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Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre, York Hall, Bethnal Green

Amigos! It’s time again for Mexico’s masked superheroes to fight it out in an epic battle of Good vs Evil at Bethnal Green’s York Hall. Continue reading

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A Taste of Jersey in London (Great British Chefs)

The weekend of 29 January saw head chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge making space in his kitchen for chef Mark Jordan of the Michelin-starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey. Continue reading

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Chefs Mark Jordan and Pascal Proyart Team Up for a Taste of Jersey in London

Head Chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge will host Chef Mark Jordan of Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey at the end of this month for two nights offering guests an opportunity to try collaborative seafood tasting menus. Continue reading

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Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre at York Hall, Bethnal Green

I’m heading to this “greatest spectacle” on Saturday night and cannot wait. I’m not sure if it will live up to the experience I had catching a night of lucha libre at Arena Mexico a few years back in Mexico City, but I have no doubt the evening with be an action packed blast. If you’ve never had the pleasure of witnessing the awesome force that is Mexican professional wrestling, do yourself a massive favour and make this off kilter event your weekend priority. Continue reading

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Preview: Bompas & Parr Dine with the Dead and Toast with a Human Skull

Over my years writing about the London dining scene one thing’s proved a certain constant: any email landing in my inbox from the jellymongering of Bompas & Parr is a must-read missive. The latest announcement of foodie frivolity (this time with a slightly darkened tinge) is no exception with an invitation to “a magnificent feasting occasion offering guests the ultimate tribute to departed Londoners in a spectacular environment.” Continue reading

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Preview: Asia House Film Festival 2015 #AHFILM15

Celebrating its seventh year, the annual Asia House Film Festival will be showcasing a bevy of remarkable cinematic productions across London. Continue reading

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Review: Mark Little #SecretMeetings at the Museum of Comedy

Olivier award winning Mark Little had his small audience of “comrades” in stitches for most of the show with astute and politically charged observations presented in a madcap if thoughtful manner with an ample dose of off the cuff and self effacing improv alongside plenty of zany antics ensuring nothing was taken too seriously. Continue reading

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Preview: Mark Little #SecretMeetings

Olivier award winning Mark Little brings his anarchistic form of stand-up to the Museum of Comedy for a series of six fiercely funny and politically uncompromising #SecretMeetings, starting 19 February. Mark is probably best known for his role as Joe … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: ENO does Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: 16 October to 23 November

The Marriage of Figaro comes to the London stage this month with a highly anticipated return of the English National Opera’s smash-hit production at the London Coliseum for the first time since its hugely well received premiere in 2011. Continue reading

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The English National Opera does Puccini’s La bohème: 29 October to 14 December

One of the opera world’s favourite love stories and probably Puccini’s most celebrated work, La bohème returns this autumn to the London Coliseum with a “stylish and acclaimed production” inspired by photographs of the 1930s Paris Left Bank. A four-act … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery to Re-Open Autumn 2014 (CheapOair)

A glimmering gem in the crown of British art spaces, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has been closed to the public for several months but is to reopen this autumn following a £15 million (roughly $25 million) transformation. On … Continue reading

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DIG by Sculptor Daniel Silver: Intriguing Outdoor Art on View for Free in London (CheapOair)

An abandoned, overgrown landscape in central London is the site for an installation of free-to-view public art by artist Daniel Silver. Called Dig, the installation features a series of not-quite-finished (often eerily incomplete or eroded) figures and fragments of varying size all worked from hand and made of a range of materials including marble, plaster and terracotta. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Preview of Daniel Silver’s Dig

Daniel Silver’s DIG opens Thursday 12 September at “an abandoned, overgrown landscape in central London” (the Odeon Site, 24 Grafton Way, WC1E 6DB, just off Tottenham Court Road) and will be free for the public to view Tuesday to Sunday until 3 November. Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Clockjack Chicken Burger

Sometime this week, Soho’s Clockjack Oven will launch the Clockjack Chicken Burger – a fried chicken thigh burger with a bit of a kick to it. Lucky clucker that I am, I had a chance to sample a prototype of the new burger last week. It was truly delicious and I reckon will prove to be a very popular addition to an already tasty menu. Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith

Magic, intrigue and an exceptionally twisty plot are the hallmarks of this romantic comedy that’s as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed during the Elizabethan era. As the Bard writes, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Of course, that’s what makes the subject such a compelling theme for theatre. Continue reading

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Pink Pigeon and Yummy Choo Present Mauritian Style Pop-Up @ Bedford & Strand, Sunday 1 September

