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Friday, 28 August 2015

Notting Hill Carnival - Britain's Biggest Street Party! Aug 30th-31st 2015

30th August 2015

Jouvert

An excellent start to the carnival festivities. A time to get dirty, adventurous or just to dress in a comical or carnivalesque outfit. Jouvert allows music lovers to jive along the streets to African drums or steel bands.
Procession starts and finishes at Canal way, Ladbroke Grove W14 next to the Sainsbury’s car park.
  • Time: 6am to 9am


Children’s Day

An exuberant Parade for Children as the whole carnival team put their extravagant costumes on show as they spin, whirl and twirl along the carnival route to the mesmeric rhythms supplied by numerous sound systems and sensational steel bands.
A number of fabulous acts can be seen and heard on the “World Music Stage” at the Powis Square venue. These acts will feature calypso and soca performances by the Association of British Calypsonians, Calypsonians from around the world. In addition to these acts, up and coming artists from other genres will be on show as well as various other performances.
A place of safety for both the collection of static sound systems and audiences alike. With 38 sound systems playing various music styles and breathtaking stage performances strategically dotted around the carnival footprint. Throughout the day, on almost every corner you can find tantalisingly tasty Caribbean food, drink and much more!
  • Time: 10am to 8:30pm

31st August 2015

Monday Parade/ Grand Finale

The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalising rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands. Enjoy the magnificent continuation of vocals on the “World Music Stage” at Powis Square. Come and be entertained by UK Calypsonians, soca artist, visiting international artists and other emerging acts.
See how many of the 38 sound systems you can go and listen to as they entertain you with their numerous genres of music and different performances, all adding to the Carnival’s one of a kind atmosphere.
get a taste for the fantastically diverse attractions of food, tunes and other fun activities.

Time: 10am to 8:30pm

Hitman -Agent 47 - Film Poster - Film Trailer

Agent 47 is a ruthless killing machine. He has been genetically engineered to be faster, stronger, smarter, and more skilled than any of the 46 agents who preceded him. The problem is, a major corporation likes the idea of him, and plans to build their own army of clones whose strength will be even greater than his.
To prevent these clones from posing a real threat to himself and others, Agent 47 must enlist the help of Katie, whose father was the mastermind behind the agent programme. They must find her father and use his expertise in removing the impending danger, but this task may be harder than it first appeared.
This film brings the hugely popular video games series to the big screen, in the directorial debut by Aleksander Bach. Starring Rupert Friend (Homeland), Hannah Ware (Shame) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Hitman: Agent 47 is gripping, intense, and packed full of action.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Straight Outta Compton - Film Posters - Film Trailer

In the late 1980s, Compton was a volatile and dangerous place to live. For Andre Young, O’Shea Jackson and their friends, life was a constant struggle against police brutality and a harsh gang mentality. They found an outlet for their frustrations in rap, a genre that developed through their words, attitude, and blunt depictions of the realities of their world.
Forged together as N.W.A., and with fresh stage names that we still recognise today, the group started a revolution in their hometown that sent shockwaves throughout America. Radio stations refused to play their tracks, and yet their influence grew and grew, with more people flooding into their concerts.
Success came at a price though, and N.W.A. soon realised that keeping the peace was hard enough between themselves, let alone with the world around them.
This candid biopic is a home-grown retelling of N.W.A.’s incredible rise to fame, and the legacy they left behind them. Produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, and starring Cube’s son as the man himself, Straight Outta Compton sheds a new and brutally honest light onto the realities of life in Compton, and the men who made it famous.

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BBC Audience - Strictly Come Dancing is back putting the sparkle into Saturday nights on BBC One

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Strictly Come Dancing
Grab your scorecards and dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is back!

Packed full of glitz, glamour, show stopping moves and more sequins than ever before, the fabulous 13th series is bringing back the sparkle to Saturday nights on BBC One.

The glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will host this BBC One Saturday night extravaganza, which once again will come live from Elstree Film and Television Studios with a one off special live from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.

Dates:
Friday 25 September
Every Saturday from 26 September - 19 December 2015

Venues: Elstree Film Studios, Hertfordshire
Except Saturday 21 November when Strictly will be coming live from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Doors open: 4.15pm

This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

Registration is now open and will remain open until Thursday 10 September 2015 at 4pm.

You can apply at any time between now and 4pm on Thursday 10 September as all successful applications will be drawn at random.

No applications will be accepted after this date and time.

We have a limited number of seats in the studio and as we have such a huge demand for tickets, we are restricting the number of tickets and dates that you are eligible for.

You can apply for as many dates as you wish but if you are successful in the random draw you will only receive tickets for one date and this date is non transferable. So please choose carefully.

You can apply for a maximum of one pair of tickets per household.

For full terms and conditions and to enter the random draw, visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

Good luck!


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Transport for London - Weekend travel information

 weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 29-31 August. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you.

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Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival is taking place on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August. Road closures will be in place; drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Tube and rail will be the best way to get around London during the weekend, although stations in west London will be busier than usual. On Sunday and Monday, the following stations have entry and exit restrictions:
 Latimer Road will close at 23:30 on both days
 Notting Hill Gate will be exit only and the Circle/District lines will not stop on both days between 11:00 and 19:00
 Westbourne Park will be exit only between 11:00 and 18:00 and will close at 23.30 on both days. It may be advisable to use Bayswater as an alternative
 Royal Oak will be exit only between 11:00 and 18:00 and will close at 18:00 on both days
 
Buses in and around the event area will be on diversion or will stop short of their normal destination. A number of Santander Cycle Hire docking stations will be out of service.
For full details, please visit tfl.gov.uk/notting-hill




London Underground


We are undertaking a comprehensive improvement programme across London’s transport network, including the modernisation of the Tube.

For a map showing the planned line closures for this weekend and also bus replacement information, please click here


Circle line
Ladbroke Grove is closed on Sunday and Monday due to the Notting Hill Carnival.

District line
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will not run between Dagenham East and Upminster to allow for track renewal work between Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge.

Hammersmith & City line
Ladbroke Grove is closed on Sunday and Monday due to the Notting Hill Carnival.

Victoria line
Until this Sunday 30 August, there will be no service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and a reduced service on the rest of the line. This is while we renew the track layout at Walthamstow Central, which will allow us to run a more frequent service from next year.




London Overground


On Friday 28 August, trains will not stop at Clapton station and St James Street station will be exit only until 09:30, while we renew the track layout on the Victoria line at Walthamstow Central.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there will be no service between Hackney Wick and Stratford for Network Rail track work.





TfL Rail


On Sunday, there will be no service between Gidea Park and Shenfield due to Network Rail infrastructure work.

For the latest status update on London Underground, London Overground and TfL Rail this weekend, please click here

For an overview of planned track closures for the next six months, please click here





London Trams


There is no service between Wimbledon and Dundonald Road until October 2015, while we construct an additional platform at Wimbledon.





Buses


Woodford - From 22:00 on Friday 28 August to 05:00 on Monday 31 August, the slip road between the A406 North Circular northbound and the M11 will be closed to allow for strengthening works to be carried out on the Nightingale Bridge. This is part of the Road Modernisation Plan. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

Clapham - From 21:00 on Saturday until 01:00 on Sunday and 21:00 on Sunday until 01:00 on Monday, Nightingale Lane will be closed in both directions for an event. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

Stratford - Between 13:00 and 17:30 on Saturday, certain roads in and around Stratford will be closed at times, including Westfield Avenue, Montfichet Road and Pool Street. Other roads in and around Stratford will be busier than usual. This is due to an event. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

West London - From 14:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Tuesday road closures will be in place for the Notting Hill Carnival. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination. For more information, including a list of road closures, please visit tfl.gov.uk/notting-hill

Hammersmith - Until early September, there will be various closures and restrictions on Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith Broadway and Shepherd's Bush Road for carriageway resurfacing works. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

Central London - Until late September, there will be no entry to Northumberland Avenue from Victoria Embankment. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

East London - Until mid-December, lane closures will be in place in both directions on A118 High Street at the junction of Sugar House Lane between 10:00 and 15:30 and 19:30 until 07:00 each day. This is for junction maintenance work. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

Streatham - From Tuesday 1 September until mid-February 2016, there will be lane restrictions in both directions on Streatham High Road between Woodbourne Avenue and Leigham Court Road for pavement maintenance work. Buses may be diverted or stop short of their destination.

