home about bb events radio body & soul dj agency contact messageboard

in this section...
coming events
july 12
barge bash 2
at the
Battersea Barge



recent events
june 14
Launch of
at the
Battersea Barge

december 31 '08
binglybongly new year's bash
at the 491 gallery

april 18 '08
the synergy project
at seOne london

december 31 '07
binglybonkers new year's eve
at the 491 gallery

wed july 18 '07
Flower Show
at St Mary's Secret Garden

wed july 18 '07
Shoreditch Map launch
at the Spitz from 6.30pm

march 24/25
a binglybongly spring roll
at the 491 gallery

fri nov 24
pics of
the synergy project
at seOne London

sun 10 sept
Sofa Sundaze
at the 491 gallery

wed july 25
Thrive flower show
at St Mary's Garden

fri mar 10
pics of
the synergy project
at seOne london

sun feb 26
the mellout
inn on the green
ladbroke grove

being human
Hackney Empire

Thrive Flower Show
St Mary's Garden

the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

sat june 18
at Jamm, Brixton

being human
at the Spitz

june 4
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

fri april 29
deep down & bongly
at the Synergy Project

sat april 2
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

fri feb 25
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

fri dec 17
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

sat nov 20
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

thurs sept 30
the good, the bad, & the bongly
at the Foundry

sun sept 19
shoreditch carnival

contact us
privacy policy


"Shoreditch Carnival & Car Free Day" on Sunday 19th September 2004:

Phew! The dust has finally settled on another hugely successful Shoreditch Carnival & Car Free Day and all around London people are probably fiddling with cameras trying to extract their memories of the day.

My fondest memory will be the binglybongly music arena with its purple carpet, camp 'George and Mildred' style furniture, surreal fireplace with roaring fake flames and the funky summer grooves that drew in heaps of intrigued people from the passing crowds on Curtain Road.

Amongst them, I'll particularly remember a collection of suicidal children in little plastic peddle-cars. They regularly roared in between people's legs and performed spectacular 'wheelies' perilously close to the precious 'antiques' which were on loan to binglybongly for the day. Gulp.

Also, an assortment of friendly dogs sniffed the air, the furniture, the potted plants, people's bottoms and their lunches on paper plates and wondered where on earth their masters had brought them. "This place is like my living room, but it's outside and what have they done with the ceiling?", you could tell the dogs were thinking.

They weren't alone in this thought. The amused smiles on people's faces brought about by the eccentric surroundings together with the inclusive feel of this comfortable little oasis added to the relaxed party mood. Who'd have thought this place had been a dusty, slightly unkempt car park only a few hours earlier.

As dusk fell, the standard lamps with their slightly ill-fitting shades glowed in the darkness and the happy mood rose even more as the band, Kamel Nitrate, infused the evening with mystical sounds and rhythms from the Middle East - they even threw in some sensual belly dancing to add to their quirky equation.

Lots of people donated their expertise, time, equipment, money and goodwill to make the binglybongly music arena come to life, and although some avoided the limelight, their involvement should not go unrecognised, as without them the whole thing would have remained just a wierd off-beat idea.

Special thanks should also go to the intrepid persons who spirited away some of the furniture that had been left in the car park overnight. Some of it, being of, ahem, questionable taste, was going to be given away anyway, so they actually saved us the time and effort of loading it all back into a truck again - which was nice.

The rain stayed away and it turned out to be a really enjoyable day, filled with good times and good music and I, for one, am already looking forward to the next one. Let's just pray that people's cameras will be kind to them and relinquish their little gold mines of memories some time soon because, as the reality of being back at work begins to kick in, I'm starting to think that it was all just a wonderful multicoloured binglybongly dream.

binglybongly's stage at the carnival was made possible by the generosity of :

and with kind help from:
Trevor & Hugo from
Shoreditch Carnival, Ian Hunter & Versatile Sound System, Adrian Lewis, sound engineer, Restore Community Project, for furniture, John Rathbone & Tom for furniture, Stirling Ackroyd (for the venue & storage), Geoff at Westland (pink marble fireplace from the Great Eastern Hotel circa 1850!), Bona Fide Studios, Living Colour (flowers), Aria, for occasional items, Blue Audio Visual, Eamon from hlw architects, Nathalie & Gary from co-lab architects, Alan Cox, Ellie for art, Opex Flooring, KopyKat, Creative Graphic Solutions, Natwest, Dom Bolongaro, Inky Blackness, Jon Hawkins, Dave Jewell, Abbi Barham, Emma T & Zena Bea, all the DJs and the band and probably a few we forgot to mention.

Here's the line up:

12 pm Tomasz
1 pm Abbi
2 pm Vicks
3 pm Younglee & Jake
4 pm Fluff
5.30 pm Antnee
7 pm Kamel Nitrate (live band)
8 pm Jon bongly
9 pm close

Also around the arena there was wonderful artwork by local artists and fragrant flowers kindly provided by Living Colour. Aaah!

-   It's all free. From 12pm till 9pm

More info on all of our events can be found in the left-hand menu.


There's only

The final preparation is under way for this year's event, which will be opening the streets of South Shoreditch to music, dancing, cycling, stalls, food and drink on Sunday 19th September.

Come along and enjoy car-free streets all day, with music and entertainment from lunchtime until 9pm, as part of European Mobility Week.

There's lots lined up for the day, including stages and sound systems, bike test tracks, stalls, children's area and more. More...


© productions limited 2001-2008
Registered in England and Wales. No. 04270573.
Registered office: downstairs on the left, 55 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ England