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Roller Derby with the London Rockin Rollers

Carnesky's Tarot Drome made me realise there must be some Roller Derby going on over here and that I'd like to see it! There are a couple of different leagues in London but this is the one that has an event soon, so it's the first I'm going to by default.

I don't know much about Roller Derby other than what I saw in Whip It! But it looks like a fast-paced skating sport, where the girls involved don't pull any punches. I'm interested to see what it's like in real life and not the Hollywood version.

And you don't get much more real life than, bizarrely, Stratford, where this event is taking place. There's not much else in Stratford but we can either go to the 'afterparty' in the King Edward, or head back into town if people want to stay out after.

There's a 'scrimmage' in the day (no idea what that is!) but I'll just be going for the bout which starts at 5.

I'll be getting my ticket on Friday.

http://londonrockinrollers.co.uk/

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  • Jamina W.

    Ok, I've got purple tights on, denim skirt, black top, long grey raincoat.

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I don't find you can somebody kindly call me when there on 07760 126758. Should be there pre 5. Hmmm maybe the hat will be on so look out... Thanks, D.

    October 20, 2012

    • Jamina W.

      Hi David, I've got your number and will be sure to let you know when I'm there.

      October 20, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Wow, so Newham Leisure Centre isn't at all where I thought it was! It's near Plaistow, not the gym in Stratford. Hope you all figured that out before me!

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey, I double booked myself, am away from london this weekend.
    I got a ticket, so my name should be at the door. Ping me directly if you want it

    October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Azul, if still have your ticket available it would be appreciated. Can settle up next time I see you out at an indie event ... David.

      October 19, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    By the way, if you have ordered a ticket, you probably won't have received an email about it but your name should be on the door.

    October 18, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    Hi guys,

    Lily - I'm afraid I don't know what time it ends but I can't imagine it going on much past 8pm. As it's such an early start, shall we just meet at the venue? I'll try to get there at about 4:45 to make sure people looking for me can find me before we go in. If anyone wants a text when I'm there, send me your number via a DM and I shall oblige. I'll also put on here what I'm wearing so you can spot me. We can go for a drink after to get to know each other if people want.

    October 16, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    I've bought my ticket!

    September 28, 2012

  • Jamina W.

    User - friends are always welcome. And yes Sophie, I saw Whip It! when I was in the States, shortly after which I almost walked into Drew Barrymore herself! I would never have heard of Roller Derby otherwise.

    Good film.

    September 25, 2012

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  • A former member
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  • A former member
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