Think of your ideal summer evening in the capital? Would it be cocktails on a rooftop bar or dinner overlooking the Thames? Or how about something completely different?
I was lucky enough to be invited by the lovely peeps at Frank PR to the Volvic Juiced Comedy Fest event in Regent’s Park on Tuesday and what a beautiful evening it was!
The mini-festival was free for those with nimble-fingers on Twitter and so in the intimate setting of the UCL grounds, picnic blankets with polka dot scatter cushions welcomed us to chill out and listen to two of the biggest comedians in the UK right now. The very cute and knicker-wettingly funny Katherine Ryan and Mock The Week’s Josh Widdecombe, with his sarcastic quips about home-made jam for Christmas. If you haven’t checked out Ryan’s impression of Beyonce on YouTube, do it now!
Seeing as this was a Volvic event, we were of course treated to bottles of their new refreshing flavours; my friend Lizzie and I couldn’t decide which was the yummiest out of Orchard Apple & Cloudy Lemonade. There was also bags of pic n mix and pop-corn on offer too so we filled our boots with sweet treats and chilled out on our picnic blanket. Thank the lord that the skies were a beautiful blue, without a cloud in the sky. I wish London was like this all year round!
It was so lovely to do something different; trying to fight your way through a pub to get a pint and wrestle for a space in the beer garden can be a bit tiresome sometimes, especially after a long day at work.
Volvic UK are hopefully going to be putting some events soon so make sure you follow them on Twitter at @Volvic_UK for more info.
While I’m here, I must also tell you about another little quirky event my friend Joanna and I stumbled across in Old Street one evening. The Urban Oasis is located in the Red Gallery, its in the corner of the road where the road forks off to Great Eastern Street. It’s a really cute little pop-up street market with loads of food stalls, real ales and ciders and even a man-made beach. You can chill out on one of the benches or one of the uber comfy giant deck-chairs which we parked ourselves on for a couple of hours, drinking our Chambord cocktails and people-watching. They’ve also got a different DJ on every night until the end of August, it’s an awesome little find if you’re just wandering around and you’re looking for a drink in the sun.
The pop-up market runs from Weds-Saturday every week until the end of August so if you’re at a loose end one evening, swing by.
Life’s a beach sometimes.