Would you pay £1000 to get married on the South Bank?

Because you can. Soon. To celebrate the year in which same sex marriage became legal, the Southbank Centre has created a Big Wedding Weekend (Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 August), as part of their Festival of Love!

 

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All couples, gay or straight, young or old, are invited to marry or renew their vows on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall, with its world famous organ, followed by bubbly, all day dance and entertainment, an optional wedding buffet and the opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy the wonderful riverside setting at Southbank Centre.

 

This is how it works:

There will be six ceremonies over the weekend – Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 August. Saturday will have ceremonies at 11am, 1.15pm (SOLD OUT) and 3.30pm (SOLD OUT) and 5.45pm. Sunday will have ceremonies at 1.15pm and 3.30pm.
Each ceremony will last for 90 minutes and comprise of 20 couples who will all declare their vows separately in front of their family, guests and registrars.

This is followed by music, dancing and entertainment for the rest of the day and evening.

 

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There are two packages to choose from:

 

Package One – £1000

  • A 90-minute ceremony with choirs, fanfares and live music on the Royal Festival Hall stage
  • A glass of  bubbly for all your guests
  • Registrar
  • Photographs with stunning backdrops
  • 2 bouquets of flowers
  • Day-time and evening  activities
  • Riverside location
  • 40 guests

 

Package Two – £2000

  • A 90-minute ceremony with choirs, fanfares and live music on the Royal Festival Hall stage
  • A glass of  bubbly  for all your guests
  • Wedding buffet  (This is a cold tapas menu and a dessert and doesn’t include drink. Please see the Wedding Menu.)
  • Registrar
  • Photographs with stunning backdrops
  • 2 bouquets of flowers
  • Day-time and evening  activities
  • Riverside location
  • 40 guests

 

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Book your wedding via weddings@southbankcentre.co.uk, go on!

 

 

About the Festival of Love:
Saturday 28 June 2014 – Sunday 31 August 2014

 

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Over two months, Southbank Centre brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to create its Festival of Love. The festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently-themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. The Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks.

30 August – 31 August: Hackney Flea Market Goes DIY

The monthly Hackney Flea Market gets a DIY twist this month – independent creatives and vintage market stall holders are getting together in Stoke Newington to sell you their fine creations!

 

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Everything will have a DIY Art theme, and there’ll be over 60 hand-picked independent creatives and makers, small press publishers, photographers, illustrators, DIY wear & goods makers, printers, textilers, record labels, comic folk, bookmakers, zinesters, screen printers, ceramicists, all exhibiting, and peddling their wares at some very reasonable prices!

 

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There’ll also be DJs and BAKED GOODS.

 

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Exhibitors include:

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http://www.mpawson.demon.co.uk/

http://marcelinaamelia.ownlog.com/

www.wobblyrock.com

http://www.bellykids.co.uk/

http://www.eyeballcomix.co.uk/

http://hannahprebble.tumblr.com/

http://instagram.com/duvetdaysclothing

http://www.ampleplay.co.uk/index.php

www.sabbakhan.com

http://ziebo.tumblr.com/

http://www.cobywalsh.co.uk/

http://www.sambaldwinillustration.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/wellwellgoodgood

http://elliotttees.tumblr.com/

http://www.kimberleyfountain.co.uk/

http://society6.com/farfaning

http://www.joeyfourr.co.uk/

http://www.belsartworld.com/index.html

http://www.mariannamadriz.com/

http://allieoldfield.com/work/4577992317

http://cargocollective.com/georgiasawersillustration

http://www.hannahhillart.com/

http://garethbrookes.tumblr.com/

http://www.lessthanfivehundred.com/

www.averyhillpublishing.com

http://www.chloenorthillustration.com/

http://tinypencil.com/

http://instagram.com/davidgeeillustrations

http://felinevomitus.com/

http://www.querstret.co.uk/comics/4578765697

http://www.elenikalorkoti.com/

http://james-burgess.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/foxandberry

http://www.promises-promises.co.uk/

http://www.oliviabishop.com/

http://www.indestructibleenergy.com/

http://melonshrub.com/

http://www.janeillustration.co.uk/

http://design.tribambuka.co.uk/

http://www.misterpeebles.co.uk/

http://www.your-ad-here.co.uk/businesses/pixel-press

http://www.kymfitzart.co.uk/

http://sophiebarras.com/wordpress/category/illustration/

http://retromaps.tumblr.com/

http://annalieart.tumblr.com/

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PrettyPaperDreams

http://cargocollective.com/wolfmask/Illustration

Louise Kyme

Faith Taylor

 

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When?

30 August – 31 August

30 August at 11:00 to 31 August at 18:00

 

Where?

73a Stoke Newington Church Street,

London
N16 0AS

Churn2′s Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Pop-up at Somerset House

This summer Churn2, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is setting up in a shipping container at Somerset House to serve MAGICAL LIQUID NITROGEN ICE CREAM.

