Celebrate Sinterklaas at The Kings Head – Earls Court Life
Alright Earls Court. Did you know that Santa Claus was actually an old Greek bishop from Turkey whose remains were buried in the middle ages in a once Spanish, now Italian city, and is better known across the low countries as Sinterklaas where he is heavily celebrated on the 5th December every year?
Did you know that he rode a white horse (not a reindeer in sight) had two helpers (but no elves!) and would hide your presents somewhere in your house and leave you clues as to their location?
Did you know that in the Netherlands the eve before Sinterklass is considered one of the biggest party nights on the annual calendar?
Did you know that The Kings Head pub, on Hogarth Road, is holding it’s very own Sinterklaasavond?
That’s right, think spiced biscuits, chocolate letters, mulled wine and Jaegerbombs for the brave. Dutch music and festive fun in the form of limericks and dress up.
There’s a promise of a visit from the old man himself and if you come appropriately attired you may win an extra present…
And best of all it’s all FREE.
So get your clogs out and lay them by the chimney – stockings are for amateurs – and I’ll see you there?
Fun begins at 6.30pm on 5th December.The Kings Head 17 Hogarth Rd, London SW5 0QT 020 7373 5239
Supper Club at The Mosaic Rooms – Earls Court Life
The Mosaic Rooms in Earls Court continues their supper club programme with an introduction to Syrian cuisine hosted by Nada Saleh.
The supper club series aims to celebrate the cooking and stories that surround food from the diverse Middle Eastern cultures found in London. This particular evening with Nada Saleh will focus on the aromatic spices and flavours found in Syrian cuisine. With stories, discussions and demonstrations, guests will have the opportunity to learn about and sample the authentic taste of Damascus and Aleppo whilst surrounded by the beautiful and emotive paintings of Syrian artist Lawand in the current exhibition.
Nada Saleh was born in Beirut and has travelled extensively in the Middle East. In addition to being a cookery writer (her first book, The Fragrance of the Earth, was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Cookery Book of the Year award), she is a trained nutritionist and a member of The Wine Society. She is the author of Seductive Flavours of the Levant (also shortlisted for the Andre Simon Cookery Book of the Year award), New Flavours of the Lebanese Table and Fresh Moroccan. She lives in London and was a regular at Books for Cooks in Notting Hill where her cookery demonstrations were always sell-outs.
The event will take place at The Mosaic Rooms in the main exhibition room.
Tickets: £30 (includes three course meal of cold dishes with wine and soft drinks). Limited to 20 people
Book Now: TicketsThe Mosaic Rooms A.M. Qattan Foundation Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road London SW5 0SW Telephone: 020 7370 9990 Office hours during exhibitions Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm Opening hours during exhibitions: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm
Tales at Twilight – Earls Court Life
Come out, come out and enjoy this wondrous Earls Court fairy tale Christmas Time event for children!
Eleven of our most beloved British actors tell tales in this unique and spellbinding children’s evening put on for charity. The National Brain Appeal is to benefit from the one of a kind Christmas storytelling experience.
The voices of David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Emilia Fox, as well as those of eight other of Britain’s most prominent living actors, are combined this November for a series of four nights of ‘Tales at Twilight’. Each night children will be led around by fairy tale guides through the lantern lit Barkston Gardens and spellbound by the 30 minute performances.
Aimed at children from ages 4-12, the performances are to be held in Barkston Gardens, SW5 0EW from 27-30th November 4.30-8pm. The short tour of 10 magically decorated and lit trees, each featuring a different actor’s voice and special story will end with hot chocolate and mulled wine.
The Christmas journey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Ticket prices are £5 for children and £10 for adults.
All money raised will go towards The National Brain Appeal.
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Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour – Earls Court Life
This Wednesday 14th November at The Troubadour, Earls Court, there is a lovely line up of Folktastic Fusion that’ll fill your ears to bursting – in a nice way!Richard Anderson
Mr Anderson will be headlining the evening with his band The Émigrés in celebration of a new album, Up Before Dark. Born and raised in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Richard Anderson took up the guitar in his final year at school and, after to moving to Glasgow, started playing on the city’s 1990’s guitar band scene. He is a fixture on the capital’s live circuit whether it be playing his blend of melodic country/folk/rock at the 12-Bar Club or The Troubadour. The song may not remain the same but the focus remains the song.
In her own words:
If you hail from Liverpool the old saying goes: you’ll either become a comedian (school clown), a footballer (didn’t have the legs) or a musician. Having lost my musical virginity to Elvis at the unfashionable age of ten, my next musical epiphany was at sixteen. Spellbound by a motley crew of hippy Christians and their inspirational songs, I determined to possess that goose-bump magic too.
Joining a commune on my seventeenth birthday, l spent the next ten years travelling the world with guitar in hand, and like any self-respecting troubadour, sang for my daily bread and a place to rest my head. Songwriters are rather like magpies, we steal a bit from here, borrow a little influence from there, mix it all up and make it our own.
Mysterious and lovelorn soul-jazz-folk fusion is delivered with conviction by Eikelyn (full name is Anne Sofie Eike Strandheim), a Danish singer/songwriter based in London. Playful yet graceful, a performance not to be missed.The Troubadour Café & Club 265 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9JA 020 7341 6333
Get Your Quiz On – Earls Court Life
Quiz Night at The Hansom Cab, Earls Court, has returned.
Every Tuesday evening at 8pm you can roll up your sleeves, get racking your brains and enjoy a free pint of Kozel (I’ve heard this Czech lager really sharpens the mind) as there is one on offer for every quizzer!
Entry is £2 so now all you have to think about is what to call your team… I went with The Cheetahs – get it? – last time, but that went down like a lead balloon when we wandered off with first prize. We only narrowly beat E=MC Hammer and The Darling Fuds of Gay.
What ever you decide, you’re sure to have a grand old time. Enjoy!The Hansom Cab 84-86 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London W8 6EG 020 7938 3700 email@example.com