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Friday, January 10, 2014

No Trousers on the Tube Day 2014

Just as the temperatures are falling, true to form it's the fifth, annual
No Trousers on the Tube Ride. Get ready for trouser-less fun on Sunday 12th January 2014. As part of the Global No Pants Subway Ride, last year over 150 brave/chilly travellers made their way around the London Underground sans trousers. This year over 500 people are already signed up to take part.

No Trousers on the Underground 2013 - photo - immiharmz

As usual the requirements are simple:

1) Willingness to take trousers off on the Tube
2) Ablility to keep a straight face about it

Full details are on the Facebook page but in a nutshell the plan is to turn up at an allocated spot in Chinatown at 3pm where you will be divided into groups. The aim is to then travel from Leicester Square Tube and go around another seven zone one stops as nonchalantly & casually as possible with no trousers on.

As Rammi one of the organisers says "You can wear fun underwear if you like, but nothing that screams out, “I wore this because I’m doing a silly stunt.” Wear two pairs of underwear if it makes you feel more comfortable. Don't wear anything overly close-fitting (so no thongs, banana hammocks or mankinis) or kilts without anything underneath. We don't want people to be disgusted.
 
We want this event to be fun and safe for everyone, so anybody found to be removing more than their trousers will be kicked off the train and reported to the British Transport Police and station authorities.
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No Trousers on the Underground 2013 by Gabi Torres
 
Even if you're not brave enough to take part, the organisers are welcoming people who want to take pictures or blog about the event.  If that's you, contact Rammi or any of the organisers listed at TheStiffUpperLipSociety



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Monday, January 06, 2014

Tube Kultura - Seven London Underground Mavericks

On Wednesday January 15th 2014 look out for a fun evening of short talks from people who've carried out inspirational activities connected to the London Underground.  Tube Kultura is organised by Andy Green of Tubeinspiration and seven people will each have seven minutes to tell their stories.

I've covered many of them on this blog before and this looks like a great way to see them all in one night for just a fiver.

Shaun Buswell who created an orchestra from strangers who met on the Underground
Geoff Marshall @GeoffTech who holds the current world record for the Tube Challenge 
Adham Fisher @directiontravel who does the Tube Challenge around the world including Paris & Chicago
Ben Langham @benphaze who makes music using sounds from the Underground & wrote a song with every Tube station named in it
Gabrielle McDonald a poet who works on the Underground
David Nevin an artist who works on the Underground - who staged exhibitions of art from London Underground staff
James Wannerton who created a Tube map based on taste.
Andy Green of Tubeinspiration who teaches creativity using the Tube as his classroom

There's also live music from some of the best buskers on the Underground and a free prize draw of a creative thinking training tour of the London Underground courtesy of Tubespiration.

The night runs from 7.30pm-9.30pm on Wednesday January 15th 2014 at Toynbee Studios, Aldgate and you can book tickets here.

You might also like:
Subway Challenge in Chicago
Sounds of the Underground
Tube Staff that make you smile






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