Hundreds and hundreds of Claphamites voted over the past month in the first ever local awards, the Clapham Awards 2009. With honours up for grabs for the best pub, bar, restaurant, shop and more, the awards were incredibly competitive – and one bar has totally cleaned up! We also have the Best Clapham Oddity award, Clapper of the Year and the award for Clapham’s best loved music artist. Now though, the votes are in, counted and without further ado, we’re excited to reveal to you the winners and runners up… Continue reading →
This week the new Meryl Streep and Amy Adams film, Julie & Julia, comes out in Clapham Picture House and to celebrate they’ve given us four sets of aprons and books to go to four lucky winners! To enter into the prize draw, email email@example.com with the answer to this question: in which film did Meryl Streep star alongside Nicole Kidman? The closing date for entries is Friday 18th September. Clapham Picture House has two cool exclusives this week too; on Monday they’re showing Away We Go with an exclusive satelite Q&A with Sam Mendes, then next Thursday is their Argentinian film and wine evening. Full listings in the rest of this post. Continue reading →
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!
Hey, hey! Have you signed up to our Clapham Social Network yet? It’s free and you can do funky things like add local Clapham Events. Speaking of events sans Cla’hm, The White House has just added all of their upcoming dates into the diary to kick things off. All sounds pretty exciting!
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 →
LoveClapham.com is a mere five months young, but we’ve been lucky to have thousands of sexy Clappers visiting the site every day and August was our most popular month by far – hoorah! We’re not power hungry but it’s nice to know someone at least visits. Thanks to all of you that keep coming back for more and hello to all you newbies out there. To celebrate, we’ve just set up our own Clapham social network which allows you to join for free, chat on the forums, post events, pictures, update your profile and loads more. There will be loads of new tools in the near future too. So, if you have an event to promote, a picture to show off or you simply want to find out why we’ve included a picture of a tea pot with flowers in this post, visit the network now and join the Clapham community online!
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 →
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.
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 visitorsfrom Clapham a week we think it’s time to take action! This abuse of people’s houses must STOP. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →