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Friday, 24 June 2011

London Music Festivals

Festival Watch 2011

Hard Rock Calling 24th-26th June 2011
Hyde Park
The biggest names Rock grace the stage in this three day event
Bon Jovi, Ronnie wood, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Rod Stewart
For more information and full line up

Blues Fest London 27th -3rd July 2011
Various central London locations
Confirmed Acts Booker T, BB King, Jamie Cullum, Incognito and many more
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Wireless Festival 1st July -3rd 2011
Hyde Park
Three day event Line up the Black Eyed Peas, Tinie Tempah, Grace Jones, The Hives, The Naked and Famous. For more information please visit

itunes Festival 1st July -31st July 2011
Round House
Expect to see Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Linkin Park, Rumer, Cold Play, Raphael Saadiq, Adele and many other acts. For full event schedule and ticket information please visit

Love Box 15th July -17th July 2011
Victoria Park
East London’s two day annual music fest. 2011 line-up
Beth Ditto, Sissor Sisters. Kelis Groove Armada to name a few
For more information please visit http://http//

Festival of Yoruba Art 23rd July 2011
Clissold Park
An annual open air summer event celebrating rich,vibrant colourful traditions of the Yoruba’s. Expect live music, art, cultural displays and performances.
For further information please visit

Lollibob Festival 5,6,7 August 2011
Regents Park
The big festival for little people, expect to see kids Cbeebs favourites Charlie and Lola, Rasta mouse and key kids presenters. Childhood classics Roald Dahl stories telling sessions and workshops and music stages to keep little ones and parents entertained.
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Sainsbury’s Super Saturday 10th September 2011
Clapham Common
A family festival celebrating Paralympic Sport in the lead up to the Olympics 2012. Expect to see UK stars Taio Cruz, Saturdays and Chipmunk.
For further event information please visit

LolliBop Festival 2011

An exciting three day festival, which will take place in Regent’s Park, London on August 5, 6, and 7, 2011. The festival is a result of a sell out two day event in 2010 and is now back bigger and better than ever before. Billed as the big bash for little people, organisers have secured an impressive line up of diverse attractions and activities, guaranteed to keep kids (big and small) entertained for hours on end.

Straight off the TV and onto the LolliBop live stage is CBeebies favourite Rastamouse, making his London debut at the LolliBop festival. Rastamouse, Scratchy and Zoomer will keep the little ones bopping with ‘Hot Hot Hot’ tracks from their debut album and cool, cool performances of songs from the show including ‘Ice Popp’.Other big name acts confirmed to perform at the festival, include Dick and Dom, Zingzillas, The Bopps, Mr Motivator and Charlie & Lola. And popular Cbeebies presenters Carrie Burnell, Alex Winters and Sid Stone will be joining in all the fun too.

Other festival highlights, include Horrible Histories. From Roman Britain to Victoria’s Empire, Britain has heaps of horrible stories to tell. It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Fans of The Twits, Charlie & Lola, The Chocolate Factory and James &The Giant Peach you will not be disappointed.
For all budding Einsteins, Science Museum Live is great fun for all the family to enjoy, with spectacular science and hands-on exhibits. Launch an exploding rocket, fire a vortex of air and learn the secrets behind some of the coolest science experiments.

There will be plenty of arts and craft activities, face painting and workshops, including DJ classes and pizza making sessions. Go karting, a football factory (with Tottenham Hotspurs), babyoke, stand up comedy and even a ‘gorilla enclosure’ all add to the LolliBop fun. A wide selection of food and drinks stalls are on hand to provide a welcome rest.

All of the activities, stages and events are included in the entry ticket price meaning parents won’t be in for any expensive surprises!

For more information, including ticket prices and a full programme of events, visit

In Partnership with the LolliBop Festival we are pleased to announce we have tickets to give away to one lucky family. 

Competition closed!
 Congratulations to Helen Roach from London, our Lollibop Competiton winner!! we look forward to receiving your review and pics from the festival.

How to Enter our Creative Happen Competition
For your chance to win tickets simply answer the following question:
What is the name of Peppa Pig's little brother?
Closing date 12th July 2011 6pm.
Email answer to
Subject Header: Lollibop Competition
Please include Full Name and Address along with the answer.

