IN&OUTTONIGHT 24 Friday, 9 October 2009 London Lite CLUB TALK By Scott Manson WEEKEND FOR HEAVY PEDALLERS Cycle Show Saddle up for all things bicycle at the Cycle Show. Test mountain bikes, chat to pros, check out BMX whizz kids or just enter competitions. Fri-Sun, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Rd SW5 (, Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, tickets 14.50, 11.50 adv. Tube: Earls Court FOR FAMILIES Sadlers Wells Family Weekend a Two-day extravaganza of performance, games and workshops especially for children. Sat & Sun, Peacock Theatre, Portugal St WC2 and Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Ave EC1 (, times and prices vary, see website. Tube: Holborn/Angel FOR HAPPY SNAPPERS Shoot Spitalfields GaTher a photographic treasure- hunting team of 2-4 people and collect your clues in the morning. Snap away all day before returning to Toynbee Studios to view your answers on a slideshow. Sun, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial St E1 (, 11.15am-6.30pm, 15 per person. Tube: Liverpool St MARTHA DE LACEY LAIDBACKANDLOWKEY BMX bandit: bike show Bonkers by charlotte melville ITS EYES DOWN AS THE CLUB CROWD Full house: the rocking crowd of underground bingo players R unning a good club is a bit like being a football manager. Sign up promising newcomers before they hit the big time and combine them with established names to get a winning team line-up for the night. its a delicate balancing act. Book too many newbies and you risk them failing to spot when the crowd needs a lift, but just having big DJ names wont give a true taste of the underground, plus the promoter has to pay out big time. But at Chew The Fat, promoter Paul Arnold is a bit of a Fabio Capello. His irregular night touches down at The Arches in Southwark for the clubs 12th birthday tonight. Hes put together a perfect team for a night of sublime music. Th the fidget house s Trevor Loveys, plus Starr, and Arnold h of absolute mayhem blowing out the can are Manchesters B their 15th birthday club. The roll call of booked who went on B ingo! For the blue-rinse babes at the bingo hall on my road its not just a game, its a life- style choice. i used to watch them, enjoying their between- game fags, with a mix of affec- tion and amusement -- bless em, getting out of the house to keep sociable. But catch me in a bingo hall? As my gran would say, not for all the tea in China. Yet it was only a matter of time before i was swallowing my words and nodding dumbly at the request of a mate to join her birthday celebrations at a new weekly bingo night. A silver wedding anniver- sary, sure, but a 25th birthday party? Clearly my glamorous pal Jane had lost the plot in an early midlife crisis. But this, i was told, wasnt to be your average two little ducks, 22 event. This was Midnight Underground Rebel Bingo, a hardcore bingo night, not to be taken lightly nor attended by old people or children. The dress code summed it up -- weird, flash or dangerous. And to add to the fun it is all meant to be secret and illicit -- it even poses as a vintage clothing sale to put suspicious types and the authorities off the scent. As Countdowns fan base was banned and my mates all fell into at least one of the dress code categories, there was nothing left but to don our Friday best and head to the secret venue, the o2 Academy islington. it was 10.30pm and already a young, trendy collective in checked shirts and stilettos was queuing outside to hand over their tickets (6 in advance, 8 on the door) and get daubed (the insiders term for stamping) by the bouncer. We made it in past the sign that was welcoming us to a vintage clothing sale (remember, this is a very, very secret affair) and were hit with a blast of Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, removing all last traces of doubt in my mind that we were joining the geriatrics for the night. The narrow venue was already heaving, and we squeezed through the throng to pick up our 4 bingo cards and daubers -- basically purple felt-tipped pens. give a room full of excitable boys and girls a big, tempting felt-tip each and it turns into a playground, as we couldnt resist covering every possible inch of ea ru C i c ga do he co Ien an T be in i w co ho we to T ca th ga W Youre one o index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html