Come to the OKIDO Monster Arcade at Doodle Bar!

OKIDO is delighted to announce their involvement in The Big Draw this October. Come on down to the Doodle Bar and take part in the wackiest, craziest, Monster Arcade you have ever seen. The arcade games are suitable for children of all ages and young-at-heart-adults alike. This is a family friendly afternoon!

Also on hand will be the current issue of OKIDO plus back issues to buy and lots of print sheets from the printers to create and play with.

Okido Monster Arcade

Pin the Bone on the Skeleton

Players pin the correct monster bones onto the monster skeleton!

Electric Poo

‘Draw’ with the metal hoop through the monster’s body to trace where the monster’s poo should go!

Draw the senses

Draw what your senses would see, hear, taste, touch and feel and pin them into the correct place on the monster!

Shadow Drawing

Have your profile drawn by an Okido human using a torch and a pen then turn your face into a crazy Okido monster!

Throw the Organs into the Body

Rummage through the monsters organs and toss them into the correct place on the monster’s body!

Spin the Wheel

Spin the monster’s wheel to discover your monster super powers!

Make Yourself a Monster

Draw a monster in chalk and then pop your head through the hole to become an Okido monster yourself!

We’ll also have original doodle artwork by the Okido artists on the Doodle Bar walls for Wandsworth Open House, and our customers will be welcome to add their own touch! Drawing activities for children will be available using uncut Okido magazine pages fresh from the printers, and prints from Okido artists and magazines will be on sale.

Well Kneaded will be serving up organic firebread from 1pm on the beach – both kids and adult sizes available!

This event is free and all are welcome!

Sunday 12th October 2014, 2 – 5pm

Doodle Bar
33 Parkgate Road
SW11 4NP

The Minimalists: Everything That Remains

Imagine your life a year from now. Two years. Five. What will it look like?

Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less clutter, less stress and debt and discontent. A life with fewer distractions.

Now imagine a life with more: more time, more meaningful relationships, more growth and contribution and contentment. A life of passion, unencumbered by the trappings of the chaotic world around you.

What you’re imagining is an intentional life. Not a perfect life, not even an easy life, but a simple one. What you’re imagining is your life once you get the excess out of the way and start focusing on everything that remains.

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known to their 2 million readers as The Minimalists, are embarking on a 100-city international tour to share their story of living with less and to celebrate their new book, Everything That Remains.

At age 30, Joshua and Ryan left their six-figure corporate careers, got rid of most of their material possessions, and began living more deliberately. Come listen to them speak about their journey into the simple life, followed by a short reading from their new book, a brief Q&A session, and an optional book signing.

The talk will take place in TESTBED1, Wednesday 8 October, 7pm.

Free admission but do register. 90-minute event. Come as you are. (You are welcome to pick up a copy of their new book, but you aren’t required to purchase anything.)

Please register on Eventbrite

Join our Doodle Pong league!

Doodle Bar Battersea ping pong league

It has finally arrived. The Doodle Pong league is here!

From 1st October 2014, Wednesdays will become our new Doodle Pong league night where friends, colleagues, enemies and lovers can fight to win the coveted Doodle Pong cup, aka a £50 bar tab…EVERY WEEK!

Teams of two can register by emailing or by filling in the Doodle Pong sign-up sheet in the bar, yard or Street Kitchen hatch. We’ll need your team name, both your full names, and a contact telephone number in case we need to get in touch to schedule a match.

Teams will go head-to-head over the course of eight weeks, and every Wednesday will play the best of five games against each other, where the winners will take five points, losers none, or both will be awarded three for a draw. Each team will play three matches, each time with a different team, and the teams with the most points will go head-to-head to win the tournament. All results will be recorded on the night by Doodle Bar staff and the team with the most points will win a £50 bar tab.

Sustenance will be on hand in the form of booze and legendary meatballs from street food vendors Belpassi Bros.

Here’s a sneak preview at the menu..

x3 Beef meatballs topped with a traditional tomato sauce, with a rigatoni pasta as the base and a rocket salad with a piece of ciabatta and a sprinkling of parmesan
x3 A classic beef and pork meatball, with spicy amatriciana sauce, rigatoni topped with pecorino and a fresh gremolata
Balls in a Bun:

x3 Beef balls in a ciabatta bun topped with an amatriciana sauce, parmesan cheese, Basil leaves and an Garlic Aioli spread

So start signing up Doodle friends…THE PONG IS ON!

Oh and a prize will be awarded for the best team name, so be inventive!

Full Doodle Pong rules below…

‘Move’ exhibition sculpture workshop

Move sculpture exhibition and workshop

The Doodle Bar is delighted to be hosting a selected display of Move art in the coming months, from late September onwards.

Move exhibition
In the making of Move exhibition all ages from 4 to 83 enjoyed around 120 places across approximately 90 hours of workshops spent with ten professional artists who they otherwise wouldn’t have worked with. Together the collective inspiration of emerging and professional artists alike produced distinct and lively art from scratch, based on their own observations of music, dance and theatre.

Move artists include local residents, artists, charities and a primary school. Christ Church CE, Battersea, WoW Mums, WoW Kids, Haven Lodge and Hebe Foundation youth charity.

Be moved by sculpture
To celebrate the arrival of Move exhibition, we are hosting a collaborative art workshop, inspired by movement and performance on Sunday 21 September from midday onwards. All ages are welcome to drop-in at any time that afternoon or early evening to participate in the open workshop where you will work alongside a professional artist and help to construct a brand new sculpture from paper, card, found objects and light armature. The finished sculpture will become part of the Move exhibition body of work.

The Doodle Bar and independent curator of Move, Mel Barry, share a desire to create new opportunities for artistic connections within the Southwest London community, by hosting community arts events which aim to inspire talent from the grassroots and encourage all art forms and by all ages and backgrounds.

All Move art is available to purchase. Community support of Move artists is vital. Please show your support by buying their original art. Your support is greatly appreciated and really does make a difference.

No experience necessary, please bring something to protect your clothing and hands. Children, young and vulnerable people must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. The cost is £2 per person. Free for those 12 yrs and younger if not participating in a workshop.

Enquiries to Mel Barry:  
Further details:  |  @mel_barry  |