Category: Events

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

Miami Beach is the latest instalment from Backyard Cinema, the UK's only theme-changing cinema responsible for The Last Chapel, The Winter Night Garden and The Lost World. Not just your average cinema, Backyard Cinema will bring the Miami heat to Borough with a tropical beach and exotic cocktails to accompany screenings of classic films and blockbusters. Ticket holders will exchange city footwear for flip-flops at the door and tropical outfits are encouraged.

Miami Beach has begun Backyard Cinema's permanent home at Mercato Metropolitano in Borough. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk


Rewind back to a retro version of Miami and enter the immersive world of Backyard Cinema – the only guaranteed summer experience this season.

Backyard will show a selection of films celebrating sun, sand and all things tropical. Whether it’s a night out with mates, that special date or an evening with the kids, come and soak up the ‘sun’ at the Flamingo Beach Bar before settling into the famous giant beanbags to feel the sand between your toes.

Dominic Davies, the company founder says, "We've filled the cinema with 32 tons of sand and are ready to show some of the best summer films the cinematic world has to offer. Make sure you paint your toenails, ticket holders will have the chance to swap civilian shoes for their very own Backyard Cinema flip flops making this a cinema experience you truly remember. All this combined with no chance of rain!? This is going to be the best summer yet!."

Celebrate the ultimate summer line up in style. The Miami beach setting promises to be a place for all to enjoy. Whether you’re a film buff, date night couple or a kid there’s something for everyone. With new and old classics such as Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing and Scarface to La La Land, Lego Batman and Moana

Based in South London's Mercato Metropolitano in Borough, Backyard Cinema's sand-filled, Miami experience hosts giant beanbag seating and an in house bar serving a selection of themed cocktails alongside craft beers, cider, prosecco & Mocktails so the kids don't have to miss out.

Backyard Cinema is the first permanent themed cinema in London with an exciting selection of seasons planned throughout the year, treating customers to a completely different experience every time they go. Since moving into the new permanent home they have produced a jungle adventure, Lost World, The Last Chapel and an enchanted Christmas forest, The Winter Night Garden. Miami Beach arrives on 30th May. For more information and tickets head to: www.backyardcinema.co.uk

This June, 12-18, Merchant Square, Paddington is running a unique free workout experience, Floating Fitness, as part of their ongoing health & wellbeing campaign. The week long event will take advantage of the newly opened Floating Pocket Park, hosting classes al-fresco in the garden of this floating park on the Grand Union Canal.

Run in conjunction with Virgin Active Health Club, activities are free to join and equipment is provided so all you need to bring is your workout gear. Classes include yoga, pilates, meditation and paddle boarding, and are suitable for people of all levels and abilities. Designed to fit around your schedule, the classes will take place throughout the day as well as before and after work. A special series of candlelight yoga classes are also available for those looking to unwind after work under the stars

Goldie Rocks, Stuart Semple, Katy Eary and more speak in a series of free talks on a variety of topics close to their heart and your heads.

WJ London has partnered up with London Bridge City and Happy Matters to bring you a series of 'Clean Thinking' talks over their Summer Season.

The Clean Thinking series aims to tackle a collective of beliefs surrounding the external world. Hear and take part in Q & A's surrounding fake news, the myths of the entrepreneurial bubble, how rebellion can be positive and focus on what really matters.

Running each Thursday for a month starting on the 8th June the line up is below -

8th June

'WE'RE ALL WINGING IT'

Take a look at how much effort and time it actually takes to make something a success behind the scenes before it 'breaks'. There is no shame in doing more 'menial' jobs whilst you are working up or building something bigger. We're all doing this for the first time but that's no reason to hold back. Take a look at healthy ways to see & deal with challenges and set backs along the way.

Rebecca Walker - Bexfast - bexfast.com


Mumpreneur Bex creates healthy vegan Bexfast pots which are now stocked around London and guilt free recipes for her followers online. CEO and founder of Bexfast.  After having her daughter Tyler Bex decided it was time to ditch the unhealthy lifestyle she had been living for a vegan, plant based diet. During her journey she realised she had a good skill of making healthy breakfast pots that made breakfast a guilt free splurge every day.  Bex also suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), finding out she had the condition when her arms and legs stopped working in 2014. As her body started to shut down she fought hard to keep her daily routine of being a mum, keeping fit and keeping a healthy, balanced plant based diet. Her mantra was “ I am going to get stronger then I have ever been, NOT weaker” And it seems to have worked with a growing business, a beautiful growing daughter and Bex getting on with an exciting, active and above all healthy life!

Goldierocks - International DJ & Broadcaster

Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and broadcaster with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger (she's performed exclusively for them all).

Her weekly global radio show 'The Selector', goes out to a staggering 44 countries with 4.3 million listeners; from Vietnam to Russia to Palestine. The Sunday Times has described it as "the most cutting-edge British music show out there. 2016 saw Sam become the 'face of dance music' for Capital FM presenting The Capital Weekender with Ministry of Sound.

15th June

'THINK BIGGER / POSITIVE REBELLION'

Realise you don't need to follow the norms, you can 'break the wheel' to create what you want to. You don't have to do things the way they 'should' be done. You don't have to learn about what your told to learn about, realising the wealth of opportunity in online learning, the ability to connect and ask for help.

Celebrity Stylist, designer, fashion consultant and style commentator - Kyle Devolle

Kyle Devolle is a talented innovator and influencer, engaging his creative skills and razor-sharp eye across multiple platforms within the fashion industry.

Known first and foremost for his work as a celebrity stylist, Kyle has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with Rita Ora. In addition to Rita, Kyle has worked with Cara Delevingne, Bruno Mars, Leight-Anne Pinnock, Andreja Pejic and Stooshe, among many others.

