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Ep46 Awe-Inspiring And Intriguing Insight Into One Of Londons Last Successful Record Shops

Big Red Tent Vinyl Cafe is a Smart Cafe Where You Can Listen to or Buy, Good Records and Eat Scrumptious Organic Food. It is a nice place to relax, have a drink and listen to some great music. Big Red Tent Vinyl Cafe is situated at 273 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR. Video directed by Chuck Iroegbu for Thirsty Brand Promotions. www.thirstybrandpro.com


Ep045 Priceless Hidden History of Ladbroke Grove Record Shops

Aidan McManus takes us on a journey of the record shops in and around Ladbroke Grove past and present including the personalities within them. ‘Of course, there are the arguments about the lively needle picking up every imperfection of each record pressing giving the plastic, analogue medium a soul and a 'warmth' which you just don't get on digital... but it extends to more than the product itself. The search for good vinyl is just as intoxicating. Whenever you step into a record shop you...


Ep044 Impenetrable Desire to Fulfil a Unique Dream Uncovered a Beautiful Army Empowering Community to Turn Waste into Gold.

I absolutely love delving into people’s lives and today I had one of the most wonderful experiences ever! I thought I was flying until I sat down with the GoldFinger Factory. The Factory was packed full of furniture, people and an incredible environment. I want to work there! ‘Goldfinger Factory is a fabrication atelier and teaching platform centered around upcycling to create bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through...


Ep043 Uncovered Story of Ladbroke Grove Squatters Whose Retaliation Against Eviction Shocked The World

Aidan McManus of Flipside London Tours takes us on another amazing journey. The neighbourhood at Freston Road, acquired by the Greater London Council (GLC), had been allowed to deteriorate into such a state of disrepair that tenants had to be rehoused, effectively dismantling a community. But by the mid-1970s the area had become home to a new community; a bohemian mixture of artists, writers, musicians and drug addicts. The residents’ circumstances varied. Some gravitated to the area to...


Ep042 Service Provided By a Park Lane Dealership

Photographica! I love a success story and another bow toAlex Schneideman’s string is his photography podcast, Photographica. Alex is a passionate and world renowned Photographer brilliantly discussing Photography, Print and Ideas on his new and exciting podcast channel, Photographica. An absolute honour for me was being invited by Alex to throw my pennies worth on podcasting in to the hat!! Alex, an expert in documentary photography specialises in fine print for Photographers, Artists,...


Ep041 A Secret and Hidden Story of a White Man Fighting An Unconventional War Against Apartheid

The history of the antiapartheid movement brings up images of boycotts and public campaigns in the UK, but another story went on behind the scenes, in secret. This is the story of the foreign volunteers and their activities in South Africa, how they acted in defiance of the apartheid government and its police on the instructions of the African National Congress (ANC). From the transportation of weapons to the passage of ANC fighters into South Africa, this account describes the many risks...


Ep40 Journalist? Photographer? Videographer? Talented?

Nick Peters a Lifelong journalist, broadcaster and writer on the subjects of enterprise, leadership and the future of work, present’s a radio programme on the brilliant finance/business station Share Radio! As far as I am concerned, Nick invited the whole of Ladbroke Grove on his show. With you coming on the show, his invitation would not have been possible. So far in his career Nick has appeared on national TV and radio in the US and the UK (BBC, ITN, ITV, CNN, LBC/IRN), including a...


Ep039 Anti Establishment Origins of Ladbroke Grove Graffiti

Anti Establishment Origins of Ladbroke Grove Graffiti As we know, my name is John Savage. We also know, I served in the Parachute Regiment for which I am proud. What I am not proud of, is that I listened to the utter BULLS**t spoon-fed to us by the Establishments propaganda wing, the media. I checked nothing for myself. Looking for Weapons of Mass Destruction during the invasion, nor I nor the biggest army ever to have invaded another country could not find one WMD! "Er....scuse me...


Ep038 Is Consumerism Wrong?

Article written By Harry Eyres For The Independent We talk a great deal about retail therapy but not so much about the kind of retail environment that might drive people to seek therapy. Looking at Alex Schneideman's collection of photographs in Want More, I found that the words that came into my mind were from a sonnet by William Wordsworth, written more than two hundred years ago: "The world is too much with us; late and soon, / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: / Little we...


Ep037 An Ocean Full Of Pigs On The Ladbroke Estate

A Gang of Eight, Could Make A Million Bricks Over The Summer Season In The Piggeries. Historian Aidan McManus the founder of Flipside London Tours others refuse to explore takes us on a journey through the Piggeries. London clay is a compact anaerobic material ideal for brick making. Once dug the clay was mixed with water and cinders, both in plentiful supplies in Victorian London, it was a perfect solution for house building using materials readily available. The ash imbued the brick with...


