November 2010

Unicyclist In The Snow

Unicyclist In The Snow

A man. On a unicycle. In the snow. What was he thinking? | By M@
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 30 Nov – 6 Dec

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 30 Nov – 6 Dec

This week's Arts Ahead features plenty of festive fare for younger theatre audiences, as well as some Shakespeare, some schmaltz, an annual Snowman, and a touch of ventriloquism. There's also a smattering of exciting new contemporary art shows, and a new Climate Change gallery opening at the Science Museum... | By Zoe Craig
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

By SallyB2
New Restaurant Review: Made in Camden

New Restaurant Review: Made in Camden

By tikichris
Theatre Review: Gandhi and Coconuts @ Arcola Theatre

Theatre Review: Gandhi and Coconuts @ Arcola Theatre

In which Gandhi, Shiva and Kali offer life tips to a lonely housewife. May not be based on actual events... | By Londonist
Review: Carving Masterclass @ Simpson's-In-The-Strand

Review: Carving Masterclass @ Simpson's-In-The-Strand

By Franco Milazzo
Students Brave Snow For Third Protest

Students Brave Snow For Third Protest

Students gather in Trafalgar Square in a third day of demonstration against tuition fees. | By M@
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Reservations Open 9am Tomorrow

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: Reservations Open 9am Tomorrow

Bookings for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will be taken from 9am tomorrow morning. You'll have to be quick... | By Ben Norum
Dance Review: Rapture @ The Actors' Church

Dance Review: Rapture @ The Actors' Church

Following the success of Entangled, a showcase of contemporary dance performed at the Actors Church in August, Rapture brings together four emerging dance companies in a varied evening of entertainment at this enchanting venue. | By Londonist
Students’ Fightback: Occupations Continue

Students’ Fightback: Occupations Continue

As students take to the streets for a third protest march, we talk to some of those still occupying buildings after the last demonstration. | By Cat Wiener
Moths Infiltrate V&A

Moths Infiltrate V&A

Giant moths, trapped within the crown of the V&A! A pretty incredible art installation by Mat Collinshaw. | By Londonist
Preview: Taste of Christmas 2010

Preview: Taste of Christmas 2010

Taste of Christmas returns this weekend with a menu of wine tastings, chocolate tastings, cookery demonstrations and more alongside London's top restaurants... | By Ben Norum
Last Minute Listing: Henry Wellcome @ Brent Archives

Last Minute Listing: Henry Wellcome @ Brent Archives

The ghost of Henry Wellcome revisits Willesden tonight. | By Lindsey
Live Penguins In Hamleys Criticised

Live Penguins In Hamleys Criticised

London Zoo penguins were set to take a day trip to Hamleys toy store next week, provoking 'disgust' from some quarters, and the sentiment of 'mmmm penguins' from others. | By M@
World Cup 2018 Decision: Live Event At The Scoop, City Hall

World Cup 2018 Decision: Live Event At The Scoop, City Hall

Will England win the 2018 World Cup bid? Watch the decision live at a free event at The Scoop this Thursday at 2.30pm. | By M@
Cucumber-Shaped Building Planned For Paddington

Cucumber-Shaped Building Planned For Paddington

A 150m-tall building shaped like a cucumber could be built in Paddington Basin. | By Dean Nicholas
Demonstrators Rush Lewisham Town Hall To Protest Against Cuts

Demonstrators Rush Lewisham Town Hall To Protest Against Cuts

Arrests were made at Lewisham Town Hall last night as protestors rushed the building in attempt to attend the council meeting to approve a series of cuts for the borough. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Read all about it...roundup of the rest of the day's news, including worrying noises about future Tube strikes and a sticky situation for Boris. | By M@
Profile: The London Cocktail Society

Profile: The London Cocktail Society

Let’s face it; you’re jonesing for a drink already aren’t you? Allow us to introduce The London Cocktail Society, who specialise in furtling about in London’s darkened, booze-riddled corners to get an intimate view of some of the best quaffing joints in town. | By Ruth
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…In A Transit Van

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…In A Transit Van

The London Borough of Sutton will shortly experience the timeless magic of Santa Claus...as he drives through Cheam in a Transit Van. | By Londonist
Dance Review: La Ribot, Llamame Mariachi

Dance Review: La Ribot, Llamame Mariachi

‘I don’t understand… but I’m not the only one’ | By Londonist
Register Now For The Cold Water Swimming Championships

Register Now For The Cold Water Swimming Championships

This January, Tooting Bec lido will once again play host to the biennial Cold Water Swimming Championships, organised by those freezing water fiends at the South London Swimming Club. | By Dean Nicholas
Theatre Review: Grand Guignol @ Etcetera Theatre

Theatre Review: Grand Guignol @ Etcetera Theatre

"Scalpel. Forceps. Drill." Crunch. "Leucotome." Screams. And so begins the first of three stories from the Theatre Of The Damned who have brought their play Grand Guignol for its first full-length run. | By Franco Milazzo
Street Art: Take Home A Homeless Person