Term and Conditions -About the tickets
Tickets are non-refundable and can’t be exchanged. Winners will enter through the VIP entry gate and will be given a wrist band that will enable them to enter in and out of the festival on their chosen day. One set of 4 tickets is available - One guardian/parent must attend and collect the tickets and i.d. will be required to claim your tickets. The prize entails a family pass for two adults and two children under 12, or one adult and three children under 12.

About the competition
This prize draw is open to residents of the UK, aged 18 years or over, It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. A winner will be selected at random from all the winning entries. Winners will be informed by email within 48 hours of the competition closing. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Maximum one entry per person regardless of how many answers submitted. The winner will be drawn at random from the pool of names on submissions. The winner may be asked to participate in publicity.
The prize must be taken on the day and no cash alternative is available.
Transport to and from the festival is not included. Any personal data collected will be used for the sole purpose of administering the competition.

Good luck!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Dalston Vintage Fashion Fair 9th July 2011

Image: Egg Duck.

Housed in the beautiful old 'Boys Club' in Dalston, The Dalston Vintage fashion Fair features hand-selected vintage dealers offering quality and affordable vintage clothing, accessories and collectables from the 1900's and the 1980s.

Image:L'oublie Vintage: Photographer Helga Steppan Stylist Rebecca Sweeting.

Image: Van Der Brit Vintage.
 This really exciting event, not just vintage it offers all day quality entertainment alongside some of the best vintage sellers in London. J Day Vintage will be selling amazing 40s and 50s ladieswear including orginal basques and showgirl outfits from the 40s alongside to-die-for 50s hand bags alongside L' OubliĆ© vintage selling excuisite antique pieces from the 1900s  to the 1930s. Key names to look out for Ruby Dixie, Egg Duck, Van Der Brit, Pascale Coido and Nick Reed

This is a date-lined fair organised by the owner of This Shop Rocks, Brick Lane.The day entertainment promise amazing sounds of Live Jazz and blues, DJ's playing hot jazz and swing, Burlesque from Millicent Binks. Refershments catered for at the vintage tea rooms selling loose leaf teas and delicious hand made cakes.

A guaranteed pleaser for hardcore fashionistas and lovers of good entertainment.

Saturday 9th July 2011
Entry £1

The Boys Club
68 Boleyn Road
N16 8JG

For further information please visit:

FACTORY FIFTEEN launch Premiere Screening of ROBOTS OF BRIXTON and other short films

On the 25th June 2011 Factory Fifteen will take over the market at Brixton Village for an evening of music, drinking and film screenings. The event will mark the launch of Factory Fifteen, and exciting new films and animation studio.

Factory Fifteen will be premiering six animated short films exploring the theme of future cities. The films imagine vast underground megacities, skylines in a state of permanent construction and destruction, self‐forming intelligent nanotechnology, sentient living buildings, uncanny synthetic landscapes and a repressed robot underclass inhabiting a future Brixton.

Robots of Brixton Trailer

FACTORY FIFTEEN TEASER from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

Factory Fifteen is a company specialising in film, animation and architectural representation. Factory Fifteen challenges traditional ideas about architectural practice by exploring new opportunities for architects within the expanding digital landscape.

London Eye

Battersea Entrance
 Factory Fifteen was formed by recent graduates Chris Lees, Dan Tassell, Jonathan Gales, Kibwe Tavares, Paul Nicholls &Richa rd Young  from Unit 15 at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. They combine their architectural background with cutting edge digital animation techniques to create imagined worlds that are both unreal and surreal.

A premier not to be missed! 

Saturday 25th June 7- 11pm
The Brick Box,

Brixton Village Market (formerly Granville Arcade),
Coldharbour Lane,
SW9 8PS.
For further information please visit the link below

Royal College of Art Exhibition at TestBed 1/ Highlights


On entering the Gallery space a rather tall lady stood on the left turns directly incoming visitors and says sternly “We must do this for the good of the country” which I found fantastically ambiguous and intriguing. This show was a visual and conceptual Pandora’s box of ideas with good outcomes housed within this well curated industrial semi derelict chic environment, which truly comes together to provide a pleasant experience.

Featured work: Printmaker Dolores de Sade (left) Photographer Rachel Louise.

Featured works: Printmaker Justin Larkin.

Featured work: Sculptor Vasilis Asimakopoulos.

Exhibition ended 3rd July 2011.


