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Junkyard Golf @ Old Truman Brewery / open all year

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Wed 4pm-11pm
Thu 2pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-10pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: from £9.50 per person (Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun) and £11.50 (Thu, Fri, Sat). Up to 6 people per course and everyone can go at their own pace! Book online.

www.junkyardgolfclub.co.uk/about-ldn

Our favourite Brick Lane drinks and games venue is the gift that keeps giving. They recently upgraded three of their crazy golf courses (nine hole) and now have upgraded bars!

Encounter fighting bear cages, scrapyard slides, creepy clowns, treehouse bars, UV garage section and loads more in the unique space.

Choose to play one of the courses PABLO (Polluted Paradise), BOZO (Circus Freaks), GARY (Scrapyard Challenge) or BRUCE (Old School Movie Mash-Up).

There are four bars, serving banging cocktails, like the Golf Lundgren or Who’s Your Caddy and tasty snacks including hot dogs, nachos and popcorn.

Junkyard Golf Club London may have landed a little less than a year ago but its impact on the city has been huge. The party person’s must-do has welcomed over 200,000 players through the doors, clocking up nearly 250,000 games of twisted, pun-packed crazy golf between them. Celebrity spots at the venue have included Jonathan Ross, Tom Hardy, members of Little Mix and Bastille, Jack Garratt, Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick and more – further evidence that this is the place to be. Not to mention the many many party cocktails coiffed and hotdogs consumed at Junkyard’s home of The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

New courses:

  • Pablo transports players from a treehouse, past a deep-cave-bear-wrestling-cage via a Rihanna themed forest, obviously. Not to mention a stopover at Rio-On-Sea.
  • Bozo is not for the fainthearted given its circus freak inhabitants. Winner takes all in Junkyard’s dark homage to all things carnival. A Ferris wheel, hall of mirrors and some damn scary clowns – time to run away from the circus.
  • Gary is firmly implanted in Junkyard’s roots, a good old-fashioned scrapyard challenge. Tyre loop-the loops, a salvaged slide, Gary’s UV garage rave and more.

These new kids on the block join the previously installed Blockbuster-themed forth course, Bruce. Nine holes of Oscar-winning proportions skew the plots of legendary movies, move through prison cells, crocodile infested territories and Mount Mordor on a quest for glory.

Six upgraded bar areas. Two ‘bunker’ bars, plus four perfectly placed course-side for mid-game refueling, offer up a full selection of drinks, slushies and party cocktails served in big red house-party style cups. The food offering has been given a fairground spin with salted caramel popcorn and pick n’ mix now available alongside hotdogs and nachos.

Cardboard Citizens: Home Truths @ The Bunker (Waterloo) / from 17th April – 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Tickets: from £10 for previews, book online

www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/home-truths/about
www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

A group of performers from acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens is squatting in The Bunker to present a playful exploration of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today.

An immersive multi-story speculation on need, greed and good intentions, Home Truths is revealed through the world premieres of nine short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Lin Coghlan, EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten, Nessah Muthy, Chris O’Connell, Stef Smith, David Watson and Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods.

Home Truths will look back at the history of UK housing, from the Victorian housing crisis through to squatting in the 1970s, the ravages of Rachmanism in the 1950s and white flight in the 21st century. The nine plays will be split into three Cycles. Each Cycle can be seen as a stand-alone production, or alternatively audiences can take part in a theatrical sit in and watch all nine plays over the course of a day in one of two special Tri-Cycle performances.

Shows:

  • Slummers by Sonali Bhattacharyya
  • The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency by Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods
  • Back to Back to Back by Stef Smith
  • The Table by Lin Coghlan
  • Put The Schwarzes Into De-Stat by Nessah Muthy
  • The House With the Yellow Front Door by Anders Lustgarten
  • Henrietta by David Watson
  • Nostalgia by EV Crowe
  • Grip by Chris O’Connell

Cycle 1 (red)
17th April preview 19:30
20th April 19:00
24th and 27th April 3rd, 6th, and 10th May 19:30

Cycle 2 (blue)
18th April preview 19:30
21st April 19:00
25th and 28th April, 4th, 8th, and 11th May 19:30

Cycle 3 (yellow)
19th April preview 19:30
22nd April 19:00
26th April 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 12th May 19:30

Tri-cycle (green)
Saturday 29th April 12:00
Saturday 13th May 12:00

Now Play This 2017 games festival @ Somerset House / Friday 7th – Sunday 9th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00

@ Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: from £6.50 book online

www.nowplaythis.net
www.games.london

The three-day event returns, coinciding with the city-wide games initiative, London Games Festival. Filled with a host of hands-on opportunities for visitors to get involved.

