Thursday, 30 September 2010

Film | The Band Wagon

When: 2nd October 2010
Where: Barbican, Cinema 1

Details as follows:
Tickets: £8-£10
Start: 4:00pm

Another of Minnelli’s greatest musicals, The Band Wagonfinds a high-brow stage producer trying to turn an aging dancer’s comeback show into an arthouse version of Faust.
Featuring a stream of brilliant Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz songs (including A Shine on Your Shoes and Dancing in the Dark), a delectable script by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, art direction by Cedric Gibbons, and fabulous performances byFred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Jack Buchanan. 

US 1953 Dir. Vincente Minnelli 111 min. 


Tonight | Farrago Freshers Slam

When: 30th September 2010
Where: RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street

Details as follows:

Start: 7:30pm

Open to ANY poet SLAM! Any subject or style, read or perform. EVERY poet wins a prize!

+ Features: Suli Breaks, BEFFTA award nominated poet, Paul Cree, rising young poetry star, The Bro’s Grim, the undisputed champ of terse verse & former Farrago Love SLAM! champion, Vanessa Kisuule, last show before heading off to university, Fran Landesman, octogenarian lyrical genius, Dudley Sutton, acting star & writer & Gemma Weekes, author of Love Me.

+ A screening of Acting my Age – Finally, written by Dudley Sutton before the show at 7pm!


Music | Tinie Tempah

When: 5th October 2010
Where: Jazz Cafe

Details as follows:
Start: 7pm

hmvlive, Parlophone and Mean Fiddler proudly present

Tinie Tempah

Pre-order the CD of the new album Disc-over for you chance to win a pair of tickets.  We have 300 tickets to give away, click on the link below for more info.

18 + only (link below)


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Music Event | Jesus Culture Concert

When: 4th October 2010
Where: Kensington Temple

Details as follows:
Tickets: £8
Start: 7:00pm



Dance Event | Tavaziva Dance

When: 3rd October 2010
Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Details as follows:
Tickets: £5
Start: 7:00pm

Wild Dog
Following the success of 'Heart of Darkness' Tavaziva Dance unleash their gripping production 'Wild Dog' onto the stage this Autumn.

Wild Dog captures the beauty and elegance of one of Africa's most endangered species. In doing so it delves deep into the unknown, juxtaposing an expression of the beast onto the street in todays modern society.

Join Bawren Tavaziva and his company of amazing electric dancers as their bodies pulsate against a mind-blowing sound track cut and arranged by the award-winning Zimbabwean born choreographer and composer.

The performance features seven of the UK's most atheltic dancers, as well as the imaginatively creative lighting of Antony Hateley and stunning costumes by fashionista Natasha Lewis.

 - A Black History Month event not to be missed. Book early to avoid dissapointment.


Film | Buried Trailer

Buried Trailer

Is this film all filmed in this box??? Oh I am sold I have to see this film and how it ends. Also I love Ryan Reynolds. Don't you?


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Spoken Word | Apple and Snakes

When: 29th September 2010
Where: Rich Mix

Details as follows:
Tickets: FREE
Start: 7.30pm

Time to sashay into Rich Mix, toss your chapeau to the hatcheck girl, and spend the evening swinging your swizzle-stick to the sound of spoken word. Not only poets in the flesh, but also our increasingly popular poetic film-shorts (and we’re always on the look-out for more of those).

There’ll be featured slots from: IsisGreedsJack DeanAngie Fraser with moustachioed master of ceremonies Jonny Fluffypunk ensuring gentlemanly conduct.

And if you fancy sharing your well-honed verses with the hoi polloi in one of our open-mic slots, please arrive early.
The management accepts no responsibility, blah blah.

Brought to you by Apples & Snakes, the people who put the ‘edit’ into Shoreditch.
Open Mic:
george@applesandsnakes.orgApples & Snakes is England’s leading organisation for performance poetry.


Film | Eat.Pray.Love Trailer

Eat.Pray.Love Trailer


Music | Exclusive RD 'Do It Like Me'


We love these girls as they are talented and a breath of fresh air. This is their new video for their new single 'Do It Like Me'. Get involved and get all over RD as they are about to blow.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Music | Cee Lo Green F*** You

Had to post this's too damn good! Still playing this song but there needs to be a radio edit as I need to play this in the office! Anywho yes Cee lo was supposed to be playing at Cargo but news came in this morning that this has been cancelled.

Cargo said via their website:

"We’ve had a lot of calls about the Cee-Lo Green show which was originally booked for Monday 27th September. Unfortunately this show had to be postponed until October. However now due to events out of our hands he will not be performing at Cargo. The show was originally booked in with Live Nation and we have no change of date or location as yet.
Please do check back on the events page on the Cargo website or the Live Nation website.
Once again we’re sorry that this show isn’t happening. Hopefully when Cee-Lo Green is ready to play a live show he’ll be gracing the Cargo stage."

