings will not just be taking place in London but all over the country this time round. The first screening will be Taxi Driver on 23 September at the Brewer Street Car Park and ticket applications are now being taken. Subsequent screenings will be:

Carrie – Liverpool – October 28

Chills in the Chapel:

Quatermass and the Pit – Union Chapel – October 29

The Amityville Horror – Union Chapel – October 30

Psycho – Union Chapel – October 31

Aliens – Manchester – November

Future Cult – London – February

Control – Manchester – March

All you have to do to get tickets to see these great films is to become a member at http://jamesoncultfilmclub.com/member-offers/.

For more information visit http://jamesoncultfilmclub.com

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Next Friday, The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green are launching a brand new monthly night dedicated to country, Americana, bluegrass, roots and rockabilly.

Once a month on a Friday, four of Londons finest Americana acts, as well as playlists of traditional and contemporary country tunes will play throughout the venue .

Entry is free and starts at 7.30pm.

This month’s line-up consists of Old timey bluegrass from the Union Canal String Band, The Green Rock River Band, The Ramshackle Union Band and J.D Smith.

For more details visit http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk or call 020 8983 3624

The Gallery Cafe is located at St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

The Hootananny is a bar/club in Brixton is known for having the best atmosphere for live music and also named by Timeout as one of the best nights south of the river. Every Friday hoards of people descend on the venue for the Ska night “Skootananny” for the mega Live Ska party night to see awesome live ska bands and to have a dance.

The night is normally free and runs from 9pm till 3am

This Friday 26 March, The Hootananny will be rocked by two great Ska bands, The Evidents and headliners Intensified this will be an awesome night with lots of dancing and energy. The Evidents are a new 7 piece Ska band from London who play 2 tone, trad and thridwave with rock and a hint of reggae. Intensified have an irresistible dance beat, with original ska and reggae, superbly crafted tunes, corporate music for the white boy ska/reggae generation. This gig is a must see for ska fans!

The Hootananny also serves delicious Thai food at very good prices and has one of the biggest beer gardens in London

The Hootananny is Located at 96 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 1DF. The closest tube station is Brixton and it is a short walk from there

For more details visit www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

Cargo

Posted on: August 7, 2009

Cargo is one of Londons best known clubs, renowed for it’s DJ’s,cult following and Electro music. Every Friday night, entry to Cargo is free!

Situated on Rivington Street in trendy Shoreditch, Cargo cannot be missed, usually due to the massive queue that has formed outside, so it is advisable to get there early (about 9 ish) if you don’t want to queue for a while. However you can always drink while you’re waiting in line.

Cargo is a good size club, the bar is easy to get to and is not over priced as most clubs in London are. There is a great outdoor seating area complete with a Fussball table. Inside the dancefloor is pumping, and with some of the UK’s top Electro DJ’s playing it is never empty.

For more information on Cargo, vist www.cargo-london.com

Shake Rattle and Bowl is a club night with a difference. It’s held at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes beneath the Tavistock Hotel. It is London’s most unique retro clubnight, with dancing, bowling, cinema, diner and karaoke!

The night is not super cheap but it is different from the norm and lots and lots of fun, the music encompasses 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll, Soul, Motown, Girl Groups, Freakbeat, Psychedelia and Ska and the venue has 50’s retro themed bowling lanes, a nice big dancefloor and stage, a diner that serves delicious 50’s themed food (the giant pizzas are amazing!), karaoke booths, table football, pool, arcade games (duck hunt) and even a free cinema.

Many of the people attending dress up in 50’s clothing for the night and really get into the swing of things.

Shake Rattle and Bowl is held on the first Saturday of every month from 7pm – 3am

Entry to Shake, Rattle & Bowl is £7 on the door (free before 7), £5 for members or NUS. However, if you are going in a large group you should contact them for a concessionary party guestlist.

For more information visit www.shakerattleandbowl.com

Peter Buckley Hill started the Free Fringe in Edinburgh in 1996 and has put on many comedy shows free of charge to the public.

The Free Fringe show is now performing in London at the Lamb Tavern at Leadenhall market on Wednesdays. Each week there will be at least 4 brilliant top circut comedians performing stand-up and the show will be hosted by Peter Buckley Hill. Shows start at 7:30pm and finish around 10pm,

There is also another Free Fringe comedy night at the Lamb Tavern on Monday nights that kicks off at 7:30pm and finishes at 9pm

Both of these nights are free of charge and very popular so get to them early so you can bag a table!

For more information visit www.lambtavernleadenhall.com

Cellar Door is a tiny, bizarre modern bar with a big personality; converted from an ex-men’s public toilet it is situated below the ground outside the Aldwych Hotel

The bar has a 30’s theme and offers table service from burlesque clad ladies sporting dark angel wings. Live jazz sets also play at 9:30 and 11pm Monday to Sunday.

Friday nights are tipped as the hottest night to go on as there’s live cabaret with free entry but there are also other great nights to go on that offer up free snuff. Drinks can be expensive but the great atmosphere of this bar and live entertainment make the prices worth it.

The toilets are an odd affair and need to be seen to be believed, they are unisex and the cubicle doors are made from polarised glass and can be seen through until locked.

Check out this little gem in the West End!

For more information visit www.cellardoor.biz


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