Pick of the line 7/04 – 13/04

Thursday – Heart Kill Giants et al @ New Cross Inn, New Cross

Friday – Palacio De Los Muertos @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, Bethnal Green

Saturday – Pheromoans, Please et al @ Old Blue Last, Shoreditch

Sunday – London Coffee Festival @ Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

Monday – Social Business Event @ Access Self Storage, Croydon

Tuesday – Aidan Moffat Reading @ Rich Mix Cafe, Bethnal Green

Wednesday – Family Easter Egg Trail @ Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich


Thursday – Heart Kill Giants et al @ New Cross Inn

If you’re a lazy Goldsmith student living around New Cross and can’t be bothered to walk too far for a night out, or if you just fancy some live music, get down to the New Cross in tonight.

From 8pm onwards there will be some great acts performing for you including alternative pop come indie folk band Heart Kill Giants as well as The Pins, Pretty Guts and Matron.

Always the lively venue you’re sure to have a laugh and a bit too much to drink but never a dull moment, and entry is free – bonus!

323A New Cross Road London SE14 6AS

For further information go to http://www.newcrossinn.co.uk/

Friday – Palacio De Los Muertos @ Bethnal Green Working Mens Club

Photo: workersplaytime.net

“Palacio De Los Muertos” is coming to the Bethnal Greens Working Mens Club this Friday only from 9pm-2am. If you’re one for a morbid themed night out then boy do they have a miserable treat in store for you.

After successful ‘Day of the Dead’ nights previously held at The Nest and Bardens Boudoir in Stoke Newington this is set to be the best (or should I say fantastically worst) one yet!

With skull sugar cubes, cake, skull face-painters, and even a funeral photobooth, you can shimmy on down to some dark big band jazz and gipsy swing. With a dress code of Corpse Brides and Weeping-Widows you might even be able to recycle last Hallowe’en’s costume, as they say “basically, dress to be kill, or be killed again.”

From 9PM  to 2AM. First act starts at 10.30pm sharp!

Admission: £6

38 Great Eastern St EC2A 3ES

For details visit http://www.workersplaytime.net/whatsonOctober.htm

Saturday – Pheromoans, Please et al @ Old Blue Last

Photo: The Old Blue Last on Facebook

The fantastic Old Blue Last venue in Shoreditch never fails to bring us great live music and this weekend is no exception.

With Please, Pheromones and Way Through taking to the stage, this is perfect for those looking for a chilled-out Saturday night gig while indulging your ears with quality experimental rock and pop.

Fresh off an album launch, Pheromones haven’t been more popular. Their DIY punk sound should get people rocking with some new tunes and the creators behind the hugely successful “Upset the Rythm” nights will be making their mark as Way Through – a change from putting on gigs to making music center stage.

Entry is free and doors open at 8pm.

For more information go to www.theoldbluelast.com/listings/

Sunday – London Coffee Festival @ Old Truman Brewery

Photo: London Coffee Festival on Facebook

It’s your last day to tickle those taste buds with the finest coffee on offer and catch some barista demonstrations at London Coffee Festival in Brick Lane.

Taking place this past week at various venues in London dedicated to “the art and science of coffee production” the festival comes to the infamous Old Truman Brewery. There will also be some live music treats for foodies, yum! What a tasty way to relax!

Tickets are priced at £8.50 and valid for Brunch, Lunch and Teatime sessions.

For more info go to www.londoncoffeefestival.com

Monday – Social Business Event @ Access Self Storage

Photo: thebestof.co.uk

A social business event is taking place at Access Self Storage in Croydon to bring together local businesses in a relaxed social space to network and build up some useful contacts.

If you’d like to meet like-minded business people, in an informal atmosphere, it would be a great opportunity to discover potential new business alliances or even source the best local suppliers.

Guest will be greeted with a complimentary drink on arrival and have Spanish tapas to nibble on to while they chat, so you don’t have any excuse not to join one of the most exciting days in the business social networking calendar!

All tickets must be booked and paid for in advance. To book your tickets email croydon@thebestof.co.uk.

If you would like more information go to:


Tuesday – Aidan Moffat Reading @ Rich Mix Cafe

Photo: London Word Festival on Facebook

If you’d like to do something different to do with your day on Tuesday then Rich Mix Cafe on Bethnal Green Road is the place to be.

As part of London Word Festival, Aidan Moufatt, frontman of the Scottish gloom rockers Arab Strap will read a short story by JG Ballard while Cybraphon provide musical accompaniment.

Cybraphon is an interactive mechanical band consisting of acoustic instruments, antique machinery and found objects played by over 60 robot beaters and motors – all housed in an antique wooden display case. Yes, it has to be seen to be believed.

If your intrigued it’s free, so get yourself down between 11am-5pm. If you can’t make it on Tuesday you won’t entirely miss out – it will be running until April 20, with the exception of the 16th.

For further information go to www.londonwordfestival.com/index.php/2011/02/cybraphon/

Wednesday – Family Easter Egg Trail @ Old Royal Naval College

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The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is set to host a family easter egg trail for the run up to Easter from April 9-25. If the little kids can’t wait until the Easter bunny visits later in the month then get them geared up with this wonderful family orientated egg trial!

Pick up your maps from the Discover Greenwich reception desk and go on an adventure to discover a chocolate prize.

It’s a bargain at just £1 per trial and suitable for ages 5+.

Find out more at


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