Thursday, 29 April 2010

Miss Clash & Ms Diaries heard.......

McLean will be performing at Schuh in Oxford Street from 5pm! Get down there early to avoid a long wait!


Lifestyle Clash: Lupe Fiasco I'm Beamin' [video]


Exhibitions | Top Of The Pops (in photos)

When: 30 April - 24 October 2010
Where: V & A (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Details as follows:

The glory days of tv show Top Of The Pops may be dead and gone but it's affect on British Youth Culture still lives on to this very day. The V&A's new photography exhibition My Generation: The Glory Years Of British Rock: Photographs From Top Of The Pops 1964-1973 showcases the work of Harry Goodwin who was the resident photographer at the show.

"This display will bring together 200 of Harry Goodwin's most striking and memorable photographs, from a shocked Bob Dylan (temporarily blinded by Harry's flash in punishment for grumpiness) to a dramatic shot of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar with his teeth. These images capture the mood and style of the 60s and 70s, and the impact of its musical stars. They celebrate those who are still actively part of the contemporary music scene and those who are remembered with veneration and affection."

Price: Free


Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Music | Jessie J at YoYo's

When: Thursday 29th April 2010
Where: YoYo's

Details as follows:

Start:10pm // Finish: Late

Jessie Cornish is definitely one to watch for this year. Having already caused a stir with her Youtube clips and working with the likes of Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown she's sure on the road to success. As she flies back and forth between here (in the UK) and the US she rarely does live shows. However, we at Clash Diaries have spotted a GREAT opportunity to see this wonderful singer/songwriter LIVE! Jessie J will be headling YoYo's this Thursday!

Location: 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 3JQ It's an over 18's event so you WILL need I.D

Price: £4 on guestlist (for guestlist e-mail:

It's an over 18's event so you WILL need I.D

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Tonight | Phresh Mentality @ Ruby Sings

When: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Where: Ronnie's Bar

Details as follows:

Start:7pm // Finish:3am

An excellent, largely vocal-led night on the LAST Tuesday of each month, Ruby Sings is dedicated to showcasing the skills of unsigned artists and musicians from across the city. From the house band to the acts that perform, all who take part have an amazing amount of talent but perhaps have never had the opportunity to play at such an intimate venue as Ronnie's Bar. As much a showcase for industry types to witness the great wealth of musical ability on the scene as it is a night of pure entertainment for the public, what this evening offers is a musical marketplace open to all.


This month we are featuring:

Soul sensation Selena M!


Sam Sure and Giacamo

Phresh Mentality -

For the first time at Ronnie's we have decided to dabble in SPOKEN WORD. Special guest Amber aka Phresh Mentality started her spoken word journey last year and has so far has had the privilege of performing at events like Word 4 Word and Stratford Theatre Royal, Writers Block at Juno Bar, Rum Punch, Phraseology, Beats Rhymes & Vibes & many more.

Her poetry is a mix of raw human emotion, situational circumstances and serendipity. Originally a closeted writer, bound to the page, she's now found her voice for the stage and is loving every minute!

This episode is not to be missed!!!

Doors @ 7pm

Entrance - £5 before 9pm £7 thereafter


Monday, 26 April 2010

Lifestyle Clash: Black Britain Decides

When: Wednesday 28th April 2010
Where: The Medthodist Church

 Details as follows:


From  the farmer in the village to the Doctor in the nearby hospital to the local student working hard to pass their exams; the next election is very important! It's not only decides who will be in power for the next few years but it seems to be something very pivotal about it!

"A coalition of Black leaders including church leaders, business leaders, activists, faith groups, Operation Black Vote, The Peace Alliance, 1990 Trust, Just West Yorkshire, Equanomics UK, The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), BEN TV, OHTV and many others will be hosting the largest political rally seen in the UK for a generation.
Over 2000 people will be at the rally itself, which will be syndicated to more than a million black people via the vast BME media network and other National media corporations.
The main stream party political leaders have been invited and indicated they would like to be there.
In a closely fought political race, the Black vote: African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minorities will hold the key to who wins and who loses this election.
This then is our time, our unique opportunity to have a powerful voice during this election campaign. Our call will be for justice, and equality of opportunity in all areas at all levels of society, not least in education."
Key speakers invited are: Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg

For more information:


Lifestyle Clash | Impossible is nothing....


Tonight | Let's Talk..Film Club 'Why Did I Get Married'

When: Tonight 26th April 2010
Where: Bar 19:20
Details as follows:

"Let's talk..." film club tonight and we're screening Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married?'

Important points below:

★ Come straight from work

★ Bar open from 5pm

★ Screening will start at 7pm sharp!

★ Discussion will start from 9:15pm

★ If you can't make the film come for the discussion

★ Arrive early for the better seats

★ £2 entry

★ Bar 19:20

★ Nearest tube station Barbican

★ 07852 699 506 for more info


Exhibitions | Grace Kelly Style Icon

When: 17 April - 26 September 2010

Where: V&A Museum (Fashion, Room 40)

Details as follows:
This exhibition shows the spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly, one of the most popular actresses of the 1950s. Featuring dresses from her films including High Society and Rear Window, as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar in 1955, the display will examine Grace Kelly's glamorous Hollywood image and induring appeal.

It will also explore the evolution of her style as Princess Grace of Monaco, from the outfit she wore to her first meeting with Prince Rainier in 1955 to her haute couture gowns of the 1960s and '70s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

This exhibition explores Grace Kelly's enduring appeal as a style icon, it features her film costumes, the much-publicised dresses made for her trousseau and wedding, and the French haute couture - a different kind of costume - that she required for her subsequent role as Princess of Monaco.

Ticket Info: £6 adults

£4 senior citizens, full time students, ES40 holders, 12-17 year olds.

