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London to Paris Bike Ride

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

London to ParisAre you taking place in the London to Paris bike ride? If so, we wish you the very best of luck and salute you for your involvement! For those of you who are unaware of the charity fundraiser you could still take part in the cycle, however you’ll have to be pretty fit already as it starts on the 26th July and goes on for three days. Fundraisers will cycle for 60-90 miles a day stopping off at traditional hotels on the way.

Whether you’re 18 or 80 you can take part in this event and money raised will help the lives of thousands of people. At the end of the bike ride there will be a celebration in Paris and a chance to catch the end of the Tour de France.

A great charity to be involved with is The Big Issue Foundation to help people in England that are homeless and in poor accommodation. It costs £99 to register and you will need to raise sponsorship of at least £1200. For more information call 0207 526 3456 or visit The Big Issue Foundation online.

Lights Out London

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Light BulbTonight we have the chance to help the environment by saving energy with Capital FM’s Lights out London. They are asking that between 9 and 10pm this evening, everyone in London turns out their lights and shuts down non-essential appliances. Even if you don’t live in London you could still join in, I know I’m going to!

OK so just one hour of power saving in London isn’t going to save the planet from global warming but it could help raise awareness of the topic and make people think about unnecessary energy they are using.

Visit the Lights out London website for further information or to see how you can get involved.

Wimbledon 2007

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Wimbledon LogoWimbledon 2007 is due to begin on Monday 25th June at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. The tournament usually attracts an audience of about 500,000; let’s just hope the weather holds up for the players and the spectators this year! The competition ends on Sunday 8th July.

Professional Tennis players from over 60 countries will be involved in the tournament and with prize money for male and female singles of £3,727,400 it’s not surprising so many people be part of the competition!

Britain is praying for leading player Andy Murray to take the crown, no pressure Andy! Full details of Wimbledon dates, times and ticket prices can be found on the official website.

West End Live

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

West End Live LogoThis weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th the West End will be taking over Leicester Square hosting a whole range of musical performances. The show is free for everyone to watch so if you’re in London at the weekend try and stop by.

This years star performances will include acts from Dirty Dancing, The Lord of the Rings, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Chicago and loads more. The cast from each show will be performing two or three numbers.

There will also be a mix of music and dance performances from top West End venues such The Borderline, Ain’t Nothin But…, West End Kids, Zoo Nation and many more – there is something for everyone.

There will also be interactive displays and exhibits, apparently there might even be some daleks and cybermen from the popular Dr Who series! Opportunities will be available to make your own animated film, have a makeover, create a puppet show or have a go at stage combat, Parkour or circus skills. You can do all this for free at West End Live.

O2 Wireless Festival Hyde Park

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

CrowdFollowing last years successful line up at the O2 Wireless Festival, the event is returning to London’s Hyde Park from 14th to 17th June for four days of live music. Expect performances from Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, White Strips, Kelis, Just Jack, Daft Punk plus many other smaller bands.

Prices for a 1 day ticket start at £40, 2 day ticket £75, 3 days £105, 4 days £135. VIP tickets £139. For more information about what bands are playing on what day and to book your tickets see the O2 Wireless Festival Website.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Film Premier

Monday, June 11th, 2007

To be honest I’m not a huge fan of The Fantastic Four, I thought the first film was a little cheesy at times and not really for me. Anyway, the second film is due to be released soon and the London film premiere is being held a Leicester Square tomorrow evening.

The film stars Ioan Gruffudd as Mr Fantastic, Jessica Alba as The Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as The Human Torch and Michael Chiklis as The Thing. Crowd are likely to be gathering from early afternoon so it could be a great chance for you to get some celebrity snaps for the album! Trailer below:

Shrek the Third Film Premiere

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Tonight Leicester Square will be hosting the Shrek the Third London Premier. As usual it will be a red carpet event for friends and family of the cast and the usual celebs who have nothing better to do with their Monday evening’s!

The films stars Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots) and many more top celebs but who will turn up for the premier? It would be great to see all the cast together. Below is the trailer for you to enjoy.

London Bar Week

Monday, June 4th, 2007

London Bar Week LogoLondon Bar Week has just kicked off (at 7pm) and I can only imagine the herds of people traipsing round Kingly Court to see what the fuss is about. If you haven’t heard of London Bar Week, it is basically a chance for bars and restaurants to offer a variety of promotions and entertainment to the public to show off what they can do.

The official launch is taking place tonight just off Carnaby Street and there will be flaring displays and cocktail mixing by top barmen to get the crowd going. Venues taking part include Red, Zebrano, The Diner, The Kingly Club, Canela, 24 London and La Trouvaille amongst others. All venues provide a unique experience from Portuguese cuisine to exotic cocktails to high-tech music and shooters.

The Kingly Club will be offering a cocktail called ‘Raise a Smile’ and 50% of the profits will go to Capital 95.8’s Help a London Child campaign. At La Trouville you can grab a champagne cocktail for £4, The Carnaby Cocktail will be available at Red, Canela are offering 2 for 1 on selected cocktails and 24 are offering free entry – normally £15. Loads more will be going on throughout the week as well so go take a look from Monday 4th to Thursay 9th June to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

Read more at Carnaby.co.uk for more information.