News - Stuff that's going on at look mum no hands!
Posted 23.12.2011 in Shop Events
We're closed from 24thDecember, reopening on 3rd January.
Come and join us on Friday the 16th of December
Launch of a debut collection of cycling attire and bespoke cyclocross frames with live music. This should be wicked. Eri Okan play Brazilian Afrobloco live with support from DJ 1TA Part2style (Japan)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6TH 2011.
All my life, I’ve had an addiction. I admit it. For almost all my life, I’ve become dependant, quiveringly enslaved, a slack-jawed junkie.
The black-black. Mama Gumbo. The 12 inch Nefertiti. The dark circle of Sirocco.
Of course at a molecular level it was just plain old alcohol. Ethyl alcohol. CH2. You might have heard of it as VINYL. Or the circle of Sirecco if you’re from round there.
My very first hit was back in 1982, Thriller, the cover depicting a young Michael Jackson with a baby Bengal tiger. Little did I know, that once fully grown, what a danger to small boys that little tiger would become. Not to mention Michael Jackson being a peadophile and that.
Soon my addiction grew and grew. Hip-hop, soul, funk, jungle, garage, R’n’B, until my vinyl even outnumbered my oven-shrunken monster munch packet collection.
But now I have decided that enough is enough. The fridge is full of 2-step. I can’t use my bath because of James Brown & the JBs. I can hardly sleep for block-rocking beats beneath my bed.
So the time has come to go cold turkey. I’m saying goodbye to the vinyl. I’d love for you to come and pay your respects and perhaps take one home for your spice cupboard.
Join me at Look Mum No Hands on Sunday November 6th I’ll be there all day, playing vinyl from my past and crying.
Sigma sport Specialized host this apres-race bash where the riders will be swapping gels for Slags (our house Belgian lager)
Monsters Illustration Collective is peddling artwork and prints at the fabulous bicycle cafe-bar 'Look Mum No Hands!' between the 4th and 16th of September.
We are having a Private View on Thursday 8th September from 6 -10 pm.
All work will be for sale and most of it can be bought framed or as limited edition prints.
With prices from £20....... even illustrators can afford them.
Come and join us for this Monsters special event.
From September 19 to 25, three sculptural bike storage solutions are to be exhibited; Branchline, Shadow and Hood. Designed to support everyday life on two wheels, these premium pieces unite cycling culture with interior design.
The four Quarterre designers hail from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including automotive design. Driven by personal passions for cycling, the designers sought to address the challenges of owning a bike in an urban environment. Applying their technical expertise and knowledge of materials to bike storage, Quarterre has crafted this range of sculptural stands with a meticulous and measured eye. Rather than bikes creating assault courses in hallways, being relegated to the shed or the office back room, Quarterre's range of stands are effective and highly aesthetic storage solutions designed to seamlessly and elegantly integrate cycling with work or home environments.
Made exclusively in the UK using the highest quality materials and hand-finished with leather detailing, craftsmanship lies at the heart of this collection.
Made of folded steel, Hood is wall-mounted creating an architecturally faceted hook for hanging your bike.
Branchline is designed to adapt and grow alongside the owner's life and needs. The stand provides vertical storage for up to two bikes on two sets of adjustable arms and can adapt to a variety of frame shapes. The piece can stand independently against or be secured to the wall and is available in a clean laminate finish or sustainably sourced bamboo.
Freestanding Shadow is sculpted from a single sheet of folded steel. Shadow's cantilevered form can accommodate most wheel sizes and the bike can be easily rolled into position.
Furniture For Bikes combine stylish forms with function and simplicity with structural elegance. The streamlined shapes, architectural lines and quality of the pieces act as an impressive foil for a much-valued bike within the home or work place.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Basic bike maintenance for all. Call Digger at the cafe on 020 7490 3928.
Bike Portraits is a exhibition by Kat Jungnickel that presents some of the rich and diverse cycling cultures of Hackney.
