November 2010

Ray Davies To Curate Meltdown Festival

Ray Davies To Curate Meltdown Festival

Lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks is to curate next year's Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre. | By Dean Nicholas
Photo of the Day: Caption Required #60

Photo of the Day: Caption Required #60

By Lindsey
Construction Of Helter-Skelter Tower May Be Halted

Construction Of Helter-Skelter Tower May Be Halted

Work on the Helter-Skelter tower, set to be the tallest building in the Square Mile, may be halted next year due to funding problems. | By Dean Nicholas
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Hoxton Square

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Hoxton Square

Our hand-drawn maps series is back, with this extremely accurate representation of Hoxton Square. Want to avoid the hoodies, bankers and 'offensively trendy'? This map shows you how. | By M@
What's On In London This Weekend? 26-28 November

What's On In London This Weekend? 26-28 November

What are you up to this weekend? Here's a round up of our recommendations and a smattering of suggestions to help you make the most of your 48 hours leisure time. | By Lindsey
Next Week's Tube Strike Will Go Ahead

Next Week's Tube Strike Will Go Ahead

Union members are to stage another 24-hour strike from Sunday evening, meaning that most of the Tube network will be subject to closures and severe delays all day Monday, 29 November. | By Dean Nicholas
Ticket Alert: GLEE! Live

Ticket Alert: GLEE! Live

By Talia
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Your Thursday news round-up, including a birthday for Battersea Dogs Home, a sit-in at a Lib Dem MP's office, and a video tour of The Shard. | By Dean Nicholas
Review: Fela! @ The National Theatre

Review: Fela! @ The National Theatre

Bringing the complex tale of Afrobeat’s creator, Nigerian political activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti to the stage isn’t an easy task. | By Londonist
The Mad Men of Jazz and a Three Martini Lunch at A Fluid State

The Mad Men of Jazz and a Three Martini Lunch at A Fluid State

By tikichris
Exhibition Review: Diaghilev @ V&A

Exhibition Review: Diaghilev @ V&A

By Londonist
Preview: Sarah Angliss @ Last Tuesday Society

Preview: Sarah Angliss @ Last Tuesday Society

Sarah Angliss brings more steampunk strangeness to London next month with Talking Canaries & The Voices Of The Dead, a talk and demonstration at the Last Tuesday Society. | By Franco Milazzo
Dance Review: Russell Maliphant Company @ Laban

Dance Review: Russell Maliphant Company @ Laban

By Londonist
London On The Cheap: 25 November - 1 December

London On The Cheap: 25 November - 1 December

Save your money for the Christmas onslaught! Keep your fun frugal this week. | By Lindsey
Review: London Jazz Festival - TrioVD & AfroCubism

Review: London Jazz Festival - TrioVD & AfroCubism

Chris Sharkey, Christophe de Bezenac and Chris Bussey, collectively fiery contemporary British jazz outfit TrioVD, positioned themselves cosily at the right side of the ICA’s theatre stage, perhaps lulling you into a false sense of security. | By suke
Last Minute Listing: Save The 100 Club Gig

Last Minute Listing: Save The 100 Club Gig

Help save The 100 Club tonight with a night of great live music. | By Lindsey
London To Paris: The Green Way

London To Paris: The Green Way

High-speed link it definitely isn’t, but if you have three or four days to spare, a sturdy pair of calf muscles and a yen to visit Paris the greenest way, then the promised Avenue Verte, or Green Avenue may - eventually - be right up your street. | By Londonist
Sponsored Ticket Giveway: Blue Moon Private Party

Sponsored Ticket Giveway: Blue Moon Private Party

By Londonist
London Beer Quest: The Auld Shillelagh

London Beer Quest: The Auld Shillelagh

The slogan “Guinness is good for you” may no longer meet advertising standards criteria, but on visiting the Auld Shillelagh on Stoke Newington Church Street, it’s hard not to be persuaded by it. | By Londonist
Tottenham Fans To Protest Against Stratford Move

Tottenham Fans To Protest Against Stratford Move

Despite their team enjoying success on the field, Spurs fans are planning a series of protests over the club's application to move into the Olympic Stadium after the Games finish. | By Dean Nicholas
Thameslink Upgrade To Go Ahead

Thameslink Upgrade To Go Ahead

Transport secretary Philip Hammond today announced that the Government is to proceed with the full Thameslink upgrade programme. | By Dean Nicholas
Bomber Command Memorial Threatens Trees

Bomber Command Memorial Threatens Trees

By M@
The Luminaire To Close

The Luminaire To Close

By Talia
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A round-up of today's news, including David Cameron's vow to clear 'Democracy Village' in Parliament Square ahead of the Royal Wedding. | By Dean Nicholas
Music Preview: Terry Edwards @ The Victoria

Music Preview: Terry Edwards @ The Victoria

A sad and slightly sinister sepia toned rendering of everyone's favourite Cockney knees up tune. | By Lindsey
Theatre Review: End of the Rainbow @ Trafalgar Studios

