ANNA GREENWOOD

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Rooms With a View

Rooms With a View

I’ve been djing and hosting in some ace places the past few weeks. Shall we have a look at them? Ok! RAZZMATAZZ Ok, I know I’ve been here many, many times, but it is still one of my favourite places in the Universe. It’s such brilliant fun, everyone is so...
This week's WOW

This week’s WOW

This isn’t about some discount offer or fitness tip. No, it’s about the WOW show, a little variety / chat show I’ve been hosting down at London Wonderground. This Wednesday 20th is our fourth show, why not join us and witness talented types do clever stuff with their bodies and...
WOW-WEEE

WOW-WEEE

Hello The WOW Show is BACK tomorrow (Wednesday 6th) at London Wonderground. A cabaret-come-chat show with me as your host. It starts at 9.30pm and you can get a ticket here And whom will be taking to the stage to give you a mid-week wallop of wonder? Why these talented...
Ding Dong

Ding Dong

I love a wedding me. Favourite gigs usually as everyone is so happy and tipsy, wearing nice clothes and eating cake. They really are quite marvellous things. I really should have one myself one day. But until hell freezes over and someone wants to take me on, I shall be...
Big WOW

Big WOW

Hiya I’m going to be hosting a few shows down at that glorious Southbank-housed Speigeltent, London Wonderground. It’s called the WOW Show. Because it’s just AMAZING. Or should I say, WOW. It also stands for Wonderground On Wednesdays, but if you make out it’s the greatest thing ever people totally buy...
Competition o'clock

Competition o’clock

Hiya I’ve got a dead good competition for you. It’s not rubbish, it’s 100% real and 100% ace. It’s a first for me to offer you such riches so don’t hesitate in taking advantage. You can win two tickets to see the amazing Meow Meow at London Wonderground for her...
May Day

May Day

Well technically May Day itself hath been and gone. But every day in May is a May Day so the topic still stands. Here’s what I’m doing / have done these days in May: Last week I played at the top of a very high building, Millbank Tower to be...
Mixing it up

Mixing it up

Oh hiya. Haven’t been here for a while, soz. Been working and staring at myself in the mirror. Here’s a new mix. It’s a mini mix. A little mix. But not Little Mix. Although, I do have a deep affection for Little Mix. There’s no Little Mix on here though....
BUSY

BUSY

Hiya. I’ve been a bit busy. Christmas was crackers and it’s all been a bit non-stop since. Not that one is complaining, besides it’s best not to sit around watching Homes Under the Hammer with a family pack of Doritos, no matter how tempting a prospect this is. But I...
Christmas crackered

Christmas crackered

Hiya Been a bit busy of late what with the mania of Christmas parties and so forth. Not that I’ve been flitting form one elegant soiree to the next as I am an a-lister in the high society of London festive knees up, more that I’m the help. But happy...
FRIDAY NIGHT CHRISTMAS DISCO

FRIDAY NIGHT CHRISTMAS DISCO

It’s next Friday 13th (eek) at The Social. It won’t be unlucky, it’ll be tinsel-tastic and baubly brilliant. Apologies for the shocking puns, I am no good at this so why I am even trying I don’t know. It’s on until 3am too. That’s the magic of Christmas and licensing...
FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO - THIS FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO – THIS FRIDAY

The above is all true. See:
Dates and updates (and balls)

Dates and updates (and balls)

Amongst the sunshine and general aceness of August (well done the weather) I did the following: Djed at two weddings, played rooftop parties at Shoreditch House, cooked my parents a 40th wedding anniversary tea, Brunched x 4 at W Does Brunch, had train journeys that lasted five times more than...
This week

This week

I’m doing this: The Hitman and Her – Dalston Superstore – Thursday 8th – 9.30pm-3am With Neil Prince as Hitman and me as her we unite in our pop love for a Thursday night disco frolic in Superstore.   Friday Night Disco – The Social – Friday 9th – 7pm-1am...
July (in retrospective)

July (in retrospective)

As highlighted many times, I am quite dreadful at updating my website. Nearly two whole months have passed without so much as a word appearing upon these cyber pages. Truly dreadful. July is nearly at an end. The weather’s been ace. I keep doing mean things to my right leg...
Flaming June

