........................AUGUST 2014......................



Cinnamon Kitchen, London

Sunday 3rd August 2014



Cinnamon Kitchen in the City and Picturehouse Bring Summer Screen to the City.


Following the success of last year’s summer screenings, Cinnamon Kitchen has rolled out the red carpet to host another glitzy season of classic films and fantastic food in partnership with Peroni Nastro Azzurro Piccola.


Executive Chef Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant has teamed up with Picturehouse Cinemas once more to convert its terrace into London’s most exciting outdoor movie theatre – reinventing a food-and-film experience for groups of friends and romantic couples alike. Come rain or shine, the partially al fresco terrace makes this one cinematic pop-up the weather can’t dampen!


This Sunday take a trip aboard THE DARJEELING LIMITED, Wes Anderson’s visually stunning film about three brothers’ train journey across India.


Guests are invited to arrive from 8.30pm to enjoy the Picturehouse Punch cocktail, made from Bacardi Rum, pineapple juice, pomegranate syrup and maraschino liqueur. Before the film commences at 9.30pm, each guest can tuck into their own individual snack tray containing a beef or paneer chilli dog, spicy potato bonda balls and sweet thandi popcorn.


Tickets are £35 p.p, includes the film ticket, welcome cocktail and food.



To reserve your place please email info@cinnamon-kitchen.com




Top of the SHARD!

London Bridge

Wednesday 6th August 2014



This week Anomalous London is featuring an event from the activity based dating site DoingSomething.co.uk. The best way of getting to know someone new is doing a shared activity. Playing a giant game of Twister is definitely a fun, quirky way to meet that special person. The game may be an innovative way of assessing potential partner compatibility!

London’s most adventurous singletons will ascend 800ft to the View from the Shard for a dating night with a difference. Daters will negotiate the brightly coloured discs covering the open-air Level 72 viewing gallery at the highest accessible point of The Shard. 

Duppy Share, a new premium Caribbean rum, which launched exclusively at Selfridges last month, will help get the party started. Giving all daters a glass of their ‘twist’ on a classic rum punch on arrival. After all what would a giant game of twister be without a little Jamaican courage for good measure?


DoingSomething.co.uk CEO Matt Janes comments ‘Our site is all about people getting to know new people in a light hearted, non awkward way. Everyone playing has something in common from the get-go. Not least of which they’ve decided Twister is a perfectly valid first date activity!’


Juliette McCrimmon, DoingSomething.co.uk’s Head of Events adds ‘It’s just a great ice breaker. You can’t take yourself too seriously when you’re upside down or have got your elbow in a stranger’s face. Having a laugh is the best way to meet someone.’

The View from The Shard is the highest vantage point in Western Europe and the only place where it is possible to see all of London all at once. What better place to meet that special one!


Click here to Book Tickets 

Tickets £39 and include free drink on arrival


Admission includes a one months membership to DoingSomething.co.uk (worth £29) so players can keep in touch after the event.


Covent Garden

Saturday 16th August 2014

Noon -7pm




Seven Dials, in the heart of Covent Garden, is hosting a free open air one day festival of culture this weekend. This quirky retail and leisure destination is home to over, 150 flagship and concept stores, and well over 50 vibrant cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs this area comprises of Monmouth Street, Earlham Street, Neal Street, Shorts Gardens, Neal’s Yard, Endell Street, Shelton Street, Mercer Street and the Seven Dials monument. Combined with 2 luxury hotels, five theatres, two private members clubs, a large number of apartments and offices, including the UK headquarters of Facebook.


The area will be transformed in to a traffic free alfresco entertainment hot spot where the stage, positioned next to the Seven Dials monument, showcases an impressive line-up of theatre, dance, comedy and music performances. Visitors can enjoy the pop-up lawn around the Dial complete with deck chairs and garden games.  In between performances, you can shop the selection of independent boutiques and flagship stores to discover a series of indoor and outdoor promotions and activities, and refuel at one of the areas many top restaurants, bars and cafes as well as street food vendors that will make your mouth water. Look out for Wildwood Kitchen’s ice cream van and Earlham Street Clubhouse’s outdoor bar where they will be showcasing their cocktail making skills.



On stage:


  • Tristan Bates Theatre, which has been in Seven Dials for 20 years supports the best new contemporary theatre.  A distinctive ensemble of two of Shakespeare’s greatest tales of war - ‘Our World at War’ will be performed on stage at 1pm.
  • The cast of Mousetrap from St Martin’s Theatre will be doing a live Q&A on stage. Celebrating their 60th year on the stage this year, this will be a performance never to forget!                                                                  
  • Damian Barr, writer, columnist and playwright, will be hosting a 20 minute literary salon with special guests including Jonathan Grimwood and Samantha Shannon, who will be talking about her book ‘The Bone Season’ which was based in Seven Dials
  • Internationally renowned dance studios, Pineapple Dance, will be showcasing their contemporary dance style with a variety of performances.
  • Comedy from British stand-up comedian Ian Stone
  •  Live music by London Brass All-stars, Something Suburban and Snap, Crackle and Pop.
  • Writer and TV presenter for Channel 4 and E4, Rick Edwards, will be on hand to introduce performers throughout the day.




  • Seven Dials Emergency Poet, the world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service – guaranteed to treat all your poetry requirements. A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. 
  • Take a peep in the world’s smallest solar movie theatre the Sol Cinema and capture the moment in the Airstream Photo Booth.
  • Artists from The London Graphic will also be taking to the streets to showcase their live drawing skills.


For more information click here



Various London locations

Until 15th September 2014


There is a quirky free event going in London this summer. As our summer comes to an end, so does this event, so Anomalous had to feature it as quirk of the week!

Books about Town is brought about by The National Literacy Trust working with Wild in Art. Trails of benches shaped as open books, decorated by professional illustrators and local artists, have appeared on London’s streets for the public to enjoy.  


There are 50 benches in total which are encompassed within four trails around the Capital - Bloomsbury, City, Greenwich and Riverside.

The area of Bloomsbury has many well-known literary links, making it an ideal area to host a BookBench Trail. Follow in the footsteps of many famous authors and explore the wonderful green spaces. The City trail allows you to enjoy some of London's most iconic sites. The buzzing centre of business and finance also offers glimpses of the original Roman settlement of Londinium. Discover hidden parks and historic buildings at the same time.

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site when you complete our Books about Town Greenwich Trail. The BookBenches are located in the majestic surroundings of the Royal borough, with stunning views across the capital and surrounded by some of the finest architecture in London.

From the curves of City Hall and the sharpness of The Shard, to the standing circles of the Globe, the Books about Town Riverside Trail provides the ideal activity this summer.


Whether you do one trail or all four, this is a unique opportunity to explore the capital’s literary connections, to enjoy art from some of the country’s top artists and to celebrate reading for enjoyment. Some have challenged themselves to see all 50 benches in one day!

To see the trails click here

Each trail has a quiz especially created for children. One lucky winner can win £100 of kids books.


At the end of this event, all the benches will be auctioned at an exclusive show in the Southbank Centre to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust (NLT). Tickets will go on sale to the public on 13 August via the Southbank Centre box office. Proceeds will go to the NLTrust, a charity dedicated to raising the literacy levels of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.