Friday, 28 November 2014

Friday is Rock'n'Roll London Day



From time to time we blog in this slot about Rock'n'Roll-related reading matter John Harris's Britpop classic The Last Party for example, or Andrew Loog Oldham's wild 60s memoir Too Stoned.

This week we were delighted to take delivery of a publication that is rapidly becoming a Rock'n'Roll London favourite the third issue of Hitsville UK.

Hitsville UK (named for the Clash song, which in turn was a play on the nickname of Motown Records HQ in Detroit, Hitsville USA) is described by the publisher as, "The best, though possibly the only, musical-pop-art-soap-opera in comic book form".




The narrative is by turns wild, scary and grotesque; the artwork vivid and joyful. Episode three features the bands, acts and sleazy characters we are growing to know and love (and fear), alongside one psychedelic lizard, two Ringo Starrs, three Nazi Estate Agents, four girl detectives/musicians, and one former British Prime Minister (deceased). There really is nothing else like it out there.



The route of our Rock'n'Roll London Walk passes near two great comic book stores in central London.  Gosh Comics in Berwick Street (near the scene of a legendary outdoor Jam gig) and Orbital Comics in Great Newport Street (just along the road from old Rolling Stones haunt Studio 51, Ken Colyer's jazz club).



Heres our RocknRoll London video



REMEMBER: THE ROCK’N’ROLL PUB WALK IS BACK!






THE ROCK’N’ROLL LONDON PUB WALK! EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7.00PM MEETING AT TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STATION (EXIT 3).

Join the Rock’n'Roll London Walk on Friday at 2pm, meeting at Tottenham Court Road Station (Exit 3) – to book a Private Walk call 020 7642 3978 or email london@walks.com






A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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Thursday, 27 November 2014

The London Nightly Photoblog 27:11:14

It's the last few days of our London Nightly Photoblog series in which we round-off the London day with one final glimpse of our beloved city.

We dedicate this recurring series to all our Daily Constitutionalists. 

To those of you who are far away (hopefully you're planning your next visit) and to those of you right here in the Big Smoke, resident and visitor alike, thanks for reading, thanks for walking with us. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Happy Thanksgiving x






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London Issues: Help Save Our Local Libraries #3BadOptions



Daily Constitutional Editor Adam writes…


My local library in East Finchley is under threat of closure.


The East Finchley Library Users Group needs your support to spread awareness of our impending loss. 

Please help us by joining the campaign Facebook group - one of our great fears is that these changes will be pushed through while busy locals are "looking the other way".

Here's what the East Finchley Library Users Group website has to say…


Weare a group of local volunteers, established in 2004, who support and promote our local library. We are now in campaigning mode as East Finchley Library (along with most of Barnet's libraries) is under serious threat. 

Barnet Council has proposed three future options for East Finchley Library as part of their cost-cutting. All three options we see as unacceptable and lacking in vision. They leave us either with no library in East Finchley or one the size just of the current computer room. The very special building that houses our library is Grade 2 Listed.

We are engaging with Barnet Council’s current consultation, despite the fact it’s rather loaded and designed to generate data they can use to drive through one of the three unsatisfactory options. 

We are also looking to respond with a more imaginative, community-minded and sustainable vision for our 21st century library which will properly serve our community in all its diversity.

The website is here: www.eflibrary.com

The Facebook Group is here: www.facebook.com/groups/EFLUG


Thanks for your time on this Thanksgiving day. I am thankful for my local library. Please help us keep it open.

A.S
East Finchley, North London N2

27th November 2014




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Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes to ALL our London Walkers this Thanksgiving!




A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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