What’s On: Irish Feast comes to Trafalgar Square

– Visit Irish Food Market

at the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations –

 St Patrick’s Day was traditionally known as the day of feasting, so use this as an excuse to head into the heart of London to sample some of Ireland’s finest produce at the Irish Food Market, which will be one of the highlights at the Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.


The free event is taking place in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 16 March (12-6pm), and the Irish Food Market is the perfect way to sample the true flavour of Ireland and experience a warm welcome from the producers themselves. From farmhouse cheeses and traditional breads to smoked fish and luxury confectionery, The Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) brings the very best of Ireland to central London.


The St Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade are supported by the Mayor of London and Irish businesses who work with Irish cultural organisations, musicians and artists. Amongst the biggest St Patrick’s Day events outside Ireland, last year’s festivities attracted around 100,000 people from across the city and beyond. People attending this year, can expect another lively and colourful line-up, including a parade of floats, marching bands and Irish dancing schools, a live music tent, a comedy tent and Irish film screenings.


A great day out for foodies and families alike. Just remember your shamrock.


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Forgot one-off gig tickets, standard subscriptions or dust-gathering gift-cards – Bush Hall, West London’s landmark indie music venue, has unveiled the must-have Christmas gift for culture vultures with the arrival of its lifestyle membership scheme. Launching this month, members can expect unparalleled access to its raft of vibrant and eclectic live music, modern dining and quirky and unique entertainment.


Nestled in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush and hidden within restored Edwardian walls, this cool, independent live music and events venue regularly plays host to big name and local musicians, comedians and cabaret acts and now you can buy a piece of Bush Hall action for yourself.  At £30 for individual membership, £70 for Family membership and £100 for VIP access, members will enjoy free comedy and cabaret tickets, guest list places for exclusive and secret shows, pre and post gig/theatre meals and drinks at its recently launched restaurant Bush Hall Dining Rooms and discounted use of The Music House for Children year-round.


Members will also be amongst the first to sample the two brand new and exciting events that launch in early 2014 and celebrate the honest, quirky entertainment that has marked Bush Hall’s heritage.  Hidden under Bush Hall’s grand chandeliers, Bush Hall Film Club and Sunday Coffee Concerts, will be monthly opportunities to experience arthouse & foreign cinema and discover the charms of jazz and classical music, all in a stunning setting.


Co-owner of Bush Hall Group, Charlie Raworth, says, “By becoming Bush Hall members, lovers of London’s cultural scene have the opportunity to support an independent arts venue, help keep live music alive and support the next generation of musicians.  In return, they’ll be welcomed into the Bush Hall family and receive unrivalled access to the unique events & services we have created over the last 13 years.”


Bush Hall

This characterful independent live music and events venue hosts big name and local musicians, comedians and cabaret acts, as well as wedding receptions, conferences & film shoots. With a rich rock and roll history dating back to 1904, the venue has been a rehearsal space for the likes of The Who, Adam Faith and Cliff Richard and its vibrant and varied past has seen it in numerous incarnations from WII Soup Kitchen to Bingo Hall.  It’s hall of fame reads like a list of the music industry greats – Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Ellie Goulding to name a few – and membership provides access to secret gigs and guest lists, as well as discounts on events and venue hire.


Bush Hall Dining Rooms

The latest addition to the group, Bush Hall Dining Rooms, is a modern British neighbourhood restaurant that celebrates the traditional dining room values of bringing friends & families together around a table.  Favourites from the all-day menu include ‘family-style serves’ and Sunday roast joints that are carved by the head of the table in order to promote sharing.  With rave reviews from renowned food critics and local customers, it’s the perfect place to take the kids after school for a milkshake or to enjoy a delicious pre-gig meal with a group of friends, with generous discounts on breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the membership.


The Music House for Children

The Music House for Children is a not for profit music school for babies, children and young people, developing the musicians of tomorrow. This well-established music school is a great place for children to take part in music and movement sessions, workshops, instrumental tuition, singing lessons and weekend music clubs. The Music Barn, a separate space within the school, can be hired exclusively for children’s parties with membership offering 25% off its hire.