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Sunday, May 25 2014

DoingSomething.co.uk: Ping Pong Special @ Bounce / Sunday 25th May 2014

Flier- bigger, bouncierTIME AND PLACE:

19:30 – 02:00

@ Bounce
121 Holborn,

Entry: Tickets from £10 including entry, free ‘pong all night long’

For more info see www.doingsomething.co.uk/Bounce

Following their recent success setting a World’s Biggest Ping Pong Date record on Easter Sunday, the team are back. And this time it’s Bigger, Bouncier, and even Pongy-er.
Singletons can get to know each other over a three way Ping Pong table (the puns write themselves), Space Hopper races and double the amount of Games Makers. The Games Makers act as Ping Pong coaches/Matchmakers bouncing singletons into one another and breaking the ice.
Throw in an egg and spoon race (with ping pong balls) and a six hour DJ set from the legendary Pete Pong and you’re guaranteed a pretty ‘batty night out’.
The Ping Pong date is a welcome relief for internet daters tired of ‘Dead time Dating’ i.e drinks in a bar, where the night tends to be peppered with awkward small talk, lengthy silences and moments of sheer panic.
‘Taking part in an activity is a more natural and easier way to get to someone new,’ says DoingSomething.co.uk’s CEO and co-founder. ‘And smashing a table tennis ball at someone’s chest at 40mph even more so!’ he jokes.
From a broader industry dating perspective, the move towards offline complementing online is key to differentiation in the ultra competitive online dating sector. Whilst DoingSomething.co.uk achieves success with highly original awkward-free formats, other big players including Match.com have tried to get into the event space too.

The party runs from 7.30pm – 2am on Bank Holiday Sunday where those yet to impress with their ping-pong moves can strut their stuff to the sounds of DJ Pete Pong.

‘Bigger, Bouncier, Pongier’ is one of a series of mass Ping Pong dates. Next in the calendar comes Hawaii Pong. Where a Limbo dancing competition and cocktail making class will accompany Ping Pong action. Future themes are closely guarded secrets.

See you all there.

Saturday, May 24 2014 Promo

BT – Isle of Wight Festival competition

BT Isle of Wight Festival competitionBT is one of Isle of Wight Festival’s official sponsors and will host the Big Top and BT Sport Field of Dreams.

At the Big Top tent superstars including Katy B and Boy George will be playing and at BT Sport Field of Dreams football fans will have the chance to catch every kick, card and corner from the World Cup.

Until 30th May on BT.com they are giving away event tickets.

Each day will be a new question with a new chance to win!

To enter:
1. Visit BT.com
2. Fill in the form
3. Try again every day!

Big Top tent www.isleofwightfestival.com
BT Sport Field of Dreams www.isleofwightfestival.com

BT Isle of Wight Festival competition event

Special Request second Birthday @ Birthdays / Saturday 24 May 2014

Special Request second Birthday at BirthdaysTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00–03:00

@ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

Entry: £5 before 23:00 after


Following their warm up last month with 4×4 don Jeremy Sylvester, Special Request returns to Dalston to celebrate two whole years of repping the full garage lexicon.

Their double headline show sees the 2-step master Sticky himself take a bag of classic dubs, exclusives and more.

Hyperdub Records queen and one of the biggest personalities on the scene, Cooly G is taking her syncopated house, UK funky and soul vocals.

As ever, things will be pieced together in rough and ready fashion from Special Request residents and NTS Radio selectors TK & Louis Not Lewis, providing the best in 4×4, 2-step, grime, house and beyond.

Sticky (Ninja Tune)
Cooly G (Hyperdub)
TK & Louis Not Lewis (NTS Radio)

Friday, May 23 2014

Night Tales and friends @ Dalston Department Store / from Friday 23rd May – Sunday 25th May 2014

Night Tales and friends at Dalston Department StoreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: around 18:00-03:00

@ Dalston Department Store, Unit 2, Star House, 3 Richmond Road, London E83HY

Tickets: £6 on the door only


Night Tales is back and now at The Dalston Department Store, a Victorian powerhouse with an industrial feel reminiscent of New York underground clubs – a perfect playground designed by the Night Tales team.

