Pick of the Line – 02/06 – 08/06

photo: Bevan Goldswain

Sorry we have dropped a week but service will be resumed tomorrow with a new week of things you can do along the line.



If you aren’t on your way to Stoke Newington here is our specially selected pick of of the other things going on over the coming week!

Thursday – The Phoenix Foundation @ Scala

Friday – The Incredible Edible Gingerbread House @ Brunswick Centre

Saturday – The Blitz Party @ Shoreditch Studios

Sunday – Wow Now @ Shoreditch Underground

Monday – Happy Mondays @ Amersham Arms

Tuesday – Brockwell Lido

Wednesday – Battles @ Heaven

Thursday – The Phoenix Foundation @ Scala

Laconic Kiwi six-piece The Phoenix Foundation have crossed oceans to promote new record Buffalo and Scala is the last gig of the tour before festival season begins.

Psychadelic slacker pop full of wisecracks and a riot of major chords conjures up visions of heady sunshine and misty mountains that will have you packing up your suitcase and heading south of the equator.

Doors 7.30pm. £12.50

Scala, 275-277 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, N1 9NL

Friday – The Incredible Edible Gingerbread House @ Brunswick Centre

Follow the breadcrumb trail to Brunswick Square’s incredible, edible Gingerbread house.

With a cupcake lawn, meringue clouds and a pond filled with sweets, the life-size structure will house gingerbread decorating workshops and storytelling, all in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Jun 3-5. Suggested Donation £2.

Brunswick Centre, Brunswick Square, WC1N 1BS

Saturday – The Blitz Party @ Shoreditch Studios

Dust off your tea-dresses and escape the Anderson for a night of 1940s themed fun. The last Blitz party of the summer, wartime will descend on the East-End once more in honour of the 67th anniversary of D-Day.

A night of good old-fashioned 1940s frolics, there’ll be big band, swing and DJs spread across five rooms as well as a hog roast out the back.

8pm-late. £15

Shoreditch Studios, Reliance Square, EC2A 2EY

Photo: Xixi Zheng


Sunday – Wow Now @ Shoreditch Underground

The first exhibition to be housed in the dark depths of the old Shoreditch Tube Station, Wow Now is an international collaboration exploring urban art via subversive portraiture.

Referencing roots of the subway graffiti culture of old against East London’s former Shoreditch underground station, the collective document contemporary urban living in all its twisted glory.

A combination of paintings and sculpture look out for the live art installation Perfekt World where you can influence the subject matter and then watch as it is painted onto a 20ft wall somewhere in the backstreets in Vienna via a live weblink.

Jun 2nd-9th. Admission FREE

Shoreditch Tube Station, Pedley Street, Hoxton.

Photo: Steve Best


Monday – Happy Mondays @ Amersham Arms

Chortle away the day with an evening of comedy upstairs at the Amersham. Featuring live sets from Seann Walsh (Mock the Week, Michael MacIntyre’s comedy Roadshow) and Josh Widdicombe.

This preview of their Edinburgh show is guaranteed to get you laughing, making it the perfect remedy for those Monday evening blues.

7.30-11pm. £6/£3 Concessions

Amersham Arms, New Cross

Photo: Victoria Peckham


Tuesday – Brockwell Lido

Welcome in the Summer and take a dip in one of London’s last remaining outdoor swimming pools.

The Olympic size 50 metre pool originally opened in 1937, and is surrounded by a grade II listed art deco building. Over £3 million has been spent on restoration and the inclusion of a new state of the art gym and studios.

Often referred to as ‘Brixton’s Beach’, the lido is well known for its strong community spirit and relaxed atmosphere.

Mon – Fri: 06:30 – 22:00. Saturday: 07:30 – 21:30. Sunday: 07:30 – 21:00.

Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA.

Tel: 020 7274 3088

Wednesday – Battles @ Heaven

Battles are playing a second intimate headline slot in London, following on from their sold out show at the ICA.

The Financial Times (!) described their sound as “angular, mechanically precise and frenetic”. That in itself should be reason enough to see what all the hype is about.

Doors 7.00pm. CD and ticket bundle £20. Ticket only £17.

Heaven Nightclub, Under The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG.

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