If you've spent any time in basement kung-fu-themed bar PimpShuei in London - and if you haven't, you really should - you'll want to know about the latest plans from its founders. Looking to open a new venue and events space upstairs from the bar, they've launched a crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise £7,500.
Putting the kick into kick start, the campaign by Chuck Bailey and Sipheng You is raising money for the opening of the Double Bill Cafe, a coffee shop by day and film and event space by night. Located in a 700 sq. ft. ground floor unit, Double Bill will connect directly to PimpShuei.
Serving hot drinks, pastries and sandwiches to start with, Double Bill's offering will be developed over time, also serving beers, wines and spirits. And if you love a bit of Christmas kung fu, you'll be happy to hear they aim to open at the beginning of December.
The goal for Double Bill is to be a hub for film enthusiasts, showcasing the work of young filmmakers, but that's not it... In the pipeline is the Chop Socky Fest, a two week kung fu movie festival screening heaps of kung fu movies, video games demos and hosting live martial arts sessions.
For small donations you can get your hands on bargains such as free tea and coffee, t-shirts and movies and the best part – cocktail package deals that you can claim straight away at the existing bar. On hitting 100 contributions, the team will throw a special bash for all backers, and again for 200.
To donate to the Double Bill Cafe campaign, visit the Indiegogo website. To watch their campaign and hear more about it, visit the Facebook page.