Music listings

Aug
24
Thu
National… Burger Day! @ All over the UK
Aug 24 @ 12.15 pm – 11.45 pm

BurgerWe recently had cat day and god knows what else day but did you know there was National Burger day? Well, you do now.

What you didn’t know was that it is organised by a born and bred Westhampster and now nearby resident (we’re looking at  you Kirstie).

The blurb – “The most important day in the culinary calendar is back for 2017. Mr Hyde National Burger Day will be kicking off the burger celebrations on Thursday 24 August, where venues nationwide will be offering a discount on man’s greatest creation: The humble burger.”

Locally, you have three options – Gourmet Burger Kitchen on West End Lane (obvs), Byron burger at the O2 centre (obvs) and German Doner kebab on KHR (less obvs).  Check the National Burger Day website for the map and discount vouchers. We also mentioned it to Kilburn Ironworks also KHR, so they might take part too.

Aug
25
Fri
Kilburn Ironworks – 3rd birthday party @ Kilburn Ironworks, 332 KHR
Aug 25 @ 5.00 pm – Aug 26 @ 2.00 am

The Kilburn Ironworks are celebrating their 3rd birthday – with a party over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Saturday and Sunday 5pm to 2am each day.  Happy hour cocktails, birthday cake, resident DJ’s (sic) the works.  Kilburn Ironworks.  All that and their cocktail menu in a Viewmaster! How can you miss it?

 

Aug
26
Sat
Kilburn Ironworks – 3rd birthday party @ Kilburn Ironworks, 332 KHR
Aug 26 @ 5.00 pm – Aug 27 @ 2.00 am

The Kilburn Ironworks are celebrating their 3rd birthday – with a party over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Saturday and Sunday 5pm to 2am each day.  Happy hour cocktails, birthday cake, resident DJ’s (sic) the works.  Kilburn Ironworks.  All that and their cocktail menu in a Viewmaster! How can you miss it?

 

Aug
31
Thu
Kingsgate Jazz evening @ Kingsgate Centre
Aug 31 @ 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm

Kingsgate JazzLooks quite exciting.  Coolness right under our noses.  Check out the video about the evening.

It’s only £5 for early bird tickets, then £8 and £9.50 on the door.

 

 

Sep
1
Fri
Hannah Lees: The Turning Of Existence Into Its Opposite (opening night) @ Kingsgate Project Space
Sep 1 @ 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Oh, another jolly little exhibition at the Kingsgate Project Space… I jest – it does sound a bit perplexing but they are normally quite good.  Prepare to be immersed.

The Turning Of Existence Into Its Opposite by artist Hannah Lees is an immersive project that is structured around an open studio artist residency, punctuated by a series of public events. This residency will begin with the stripping of bark from a tree trunk. This activity is a durational performative artwork as well as a means to measure the passing of time and a duty of penance.

During the residency, themes of hermitage and pilgrimage will be explored, alongside the figures of Mary Magdalene and Mary of Egypt, and scenes and characters from the film franchise “Star Wars”.

The exhibition attempts to address how we as people and citizens of this civilisation can move forward. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” from Republic will be the starting point for unpacking ideas around recuperation and regeneration. Throughout history, religion and mythology, there are many examples of a character choosing a period of retreat or self-exploration in order to return to civilisation when the time is right. Instead of a period of isolation, Lees’ time will be played-out in public, with the gallery visitors witness to its discoveries.

The full event programme will be launched shortly…

Sep
7
Thu
Chris Difford (of Squeeze) @WELbooks @ WELBooks
Sep 7 @ 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

I try to come up our own copy for things, but Danny is so good I’ll just put in her blurb.  Something she doesn’t have – natch – is that the book is only being published on 31 Aug, so it will be hot off the press.

In common with many people of, er, a certain age, I reckon I can sing most of the lyrics to Squeeze’s hits. 30-odd years later that’s quite a thing…but, then Squeeze did that very rare thing of marrying an infectious tune with lyrics that really got to the heart of things: witty, smart, incisive and warmly zeitgeisty.

To think about Up The Junction, Tempted, Cool For Cats etc is to be humming them all day (sorry colleagues)

We are so, lucky, then, to welcome Chris Difford, Squeeze singer/songwriter and heart and soul of the band, to our shop on 7 September at 7.30pm when he’ll be talking about his new autobiography, Some Fantastic Place, My Life In And Out of Squeeze. He’ll also be bringing his guitar…and we do so love a singsong. It might be a squeeze (sic), so booking essential via ku.oc1503331035.skoo1503331035blew@1503331035ofni1503331035 or 0207 431 3770.

Sep
12
Tue
NDF meeting @ West Hampstead Library
Sep 12 @ 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

They are back.

Ted at his desk

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