I know, I know, my ‘weekly’ round up posts aren’t really happening weekly, but life gets in the way sometimes! It’s been a busy couple of weeks – not only have I had loads on, but I managed to fracture my shoulder, wrist and break my thumb (which is why you’ll see some rather attractive wrist supports in my pics for a while!).

Sadly my injuries happened on the day I was meant to attend #BLOGGERSBELOWZERO at the Ice Bar, which I had been looking forward to for ages! Ice Bar have been very kind though and have invited me to my own little review visit so I will be posting about it soon! In the meantime you can see what Luisa of Eat Sleep Luisa Repeat thought of it here.

So here’s what I got up to this fortnight…

People Footwear UK Launch

On Tuesday I went along to The Hoxton Gallery for the UK launch of Vegan leisure shoe line, People Footwear. You can read about it in detail here.

people footwear

Abhorrent Decimation at Scream Lounge

I left the People Footwear event a little early to get myself down to the tiny Scream Lounge in Croydon to see local death metal band Abhorrent Decimation. Loved them. Properly loved them.

Despite being exactly the kind of thing I usually love, Abhorrent Decimation had managed to pass me by up until now. But I was so impressed, and I left with a copy of their new album, Miasmic Mutation. If you like death metal with a modern edge give it a listen, it’s awesome.

abhorrent decimation

ABQ London

Wednesday evening was my second visit to the ABQ London Breaking Bad themed bar (after going the first time around in the Summer, which you can read about here). After such a successful run of their Hackney pop up RV, they returned to a new venue, and a new BYOB format, which I’ve posted about in detail here!

abq london

Grease at the Hard Rock Cafe POP Picturehouse

Hard Rock Cafe London have some really cool stuff coming up, starting with the immersive showing of Grease in collaboration with Pop Picturehouse.

pop picturehouse hard rock cafe

You can read about the event in detail here, and buy tickets for the next event, Spiceworld on 22nd February here.

Alice In Wonderland Exhibition at The British Library

Have I mentioned yet how much I love Alice In Wonderland? I actually don’t think I have, which is pretty strange as I have been OBSESSED with anything Alice since my childhood. So of course the Alice In Wonderland exhibition at the British Library was on my to do list. You can see a sneaky preview of the exhibition in this post.

alice in wonderland british library

Chicken Night with Yelp & Neighbourhood

I’ve really been getting into Yelp lately (you can check out my profile here if you’re interested, feel free to add me as a friend if you’re a fellow Yelper).  I’m actually pretty disappointed that I didn’t get involved sooner, since they have such a great community and hold some really awesome events!

Wednesday just gone I attended their Newbie and Chicken Night at Neighbourhood in Stratford. It was a great night, I met some cool new people and had a delicious family style dinner and as much beer as I could drink! Thanks Yelp!

chickennight

At Home With The Chef with Yelp & Eat With

Another night, another Yelp event! This was actually a pretty special one, there were only eight spaces available so Yelp ran a little competition – the eight Yelpers who recruited the most new members won a space. And I actually won overall, and got an extra little gift of a really nice cafetiere and coffee – I’m keeping it for my new desk when I start my new job in March.

Now, this event run with Eat With is worthy of a post all of its own, so you can read about it soon!

eat with

In the meantime you can find out a bit more about the chef who cooked for us, Dylan, on his blog, The Travelling Editor.

Fat Tuesday – London Mardi Gras 2016

You may have seen my post about Fat Tuesday in advance of the event? Regardless, I was invited down by Kansas Smittys and Shotgun Carousel to their London Mardi Gras event on Southbank. Despite the miserable weather, it was a great night!

london mardi gras

So, that was what’s been going on in my life lately – the next couple of weeks are going to be busy too! Stay tuned for more cool Yelp events, Slipknot, a new tattoo and plenty of (anti) Valentines stuff!

L xx

All photos my own.

Without question, my favourite thing about writing Girl At The Rock Show is the opportunities which arise from it. Whether it be stumbling upon cool goings on from the research I do to keep the blog current, or invitations to press launches or blogger only events, my life has become a whole lot more interesting since I started my little side project.

Possibly one of my favourite, most fun evenings so far has been the immersive showing of Grease at Hard Rock Cafe, put on by Pop Picturehouse.

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

Pop Picturehouse is a brand new venture by a lovely lady called Hope, who quit her day job to follow her dream. Pretty inspirational stuff. Grease was the first of what will hopefully be a long series of Pop Picturehouse events and in my opinion it was a great success!

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

For the evening, Pop Picturehouse took over the basement bar of Hard Rock Cafe on Park Lane. As well as the main event – a showing of the classic movie, with some key scenes acted out – there were 50s hair and make up make overs, a photobooth, themed cocktails and movie snacks.

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

The actors were brilliant, they really stuck to their roles all night, wandering around talking to guests as though they really were the high school students from the 50s!

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

Here are Lauren of Saharasplash and I with Danny and Kenickie!

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Of course, during the performance, shy wallflower me was dragged on stage… And of course Luisa took photos, haha!

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

Look how embarrassed I was! (Although that is also an ‘ouch’ face, since Kenickie took me up by my bad arm, haha!)

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

Dress code wise, it was one of those times that anything goes. Some people went all out in costume (one brave lady with an amazing figure made a brilliant bad Sandy!), others hinted at the theme, like myself and Luisa of Eat Sleep Luisa Repeat.

I was really happy when Rizzo told me that, with my pink leather studded jacket, I’d make a great member of the Pink Ladies, haha! Sadly I didn’t get a proper picture of my outfit, but here’s a bad quality bathroom selfie that’ll give you an idea…

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Luisa looked gorgeous in a bad Sandy inspired black off the shoulder top, especially after her 50s hair makeover – I think after the evening we all decided that backcombing is the way forward!

grease pop picturehouse hard rock

Well done Hope for putting on a fabulous first event! I can’t wait until the next one, Spiceworld on 22nd February! If you’re free that evening I definitely recommend grabbing a ticket, currently only £10 here! I might be a little braver with a costume for this one!

Psst… Hard Rock London have a new guy on board who has all sorts of fun things planned, so keep an eye on their upcoming events!

L xx

All photos my own, apart from those of me on stage, taken by Luisa.

If you’re interested in any of the performers or make up artists, you can find their details below;

Danny – Bradley Judge

Kenickie – Joshua Wills

Rizzo – Francesca Pim

Sandy – Stephanie Stone

Makeup – Billie Eva Makeup & Ross Kershaw