Clapham news: Toast Festival photos and Weir Estate website launched

Goldfish Toast Festival 2009

News hitting the Clapham interweb includes the 20,000 people who turned up to Toast Festival 2009 on Clapham Common making it an unmitigated success. We’ve added more photos from the event to our Clapham Pictures gallery. Still can’t believe it’s a festival with horses. Amazing. For people who live on or near the Clapham/Balham Weir Estate. be sure to check out the all sparkly, all new Weir Estate Residents Association website. It hopes to give residents a voice while also offering more info than you can shake a stick at – an essential site. Remember the Twitter Tweek Cookoff we mentioned last week? Well, Clapham didn’t win this time, but we did judge! Full report on the Clapham Omnibus Blog.

Clapham cinema: Public Enemies

Johnny Depp is back, with what looks to be his most serious role in a film yet with Public Enemies opening in Clapham this Friday. It’ll be interesting to see if he pulls it off. Empire gave 5/5, so it must be decent. Christian Bale, who seems to be in every film made these days, also stars in it. Love Clapham went to see Transformers 2 last night… Michael Bay is a terrible director. Clapham Picture House listings for this Friday and next week are in the rest of the post. Continue reading

Infernos Night Club

Infernos ClaphamInferno’s is the largest club on Clapham High Street, open on the weekend to entertain the masses with pop, dance and disco. Spanning two floors with multiple bars and two main dancefloors it remains incredibly popular.

Address: Infernos, 146 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UH
Telephone: 020 7720 7633

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Clapper of the Week: Clapham Common Polo competitors

Toast Festival 2009 polo competition Clapham Common

This week’s Clapper is going like the clappers. Believe it or not, these stunning photos are from Clapham Common at the Toast Festival 2009 polo competition, the festival’s main highlight. From the first day, you can see South Africa vs Great Britain in the above picture. Great Britain won 7:6. Thanks to Eddie Clarke, who runs the Clapham Omnibus blog, for sending these in, see a selection of photos including the Umhlathuzi welcome singers in the rest of this post. Continue reading