The Royal College of Art graduate exhibition: a 'must-see' event for anyone interested in twenty-first century art and design.
24th June to 3rd July 2011 (closed 1st July).

The exhibition is open to the public from 11am - 8pm daily and is free.

A warm welcome to Show RCA 2011 – the culmination of Royal College of Art postgraduate students' studio work and research in Applied Art, Architecture, Communications, Design, Fashion & Textiles, Fine Art and Humanities, and a showcase for this next generation of artists, designers, writers and thinkers.
For the first time since the 2007 Great Exhibition, Show RCA presents the work of 431 graduating art and design students. At Show Battersea, Fine Art students exhibit in the Painting and Sculpture buildings at the RCA's SW11 campus and in the Testbed 1 Gallery. Applied Art, Architecture, Communications, Design, Fashion & Textiles and Humanities come together at Show Kensington in a remarkable gathering of design talent.
Delicious gourmet 'fast-food' will be available to buy from Street Kitchen's vintage airstream trailer at the Testbed1 site on the opening day, Friday 24th June.

Sculpture Building, 15-25 Howie Street, London SW11 4AS +44 (0)20 7590 4452
Sackler Building, 14-22 Howie Street, London SW11 4AY +44 (0)20 7590 4402
Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP +44 (0) 7866 629 908
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU Tel: +44 (0)20 7590 4444

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair.

Pretty Taxing by Pam Hogg
limited edition tax disc holder

A rather rainy start to father's day which totally didn't prepare me for arts seller's, art lovers and the sun turned out with a respectable force at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair which included some of the biggest names in UK art present with their pitch's and item's, an absolutely amazing opportunity to get close to the artist's.

Renegade Potter
On arriving to the car boot sale, my first time at the Vauxhall Arts Car Boot Sale and the first time visiting the Old Truman Brewery. I found myself pleasantly surprised as I was not sure what to expect of the atmosphere or the crowd, knowing that a few big names of UK contemporary art would be there. But what fascinated me most was how unpretentious and easy going both the artist sellers and the crowds, walking around soaking up all of the stunning visuals provided by all of the sellers.

Nick Reynolds
Carrie Reichardt
Among the multitude of seller's which were all great, was a lady know as the Renegade Potter: Carrie Reichardt a truly unique talent offering a totally different take on afternoon tea or re-tiling your bathroom these pieces are sure to start a conversation. Her uninhibited creativity and political messages come together well to create challenging statement's, profound ideas with classic irony. Situated right next to the renegade potter was Nick Reynolds sculptor and artist collaborator who's speciality involves the macabre and the surreal combining to produce visuals which are very hard hitting yet sublime, in particular the piece of a young boy holding a grenade in one hand and the pin in the other, this complete stopped me in my tracks a truly striking item.

Renegade Potter

Nick Reynolds

The biggest draw of the event would have had to have been the opportunity to buy something direct from Pam Hogg from the iconic fashion designer herself, same could be said for YBAs (Young British Artists) Gavin Turk and Tracey Emin a key selling point to help you part with some cash, and it must be said that with the reputation which precedes these individuals contrary to what could be assume they were all so approachable and welcoming it was truly a brilliant experience. I will resist the urge to summarise all of the weird a wonderful world of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair in words so here are a few photo's.

Pam Hogg Casuals

Pam Hogg

Gavin Turk
Gavin Turks Pitch
Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin's Pitch

Tracey Emin's Pitch

Fully upholstered car interior
Posted by Michael.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

"Gets Hitched" The one stop wedding shop

Craft Central Gets Hitched 2011
Central London’s Handmade
Wedding Fair
Event Dates: 23-25 June 2011

Join Craft Central for a drink at the Special Launch Night on Thurs 23 June, 4-8pm
Late Night Shopping on Fri 24 June, 11am - 7pm
Avoid the High Street crowds on Sat 25 June, 11am – 5pm.
Location: 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS

An Alleweireldt Rings
In the spirit of the Royal weddings, Craft Central launches its first wedding fair in June Craft Central Gets Hitched is the ultimate shopping treat to tackle those wedding ‘to do’ lists. Give your wedding some character and browse unique, handmade products. Perhaps commission your own piece or discover a bespoke design service.
The event will feature ‘classic’ wedding essentials, to the slightly more unusual, products on offer will include: Bridal fashion; Invitations; Bookbinding for photo albums; Millinery; Jewellery (rings in particular!); Wedding branding; Gifts (such as Ceramics, Interior Products, Silversmithing, etc); Tasteful Hen/Stag fashion and accessories; Father/Mother of Bride/Groom fashion and accessories; Bunting; Decorations; Favours and table paraphernalia…
 from the UK's finest Handmade designers Hetty Rose, Melanie Potro, Esther Coombs, Amy Keeper, Anna Alicia to name a few.

Hetty Rose Shoes
 For the Bride… Once the dress is sorted you can relax (well, it’s almost that simple!). Couture bridal wear designer, Melanie Potro will showcase her stunning gowns. Not planning a traditional veil? Or fancy a unique headpiece to compliment the dream dress? Milliner to the stars (including Deeta Von Teese, Alexa Chung and Lily Allen), Katherine Elizabeth will be on hand with her sumptuous vintage inspired bridal hats and fascinators. From your head to your toes Hetty Rose’s gorgeously feminine handmade shoes, re-working vintage materials and made to fit, are the perfect finishing touch.

A Alicia Accessories

Don’t forget the men (the Groom, his Ushers and the Father of the Bride)… Inspired by sentimental jewellery of the Victorian and Georgian era and the photographed characters from vintage postcards,
the nostalgic narrative of Amy Keeper’s cufflinks will add personality to your special wedding outfit. Not to mention, a superb selection of wedding bands and engagement rings from renowned designers.

The 45+ designers cherry picked to assist with your big day are: A Alicia Accessories, Alex R, Amanda Li Hope, Amy Keeper, Ana Albiol, Andrew English, Angela Fung, Atelier 42, Bailey Tomlin, Carlos Orfao, Carmen Woods, Caroline Watson, Chop's Cakes, Xtina Lamb, Emma Q, Emma Yeo, Festinalente Books, Frilly by Lily, Hatastic, Hetty Rose, Isamo Crochet, Jana Reinhardt, Janet Stahelin Edmondson Ceramics, Josef Koppmann, Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture, Kate Hodgson, Katherine Elizabeth Millinery, Lis Toft, London Kills Me, Mark Nuell, Melanie Potro Bridal Wear, Minnie Bats, Nam Nam Ceramics, Natalie Sternberg Photography, Orizu, OXX, Portland Hats (Judy Bentinck), Product of your Environment, Rebecca Carter, Rebecca Steiner, Rosie Weisencrantz, Sally Lees, Sarah Hallowes, Swithbert and Louis, Virginia McCardle, & Vita Gottlieb.      A wedding event not to be missed this June!
 For more information please visit

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Father's Day 19th June 2011

East of the River

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London

Artist and designer David David's collaboration
 with furniture designers Glass Hill.
 From midday to 6pm.
Treat dad or your home to a key piece of Art. Pieces to purchase at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot event ranges from Damien Hirst, 2010 Turner Prize winner Angela de Cruz, Ryan Mosley, Chapman Brothers and Gavin Turk to name a few. Imagine  having the opportunity of purchasing a Damien Hirst piece from the boot of a Vauxhall, well this is the day. This event is guaranteed to energetic, creative, unique and entertaining for the family.
Sunday 19th June 2011 - 12-6pm, Old Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1, Tickets £3


South Of the River

Thai on the River, Battersea.
Father's day Lunch Buffet 12-3pm

Celebrate Father's day at the Thai on the River, known for great food, good service, lovely ambience and stunning views this river side location will not disappoint. Menu highlights this father's day
Massaman Chicken curry, Deep fried Salmon topped with sweet chilli sauce, Pad Thai noodle with vegetables and Tofu.
Thai on the River
12-3pm £15.95 per person.
Groveside Court, 2 Lombard Road, Battersea, SW11 3RQ
For Reservation Please call: 0207 9246090 or Visit (Don't forget to mention creativehappen on booking)

Nevestival-La Gondola Cafe Battersea 12-7pm

Celebrate with Nevestival who are hosting their fifth annual festival for the family at Battersea Park, Nevestival will also be raising money for Music4children who are currently beating the world record for the highest concert on Mera Peak- Everest region 6476m this October. Enjoy the BBQ and refreshments.
Kids entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painting and workshops. There will be a host of performances including great theatre, live music bands from Sweden, New york and the UK.

