The Grand feed me – Little Shop of Horrors

I had the privilege of attending The Grand along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to watch the classic movie Little Shop of Horrors.

The Grand

The Grand was established in 1900. Launched originally as a music hall, since then it has held a number of different events from cinema screenings, shows, bingo and even a nightclub. However The Grand has always remained true to it’s original aim to entertain.

Back in the day The Grand quickly established itself as one of London’s premier venues, attracting all sorts of stars from Marie Lloyd to young Charlie Chaplin. Continue reading

Feminism rules – An Evening of Meat

I went along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London to experience one of The Vaults latest show An Evening of Meat.

The Vaults

If you don’t know much about The Vaults it is a disused railway under the arches of Waterloo Station in London.  The Vaults are the home for immersive theatre and alternative arts. Their mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.

An Evening of Meat at The Vaults

An Evening of Meat is an immersive theatre and dining experience from all-female creative collective, I AM. We’ve all heard the expression ‘she was treated like a piece of meat’ well this show is about showing and exploring the female form, power and strength as we are not all ‘pieces of meat’.  Feminist performers take the artistic show to a new level. Continue reading

Pedalling and pedalling – PediBus London

Me and other members of Love Pop Ups London rode the PediBus London for an hour around the streets of London.

PediBus London

PediBus is basically a very large tandem bicycle but instead very wide and long which can hold not two people but in fact thirteen people in total with eight people sitting/cycling, four VIP standing passengers and a member of staff to steer.  With a member of staff steering everyone can the sit back and relax, sorry I mean get on pedalling, having fun and drinking.  Yes, that’s right drinking you can take drinks on board and alcohol. You can even play your own music on board. Continue reading

Got to get your sausage when you can – Miss Nightingale 2018

Matthew Bugg’s wartime musical Miss Nightingale returns to London this year at The Hippodrome Casino which is the UK’s largest and most popular casino and entertainment venue in London which is located in Leicester Square.

The Hippodrome presents Miss Nightingale

The Hippodrome is a lavish popular casino which has three casino floors, a top class steak restaurant, six bars and a 180-seat theatre. It’s the biggest licensed premises in the West End and has presented some of the world’s biggest musical theatre, dance, comedy and rock performers from Julie Andrews to Prince.
Now performing hitting the spotlight the fabulous Miss Nightingale.

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Escape room recommendations

Escape rooms have become more and more popular and elaborate with some bordering nearly on the immersive side. If you love solving puzzles and cracking clues then Escape rooms are certainly a unique fun thing to do with friends & family or even work colleagues for a social team building challenge. For those that have done escape rooms you will all know that they are very unique and challenging in their own rights.  If you have never done one I highly recommend you do so.

Still asking why play an escape room?

Well if you was like me when I was growing up I used to watch a 90’s television game show called The Crystal Maze and it involved lots of puzzles and challenges all to be done within a set time frame. I love puzzles and challenges so I always wanted to appear on it and be one of those contestants.  Plus I had a crush on Richard O’Brien. Alas though unfortunately I never did get the opportunity to play or appear on The Crystal Maze. However no fear as Crystal Maze is very much like an escape room but instead of playing in a room by yourself with your team mates shouting at you through a window with an escape room you can all play together at the same time. Continue reading

A look back at March 2018 – Community fun

This article is a look back at the amazing experiences which various community members of Love Pop Ups London enjoyed and helped spread the word about during March 2018.

March 2018 a look back

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No bears allowed – Escape London: The Cabin

Escape London has two locations one in Shadwell and their other in Shepherds Bush. I went along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London to play Escape London’s latest escape room The Cabin which has only been open for three days.

Escape London

Entering Escape London their is a large enough space to wait if you are early and plenty of various puzzles to play with such as the Rubix Cube. So if you are waiting for friends, family or colleagues you won’t be bored. There is also some lockers to store your coats and bags. Continue reading

Who cannot be trusted – Inkwell Investigations

Inkwell Investigations is a game of murder mystery with puzzles to solve and friends betraying each other with many hidden agendas and secrets. The big question is who cannot be trusted in your group and who is the murderer?

Inkwell Investigations

Which character will you play?

After booking your game online with Inkwell Investigations you will receive a secret email from one of the Inkwell Family giving you instructions on where to go and what you will need for your investigation. Along with a list of characters which you can choose from. There are eight characters in total one being a gambler, party animal, Lady/Lord of the Manor, an adventurer, lecturer, priest, researcher and a doctor. So each can all decide beforehand who wants to be who. With all the characters being so different there was one to fit each of our personalities quite well. Plus If you like you could always dress up as your character to give the whole game an extra element of role play. However bear in mind this is an outdoor game set in a park so you might get a few funny looks from passers by. Continue reading

Risk it or not? – Exit Productions: Revolution

Exit Productions limited brings Revolution to the Vaults in Waterloo.  Part game and part immersive theatre this show allows audiences to experience the pressures of leadership, and making political decisions.

Exit Productions: Revolution

Which faction will be end up in?

Firstly upon entering the damp cold Vaults you are presented a choice strong, freedom or principal? Depending which answer you give will determine which faction you go into.

I was taken aside and asked to whisper my choice.  I chose principal as I feel principals are important. However the other members of Love Pop ups London whom I went with chose freedom so I was split from them but never less I am sticking to my principals and sticking within my group. I have principals after all.  I was given an orange bandanna to wear. Continue reading

What happened to Lavinia? – Modern Fables

Arriving at South Bermondsey the first challenge was to find Modern Fables.  Hidden away behind the backstreets and dark poorly lit alleys of South London we all eventually found the warehouse in where Modern Fables resided.  By this point I was already a little scared and tensed out.

Modern Fables

Before the adventure

Upon discovering Modern Fables and entering the warehouse I noticed at the end of the corridor was a projection screen showing old black and white very bizarre eccentric film clips. Here are a few which were shown. Continue reading

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