Monday, 30 November 2009

Soul House

When: 3 DECEMBER 2009
Where: Dogstar, 1st Floor
Clash: Rum Punch

Details as follows:

Start: 7:30om // Finish: 12:00am

The last of these sessions of Soul House to be held at Dogstar is taking place this Thursday 3rd December.  A night full of good vibes, music and poetry make sure to make your way down there.

Featured artist include:
Poetry by Amber aka 'Phresh Mentality'
Michael Lloyd Ping
Dancing by Black Jack
Sabrina Ramikie
Jaide Green

Info/Bookings/Table reservations: 07515 255 092


Southside Soul

When: 2nd DECEMBER 2009 (every Wednesday)
Where: Southside Bar, 144 Brixton Hill (next door to Tile Giant), London SW2 1SD
Clash: Writer's Block Charity Fundraiser

Doors: 5pm–midnight | Show: 8pm–11pm | Kitchen: 5pm-10pm

Entry: FREE on 
Guest List before 8pm | £5 thereafter or without guest list.

Guest List: Email full names to: with ‘SSS Glist’ in the subject box or text names to: 07790 443 834/07958 327 811. *Guest list closes at 12:00 noon on the day of the show*

Southside Bar present ‘Southside Soul’, the new mid-week, live music and open mic night.
Hosted by singing sensation, Marlon Conton (the birthday boy), alongside the amazing live band, Soul Liberation Funk, they set Southside Soul ablaze every Wednesday evening with their fabulous, raw UK talent, which warms your senses and blows you away.
Each week, you can expect to hear feature performances by some of the finest artists the UK has to offer, as well as a host of passionate Singers, Poets and Rappers on the open mic. If you think you have what it takes and would like to share your skills, arrive early to put your name on the list.  
Southside Bar has a fantastic and varied menu, including burgers and sandwiches at reasonable prices, complimented by Happy Hour between 5-8pm with the kitchen taking orders until 10pm.

Southside Soul FEATURES | 02 Dec ‘09

LG aka Lyrically Gifted | Poet
Lyrically Gifted, otherwise known as LG, is just that!  Formally one half of the outstanding poetic duo that was Under Da Poetree, LG continues to strive to inject integrity and inspiration into his material by delivering honest, entertaining and intuitive wordplay that ‘explodes at the base of your conscious’ to stimulate change. 

Xei (pronounced Shay) | Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Producer
XEI (pronounced Shay) has performed at various shows in and around London , including Oh! Bar, SE1 Club, Rum Punch and The Afro Hair & Beauty Live show, to name just a few.  Singing since the age of six, she describes her style as eclectic and comes from a very musical family, citing this as the basis for her multiple musical talents.


Pied Piper

When: 10 December 2009 - 3 January 2010
Where: Barbican Theatre
Clash: tbc

Details as follows:

Times: 9:45, 15:00, 13:00, 20:45, 14:30, 17:00

Tickets: £10 - 26
Returning to the Barbican after a triumphant season in March 2009, get ready for this adrenalin fuelled explosion, combining original street dance choreography with a bold urban soundtrack.

Pied Piper is a contemporary performance inspired by Robert Browning’s poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin. It is an innovative, original and thrilling fusion of dance and narrative, taking an edgy look at morality.

Boy Blue Entertainment’s electrifying mix of synchronized hip-hop moves, energetic breakdancing and soulful beats, take the audience to the heart of the city streets.

Performance start times vary - see booking page
Running time: 80mins/no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

Age guidance 10+

19 Dec 2pm
Audio-described performance and touch tour

16 Dec 1pm
Schools performance 
All seats £10

10 Dec 7.45pm, 16 Dec 7.45pm
All seats £10

Note: Kenrick Sandy will not be performing in the following shows: 
Wed 16 Dec 19:45, Sat 19 Dec 14:30, Sun 20 Dec 13:00, Tue 22 Dec 14:30, Tue 23 Dec 14:30, Sat 26 Dec 15:00, Sun 27 Dec 13:00, Wed 30 Dec 14:30, Sat 2 Jan 14:30. 

