In a world where playing conkers at school is probably these days banned thanks to health and safety regulations, we have to be thankful of the madness of two of our favourite promoters, John Power and Tony Poland, who have decided now is the perfect time to launch The 1st Annual Slutty Fringe Conker Tournament.
Held at The Queen of Hoxton (n.b. not in Hoxton), you can be sure there aren't going to be any satchel carrying schoolboys getting in your way. This is a bonefide adult only contest. After all what could go wrong with a bar full of alcohol and grown men hitting each other with bits of string. Slutty Fringe is one of our favourite London based music blogs of all time so even if you don't fancy a bit of conker action you can dance away to some top tunes downstairs in the basement bar. Conker warriors will take their chances on the roof terrace, and to be sure of your place in the tournament email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes include clothing, signed CDs and a meal for 4. Go, be brave, and most importantly send us photos the next day please.
Image of conkers in Hyde Park by Bob Cat Rock