Last week, London's Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Night Czar Amy Lame had announced that the controversial Met Police Form 696 had been scrapped:- https://twitter.com/nightczar/status/928992027999653888 Form 696 was a risk-assessment Form that a Venue and a Promoter of an Event would have had to fill out, but only if the event featured ‘a MC or … Continue reading Opinion – Why The ‘696 Form’ Wasn’t Working & Scrapping It Was A Good Idea
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting bits of news that came out last week was Transport for London's decision to not renew Uber's licence in London. Even when it was announced last Friday, as of today friends of mine are still talking about it and the impact it will have. Personally, I've only used Uber … Continue reading The End of Uber in London… for now?
Anyone who's seen the scene from The Inbetweeners sitcom with the main characters hopelessly trying to get into a Nightclub in London (as well as one of the characters then borrowing 'shoes' from a homeless man nearby) is tongue-in-cheek to the harsh reality of how most venues are - long queues, door entry charges, strict … Continue reading Tips for helping to get into London’s Nighttime Venues
I've got a number of friends who have moved away from London, and, when they come back every now and then, when trying to convince them to go out - whether it's for something to eat, drink, or in a Bar to catch-up - they all have similar reasons as to why they're against it: … Continue reading Why London Is One of the Best Places for Nightlife [Opinion]
Picture this - you're with some of your best friends on a Night out, and one of the tracks that you all know and love starts playing. In a fit of excitement, you call your friends to the Dancefloor to grab them to start dancing. Yet, they're all on their phones, adding captions to their … Continue reading How Have Smartphones Changed Nightlife… and Dancefloors?
Last week, I was at the Brighton Music Conference Event – an event featuring lots of DJs, music promoters/makers and academies. There was a lot of interesting conferences throughout the day (I was there for at least five of them) - Future of Electronic Music, focusing on how the likes of DJ equipment is fast … Continue reading Save Nightlife Panel at the Brighton Music Conference – April 2017
I saw the above heading in the Evening Standard a few months ago, this was at the time when Printworks (a former Daily Mail-printing-press-turned-superclub) was launching. The main attraction for Printworks was that it was going to be open during the day (from 12pm to 10pm) as opposed to the all-night sessions, like all other … Continue reading The End of the 5am/6am Rave?