A Performance to watch Crowd by Crow Theatre-(featured in the Wandworth Arts Festival 2011) at 5pm
Sunday 19th June 2011
12-7pm, Gondola Cafe Battersea Park. Free event.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2011-19th June.

Artist Pam Hoggat: The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

Visit London thriving Creative Arts quarter in East London the Old Truman Brewery on the Brick Lane for the sought after Vauxhall Art Car boot Fair. Now in its seventh year the event was set up by Karen Ashton & Helen Hayward in 2003 as an energised events that celebrate art and frivolity and present artists and artworks in interesting and involving ways to their audience. This annual event has surely paid off billed as an "an eccentric take on the traditional car boot fair" Telegraph 2011. Will highlight UK artistic talent in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics whilst guaranteed to appeal to a broad audience, not forgetting an ample opportunity to buy a key art piece this Father's day.

This year Turps Bandana an innovative and highly collectible painting magazine collaborates with art world class legends Damien Hirst, Marcus Harvey, Ryan Mosley and the chapman brothers to present 75 limited edition prints for sell, and yes true to the name of the event, out of the back of a Vauxhall. Also Artist and Designer David David collaboration with furniture designers Glass Hill will also be on offer.

Female Artists/Designers dominate this year Julia Royse will be collaborating with emerging British talent "The Girls" artists Andrea Blood and ZoĆ« Sinclair will transform a Vauxhall vehicle into a wonderful interactive piece of postal heritage. Buy works by 2010 Turner Prize Winner Angela De La Cruz sold by Jane Simpson also locate Pam Hogg launching her new limited edition tax holder and Tracey Emin Stationary.

Artist Duo The girls.
The 2011 East London event will also include top named talents including, Gavin TurkBob and Roberta SmithOliver Guy WatkinsJessica VoorsangerPure Evil,Pete FowlerJessica Albarn, and Guts for Garters who will all be selling works of art from their own car boots.

Prices at the event range in the region of £10-£1000 with over 70 pitches on offer expect to haggle and enjoy some serious bargain hunting. In between join in the entertainment suitable for the whole family, with live entertainment, food and drink on offer provided by St John’s Bread and Wine’s famous ox-heart buns and the Southampton Arms. 

The day promises to combine art, glamour, fashion, glitter and vintage also take the opportunity to smash some china whilst your there courtesy of Cinemoi Can Can Girls! Whilst your there get stuck into some artistic endeavours of your own.
Sunday 19th June 2011 - 12–6pm, Old Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1Tickets £3                                

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Battersea Food Market- At a Glance

Today along a quaint but idyllic cobbled south London street saw the advent of a new era for Battersea High Street. In an effort to reignite the soul, community spirit and character of “The High Street” following the previous events hosted by the high street, notably the Royal Wedding Celebration which turned out to be a roaring success. This new  initiative by the founder of The Dessert Deli  provides a fabulous opportunity for the street to continue to turn around the perception it has among the general public and local resident’s. From now on every Saturday Battersea High Street will play host to plethora of food sellers from varying cuisine’s from different continents and discipline‘s, making their delightful treats and bringing them within easy reach of residents from this lovely corner of South West London and the rest of London alike.

The food left a lasting impression, as a person whom appreciates the satisfaction confectionary may bring to some I do not have a sweet tooth, contrary to this fact I had been granted the pleasure of sampling treats from The Dessert Deli supplier to Fortnum and Mason to say the least, their Millionaires Caramel Shortbread is a truly divine indulgence along with flapjack and a caramelised lemon cream ensemble which was  totally delectable. The Dessert Deli displays the embodiment of palatable passion and for that I would definitely return the second on the list is the Sweet Tooth Factory is a fabulous cheesecake business producing cheesecake by the like of pistachio, Lemon, Strawberry, Kinder Bueno and last but not least the Oreo cheesecake which I had to sample out of sheer curiosity and a liking of Oreo‘s. I must add at a very healthy portion size this is another of those guilty treats which justify themselves as it isn’t an indulgence that I would recommend for those figure watchers among us, if that is no concern to you these cheesecakes are a fabulous addition to any good evening. To move on from all that sweet talk also available on sale is a variety of breads, antipasti, cured meats, eastern delights savoury and sweet, a wide range of cheeses, marmalade and the list could go on, this new food market has all of the right ingredients to mature in to a fine place to eat and or acquire on a Saturday morning.

