Top 4 Weird Things to do This September

Written by: Claire Holly Davies

Sound baths, pit parties, fake cheese and nipples, these are a few of our favourite things, said no one ever. Bored of drinking down the pub every evening? Unlikely, but bare with me. Sometimes you just want to let down your hair, shake it off and do something down right odd of an evening… followed by a pint at the pub (we’re not savages).

Here’s our round up of 4 ever-so-slightly bonkers things to do this month:

1. Your Cells Are Alive With The Sound Of Music

Fancy participating in a meditative, immersive sound bath with a healing fusion of gongs, crystal bowls and intuitive voices? Of course you do!

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Well put that Jagerbomb down, because we’ve got the perfect Saturday evening activity for you. One Yoga London are hosting an Immersive Sound Journey session this Saturday 9th September, describing the event as “A place where busy minds are stilled and hearts are opened, accessing an expansive state of deep peace and clarity. Sound resonates on a cellular level, meaning we don’t only perceive it through our ears but through our bodies, through our waters,through our bones. As the healing vibrations wash over you and into you blockages and tension are dissolved and mind, body and spirit are brought into balance.”

Our waters could do with a bit of balance tbh.

Mats and blankets are provided, but feel free to bring anything else you’d like to make your space more comfy. Restorative vodka perhaps?

Immersive Sound Journey by One Yoga London
Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, N8 9JJ
Sep 09 2017 18:00 – 19:30

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2. This Party Is The Pits

After a run of warehouse parties last year that apparently blew a hole in the UK live scene (sounds expensive), Fluffer Records return with their infamous pit parties that see bands play in the middle of the room with the crowd 360. We’ve been told to expect total chaotic bliss, which seems like a bit of an oxymoron to us but let’s not piss on their parade. September’s pit party sees the mighty SPRING KING take to the quite literal centre stage, plus some very special guests and DJs. This event looks pretty good, although I imagine that following this preview we’ll likely be barred. Official partners: Orange Amps // DIY Magazine // Pistonhead Beer

Guardian: ‘Pit Parties are taking gigs to the fans.’
Dazed And Confused: ‘Pit Parties are reinventing London Night life.’
North Four: ‘Pit Parties sound great, shame we’re not invited.’

Secret warehouse location in Hackney
Sep 15 2017 19:00 – 00:30

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3. You Gouda Brie Kidding Me

This has caused a right stink in the office. It’s been a veritable fight to the death between the vegan warriors and the carnivores as to whether vegan cheese can be edible/tasty/classed as actual cheese (it can’t, read it and weep suckers). You can find out for yourself at the Life Beyond Cheese class with Ellie Phoebe Brown later this month.

The class will include:
> Intro to ingredients used in recreating the textures and flavours of cheese
> Learn to make a selection of cheese dishes including: the perfect Mac n Cheese and Baked Rosemary Camembert
> A feast of various plant-based cheese dishes for lunch
> Recipes and samples of some of your creations to take home

Life Beyond Cheese class with Ellie Phoebe Brown
Made In Hackney – Local Food Kitchen, 3 Cazenove Rd, N16 6PA
Sep 16 2017 12:00 – 16:30

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4. Free The Nipple

Sometimes we venture south of the river, shock horror. Last time we made the pilgrimage we didn’t slowly liquefy into a puddle whilst screaming “we’re melting, we’re melting!” so we’re pretty confident about doing it again. It’ll be worth it for this gem of a burlesque cabaret extravaganza, titillatingly titled ‘Between The Sheets’ (wit woo), now showing at London’s Underbelly Festival on the Southbank. Described as a thrill-seekers paradise and a tantalising display of late-night cabaret, we’re promised comic naughtiness and gasp-inducing spectacle. We’re both exhausted and aroused even thinking about it. Starring Miss Polly Rae, she of The Hurly Burly Show and Soho Burlesque Club fame, this visually stunning, hilarious and risqué romp sounds like one wild night out.

Between The Sheets
Underbelly Festival, Southbank, London
Friday September 8th – 21:30
Friday September 29th – 21:30

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Eat & Drink Lifestyle

My First Night at Green Rooms Hotel

Staying in a hotel one mile from where you actually live feels strange enough, but doing it on your own is even stranger. These photos are a visual record of me wandering the lonely corridors of a new boutique hotel between the hours of 10-12pm. I would describe the decor as handmade but not cheap, minimal but not clinical. It has the feeling that money has been spent on the things that matter.

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Eat & Drink

You Feta Brie-lieve it: Cheese Festival Comes to North London

The rumours are true: a cheese festival exists and it’s coming to North London. This Sunday. Be there or be … cheese-less I suppose. But you’ve gouda get there early:  If you’re as keen as brie and one of the first fifty fromage fondlers to show, you’re in the running for a free bottle of Black Cow’s pure milk vodka. Traders will be setting up stalls along Islington’s Chapel Market: from the Raclette Brothers and Mac to the Future to La Fromagerie and The Cheese Truck.

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Culture Lifestyle

Dream Talk: Sound Art for Your Commute

Dream Talk. It’s like Dream Phone, but not at all. Artist Emma Alonze and musician Andy Becker have joined forces to collaborate on a (possibly prophetic) new sound art project. Londoners are invited to take a moment out of their daily commute, routine or journey and immerse themselves in a narrated collection of dreams. Taking three years worth of forty winks, Alonze has gathered and narrated a chosen few to be set to an ambient soundtrack by Becker.


