Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Fixing Barbie 99p edition

When: 9th January 2010
Where: Black grape Venue

FIXING BARBIE was launched on the 29th August. It SOLD OUT Stratford Circus the day before opening so now its back FIXING BARBIE LIVE! For 99p!

Full Live band, 2 piece Brass Band, Backing Vocalist, and dancers. Also special guests such as Guvna B, Kersha Bailey, Nu Soul and Faith Child.

With Collaborations from Rachel Kerr, and more.

268 WEST GREEN ROAD, N15 3QR, Nearest station 'TURNPIKE LANE'


Start: 6:30pm  // Finish: 9:30pm



We love films, short films, box office what ever and 2010 has some great films to come out. Here is a run down of some of them that have preview trailers and coming out early next year. Not too long to wait!



Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Miss Clash and Miss Diaries heard . . .

Earlier this month we posted about the Urban Nerds NYE party now it seems that the all the pre-booked ticets have gone! Ouch sorry if you missed out! However there;s still the chance to go to the party if you want o pay at the door. The night looks like it's going to be a great way to bring the new year in. Plus pa's from Skepta, sets from DJ EZ plus the Urban Nerds guys themselves.



When: 30th December 2009
Where: Bernie Grant Art Centre
Clash: Alkilah Live

Details as follows:

Soweto Kinch Band with YolanDa Brown. 

Soweto Kinch, multi-award winning alto-saxophonist, endorsed by Wynton Marsalis, the legendary Artistic Director of Jazz @ the Lincoln Center, launches his brand new album 'War in Arack' with full band. Sharing the headlining role will be MOBO award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown and her full band.
If you would like to book on-line please use the following link

By Phone
If you'd rather book over the phone you can call any time on 08444 77 1000.  However we do charge our lowest fees online.

Start: 7.00 / Finish: 12midnight
Tickets: £25.00


Saturday, 26 December 2009


Its the time of year that most people wait for. No not your birthday but that all important BOXING DAY SALES! I am not a fan of hitting the shops in the midst of a sales. If you are feeling a lot braver than me then go for it. If you like me are still not ready to face the shops yet and wrapped up in your duvet. Then online shopping may just be the route for you.

Liberty sale here.

Selfridges sale here.

Urban Outfitters here

ASOS sale here

Start: BOXING DAY // Finish: 31st JANUARY


Wednesday, 23 December 2009


When: Wednesday 23rd- till Jan
Where: Sadlers Wells
Clash: Christmas Carols:London Gospel Community Choir

Details as follows:
We have all read or had this story read to us. The classic Christmas tale 'Snowman' is brought to the stage at Sadler's Wells theatre.
The story goes a little something like this when a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels, they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and, of course, Father Christmas.

Watch spellbound as the Snowman literally flies through the night sky above you, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning. 

Start: 7pm// Finish
Tickets: £12-£30


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Carols: London Gospel Community Choir

When: Wednesday 23rd December 2009- Thursday 24th
Where: Jazz Cafe

Details as follows:
Every year the London Gospel Community Choir  come and rock the stage at Jazz Cafe. If you want to hear amazing vocals, a great live band and Christmas Carols then grab a ticket. If you can that is this evening is much anticiapated and often a sell out affair, tickets may still be available on the door so try and dont be put off. I have been two years in a row and loved the atmosphere and the Christmas Carols with a twist.
Also food is available at seated tables upstairs where you can warm up with some carribbean cusine.

Start: 7pm // Finish: LATE
Tickets in Adv: £18


Monday, 21 December 2009

If You Could Collaborate

A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

When: 15th - 24th January 2010
Where: A Foundation Gallery at Rochelle School
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start: 12pm // Finish: 6pm

This exibition is the fourth annaual If You Could exhibition. The project helps to create a platform for creatives from the around the world to challenge their conventional methods of working and outcomes. The contributors habe been given a rather unusal task as their is no brief to answer or a format to stick to. The only limitations are the ones the artist out on themselves as there is a 12 month deadline. Each participant had to choose a partner from any discipline, profession or background. Here

For more information please check:


Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Magic of Motown 2010

When: 28th - 29th October 2010
Where: indigO2

Details as follows:

Start: 7:00pm // Finish: Late

Do you love the Motown sound? Or are you a big fan of the Jackson 5, The Temptations or Marvin Gaye? Well this show is not to be missed next year. The show will see tunes from The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Smokey Robinson and so much more. A cast of 15 members on stage, fantastic costumes and great music. The show celebrates 50 years since Berry Gordy Junior created the label. We're sure you will be dancing the whole night from start to finish.

