The original plan
The original intention in January 2016 had been to run an interactive site with an exclusive members’ area, requiring registration, but we found that our potential audience was too small to justify this. This would also have required much extra work, and would have duplicated the activities of the more established social media platforms. As a result, we decided to keep access to our web content freely available to all.
For the first few months, our site listed events we organised ourselves, such as Sunday lunch at the Rocket in Wandsworth, pizza at Franco Manca in Chiswick, and a visit to the annual Clowns’ Service in Haggerston. There was one basic flaw with this scheme: Our subscribers have their own lives to lead, and the hoped-for attendance figures were rather disappointing.
A London events guide
So we had a re-think, and asked ourselves: Why take it upon ourselves to organise events, when there are so many excellent organisers doing this already?
As a result, we started to feature the crop of London events each month, and left it to our readers to make their own arrangements. In total we posted over 600 pages, listing festivals, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, visits, tours, open days, and of course our own pub nights.
A guide to online resources
Then the coronavirus came along, and events suddenly dried up.
Rather than letting our site languish in suspended animation, we came up with the plan to feature online content which our visitors can access online, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that there are many thousands of exciting sites out there.
We have consciously kept away from recommending broadcast and catchup television, social media, subscription platforms, and websites that require the download of proprietary software.
Please note that we have no association with any of the sites featured on this site, and that we derive no financial benefit from our recommendations, which we publish in good faith.
You visit any linked sites at your own risk, and we carry no legal responsibility as to loss or damage.