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If you’re interested in dance and music, read this blog….

8 Jul

Before I introduce myself I thought it would be a good idea for you to check out a couple of the upcoming acts for Dance Nation, a free dance and music event on this weekend in Hackney that I’m going to be showcasing in this weeks blog:

Da Bratz (Boy Blue Entertainment)

Iva Lamkum

Who am I? My name is Atakan and I have a decent history with dance. I have performed in a variety of venues including lillian baylis as well as southbank and the place with Dance United which is a charity aimed at young people to encourage them into exploiting their hidden talents and is widely known and respected for their aims and methods of achievement. I have watched loads of performances and have taken part in several workshops in the past and have seen what the audience like and dislike in dance performances as well as workshops.

Through this I can confidently suggest that you as the reader should visit Dance Nation which is being presented by Barbican and is a highly interactive place where people of all ages and abilities can come along to take part in dance with live and entertaining music from all over the world. The event will be held in Gillett Square  and once the great sun sets everyone taking part will take the fun indoors to the award winning jazz venue The Vortex. Outside there’ll be a screening of the eye popping, jaw dropping, oh my god I think I just witnessed something better than subway toppings, incredible documentary called Baraka.

And you thought that was great? there’s also performances from the dancing demons Hackney dance troupes, with their impossible to copy moves,are you mind blown yet, you are? well I really don’t know what to say as international music legends will be performing quality music there too. What if I get thirsty and need a good drink? don’t worry because that’s covered too, beautiful locally brewed ales will be served in the square, so all you really have to do is stop reading this and prepare yourself for 13th of July with free admittance starting at 1:00 pm, don’t miss out on the greatest Saturday of your life.

If you enjoyed this blog well you’ll be happy to know I’m going to make more of these blogs and I can guaran-damn-tee you’ll have a smile on your face each time you read it.


Land of Kings – review

9 May

Great way to see some Hidden Gems, venues you maybe didn’t even know existed and artists you’ve never heard of. Land of kings makes it easy to explore one of London’s hippest areas. I headed down on the Friday to check it out.

What did we see : Galiano cocktails on the roof garden, Beat boxing in the vortex, awesome band space in Magnolia Banqueting Suite ( I always thought this was a weird wedding venue ). There was so much more going on in tents, basements and attics from literary, film, spoken word and DJ’ing.

Great value for money Would I recommend it? Hell yeah, this should be on ever music lovers calendar but also great if you just want to discover new venues and artists and have a vibey time. Look out for May bank holiday next year!

Land of Kings

3 May

We all know Dalston is a happening place but now you can sample the best of the area over the bank holiday weekend thanks to Land Of Kings.

The topline : The Dalston double-header returns // Friday 4th – Saturday 5th May 2012 // 15 venues // 2 nights // 1 wristband

The highlights : When else can you access the Dalston Roof Garden, The Vortex & Alibi all with new and interesting bands / acts.

Oh and check out the trendy crowd of 20 somethings

Book your tickets HERE or turn up and try your luck on the door


Exciting new project coming your way soon…!

25 Mar

Hey there Team YH World!

I hope you are all well. It’s been a while indeed but I can assure you that all is well.  We have moved offices and have grown over the past couple of months. There is a larger team in the offices at all times now; thus enabling us to keep providing you with positive information and great opportunities!

I have been a busy bee (as always) as well. Check out what I have been up to in the other branches of my blog:

Once you’ve had your fill of that, make sure you check the latest news and features on the YH! World site so that you don’t miss anything good 🙂

On a more exclusive note, by the end of this coming week, we at YH! will be launching our new project: ‘Young and Brilliant’ . This will be a celebration of young talents within the capital, who are working hard and making their way up the ladder of their ambition. With the help of a series of Video blogs, we will follow the journeys of a rapper; a journalist and photographer; a television presenter; a very talented make-up artist; a kick-boxer who is going places; a young entrepreneur; and a set of dancers who are currently touring the UK!

There is plenty of talent to be found in our city and despite all the negative media coverage and the difficult economic, political and social climate, young people are still ambitious.  And we at YH! want to be there at every step to celebrate with them when thy finally do reach their goals and get to wherever it is they strive to go.

So basically my lovelies, stay tuned!

Much love for now!



Siana. Over and out.

Students night out.

8 Feb

Alex Metric @ Scandalism

Alex MetricScandalism is hosting a big club night for the new year.

Booking high profile acts which will bring the house down. it is going to be a powerful clubbing experience. apparently their last event saw queues round the block all night so make sure you buy tickets in advance and make your way their early for the 18th of February 2011 for the ” Alex Matric ” event  featuring the massive line up, such as:

  • Alex Metric
  • Jacob Plant
  • Stripes

Gimme 10!

25 Aug

Stuck in Hackney with nothing to do? Never fear – we’ve come up with ten FREE things to keep you busy in Hackney over the coming weeks.

You’ll never be bored again – with Gimme 10!

Check out Gimme 10 at YH World now! Gimme 10! is updated monthly, so make sure you bookmark it… or risk missing out on something huge!

Weekly Music Shorts: Take a look!

10 Aug

Hey there all,

This week I suggest that you check out This up-and-coming band. Here’s what they say about themselves:

‘Black Vendetta are a committed, full-on rock band with many brit-rock and classic rock influences. Live performances is what they play for and the songs consist of simple, in-ya-face rock anthems and meaningful ballads within.’

Read more, Hear more:

Next, check this guy out:

A mixture of hip-hop,electro, indie and then some! Think Michael Jackson meets The Smiths…

You get a free download, too if you follow the at the tope of his MySpace 🙂

SO this is, as always, Siana, Over and out *salutes*


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