Flaming June

Here’s where I am this month in case you want to come and look / listen / dance and that. Wednesday 5th June – Quizzically Challenged – The Phoenix A quiz. For people with simple minds or who may like Simple Minds. I can take or leave them to be...
Eurovision: an Alternate view

Eurovision: an Alternate view

This isn’t a comment on Eurovision – which incidentally, I LOVE (who’d have thought?). It’s more about Alternative Eurovision from Time Out Live next Friday 17th May at London Wonderground! All those words sound fun together don’t they? Well, you can look with your eyes at how much fun it...
F R I D A Y  N I G H T  D I S C O

F R I D A Y N I G H T D I S C O

It’s this Friday. You can dance. For inspiration.  
The Brunch Bunch

The Brunch Bunch

Bit like the Munch Bunch only much more chic.
BRUNCH

BRUNCH

I’m doing it. You can do it too. Every Sunday at The W Hotel in London’s glittering West End at W Does Brunch. Well you can do it when it launches on 5th May. It’s a super fun glamover-hangover with food, films, music and fun. Here is a visual representation...
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Feels like a different Christian festival is upon us this weekend rather than the actual egg-fest that will be occurring, but the weather, as you probably know as you wear all your clothes every day to battle against the massive freeze, has not bucked its ideas up since November. At least...
Crafty mix

Crafty mix

Pinned it! Made it! asked me to make a mix for their February party. It’s a monthly crafting event in Hackney run by some savvy girls of Dalston dwelling, where they make different things such as accessories, food, jewellry, floral fabulousness etc and proudly display it on Pinterest for all the...
Things I have been doing / about to do / not mentioned

Things I have been doing / about to do / not mentioned

So it seems I am one of those people who has a blog that they neglect to update. I didn’t think it would be this way, but it is. Besides, I’ve never been a “blogger” type. I am not very social media minded. I don’t photograph my dinners and put...
Rave Karaoke

Rave Karaoke

+ + + + ÷ + = RAVE KARAOKE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT BUGGED OUT WEEKENDER 10PM – 2AM Blow your whistle
Birthday disco

Birthday disco

Hello / Happy New Year / Happy Birthday / Hi Been eating large amounts of fat in all its glorious forms hence silence upon this here dazzling website. Back at the Social next week. My Birthday week too, so it’s only polite you attend frankly or consider yourself OFF the...
Christmas Crackers (continued)

Christmas Crackers (continued)

So I forgot to say what last week’s party crackers were as I was too busy panic buying presents and having chocolate for breakfast. You might not have been that interested anyway, but I had a great time playing at suitably seasonal affairs for the public and private alike. There...
Christmas Crackers part one

Christmas Crackers part one

Despite mince pies being in the supermarket since September, Christmas begins this week in my working world. This doesn’t mean I’ll be ordering a new sofa or stockpiling turkeys. Although who knows, the festive hype up could ravage me and I’ll be resplendent in flashing novelty rudolph earrings, mummified in tinsel with...
GIGS AND THAT

GIGS AND THAT

Here’s some things I’m doing that you may want to know about. Whoever you may be. Hello. FRIDAY NIGHT DISCO It’s tonight. Apologies for the short notice. Just tape Corrie and come down for a dance. SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – GUILTY PLEASURES 8TH BIRTHDAY Bathing in the fountain of pop...
Politics of Pop - Radio Special

Politics of Pop – Radio Special

America goes to the polls next week to vote for their President for the next four years. You probably know this already, what with it being on the telly / radio / front pages of papers and that all the time, but because of this I made a radio show for...
THE HORROR

THE HORROR

It’s Hallowe’en next week. Instead of going round Hackney dressed up as a disco witch trying to get sweets from terrified old ladies and hipsters who have only just got up at 7.30pm of an evening, I’ll be getting my glad rags on a week before for monster pop type...
GIRLS

GIRLS

It’s the name of my new night with Amy from Sink the Pink starting this Friday 12th October at the magnificent three tiered pleasure palace that is House of Wolf. This what GIRLS is about. Well, it’s us playing records in a super venue, showing off and strutting around in...
My favourite bits of current pop records

