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London Craft Beer Festival at the Oval Space – 14th to 17th August 2014

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OVAL SPACE, 29-32 THE OVAL, LONDON, E2 9DT

One of the great London success stories in recent years is the growth of microbreweries producing a variety of beers.

To celebrate that success, many of those breweries will be attending the London Craft Beer Festival held at the Oval Space in Bethnal Green.

The main ethos underlying Craft Beer is flavour and quality, therefore the 24 breweries attending will be showcasing their best beers they brew.

Well known UK Brewers, The Kernel Brewery, Thornbridge,  Redemption and famous Craft Beer pioneers Sierra Nevada are just a few of the breweries represented.

All Inclusive Tickets are  £35 and includes the following:
Entry to the Event – all the breweries, the food market and the terraces for the session
 Lots of Great Beer  – You’ll get to try unlimited small pours (90ml tasters) of whatever you like form whichever brewer you choose.
You’ll also get 4 big pours (1/3 pints) of your choosing too, another 3rd pint
And the opportunity to buy more from the Bottle Shop can and bottle bar
Access to our festival will also get you access to the Flanders Festival, in the Pickle Factory opposite Oval Space, where you’re welcome to enjoy the amazing beers they’ve brought over from Flanders. So that’s another 4 x 3rds. So much great beer to enjoy!

 Access to the brewers, brewery teams, beers from around the world, different types of beer
A London Craft Beer Festival branded glass
Festival Programme – with tasting notes and information on each brewery
5 hours of enjoying great beer, great music and our lovely terraces
Perhaps unlike other Beer Festivals, the Food is high quality using well known producers like Ginger Pig.

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Music is taken seriously with a number of bands and DJs providing the soundtrack to enjoy on the large terraces.

SESSION TIMINGS FOR TICKETS

Tickets are for each session…

THURSDAY 18:00 – 23:00 – LAUNCH NIGHT

FRIDAY 12:00: 17:00 – FRIENDS & PRESS

FRIDAY 19:00 – 00:00 – END OF THE WEEK

SATURDAY 12:00 – 17:00 – SATURDAY SOCIAL

SATURDAY 19:00 – 00:00 – BIG NIGHT OUT

SUNDAY 13:00 – 20:00 – SUNDAY FUNDAY

For more information visit the London Craft Beer Festival website here

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Great British Beer Festival at Olympia 12th – 16th August 2014

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Location – Olympia London Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX

August sees the return of the ever popular Great British Beer Festival  at the Olympia exhibition centre.

Over 50,000 people  usually  attend the event, and this year they will be spoilt for choice with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers available to taste.

It is easily the UK’s biggest beer festival , but it is not quantity but quality that appeal to many of the drinkers who will find some old favourites and new beers to tempt them.

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The Beer festival takes place across two halls; the Olympia Grand and the Olympia National. Each hall will have a number of bars serving real ale from hundreds of breweries of all shapes and sizes across the UK, as well as brewery bars where you can try both well-known brews and limited edition beers from some of the UK’s biggest and best real ale brewers. As well as that there’ll be some fantastic international draught and bottled beers from the likes of Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, and the always  popular American Cask bar. Both halls will have large seating areas with food and merchandise stalls.
Festival Opening Times:

12th August – 12 noon-5pm (Trade Session),

12th August – 5pm-10:30pm

13th August – 12 noon-10:30pm

14th August – 12 noon-10:30pm,

15th August – 12 noon-10:30pm

16th August – 11am-7:00pm

 Tickets are available  for each full day  or you can buy a ‘season tickets’ , for more information go to the Great British Beer Festival Website here

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Eid Mubarak 2014 in Trafalgar Square – August 2nd

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Saturday sees the return of the Eid Festival, all visitors are welcome to a series of events to mark the end of Ramadan.

Highlights include a food festival where you can sample a host of delicious cuisines from across the world. There’ll be Malaysian, Turkish, South Asian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Indonesian, Arabic and more.

You can also enjoy live music and performances, while there’s also a range of fun activities for children to try like face-painting, henna, calligraphy and sports.

Malaysia Kitchen (Martrade) will be offering a feast of Malaysian cuisines from their finest restaurants. A famous Malaysian chef will be doing cooking demonstrations using Malaysian ingredients .