The event will host three new cocktail bars and concepts tailored to balmy summer evenings – a sublime blend of laidback music, serene surroundings and late night recreation.

Friday – Road to Nowhere and Friends
Labyrinth warm up party
19:00-03:00 £6

Saturday Night Tales vs. Lowlife
Luke Unabomber, Bill Brewster, Broughton & Namedrop, Leisureware
18:00-03:00 £6

Sunday – Night Tales vs. You Are We
Wildkats, Ashley Wild, Tom Roberts, Kitsch & Sync, Leisureware, NT residents and more
18:00-03:00 £6

License to Trill x PDA @ The Hive Project / Friday 23rd May 2014

TIME AND PLACE:License to trill

Doors: 22:00 – 05:00

@ The Hive Project                                                           Unit 2a, Queen’s Yard, London, E9 5EN

Entry: £5 before 12, £7 after


Nic Bam hosts the link up of License to Trill x PDA. Two of London’s finest underground crews are bringing an unmissable night full of jam packed hits!



Plus Special Guests

Start the Bank Holiday with a bang. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday, May 22 2014

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartney @ National Portrait Gallery / until 31st May 2014


Sat-Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu-Fri 10:00-21:00

@ National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Free entry


Hungarian-born photojournalist Michael Peto’s photographic career is celebrated in this new display organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee. The ten photographs by Michael Peto (1908-1970) taken in London during the 1950s and 1960s to go on display from 17 September 2013 will include the photograph shown to the right of Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton during the recording of the acclaimed BBC radio production of Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood in October 1963.

Wednesday, May 21 2014

Sensational Butterflies @ Natural History Museum / until 14th September 2014

Sensational Butterflies at Natural History MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:50

@ Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

£5.50 or £19 family book online


Wander through the tropical butterfly house full of live, free-flying butterflies and moths and experience one of nature’s magical life cycles.

Spot species from around the world, fluttering above you and among the dense foliage.

Learn about the magical metamorphosis of these fragile creatures as you make your way through the exhibition, which also includes fun interactive displays for children.

Tuesday, May 20 2014

Contemporary Art Society: The Best Is Not Too Good For You @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 1st June 2014

Contemporary Art Society - The Best Is Not Too Good For You at Whitechapel GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 (Thu until 21:00)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Free entry


Drawn from the collections of Contemporary Art Society member museums across the Midlands in England this display considers the notion of value in relation to fine and applied art and is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up public and private collections for everyone.

Contemporary Art Society was founded in 1910 to support public museums and galleries across the UK, through acquisitions, gifts, advocacy and advice.

Monday, May 19 2014

Nike Phenomenal House @ Sorting Office / Monday 26th May – 31st May 2014

Nike Phenomenal House Risk EverythingTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Sorting Office is at: 21-31 New Oxford St, WC1 1BA

Tickets: free (some events require registration) book online


For one week only Nike Phenomenal House will open its doors to the public for a unique, diverse and action-packed celebration of fearless football and London’s love of the game.

Nike Football has curated a programme of one-off special events, the goal of which is to bring together London’s most passionate football fans from across the city. Fusing the worlds of music, style, innovation and football, Phenomenal House marks the beginning of an unforgettable summer of daring football.

Every day at Phenomenal House at the Sorting Office is open to the public.

Phenomenal House at the Sorting Office offers fans the opportunity to play small-sided football, skate in the pop-up skatepark, immerse themselves in Nike Football innovation, explore the latest in off-pitch style, customise sneakers and more throughout the day.

Entry to all events is free and some require registration.

Nike Phenomenal House at Sorting Office London

Saturday, May 17 2014

Yeah Maybe @ The Alibi / Saturday 17th May 2014

Yeah Maybe at The AlibiTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-03:00

@ The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Free entry


This month EVM128 headlines Dalston’s best free night. Good vibes guaranteed.

Fife (Yeah Maybe)
Colonel (Yeah Maybe)

Colonel’s Mid Life Crisis Mix by Yeah, Maybe on Mixcloud