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Jabberwocky festival is cancelled – here’s what to do instead

Posted at 4:20 pm, August 12, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
Jabberwocky cancelled

So we were quite looking forward to the Jabberwocky festival at Excel this weekend. So much so that we gave it a whole page in this week’s magazine. Unfortunately the festival’s organisers ATP have cancelled the whole shebang at the last minute, blaming poor ticket sales ‘in an increasingly aggressive festival market’. ‘If we had gone ahead,’ they say, ‘it would have 100% been the end of ATP’ – not that the company’s future looks particularly rosy either way.

Anyway, if you were planning to go to Jabberwocky then don’t: you’ll just end up at the Loncon 3 sci-fi convention. Instead, you could do some of these great things which aren’t cancelled:

Backyard Cinema: Open-air film screenings are the best thing about Camden Market. This Friday’s movie is ‘Pulp Fiction’.

Hollywood Spring Block Party: London’s newest pop-up cinema hosts a free evening of screenings , DJs and bands, including a showing of John Waters’s shlock classic ‘Pink Flamingos’.

London Craft Beer Festival: Beer, street food, and fun in Bethnal Green.

Daniel Avery + Factory Floor + Machinedrum at FabricLive: Robo-funk wiz Avery brings in awesome techno trio Factory Floor and footwork don Machinedrum for the first of his Divided Love nights.

XOYO Second Birthday Sessions – Todd Terje: The Norwegian disco wizard helps one of London’s best clubs celebrate turning two. There’ll be tickets on the door for early birds.

House of Vans: Check out London’s newest skate park, which has just opened in the former Old Vic tunnels.

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