January 2011

Review: The Irrepressibles @ The Barbican

Review: The Irrepressibles @ The Barbican

Barbican’s Disruption: A Fashion Performance on Saturday night provided a mesmeric concoction of fashion, music and dance. | By Talia
See Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem Free @ Liverpool Street

See Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem Free @ Liverpool Street

A free taster of Totem for your Tuesday lunch break on Broadgate. | By Lindsey
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

Monday news. Amongst other things, find out why TfL and the Royal Academy are in trouble. | By SallyB2
Dance Preview: The Forsythe Company @ Sadler’s Wells

Dance Preview: The Forsythe Company @ Sadler’s Wells

William Forsythe's new work looks at the nature of our existence and simulates ping pong. | By Londonist
Moorgate Fire: Station Closed

Moorgate Fire: Station Closed

Building site fire closes Moorgate station. | By BethPH
Ticket Alert: See Kevin Spacey Play Richard III at the Old Vic

Ticket Alert: See Kevin Spacey Play Richard III at the Old Vic

Today's the day you can break away from this winter of discontent and book tickets to see Richard III at the Old Vic; it's sure to be the theatrical event of our glorious summer 2011. | By Zoe Craig
New Restaurant Review: Namaaste Kitchen

New Restaurant Review: Namaaste Kitchen

Indian dining just got better with the launch of Namaaste Kitchen in Camden. Tandoor oven, Sigri and Tawa grills provide the food, while intricate spicing provides the thrills. | By Ben Norum
Hanway Street To Lose Its Charm To Delivery Vans?

Hanway Street To Lose Its Charm To Delivery Vans?

The narrow street, home of Bradley's Spanish bar, is set to welcome 18.5 tonne delivery lorries. | By M@
Music Choice: 31 January–6 February

Music Choice: 31 January–6 February

Our pick of the week's gigs. Whether you miss specific bands, decades, or genres, it's a good week to have your nostalgic whims fulfilled. | By Amanda
LU Ticket Office Changes To Go Ahead

LU Ticket Office Changes To Go Ahead

The much-disputed changes to ticket office opening hours are to go ahead this week. | By BethPH
CS Spray Used On Boots Protesters

CS Spray Used On Boots Protesters

Oxford Street: demonstrators hospitalised after police use irritant spray. | By M@
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

More historical trivia for a Monday Morning. | By Dave Haste
Weekend Round-Up: the Less Good Bits

Weekend Round-Up: the Less Good Bits

The not-so-good stuff from around the capital this weekend. | By SallyB2
Weekend Round-Up: the Good Bits

Weekend Round-Up: the Good Bits

Owing to a surfeit of news this weekend, we have divided our round-up into the good bits and the less good bits. So you may peruse selectively. Here's the happier stuff... | By SallyB2
Sunday Seasoning #63

Sunday Seasoning #63

All Souls Church on a cold, crisp night. | By Dave Haste
British Academy Moves Into Number 11

British Academy Moves Into Number 11

A quick tour around the British Academy's expansion into 11 Carlton House Terrace, formerly the home of William Gladstone. | By caroliner
Advance Preview: Sci-Fi London Film Festival

Advance Preview: Sci-Fi London Film Festival

Waaaaay-in-advance news for sci-fi fans. And friends of sci-fi fans. And film fans. | By SallyB2
A13 Average Speed Cameras Go Live

A13 Average Speed Cameras Go Live

TfL prepares to switch on the first 'average speed cameras' on a major urban road - the accident-attracting A13 in east London. | By BethPH
London Hackspace Open Day

London Hackspace Open Day

Enjoy tinkering, making and crafting? Pop along to an open day at the London Hackspace on 6 February to meet like-fingered people. | By M@
Victoria Tube Station: Commuters Told To Stay Away

Victoria Tube Station: Commuters Told To Stay Away

London Underground have taken the unusual step of warning tube travellers to avoid the station in rush hour for the next year. | By BethPH
Mime Fest Review: Le Jardin @ Royal Opera House

Mime Fest Review: Le Jardin @ Royal Opera House

By helenbabbs
Top Ten of London's Best Boutique Hotels

Top Ten of London's Best Boutique Hotels

Looking for a discreet, romantic, stylish, treat of a night or two away? Try these boutique hotels or tell us which ones we've missed. | By Lindsey
Weekend Protests: Student Fees And Tax Avoidance

Weekend Protests: Student Fees And Tax Avoidance

It's another weekend of protests: a march against the rise in tuition fees and scrapping of EMA, plus fake hospitals setting up in Boots. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

Friday-shaped news. Including something uncharacteristically helpful from the EU. Now we've got your attention, eh? | By SallyB2
Dance Review: Daniel Somerville's The Moment I Heard

Dance Review: Daniel Somerville's The Moment I Heard

It's not often that a miscarriage forms the basis for a work of art, and even less often that the artist is a man. | By Franco Milazzo
Preview: HMV's Next Big Thing

Preview: HMV's Next Big Thing

Catch new bands for 2011, with three bands for £10 at venues across London from next week. | By Talia
Review: Divine Bovine @ Gaucho

Review: Divine Bovine @ Gaucho

Intended as "a celebration of all things beef", Argentine restaurant chain Gaucho held its annual Divine Bovine dinner this week at its Piccadilly branch. | By Franco Milazzo
Preview: The Horne Section With Alex Horne