Battersea Food Market

Weekly Saturdays 10am -4pm

 17th September 2011- Family Foodies Day marks the official launch of Battersea Market with Celebrity chefs Dhruv Baker- MasterChef Winner 2010, Edd Kimber-Great British Bake Off Winner 2010, Jeremy Bloor- Head Chef, Oxo Tower Resturant, Richard Robinson-Head Chef Racine Resturant.
Battersea Food Market provides visitors with a brilliant opportunity to sample award winning food from local independent businesses, on a weekly basis.
                                                      Battersea Market
                                                      Location: Battersea High Street SW11 3JS
                                                      Buses 344, 345, 44, 319, 49. Train stations: Clapham Junction, Battersea Park 

Joze London:The Library Space Battersea

27 May 2011 – 12 Jun 2011

This new exciting creative Arts Space in Battersea was founded in 1909 as the Edwin Tate Library, the building was once part of Westminster Kingsway College. With its tall ceilings, narrow winding staircases and gallery balcony, it is not difficult to imagine the space as it once was. During its conversion into an arts space the aim was to leave the building unchanged as much as possible. Rather, a few discreet tweaks were made in order to render the space more flexible. In leaving the space in its original form and highlighting its previous life, The Library’s aim is to provide a characterful alternative to the white walled space in which art is often viewed, to encourage the childlike thrill of exploration and discovery, of peering into dark nooks and finding intriguing things in unexpected places will be used in the future to host a program of contemporary arts, music and fashion events.

Jose and co-curator Georgina Mascolo have assembled an eclectic mix of artists and designers from all over the world, both established artists such as renowned photographer Pattie Boyd and sculptor William Peers. The collaborative works draw on mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics.

With its inaugural exhibition: ‘Joze London’, idea will be put into play, with The Library’s creaky wooden floors and tall dark cabinets being transformed into a maze of artworks waiting to be discovered. ‘Joze London’ is the London version of the successful annual exhibition ‘Joze Show’ by curator Jose Waldie.

Featuring works by: Nick and Sarah Allen, Imelda Apps, Nick Bodimeade, Pattie Boyd, Luca Bonato, Matthew Chambers, Peter Coates, Jason De Caires-Taylor, Emma De Clercq, Kate Jones and Stephen Gilles, Ken Gill, Thomas Lumley, Georgina Mascolo, Roger Mavity, Anna Norlander, William Peers, Virginia Ray, Antonio Riello, Andrea Schulewitz, Luke Stephenson, Simon Ward, Chris Whittaker, Sandra Whitmore.

Good news future exhibitions plan to play on the connotations of the library – working with themes such as ‘the archive’ and the Dewey Decimal System as starting points which artists will be invited to respond to.

Joze London at The Library Space. 
108 Battersea Park Road, London
27th May- 12th June 2011
Free Entry
Buses 44, 344, 137
7 mins walk from Battersea Park Train Station

Images courtesy of the Library Space.

Sunburned Hand of the Man:Cafe OTO London

 Friday 3rd June 2011

CreativeHappen's night out with Sunburned Hand of the Man their first UK show in three years!

Sunburned Hand of the Man formed in Massachusetts in 1997 evolving from a Boston Psychedelic Punk trio Shit Spangled Banner. The group have released numerous tracks on Eclipse and Thurston Moore's Ecstatic peace records as well as their own Manhand label. Since the bands formation they have been regarded as key contributors to the 'New Weird American folk revival'. Current band membership ranges from 3-13 members which contributes to their obscure, unpredictable, motorik space rock, psychedelic sound which is so unique something I have never heard before in the UK. We were pre-warned by founding member John Moloney of the bands improvised nature three nights before, the band are historically known for composition and instrumentation varying from show to show. I always love live shows, quite often I see the line up and never quite know the bands music at all, as I prefer to go with an open mind and quite often I'm turned into a fan. If your a lover of music like myself and open to new sounds your sure to appreciate this band.

Members on stage at Cafe OTO

John Moloney

Paul LeBreque

Mary Lattimore

Other band members include/ have included Valerie Webb, Chad Cooper, Phil Franklin, Marc Orleans, Rob Thomas, Ron Schneiderman and many more...

 Signed copies exchanging hands

To find out more about the band visit