Between the Sheets at the Underbelly Festival

Holy smoke, her nipples are on fire! Somebody pass the woman an extinguisher. Wait, why is she climbing into that giant margarita glass - does she not know it's highly flammable? She's going to need to be doused with a sizable portion of aloe vera gel at this rate, the poor lamb. 

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Culture Events List

Top Four "Keeping it 💯" Workshops

If there's anything the new moon today has told us, it's that it's time to be our true selves. That's what my horoscope told me today anyway. But what does that mean exactly? It means that if you want to eat honey loops for lunch, you 100% can. It means if you feel like learning how to make a bouquet instead of working on your tax forms, you 100% can. It also means if you want to learn how the deep throat (singing technique) you don't have to explain yourself. You're keeping it .

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Who is Behind Eroc the Skateboarding Dog?

Our exclusive meeting with Eroc: the Beyonce of the skateboarding dog world. Eroc the french bulldog is making waves. With fans like Tony Hawk, BBC Radio and over 30k followers on Instagram (and counting), Eroc has also become something of an online sensation. His viral status comes and goes, randomly popping up on online social media channels every now and again to generate hundreds of thousands of views and clicks via the likes of Buzzfeed, Time Out and rogue iPhone filmers.

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Protest is Dead! Long Live Protest!

We all have our own ways of dealing with life when things get shitty. Having a big cry and getting it all out can be incredibly therapeutic, and even more so when we find ourselves repeating the same line over and over through the tears. “He’s a dick!” or “I’m not a bad person!” These little lines of reinforcement help us push through the crappy feeling. Sometimes we might even revert to a hearty little stamp on the floor / kick of some unsuspecting object. It feels surprisingly satisfying when the rage sets in and we feel helpless.

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Contemporary Malian Sounds in Stokey

This Friday sees the release of Malian master musicians, Trio Da Kali’s new album Ladilikan. Fusing rich, expressive vocals with traditional instruments like the balafon and bass ngoni, this is a beautiful mix of ancient Mande culture and contemporary Malian sounds. Luckily for us North Londoners, we have the opportunity to see the trio play live in the rather fitting ethereal surrounds of Stoke Newington Church next month. 

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On your Doorstep: Inside Sylvanian World

Walking along Monsell Road in Finsbury Park, we spy the charming exterior of a shop looking like something out of a children’s book circa 1932. Beneath a green and white striped awning, a whimsical new world of mini animals awaits. Once inside we stumble about the store in hushed awe, reaching over a book of minuscule carpet samples/ family of miniature otters to tap a tiny bell.

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Kids and Big Kids: Pizza, Curry and Open Air Cinema

Whether you’re looking for something to entertain your kids, your friends’ kids or that particularly large man child in your life, you might just have lucked out. Snug are hosting an open air screening of The Incredibles next Saturday evening. There will be tasty sourdough pizzas from Sodo Pizza (Upper Clapton) and ultimate authentic curries from Rice n Spice, Northwold Road.

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Eat & Drink

Ceremony: A New Take On Veggie Cuisine

Coming soon to a Tufnell Park near you is a whole new vegetable patch of delights / wheat field to run vicariously through. It’s time to get excited for Ceremony: a brand new bar/restaurant serving modern British veggie cuisine. Although the website remains tantalisingly mysterious, you can glean more info from their well stocked insta.

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Culture Eat & Drink Events List

Top 4 Weird Things to do This September

Sound baths, pit parties, fake cheese and nipples, these are a few of our favourite things, said no one ever. Bored of drinking down the pub every evening? Unlikely, but bare with me. Sometimes you just want to let down your hair, shake it off and do something down right odd of an evening... followed by a pint at the pub.

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Dating North London: IRL vs Textlationship

It’s been a few months since the last instalment of Online vs Offline. I deleted Bumble, Happn and Tinder, flirted with the idea of, went to a friend’s wedding, heard the vicar call my name instead of the Bride’s and reflected briefly on the crushing inevitability of my own spinsterhood before realising everyone was laughing in the pews and I should probably join them.

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Eat & Drink Events

Stroud Green Market Opens This Sunday!

Gluten-free cake consumers, vegan cheese enthusiasts, craft beer connoisseurs, lovers of pies and drinkers of tea; your time is now. Buy food of a quality & variety you can’t easily find in the shops, from organic meat to vegan cheese, fish caught that morning to pickles which have been fermenting for months, at Stroud Green market.

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Free Cake and Gin Soaked Folk Pop

Who’s up for free entry, free cake and free folk (except for a jaunty little hat that is passed around for donations)? Get down to The Finsbury this Wednesday eve for a little mid week hootenanny and celebrate some of the best in new live music from the ‘acoustic, singer-songwriter & indie-folk scene’. Host with the most, Zoe Konez (“Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it” - For Folk's Sake) will be deftly introducing each act from gin soaked folk popster herself, Penniless Cove to German indie band, Kalon.


Lamps, Records, Frenchies: The Big London Flea

What if you could mix the joys of your local Sunday car boot and all it’s dog perving potential with your favourite vintage clothes shops and high end antique markets? Within the sparkling depths of Dalson’s former ABC cinema, you’ll find The Big London Flea: London’s largest indoor vintage market.