Happy Monday .....
What a beautiful day today. I hope that you all had a lovely weekend.
Yes I am talking about the weekend already. It is a Bank Holiday and the Notting Hill Carnival. I am sure that it will be on ever ones mind. Three days off!!!! Lets hope that the weather holds for the weekend that we are due to have this week.
Surfing around the internet I have found some great events that are happening and thanks to the Evening Standard I have popped them in below. I am sure that you will enjoy some of the parties that will be happening.
Have a great Monday.
Miss Jones xx
Standard Place Third Birthday
East London TBC, Fri Aug 23
Standard Place, the regular London party of "DJ's DJ" Oneman and his friends, turns three this weekend. There's not much change for their birthday celebration — Oneman and regulars Reecha, Asbo and Jon Rust will all be getting behind the decks, alongside Darkstar. But they have enlisted one high profile friend to pop the champagne with them — The xx beats maker and remix master Jamie xx.
East London TBC, 11pm-6am, £15, facebook.com/standardplace
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, Fri Aug 23
If you're looking for some far-out entertainment, head to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club where cabaret queen Marisa Carnesky will be presenting the graduating class of her week-long 'Carnesky Finishing School'. Established and emerging artists and performers will be presenting new acts developed during the week. Afterwards there's a bank holiday Friday freak-out so you can practise your dance moves.
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, E2 6NB, 8pm-2am, £5, workersplaytime.net
Daresbury Estate, Aug 23-25
If you fancy a trip out of town this weekend, head to Cheshire for the UK’s biggest electronic music festival. 60,000 ravers will party to performances from some of dance music’s biggest artists, including The Prodigy, David Guetta, Tiësto and Sub Focus, as well as debut sets from up-and-coming bands and DJs. This outdoor event will aim to squeeze every last drop out of your three-day weekend.
Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, WA4 4AR, Fri 6-11pm, Sat 12pm-4.30am, Sun 10am-1.30am, ticket prices vary, creamfields.com
Explosive sounds: Creamfields, the UK’s biggest electronic music festival, will see 60,000 ravers party all weekend (Picture: Nathan Damour)
South West Four
Clapham Common, Aug 24-25 A reliable fixture on London’s clubbing calendar, this seriously large dance music festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with a line-up that includes DJs and musicians Example, Knife Party, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Groove Armada and Eric Prydz. The tickets are officially sold out, but if you really want to go, there's bound to be a way... Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE, Sat 12-10.30pm, Sun 12-10pm, sold out, southwestfour.com
House of Disco Day & Night Party
Oval Space, Sat Aug 24
Who says you have to wait till dark to unleash your inner party animal? House of Disco’s once-a-year warehouse party will kick off with a barbecue and cocktails on the terrace until 9pm when the night party will commence inside. Disco legend Greg Wilson will be joined by an array of talent, including Space Dimension Controller, who will perform a disco-orientated set, and there will be live performances from Session Victim and Satin Jackets.
Oval Space, 32 The Oval, E2 9DT, 2pm-6am, from £12.50, ovalspace.co.uk
XOYO, Sat Aug 24
One of London's premier hip hop nights Livin' Proof has enlisted a big name from across the pond to get the temperature rising at its Carnival warm-up party — producer Just Blaze. Famed for his soul samples, the New Jersey native has worked with heavyweights including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. It's not often you get to see such a master beat-maker perform in the UK so make sure you don't miss this chance.
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC1A 4AP, 9pm-4am, £12.50, xoyo.co.uk
Electric Brixton, Sat Aug 24
Some of last year's most exciting parties were part of The Hydra series, nights put on by promoters Broken & Uneven and Electric Minds, bringing some of the best underground house and techno to warehouse locations across London. For the first in their new series they're taking over Brixton's recently re-vamped Electric for 12 hours of Detroit techno from label and club night Blueprint. The highlight is due to be a rare live set from seminal Motor City outfit Underground Resistance who'll be presenting their Timeline project.
