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It's almost cocktail week! And we know what that means! All of our favourite drinks are out in force creating new wonders in cocktails and alcoholic beverages as well as new experiences for us lucky punters.

One such beverage is Sailor Jerry who is calling all Londoners to channel their inner sailor with free tattoos during London Cocktail Week, 2017. The bold, and smooth as hell spiced rum brand has teamed up with east London tattoo parlour Cloak and Dagger to sling ink on festival-goers who hold the London Cocktail Week pass.

From 12pm – 7pm, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October, choose from a range of designs inspired by the father of American old school tattooing, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. World- renowned for his traditional pieces, Collins’ unique flash-art style started a movement that still inspires artists today. On a first come, first served basis, pick from a range of official Sailor Jerry iconic flash art work designs including a pair of dice, Hawaiian landscape, a swallow or naval star. Show off your new ink by uploading a picture to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SailorJerryLCW17.

Whilst drinking before inking isn’t encouraged, when finished, celebrate your bold flash art by heading to Americana Nights by Sailor Jerry at London Cocktail Week’s Cocktail Village at the nearby Spitalfields Market. Cheers with some badass Sailor Jerry cocktails, all for £6 each for pass holders, from the vintage airstream bar, choose from the Spicy Ginger Ice Tea Punch, the in-your-face Ginger Daiquiri or heat things up with our Spiced Sailor’s Cider.

We love it when people work together.. and that's exactly what's happening with Homeslice and Camden Brewery.

Pizza sure tastes best without a roof and with a beer, so get yourself down to Homeslice's beautiful new courtyard over in Shoreditch. They've teamed up with their friends at Camden Town Brewery to throw a launch party and welcome in the rooflessness.

Get yourself there if you want a free pint with your pizza this Saturday (12th August) between 3 - 7pm.

Ok so the rain may have dampened our spirits somewhat but there's a tiny bit of sun around today so it seems only right to let you know about where you van grab some free ice cream!

Four Winters are running two tasting events with the Meringue Girls where customers who visit on the day can enjoy a free serve from 1PM-2PM, on the:

17th August, at their Brewer Street parlour.

25th August, at their Portobello Road parlour, to kickstart the Notting Hill Carnival weekender!

Four Winters is a new-generation ice cream maker who harnesses the power of liquid nitrogen to create customisable made-to-order ice cream. With a mission to bring surprise and delight back to ice cream. Four Winters’ team of chefs is able to flash freeze super smooth ice cream within seconds and has developed a fresh and innovative menu that changes with the season.

- vegan option available, without meringues -

About Four Winters:

Founded in 2014 with the aim of bringing fun and creativity back to ice cream, Four Winters has specially designed its parlours with an open kitchen so customers can enjoy watching their ice cream being made in front of them. 

Four Winters’ parlours can be found in South Kensington, Soho and Notting Hill. For more information visit: www.fourwinters.co.uk

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On Saturday 31 October, Angel Central Islington plays host to a gourmet Halloween party celebrating the iconic pumpkin.

The free family-friendly event takes place between 11am-4pm and will include a number of fun seasonal activities as well as a delicious portion of pumpkin soup for everyone who attends.

The pumpkin feast, organised by environmental group Hubbub, also has serious message for local people.  It is estimated that every year in the UK we throw away around 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin at Halloween, 625,000 tonnes of that comes from Islington alone.  Hubbub launched the Pumpkin Rescue initiative in 2014 to educate people about food waste and encourage them to get creative with their Halloween leftovers, instead of sending them to landfill.  Now in it’s second year, there are 20 Pumpkin Rescue festival events taking place across the UK this October.

Lynne Glover, Centre Manager at Angel Central said: 

“Halloween is now a major calendar date in the UK and so we are delighted to be hosting a free event at Angel Central, which all the family can enjoy.   With its growth in popularity, so has the number of pumpkins that are purchased each year.  Sadly, it appears that we discarding our spooky carved creations unceremoniously, when instead, we could be turning them into delicious dishes. On Saturday, we will be having lots of fun while cooking up a storm with Halloween surplus food and helping people to get the most from their pumpkins this year.”

The Pumpkin Rescue chefs will lead the cook off, providing tips and advice for left over pumpkin, they will also prepare the soup that visitors can sample for free on the day.

Other activities include a confessions booth, food waste feely boxes and people can also pose for a photo with the seaside pumpkin face board.


The event will be situated at the Angel Central Piazza, visitors can simply turn up on the day to take part, there’s no need to book. 


For more information visit: http://angelcentral.co.uk/ 
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Back for its third year, the annual Art Licks Weekend celebrates the contribution that emerging artists and grassroots projects make to the cultural life of London. Throughout the three-day festival, artist-run projects, curatorial collectives and young galleries across the city open up their spaces for the public, with free events and exhibitions of young artists’ work.

Founded by writer and curator Holly Willats in 2013, Art Licks Weekend offers a positive outlet for young artists and curators to build new networks and relationships with audiences, at a critical early point in their careers. Art Licks champions the emerging artists participating in the as the opinion formers of the capital’s cultural future and believes they should be supported as such, allowing for innovative and forward-thinking practices and ideas to develop.

The Weekend is free of charge, opening the doors to galleries and artists’ spaces to the public and introducing a range of arts events and activities. Engaging with younger visitors, Art Licks Weekend operates an education programme and works with local school groups to improve their access to the arts.

In 2014, over 70 spaces took part in the Art Licks Weekend, showing the work of over 200 artists collectively. The festival saw over 9,000 visits – 60% of which said they had never visited the galleries and spaces before and 92% said they would visit again independently. For 2015, Art Licks received an overwhelming amount of applications for the festival and is excited to announce that it has confirmed 90 participating spaces working with over 300 artists collectively; demonstrating how Art Licks continues to represent key grassroots activity, and its role in bringing it to a wider audience to experience.

Art Licks Weekend runs from Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October 2015 with all galleries & spaces open daily from 12-6pm, with an Opening Night on Thursday 1 October, 6-9pm. The event occupies areas across East and South London, where younger and non-commercial galleries predominantly operate including Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Deptford, Elephant & Castle, Hackney, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, New Cross and Peckham.

 

Additional Programme

 

Festival Tours: Art Licks tours take groups around a selection of artist-run spaces and projects in: Hackney, New Cross/Deptford and Peckham

Radio Anti: Commissioned for the festival, Radio Anti will broadcast a daily programme of interviews, performances and music for the duration of the Art Licks Weekend

Online Project: Curatorial project Desktop Residency have invited four artists to present works available for visitors to download off the festival website and have as their desktop wallpapers. Part of an online group show by artists: Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Doug Bowen, Lucia Quevedo and Simon Boase.

Artist moving image programme, run in partnership with LUX and Flat Time House, including a film screening event at the Peckham Liberal Club