Inglourious Basterds Competition: winners!!

Inglourious Basterds

Last month we ran a competition to win some pretty cool Inglourious Basterds goodies including posters, limited edition t-shirts, caps and a bag. Well we’re proud to announce that the winners of the competition are Mark McDermott of Balham and Susan Macnamara of Clapham. We’ll be in touch with the winners about getting the goodies to you, and later today we’ll be starting another competition to win some ace Julie & Julia film merchandise. Stay tuned!

GAIL’s Bakery – Coffee Olympics

Clapham Junction Coffee Olympics

Gail’s bakery opened this summer on Northcote Road, billing itself as a “celebration of real bread” – using only fresh, natural, healthy ingredients, handmade and seriously ‘slow-dough’ for extra character. They also make cakes, cookies, sweets, seasonal salads, fresh soups, tasty sandwiches, tea and coffee. The airy, open and relaxed space rapidly established itself as a favourite with locals (and especially this local), raising the bar even higher for an area already packed with quality establishments. Continue reading

Clapham Cinema: District 9 and Chess In Concert – amazing!

You will rightly have guessed that we have an obsession with our local cinema, Clapham Picture House, but for good reason – it’s bloomin’ amazing! Love Clapham is so excited about this week’s showings with District 9, the film Peter Jackson helped push to an international release. If you haven’t heard of it yet, check out the trailer above. Then, most exciting for us is that on Sunday and Tuesday there’s a showing of Chess In Concert – oh yes! Keep reading for all of next week’s movies. Continue reading

Clapham Weekend: festivals and cinema

Clapham Festivals 2009

Love Clapham’s on holiday this week, so sorry about the site being slightly quieter. This weekend marks the end of Clapham’s run of festivals – boo hoo! – and it’s the big ones, SW4 and Get Loaded in the Park. If you managed to secure yourself tickets have a wicked time! We’ll have Clapham Picture House’s film listings up today or tomorrow, but Love Clapham’s mega excited about a one-off charity screening of Bugsie Malone at 1pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Classic! Now, if you will excuse us, Love Clapham needs to go and chillax. TTYL.

Clapham leaflet abuse must STOP!

Junk mail in Clapham, London

Back in April Love Clapham wrote about the utterly ridiculous amount of leaflets Clapham residents have to fight their way through to get out of the door in the morning. Now this site is getting thousands of visitors from Clapham a week we think it’s time to take action! This abuse of people’s houses must STOP. Continue reading

Clapham Library looking for Volunteer Administrator

Clapham Library

Fancy working for this landmark Clapham building? Well, you can if you can volunteer two days a week to be an administrator for Clapham Library as it transforms into a community arts centre and moves to the new building on Clapham High Street. Read on for the full job description. Continue reading

Freemasons at White House this Saturday

Freemasons Clapham

Internationally renowned DJs, The Freemasons are heading to Clapham this weekend to play at the White House on Saturday 15th August. The Freemasons can often be spotted dj-ing at clubs across South London, particularly in Vauxhall, but they’re better known for their remixes of international music artists like Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Not to mention their own albums from which you probably know more songs that you think. Continue reading

Clapham cinema: the Time Traveller’s Wife

This is the film that Love Clapham’s been waiting for, the movie adaptation of the best selling book, the Time Traveller’s Wife. There aren’t any reviews yet, so it could either be amazing or a stinker, but we’re still keen to see the story played out on the big screen. It opens at the Clapham Picture House next week along with Inglourious Basterds. Big films! Read on for next week’s full listings. Continue reading

WIN! Exclusive Inglorious Basterds merchandise

Inglourious Basterds competition

Courtesy of those awesome guys at Clapham Picture House, we’ve got our grubby Clapham mitts on some exclusive Inglourious Basterds merchandise. Inglourious Basterds is the new film by Quentin Tarantino starring Brad Pitt. Out on 19th August, Inglourious Basterds is a film set in France during World War 2 with the usual Tarantino gory humour and action. We’ve got the above poster, cap, t-shirts and bag for you to win by entering our competition. Read on to enter. Continue reading

Clapper of the Week: Clapham Common ice snorkel

Clapham Common ice snorkel

Yes, you’re right. That is the most amazing picture you have ever seen in your life. As if a man in a wet suit breaking through the ice of a Clapham Common pond wasn’t brilliant enough, a goose decided to honk along and make the picture approximately 1 MILLION TIMES more amazing. Taken on Clapham Common in the winter, John Forbath who runs the Big Squid Dive Centre, donned his wetsuit, cracked open the ice and had a little paddle. Bonkers! This can definitely be filed under ‘don’t try this at home kids’ and ‘only for experts’. John Forbath is one of the nominees for our Clapper of the Year award in the Clapham Awards 2009. More photos in the rest of the post. Continue reading