The stage programme will be presented by Zee TV’s Asad Shan. There’ll be entertainment for the whole family, including live performances from Zee TV artists Shehnaz Akhtar, runner-up winner of Zee TV’s popular singing talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and also singer and performer, Tariq Khan.

There will be souk bazaar with fashions from South Asia, Dubai, Oman, Morocco, Turkey and Indonesia amongst others.

The Iraqi Cultural Centre will be promoting Iraqi art, crafts and culture, with a popular calligraphy artist to scroll names into Arabic on paper as gifts.

The Café on the Square will be serving a special celebratory Eid ‘High Tea’ with Indian and Middle Eastern savouries and desserts, plus a choice of speciality teas for the occasion, including Masala tea and Mint tea.

For more information  visit the Mayor of London Website here

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev : Solo for Two at the Coliseum, 6th – 9 August 2014

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev have thrilled audiences around the world, whether performing together or as soloists. The Coliseum presents welcome  return of renown dancers  Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev for a limited engagement of four performances in a spectacular programme titled Solo for Two.

The evening’s opening is a new piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, drawing on two previous pas de deux, In Memoriam and Mea Culpa, entitled Mercy. It is set to music by Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein, and accompanied by members of Akadêmia from France, conducted by Françoise Lasserre. Mercy is followed by Passo by Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, and danced to music by British electronic music duo Autechre with English traditional folk music. The evening concludes with Facada by Arthur Pita, adapted specially for Natalia and Ivan, from his original piece God’s Garden. Original music by Frank Moon, Phil King and Portuguese traditional fado will be played live by Frank Moon.

For more information and to book tickets , visit the ENO website here

 

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All you need to know about the Prudential RideLondon Weekend 9th and 10th August

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After the 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France successes of Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, interest in Cycling in Britain as never been higher.
With London featuring in this year’s Tour de France,it is now time for everyone to enjoy cycling on a 10 mile traffic free route in Central London.
The FreeCycle is just one part of a massive weekend of Cycling in the capital, there is also the Grand Prix which features races in St James Park.
On Sunday there is London-Surrey 100 race for non professionals before London-Surrey 100 Classic for the professionals. There is also a Handcycle classic and at ExCel there is the RideLondon Cycling Show.

Most of the events are Free and there will be plenty of music and entertainment along the way, to prepare for the day here are a few more details.

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Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle

Saturday 9 August 2014

This summer’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle on Saturday 9 August offers an opportunity to get the whole family together to experience the fun and freedom of cycling around an 10-mile traffic-free route in central London. The route features many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace in the west to the Tower of London in the east via the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s.
Explore Routes have been added to the route in the City of London within the existing road-closure zone to enable participants to discover the secrets of the City on traffic-free roads
The event will open with an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest bike bell ensemble. The call is out to recruit 600 cyclists to join the Prudential RideLondon Bike Bell Orchestra in the world premiere of a new composition in Guildhall Yard at 09:00 on Saturday 9 August
Guildhall Yard and Leadenhall Market join Green Park, Tower Hill and St Paul’s Churchyard as official Festival Zones. A wide range of bike-based entertainment and activities will take place at each site during the day.
There will be music and entertainment all along the route with music zones, music bikes, bands on bikes, stilt bicycles, Penny Farthings, stagecoaches and rickshaws, with bike doctors on hand in case of any technical problems.
Each Festival Zone will have cycle parking for participants to leave their bikes while they enjoy the free entertainment on offer.

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Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix

Saturday 9 August 2014

The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix is a series of criterium races taking place in St James’s Park in central London on the evening of Saturday 9 August. The event will offer cycling fans the chance to see the world’s best pro women battle it out before two youth races showcase the Olympic cyclists of the future.

The Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix races will also showcase Britain’s next generation of Olympic cyclists in two youth races. Each of the British Cycling regions has been invited to enter a team of girls and a team of boys to give the cycling stars of the future the opportunity to perform on this amazing stage.

Timetable for Saturday 9 August 2014

09:00 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Route and Festival Zones open

11:30 Busy period starts

12:00-14:00 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle route expected to be at its busiest

16:00 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle route closes and roads reopen to traffic

17:00 Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix criterium races around St James’s Park begin

19:30 Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix finishes
Aim to arrive early to make the most of the quiet traffic-free streets. If you’re planning to ride with a young family, avoid the afternoon as the route will be at its busiest between 12:00 and 14:00 and will reopen to traffic at 16:00. Aim to cycle the route in the morning and you’ll be able to take your time and take in the sights.