Theatre Review: End of the Rainbow @ Trafalgar Studios

We've got a confession to make: one of the reasons we went to see <a href="http://www.endoftherainbowlondon.com/">End of the Rainbow</a> at the Trafalgar Studios last night was the promise of hearing some incredible songs sung live, rather than listening to recordings. We weren't disappointed. But what a shame the script failed to live up to the singing. | By Zoe Craig
Opera Review: A Dog's Heart @ Coliseum

Opera Review: A Dog's Heart @ Coliseum

It’s not often that the star of an opera is a dog, but it was the appeal of such an unlikely hero that encouraged Simon McBurney, the highly regarded director of Complicite, to make his operatic debut. | By Sam Smith
Where To Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

Where To Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

With weather like this what you need is a big old roast turkey dinner and a big ole piece of pie. If you can't be bothered with roasting that turkey till Christmas, here are some suggestions for feasting and being thankful American style tomorrow night. | By Lindsey
Review: Barbican Foodhall And Barbican Lounge

Review: Barbican Foodhall And Barbican Lounge

After a summer's worth of refurbishment and a pair of name changes, two of the Barbican's three dining spaces re-opened at the beginning of October. Here's what we made of them. | By Dean Nicholas
Spoken Word Review: Tall Tales @ Peckham Literary Festival

Spoken Word Review: Tall Tales @ Peckham Literary Festival

A night of comedy and storytelling so funny we almost had a major back spasm, from the Tall Tales team of writers, actors, musicians and bloggers. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Book Grocer: 24-30 November

Book Grocer: 24-30 November

The week ahead in literary London: David Starkey, John Crace and Geoff Dyer in Richmond, Book Slam returns and the Firestation Book Swap comes back within the M25. Plus some excellent storytelling, performance poetry and author chats. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Review: Sushi Making @ Yuki's Kitchen

Review: Sushi Making @ Yuki's Kitchen

There’s certain food which it seems natural to cook at home, and others which we’re inclined to leave to chefs at restaurants. Sushi falls into the second category. Enter Yuki Gomi, who’s on a mission to bring Japanese cooking to the kitchens of London | By Ben Norum
Tower Hamlets Takes Legal Action Over Marathon Route

Tower Hamlets Takes Legal Action Over Marathon Route

Tower Hamlets council is to take legal action against the Olympic organisers, despite the new marathon route getting approval by the International Olympics Committee last week. | By Dean Nicholas
Day Of Student Protests In London

Day Of Student Protests In London

By Londonist
London 2012 Gold Challenge Launches

London 2012 Gold Challenge Launches

By Lindsey
Londoners Face January Train Fare Rises

Londoners Face January Train Fare Rises

By BethPH
Cycle Hire Rolled Out To Casual Users In December

Cycle Hire Rolled Out To Casual Users In December

Boris bikes will be made available to the general public from December 3rd, it has been announced. From that date, anyone in possession of a credit or debit card will be able to rent one. | By Dean Nicholas
Parking Enforcement Gets Inventive

Parking Enforcement Gets Inventive

By BethPH
New Restaurant Review: Wright Brothers Soho

New Restaurant Review: Wright Brothers Soho

By tikichris
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A roundup of the rest of the day's news, including that non-hilarious picture of Kate and Wills with moustaches once again. | By M@
Scissor Sisters Added to Little Noise Sessions

Scissor Sisters Added to Little Noise Sessions

By Talia
Cycle Hire: 13 Emergencies In The First Two Months

Cycle Hire: 13 Emergencies In The First Two Months

A Freedom of Information request by the Evening Standard has revealed that, in the first two months after they were introduced, Cycle Hire bikes were involved in 13 accidents that required the emergency services to be called. | By Dean Nicholas
Exhibition Preview: Effra FC @ The Sun & Doves

Exhibition Preview: Effra FC @ The Sun & Doves

Excellent news reached us this week of a London based Flickr group that has successfully made the transition from online admiration to offline collaboration. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/effra_fc/">Effra FC'</a>s first exhibition opens this Thursday at The Sun and Doves in Camberwell. We asked them a few questions about how it all happened. | By Lindsey
Biblio-Text: Gosh Comics

Biblio-Text: Gosh Comics

We pay a visit to Gosh Comics in Bloomsbury. | By Rachel Holdsworth
"Controlled Explosion" Near MI6 Building

"Controlled Explosion" Near MI6 Building

BBC News is currently reporting that a controlled explosion has taken place near the MI6 building at Vauxhall Cross. | By Dean Nicholas
Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 – 29 November

Arts Ahead: What's On In London 23 – 29 November

The Good Life's Margot hits the West End tonight as Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals. Other new theatre shows this week include two shows from the fantastic Little Angel Puppet Theatre, and the first of London's big pantos for Christmas 2010. Our art recommendations include shows in Hampstead, at the ICA, and the National Maritime Museum... | By Zoe Craig
Listen Up Interview: The Cellophane Flowers

Listen Up Interview: The Cellophane Flowers

Based in London but with members coming from all over the place, The Cellophane Flowers have been firmly on our office playlist since their debut EP 'If I Was A Girl' landed earlier in the year. | By Talia
Londonist Hand-Drawn Maps Exhibition At Museum of London

Londonist Hand-Drawn Maps Exhibition At Museum of London

By M@