Not too long ago, I was walking along the Southbank and there were buskers playing on their steel drums. I don’t know about you, but I love the sound of Caribbean music and it reminded me of the long summer nights I used to spend at a Jamaican restaurant back in Johannesburg. I realised just how long it has been since I stuck into a proper Caribbean feast and it made both my heart and belly ache!
I began searching for Caribbean things to do in London over the summer. Of course, there is no shortage of things to do this weekend with events celebrating Jamaica’s independence day. There is Sir John Holt & Freddie McGregor at the Indigo at the O2 and Hipsters Don’t Dance at the Shackelwell Arms in Dalston but I don’t know if those are quite my style.
One event which caught my eye and which will run right through the summer and into the new year is the Caribbean Nights at the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. This is a Caribbean themed event which will feature live music, entertainment and a massive feast including lamb curry, jerk pork and fried red snapper. It sounds really brilliant and prices range between £28 for the lunch time events to £39 for the evening events.
So London people – is anybody interested in joining me for an afternoon or evening of food, cocktails and limbo-dancing? You can find out more information and check out the dates at the Caribbean Experience website.
Perhaps the best idea would be to email me or comment if you are interested and I will send out a Doodle and try narrow down a date for a group of us to go together. Who is in?