Kyle grew up in the stylistic melting pot that is Notting Hill. Renowned for it's rich mix of cultures and colourful creative history, west Londons artistic environment helped to mould Kyle's unique aesthetic - a dynamic blend of urban street style and luxe design clubland meets couture.

In just eight years as a stylist, Kyle's work has appeared across an impressive array of broadcast and print media. His television and editorial credits include The X Factor UK, The Voice UK, The MOBOS, Britain's Got Talent, MTV, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Feroce and Mixte Magazine. Kyle has also styled all manner of live performances and public appearances for a roster of A-list names.

A True Industry Inside, Kyle's contacts are second-to-none within the fashion and celebrity worlds. he has a powerful social-media presence - hence the demand for his contribution as a creative consultant.

Fashion Designer - Katie Eary

Subculture is love. It is born out of love in a world of conformity.Identifying with her British-born heritage, Eary's spirit of rebellion nevertheless speaks a universal language. Marrying the intricacy of couture with the simplicity of the sweater ,the biker jacket and the slim cut jean has won her fans in the shape of Georgia's 2 Chainz and Harlem's A$AP Mob. It's a model for the future but is a model that keeps on changing.

Graduating from the RCA with an MA in 'Menswear Design' in 2008. Eary won MAN in 2010, awarded NEWGEN in 2011 and now shows independently as part of LC:M. Eary's subsequent collaboration with Kanye West (DONDA) launched her onto the world stage. Now having reached her 1th season she’s pushing forward with equal emphasis on both men's and womenswear and a fully interactive website, Eary's universe is expanding, like the underground movements that continue to inform her work, So Katie Eary rises up to face the challenges of the future.

Artist - Stuart Semple

Stuart Semple is a British artist, curator and activist. During his 15 year career Stuart has enjoyed solo exhibitions dedicated to his works in London, Milan, New York, Hong Kong, Denver and Los Angeles and numerous international group exhibitions. He is well known for his large scale public art installations around the globe. Stuart’s 2009 piece ‘Happy Cloud’ saw him flood the London skyline with thousands of smiley faced artificial clouds from London’s Tate Modern, which led to him receiving a Happiness Hero medal at the House of Lords on the UN’s first International Day of Happiness. Stuart has presented for the BBC, written for the Guardian, Art of England and the Huffington Post and regularly speaks about art, creativity and mental health appearing at ICA, Denver Art Museum, The Southbank Center, Oxford University, The Whitworth, Dublin Museum of Modern art and several others.  Stuart is an ambassador for Mind the mental health charity, where he has founded a creative therapies fund that supports create therapies throughout England and Wales. Stuart is also the founder of CultureHustle.com a website in which he makes his own art materials available to artists around the globe, including the world’s pinkest pink and most glittery glitter.

29th June

'NOTHING REALLY MATTERS'

What really matters? Aside from jobs, money, business... How to remember to keep a level head and spend time on what matters - family, self care, friends and loved ones. Conversation and learning to always be asking questions. Listening. Dealing with disappointment well and using setbacks to propel you forward.

Louise Orwin - Award Winning Live Artist - Co-Founder Lemonade & Laughing Gas

Louise is an award-winning writer, researcher and theatre maker. She makes research-driven theatre projects about subjects that are close to home, hard to get your head around, and need to be spoken about. She makes work about what it means to be a woman today, in a fast-moving, media-saturated world.

Her last two shows received great critical acclaim. Pretty Ugly, which delved into how teenage girls interact with the internet today, caused a bit of a media stir in 2014 and was featured widely in national and international press, on the radio (Woman’s Hour, BBCR4), TV (Fusion News, ABC, US), and broadsheet press (Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Independent). A Girl and A Gun, her most recent show looks at women and violence on film, and has been featured in The Guardian, Vice Magazine, and on the BBC Radio. She is currently touring both shows throughout the UK and Europe.

Louise likes to make work that is provocative and brash, intimate, awkward at times, and generally filled with a heady dose of pop culture. She makes work that gets under your skin, and will stay there days after you’ve left the theatre.

‘I can’t decide if Louise Orwin is a lunatic or a genius’ (Jimmy Richards)

‘An extraordinary performer – a magnetic presence’ (Carole Woddis)

‘[Louise’s work] demands and deserves to be seen’ (Exeunt)

 

Ronnie Joice - Soho Radio

Currently hosting The Ronnie Joice Show on Soho Radio tackling mental health alongside celebrity interviews encouraging discussion on the topic with a focus on the fade rather than the black.  Ronnie is also a regular contributor to The Guardian on a variety of issues, including his father’s personal struggle with alcoholism. When not trying to channel his own darkness into light, he can be found at the forefront of London’s food & drink scene, where he works as a PR & Marketing manager. No stranger to the limelight and with an eclectic London awakening, throughout his 20s Ronnie was DJing for crowds at numerous festivals, fronting indie bands around the world and even hitting the catwalk for fashion designers Hedi Slimane and Dior Homme.

Niall Green - Second Screen

Niall Green established Second Screen in 2014. He became immersed in the music and entertainment industry from a young age. After attending numerous gigs and events, Niall realised these experiences were amazing and unique, but there was no dedicated social space for attendees to share the buzz and excitement online. At just 20 years old, Niall developed Second Screen into a white label service which allows brands, events and artists to create bespoke applications in a turnaround time of only seven days.

To date, numerous apps have already been created, including tie-ups with pop sensation Anastacia; as well as several prominent UK festivals, including The Isle of Wight Festival, Liverpool’s Sound City, Horizon Festival and Fusion Festival - with further apps set to roll out throughout the year. Music is at the heart of Second Screen, but as the lines between music, art, film, fashion and sport continue to blur, Niall is excited about the prospect of expanding across these industries.