 

Churn2 is the world’s first mobile liquid nitrogen ice cream shop from American entrepreneur Ash Chan. Ash, who can only be described as a sort of ice cream wizard man, uses the cryogenic freezing process to create amazing ice creams which are much denser, smoother and creamier than your regular ice creams. And yes I’m pretty sure cryogenic freezing is the same thing they use for some dead folk, but don’t let THAT put you off.

 

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The flash-frozen ice cream is available in small (£2.50) or regular (£3.70) and uses fresh ingredients to create a weekly changing menu of two options.

 

Flavour combinations include:

  • Strawberry cheesecake
  • Lemon and basil
  • Chocolate coconut

 

Crossing the Atlantic for the first time from its Boston home, the modified shipping container will arrive in all its striking orange detailed glory. The container will open up at the front to reveal a serving hatch lined with three nitro mixers, which emit a theatrical smoky vapour while your ice cream is made. The process eliminates the use of heavy duty freezers making the container an environmentally friendly addition to the London food truck scene.

 

The iconic courtyard of Somerset House will be home to the ice cream pop up throughout the summer.

 

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When?

11am – 6pm on weekdays and 11am – 7pm on weekends, until 31st August.

 

Plus:

Churn2 will extend its opening hours to 8.30pm during Somerset House’s summer evening events programme, which include the Film4 Summer Screen, during which a special POPCORN flavoured ice cream will be served. That’s exciting, don’t you think?

 

Where?

The Edmond J. Safra Court,
Somerset House,
Strand,
WC2R 1LA

Tonight: The Launch of Carnival Del Kerb

Kerb’s bringing the zing and the hurgh back to Friday nights with a brand new event – Carnival Del Kerb. The new night market takes place at The Paperworks, 48-50 Newington Causeway in the heart of grisly Elephant & Castle.

 

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What is it? 

There’ll be Kerb’s spiciest traders, brilliant music collaborations and a load of South London drink choices.

 

Think Herne Hill hero, Baba G, doing his Biryani Bar, street food’s magic man (and of nomadic status), Angus of The Everybody Love Love Jhal Muri Express, pedalling the Kolkata zing or Kimchinary adding an extra K-Town kick to those famous burritos.

 

Also ready to sizzle is new trader BBQ DREAMZ and his fearless Fillipino BBQ, South Norwood-er, Pitmaster G of Miss P’s Barbecue firing up his #BadBoyBeefRibs and our first ever jerk trader to hit the KERB. It’s taken a while but we’ve finally found the one that works a scotch bonnet like no one else – introducing Boxed Freshstraight out of Croydon and with jerk pork galore, done on the drum.

 

Then it’s Sri Lankan heat from Kothu Kothu and family, Vietnamese twists from Bill or Beak and London’s most tropical doughnuts brought to you by the always inventive You Doughnut  girls.

 

If this isn’t making your face sweat then try the sauces on the counter of Vinn Goute‘s mobile creole kitchen – or taste how far award-winning Crabbie Shack has ramped up the heat on his soft-shell crab burgers. And at the back there, turning to his favourite repose of rogue, is the old KERB does Peckham mucker, Fleisch Mob with his flame-cooked menu: shoulder of pork, sea bream, chuck-eye steak. (Stray beyond him to the apex of The Paperworks and you’re in for an edenic treat, FYI).

 

Then if you just need to sit the hell down with a drink and some tapas, there is no one better suited than the Donostia Social Club and his pintxos bar on wheels for making this happen.

 
The music:

To warm everyone up for Carnival weekend and Carnival del KERB, it’s Love Glove and their attic full of 45s – disco, funk, motown, reggae.

 

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The drinks: 

Four bars serving cocktails, London beers, wine, prosecco, shots – all designed to help you eat and then dance better.

 

When? 

Starts Friday 22nd August then the following three Fridays – 5pm-11pm

 

FREE ENTRY! Bring cash for food. Bars take cards.

Today – Sat 23rd Aug: Free Savoury Ice Cream in Soho

London is bored of delicious ice cream, apparently. That’s why Jacobs (of cream cracker fame) have come up with a novel idea – a savoury ice cream parlour.

 

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That’s right, a whole ice cream parlour stocked exclusively with savoury ice cream. This three day pop-up parlour will include all the favourite Jacobs flavours (twiglets, mini cheddars etc) but in icy, melty form. There’ll also be ‘Blue Cheese & Crackers’ and ‘A Pint of Ale & a Packet of Twiglets’.

 

Are you brave enough?

 

P.S. It’s free. Tweet your pics with #snackhappy.

 

When:

Thurs 21st Aug, 7pm – 9pm,

Fri 22 Aug – Sat 23rd Aug, 2pm – 8pm

 

Located in a truck parked at:

15 Bateman Street,

Soho,

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