This Friday is Good Friday. Tradition dictates that we do the Long Good Friday Night Skate. As itâ€™s long, we start at 7pm at the Wellington Arch. There will be 3 sections, each with a different lead marshal and break between. Your LMs for the night will be Carl, SteveÂ and Marcus. The route isÂ the (former) circle line Â – we will be skating a route that roughly skates on top of the circle as it was before it grew an appendage. If you turn your head at the appropriate moments you will be able to cast a glance at each of the tube stations.Â Sorry for all those mysterious arrows, we will be going around anti-clockwise. To repeat – Its an earlier than usual 7PM start.
Mwah ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa!
You know the drill.
- Assemble SaturdayÂ 1stÂ November 2014 at 5pm at Hyde Park CornerÂ for a 6pm departure.
- One-Way skateÂ to The Star of Kings pub â€“ 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1OAX
- TheÂ HalloweenSkate partyÂ will be at The Star of Kings on Saturday 1stÂ November 2014 from 7.30pm to 1amÂ regardless of weather.
- The Star of Kings kitchen will be open until 9pm with the last bar orders at 1am and the final dance shortly thereafter. Theyâ€™ll be open from early afternoon and you can leave your belongins there before the skate but at your own risk.
- There will be a number ofÂ prizes for best dressedÂ boys and girls â€“ in each category first prize is a pair of K2 skates donated by Slick Willies Skate shop, plus Slick Willies gift vouchers for runners up.
- There will also be a photo competition in conjunction with WoofSnap. Get your picture professionally taken by Art, posted on Facebook, and if you get the most â€œlikeâ€s you can win Slick Willies gift vouchers!
GET YOUR WICKED ON!!!
Â This route is so old it belongs in a museum itself, eh? What can we say… in museums they keep all the good stuff 😉
London has museums. Lots of â€˜em. In fact there are so many that we could reasonably take any route in zone one, label it â€œNight At The Museumsâ€ and be more or less on the money. Nevertheless, with this route we have actually made an effort to take in most of the big ones. Go with us here – you’ve got to read this next bit in your best East end cockney cab driver drawl: “Yeah we gotch’a V&A, ya Natural History Museum, ya Saatchi Gallery, and ya Tate Britain right there. Not to mention the Imperial War Museum, ya Tate Modern and good old Apsley House. Then you got’cha National Portrait Gallery, ya National Gallery, your Churchill Museum and ya Cabinet War Rooms. Not to mention the big one:Â The British Museum. It’s all right here, guv’nor. Where was you going again?”.
Weâ€™re going museum hunting. In the process we hope to discover some fine in-situ examples of abandoned topographically unmodulated late Holocene tar-penetration macadam and enjoy the nice summer evening.
Come get nerdy with us on Friday!
It’s going to be nice.
Following the wash out of Saturday’s HalloweenSkate the marshals have lit some candles, drawn a pentagram, placed inside it a thimble of chicken’s blood, two used Compeeds and a rusty bearing case, and held a bit of a convocation with the spirits. The conclusion of all that has worked out thus…
We’re going to run the HalloweenSkate route this Friday, 1st November at 8pm. This means the Friday skate will be:
- Shorter than normal.
- Slower than normal.
- A very tarty route, i.e. one which loops back and forth through the popular bits of town where lots of people will see us. Probably more than once.
Therefore, it’s a good route for new people, people wearing costumes (HINT!!) and people who like to be … watched.
We willÂ notÂ run a skate onÂ Thursday as previously announced.
The reasoning was simply that Friday is as good as Thursday, but most of us can stay out later, we’re running a skate that night anyway and based on weather forecast neither Thursday or Friday are currently a clear winner. Therefore we’d like to change our mind early and get it out there, so people can plan, change plans, or curse us for changing plans, quicker.
We hope you’ll agree!
So come out on Friday, bring your Halloween best and skate with us through town. Together we can show off our skills to any who’s looking, and they won’t forget THAT in a hurry, that’s for sure.
–==– LFNS –==–Â HALLOWEEN II –==–Â THE SEQUEL –==–Â THIS FRIDAY!!Â –==–
Last Stroll of the month and you know what that means: Snail Stroll time! If it’s your first time this is the weekend to come give it a try. We’ll be gentle with you… sure we will. Trust us. Nothing can possibly go wrong 😉
Sorry we’re late with the map this week, but we are planning to run a skate today 🙂
*No pinching or punching the lead marshal.
London has museums. Lots of â€˜em. In fact there are so many that we could reasonably take any route in zone one, label it â€œNight At The Museumsâ€ and be more or less on the money. Nevertheless, with this route we have actually made an effort to take in most of the big ones. Go with us here â€“ youâ€™ve got to read this next bit in your best East end cockney cab driver drawl: â€œYeah we gotchâ€™a V&A, ya Natural History Museum, ya Saatchi Gallery, and ya Tate Britain right there. Not to mention the Imperial War Museum, ya Tate Modern and good old Apsley House. Then you gotâ€™cha National Portrait Gallery, ya National Gallery, your Churchill Museum and ya Cabinet War Rooms. Not to mention the big one:Â The British Museum. Itâ€™s all right here, guvâ€™nor. Where was you going again?â€.
Weâ€™re going museum hunting! In the process we hope to discover some fine in-situ examples of abandoned topographically unmodulated late Holocene tar-penetration macadam. And to enjoy the nice summer evening.
Night At The Museums: Itâ€™s an old favourite back for a new year, because sometimes the past is worth celebrating, no?
Being the last Sunday of the month, we are on a go-slow to Battersea Park. This is the last Snail Stroll before Christmas! So come and enjoy the beginnings of the festive season as we wind our way across the river and back again on what promises to be a sunny Sunday afternoon.