Friday, August 04, 2006

That'll show 'em

(Quick note: After today, City Slicker is off to recharge its urban battery. Back with a vengeance Monday 14th August.)

What an odd week it has been. We left July, the hottest one on record, behind and woke up to leaf dropping temperatures. And for perhaps the first time in English history nobody is talking about the weather. Temperatures have gone the equivalent of Naples to Norway all in relative silence.

How decisively un-English. When there finally is a reason to inveigh against the weather everybody is left speechless. C'mon Londoners, show us some spirit, some passion, or just simply some reaction. A bit unsure? Take inspiration from Mr Commute Suit Man(pictured here). Fed up with being hemmed into someone's armpit on the Underground, he reacted with the space hogging people deterrence outfit. Now that is a true reactionary.

So let's show them how it's done with a little of our own spirit. Here we have the second edition of City Slicker's 'Week's action, Weekend reaction.'

1) No Thursday is not the new Friday, that is why it's Thursday. But we fell for the old pub house propaganda, yet again. And we are recovering from our reckless abandon, or just that pint too many, with a vow to react with a healthy weekend. And what better way than to head to Regents Park, NW1 for Fruitstock, a weekend festival put on by the nice guys from Innocent smoothies; complete with music gigs, a farmer's market, yoga lessons and a poetry slam corner. It's free, fun, laid-back, and all a bit well, fruity. 020 8600 3177. 5th Aug & 6th Aug. 12PM-9PM.

2) Still sticker shocked by the news from New York that Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics magnate, paid a record $135 million for a Gustav Klimt painting. As if we need reminding that all those £14 lipstick purchases do add up. React by getting your own summer collectible at the 100 @ £100 art sale at Bankside Gallery, SE1 (just behind the Founders Arms pub on the Southbank). 020 7928 7521, Thurs 3rd Aug to Sun 20th Aug. 11-7 Daily.

3) Feeling the itch to be a bit indy, a bit trendier than your ignominious Big Brother addiction, react by heading to West London's Portobello Film Festival for a free collection of short and long films in a number of locations around the market area and beyond. And after that dose of culture, secretly loving Miami Vice will be even more of a cheeky thrill. Runs Thurs 3rd Aug to Tues 22nd Aug.

And that's it for now. Back a week from Monday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thansk Slicker. Have a great break. Will miss you

1:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where you going to city slicker?

1:22 pm  
Anonymous Tanya said...

Fruitstock is one of my favourite festivals in London. Everybody should go. It is best Sunday afternoon when the party gets going. Let's hope the weather improves. Have a good break City Slicker. Todays pic was hysterical

2:53 pm  
Anonymous Matt said...

I emailed you at but have not heard back. That email is listed in your profile. Should I wait to hear from you?

3:27 pm  
Anonymous Tom said...

Enjoy your break City Slicker. Tom

4:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What no City Slicker for a week??!!!

Okay will let it pass this once

7:12 pm  
Anonymous Stiff said...

Fruitstock is excellent and also good if you have kids however boring that maysound. Check out when specific gigs are on so you can find what you like. Bankside sale sounds interesting. Is it all prints? Portobello film festival is always filled with up their own arse Oliver Stone wanna bes. Maybe will try again.

11:57 pm  
Blogger Will said...

You left me a comment so I'm returning the favour - hi there! You also reminded me about Fruitstock - I'll be heading over there tomorrow afternoon for some smoothie action.

5:47 pm  
Anonymous Ted said...

Come back soon slıcker

5:10 pm  
Anonymous Ted said...

Come back soon slıcker

5:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi City Slicker Come back soon have a nice trip. Fruitstock was good fun.

9:06 am  
Anonymous Matt said...

Very cool of you to respond to my email Slicker. Apologies for earlier note. Bye for now. come home soon

11:38 am  
Anonymous Sam said...

The bankside art show ıs excellent. Anybody interested best to go thıs week was busy at weekend. All top quality. Sam

1:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody been to Portobello yet?Are cınemas wıth Aır Con?

10:35 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a complete tosser is Blaiı? Brits I want an explanation now. What is going on? Shambolıc! Slicker how do you say you escaped Bush by moving to London? You followed the bastard!

10:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CS please come back soon

2:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We miss you CS
Come back soon and safe

8:13 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you are not ın US CS
Very dangherous skies at present
Come back safe

5:19 pm  
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7:12 pm  

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