Chrisp Street Festival @ Chrisp Street Market / Sunday 8th September 2013


Doors: 11:00-21:30

@ Chrisp Street Market, Market Way, Poplar, London E14 6AQ

Free for all

International talent comes to Chrisp Street Festival. Live music performances will take place all day in celebration of the East End: past, present and future.

The free festival is fun for the whole family. Featuring live music, craft classes, children’s rides, a classic car display, Lindy Hop lessons and music from:
• Hackney Globe Trotter
• Beatbox Collective
• Trio Manouche
• Hackney Colliery Band
And loads more!

Pop Up Ping Pong @ The Kensington / Saturday 7th September 2013


Doors: 18:30-01:00

@ 54 Russell Gardens , London, W14 8EZ

Tickets: £7 book online

The ping-pong kings return with their tantalising cocktail of gamin’, boozin’ and finger-lickin’ food. Popping up at a disused pub in Kensington for one night only, you can expect all the usual suspects: ping pong tables, the oh-so-boisterous beer pong tables, red American party cups, an interactive music playlist and street food by #BRGR. This time however there will be an additional retro twist: a suite of arcade games bringing back the old school. Think Pacman, Space Invaders, Pinball…

The famously cheap bar stocks beers at just £3 plus spirit and mixers from £4.50. Make sure to arrive hungry because resident slider maestros #BRGR are flipping up their mini burgers made from the finest of ingredients: grass-fed beef patties from The Ginger Pig and brioche buns by Miller’s of Wimbledon. With two 3 ounce burgers in each portion you’re guaranteed a regular 6 ounce meat feast. Due to popular demand, the legendary Crack Pie from New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar is now a solid menu staple and this is the only place in London you’ll be able to indulge your sweet tooth in the divine treat.


The Good Bad Movie Club present: Super Mario Bros plus DJs Super Scratch Bros @ The Prince Charles Cinema / Friday 6th September 2013


Screening at 9pm
DJs from 8.40pm

The Prince Charles Cinema,
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BP

Tickets £7.50 / members £5


The Prince Charles Cinema are bringing the Super Mario Bros. movie back for one last* big-screen outing as part of The Good Bad Movie Club. As always, the PCC will be presenting a selection of hand-picked oddball trailers before the film, but you get a Friday night bonus level: there will also be a 20min DJ set packed full of computer game jams courtesy of the Super Scratch Bros.

This is good guys vs bad guys to save a princess – an age-old story, except it’s got King Koopa in it played by Dennis Hopper, and the Mario brothers are the obvious duo of Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo. Crazy. This 1993 film is literally a childhood classic for us here at InFormed London, in all it’s awful glory. Check out the trailer below:

* = never say never, right?

Win two tickets to: Cutty Cargo @ Ely’s Yard / Thursday 12th September 2013


Doors: 19:30 till late

@ Ely’s Yard, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Free entry (email to attend, see below)

Cutty Cargo is touring the world’s major cities including London, New York and Tokyo, to discover the best homegrown creative cultures and talents.

To win two tickets simply email us and tell us who the most exciting person on the line up is! Email by the end of Monday 9th with your name and phone number.

First stop is London where the hottest talent from across the city will be brought together in one place for one night, inside a giant reproduction of a wooden cargo crate, used to smuggle Cutty Sark whisky into America 90 years ago.

Singing sensation Jessie Ware will join London’s finest from across food, art, design and photography as part of an evening designed to inspire people to discover more.