Showcasing the wider possibilities of games, the peculiar, the beautiful, the deeply experimental. It’s a place for games that get us playing in new and wonderful ways – whether that’s in groups, on our own, outside, inside, on or underneath tables. Games that send us running across courtyards, games situated on nearby screens, games that take place entirely in our heads.

There will be over 40 game varieties available across the weekend, with highlights including:

  • A nine hole mini-golf course on Somerset House’s River Terrace, played through a landscape of environmental destruction
  • The Awkward Arcade, a real life experimental video arcade by James Medd, showcasing games that are designed to make participants think and move in ways uncommon to mainstream games culture
  • The Art of Ping Pong – an interactive ping pong table that generates a unique digital artwork with each game that is played
  • A recreation of street artist Aïda Gómez’s Joy Is Here, a massive communal word search covering the walls of an entire room
  • A new interactive game from London-based theatre group, Block Stop – Of Plagues, Deceptions and Other Things – where players have to explore Somerset House and solve puzzles to stop an outbreak of the bubonic plague

If you like this, look at Game Changers, free exhibition from 7th April until 7th May.

After Work Specials Monday and Tuesday @ Bounce ping pong Old Street / every Monday and Tuesday

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 4pm-8pm (happy hour) open till midnight!

@ Bounce, 241 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY

Free entry

www.bouncepingpong.com/whats-on/after-work-specials

So it’s 2017 and Bounce are legit using the Fonz to help them get the message out about Mondays and Tuesdays at the Old Street. Why? Coz the Fonz was cool. Sure, he is now a 71 year old man. But he was very cool.

And you know what else is cool? Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days where you can get two cocktails for £10 (plus a tip), not to mention cheerful pricing on beer and wine.

Get the gang or a date for an after work drink and maybe a spot of Ping Pong. It’s what Fonzie would do. If he lived in London and was a bit younger.

Ellesse Sport SS17 modern apparel @ instore and online

New sportswear collection bursting out now! This spring Ellesse have released their latest styles which bring together iconic styling with modern 21st century technology in fabrics and design. The collection is designed to fit our modern lifestyle and draw from Ellesse’s heritage and knowledge of sports.

www.ellesse.co.uk

Designed for comfort and endurance in the face of unforgiving conditions and terrains, the performance sportswear is ready for all kinds of modern sports activity, whatever the rules of the game.

To complement and enhance they have a range of essentials including athletic caps, bags and embroidered beanies. One of the key items include a range of innovative bags with super visible reflective logos to keep you safe on the streets with great visibility to motorists.

The collection for men and women is available on their website now. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter for style tips and showcases on their products.

Tatterdemailion @ Wilton’s Music Hall / from 11th-13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7:30pm

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Tickets: from £10.50 (20% when you book to see Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium on the same night)

www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk
www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/299-tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-hour, one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy and mime.

Hilarious, absurd and often magical, this show juxtaposes themes of loneliness and belonging with joy and exhilaration. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a poetic and surreal journey (with more than a little silliness thrown in).

Tatterdemalion is a one man show performed by Flabbergast founder and Amused Moose Laugh Off Finalist, Henry Maynard. Featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime, aaudiences are invited to join our hero for a silent expedition as they witness one man’s quest for a friend. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a surreal and poetic journey with more than a little silliness thrown in.

If you like this, check out Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium.

the kid stays in the picture @ Royal Court Theatre / until 8th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Thu and Sat matinees 2.30pm

@ Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/kid-stays-picture

In the 1960s and 70s, Robert Evans became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. He saved Paramount Pictures from collapse and produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown.

