News - Stuff that's going on at look mum no hands!
Posted 25.11.2013 in
A big Pistmas Chris-Up and everyone's invited. The new LMNH cafe / bar, 125 Mare St, E8 3RH. Live music from Atlantica (http://www.familyatlantica.com/). Free before 10pm £3 after.
Posted 20.11.2013 in
A unique Cycle Speed Dating event will take place at Look Mum No Hands at Hackney’s Mare Street on December 4th. Around thirty male and female cyclists will get to date at least 10 people from the other gender on one evening.
London is full of good looking and like-minded cyclists. But what happens when you see a gorgeous fellow cyclist at the traffic light just when the turns green again? Solo cycling is magic, but cycling together is even better. That’s why the Cycle Speed Dating team organises this event for London cyclists.
Bicycle Café and Workshop Look Mum No Hands in Hackney is the perfect location for this event; providing a relaxed atmosphere and many spaces to lock up bikes. Tickets include a drink (including delicious Vedett and Rothaus beers).
All single, cycle minded Londoners between (roughly) 25 and 35 years old are invited to date at least ten people during one evening during short four minute dates. After the event the cyclists will receive an email with their ‘matches’. In this way we hope to fill London’s streets with happier cyclists.
Tickets are now available via Eventbrite. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/cyclespeeddating. The ticket price is £16,- or £ 10,- (early bird, before November 25th), this includes a drink, the professional hosting of the evening and an email after the event with the matches.
The event takes place on December 4th, doors will open at 7pm and the first session will start at 7.30pm.
Cycle Speed Dating
December 4th 2013
7pm open/welcome, 7.30pm start
Location: Look Mum No Hands, 125-127 Mare St, London E8 3RH
Posted 04.09.2013 in
Limited edition prints from the Artcrank exhibition are now on sale at LMNH Mare St & Old St. All prints are priced at £35.
Posted 05.08.2013 in
We're right under Hungerford bridge. We have the best selection of craft beers on the Southbank, our usual cracking coffee and tons of cake. Come and see us. We're open from 9:30am until 11pm.
Posted 04.12.2012 in
Book your course here: https://lookmumnohands.myshopify.com/collections/courses-at-look-mum-no-hands
Posted 22.11.2012 in
We're covering the walls with some brilliant new new affordable art. Contributions from Monsters Collective, Eliza Southwood, Dan Mather, Chris Verbick, Andrew Pavitt & Tim Hole. The show runs from Monday the 26th until Christmas. All artists will be at the cafe on Sunday the 2nd they'll be eating cake, drinking tea (or beer) and selling their work.
Posted 25.10.2012 in
Book launch: MADE IN ENGLAND The artisans behind the hand-built bicycle. 6pm 9th November
Get your copy here
Posted 08.10.2012 in
Saturday the 13th until midnight. Music and dancing of the special kind. Ally cat racing, reggae, soul, rocksteady, blue beat, ska. Eat cake, drink / don't drink, chat, gossip, form unsuitable sexual liasons.
Posted 10.09.2012 in
THIS COURSE INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON WHEEL REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT, PUNCTURE REPAIR (2 methods), BIKE ROADWORTHYNESS ASSESSMENT, BRAKE BLOCK REPLACEMENT AND BRAKE SET-UP, CABLE MAINTENANCE, GEAR ADJUSTMENT AND MORE
INCLUDES FREE TOOL KIT (Pedros multi tool, tyre levers & repair kit) AND COFFEE
The course is held at Look mum no hands, 49 Old St. 10am - 4pm
Book here http://shop.lookmumnohands.com/products/basic-maintenance-course
Please email digger[at]lookmumnohands.com for more info.
Posted 03.09.2012 in
Enjoy live coverage every afternoon.
Posted 29.02.2012 in
An exhibition of Emmanuel Benoit's portrait photographs, from the Eritrean national cycling team series, to be held from 1st March to mid-April at "Look Mum No Hands!" 49 Old Street, London.
I travelled for a long time around the Horn of Africa before I began my adventures in Eritrea in February 2010.
Eritrea is a country with 4 million inhabitants, situated between Sudan in the West, Ethiopia and Djibouti in the South, and the Red Sea in the East.
The story that follows, an extract from my travel journal, is a testimony of a beautiful encounter. On this occasion, to be able to share the images there and then with the Eritrean sportsmen, I found it necessary to use Polaroid.
