September 2011

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Giving you something to talk about... End of week news snippets. | By SallyB2
Preview: Black History Month 2011

Preview: Black History Month 2011

Black History Live at Wembley begins a month of events, workshops, gigs, walks, talks and parties | By Lindsey
Charity Tintin Lecture @ Wigmore Hall

Charity Tintin Lecture @ Wigmore Hall

With a world-famous Tintinologist. (Why wasn't that on the list of career options at school?) | By Zoe Craig
Listen Up Music Interview: Chapel Club

Listen Up Music Interview: Chapel Club

The London-based group tell us about their upcoming tour, favourite venues and record shop 'slugs'. | By johnmcga
New Restaurant Review: Bread Street Kitchen

New Restaurant Review: Bread Street Kitchen

It's hard not to be wowed at Gordon Ramsay's new City restaurant at One New Change. | By tikichris
Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 3-9 October

Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 3-9 October

Free and cheap things to do next week including apples, Knights Templar, Middle-Eastern song, poetry, art, film and dance | By Lindsey
London Beer Festival Round-Up: October

London Beer Festival Round-Up: October

A cool, refreshing list of October beer festivals around the capital. | By caroliner
BT Digital Music Awards 2011 @ Roundhouse

BT Digital Music Awards 2011 @ Roundhouse

Londoner Jessie J is crowned pop princess but Nicola Roberts wows Camden | By Londonist
Critics At The Cri: Win Theatre Tickets With Your Words

Critics At The Cri: Win Theatre Tickets With Your Words

Criterion Presents new lunchtime and late evening entertainment in its glorious Victorian subterranean theatre (sponsored) | Sponsor
TONIGHT: South London Art Map Last Friday

TONIGHT: South London Art Map Last Friday

Art tonight in Bermondsey, Peckham and Deptford plus open studios across Lambeth and NW10 this weekend | By Lindsey
Piccadilly Circus Gets New High-Profile Advertiser

Piccadilly Circus Gets New High-Profile Advertiser

Hyundai bags the rare opportunity to get a giant ad in the tourist hotspot. | By M@
Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 30 September

Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 30 September

Fans of The Cure and Bloc Party will want to pay special attention to our pick of gigs on sale this Friday. | By johnmcga
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

A new green plaque and a very stale biscuit feature in Thursday's round-up. | By SallyB2
My World Shared: The UK’s First Instagram Exhibition @ East Gallery, Brick Lane

My World Shared: The UK’s First Instagram Exhibition @ East Gallery, Brick Lane

Photo-sharing network hosts first photography exhibition. | By Zoe Craig
Nerdy Day Trips: London Venues For People With Curious Minds

Nerdy Day Trips: London Venues For People With Curious Minds

Thousands of ideas for London and beyond, for anyone with a curious mind. | By M@
London Food & Drink News: 29 September 2011

London Food & Drink News: 29 September 2011

Lots of new eats and free frozen yogurt for London | By tikichris
Minister Calls On Spurs To End Olympic Stadium Bid

Minister Calls On Spurs To End Olympic Stadium Bid

The Spurs stadium saga continues... | By Dean Nicholas
Theatre Review: My City @ Almeida

Theatre Review: My City @ Almeida

Though intended as a ‘celebration of the power of storytelling’, Poliakoff’s drama is, unfortunately, rather dull. | By Victoria Rudland
Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 30 September-2 October

Things To Do In London At The Weekend: 30 September-2 October

Learn about mouths, Cable Street and the East India Company, make stuff, play baseball, go shopping, discover art, watch films... | By Lindsey
Brick Lane Legends Celebrated In Street Art

Brick Lane Legends Celebrated In Street Art

A pair of new portraits on Bacon Street | By M@
Music Preview: Oxjam Festival 2011

Music Preview: Oxjam Festival 2011

October sees the return of the Oxjam Festival with volunteers promoting events across London to raise money for Oxfam. | By Londonist
Ambush Marketers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Ambush Marketers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Human rights laws could be suspended to protect Olympic sponsors' commercial interests. | By BethPH
Brixton Pound e-Currency Launches Today

Brixton Pound e-Currency Launches Today

The local currency goes digital...and there's a special party to celebrate. | By M@
Curious And Peculiar London Mapped

Curious And Peculiar London Mapped

Two new maps set out the more unusual side of London. | By M@
Restoration Of Hampton Court Roundels Reveals London Origin

Restoration Of Hampton Court Roundels Reveals London Origin

Restored roundels about to go on show again | By Lindsey
Over A Million Paralympic Tickets Applied For

Over A Million Paralympic Tickets Applied For

But with many people applying for more tickets than in the Olympic process, fingers crossed you won't miss out | By Lindsey
Did You See The Little Clay Men On London Bridge?

Did You See The Little Clay Men On London Bridge?

Do you know how they got there? And did you pick one up and put it in your pocket? | By Lindsey
Dance Around London: October

Dance Around London: October

Dance Umbrella, Akram Khan, Venezuelan dance fusion, an elegant triple bill + chances for you to dance. | By Lindsey
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

News. From grave robbery to credit card fraud: it's a dodgy world we live in, eh? | By SallyB2
London Misnomers: A Poem About Street Names

London Misnomers: A Poem About Street Names

"In verse not quite equal to Homer," discover the London streets with misleading names. | By M@
In Pictures: Pearly Kings & Queens

In Pictures: Pearly Kings & Queens

Can you spot your borough's Pearly King or Queen? | By Lindsey
Don't Get Caught Out Cashing In On Olympic Lets

Don't Get Caught Out Cashing In On Olympic Lets

Some councils are fine with it, some may fine you | By Lindsey
London Escapes: Join Jetsetter For The Best Travel Deals

London Escapes: Join Jetsetter For The Best Travel Deals

(Sponsored post) Sign up to the cult travel site and you could win £250. | Sponsor
Book Grocer: 28 September-4 October

Book Grocer: 28 September-4 October

The week ahead in literary London. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Is This London's Oddest Street Name?

Is This London's Oddest Street Name?

Crooked Usage, in Finchley. | By M@
Work Starts On New Black Cultural Centre In Brixton

Work Starts On New Black Cultural Centre In Brixton

Renovated building to house the history of black Britain. | By TimW
King's Cross Gets New Street: King's Boulevard

King's Cross Gets New Street: King's Boulevard

Welcome to the A-Z, King's Boulevard. | By M@
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Later-than-usual Tuesday news. | By SallyB2
Interview: Leah Debrincat, Fusion Bellydancer

Interview: Leah Debrincat, Fusion Bellydancer

Ahead of the multi-dimensional exhibition This Is...Circus, we speak to one of the performers. | By Franco Milazzo
App Review: Bus Checker For iPhone

App Review: Bus Checker For iPhone

A new, independent app lets you know when your next bus is coming. | By M@
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 27 September – 3 October

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 27 September – 3 October

Our suggestions for the cool theatre and dance shows and art exhibitions opening this week | By Zoe Craig
Club Preview: Ja Ja Ja, A Nordic Affair

Club Preview: Ja Ja Ja, A Nordic Affair

New monthly club night gives a unique showcase to cutting-edge Nordic music and bands. | By Londonist
Live Music Preview: Astro + Support @ The Star of Kings

Live Music Preview: Astro + Support @ The Star of Kings

A night of Japanoise, circuit-bending and sonic dissonance | By suke
Football: The Crystal Palace - Brighton & Hove Albion Rivalry Explained

Football: The Crystal Palace - Brighton & Hove Albion Rivalry Explained

Understanding one of football's most mystifying derby matches. | By Dean Nicholas
Theatre Local comes to the Bussey Building in Peckham

Theatre Local comes to the Bussey Building in Peckham

The Royal Court Theatre pitches up in Peckham | By Zoe Craig
Music In The Monument

Music In The Monument

File under 'London's oddest gig venues'. | By M@
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Secret Gardens

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Secret Gardens

Some of the lesser known green patches north of the river. | By M@
Olympic Sport Lowdown: Wrestling

Olympic Sport Lowdown: Wrestling

All you need to known about body-locks and takedowns. | By Dean Nicholas