Big Smoke Boredom

Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Category

Barclays Live Event - Smash Broz

Barclays Live event - Smash Broz

Barclays is celebrating the investment across its Branch Network by hosting a popular new competition designed to find the country’s hottest dance acts, and it’s coming to Leicester Square, London on Saturday 31 July.

The competition is open to anyone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to become Britain’s next dancing superstar, be it as an individual, duo, group or troupe.

The top ten entries will be put through to the live auditions, which will take place on Saturday 31 July on a stage at Leicester Square. These contestants will perform in front of a celebrity panel of judges that includes Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, as well as an audience made up of the great people of London!

The top five acts will then be subject to a public vote to decide the winner via the Barclays Live website www.barclayslive.co.uk.

The winning act will be waltzing away with a pair of VIP tickets to see Brendan Cole in action as well as dancing all the way to the bank with a cool £1,000!

To enter visit www.barclayslive.co.uk or send a link to a YouTube video showing them your moves via email to info@barclayslive.co.uk along with your name, phone number and postcode before Sunday 25 July.

The Barclays Live auditions will form part of a day-long programme of events, including a dance master class by Brendan Cole and performances by a variety of fantastic dance acts.

Children under the age or 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

www.barclayslive.co.uk

www.facebook.com/barclayslive

www.twitter.com/barclayslive

Advertisements

The East End Film Festival showcases new talent and homegrown films alongside larger independent releases and special events, informing and inspiring a new generation of filmmakers and audiences from across London and beyond, and raising the profile of this vibrant and diverse area – London’s East End. The Festival is taking place form the 22nd to the 30th April

There is loads going on at this years East End Film Festival, below are some of the free highlights of the event:

Local(eyes) Installation

Spitalfields Market, Daily 23-30 April, 10am – 6pm – FREE

Running (or cycling!) for the duration of the festival, a specially commissioned interactive film installation Local(eyes) shows us East London’s streets from the perspective of a cyclist. Pedal powered projection takes you on a journey through the streets of East London allowing you to share the view of local artist and keen cyclist Mila Lipowicz.

A Riot of our Own Exhibition

Vibe Gallery, Saturday 23 – Friday 30 April, Daily 12pm – 6pm – FREE

‘A Riot of Our Own’ is the feature exhibition of the East End Film Festival. ‘A Riot Of Our Own’ revisits the energy of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) Movement, 1976-1981. The movement based its operations in the East End. It was a collection of black and white political activists, reggae and punk musicians, artists, graphic designers, photographers, actors, writers, fashion designers, and fans who came together to pool their energies and talents in the fight against the growth of racism and the National Front

Silent Cinema: The Lodger + Minima

Spitalfields Market, Saturday 24 April, 8pm -FREE

Wrap up and join us for the free outdoor screening event of the year. After last year’s amazing silent screening of Nosferatu, the East End Film Festival returns once again to Spitalfields Market with acclaimed soundtrackers Minima performing a live accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent film The Lodger. One not to miss!

Cinema Sirens Pop-up Hair Salon

Courtesy of Hair & Jerome and Leons Restaurant (3 Crispin Place, Spitalfields), Saturday 24 April, 5–9pm – FREE

Throughout the screening of The Lodger, East End’s finest award-winning boutique hair salon, Hair & Jerome will be on hand to work their artistry on your tresses in our free pop-up hair salon hosted by Leons Restaurant. Just pop into Leons Restaurant from 5pm for your free session

Heritage Film Trail launch event and premiere screening

26th – 30th April – 18.00 until closing FREE

Compiled from over 30 thirty years of photographs, East End Heritage by Phil Maxwell and Hazuam Hashim is a beautiful visual document of the lives and changes that have occurred in the meeting places, houses, streets and communities of East London over the last thirty years.

This event kick starts at the Waterpoet pub on the Heritage Pub Trail taking place in ten of East London’s oldest and best public houses:

The Waterpoet, Kings Stores, The Gun, The Golden Heart, The Ten Bells, The Princess Alice, INDO, The Grave Maurice, The Blind Beggar and The White Hart

Palimpsests

Four Corners Gallery, Wednesday 28 April, 6:45pm – FREE

Lara Saxby-Soria’s practice embraces a cross-disciplinary approach, which includes photography, sculpture and most predominantly film & video installation. Her installations attempt to engage the medium of film as a physical presence.

