September 5, 2014

CULTURE CLUB: On Your Radar 05.09.14

Here’s your weekly co. mailer, featuring a host of handpicked recommendations from the left-field of London’s arts and culture world.
Lock down your aerials..:


A stateside-inspired pick for this week, as East Side heads to the East end, with a Coney Island Party at Bethnal Green Working Men’s club. Taking influence from NYC’s iconic seaside playground, for just £6 you can get your fill of grown-up fairground games, a dance contest – even a freakshow act all the way from NYC – all to the tune of the 50s, 60s, disco (and R&B, randomly). What’s more, Hawaiian shirts are encouraged…

– WHEN/WHERE: Tomorrow, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (Bethnal Green)


Didn’t get tickets for the return of wandering wailer Kate Bush last week? Nah, we didn’t either. If you feel sad about it, then rather than trying to make yourself feel better, harness that despondency and head down to ‘Night in the Bush’. It’s a twist on usual moody club night ‘Feeling Gloomy’ – except this one’s a bit special because they’ll be playing Kate Bush songs ALL NIGHT. What are you waiting for? Practice those hand-dance moves and get a ticket.

– WHEN/WHERE: Tomorrow, The Phoenix (Oxford Circus)


Won the lottery lately? Related to royalty?  If not, but you still have a burning desire to flash the cash then you can spend forty quid on a sandwich and a drink at fancy foodie pop-up Krug & Krustacean. The collaboration between one of the finest champagne brands in the world, Krug, and the restaurant Beast (of Burger & Lobster fame) is luxury squared for those who can afford it, with Thames-side booths and picnic blankets for Scandi-style alfresco dining. A glass of Krug or King Crab Club Sandwich (or claw) is £40 – so let’s hope your date is worth it…

– WHEN / WHERE: Available now by booking, on 0844 3715050, Southbank (Waterloo)
We may have mentioned last week that it wouldn’t be a Unity Culture Club email without a film event – so sticking true to our word, here’s another one – fill ya boots (eyes). And you really will with this pick, as it’s a ten-day free film festival in Peckham – it started yesterday and is on till the 14th across venues including the Bussey Building and Peckham Library. Even if you’re not a film fanatic, there’s some really beautiful classics included in the selection – such as O Brother, Where Art Thou? – a Coen Brothers’ comedy classic (tomorrow) and Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist, the story of the celebrated Italian cyclist and his intensely flamboyant life (also tomorrow). Plus, it’s free…
– WHEN/WHERE: 4th-14th September, various venues (Peckham Rye)