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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

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.

The Arts Council has a new initiative in association with Metro called A Night Less Ordinary. Launched in February 2009 the scheme is giving away 1000’s of free theatre tickets for anyone under 26.

200 venues throughout the UK are participating and the events include, comedy, musical theatre, dance, plays, circus and mime as well as many many more. All you have to do is visit the site and just type in your area or postcode to search for participating theatres near you.

So to get your free theatre tickets visit www.anightlessordinary.org.uk

St. James’s Piccadilly in London is a church that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1684, it is often named as his favorite building.

St. James’s hosts free lunchtime recitals of classical music that start at 1.10pm an are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These free recitals usually last about 50 minutes.

For more information visit www.st-james-piccadilly.org

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


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