To check whether your bus is affected this weekend, please click here





Roads


Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Woodford - From 22:00 on Friday 28 August to 05:00 on Monday 31 August, the slip road between the A406 North Circular northbound and the M11 will be closed to allow for strengthening works to be carried out on the Nightingale Bridge. This is part of the Road Modernisation Plan.

Clapham - From 21:00 on Saturday until 01:00 on Sunday and 21:00 on Sunday until 01:00 on Monday, Nightingale Lane will be closed in both directions for an event.

Stratford - Between 13:00 and 17:30 on Saturday, certain roads in and around Stratford will be closed at times, including Westfield Avenue, Montfichet Road and Pool Street. Other roads in and around Stratford will be busier than usual. This is due to an event.

West London - From 14:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Tuesday road closures will be in place for the Notting Hill Carnival. For more information, including a list of road closures, please visittfl.gov.uk/notting-hill

Hammersmith - Until early September, there will be various closures and restrictions on Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith Broadway and Shepherd's Bush Road for carriageway resurfacing works.

Central London - Until late September, there will be no entry to Northumberland Avenue from Victoria Embankment.

East London - Until mid-December, lane closures will be in place in both directions on A118 High Street at the junction of Sugar House Lane between 10:00 and 15:30 and 19:30 until 07:00 each day. This is for junction maintenance work.

Streatham - From Tuesday 1 September until mid-February 2016, there will be lane restrictions in both directions on Streatham High Road between Woodbourne Avenue and Leigham Court Road for pavement maintenance work.

For the latest status update on road travel this weekend, please click here





Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are out of service this weekend:
 Bruton Street, for electricity work
 South Quay West, New Cavendish Street and Breams Buildings, Holborn, for construction work
 
A number of docking stations are out of service due to the Notting Hill Carnival. A full list is available here at tfl.gov.uk/notting-hill

For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here





National Rail London Terminals


If you are planning to travel by rail this weekend, please check before you travel as Network Rail will be carrying out improvements as part of its railway upgrade plan.
To plan ahead, please visit your train operator’s website or www.nationalrail.co.uk/august
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Craft Kitchen Starter, Burger, Side Dish, and Glass of Wine or Pint of Beer Each for Two (£19) or Four (£38)

Clapham is stuffed to bursting with great places to eat, so how do you choose where to go? How about a neighbourhood restaurant serving locally-sourced produce; with a quirky, cosy exterior and patio area; and a fabulous offer on food? If all that tickles your fancy, then a meal at Craft Kitchen might be exactly what you're looking for.
• For £19 (a 59.40 value) enjoy a starterburgerside dish, and glass of wine or pint of beer each for two people.
• For £38 (a £118.80 value) receive the meal for four.
• You could start off with whole tiger prawns, char-grilled halloumi, or a smoked salmon salad.
• Prepare to get your hands dirty with a classic burger, made with course-ground steak and served in a brioche bun, or add Red Leicester cheese and bacon for the restaurant's signature Craft Burger.
• Beef isn't the only way to make a burger -- try marinated, corn-fed chicken; slow-cooked pulled pork; or the vegetarian Garden Burger with carrot, coriander, and cashew nuts.
• On the side you could have triple-cooked chips with rosemary salt; cheesy chips; or onion rings -- or be good with a side salad or seasonal vegetables.
• A 250ml glass of red, white, or rosé wine, or a pint of craft beer, compliments the meal perfectly.
• Find this jewel in Clapham's crown on Abbeville Road.
Two-Course Burger Meal with Wine for Two