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ, 10pm-10am, £20, electricminds.co.uk
Warehouse LDN, Sat Aug 24
If you fancy a proper warehouse rave this bank holiday, head north to the lawless outskirts of Edmonton, where you can catch deep house legend Kerri Chandler. The Madhouse and Madtech Records boss will be playing a special extended four-hour set, no sweat for a man credited as one of the inventors of deep house and with over 20 years DJing experience under his belt. Also on the line-up are Madtech rising stars Voyeurs, while boutique party Bad Apple will be taking care of room two.
Warehouse LDN, Hastingwood Trading Estate, 35 Harbet Road, N18 3HT, 10pm-5am, £10, warehouseldn.co.uk
Dalston Roof Park Summer Party
Dalston Roof Park, Sat Aug 24
Lifestyle blog London On The Inside heads to the roof to celebrate the bank holiday weekend in style, here teaming up with club night Cherry Cola to bring cocktails, beers, live music and all-day DJs playing everything from classic rock’n'roll hits right through to indie and alternative gems. And band Men's Adventure will be performing their surf, Western and psychedelic rock.
Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL, 3pm-12am, £5, dalstonroofpark.co.uk
Take it outside: South West Four brings dance music to Clapham Common, with Example, Groove Armada and many more
Secretsundaze x Go Bang!
Studio 338/The Coronet Theatre, Sun Aug 25
Secretsundaze’s mini-festival will bring you an epic day and night experience. This two-part house and techno event has a broad and diverse lineup that features the headlining double-act of Detroit pioneer Juan Atkins and Germany’s eminent electronic producer Moritz von Oswald in their only 2013 London show. Fresh talent on the supporting the bill will include New York producer DJ Qu and Detroit DJ and producer Omar S. The festival will take over the terrace at Studio 338 for the day and move over to The Coronet Theatre by night.
Studio 338, 338 Boord Street, SE10 0PF, 2-10.30pm, from £12.50; The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ, 10pm-7am, from £14.50, secretsundaze.net
The Book Club, Sun Aug 25
The nautical-themed third instalment of this annual festival promises fish and chips, a surf simulator, and a slow-motion Baywatch running competition – all in the conspicuously beach-less outskirts of zone 1. There's also live music from legendary disco band Odyssey and Prince tribute act Princeless, and an underground party with To The Lazer Caves. It’s free, but get your wristbands early.
The Book Club, Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH, 12-8pm, free, wearetbc.com
Smartie Partie Boat Party
The Golden Sunrise Boat, Sun Aug 25
Two floors of house and tech house for daytime dancing, pub-priced drinks and stunning Thames views: what more could you wish for? A free after party, that's what.
The Golden Sunrise Boat, Tower Millenium Pier, EC3N 4DT, 1.30-9.30pm, £25, smartiepartie.com
Gilles Peterson... Up on the Roof
The Lambeth, Sun Aug 25
World music champion and Brownswood Records boss Gilles Peterson brings his eclectic record bag to Brixton for The Lambeth's regular Sunday terrace party. Expect African oddities, South American soul and plenty more from this 6 Music legend. Downstairs in the club, Get Diverted are on hosting duties, and they've enlisted soul-sampling house producer Elijah Collins.
The Lambeth, 467-469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH, 2pm-4am, £10, facebook.com/brixtonupontheroof
Dollop + Swamp81
Heaven, Sun Aug 25
Veteran house promoter Dollop teams up with cutting edge underground label Swamp81 for a Carnival knees up with an absolutely mouth-watering line-up of artists who have pioneered the dark, urban sound synonymous with Swamp81. On the bill are genre-bending DJ Jackmaster, drum 'n' bass pioneer Zed Bias, dubstep wild child Mala, minimal beatmaker Mickey Pearce, tech veteran Boddika and many more.
Heaven, 11 The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG, 10pm-6am, £17.50, swamp81.com
Cruise and booze: Smartie Partie Boat Party
Melt Music #12
Westbourne Studios, Mon Aug 26
Promoter Melt is promising to bring the bank holiday weekend to an end with a bang, offering little information other than there will be a big surprise live headliner alongside Melt special guests. Expect house and surprises.
Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ, 5pm-12am, £15, facebook.com/MeltMusicLondon