Choreography by 
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
Music by Michael ‘MikeyJ’ Asante
Directed and designed by ULTZ

A Theatre Royal Stratford East Production

Revival supported by barbicanbite09, London


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The War in a Rack CD Launch with Soweto Kinch

When: 29th November 2009
Where: Rich Mix
Clash: Poetry n Motion

Details as follows:

The War in a Rack is a completely different approach to reaching target audiences, and it also signifies the launch of Soweto Kinch Productions as an independent recording and production company.

He will be releasing a 6 track E.P (
The War in a Rack) featuring both national and international artists, such as, C4sey (Pentalk, Birmingham), Verbal Kent (Chicago, US) and Tumi (Tumi and the Volume, Johannesburg, RSA)

The EP will feature new and original material. This will be the first time since the 'A Life in the Day of B19', and the frustrated release of 'Basement Fables' that Soweto Kinch will present new work. It therefore marks his emergence as an independent artist and signifies his material breaking free both from his record label and an industry fascination with categorising creativity.

Admission is free and he will be signing the limited edition physical CDs (at £6) at the event. This completely bespoke date features his core quartet (Femi Temowo - guitar, Karl Rasheed Abel - bass and Graham Godfrey - drums).

Soweto regularly incorporates jpegs, sent via bluetooth into an improvised freestyle in shows. This performance however will extend that principle allowing his audience to send in relevant information and pictures weeks in advance, shaping the format of the show.

Start: // Finish:  6pm - 8pm / Free 


World Press Photo Exhibition

When: 27th November 2009 - Decmber 13th
Where: Royal Festival Hall
Clash: Lily Allen @ Brixton Academy 

Details as follows:

This exhibition is held annually and showcases the best photojournalism of the past year, on events including the Sichaun province earthquake in China and the Beijing Olympics, as well as portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.
Free Event
Start: // Finish: Times Daily 10am-11pm


Lily Allen

When: 27th November 09

Where: O2 Academy Brixton
Clash: World Press Exhibition

Details as follows:
Door time: 7.00pm

Lily Allen has had a busy year becoming the face of Chanel, no 1 single with 'the Fear', shutting down her blog and twitter page and selling out all her dates for her Tour. Not bad catch her if you can this Friday at the Brixton Academy. Tickets maybe available on the door/ cancellation tickets will be sold on the night.


What you missed: Jez Tozer shoots Storm’s New Faces


Monday, 23 November 2009

Laura Izibor @ Jazz Cafe

When: 1st December
Where: Jazz Cafe
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start:: Doors open 7pm // Late Finish

The young talented star that is know by the name of Laura Izibor will be performing at Jazz Cafe next week. This looks like it's going to be a GREAT event. Jazz Cafe are defintely known for bringing in some real talent and some great vibes.

Tickets: £12.50

Buy tickets here


The Fashion Project UK - Casting call

When: 6th DECEMBER 2009
Where: HZV Studios
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start:: 10am // Finish: 6pm (appointment only)

The Fashion Project UK is a brand new project that will be showcasing the best of what the UK has to over when it comes to Designers and Models. There will be a casting for both designers and models on the same day. Make sure to get in touch with them as spaces are filling up FAST! In order to get your space e-mail the team at:

The winning collection will have their designs worn by Shanghai front woman of the Noisettes while on the Noisettes European tour.

For more details you can check out:

Twitter page:

Noisettes - Don't Upset The Rhythm from tony on Vimeo.


Thursday, 19 November 2009

Ice rink x Good vibes!

When: Sat 21 November 2009
Where: Somerset House (ice rink)
Clash: Cat on a hot tin roof (previews)

Details as follows:

Times: 8-9pm, 9.15-10.15pm or 10.30-11.30pm

Prices £15 per hour session, available on the website or at the venue.

The Cosmonauts will be Djing a live set of tech-house, electro and pop while you get busy on the ice. Get down show off your twirls and listen to some good music.