Family tickets £16.00/£10.00 (2 adults and 2 12-17 year olds/1 adult and 2 12-17 year olds).

Plus £1 handling charge per transaction


In Conversations | CAMPANA BROTHERS

When: Tuesday 27 April, 7.15pm
Where: Design Museum

Details as follows:
Renowned product and furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana will be in conversation with Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic to discuss the influences and achievements which have led the design brother duo to attain international recognition. After the talk they will be available for signing the recently published monograph of their work CAMPANA BROTHERS Complete Works

Tickets £15/ £7.50 members

T: 0207 940 8783


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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Restaurant | Petrus Gordon Ramsay

Details as follows:

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:00-2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30-10:30pm

Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant Petrus is now open in Knightbridge. Serving modern French cuisine under head chef Sean Burbige we are sure it will be a great night out for all. The open wine cellar is one of the many things attracting people to the great new place. According to Stylist Magazine there are over 1,500 bottles including 30 exclusive Petrus vintages.


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Music | Grace Obika album launch

When: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Where: The Bar Music Hall

Details as follows:

Start:7pm // Finish:11pm

Indie-Soul Grace Obika will be having her album launch at The Bar Music Hall. It's looking like it's going to be a star studded affair with some great talent showing up too. The only supporting act is G.R.E.E.D.S and he's sure not going to disappoint.


Clash Diaries to interview Jesse Boykins III

Clash Diaries had the pleasure of attending Writer's Block 2nd Birthday Party last week and the head liner for that event was Jesse Boykins III. We got to sit down with the Yank and find out he's liking London. The interview will be up soon!!


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Lifestyle Clash: Jesse Boykins III interview w/ Soul Culture

Right now the whole of London is buzzing about this young talented singer Jesse Boykins III. Below is an interview with him and SoulCulture from last year. If he interests you you can catch him at Writer's Block 2nd Bithrday Bash but tickets are going fast and the event is happening tomorrow. So head down there to here some great music and good vibes!


Countdown to the election EVENTS | Silence Is NOT Golden

When: Sunday 18th April 2010
Where: The Broadway Theatre Barking

Start: 5:30pm // Finish Late
Tickets: £5 (£3 concs)

Details as follows:

The voices and opinions of London's younger generation can't wait and won't wait in this eclectic fusion of spoken word, theatrics and debate. Inspired by the forthcoming election and the big issues of the day, their words will take centre stage on a night to remember, directed by Dean Atta and featuring special guests including Aruba Red, Aisling Fahey, Deanna Rodger, Maverick Sabre and DJ Joe Grime.

The Broadway Youth Board, Words In Motion and the Rhymes Won't Wait Collective prove that Silence Is Not Golden.

Part of Spin The Election find out more information here.


Monday, 12 April 2010

Music: Erykah Badu Album Release Party

When: Friday 16th April 2010
Where: The Hobgoblin

Details as follows:

Start: 9pm // Finish: 2am

Price: Free!

This is the official release party for Erykah Badu's latest album New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh. The event is hosted by Groove Lineage & Keep The Faith's Paul Aaron. Badu will NOT be present at the event. However, it will be a great night full of Badu's songs plus other Neo Soul and Soul acts.


Tonight | Let's Talk

When: TONIGHT Monday 12th April 2010
Where: Club 19:20

Details as follows:

If you like discussion, debate and a little bit of spoken word this is the night for you. I went to one evening and was left reeling. The discussions are varied from what is happening in the news, celebrity culture, world news and politics. Bascially anything and everything worth talking about.

The topics change to keep everyone on their toes, their are rules to keep it respectful and REMEMBER everyone has a right to their opinion. Other than have fun and enjoy some intellectual debate.

"Lets Talk..." Discussion & Spoken word every 2nd Monday & @ Bar 19:20, Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell, EC1

Start: doors open at 6pm starts at 7:30pm to late


Lifestyle Clash: Mos Def...sold out!!!

Yes you heard right as of the weekend that just passed the Mos Def gig at Shepherds Bush Empire is SOLD OUT.

Try your luck at finding cancellation tickets or no shows but no more are avalable for retail sale.

This is going to be one hell of a vibe with Mos Def doing new and older material in a very intimate fashion.

We at Clash Diaries just love his flow and his way with words.

To all those who got a ticket! Good on ya!

Shepherds Bush Empire

0844 477 2000

Shepherds Bush Empire,

Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
Transport Shepherd's Bush


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Summer Series | Tickets On Sale Now

When: 8th July- 18th July 2010
Where: Somerset House

Start: // Finish 7:30pm
Tickets: From £22.50

Details as follows:
Mystery Jets

London - Somerset House Thursday 08 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30
Noah and the Whale

London - Somerset House Saturday 10 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30


London - Somerset House Sunday 11 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30

Gil Scott Heron

London - Somerset House Wednesday 14 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30

Corinne Bailey Rae

London - Somerset House Friday 16 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30 #

The Divine Comedy

London - Somerset House Saturday 17 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30

Soul II Soul

London - Somerset House Sunday 18 Jul 2010 Doors at 19:30

Tickets on sale now.


Friday, 2 April 2010

Uk Soulstress | Beverley Knight at The Royal Albert Hall

When: Wednesday 7 April 2010
Where: The Royal Albert Hall
Clash: Breaking The Ice

Start: 7:30PM// Finish late
Tickets £20.43 - £33.21
Details as follows:

Beverley Knight is a critically-acclaimed soul singer/songwriter/record producer who released her debut album in 1995. Heavily influenced by soul greats such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, she has released 5 studio albums to date with the sixth due for release in Summer 2009. Widely labelled as one of Britain's greatest soul singers, she is best known for her hit singles 'Greatest Day', 'Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda' and 'Come as you Are'. She will be joined by some special guests.