We hear that another date has been released at another venue. We'll confirm when we get the deets.


Comedy | Live Q&A | Russell Brand

When: 30th September 2010
Where: Hackney Empire

Details as follows:
Start: £30-£35

Join Russell Brand for an evening of stand up comedy, an interview with special guest Jonathan Ross  and an audience Q&A to launch the sequel to Russell's best-selling book 'My Booky Wook'.  


Music Event | Mark Ronson and The Business Intl

When: 29th September 2010
Where: Hackney Empire, Main House

Details as follows:
Tickets: £20-£25
Start: 7:30pm

Mark Ronson hits the Empire's stage with The Business Intl and the release of his new album Record Collection.
Please, be advised that when booking, you can either select reserved seats in the Upper and Dress Circle (first option) or book unreserved/ standing tickets in the Stalls (second option).
Mid-Atlantic mastermind, Mark Ronson, went triple platinum in the UK with his last album Version and we expect nothing less from his next release. Described as a playground funk triumph and released through Columbia, it’s a collaborative effort, with Ronson at the production helm.


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Today || Tony Allen 70 - Nigeria 50

When: 6 October 2010
Where: Barbican Hall

Tickets: £13.50 - 22.50
Start Time: 7:30pm

Details as follows:

Celebrating Tony Allen’s 70th Birthday and 50 years of Nigeria’s independence, this concert features guest collaborators who he has worked with over the years.
Born in August 1930, and a self-taught musician, he began to play at the age of eighteen, a fan of American jazz but also fascinated by traditional music and with the percussion work of Ghanaian Guy Warren, who mixed traditional rhythms with the new sounds of American bebop. Invited to audition for a jazz-highlife band by Fela Kuti in 1964, he became an original member of Kuti’s Koola Lobitos highlife-jazz band and started a decades-long musical relationship. This special evening marks Tony Allen’s 70th birthday and features several special guests collaborators who Allen has worked with over the years.

This year also marks Nigeria’s 50th anniversary of Independence and Allen has been at the centre was at the centre of Afrobeat, which is Nigeria’s most influential musical export – which combined the heavy groove and universal appeal of soul with jazz, highlife, and the polyrhythms of Yoruba music. Allen’s fusion of drum styles perfectly complemented Fela’s new African groove and he recorded over 30 albums with Fela and Africa ’70 – widely regarded as Fela’s best works. He has also worked with Manu Dibango, King Sunny Ade and Ray Lema. While often returning to the Afrobeat template that made his name, in the years since Allen has also worked with a broad range of rock acts, such as Jimi Tenor, Sebastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg and, to general acclaim, with Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon as the group The Good, The Bad and the Queen. 

'There is no question that Tony Allen is a genius, one of the greatest percussionists in the history of popular music.'
The Guardian 


Monday, 6 September 2010

Performing Arts | Writers Block BBQ Special

When: Sunday 12th September 2010
Where: The Macbeth

Details as follows:

Writer's Block are known for putting on great performing arts show. With the likes of Jesse Boykins gracing the stage earlier this year this next BBQ will be very chilled, relaxed and a lot of fun. As summer is coming an end (very soon) what other way would you want to spend your Sunday evening? Headlining the show is SZJERDENE and will be supported by G.R.E.E.D.S and Kaana Ellie. Also DJ Snips will be on the decks spinning some tunes!

Start:: 6pm // Finish: 12pm

Location: The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LP

Price: £5 Entry including 1 free plate of BBQ Food. 
(BBQ will include::: Jerk Chicken (Halal), Beef Burgers, Vegetarian Burgers, Corn on the Cob, an extensive selection of salads, plus homemade cupcakes and deserts.)


Lifestyle Clash | Laziness Kills

Check out the below video from motivational speaker Action Jackson on Laziness. It's good stuff and be ready to take notes...


Fashion | London Fashion Week

When: 17th-21st September 2010
Where: London

Details as follows:

London Fashion Week is fast approaching. Expect to see what London has to offer when it comes to local and international designers. There will also be some recognisable names like Topshop, Mulberry and loads more. The week is filled with exhibitions, cat walk shows and an all out parade of the best outfits to date. Let's wait to see who will be getting those front row seats at this seasons hottest shows.

For more information:


Music | Bashy headline gig at Islington O2 Academy

When: Thursday 30th September 2010
Where: Islington O2 Academy

Details as follows:

Start:7:30 // Finish: Late

Bashy has had a lot of success in most recent years. Having chart topping success and starring in plays and films Bashy is coming back to give the fans what they really want - the music. The 'Black Boys' singer will be headlining at Islinton's O2 Academy. Expect to hear some of his best and familiar tracks as well as some new ones.

Location: N1 Centre,16 Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS

Price: £10

Book tickets here