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#FlashYourCashForRik and make ‘Noble England’ no. 1 for the World Cup

RIP Rik. You brought many tears of laughter into my life, much to the confusion of my parents (yeah!)

Rik Mayall’s Facebook fanpage have set up a JustGiving page for the head injury charity Headway, in memory of Rik. You can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/FlashCashforRik

Also, let’s get Rik’s ‘Noble England’ to number one for the World Cup! You can download the song here: http://bit.ly/rikitunes




12th May – Stokey WI – Join us for a talk by the Refugee Women’s Association

12th May AGM meeting at HOMA

71-73 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS

Come and join us for a talk with the Refugee Women’s Association in the lead up to our charity bake sale on 7th June in aid of the charity. If you would like to bring cakes and biscuits for the charity sale in aid of the Refuge Women’s Association on the 12th they would be very welcome! Click here to attend the event.

 The Charity Tea on Sat 7th June 2014 will be held at Community Cafe, St Peter’s De Beauvoir, Northchurch Terrace, London, N1 4DA

The event on 7th June is £10 per ticket includes full tea, homemade cakes by local WI ladies, sandwiches accompanied by live musicians songs and piano with Bee & Tea goodies and homeware for sale.

Come and have a fabulous relaxing tea and donate to a good cause for only £10 per ticket.



Stoke Newington Women’s Institute – next meeting 14th February at White Rabbit Cocktail Bar, N16

Local author Debora Robertson shares her passion for cooking with us as she talks about her book ‘Gifts from the Garden: 100 homegrown presents’

Monday, April 14, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
at White Rabbit Cocktail Bar, Church Street, N16

Debora Robertson’s book contains a range of fabulous and varied ideas from pesto to soap, from bouquet garni to dog biscuits. As well as writing this beautiful book full of amazing things to make, Debora is an accomplished cook and has worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the River Cottage. She will be coming in to talk to the Stoke Newington WI on 14th April. Click here to book your attendance.
Entry fee for non-members is £5. If you are not yet a member and wish to join us, we will deduct the entry fee from your membership should you wish to join. Memberships close before the end of March 2014.

More news from the Stoke Newington WI:

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LOU REED – TRANSFORMER night at the WARHOL FACTORY 15th February

Saturday February 15 from, 9pm – 3am
Resistance Gallery 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9RF

Walk on the wild side and get Vicious at our Satellite of love, celebrate with us the life and musical inspiration of Lou Reed and Velvet Underground at this Factory party extravaganza.

Dj’s Toby Woby and Gemma O’Brien will take you on a transforming musical tour of the Factory, Max’s Kansas City and Studio 54 – featuring a large sprinkling of Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Bowie, Nico and Iggy pop, etc.

Warhol and Lou Reed films will be shown and Mick Rock inspired – Lou Reed artwork on display.

Featuring special guests:

  • LUC SEACROFT – singing songs inspired and by Lou Reed
  • JACK PSYCHOSIS – giving a psychedelic flair to Lou Reed songs
  • PHIL BLACK – performing fabulous selected tracks from TRANSFORMER
  • BART BARTON as SPiRIT of ANDY WARHOL portraying visual interpretations of Lou Reed songs KASSY MOORE – ex Cuddly Toys, Sweet and Cock sparrer singing Femme fatale and more

Exclusive performance VICTORIA GUGENHEIM – World class body painting artist – transforms a human canvas into a living work of art – installation and performance

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE competition with prizes for best outfits and dancers

Dress code striped t-shirts, shades, boas, feathers, leathers jeans and glam and shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather

£5 before 10.30 £7 after 10.30

Facebook event


Head over to The Style of Sound

The Style of Sound is a London-based publication aimed to serve the music and lifestyle needs of global tastemakers. It is published by John Noi, the founder of Spektacle magazine and a respected cultural influencer.

Unlike other publications, the Style of Sound focuses on insights that have the biggest chance of bettering the sound track to its reader’s lives vs the “promote-as-many-albums-as-possible” approach.

You can sign up to become a patron and have your professional skills showcased. Swing by over to http://styleofsound.com/ to find out more.

Puppet Theatre

Stoke Newington Women’s Institute 10th February meeting – The Invisible Life of a Puppeteer by Susan Beattie

A local Stoke Newington resident, Susan Beattie, has created the wonderful puppet show at the Little Angel Theatre based on interviews with various people who didn’t believe in a God. The show asks their views on what happens, if anything after we die.

Susan is also a puppeteer for the PG Tips Monkey puppet which you may recall features the voicework of comedian Johnny Vegas!

Susan will talk a bit about her work and career with the aid of some slides and film footage. She will also bring a couple of puppet examples for us to look at.
We look forward to seeing you.

£5 for non-members which can be discounted from your yearly membership if you join before March this year.

Book your space here: http://bit.ly/1c7adlv

From 8pm at:
White Rabbit Cocktail Bar
125 Stoke Newington Church Street
Stoke Newington
N16 0UH
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The Black Lodge – Valentine’s Special (14th February)
at White Rabbit Cocktail Bar (basement), Stoke Newington

LIVE: Parenthesis Dot Dot Dot
DJs: James and Gemma from 9pm – 4am
Facebook event

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Innovative billboards

Billboards in themselves are generally a bit boring. Oblong frames on the side of buildings or held up on stilts along highways that house one ad after another. However, IBM and advertising agency Ogilvy teamed up to create some ‘useful’ billboards to engage passersby into using them as practical objects, from rain shelters to stair ramps and the old-fashioned seat. An unusual and effective way to beat the billboard norms.



Source: Wired.com


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