Street Art: Take Home A Homeless Person

New street art, depicting the homeless, is appearing around London. The artist wants you to peel it off the wall and...give it a home. | By M@
Jimmy Mizen Foundation Opens Community Centre And Cafe

Jimmy Mizen Foundation Opens Community Centre And Cafe

The Cafe of Good Hope has opened in Hither Green, raising funds for the Jimmy Mizen Foundation. We spoke to the Mizen family and to the people behind other charitable trusts born out of the loss of a son. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Film Preview: Airplane! @ Prince Charles Cinema

Film Preview: Airplane! @ Prince Charles Cinema

Next week there's a chance to see one of the late Leslie Nielsen's greatest performances, when <em>Airplane!</em> screens as part of a special event at the Prince Charles Cinema. | By Dean Nicholas
Review: Fine Wine &amp; British Seasonal Food @ The White Swan

Review: Fine Wine &amp; British Seasonal Food @ The White Swan

The White Swan on Fetter Lane isn’t just about post-work pints. The upstairs dining room runs regular Fine Wine &amp; British Seasonal Food Nights... | By Ben Norum
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Westminster Kettling

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Westminster Kettling

The latest in our hand-drawn map series combines news with cartography, as reader Paul Williams maps the student kettling in Westminster. | By M@
Foxy Photography On Streets Of London

Foxy Photography On Streets Of London

Those damn foxes get into all kinds of strange places. Photographer Martin Usborne takes to the streets (and shops) of London to capture some vulpine intrusions. | By M@
Deal To Be Signed For Mobile Coverage On Tube

Deal To Be Signed For Mobile Coverage On Tube

A deal could be signed within weeks that would bring mobile phone coverage to parts of the Tube network before the Olympic Games. | By Dean Nicholas
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

By Dave Haste
Spoof Parking Tickets Fine By Us

Spoof Parking Tickets Fine By Us

By BethPH
Tube Strike Is Underway

Tube Strike Is Underway

The latest 24-hour Tube strike by members of the RMT and TSSA unions is underway, meaning that services will be disrupted across most London Underground lines until Tuesday morning. | By Dean Nicholas
Review: Rebecca Closure @ Custom House Records Launch

Review: Rebecca Closure @ Custom House Records Launch

We dropped by the Custom House records launch party the other night with just enough time to catch the first band, which, luckily for us was Rebecca Closure. When we saw her a few years ago, her stage antics and imaginative approach to performance and songwriting kept a bemused smile on our face for weeks. | By suke
Weekend Round-Up

Weekend Round-Up

By SallyB2
Move Weekend Discussion: The Politics Of Movement

Move Weekend Discussion: The Politics Of Movement

The Southbank Centre's Move Weekend discussed the relationship between politics and human movement last night. | By Londonist
Sunday Seasoning #56

Sunday Seasoning #56

By Dave Haste
Preview: Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Preview: Spitalfields Music Winter Festival

Ditch carols for madrigals this Christmas in and around Shoreditch Church. | By Lindsey
Londonist Behind The Lens: tubb

Londonist Behind The Lens: tubb

Chris Tubb had no less than 3 photos in <a href="http://londonist.com/2010/10/thames_barrier_to_teddington_exhibi.php">Thames Barrier to Teddington</a>, one of which was selected as a judge's favourite. Find out more about him, his photography and his London. | By Lindsey
Live Music Review: The Tallest Man On Earth @ The Electric Ballroom

Live Music Review: The Tallest Man On Earth @ The Electric Ballroom

‘How tall are you?’ one of the audience asks, ‘You can do better than that’ Kristian Matsson responds. | By Londonist
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

Shivery Friday news flakes. | By SallyB2
Borg Cube Heading For Silicon Roundabout?

Borg Cube Heading For Silicon Roundabout?

Resistance is futile. Old Street roundabout is to be invaded by a Borg cube, if new plans are approved. | By M@
New Restaurant Review: Cigalon

New Restaurant Review: Cigalon

By Ben Norum
Bar Preview: Mason And Taylor

Bar Preview: Mason And Taylor

Balls Pond Road stalwart and CAMRA favourite The Duke of Wellington is set to send a cultural envoy to Bethnal Green Road, opening Mason and Taylor early next month at the top of Brick Lane. | By Ruth
Review: Readers Wifes Fan Club @ RVT

Review: Readers Wifes Fan Club @ RVT

Nostalgia isn't what is used to be but Duckie's experimental pop-art-performance show The Readers Wifes Fan Club gives us a taster of what is what like at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for the pre-YouTube generation. | By Franco Milazzo
Dance Review: Jasmin Vardimon's 7734 @ Sadler's Wells

Dance Review: Jasmin Vardimon's 7734 @ Sadler's Wells

By Londonist
Chefspective: Allan Pickett, Head Chef at Plateau

Chefspective: Allan Pickett, Head Chef at Plateau

A few months back, Allan Pickett became Head Chef at Canary Wharf mainstay Plateau. Here are the highlights from our interview with him. | By tikichris