The Events You Really Shouldn't Miss In May 2015

The Rooftop Film Club Movies in the sky Watching movies - in the sky - on a roof - with booze - and pizza. The RFC are back for what’s set to be another banging summer on some of London’s best rooftops. The Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Bussey Building in Peckham, Roof East in Stratford and The Roof Gardens in Kensington are all on board so get on this quick because tickets are like gold dust. They’re showing everything from old school classics (thin Casablanca) to cult (Pulp Fiction style) and hot new 'not even out on DVD yet' movies, so whether it’s date night or you Mum wants in on the action, everyone's a winner. Want our advice? Bring blankets, it's f*cking cold. Various locations // From 1st May POP.UP.Rooftop London Wine Week A whole week of wining in the city Want to drink wine every day? This is what you've been waiting for.  The dream team that brought us London Cocktail Week are back on the grapes for a second year and it’s all about wine. Expect tours, tastings, master-classes and pop ups - get your hands on a wristband and you’ll be sipping some of the finest grapes in the city for a fiver in more than 100 spots across the city. Various locations // 18th - 24th May wine.week World of Zing Bar, Gallery & Spice Emporium Great cocktails on the Southbank Our favourite pre-batched cocktail makers are popping up at the Southbank’s Alchemy Festival to show off their unique approach to booze, spice and all things nice. As well as banging boozy offerings they’ll have a selection of Indian soft drinks and a huge array of rare spices for you to taste, plus customers can peruse an immersive multi sensory art exhibition of prints made with spices while you get your drink on. We’re gagging for a Persian Lime & Nori Seaweed Margarita just thinking about it! Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX // 15th - 25th May // Free Entry world.of.zing.southbank Rumpus Vol. 25: Wrenches & Wenches A pirate rave Get in to that corset, whip out your sword and get ready for a pirate party like no other. Set over seven floors, they'll be DJs, circus performers and a heap of booze to keep all the wrenches and wenches happy. Festival scene heroes Slamboree Soundsystem will be big on the bass, Spanglegrinders will be doing cool stuff with power tools and there’ll be cake at the Wonderland Cafe. Because who doesn't want a slice of vicky sponge after a big night? Dress code suggestions include monkey and guerilla wenches; hot rods and drag racing queens, lug-nut lasses and petticoated know the drill. See you in the rave room. Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ // Friday 8th May 10pm - 6am // From £2o E.Rumpus Vestal Voyages The world’s first boat bar & distillery All aboard Vestal Voyages for some sailor style fun! Leaving the dock at Kings Cross, passengers of the Vestal Voyages boats can drink their way along the canals all the way to Islington and catch the sights of London from the river. Raining? Get warmed up in a coal-fired cabin.  Sun shining? Hit the deck for some sun worshipping as the boat bobs along Regents Canal. The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ EVENT.Vestal   Playback: The 90s Party at Bourne & Hollingsworth 90’s nostalgia From the same people that brought us the wild Bourne and Hollingsworth Prohibition Blitz Parties comes Playback, the ultimate party for some 90’s throwback fun. Celebrating the decade that gave us puffa jackets, the Spice Girls and blue WKDs, this party is inspired by 90’s fashion, music and films with live beats, guest performances and 90s-inspired drinks. It’s gonna be the bomb diggity. Wear your dungarees. Bourne & Hollingsworth, 28 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JF // 22nd & 23rd May (1) Urban Food Fest’s ABBA: Dancing Queen Night Market It’s all about ABBA The Urban Food Fest is rocking the vibes of that world famous Scandi band with a truly puntastic themed feast including Doughing Me, Doughing You flatbreads, Gimme Gimme Gimme BBQ pulled pork, Mamma Mia linguini, Super Trouper vegan burgers… you get the idea. It doesn't stop at the food -  drink Chiquitita rum cocktails all night if you’re really loving the 70’s vibes. Free beer or cocktail waiting for anyone who arrives in ABBA-themed fancy dress. Worth wearing neon platforms for. Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU // 16th May // 5pm - midnight abba The Paperworks Lamb belly BBQ The Paperworks in Elephant and Castle has revamped their market menu for some serious al fresco feasting, so if you can’t be bothered to do one yourself get down and try out their new summer BBQ this month. If you can’t decide, try the lamb belly stuffed with baba ganoush for one helluva feed up, and the cocktails, using fresh ingredients from their herb garden, are an absolute must too. At night there’ll banging resident DJs spinning the decks, open air cinema nights, burger shacks and when things heat up, out comes the artisan gelato! 48-50 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR // 1st May - 30th June paperworks.000 (1) Gospeloke Always wanted to sing your hallelujahs with a 13 piece gospel choir? Queen of Hoxton has answered your prayers people and now is your time. Get your eye off that sparrow and get over there on Thursday 21st May for some roof raising. Oh Happy bloody Day. Queen of Hoxton, Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX  // Thursday 21st May