‘Give’ & ‘Take’ at the East End Film Festival – FREE

Old Spitalfields Market, Daily Mon 26 – Wed 28th April 2010

The latest craze to hit the streets comes to Spitalfields courtesy of The East End Film Festival.  Cinephiles, Spitalfields regulars, budding artists and eager bargain-seekers are invited to bring along their unwanted clobber from 4-6pm, then be ready at 6pm sharp to rummage through the array of treasures and waltz away with a handful of FREE goodies (yes, your money is no good here). It’s that simple. First come first served, every man for himself!

For mor Information on the East End Film Feastival plkease visit www.eastendfilmfestival.com

The Kindness Offensive is on the move again with another massive Random Act of Kindness. They are staging the 2nd annual Pancake Day Extravaganza in association with the NSPCC and LeapAnywhere.com.

Down at Ed’s Diner (just off of Leicester Square) They will be serving up thousands of Random Acts of Kindness in the form of FREE pancakes, FREE teas and FREE coffees. Get on down there and get yours!

Ed’s Diner
19 Rupert St
London, W1D 7PA

Feb 16th, 8:00am – 1:00pm

For more info visit – http://thekindnessoffensive.com

The Jameson Cult Film Club offers a series of cult film events hosted by Jameson in fantastic locations chosen for the relevance to the film being screened. Not only are the screenings free but you also get a free complimentary Jameson cocktail

As the cult film screenings are staged in locations to fit the look and atmosphere of the film being shown as well as some theatrics and staging you are sure to be emerged into the films world and feel the thrills and chills. Being projected into the film always enhances your experience and will give you a great lasting memory.

The Jameson Cult Film Club website highlights film culture and allows you to get involved in its debates, it’s also where you need to go to get hold of some of these awesome free film tickets so what are you waiting for: Free Cult Fim Club tickets

Here’s the timetable for the next screenings with most of the films being screened at the Union Chapel in Islington

Film Screening Date Venue
Fight Club 6/10/09 Village Underground Shoreditch
An American Werewolf in London 28/10/09 Union Chapel Islington
Dracula(1958) 29/10/09 Union Chapel Islington
The Shining 30/10/09 Union Chapel Islington
Halloween(1978) 31/10/09 Union Chapel Islington
This Is Spinal Tap 03/12/09 Clapham Grand
Readers’ Choice 17/03/10 To Follow

 

For more details please visit: www.jamesoncultfilmclub.com

The Scoop is hosting free mini music festivals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in July.

The Scoop is the sunken amphitheatre on the south side of the Thames Path next to City Hall and near to Tower Bridge. The free music festivals are a great fun way to pass some time whilst on the London South Bank while enjoying the great weather we are having at the moment!

The programme for the mini music festivals covers jazz, pop, funk, folk and up-and-coming bands

visit www.morelondon.com/thescoop for the full programme of events.

St Patrick’s day 2009 in London will see two big free events;

A parade that will take place on 15 March; starting at 12 noon from the top of Piccadilly and ending at Whitehall Place will see marching bands from Ireland and the UK as well as sports clubs, schools, community groups and street theatre take to the streets of Central London. It is sure to be a great fun filled event for all the family.

A festival that will also take place on the 15th in Trafalgar square (again starting at 12 noon) that will have all things Irish like Irish food, dance, crafts, music and culture.

Adding to all of this there wil be a festival week from the 9 to 17 March with free events all across London.

For more information visit www.london.gov.uk/stpatricksday

South west London will be playing host to the Putney Music Festival. The festival will be in its 12th year and will take place from 27 to 29 March 2009 coinciding with the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race that will start at Putney bridge.

A french food market and hog roast will accompany the 3 days of festivities and about 20 venues will have live music all day and night.

Seeing the live music at the venues will be free though some may charge later on in the evening

For more information please visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk


What are you looking to do?