Summer is here, and to celebrate our blogger pals LondOnTheInside pick out five hot happenings they are looking forward to this June…
God Save The Clam, Emigre Rooftop, May 31 – June 3
We’re already over the Jubilee which is why we’ll be doing something which doesn’t involved anything to do with her Royal Highness. God Save The Clam is a joint venture between Pitt Que and Rocka Lobster popping up on a rooftop in our hood, the uber cool London Fields with great food, booze, Fat Elvis ice-cream sundaes, celeb DJ’s, beach huts, sun decking and not a corgi in sight! Hooray for that.
The Stone Roses Exhibition, Whiteleys, June 13 – August 12
We’re huge fans of The Stone Roses and whilst we may not have scored tickets for the come back gigs, we’ll be heading down to check out The Stone Roses Exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between legendary music photographers, Kevin Cummins, Paul Slattery and Ian Tilton and will offer fans ‘backstage access’ to historic Stone Roses moments. What’s more if you pop down on Tuesday June 26 between 6.30pm and 9pm, Kevin will be giving a talk about the infamous Hacienda, being on the road with the band, stories from parties and all the people they met along the way.
Evans and Peel Detective Agency, South Kensington, from June 8
There’s no doubt Prohibition-style bars are in vogue, and this one has taken our favourite elements from various joints across the capital and is serving them all under one roof. Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a 1920’s style bar and restaurant located behind a secret entrance serving cocktails and food in vintage crockery, beers in brown bags to ‘fool the Prohibition officers’, ribs slow smoked on site in the bars very own smoker and meat sliders. Expect all the usual quirky drinks from maple bacon and tobacco-infused bourbon as well as plenty of fizz and vino. Decor consists of old church pews, theatre seats, tables made from Singer sewing machine and various other weird and wonderful artifacts! Need more convincing? There is 20% until June 22 – we are so there.
Zoo Lates, London Zoo, Regents Park, from June 1
We love nothing more packing up a picnic and heading off on a trip to the local zoo and now there’s another reason to visit – Zoo Lates – and the best bit is no kids are allowed. Zoo Lates sees the zoo turned in to an adult playground every Friday in June and July with a silent disco, street food, live music and twisted cabaret. This year there is even a Transformation Station offering facepainting, animal masks, silly furry hats and animal costumes. Go wild people, you’ll certainly be surrounded by the right crowd.
Seeing The Maccabees, Ally Pally, June 8
2012 is going to be a great year for The Maccabees. In January their third studio LP ‘Given to the Wild’ reached number 4 in the charts and Pelican, which came out in December, is still all over the radio. This month the band are playing Alexander Palace, a absolute corker of a venue! Having watched the South London band emerge over the years, we can’t wait to catch them live and have a little bop to their catchy indie pop. See you down the front.
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