UPDATE: This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled. UPDATE: This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled. Supper club sensation Yummy Choo alongside Pink Pigeon Rum (both proud Mauritian exports) are teaming up for a one-off event … Continue reading

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Theatre Preview: Mandrake at the Brockley Jack #MandrakePlay

Opening this week for a couple of weeks’ worth of shows at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley is Mandrake – a classic work by Machiavelli revived for the London stage for the first time in nearly 30 years. Adapted by playwright and novelist Howard Colyer and directed by Scott Le Crass, this significant piece of literature from the Italian Renaissance with a plot filled with lust, adultery, corruption and deceit should still hold its own with a modern audience and offer more than a few good laughs. Continue reading

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Mandrake – Machiavelli’s Greatest Comedy – at the Brockley Jack Theatre

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Preview: Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Transforming the Titanic Ballroom at Cafe de Paris, Black Cat Cabaret draws inspiration from the “absinthe-soaked heyday of Montmartre’s dark and daring cabaret underworld” and with a line up featuring a “lip-syncing comic genius … showgirl dynamos .. daredevil aerial acrobatics … an accordionista of the apocalypse” and more, this certainly promises to be a quirky night out at the very least. Continue reading

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David Bowie Exhibition at V&A London (OneTravel)

With unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive, London’s V&A museum will soon present the first international retrospective exhibition to highlight the extraordinary career of one of popular music’s most beloved and enduring stars. David Bowie is will open at … Continue reading

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Recipe: Michel Roux Jr’s Crushed Garlicky Rooster Potatoes in Their Skin

With only these six ingredients (okay, eight if you count the salt and pepper) and just a handful of basic steps to follow, I found this recipe offered especially tasty value for minimal effort. Not much clean up afterward either. As the name implies, this dish is a garlic lover’s treat. I reckon you could tone down the amount of garlic suggested and still be happy with the results. An additional splash or two of the pastis wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Continue reading

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Dan Witz: Prisoners 2012 – 2013 at Lazarides Gallery in London (OneTravel)

New York based street artist, Dan Witz, has an amazing show on at the moment at Central London’s Lazarides Rathbone gallery. I’ve been following Dan’s work for awhile and was stoked to see he was coming back to the UK for a solo show after a London hiatus of a few years. Continue reading

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Journey’s End at Greenwich Theatre

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End has been a considered a seminal piece of anti-war theatre since its first production in 1928 with Laurence Olivier as the lead. Today, the play’s significance still resonates, perhaps more than ever.
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Review: Fingers and Thumbs’ Seafood Shack

Last night I paid a repeat visit to a repeat opening of Fingers and Thumbs’ Seafood Shack. Yum. Following ye olde ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’ methodology, I kept with what I knew I’d love: a big ole pot of lobster cooked with juicy prawns, mussels, clams, veggies and more. Complimented by n ample stack of rustic bread with home made cocktail sauce (which could have been a little better honestly), washed down with a few Kronenbourgs, and rounded off by a scoop of especially tasty vanilla fudge ice cream – it was a fun and filling meal. The damage? Around £55 total for two. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Enjoying the View

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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Fingers and Thumbs Seafood Shack Returns to Bethnal Green

I loved getting messy with a big ole bucket of lobster (and so much more) last time Fingers and Thumbs popped-up in Bethnal Green. So pleased to report they’re back this Thursday for three days of shellfish feasting. See you there? Continue reading

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Michel Roux Jr Breakfast Event at Whole Foods Kensington, Monday 28 January

BBC 2’s Masterchef: The Professionals presenter, Michel Roux Jr, will appear at the Whole Foods Market in Kensington on Monday morning for a cooking demo, Q&A and book signing. Michel will be joined by Gerry Beck, head chef at Whole Foods Market. … Continue reading

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Dan Witz: Prisoners 2012 – 2013 at Lazarides Rathbone

The attention to detail, the intense concentration that goes into his paintings, his incredible command of light: Dan Witz produces amazingly photorealistic artwork with an urban edge, a sinister sense of humour and an Old Master’s application of considerable skill and technique. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Drizzle

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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London Daily Photo: On

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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London Daily Photo: Float

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my press preview visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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New View from Western Europe’s Tallest Building: The Shard (OneTravel)

Opening February 1st atop this new skyscraper, the View from The Shard will offer a new perspective of the London skyline. The overall experience promises to impress, from the interactive and quirky features on the ground floor all the way up … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: St Paul’s and Bridges

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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London Daily Photo: Borough Below

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my press preview visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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London Daily Photo: New View

Photograph taken at the View from The Shard. Read about my visit to the View from The Shard here. The View opens to the public on the 1st of February 2013. To find out more and to book tickets visit theviewfromtheshard.com.

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