SPACIFIC NEWS #57: Contents

1. Spice of Life :: Flip Grater + Adi Dick
2. Borderline :: Don McGlashan
3. Cargo :: Waitangi Day
4. Competition :: Kiwi Diary
5. Selected Highlights This Month


We welcome to our last gig of the year the amazing Adi Dick. Adi first came to prominence due to his involvement in the formidable Fly My Pretties project, but this was soon eclipsed by his excellent debut album “Our Place”, that came out on LOOP last year. You can check him out at

Also playing is the lovely Flip Grater, bringing an end to a rambling tour through Europe that has taken in Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and more. Along the way she has been collecting recipes for her next cookbook, so maybe bring some down to the gig to submit? More info on her at

The Spice of Life is an intimate room, downstairs from a pub just off Charring Cross Road, so perfectly placed to come for a quiet drink or six at the end of a busy day Xmas shopping!

There are still some credit crunch busting tickets for £4 +b/f at (08700 600 100), otherwise it will be £6 on the door.

Doors: 7pm-11pm
At: 6 Moor St, Cambridge Circus. W1D 5NA
Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Trafalgar Square
Venue website:


You may know Mr McGlashan from his days in The Mutton Birds, or Blam Blam Blam or possibly even The Front Lawn. Wherever you know him from, you are sure to have heard his songs over the years: “Anchor Me”, “Dominion Road”, “Nature”, “There is no Depression in New Zealand” and last year’s smash hit that Don wrote for Hollie Smith, “Bathe in the River”.

Who knows what he will be singing at this solo show just off Soho, but it is sure to be good! Advance tickets are £8 +b/f from (08700 600 100) or, otherwise it will be £12 on the door.

Doors: 7pm
At: Orange Yard, 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Venue website:

CARGO :: WAITANGI DAY :: 05/02/09

No details to announce yet, but just a heads up that we will be returning to Cargo to celebrate Waitangi Day on Thursday 5th February – we know this isn’t Waitangi Day here, but it is in NZ!

From 5pm til 1am
On: 83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Old Street


Apparently, “the perfect Christmas gift for New Zealanders hungry for home-grown gifts The Kiwi Diary dips a toe into numerous publication genres. This full colour 220 page publication showcases talented Kiwi artists, writers and poets, is filled with tasty Kiwi recipes, Te Reo, famous Kiwi quotes, sustainable living tips, and thought-provoking articles.” Don’t take our word for it but see for more details.

Or enter our very quick competition to win a copy – email us at by the end of Sunday 7th December and we will draw names from a hat Monday morning.

If you don’t win, then you can still buy copies, either in NZ from their website or in the UK from the lovely people at


12 Atlantic Conveyor // Horse&Groom, Curtain Rd, EC1 // 10-4 // £5
17 Special Needs Cru // Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, EC1 // 7.30+ // FREE
31 Jayson Norris // Vesbar, Goldhawk Rd, W12 // 7-3 // £20

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