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In Events, Film, In London, Music on January 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

As we enter the third week of the new year many of us are counting the pennies until payday. There are many of events taking place this week and most of them are under 10 pounds.

Rich Mix – Jan 18th – 23rd – Voice Of Freedom Festival

Voices Of Freedom is a five day festival celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King jr and the inaugaration Barak Obama through film, music and performances. The festival will begin with a screening of Director Spike Lee’s Film Malcom X starring Denzel Washington on 18th January. Next in the lineup is a reading from critcally accliamed novelist Ben Okri from his book Tales of Freedom. On the 19th January Elizabeth Mansfields play Univited will be performed, a touching play telling the stories of refugees from all over the world. The festival ends with music from Deny Baptiste a Mobo award winning saxophonist who will perform a piece inspired by Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a Dream”.

For more information visit tickets cost 10 pounds.

Olympia – 23rd to 24th Jan – The Diet & Fitness Show

A new year often heralds the beginnings of a new diet or fitness regime. Olympia conference and event centre will be hosting this years Diet and Fitness Show where you can go for advice on all things healthy. The show will include cookery demonstrations and seminars and information on the latest diet and exercises to hit the market.

For more information please visit tickets cost £10 pound in advance.


Things to do a plenty!

In Events, Film, In London on October 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

This week has gone by so fast, I still can’t believe that it is friday! This week you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in London.

Here are my suggestions for the next week:

The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival – 14th -29th October 2009

Still five days left to a take part in events, workshops and screenings showing the best in film from around the world.

Lanky’s recommendations are :-

An Education

an_education_02Starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard, An Education is a coming of age tale based on the Memoirs of Lynn Barber. Set in Post war London, An Education tells the story of a young girl who becomes seduced by the lifestyle of a sophisticated older man.

Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic_Mr_Fox_2Sure to appeal to adults and children alike, George Clooney voices the character of Mr Fox in this animated version of Road Dahl’s much loved tale.


Click here to download the Festival Programme.

For information please visit

The Original London Ghost Festival 23rd-31st October 2009

frontposterLondon paranormal is putting on a week long of spooky events leading up to Halloween. Check out the haunted history walk on Oct 26th and take part in Cabinet War Rooms ghost watch on Oct 31st. Muahoohhaahhaaha!

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The Affordable Art Fair – Battersea Park – 22nd -25th October 2009

EdgarModern415x425This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Art Fair and promises to be better than ever. If you think that buying art is only for the rich then think again. Artwork at the fair can be bought for as little as 50 pounds. There is also an education programme running with a chance to take part in printmaking and sculpture.


Tickets cost 12 pounds and can be bought at the door. Under 16’s go free.
For more information visit

The Metro Ski & Snowboard Show 21–25 October 2009

29The Metro Ski & Snowboard Show celebrates the alpine experience and hosts a range of new features along with some returning favourites. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first timer the show has a range of interactive features to entertain, inspire and amaze. Indulge in the mountain experience and rediscover your passion for snow.

Tickets vary from 9 to 13 pounds. For more information please visit

The Wine Show, Islington Design Centre, 21st-25th October 2009

wineglassFancy yourself as a wine connoisseur? Or maybe you don’t know your Merlot from your Chablis? Either way don’t miss out the UK’s biggest wine show this weekend. Highlights are wine tasting in the Coutts Private Cellar, a talk by renown wine expert Oz Clarke and relaxing in the East Room Bar & Lounge.

For more information please visit