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Thinking_Drinkers_7482[1][2]Get yourself to The 1800 Brunch Saloon for 2pm, at the Sunday Papers Live stage at Citadel Festival this Sunday in Victoria Park.

If you need a nudge, here you can discover why you should be drinking tequila at brunchtime!

The brunch revolution is here to stay but the Bloody Mary is a bit passé. 1800 Tequila is bringing the versatile Bloody Maria to brunchtimes – a modern and adventurous rendition of the Bloody Mary, using tequila instead of vodka. Come sample one for yourself and enjoy a lively, informative, thought-provoking conversation hosted by The Thinking Drinkers, award-winning drink writers and comedians.The 1800 Bloody Maria and Bottle 0774 copy The Thinking Drinkers are Ben McFarland, triple-crowned winner of ‘British Beer Writer of the Year’, and Tom Sandham, the former editor of leading cocktail and spirits magazine CLASS. Their latest show, ‘Around the world in 80 Drinks’ will be touring the UK over the summer.


This December a brand new festive destination will grip the city as the town of Winterville descends on London's Victoria Park. Promising to re-boot the Christmas festival format, Winterville will boast a programme of the finest cultural collectives and entertainment offerings including the magical outdoor ice rink, huge Ferris wheel, horse-drawn carriages, an indoor pub, mouth watering street food and drink. A Dutch spiegeltent will house entertainment including an affordable hour-long take on the traditional Christmas panto, comedy, cabaret, live gigs and a very special month-long Sunday Summer Rites takeover, plus the East End's hottest club nights will soundtrack the indoor roller disco. Children of all ages will also be catered for with interactive events within the Kid's Quarter including the acclaimed House of Fairy Tales, arts and crafts and a finale to the month-long festivities with a New Years Eve extravaganza. Winterville will be open to the public from 2nd - 31st December. Entry will be free with attractions and regular ticketed events available to buy in advance. For further information, additions to the programme including club night specials, label parties, live gigs, comedy, cabaret, please visit the Winterville website with further announcements coming soon. 

London's new mini-town will host a magical Ice Rink with stunning backdrops amongst one of London's prettiest parks. Winterville brings new night time revelry to London party-goers with the Bump Roller Disco events curated by top club promoters, as well as the beautiful wood and mirror panelled spiegeltent hosting live music, comedy, cabaret and free-Friday club nights presented by the revered Bugged Out!. After solid reviews from The Guardian, The Times and more, Magnificent Bastard Productions will also be bringing the much lauded smash hit Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare to the Spiegal Tent.

A plethora of activities are available for the whole family including a pop up twist on the classic Robin Hood Pantomime set to enchant and amuse, horse drawn carriages to take in the delights of Victoria Park's lake and pagoda, plus top-notch arts and craft workshops across the whole month. For the Kid's Quarter, popular traveling arts circus House Of Fairy Tales established by artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk, as well as a carefully curated bespoke kid's areas with immersive activities, arts and crafts and a reimagined Santa's Grotto. Those looking for more of an adrenaline rush can jump the town's many fairground rides or watch gravity defying feats in the original Wall Of Death where thrills, spills and the smell of petrol combine as vintage motorcycles perform daring stunts.

Every Sunday the vintage speigeltent features a LGTB takeover with Summer Rites present the Fairy Grotto. Featuring the very best of London's alternative nightlife and cabaret scene the month-long takeover includes The Gay Bingo Christmas Show, a festive edition of Jonny Woo, John Sizzle and Ma Butcher's cult bingo series, Horse Meat Disco delivering a hedonistic collection of italo disco, house, punk, funk and more with Bears On Ice, the legendary Sink The Pink go festive with their Christmas Extravaganza, and finally the all male Supreme Fabulettes Christmas Show with Tranny Shack DJs.

To round off the all-encompassing Winterville experience, a world food street market, bespoke bars featuring hot cocktails and delicious drinks, craft beer and Winterville's very own pub with craft beers will ensure that food and drink lovers are spoilt for choice seven days a week. This can all be enjoyed in the warmth and dry thanks to large heated indoor spaces. Appearing at Winterville this year will be Dalston pizza heroes Voodoo Ray's, mac & cheese courtesy of Anna Mae's, vegetarian and healthy options from Mei Mei's Street Cart, Dorshi dumplings and a host of other top street food eateries. Those who'd prefer to take their food home with them can take advantage of Winterville's Produce market offering easy access on and off site, a chance to buy from local farmers with quality staples and artisan delights including fresh fruit and veg, cheese, charcuterie, chocolates and lots more without the dreaded supermarket queues.

Winterville will close with a grand finale to the month-long festivities with a soon to be announced New Year's Eve extravaganza.

Entry is free to the town and tickets for a select number of attractions will go on sale 30th September from 9AM and can be purchased via the Winterville website.

mexican feast

Victoria Park’s newest hangout, People’s Park Tavern, has built a vibrant Mexican outdoor hacienda in association with Jose Cuervo. The residency boasts innovative tequila cocktails as well as delicious food served from an outdoor kitchen during the summer months.

The colourful hacienda is the perfect place to spend a sunny weekend or long summer evenings, serving refreshing drinks such as the Zapata’s Tears (a frozen slushy made with Jose Cuervo, rose, grapefruit, People’s sour ale and chocolate bitters) and Bloody Chelada (People’s sour ale, blood orange soda, Jose Cuervo and a grapefruit salt rim).

Open from noon every day at 360 Victoria Park Road, E9, this Hackney hotspot is the ideal location to enjoy a spot of Mexican paradise and relax in the sunshine. It’s also the perfect place to soak up the festival atmosphere this summer, with LoveBox and Field Day taking place in adjoining Victoria Park.

Follow on twitter @peoplestavern@josecuervoUK

People’s Park Tavern, 360 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7BT

For enquiries please call 0208 533 0040


If you've not got down to the largest Sprinkler in the world in Victoria Park today then you still have tomorrow. The Guinness World Record attempt has been put together by Juicy Water who are down at the park making sure everyone has a good time.

Check out the pictures of the Victoria Park Sprinkler below and then grab your cosie and get down there for some water sprinkling fun! It's only here for the weekend, mostly likely like the sun so off you trott!



largest sprinkler in Victoria Park LondonIt seems to be hotting up with London being forecast a nice hot July - a proper summer we are told. Juicy Water has taken this into consideration and made Victoria Park the place to be this weekend (6th-7th July).

Juicy Water have created a super-sized water sprinkler to help Londoners cool down and set a world record.

Londoners are being invited to squeeze into their swimming gear, bring out their bikinis and head to Victoria Park, East London - to enjoy the world’s biggest water sprinkler.

Juicy Water has specially built the giant sprinkler for the event, which will be running from 12-noon to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Measuring in at over eight metres long, with jets of water reaching heights of up to seven metres, it’s expected to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titleTM for the largest ever residential water sprinkler.

Visitors are encouraged to make the most of the hot weather and recall bygone days running through their garden sprinkler. They can also take part in a giant water pistol fight or simply lie back, catch some sun and strike a pose on one of the sun loungers.  With a DJ playing in a garden shed, and giant inflatables, it’ll be the most fun way to cool down this summer - and feel like a big kid again.

Emilie Stephenson, of Juicy Water, said: “It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend, so what better way to cool down than with a giant water sprinkler – and help us set a world record at the same time.”