The private view takes place on Saturday 30 July with a bike ride between the five venues
25 portraits of people with their bicycles were taken in and around Hackney over the last year. Inspired by David Hockney's collages and comprised of up to 60 images, each portrait has a unique shape that emerges in the making. Left deliberately messy with jagged edges, exaggerated horizons and absurd architectures, they go someway to point to the nature of the personal, sensory and multi-dimensional experience of cycling. Kat also places herself in the images, thereby pointing to the collaborative and social nature of the work and contributing to the messy dynamic.
Cycling rates are growing across the UK and Hackney has seen the biggest increase in cycling of any of the London boroughs in recent years. Bike Portraits is part of a University of East London Sociology research project that focuses on Hackney and three other UK cities with relatively high cycling rates to find out why cycling thrives in some places. The research is ongoing with results expected at the end of the year. See www.cyclingcultures.org.uk.
In addition to LMNH, the exhibition is on display in 4 other bike shops and cafes in and around Hackney: Two Wheels Good (165 Stoke Newington Church Street), Push Cycles (35c Newington Green), London Fields Cycles (281 Mare Street) and Lock 7 (129 Pritchard's Road).
The private view takes place on Saturday 30 July with a bike ride between the five venues. Contact Kat on email@example.com to join in.
Posted 02.07.2011 in Shop Events
We are very excited about the 2011 Tour.
We'll be showing as much coverage as we can get on our massive screen.
Generally we show Eurosport during the day (fewer ad breaks), then ITV highlights (7pm) in the evening (so we get our Liggett fix).
If it's being broadcast then we'll get it on. We'll also be showing the great film Chasing Legends on the 14th at 8pm
Check the calendar for more details.
Allez allez allez!
02/07/2011 - 11am
03/07/2011 - 1pm
04/07/2011 - 1pm
05/07/2011 - 1pm
06/07/2011 - 12:30pm
07/07/2011 - 1pm
08/07/2011 - 1pm
09/07/2011 - 1pm
10/07/2011 - 2pm
11/07/2011 - REST DAY
12/07/2011 - 1pm
13/07/2011 - 1pm
14/07/2011 - 11:15am
Posted 21.06.2011 in Shop Events
We've had these brilliant hats designed to celebrate the Tour de France.
The hats are £10 and available in the cafe or online at http://lookmumnohands.myshopify.com/
Posted 03.06.2011 in Shop Events
We'll be showing the race daily on the big screen.
Sunday - 1:15pm
Monday - 2:30pm
Tuesday - 3:30pm
Wednesday - 3:30pm
Thursday - 3pm
Friday - 2:30pm
Saturday - 3:15pm
Sunday 12th - 2:30pm
It's the Giro! and we're going pink. We've got loads of stuff going on for the Giro. We will of course be screening all of the racing live on the screen during the day and replaying the highlights in the evening. We'll have a selection of very nice Italian bikes on show around the cafe, an exhibition of Giro inspired work by Jeff Parr inside the cafe and Rouleur Giro prints on display in the yard. We also have the launch of John Foot's book 'Pedalare' - a history of Italian cycling happening on the 5th. Check out the calendar for full details of all events.
Click here to see it full size and check out some of the racing we'll be showing on the screen http://tinyurl.com/458t5hw
7pm Wed 23rd February
Two tragically single 24-year-olds cycle across Morocco in a quest to learn about marriage and relationships. This 30-minute film is a pilot episode for George and Tom's documentary adventure to Cape Town (via Southern Russia) in 2011.
Tue, 15 February, 18:00 – 23:00
It's a fiver to race or spectate.. Last event of the popular winter league, newcomers to Rollapaluza always welcome. Prizes from Condor Cycles!
Thursday 27th January. The Ride is wicked and so was their last party here. BEER, BIKES and not just BLOKES.
We love knitters and we are proud to host Aneeta Patel's drop-in knitting workshops.
Sunday 9th January 2011, 11am-1pm and every second Sunday of the month.
Knitting SOS - the REAL Fourth Emergency Service!
"I created Knitting SOS in 2005 as a free service for knitters in need of emergency advice. I feel strongly that sometimes a knitter will need a bit of advice to keep them going and I was keen to provide this as a free service rather than have knitters get 'stuck' and stop knitting for want of a little boost... so take advantage of over 30 years of knitting experience!"
Knitting SOS hotline: 07940 850 458
Knitting SOS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting SOS monthly workshop: details below