Ep036 Lemmy's Story - Founder of Motorhead

Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. His music was one of the foundations of the heavy metal genre. He was known for his appearance (including his friendly mutton chops) and his distinctive gravelly voice. Alongside his music career, he also had many minor roles in film and television. Lemmy was born in Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in North Wales. He was...


Ep035 Mick Farren Psychedelic Left

Aidan McManus Founder of FlipSide London Tours once again takes us through the life of Mick Farren. As an organiser of what he later termed the Psychedelic Left, Farren led the group of hippies which, in 1970, took over the television studio when the American Yippie Jerry Rubin was appearing live on David Frost’s show. As Rubin rolled and smoked a joint, Farren harangued Frost from the audience while the Oz magazine editor and future media mogul Felix Dennis squirted the enraged television...


Ep034 Michael X - Civil Rights Activist or Gangster Rightfully Hung?

In this episode of The ‘I Love The Grove History Series’ Aidan McManus of Flipside London Tours Takes us on an Intimate Journey Through The World of Michael X. He was a pimp, pusher and political activist, with a penchant for the outlandish and an ability to attract support from the rich and famous. Until his murder conviction and hanging in Trinidad in 1975, Michael X was one of the best-known figures of 1960s radicalism. Michael Horovitz reviews a new account of the life of this...


Ep033 The English Cleaning Company

For me, there are inspirational stories behind the eyes of every person we meet are simply amazing. Story’s that the body and the clothes upon it refuse to give up until we ask. Fascinating and wonderful stories yet could be tragic, but for the most part we can learn from. Today, we seem to fall in line with the tune of aspirational media when in reality, we can learn so much more from inspirational people. Peter Tate is one such person we can all learn from. Not only is he a talented...


Ep032 25+ Business Success Services

Portobello Business Centre Portobello Business Centre is a leading quality and recognized provider of professional Enterprise Support Services. PBC have provided support and assistance to many of hundreds of businesses within our community including spreading its wings across London. They are a non for profit making market driven organization and consistently aim to be the leading provider of world class training, counselling and consultancy services. Allen Pluck the CEO of PBC has a huge...


Ep031 Serial Killer In Ladbroke Grove, London

In 1949 Christie lived at 10 Rillington Place, a grimy house in London's Ladbroke Grove. On the top floor of this building lived Timothy Evans, aged 24, a semi-literate van driver, with his wife Beryl and infant daughter Geraldine. On 30 November 1949 Evans walked into a police station in Wales and reported that he had found his wife dead in their London home, and had put her body down a drain. Later the bodies of his wife and child were found in the backyard; they had been strangled. Evans...


Ep030 Promote Your Business Via Professional Video

Thirsty Brand Promotions specialise in producing short promotional videos for brands and businesses. Their films are shot in Full HD or 4K and are compatible with all smartphones, tablets and laptops. Generating awareness for your business is imperative for steady growth. Thirsty Brand Pro are simply passionate about you and your company. Your brand should be visible, attractive and enticing to current and prospective clients. Chuck Iroegbu the CEO of Thirsty Brand Promotions has been in...


Ep029 Jane Bourvis Antique Wedding Dresses

An Atelier on the Golborne Road, London, specializing in restoring and recreating beautiful antique wedding dresses, working with antique laces, also creating styles from the 20’ and 30’s in stunning silks & embroideries & cutting including making in shapes and fabrics from a bygone age, every dress created is unique & beautiful. Jane was absolutely fantastic! The passion and energy running through her is inspiring. Just google her name and you’ll see the first 190 pages are pretty much her...


Ep028 Ladbroke Grove Creates A Festival

Portobello Live is an exciting new festival showcasing the heart and art of vibrant West London in a rich blend of music, cabaret, spoken word and performance. One wristband gives access to more than 80 acts across nine venues, over two days. Held in association with Wall of Sound and Rough Trade over May Day bank holiday, the festival features hot new bands and performers alongside rock royalty and special guests. The above said, I wanted to know why Portobello Live was created? Musician...


Ep027 Space Rock Band - Hawkwind

Formed in 1969, Hawkwind are a prolific and pioneering space-rock group from the UK. Within weeks of their formation, the band had made a name for themselves on the free festival circuit and would perform live without fee wherever they were able. By the time of their 1971 album 'X In Search Of Space', Hawkwind were infamous for their science fiction themed music and theatrical concerts, the latter renowned as exhibitions of pulsing electronics, dazzling light shows, LSD consumption and (from...