Must See Monday – Events of the Week: Just Jack, Chinese New Year & Clean Bandit

1st Feburary 2016

What: Just Jack 10th Birthday // Where: Motion // When: Sat 6th Feb (10pm) // Cost: £12.50


Ten years ago Janet Jackson’s boob popped out at the superbowl when she danced with Justin Trousersnake. Ten years ago Friends ended. Ten years ago Facebook launched itself upon the tinterweb and our brains have steadily melted ever since. But not because of Facebook, oh no. Brains have melted across the land because of something else, something far more exciting than any of these meagre happenings we found on a blog called “Ten Years Ago Today”. Oh yes ten years ago something truly special happened. Ladies and gentlemen, fools, maidens, buffoons, village idiots, town bikes, local drunks, clowns and savage brutes! Listen up! Ten years ago, a full decade, to this day, Just Jack was born!

To celebrate they are doing what they do best. Partying.

Expect the birthday party to end all birthday parties. They’re not just talking about balloons at the front gate, a bout of dizzy dinosaurs and party bags when you leave. No no. As always they’ve scoured the 4 corners of the globe and unearthed a truly stupendous lineup for your delight. 

Anyone who’s followed their events over the last few years should know the calibre of lineup in store. To dazzle and entertain you they’ve summoned a handful of their all time favourite DJs, one of the most influential live acts from way back when, a couple newer kids on the block, a splatter of rare back-to-back pairings, a heap of US imports and a whole lot o’ acid. You can of course expect all of this with a pedigree that would have Crufts frothing to dish out the rosettes.

Do not miss this!

To find out more click here.


Chinese New Year 2016 @ Wai Yee Hong // Sat 6th Feb // Cost: Free
Wai Yee Hong will be hosting their annual Chinese New Year celebrations from 11.30am on Saturday 6th February 2016 when they will welcome the mischievous Year of the Monkey. Expect traditional Chinese firecrackers and for the Yi Quin lion dance troupe to come and show off their incredible kung fu skills, and energetic lion dances. There will also be performances by local Chinese community groups.

While the boisterous kung fu lions perform outside, there will be plenty to see in-store too, including an intricately crafted papier-mâché lion head, displayed alongside lots of interesting facts about how they are made, and information on the different styles and types of Lion Dance costumes.

Following the success of Wai Yee Hong’s New Year market last year, they’ve invited more stalls to join in with the celebrations this year. They will be offering a variety of delicious hot foods, Chinese bakery items, bubble teas and gifts! Perhaps you’ll pick up an auspicious Chinese dragon, a festive lantern or sweet treats such as wife cake or Chinese cookies from the local Chinese baker.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which is the ninth sign in the Chinese zodiac. Monkeys are the intelligent, energetic and mischievous sign of the zodiac, which means they can be quite a handful! If you are aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you are more likely than not to be a Chinese Monkey.

To find out more then click here.

Clean Bandit @ SWX // Fri 5h Feb (11pm) // Cost: £10
Farfetched Refreshers bring to you a live DJ set from one of the hottest acts around – CLEAN BANDIT.

Expect 2000+ raving heads, three banging rooms & one huge sound system.

The Main Stage will host a live DJ set from Clean Bandit, Stage Two sees DJ Rosco mixing the best R&B,
and on Stage Three Tim Shires  will be dropping cheesy classics from the best party eras.

To find out more click here.

Kevin McGough