Archive - 2012
Tonight at Jazz on the Hill a live 2 band special to celebrate the oncoming new year. Soul band 'Find Your Head' and the 'The Ingham Swing Ensemble' provide the entertainment for what will be a unique way of bringing in the new year. £7.00 entry till late!
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Don't forget this weekend there are extra special closing times at the Lido for gym and spa - 6pm. This means out of both at 5:30! Then on Monday, the 4pm shutting time means out by 3:30pm. New Years Day completely closed. Back to normal hours on Tues. But not to despair: if you want a swim somewhere (or a gym) nearby tonight (Sat), a later game in town is Brixton Rec with last ticket at 7:30pm! Yay! It will be later on Sunday as well, but ring 020 7095 5100 option 4 to find out how much later!
SPA REPORT! All working although two of the hydrotherapy pool's key underwater jets (the big floor jet and the bubble beds) remain out of order. But the water was hot yesterday, so if you're looking for a good warmup, bring a book and camp out! Otherwise sauna at 80 and steam OK. Don't forget the premises will close at 8pm tonight Friday night ... shortened hours this week anyway, but earlier Friday closing constitutes the new routine maintenance hours recently established and which will carry forward into the new year.
The world didn't end on Friday, so come on out for a bit of pre-Xmas celebration tonight at Jazz On The Hill!
The Ingham Swing Ensemble kick things off at 6:30 and go till 8.
Then it is Jazz Jammers from 8:30 till late!
Jazz Jammers is a new "open mic night" idea at Jazz on the Hill and happens every Sunday from 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and get up on stage and perform during this slot, and from this weekly showcase three acts will be chosen for the the once-monthly Saturday night '3 Band Special' when performers split takings on the door - £5 entry!
The inaugural went down very well last week and featured Ben Croft, Gill Holland with Donald Skinner, and Corduroy Trousers ... with the bands getting to share a pretty good door.
Imagine that, Jazz X-Factor at Jazz On The Hill in the square, every Sunday! So come along to Jazz Jammers and take the microphone, or come along and root on contenders! Free entry.
Reminder! Don't forget to use the Lido gym this Xmas! Otherwise, Fusion will cut back on hours next year! A reminder of Lido Xmas/NY holiday times:
Monday 24 December 8am – 4pm
Tuesday 25 December Closed
Wednesday 26 December Closed
Thursday 27 December 7am – 8pm
Friday 28 December 7am – 8pm
Saturday 29 December 8am – 6pm
Sunday 30 December 8am – 6pm
Monday 31 December 8am – 4pm
Tuesday 1 January 2013 Closed
Wednesday 2 January Normal opening times
It was a busy weekend at the Lido! Well over 100 strong turned up for the Crisis winter swim on Saturday (weather mild for it!) and the carols poolside went well too (again mild if a little rain). Both events earned money for charities. Pictured below is our Fusion manager Clare Motton collecting donations for carol entry and handing out songsheets!
EXQUISITE SILK & WOOL SCARVES FROM INDIA
A POP-UP SHOP AT 51 FAWNBRAKE AVENUE FOR ONE DAY ONLY – DECEMBER 18TH BETWEEN 10:30 AND 3PM
Exclusive scarves in blends of silk, wool, cotton, modal and linen to suit your needs from winter sun to winter ski and even something for spring.
These scarves have been sourced from Indian suppliers who usually export to Milan and Paris.
This stock is limited and one of a kind and ranges between £25-£65.
Ideal Christmas presents!
Mayor's Winter Plunge Saturday – 22nd December 10.30-11.30am. This will be in aid of Lambeth Mayor’s chosen charity, The Alzheimer's Society. The Plunge will take place at 11.00am. Spectators very welcome and entry by donation. Come along in 1930s Fancy Dress if you like as we celebrate the original opening and hey day of the Lido which first opened it's doors in 1937!
You can see photos of a past plunge taken by Paul Maier at:
It has been a good week in the Lido spa, with most facilities up and running most of the time - with the possible exception of the hydrotherapy pool which, while hot, sometimes hasn't had all jets firing during underwater and overhead jet rotation. But everything was back back online last night. Sauna's been a bit cool at around 78 to 82 as a matter of course, but the steam room is working well again. Elsewhere still waiting on the showers in the men's changing to be sorted - repair date has been set for the 21 Dec, which has meant nearly a month's wait so far. Not usually a problem unless everyone's trying to take a shower at once - such as at closing.