'REDEMPTION SONG' the ballad of Joe Strummer
Thursday 25th April 2013 at 7pm
The Londesborough with George Binette are thrilled to be hosting an evening with Chris Salewicz. Chris will be reading extracts from his definitive biography of Joe Strummer 'Redemption Song' The Ballad of Joe Strummer.
Following the reading there will be a Q and A about Joe and The Clash. Chris's friendship with Joe spanned 30 years including travelling on the road with the band.
"...As Salewicz indicates in this interview, he had to write Redemption Song. It is a detailed, open and honest biography of the man. From the perspective of a close friend for 30 years, Salewicz has managed to not only capture the energy, angst, and poetic beauty of the musician, songwriter, political activist, poet and cultural icon, he has skilfully articulated Strummer's fears, his complexity and reveals the man's down to earth humanity. Never shirking in laying bare the demons that fuelled Strummer's gut-wrenchingly dark low times and the wilderness years following the demise of The Clash, Salewicz writes with compelling authority. With rich detail culled from his friendship with Strummer himself, his many many friends and, of course, his family, Salewicz makes a very persuasive case for him to be added to the long list of protest singers that include Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Bob Marley. He certainly convinced me. A sincere and rivetting biography of a warm, outspoken and searingly articulate man, whose drive, integrity, passion, and artistic accomplishments ensure his centrality within forms and discourses of music and popular culture."
March 2013 Breaking News
Fans of our BBQ Garden will be pleased to hear that we will be open on Fridays from 1pm from the 3rd of May for lunch a la BBQ. The Garden kitchen will stay open till 10pm.
We are really looking forward to this as the Garden is coming into bloom and the griddle is ready!
Londesborough Wedding is on Rock N Roll Bride
Pharmacy at the Londesborough
Just one pill today sir!
We didn't keep the Beer can wallpaper we designed as it felt a bit cold however lookinhg at it now it seems a shame. Maybe we should frame a strip and put some back up. It was a real divider....
Its not always easy cleaning up after the kidz but we just got voted one of the best places to go with kids by Netmums Thank you for voting for us whoever you are.
'Greta's Night In' Starts the last Friday of this month and will be running all year. Featuring local Rebel Radio DJ 'Chubby Dekker'.
Gilles Peterson, Stoke Newington resident and Maestro behind Brownswood Recordings held the Charity Fundraiser Dinner for 'The Steve Reid Foundation' at The Londesborough on Monday night. The eighty guests were dazzled with two sets by Brownswood Recordings artist: Zara Mcfarlane' followed by a short set on the decks by Gilles Peterson, oh there was also a four course meal and a World Music Quiz...Rufus! Thank you to everyone who helped put this on.
Brownswood Recordings and The Steve Reid Foundation celebrate the life and spirit of one of the world’s greatest jazz drummers – Steve Reid – via a deluxe 12” (180g vinyl, beautifully artworked sleeve and liner notes) featuring a brand new interpretation of the classic ‘Lions Of Judah’ by emanative & Ahmed Abdullah backed with a Four Tet re-edit.
Wishing all our customers a relaxing Christmas
Thank you for your patronage
we look forward to seeing you in 2012
Gregory Patrick and all at The Londesborough
Opening Times through Festive Season:
Open till 9.30pm on Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas day
Closed Boxing day
Re-open on the Tuesday Bank Holiday for Lunch and Dinner.
New Year's Eve (We are taking bookings for our early evening dinner, email us for a copy of the menu)
Open for Lunch and Dinner on Bank Holiday Monday January 2nd
One for Billy Idol! 'Bleeding Hearts' Wedding Cake Summer 2011.
The Peasant our sister pub recently won silver medal in the competition for England’s Best Steak Pie, run by EBLEX (the organisation for the English Beef and Sheep industry). We received the medal for our steak and kidney pie and spiced mutton and spring vegetable.
The Londesborough included in the 'Tatler Restaurant guide' 2011
The Londesborough featured in 'SHORTLIST' Magazine
The Peasant Beer Festival
Our sister pub 'The Peasant' in Clerkenwell is hosting it's 10th Beer Festival starting this week. Thursday March 31st through to Tuesday April 5th.
For a list of the award winning Ales chosen please follow the link. http://www.thepeasant.co.uk
The Londesborough gets Four Star review in 'View London'
The Londesborough has been in Time Out for five weeks on the trot, best new bars section
Watch out for the new BBC series with scenes filmed at The Londesborough by twoOfour featuring Jo Malone.
Malone, who made her fortune after establishing her eponymous firm and selling it to Estee Lauder,will help people to turn their ideas into high street brands.
The four-part BBC1 television series, to be screened in the spring of next year, will see her mentor people in all aspects and help them pitch to retailers.
Sunday: from midday for sunday roast and Brunch. Dinner menu commencing 6.00pm
Please note: The Kitchen will close from 5.00pm for one hour on Sundays.
For any enquiries/bookings:
36 Barbauld Road