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19/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Kensal Flea summer fair, Kensal Town


Park Life’s boutique fleamarket is back at the Paradise by Way of Kensal Green and in the carpark of St Johns Church, across the street from the pub on Kilburn Lane, on the corner of Harrow Road.

Original art . vintage fashion . live music . hand-picked homewares . jewellery . delicious cakes . kids clothes . food stalls . entertainment . much much more…

£1 entry for the Women’s Refuge, Marylebone

Saturday 25 June

Nearest tubes:
Kensal Green (Tube: Bakerloo line), 5 minutes walk
Kensal Rise (Overland: North London train), 8 minutes walk
Queens Park (Tube: Bakerloo line), 12 minutes walk
Ladbroke Grove (Tube: Hammersmith & City line), 12 minutes walk

18/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Primitive Accumulation Art Show, London Fields


FOLD Gallery London is pleased to present a group show celebrating the first two years of, an online collaboration between artist Dan Davis and literary critic and critical theorist Arne De Boever. Although the project initially recorded only work by its founders, it gradually began to include works by other artists as well, leading the process of accumulation to intensify until the point of its destruction. In the midst of an emergency situation that is both political and economic, Primitive Accumulation aims to stage a dialogue between artworks and texts that would empower audiences to not simply face up to the challenges of their times, but to generate works in response.

The exhibition invites selected artists from two years of Primitive Accumulation.

To mark this occasion a full-colour 90-page print version of the project is now available. The curators have also invited theorist Anneleen Masschelein to give a talk on Sunday, May 29th. In celebration of the exhibition, London-based band My Sad Captains (Stolen Recordings) will perform a concert in the evening of Monday, May 30th.


This exhibition is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts

Opening, Friday May 27th 6 – 9pm

Sunday May 29th 4pm

“Enter Keyword Enter: Nonconceptuality and How to Deal With the Indefinite Possibilities of Algorithmic Heuristics”

Anneleen Masschelein is Assistant Professor in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Fund of Scientific Research, Flanders (Belgium). Her book, The Unconcept: The Freudian Uncanny in Late-Twentieth-Century-Theory, has been published with SUNY Press.

Monday May 30th 6pm

Concert by My Sad Captains

Soon to release their second LP on Stolen Recordings, My Sad Captains will play a night at the Fold Gallery as part of an ongoing series of music in art spaces. The band  features Primitive Accumulation artists Dan Davis & Nick Goss and has previously played at the Josh Lilley Gallery and will host an evening of live performances at London’s Saatchi Gallery this summer. The new full-length album will be released in the early autumn on Stolen Recordings.

32 Fortescue Avenue

E8 3QB

020 8985 3590

17/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Stag and Dagger, Shoreditch



What is Stag & Dagger?
Stag & Dagger is a “one ticket gives access to all” annual festival that will allow music lovers in Glasgow and Shoreditch (London) access the best new live music acts.

Which venues are participating?
The 2011 venues have not been announced yet, but please check the ‘Venues” section on the website for the full list nearer the time.

How will I know who is playing where?
Times will be listed on the website nearer the festival.

Where can I buy tickets and how do I receive them?

Tickets for 2011 are now on sale, listed in the ‘Tickets’ section on our website.

Printed tickets or e-tickets must be exchanged on the night for wristbands at the designated collection points.


Thursday 19th May

12/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Cafe Med, From Simon Haynes


Open all day, it offers a brasserie style menu inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and using the freshest, highest quality ingredients. With cosy fires to provide a warm welcome in the winter and our famous “deck” which lets you soak up the sunshine in the summer, Café Med is a restaurant for all seasons.

We are open
Mon-Sat 12.00- 11.00pm
Sun 12.00 – 10.30pm

21 Loudoun Road
020 7625 1222

St John’s Wood 10 mins walk

12/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Sirous Tapas Bar & Restaurant, From Simon Haynes

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Treat yourself to a wide range of warming tapas and fine wines at West Hampstead’s local tapas bar and restaurant this winter.

268 West End Lane

West Hampstead

London NW6 1LJ

Opening hours
Breakfast & Lunch
Mon – Thurs 10.00am – 4.00pm
Fri – Sun 9.00am – 4.00pm

Evening Menu
Mon – Sun 4.00pm – 11.00pm

For all enquiries and bookings please call:
Tel: 020 7435 8164

07/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Big Sexy Festy Party, Secret Location London


A festive to help raise money for London’s homeless…and a good chance to boogie.



  • THE POPES – Headlining before rocking out at Glastonbury the week after. MEGA! Irish folk punk rock. This Shane Mcgowans band finely tune and RAW!
  • LIL LOST LOU – North London blues harp folk rock that grips and moves
  • SHKEMBE SOUP – Balkan folk and colorful Gypsy beats with dancers!
  • STEVE MACBRAYNE – Acoustic session from an ex homeless man
  • MESHA BRYAN – Soulful folk from the Brazenbunch Collective smiler!
  • JOAN COFFEY – Mystical funny lyrical Irish female vocal with mandolin,guitar and friends
  • FERNANDO REYES – Finest pure Andalucian flamenco guitar and vocals,extremely good


Big rig summer time house music special.

  • Dj JONNY THE SOUL SELECTOR – Warms up with soul funk rare goove session
  • MIXMASTER STEVIE K, The BIG SEXY – Scratchmaster king of the funk.
  • DJTATTOO JOHN (Alabama3) – Brilliant up for it hands in the air housey tunes
  • MASON LEWIS SMITH – Chunky Funky anthemic classic house with 25 stiltwalkers surrounding him around the decks!!!
  • DJ PROGRESS – Sure to rock the party Funky House with master DJ skills and 500 chinese lanterns going off to start the Massive 50 performer strong circus fireshow with suspended firewall!! What a show.

Circus area. London’s best from the CIRCUS SPACE, Bristol’s CIRCOMEDIA, Brighton’s POI PASSION and FIREFREAKS show and various NO FIT STATE CIRCUS crew and BIG SEXY friends. It doesn’t get better than this……..

To find out the location of the event, 24 hours before the event, sign up to our mailing list…

06/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

terracotta film festival, venues around London


Terracotta Festival is brought to you by the Terracotta Group, bringing quality and entertaining Far East films to the UK. The annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival is now into its third year.

Throughout the rest of the year, Terracotta Distribution releases current new releases theatrically, on DVD and on TV, as well as hosts other Far East film screenings and events.

Check the website for film listings, times and venues.

Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th May

05/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Recommended event by Romeo Lee via twitter @THEEASTWORLD

From via Romeo Lee at

Koboku Senju, meaning something like «Selection of Dead Trees», is a continuation of the music developed on the album with the same name, ‘Varianter av døde trær’, released on SOFA in 2008. Since then, the ensemble has performed numerous concerts in Japan and Europe, finding a particular way of making music together. Their new release ‘Selektiv hogst’ sees the former quartet of Tetuzi Akiyama, Martin Taxt, Eivind Lønning and Espen Reinertsen joined by the no-input mixing board of Toshimaru Nakamura, who is adding yet another level of timbral ambiguity to the group, creating a rich ensemble sound.

Akiyama and Nakamura have both long been two of the leading improvisers from the Tokyo scene, and Lønning, Reinertsen and Taxt, are three young and active improvisers from Norway with an increasing reputation for their adventurous yet mature musicality.

“Japanese-Norwegian quintet Koboku Senju follows a calm through-line across turbulent free improvisation, finding austere and meditative beauty in a profusion of sonic details and textures that easily could’ve been dizzying … The performances are beguilingly rich and uncategorizable, and Selektiv Hogst is easily the best free-improv recording I’ve heard in years.” – Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader)

MONDAY 23th May 2011
Koboku Senju
Tickets : £7 adv / £8 door

TUESDAY 24th May 2011
Streifenjunko, Akiyama/Nakamura + Martin Taxt (solo)
Tickets : £7 adv / £8 door

£12 Two day pass

Cafe OTO

18 – 22 Ashwin street


London E8 3DL

04/05/2011 / Rai the sparkly nutcase

Good old fashion cockney knees up, Hoxton Hall

From Hoxton Hall via Twitter

Underbling & Vow bring their wonky sing-along to Hoxton Hall for the Opening Night of the Rebirth Season 2011.

Four Music Hall time travellers, Nanna, Rosie, Beryl and Cyril, take their gin-and-tea-powered time machine along the space-time continuum and along the pop superhighway.

What ghosts will Nana find in her gin soaked youthful past?  Who will young starlet Rosie become in the future?  And will Beryl please hurry up and fix the time machine? From Music Hall to Grime, via some surprising musical twists and turns along the way.

Join us for this rib-tickling, thigh-slapping, sing-along of an opening night.

4th May 2011


£12.50, £8.50 concessions, £5 Under 18s

Hoxton Hall
130 Hoxton Street
N1 6SH
020 7684 0060