Beneath the Surface: Black Heritage Season

At the V&A  Beneath the Surface and discover a treasure trove of objects from the African Continent. Learn about the relationship and movement of people and objects between Britain, African and its Diaspora. Participate in a range of vibrant events including curator led talks, gallery tours, creative learning workshops, film screenings, music and performance.
All events are free unless otherwise stated.
To book call +44 (0)20 7942 2211

When: Saturday 28th Nov
Where: Sackler Centre
Clash: TBC

Generation to Generation

British Caribbean History and Culture Weekend
Saturday 28 November, 10.30-17.30

A weekend of free, creative and interactive activities, tours, and films for all the family. The Generation to Generation programme includes an African Caribbean object tour, practical workshops, a chance to watch up to nine films charting the contributions of black communities in 21st century Britain and a chance to purchase or order films screened over the weekend.
Our special guest for the weekend will be British filmmaker and writer Horace Ové, CBE, who hails from the island of Trinidad, and continues to make pivotal contributions to the British film industry.  He has unquestionably paved the way for many, of all nationalities, to learn and follow in his footsteps.
Baroness Howells of St David, OBE and Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, March 2009.
Baroness Howells of St David, OBE and Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, March 2009. (click image for larger version)
We are please to announce that Baroness Rosalind Howells of St David, OBE will open the Generation to Generation weekend on Saturday 28 November 2009 at 10.30. Baroness Howells recently became the University of Bedfordhire's second Chancellor, succeeding Sir Robin Biggam, who held the position since 2001.
Due to demand some activities will be on a first come first served basis.On arrival pick up a Day Sheet for an outline of activities and times related to this event.Check Transport for London and British Rail websites for the latest transport information.
Suitable for families and Young People (11–16)
You are advised to bring a packed lunch.
For a full printable version of the weekend programme click here 
Free, drop-in
This event will be filmed for future broadcast
Jointly organised with Gabriel Media™ International

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Somerset House x SHOWstudio: Jez Tozer shoot

When: 18-20th November

Where: Somerset House

Clash: Tbc 

Details as follows:

Jez Tozer shoots Storm’s New Faces wearing Kate Moss for Topshop and Antony Price for Topman

Start // Finish: 10:00 - 21:00 in the Live Studio as part of 'SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution' Exhibition at Somerset House

Legendary modelling agency Storm present their freshest talent in a photo shoot by photographer and filmmaker Jez Tozer. Storm’s New Faces will be shot wearing Kate Moss’ eleventh collection for Topshop and Antony Price’s third for Topman. Antony will be on set at Somerset House to style his collection.

Ms Clash and Ms Diaries heard......

Cherri V performing in London @ YoYo's 

December 17th plus live band!

More info closer to time

We love you thats why we keep you in the know.
Clash Diaries


Monday, 16 November 2009

Cat on a hot tin roof......

When: Previews from 21 November 2009.
Where:  Novello Theatre
Clash: Ice Rink x Good vibes

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play a strictly limited season from Tuesday 1 December 2009 until Saturday 10 April 2010. Ticket prices start from only £10.
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for patriarch Big Daddy (Jones), who does not know that he is dying of cancer. In a scramble to secure their part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama (Rashad). Tensions mount between alcoholic former football hero Brick (Lester) and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie "the Cat" (Sanaa). As their troubled relationship comes to a stormy and steamy climax, a shockwave of secrets is finally revealed.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Little Noise Sessions

When: 16th - 24th NOVEMBER 2009
Where: Islington Union Chapel
Clash: Crtl.Alt.Shift unmasks corruption 

Details as follows:

This week sees the return of Little Noise Sessions. This fully loaded and fun packe week sees the like of Alexandra Burke, Florence and the machine, David Gray and Mika all on one stage (but on different nights). Taking place at Islington Union Chapel this event is surely not to be missed. Relax or get hyped about your favourite artists coming to town and showing you what they've got.