By the 1980s he was broke, with his personal and professional life spiralling at epic proportions. In 1994 he published his award-winning autobiography, chronicling it all.

Director Simon McBurney explores the rise of the legendary film producer against the backdrop of a changing America through the second half of the 20th century.

Clean Air Gallery @ Windrush Square / until Wednesday 29th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

From: 7am-8pm

@ Windrush Square, London, Brixton

www.air-ink.com
www.tigerbeer.com

Tiger Beer has launched the world’s first Clean Air Gallery in Brixton, featuring art made from air pollution. Each piece of art is made using Air-Ink, an innovative technology that turns air pollution into ink.

Tiger has been challenging convention since 1932 when they innovated and pioneered tropical lagering to create a refreshing and full-bodied brew to overcome the heat. Today, Tiger is supporting bold ideas and people who are bringing about change. As air pollution continues to plague cities globally, Tiger Beer is bringing artists from major cities around the UK and Anirudh Sharma together to produce purposeful creativity from the streets for the streets and to inspire everyone to uncage their inner tiger!

The gallery features art made from Air-Ink by artists from the top 5 polluted cities in the UK (London, Glasgow, Leeds, Southampton and Nottingham). Each artist has been presented with a blank canvas which will be used to represent something they find beautiful in their cities, created using Air-Ink. Artists who will be showing work at the gallery include Mr Doodle, Roderick Mills, Jonny Hannah, Josh Parkin and Goodwives and Warriors.

Next to The Clean Air Gallery there will be an area for passers-by to try out Air-Ink for themselves and add to a large piece of work started by Mr Doodle himself!

Flabbergast Theatre: Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium @ Wiltons Music Hall / 9th – 13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
9th – 10th 7:30pm
11th – 13th 9pm

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Tickets: from £10.50 book online (20% off when you book to see Tatterdemalion on the same night)

www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk
www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/298-boris-sergey-s-astonishing-freakatorium

Created by War Horse, Blind Summit and Handspring puppeteer, Henry Maynard and his highly skilled team of expert puppeteers who have been working together in sweaty and physically compromising conditions since 2010, Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium is an improvised crossover cabaret featuring tabletop puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences!

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringes and gathering three awards, 10 five star reviews (and counting), puppetry’s Balkan bad boys Boris & Sergey; simply the greatest vaudevillian double act ever conceived for the small stage, are back in London with freak show cabaret like no other.

Starring a variety of puppet characters, Boris & Sergey follow the tragic story of Pierre le Petit Tête Gustav and his wildly deranged tap dancing companion Juan Tamino. Audiences must hold on to their hats as they delve into a titillation filled world of the macabre. Boris & Sergey recreate traditional scenes of geeking, feats of incredible fortitude, endeavours of unimaginable physical endurance with formidable artistry, all whilst beguiling with their roughish wit and erudite jocularity.

If you like this, check out Tatterdemailion.

Festival Embassy @ House of St Barnabas / Saturday 25th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: noon till late!

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.hosb.org.uk

The wonderous world of Bestival, with its spirit of discovery and adventure that inspires peace, love and dancing, is coming to Soho and you won’t want to miss it.

A taste of Bestival in the heart of London’s Soho will bring rising stars, intimate acoustic gigs, renowned and emerging DJs and much more, to the unique Grade I listed Georgian townhouse and secluded courtyard garden.

HoSB believe in paying it forward; for every ticket bought, one will be given to someone who would not be able to afford one, opening access to culture, live music with social inclusion at its heart.

Pay it forward tickets will be given to people affected by homelessness, who are part of the House’s Employment Academy, the Soho community, or are supported by one of the many charities they work with.

Carly Grace Sound Bath 12pm – 1pm
Start the day by loving you. Join Carly for her drop-in Sound Bath to let go of all your worries and open into a deep space of peace.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen Brunch 1pm – 2:30pm
Brunch like a Ghanaian! For full details see below.

Tie Dye Workshop 3pm – 5pm
Join the team of crafters from The New Craft House in our garden for some tie dye magic!

Mother’s Day Card Making 4pm – 6pm
Drop in and show your mum some love by making her an extra-special card for mother’s day! Expect lots of colour and glitter!

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