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Sunday 10 August 2014

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

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Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Sunday 10 August 2014

Discover the drama of professional bike racing as 150 of the world’s top cyclists from 25 teams descend on the capital to compete in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

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Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic

Sunday 10 August 2014

Featuring a new format in 2014, the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic will see a field of up to 50 of the world’s top handcyclists race from Kingston upon Thames to central London on the morning of Sunday 10 August.

Sunday 10 August

Prudential RideLondon Programme
06:00 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 first riders depart Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
08:30 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 last riders depart Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
08:30 Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic starts in Kingston
10:00 First riders in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 expected to finish on The Mall
13:00 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
17.00 Last riders in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 to finish on The Mall
17:45 Winner of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic expected to finish on The Mall

Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show

With a theme of ‘inspiration’, the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show will connect and inspire cyclists and would-be riders of all ages and abilities.
The Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show will feature a vast selection of manufacturers, international races, charities, magazines and medical companies under one roof, so if you’re planning to visit the show, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to look around.

Opening Times
The 2014 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show will be open on the follow days and times:

Thursday 7 August 10:00-20:00
Friday 8 August   10:00-20:00
Saturday 9 August   09:00-17:00

The Venue

The Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show will be held at ExCeL London, with easy access from Custom House Station on the Docklands Light Railway. The show will attract 45,000 visitors over its three days. With 10,000 visitors each weekday and 25,000 on Saturday, you may want to consider visiting in the week to avoid the crowds on Saturday. If you have to come on Saturday, before 11:00 is the quietest time.

If you would like further information visit the RideLondon website here

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London Triathlon – ExCel London , 2nd and 3rd August 2014

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The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest  triathlon, each year welcoming over 13,000 triathletes of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run around the spectacular London route.

Distances range from Super Sprint to Olympic Plus cater for beginners and elite professionals who enjoy the world of Triathlon.

With the race concentrated around  ExCeL Centre, the London Triathlon tries to promote a hugely spectator friendly event. The transition area and finish line are actually inside the ExCeL Centre and are both fantastic areas to catch a glimpse of those you are cheering on!

With a number of facilities easily available within a huge complex it means that competitors and spectators can relax and enjoy the spectacle.

Here are some tips about where to watch the action.

Bike

 Spectators will get a good view of the bike section from the west entrance of ExCeL (before the multi storey car park). Both the walkways from the DLR at Custom House Station and Prince Regent Station to ExCeL or from under the Fox pub at ground level are also great viewing points.

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Run

The run course can be viewed anywhere outside the east of ExCeL as the route stretches along the north edge of the dock. The run route also loops through the Expo so you can also see the runners from inside the ExCeL Centre.
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Swim

The swim area can be viewed from the Dockside which can be accessed from either side of ExCeL.  We will build a pedestrian bridge on the east side of ExCeL so friends and family can watch you from almost anywhere on the dock front.

The London Triathlon Expo takes place in the ExCeL Centre over the course of the event weekend, giving participants and spectators the opportunity to trial and buy a range of different products from the large array of brands exhibiting their products.

Whether you want to relax with a coffee in the café, listen to triathlon experts, purchase the newest products on the market, get expert nutritional advice or watch the elite winners award presentation it is available in the Expo .

For more information visit the London Triathlon website here

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FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium – August 10th 2014

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The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is English football’s annual match contested between the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium. If the Premier League champions also won the FA Cup then the league runners-up provide the opposition.

The origins of the Community Shield go back to 1889, however it was previously known as the Charity Shield between 1908 and 2002. It has undergone a number of change of formats in that time, but since the 1970s has generally been a match between the winners of the League and the FA Cup winners.

The match organised by the Football Association uses the proceeds from the game to distributed to community-based initiatives and charities around the country. Revenue from the gate receipts and match programme sales is distributed to the 124 clubs who competed in The FA Cup from the First Round onwards, for onward distribution to charities and projects of their choice, while the remainder is distributed to the FA’s national charity partners.

Played before the start of the season it is usually popular with fans and when the top teams play it can be very difficult to obtain tickets.

This year’s Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester City will create a lot of interest and the allocation of only 26,000 tickets to each team will be wholly insufficient to cope with the demand.

To find out more visit the Wembley website here

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