Tickets are £40 and can be bought from HMV Tickets or by phone 0844 209 0330

16th November - The Editors
Supported by: The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club & Everything Everything

17th November - Alexandra Burke
Supported by: Alphabeat, VV Brown & Marina and the Diamonds

18th November - Mika + The King's Singers
Supported by: Paloma Faith, Alex Gardner & Daisy Dares You

19th November - Richard Hawley
Supported by: I Blame Coco

20th November - Lostprophets
Supported by: The Black Out, The Egyptian Hip Hop
21st November - Taio Cruz -CANCELLED

22nd November - Florence and The Machine
Supported by: Golden Silvers, Erik Hassle, Ellie Goulding

23rd November - David Gray
Supported by: The Low Anthem & Lisa Mitchell

24th November - Newton Faulkner
Supported by: Scouting for Girls, Little Comets & Stornoway


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Made in Clerkenwell

When: 26 November 2009 to 29 November 2009
Where: Craft Central 33-35 St John's Square, EC1M 4DS 
Clash: TBC

Opening Times: Special Launch Night on Thursday 26 Nov, 5-8pm; Late Night Shopping on Friday 27 Nov, 12noon - 8pm; Avoid the 

Step out of the cold and unearth this oasis in the city - a hot bed of cutting edge craft and design. Visitors are thoroughly spoilt this Winter as Craft Central opens its doors with Made In Clerkenwell - a unique shopping event, offering an intriguing ‘behind the scenes’ chance to explore the studios and mingle with the community of renowned designers.
Avoid the nightmare before Christmas and take advantage of this magnificent opportunity to pick up distinctive pieces of jewellery, fashion, interior products, ceramics, accessories and traditional crafts, by over 70 designers at the forefront of their disciplines. Whether selecting a unique gift or browsing for personal pleasure, this exceptional shopping treat will be topped off by meeting the maker and discovering the studio in which they work their magic!
Go to the website to download your invite.


Mos Def

When: Sunday 29th Novemeber 2009
Where: HMV Forum
Clash: TBC

Tickets: £22.00
Doors open: 7:00pm

It has been two and a half years since the release of his fourth studio album The Ecstatic. Now Mos Def will be in town and will be playing for one night only at the HMV Forum. Expected songs from his new  album and greats like 'Dolla Day' and 'black star'. A night not to be missed.
Something old......who remembers this one?

Brown Sugar


MyChoons with Norman Jay MBE

When: 26th NOVEMBER 2009
Where: Roundhouse
Clash: TBC

Details as follows:

Start: 7:45pm

This month's MyChoons event presents legendary pioneer of British music Norman Jay. He'll be sharing some of the tracks that helped shape his life through being a DJ, A&R man and broadcaster. He will also be sharing about great moments of British. It's going to be a great night filled with fun, music and great stories.

Tickets are £7 and can be bought here


Thursday, 12 November 2009

T4's Stars of 2009

When: 29th NOVEMBER 2009
Where: Earl's Court, London
Clash: TBC

T4's new live music television event is called Stars Of 2009 looks to be a star studded event with the likes of Calvin Harris, JLS & Sugababes (plus more to be confirmed later) performing. The quirky and cool T4 presenters will also be there for example Jameela, Steve and Miquita. There's also going to be special guest appearances from Peter Andre and others too.

For more info click here


Paloma Faith live at KOKO

When: 23rd NOVEMBER 2009
Where: KOKO
Clash: Taylor Swift @ Wembley Arena

Details as follows:

Paloma Faith will be performing live at KOKO. Her single 'New York' came out in June of this year and her album is set to follow with it being released later this month. She will be doing songs off this album so you'll be able to get an exclusive listen to all these tracks.

Start: 7pm // Late finish

Tickets are £13.50 and can be obtained here


Taylor Swift at Wembley Arena

When: 23rd NOVEMBER 2009
Where: Wembley Arena
Clash: Paloma Faith @ KOKO

Details as follows:

Pop/Country singer Taylor Swift will be making her way over to this side of the pond with a concert at Wembley Arena on the 23rd November.

Start: 6:30pm // Late finish

Tickets start from £27.50 and go up to £32.50

Tickets can be obtained here