My favourite bits of current pop records

Are as follows: Carly Rae Jespen’s “woo!” in “Good Time” with Owl City (but only the “woo!”, not the song as a whole, just the “woo!’. Hope that’s clear). Listen here, but only to the “woo!”. It’s a good “woo!”. The song itself is awful and without said “woo!” would in...
Friday Night Disco - October 19th

Friday Night Disco – October 19th

Friday Night Disco on 19th October sees my monthly party at The Social swing back into view with guaranteed larks a-plenty and a snazzy new poster as seen above. It’s a six hour all-killer no-filler foot-stomping drink-spilling jump-up-and-down party. With fellow musically minded dj Neil Prince joining me on the decks,...
HOTBOX

HOTBOX

All new night this Wednesday at the W Hotel’s dazzling Wyld Bar hosted by myself and the irrepressible John Sizzle. We’re forging sequins, sass and starting sensations of the er sensual sense with our djing disco party a go-go: HOTBOX. It’s a mid-week chic boutique hedonistic hoo-ha. We’re going to look and...
News of my World

News of my World

Here is some news: Tonight I’m playing on a roof. I am a bird after all so it makes sense, non? It’s not just a random roof. It’s Kensington Roof Gardens so is a bit fancier than the regular roofs on houses and whatnot. It has actual gardens too, not...
A booth with a view

A booth with a view

These are my two favourite views from the booth of recent gigs. Wedding in Cornwall. As much as I love a disco light and a dancefloor, you can’t beat a beach. Fitting song (it was this or Belinda Carlisle’s Circle in the Sand, so think yourself lucky) 28 floors up...
Mayor Greenwood

Mayor Greenwood

For the last bank holiday weekend of the year, I was hawking my wares at Reading Festival playing host as the Mayor of Tuborg Town. It’s not a real town obviously. It’s a made up town, quite small in comparison to your standard town and there was only one type...
Oh! De Gaga

Oh! De Gaga

I love Lady Gaga. I think she’s amazing and bonkers and made pop interesting at a time when it looked like it was going a bit saggy. But I don’t want to smell like her. Although I’ve never met her, so maybe I do. Maybe she smells incredible. I don’t...
Olympic Fever

Olympic Fever

I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t have any symptoms leading up to the games. Quite the opposite in fact. I was all, ‘Transport will go into meltdown!’ ‘London will collapse!’ ‘How will anyone get to work?’ ‘Why can’t I walk down this road anymore?’ ‘Too much money spent on...
Barcelona: me encanta

Barcelona: me encanta

Yes, that’s probably dreadful Spanish and grammatically incorrect, but the sentiment remains. Barcelona: I love you. I’ve been lucky enough to go there fairly regularly for the past four years or so to play at the Guilty Pleasures residency at Razzmatazz. It’s not a bad life is it? Each time...
Hostess trolley

Hostess trolley

Many outdoors events this year have involved umbrellas and wellies or a combo of the two. That’s not a thrilling combo either. Thankfully a hot ball of yellow fire is once again riding high in the sky and yesterday’s BT River of Music gig at Battersea park was a glorious...
A good deal of disco

A good deal of disco

Weeks seem to be running away at the moment. Think it’s to do with the weather. Every day one wakes hoping there will be just a bit of sunshine, only to end the day soggier of shoe and a bit narked. Then we think “Oh maybe it will be nice...
Palaces, Disco and Mud

Palaces, Disco and Mud

I’m djing at a Palace tomorrow. Not THE palace, but A palace is good enough for me. It is in fact Fulham Palace. This is what it looks like It’s pretty. I thought all palaces looked like this (or a version of it with turrets and decorative balls): So I’ve...
Sports

Sports

  Not your typical sporting arena the pub, but it’s a fitting album / image regardless. It’s Olympic year. I live in an Olympic borough. I like sport. (Well, apart from Rugby. And Hockey. And even though you have to be in top shape to be an F1 driver, I...
Is my livelihood under threat?

Is my livelihood under threat?

