Clapham Awards 2009: the winners

Clapham Awards 2009

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

Clapham Cinema: Julie & Julia Competition

Julie & Julia book and apron

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 we@loveclapham.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

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 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