Preview: The Horne Section With Alex Horne

Mixing jazz and comedy on a Monday night, Alex Horne hosts "unique and hilarious noises" at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue for 5 weeks. | By Lindsey
Tour The Science Museum In A Cockroach Costume

Tour The Science Museum In A Cockroach Costume

Strange ways to spend a Saturday afternoon #72: dress up as a cockroach and inspect a space capsule. | By M@
Book Review: Rivers Of London By Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Rivers Of London By Ben Aaronovitch

A new novel weaves London folklore and Metropolitan Police procedure in a bewildering tale of magical mayhem. | By M@
Competition: Win Free Tickets For The EDF Energy London Eye

Competition: Win Free Tickets For The EDF Energy London Eye

EDF Energy has announced a three-year partnership with Merlin Entertainment’s iconic attraction the London Eye, and to celebrate we are giving away 15 pairs of tickets for a rotation on the landmark attraction. | Sponsor
What's On In London At The Weekend? 28-30 January

What's On In London At The Weekend? 28-30 January

Walk London, cycle with Critical Mass, dress up and go dancing or singalonga Oliver! What are you up to this weekend? | By Lindsey
Sandwichist - Mushroom Sandwich From Sporeboys, Broadway Market

Sandwichist - Mushroom Sandwich From Sporeboys, Broadway Market

January’s dark, bleak, austere days are the perfect time to take a leaf, or should that be gill, out of the mushroom’s approach to life. | By Browners
West Ham Release 2012 Stadium Plans

West Ham Release 2012 Stadium Plans

West Ham United have released details of their plans to transform the Olympic Stadium into a football ground. Not to be deterred, Tottenham have also unveiled their own plans for redeveloping the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. | By Dean Nicholas
London Transport Museum Events: Thames Tunnel and Wartime Travel

London Transport Museum Events: Thames Tunnel and Wartime Travel

Two upcoming talks at London Transport Museum peer into the capital's past. Learn more about the Brunel Thames Tunnel and how transport kept going in WWII. | Sponsor
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch This Weekend

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch This Weekend

Take an hour to count the feathered friends in your backyard or local park for the RSPB this weekend. | By Lindsey
Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale This Morning

Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale This Morning

If you've been too busy to pay attention to this week's London gig announcements, here's our guide to the top shows that go on sale this morning. | By johnmcga
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

News. From Stoke Newington to Heathrow, with allsorts in between. | By SallyB2
Preview: The Night Kitchen Cabaret presents Imbolc Blues

Preview: The Night Kitchen Cabaret presents Imbolc Blues

Holy crowdfunded Clerkenwell Cabaret, Batman!  We welcome back the Night Kitchen Cabaret for the fourth installment of their increasingly bizarre adventures.   | By Franco Milazzo
Ticket Alert: London International Ska Festival 21-24 April

Ticket Alert: London International Ska Festival 21-24 April

News of a whole weekend of the ultimate in feelgood music. SKA! | By SallyB2
Live Music Preview: Seefeel @ Kings Place, N1

Live Music Preview: Seefeel @ Kings Place, N1

London electronica outfit Seefeel celebrate their first album in 15 years with a party at Kings Place on January 31st. | By johnn
Mime Fest Review: Upswing’s ‘Fallen’ @ Purcell Room, QEH

Mime Fest Review: Upswing’s ‘Fallen’ @ Purcell Room, QEH

Upswing’s latest venture is an elegant, powerful portrait of loss, longing and a crisis of identity and a cross-discipline amalgamation of aerialism, animation and dance. | By Victoria Rudland
Tori Amos, Mike Leigh and Stalin: The National Theatre’s New Season

Tori Amos, Mike Leigh and Stalin: The National Theatre’s New Season

A new musical by singer-songwriter Tori Amos, a new play by Mike Leigh and Simon Russell Beale playing Stalin are all part of the National Theatre's plans for next year. | By Zoe Craig
Dance Review: Laugh @ Lilian Baylis Theatre

Dance Review: Laugh @ Lilian Baylis Theatre

Sitting and watching a stranger laughing for an hour and ten minutes may not sound like a groundbreaking evening at the theatre, but then everyone loves a good laugh, don’t they? Whether yours is a chortle, a cackle or a guffaw, Antonia Baehr’s latest work has something for everyone. | By Londonist
Mime Fest Review: Du Goudron et des Plumes @ Barbican

Mime Fest Review: Du Goudron et des Plumes @ Barbican

Marooned on a large platform that swings on chains in a cavernous sea of black space, five silent performers bounce off each other for 75 minutes as they experience the wild emotions of being confined in a small space. | By helenbabbs
London On The Cheap: 27 January - 2 February

London On The Cheap: 27 January - 2 February

Duck the "double dip" with our recommendations of cheap and champion things to do around town this week, including sun salutations, Nintendisco, late at the V&A and a brand new Art Saves Lives happening in New Cross. | By Lindsey
Event Preview: Snowdrop Days @ the Chelsea Physic Garden

Event Preview: Snowdrop Days @ the Chelsea Physic Garden

Go gooey over the Galanthus at the Chelsea Physic Garden next month. | By Zoe Craig
Art Students To Design Elements Of 2012 Victory Ceremonies

Art Students To Design Elements Of 2012 Victory Ceremonies

LOCOG has announced that Royal College of Art postgraduate students will design the podia to be used in all 2012 Victory Ceremonies as well as the the costumes for the "Presenter Escorts, Athlete Escorts and Medal and Flower Bearers" with accompanying flower holders and trays. | By Lindsey