Jessie Ware (musician)
Duke Dumont (DJ)
Miss Polly Rae (burlesque)
Tom Oxley (photography)
Meat Liquor (food)
69 Colebrooke Row (cocktails)
Flat-e (installation)


DocDays: The Great Hip Hop Hoax/plus Q&A with Jeanie Finlay @ Curzon Soho / Wednesday 4th September 2013


Screening at 6.30pm followed by Q&A

@ Curzon Soho

Tickets £13.75

Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n’ Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn’t know was that the pair were students from Scotland, with fake American accents and made-up identities. When Billy and his rap partner Gavin Bain’s promising Scottish rap act was laughed off the stage by hysterical A&R people who dubbed them “the rapping Proclaimers”, they dusted themselves down and reinvented themselves as West Coast Homeboys. Sony signed them for a record deal, and over a period of two years, they lived the dream – touring with D12, hanging backstage at the Brits, playing Brixton Academy, writing, recording and living up to the image of the loud-mouth rap stars they told everyone they were. No-one knew or even suspected that they were in fact just a couple of college boys from Dundee with accents they had learnt from MTV.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax is a film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Finlay.

Maggie’s Culture Crawl @ Central London / 20th September 2013


From: 17:00

@ Central London

Tickets: £40 and must raise £250 book online

Maggie’s Culture Crawl is a 15-mile night-hike full of discovery, culture and surprise to raise money for Maggie’s, an organisation offering free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.

Working in partnership with Open House, the route offers exclusive access to some of London’s best buildings, including the Gherkin, The Foreign Office, The Royal Geographical Society and EDF Energy London Eye.

Within these extraordinary buildings Maggie’s will be hosting a range of cultural activities with the generous support of a range of partners and contributors, including:

  • A silent disco from BBC Radio 3 DJs Nick Luscombe and Max Reinhardt at the Royal Geographical Society
  • Interactive art installation along the route from Rebecca Law – best known for her large scale installations of hanging flowers
  • Immersive experience by artist Robin Blackledge at Maggie’s London
  • Mr Foggs of Mayfair, home of the eccentric British adventurer will create a theatrical world of discovery

There will also be delicious food and drink on offer with a bespoke tea tasting from Fortnum & Mason at the Foreign Office, Box Noodles to keep walkers energised along the route and Leon providing a well deserved breakfast at the finish line at The Gherkin.

Campus Party @ The O2 / from Monday 2nd September to Saturday 7th September 2013


Doors: 24 hours a day (check website for more details)

@ The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Tickets: from £15 book online

Telefónica UK is bringing us the world’s biggest tech festival for the first time at The O2. The week long, 24-hour a day festival features over 100 inspirational talks from tech luminaries, as well as exclusive live acts, gaming, hacking, competitions, the latest product launches, and entrepreneurship and innovation workshops.

Speakers include:
Martha Lane Fox, Co-Founder of and UK Digital Champion
David Rowan, Editor of WIRED magazine
Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari Inc.

Angel Canal Festival @ Islington / Sunday 1st September 2013


Doors: 11:00-17:00

@ Angel Canal Festival, Islington, London N1 8JX


This annual one-day festival is based around the City Road Lock, Basin and towpath alongside the Regents Canal also local streets and a park in Islington.

Attractions include stalls, children’s funfair, rides, bouncy castles, punch and judy, storyteller, boat trips, art projects and more.

There are 80 stalls or gazebos arranged along the towpath, Graham St and Danbury St and Graham St Park selling things like canalware, crafts, books, clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, a wide range of hot and cold food and non-alcoholic drinks. As well as local businesses, many local and national charities take stalls to raise awareness and give advice.

The Brick Box Royal Victoria Beach @ Royal Victoria Docks / until 21st September 2013


Doors: 12:00-20:00

@ Watersports Centre, Tidal Basin Road, London E16 1AF

Free entry

Family fun by the docks at Royal Victoria Beach! Head down to soak up the summer sunshine and free events.

31 August:
The Crystal hosts Siemens Festival Nights, an outdoor opera festival taking place between 30 August and 1 September on the dockside.

7 September:
A Mirror to the Sea – community sound archive, face painting and storytelling.

14 September:
Yael Karavan’s specially created beach side theatre performances and reclaimed objects from the Thames inspire magical sun printing workshops.

21 September:
Newham London Waterfront Festival.