22 Friday, 16 October 2009 London Lite CLUB TALK By Scott Manson WEEKEND FOR FILM LOVERS London Film Festival THERE are still some tickets left to see future classics such as French drama Father Of My Children and American fish-out-of-water story Wah Do Dem at the 53rd festival. Until 29 October, various venues (020 7928 3232, bfi.org.uk/lff), times and prices vary. FOR SW11 Home Sweet Home VISITORS to the BACs Grand Hall this weekend will be given a flat-pack cardboard property and a plot to place it on. Londons rapidly growing smallest suburb also boasts its own post service, radio station and local landmarks. Until tomorrow, BAC, 176 Lavender Hill, SW11 (020 7223 2223, bac.org.uk), today 4-10pm, tomorrow 2-10pm, 10, 6 concs. Rail: Clapham Junction FOR FORTIES FANS The Blitz Party FIX up your hair in VV Brown style, grab a G&T and party in this air raid shelter-like venue with performances from burlesque duo Twin & Tonic and DJs Alex and Yu. Tomorrow, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2 (020 7636 8228), 8pm, 20, 15 advance. Tube: Old St LAUREN PAXMAN LAIDBACKANDLOWKEY Ballroom blitz: Twin & Tonic BY CHARLOTTE MELVILLE T HOSE who were students until recently: youve just left the cosy confines of college for the biggest challenge of your life -- moving back in with your parents. Is this a bad thing? Does the fact you, a grown adult, are back in the family home mean youre a total loser? Yes. Yes you are. No! Sorry! I mean: No. Its fine! Your parents dont mind! Theyre thrilled to have you back! Really. Besides, its only temporary, right? Because theres only so long you can put up with snails pace internet, constant nagging to find a job, and My god, is that a tattoo?! followed by Dont you walk away when Im talking to you! Yes, youll soon remember your parents are the two most annoying beings on the planet. At this point you may fear never getting your dream job, but trust me: set your goals high, never, ever give up, and I guarantee one day youll be working JOIN THE PARTY NIGHTS WHERE YO Liveand W HILE I welcome the crunchy leaves and chilly mornings of autumn with open arms and new hats and scarves, I am always sad to wave farewell to the festival season. For me, summers all about long weekends, tents, mates and music. And Im not the only one. As a testament to our passion for a music- based jamboree, the UK hosts almost 700 annual music festivals. Our national status for producing some of the best music in the world, not to mention taking pleasure in dancing about in leopard print wellies in a field, means we do it better than anyone else. We can see scores of great acts in one single weekend. But, come October, normal gig-going resumes. And seeing just one or two bands in a night always leaves me feeling slightly cheated. Enter former Fabric boss Steve Blonde and business partner DJ Andy Peyton who launched Scandalism earlier this year; an ultra-hip outfit that encom- passes a blog, a fashion label and, most importantly, a new alternative indie rock club night that provides all the live perform- ances and DJ sets you can cram into an evening. And all for 10. Its a one-dayer line-up for all seasons, held every few months, which should see us through the long, dark, festival-free months. On the blustery night of the launch, m friends and I were grateful to bowl into t Scala (the next one is to be held at Camden Proud), hand over our 10 and head straig to the main bar for a pint (3), a shot (4) a a look at the line-up. The bar, now named Room 3 and host by east London party collective Sna Crackle And Pop, was buzzing by 11pm Carlosi played powering house tunes. Feeli ready to get down, we joined the stea stream of revellers already moving betwe the rooms. So many artists were booked they hadn been able to cram them all on the flyer. Mo than 20 bands and DJ were on site, with li performances from Marina And T Diamonds and the promising cerebral ro of Wolf Gang, plus sets from Maccabees fro man Orlando Weeks, Tommy Sparks, a Bugged Out residents Were Not Cool. It w just a case of fitting them all in. The Scalas maze-like set-up was the perfe venue for meandering between the acts, wi each area rocking a different vibe. As w moved into Room 2, Max McElligott and h occasional three-piece band that makes Wolf Gang were midway through delighti the room with Eighties-influenced, high musical indie rock and Bowie-esque voca IN&OUTTONIGHT 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.html