Buy your tickets here


Alicia Keys at the O2

When: 25th & 26th MAY 2010
Where: O2
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start: 6:30pm // Finish: 10:00pm

Grammy winner Alicia Keys makes another appearance at the O2 in May 2010. She will be promoting her new album as well singing tracks from the previous three. Prices start from £44 and go up. To book your ticket click here


Thursday, 17 December 2009

Urban Nerds NYE Party

When: 31st December 2009
Clash: NYE

Details as follows:


Some of the headliners:


Skepta! (Boy Better Know) 

DMZ's Coki, Loefah,  & Sgt Pokes!


ROSKA! (Rinse FM)

& all the Urban Nerds and ATG Do-One residents in a  huge b2b battle

Get your tickets here


Carols by Candelight

When: Saturday December 2009
Where: Royal Albert Hall
Clash: Motown meets Bollywood= Botown

Details as follows: Mozart Festival Orchestra (in full period costume) and Mozart Festival Chorus under Steve Devine, with Rebecca Bottone (soprano). Bach's 'Air on the G String'; Corelli's Allegro and Pastorale from 'Christmas Concerto'; Mozart's Alleluia from 'Exultate Jubilate'; Pearsall's 'In dulci jubilo'; Cullen's 'Joy to the World'; Handel's 'Let the bright Seraphim'; 'Zadok the Priest', Christmas sequence from 'Messiah'. Plus, Carols for all, with readings from Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', and 'The Birth of the Infant Jesus' from the Scriptures by special guest John Bowe.

Start: 8pm


Motown meets Bollywood= Botown

When: Friday 18th-19th December
Where: Rich Mix
Clash: Carols by Candelight

Details as follows:

Botown is a super-tight Asian soul funk band, performing Bollywood hits in a way you’ve never heard before! Featuring music from legends like RD Burman, James Brown, Prince, AR Rahman, Sly Stone, Kishore Kumar and original material, this is good time party music for everybody. 

8pm / Bar / £13 / £9 advanced


Clash Music: Alexandra Burke 'Broken Heels'


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Alicia Keys 'Try sleeping with a broken heart' Live

Miss Clash and Miss Diaries can't get enough of live music. Check out this video of Alicia Keys singing her new track  Try sleeping with a broken heart. Also stay tuned for updates on her concert coming soon  . . .


Sunday, 13 December 2009

iluvlive: sneak peek pics


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Yolanda Brown at Jazz Cafe

When:Friday, December 11, 2009 
Where: Jazz Cafe

Details as follows:

YolanDa Brown wins 2 MOBO Awards for "Best Jazz", 2 Consequtive years in a row!

To Celebrate she will be Live at the Jazz Cafe for 2 Nights presenting her MOBO Celebration Concert.

Award winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown is considered by many to be one of a kind, the emerging "voice" of mainstream Jazz in the UK.

YolanDa's versatile mix of classic jazz tones with a twist of R&B and soul have positioned her at the forefront of the UK music scene. 

Come and experience YolanDa Brown at the Jazz CafĂ© with Full Live band and special guests with what is guaranteed to be another sell out show… 

Start: // Finish 7:30pm-11:00pm


Monday, 7 December 2009

The Review: Writers Block Dec' 09

On the 2nd of December Ms. Diaries (in the pouring rain) headed down to Writers Block for their Charity Fundraiser. The event started quickly and even though it was raining cats and dogs there was a decent turn out. What was so special about this particular show is that they were raising money for Boyhood to Manhood charity based in London. The night was full of good vibes all around with one guy (from the open mic section) playing the guitar with his teeth. One of the best poets of the night had to be one of the featured artists by the name Polar Bear. His lyrical talent was just amazing.

3 out 5 stars!


Jazzy Jeff at Jazz Cafe

When: 17th DECEMBER 2009
Where: Jazz Cafe
Clash: Pied Piper

Details as follows:
Start: 7pm // Finish: Late

This great DJ needs no introduction. Known to many as "Jazz" from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This quirky actor's first love has always been music. From a very young age he's had a keen interest in music and now he's making his way back to the UK. 17th December will see him come to Jazz Cafe so put the date in your Diaries.

Tickets: £16.50 (in advance) buy here


Ms Clash and Ms Diaries heard . . .

When: 8th DECEMBER 2009
Clash: Michael Olatuja at Jazz Cafe

Cherri V's Christmas is happening on Tuesaday 8th December.


iluvlive - the relaunch

When: 1st DECEMBER
Where: Proud Camden
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start: 7:30pm // Finish: 1am

Launched in 2004 iluvlive has come along way from it's first show. One of the best platforms for UK music this week it's back BIGGER and BETTER in it's new home of Proud Camden. On Monday 1st December will see Gracious K, Maverick Sabre, Natalie May, Karl Hindzz and Kazz perform at this live event. Host for the night is Ras Kwame (BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra) and Twin B on the decks. It's a night not to be missed!


Sunday, 6 December 2009

Janet Jackson on x-factor

Oooooo we can't get enough of Janet Jackson here at Clash Diaries!