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Weekly Steals 3rd-9th March

Tuesday 04 March 2014
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Ok, so the weekend is over and Sunday funday is behind you; it’s been a pretty wonderful weekend… but your account balance seems to think that you spent an awful lot of money. Halfway through today, memories slowly trickle back into your brain leaving an unsettling feeling in your stomach. Or maybe that’s just the tequila. It turns out your bank is right; you did spend a lot. Well, firstly, blame it on the tequila. Second, rein it back during the week and continue to be socially active with the London steals I have prepared for your week. Loads of free ones this week!

On this particular Tuesday the new We Are Big Chill’s pop-up film night commences with screenings of one of my favourite ever films; Pulp Fiction. It’s £3 entry, which includes a drink and a bag of popcorn!!! Starts at 7.30 at The Big Chill House King’s Cross.


Now don’t forget that Tuesday is PANCAKE DAY! Why the capital letters? I love pancake day! And I love making pancakes but for those who aren’t really up for the whole ‘making of the pancake element’ then you need to head to Dirty Dicks in Bishopsgate because they, my friend, are giving out FREE pancakes. Just turn up, its from 12-2pm but I strongly recommend an early arrival to secure yourself a delicious pancake, I doubt they’ll be around for long.


On the Wednesday you can take part in the themed walk around Holborn named Screen Seven, which takes you around locations used in films. It starts at 1pm and also is happening on the Friday. For both days meeting point is outside Holborn Station.

Same Wednesday night at 8pm you can see Peter Aristone FREE at The O2 Academy Islington for the moderate price of FREE. He did a song with good ol’ Sporty; Miss Melanie C called ‘Cool As You.’  This is his new stuff:

For Thursday I bring you Re Verse – a night of music, poetry and comedy which takes place at the Rose Theatre café with a really great line up: finger style instrumental guitar from Tim Fulker, poetry from two different wordsmiths; The Floating Poet, and Osama, as well as acoustic blues from CR Thorn and swing-folk vibes from Beaubowbelles. The comedy slot will be hosted by Sheraz Yousaf who presents you with three talented comedians; Dane Baptiste, Nico Yearwood and Jen Brister. It’s £5 entry and starts at 7.30pm. A night not to be missed!

Friday means a lot of you will be excited to get your weekend started so here are a few options. Get down to Dirty Dicks (yep, the place that has free pancakes on Tuesday) This lovely lovely pub in Bishopsgate celebrates its 200 year anniversary with music and FREE FOOD plus its new stout. Till they run out of course. We think it’s pretty obvious why they’ve been going for 200 years; they sure know how to get people interested. Head down at 5pm to ensure you get fed.

If you’re up for listening to some tunes and you love your vinyl the Kings Head pub is where you want to be at 8pm. Join their Crouch End Record Club and play you music in their historic basement for FREE.

Finally, if you want to party this Friday night DJ Scott Fraser will be playing at The Horse and Groom in Shoreditch at their live music night Crimes Of The Future. £3, 9pm, prebook.

Saturday is International Woman’s day so celebrate at the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo where over 100 graffiti artists, writers and painters will all join forces to ain the tunnel. And you can join in too! £2.50 at 8am. Prebook here. Check the website for loads of other events going on to celebrate the wonderful being which is the woman.

To wrap up the week you can chill out on Sunday and go and see a film from my beautiful motherland of Spain. The Arcola Theatre will be screening a Spanish film each Sunday. This week you can watch The Spirit of the Beehive. The film’s storyline evolves around the obsession of a little girl with the film Frankestein in order to symbolize the dictatorship Spain lived through under Franco. £5, starts at 4pm. Prebook your ticket.

Happy Monday stealers, enjoy your week and check out our blog for daily steals. Give us a follow @alondonsteal and tweet in your London steals!

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Words: Irune Rue Chamberlain