« Early in the morning in Hotel Luna of Massawa, cyclists are having breakfast. They are accompanied by their coach Salomon Samson, as well as their technical assistant Hadi Barhi. We exchange glances and I ask them if they would allow me to take their portraits before they start the training.
They are all part of the national Eritrean cycling team, comprising of 25 cyclists in total. These 9 particular cyclists are following an intensive training program for one week, after which 7 of them are going to be chosen to take part in the Tour of Libya from 13th to 17th March - a journey of more than 600 kilometres. Salomon tells me that considering the topography of Eritrea (the capital Asmara is more than 2500m above the sea level where Massawa is), they are very good climbers but might find it a challenge to race in Libya due to the terrain being so flat.
They are all between 23 and 25 years of age.
Shooting takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, and everyone takes the photographic session very seriously. When the time comes for me to catch my bus to Asmara, I realise that I haven’t asked for their permission to use the images. Back in the hotel I prepare the documents they need to sign for me, and we all have lunch together. They have just finished an 80 kilometres cycle, so they eat a huge amount of pasta followed by fish. There is no amphetamine available to dope the sportsmen. I grab a cup of tea with Salomon and catch my bus to Asmara ».
Posted 15.02.2012 in
Rory is doing something mental in the yard............
The countryside in London is dying out. The sparse remaining pockets left of the original land that existed before the city expanded are becoming fewer each year, and this is not good. It’s not good for the environment and it’s not good for our sanity.
This installation will aim to simulate this tranquillity in a busy urban environment, and give visitors a moments peace and seclusion from the sonorous grind of the bustling metropolis.
More to come..
Posted 09.01.2012 in
Tibbs made a film about his Sunday morning muffin baking antics. Some of it is filmed in the cafe. If you missed it at the BFF you can now see it here. http://www.wakeuptomuff.com/wutmovie/
Posted 05.01.2012 in
Join us from 6pm. Cycling legend Graeme Obree talks to Jack Thurston about his new book.
Posted 18.11.2011 in
Come and join us on Friday the 16th of December
Posted 09.11.2011 in
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)
Posted 23.09.2011 in
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.
Posted 15.09.2011 in
Sigma sport Specialized host this apres-race bash where the riders will be swapping gels for Slags (our house Belgian lager)
Posted 30.08.2011 in
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 email@example.com for any enquiries.
Posted 18.08.2011 in
Basic bike maintenance for all. Call Digger at the cafe on 020 7490 3928.
Posted 29.07.2011 in
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join in.
Posted 29.04.2011 in
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.
Posted 01.03.2011 in
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
Posted 17.02.2011 in
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.
Posted 01.02.2011 in
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!
Posted 12.01.2011 in
Thursday 27th January. The Ride is wicked and so was their last party here. BEER, BIKES and not just BLOKES.
Posted 04.01.2011 in
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: email@example.com
Knitting SOS monthly workshop: details below
Posted 19.12.2010 in
We will be closing late afternoon on Christmas eve and re-opening on the 2nd of January. We hope you all have a great Christmas and New year.
Posted 31.08.2010 in
The Vuelta is live on the big screen and repeated at 7pm everyday
Posted 04.06.2010 in
We're all wetting ourselves with excitement at the moment. The Tour arrives tomorrow and there's loads going on. Here's some of the stuff that's happening over the next few weeks:
The Tour on the BIG screen
It starts this Saturday and we will be showing all The Tour coverage live without exception. We'll also be repeating the highlights later in the day so that you can come and catch them after work with friends and a beer.
Prologue Sizzle in the yard - this Saturday, 3rd
Northfield farm make brilliant organic sausages. They're making a special Tour De France sausage just for us. We'll be serving these up on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the start of the tour.
The Bike Jumble - this Sunday, 4th
The bike jumble is now on the first Sunday of every month at 11am. It's free to sell and there's no need to book. We will of course be showing Stage 1 of the tour live too.
Condor & Mavic Raffle draw – Sunday, 11th
We will be hosting the raffle draw on the 11th July. There are some brilliant prizes. Tickets on sale at Condor early next week.
Bastille day – Wednesday, 14th
Free stuff for beret wearing people, home cooked Cassoulet, French beer and Belleville Rendez-Vous on the screen in the evening.
Film Night – Wednesday, 21st
We like film nights. It will be something special and tour related with popcorn and 4 Slags for a tenner (our house beer).