Paris Hilton has turned her multi talented hand to the art of playing records. Clearly this is another area she will master judging by her debut: She can’t work out what speed to have her records at, but then that was something John Peel used to suffer from (playing 33rpm records at...
Disco workout

Disco workout

I like exercise. Specifically running and lifting / lobbing large weighted objects about my person. The latter usually in the gym and not as some random act of violence against my fellow man. See. I’m sporty.  I also like music. And playing music. And discos. And dancing. That’s why I...
Tunnels and alleys

Tunnels and alleys

I will be lurking in them this weekend. Admittedly not in a sinister manner, or involving criminal behaviour, or indeed outdoors where tunnels and alleys can often be found. Instead I will be playing records on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June at the Old Vic Tunnels Summer...
Sheffield: pop, steel and documentaries

Sheffield: pop, steel and documentaries

I’m off to Sheffield for DocFest, the brilliant documentary festival which takes place annually in the steel city. I’ll be playing at two of their parties, one on Thursday night at a Roller disco (YES!) and the Friday night party, both of which are stupidly good fun. Djing in a...
All hail the Queen

All hail the Queen

Grace Jones at Gary Barlow’s can-I-have-a-knighthood-now-please Jubilee concert.  Nothing about this is not amazing.  Look at her. Look at her thighs. She is 64. Hula hooping and singing at the palace.  AMAZING.
God Save the 90s

God Save the 90s

London Fields Radio have put together a series of special music podcasts for the Queen’s Jubilee, where presenters of each show focus on a decade from 1900s to now – or to be more specific, 1902 – 2012 – and play records of their show’s decade. I did the 90s...
Envisaging Eurovision

Envisaging Eurovision

On Friday night, I’m hosting Time Out’s Alternative Eurovision At London Wonderground on the Southbank. London’s top cabaret stars will take to the stage and perform an original song for their chosen country and the winner shall be bathed in glory and more applause than the others for being the...
Oh Donna

Oh Donna

I love Donna Summer. She was everything a pop star should be and more. She was a total package of dazzling brilliance. She looked like she came from outer space and sounded like an etherial priestess. She was sexy and spooky and unreachable. She never looked  bored or dialled in...
Dinner Disco - latest serving

Dinner Disco – latest serving

At Land of Kings festival this weekend I recorded my Dinner Disco show for London Fields Radio, LIVE, with Claire Roberson from Shacklewell Nights and Best Cleo the conceptual artist who was performing at the festival. We talk dinners and ballet and pasta and ketchup and dropping food on the...
On air and on the train

On air and on the train

On Saturday I’m doing another Dinner Disco, my radio show about food and dancing about one’s kitchen, LIVE (eek!) at Land of Kings Festival in Dalston. Live radio. It’s what it’s all about, man. I actually haven’t done any since I co-presented the Guilty Pleasures show on BBC London with...
Top 5 - WEATHER

Top 5 – WEATHER

Today’s top five, inspired by our drought-riddled country where it hasn’t stopped raining since the hose pipe ban came into force. It’s almost like the weather HATES the Government. Imagine… But for now, let us look to the skies and have seasonal songs fall about our ears. She has also...
Why disco works

Why disco works

Look at how much fun this audience is having! This is why disco is ACE: Plus, at 1.50 the super fan’s home made t shirt effort is justified in its making. Well done everyone.
Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

For next weekend’s Easter bank holiday, as well as mainlining plenty of these fellows: I’m going to be prancing about underground London town at The Old Vic Tunnels Easter Holiday Camp! That’s a holiday camp UNDERGROUND. Don’t worry, it’s not prison. It’s a secret multi-coloured magical land underneath the pavements of...
Friday Night Disco at the Social in April

Friday Night Disco at the Social in April

I’m back at the Social on Friday 20th April for another post-work party, declaring the weekend officially open with an underground disco dance at the centre of hedonism in swinging London town. Dan Hayes joined me in March for a ceiling-thumping party and April’s guest will see royalty gracing the...
Friday Night Disco at the Social

Friday Night Disco at the Social

Next Friday 17th February I’m starting a new night at London’s most excellent Social on Little Portland Street for a proper start to the weekend at the Friday Night Disco! Weeee! Everyone knows Friday night is the best night of the week. It’s a simple fact. Why else is do...
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