LDN Experiences

Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Gavin


Oblique Carnival Brunch Party

They say good things come to those who wait, and that phrase has never been truer since I paid my first visit to Oblique- party organisers who host one of the most popular brunch parties in East London.

I’d been meaning to attend one of their regular nights for some time but a hectic schedule had put paid to plans.  However when I heard about the Oblique Carnival party taking place in Brazilian bar-cum-nightclub Floripa in Shoreditch, I had to make it by hook or by crook.

Upon arrival I’m greeted by Mardi Gras beads and the excitable Oblique promoter Romi giving me a big hug; a refreshing culture shock when I’m used to getting snarled at by burly bouncers. While brunchers get stuck into their chicken wraps, the resident Oblique saxophonist plays over modern beats in the background. I prefer brunch of the liquid variety and I don’t seem to be the only one as the bar is four deep for the specialist Oblique cocktails selling for only £5- not bad going for 2pm.

Oblique Carnival

To get the mainly early 20s crowd mingling, an ice breaker game gets going with the offer of free shots- and soon enough the dancefloor starts filling thanks to DJ Martin 2 Smoove (and some energetic dancing by Romi).  Oblique prides itself on making sure everyone parties hard and gets “turnt up”, and that’s exactly what happens as hit after hit from the hip hop archives bellow throughout the bar.

It seems slightly odd to don my gladrags and rave so early in the day, but the energy and friendly nature of everyone in attendance gives Oblique a real family feel, and I can’t think of many more enjoyable ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.

The next Oblique brunch party takes place 28th March and they run a monthly resident club night at Casa Negra. For tickets and info visit http://www.obliquelondon.com/

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Born and raised in Croydon, South London, Gavin is a lover of cocktails, a passionate foodie, and a self-proclaimed ‘dancing god’. A (relatively) normal guy that decided to start blogging about his experiences around the city he loves.

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