Fall Out 2015: help start London’s first crowdfunded music festival

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 2, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

© D. Julien

If was one good thing about the Jabberwocky festival omnishambles last month, it was the aftermath. Loads of great bands played small ‘fall out’ gigs around London, and loads of London music fans had a great time. Such a great time, in fact, that some of them want to do it all again next year – without having to cancel anything first. Read the full post…

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Have you spotted the huge hippo floating down the Thames?

Posted at 4:00 pm, September 2, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Free, Fun London, News
Florentijn Hofman HippopoTh

No, your eyes do not deceive you, that really is a humongous hippo bobbing along the Thames.  Read the full post…

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Win tickets to one of the UK’s most exclusive arts festivals

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 2, 2014 in Competition
Branchage Festival

You’ve got less than a week to win free VIP tickets – plus flights and accommodation – for this year’s Branchage Festival, taking place at the end of the month on the beautiful island of Jersey. A mash-up of music, film, art and literary events – highlights include a talk by Noam Chomsky, an appearance by the legendary John Shuttleworth and a spectacular 3D projection-mapping display – the festival offers something for all tastes. Best of all, it’s an excuse to make like Bergerac and explore the winding lanes, sandy beaches and – most importantly – duty free outlets of Jersey itself. Our amazing competition package for two includes return flights from London, five nights in a four-star hotel and VIP festival passes – a pretty swanky way to say farewell to the summer. The competition closes on Sep 8.

You can enter the competition here or find out more about the Branchage Festival on their website.

Feeling lucky? Why not win a luxury getaway for two to Croatia or win tickets to ’20,000 Days on Earth’ at the Barbican.

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Ten things we learned in London this summer

Posted at 2:15 pm, September 2, 2014 in Fun London

It’s probably time to accept that summer’s actually just about over. Don’t start sobbing into your tropical-print wardrobe just yet though. Not only are there more than 70 awesome things to do this month, we’re also a whole season older and wiser right now. Here’s ten things we learned this summer.

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Snack attack! London bus stops transformed into vending machines

Posted at 12:45 pm, September 2, 2014 in Food & Drink
Walkers

Ever sat at a bus stop and thought to yourself ‘what I really need right now is a packet of steak fajita-flavour crisps’?

Well, congratulations edgy crisp fans, for two weeks only Walkers is making your dreams come true.

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The Time Out gala film at this year’s London Film Festival is Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’

Posted at 11:30 am, September 2, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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The sprawling and always exciting London Film Festival comes to town again next month (October 8-19), and we’re thrilled to announce that the Festival Gala in association with Time Out will be none other than Mike Leigh’s hugely-anticipated ‘Mr Turner’. This incredible new film from the British writer-director of ‘Naked’ and ‘Secrets and Lies’ immerses us in the later years of the nineteenth-century London painter JMW Turner, imagining his life as an increasingly radical artist juggling the needs of the establishment and his desire to experiment, and it features a lead performance from Timothy Spall that was thoroughly deserving of the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Read the full post…

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What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?

Posted at 10:00 am, September 2, 2014 in Fun London
Post-it note confessions

Porkies. Little white ones. Half truths. Bluffs. Fibs. We’ve all told them. Did we get rumbled? Occasionally. Should we spill the beans right now as a type of cathartic release? Definitely.

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In this week’s Time Out Magazine…

Posted at 8:00 am, September 2, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Time out cover

Time Out Tuesday’s come round again – and this week’s magazine is the perfect way to kickstart a mega autumn.

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The five best albums from August 2014

Posted at 6:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
FKAtwigs

Summer’s gone, everyone – move along, nothing to see here. Yes, there’s a bit of half-hearted, last-gasp sun due this week, but it’s still definitely time to start cupboard-diving for your winter coat. We had some great times in August, though, didn’t we? Here’s our sunsoaked, Instagram filtered nostalgic montage of the five best albums from last month. Listen at your leisure while sipping tea and sniffing sadly. Read the full post…

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Converse wants to sneak you in to some free London fun

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Free, Fun London
Converse © mary alice

Converse is out to convince everyone that shoes are boring and sneakers (by which they presumably mean ‘trainers’) are awesome. How are they supposed to do that? By hooking you with a ton of free stuff, that’s how. Read the full post…

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Five unmissable events at the Scalarama Film Festival

Posted at 4:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
polyester

The annual Scalarama Film Festival aims to rekindle the spirit of London’s famed fleapit picture palace, the Scala, by rounding up movie fans and DIY exhibitors across the country for a month of screenings in pubs, clubs, galleries and even a few actual cinemas. Taking place throughout September, the festival’s London programme is stuffed to bursting with everything from the most far-out grindhouse and arthouse movies to family events, triple bills and parties. There are far too many incredible happenings to list here, so we’ve selected five particularly eye-catching items that you really won’t want to miss.

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Killer cocktails, free shaves and meat sweats: it’s LondOntheinside’s top tips for September

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 1, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London

Meatopia

Laters summer! Now that the beach holidays are done and dusted it’s time to satisfy your grumbling bellies, enjoy London’s best cocktails and chill with some folky vibes. Our mates at LondOntheinside tell us about five things they’re most excited about this month… Read the full post…

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