February 2012

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

News. For those of you who aren't too busy popping/avoiding the question today. | By SallyB2
Borough Launches First Ever Privately Funded Social Housing

Borough Launches First Ever Privately Funded Social Housing

Barking and Dagenham borough has launched the first privately funded social housing initiative. | By SamF
London's Cabaret Zingers: 29 February-6 March

London's Cabaret Zingers: 29 February-6 March

This week's top tips for the kinkiest and kookiest events in town. | By Franco Milazzo
Picture Preview: Udderbelly Festival @ Southbank

Picture Preview: Udderbelly Festival @ Southbank

The purple cow-tent goes up from early April. See our pick of the comedy, music and cabaret shows. | By Franco Milazzo
Watch A Celebrity Relay At The Olympic Stadium

Watch A Celebrity Relay At The Olympic Stadium

A celebrity fun run at the Olympic Stadium. | By Londonist
Preview: Women_Mujeres Spanish Film Festival

Preview: Women_Mujeres Spanish Film Festival

Spanish classics and British shorts about women | By Londonist
Barbican Announces New James Bond Exhibition

Barbican Announces New James Bond Exhibition

Bond fans will be in 00-heaven... | By Zoe Craig
Preview: Ursula Martinez @ Soho Theatre

Preview: Ursula Martinez @ Soho Theatre

What happens when your private parts go public? (sponsored post) | Sponsor
Book Grocer: 29 February-6 March

Book Grocer: 29 February-6 March

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London this week: Michael Rosen, Natalie Haynes, Mark Thomas and more. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Lewisham Activists Reclaim Council Houses For Homeless Families

Lewisham Activists Reclaim Council Houses For Homeless Families

Lewisham occupation provides a simple but effective model for solving London's housing crisis | By Cat Wiener
Mayoral Election: The Case Against...Ken Livingstone

Mayoral Election: The Case Against...Ken Livingstone

Devil's Kitchen explains why you shouldn't vote for Ken. | By Jonn
Art Review: Royal Society of British Artists @ Mall Galleries

Art Review: Royal Society of British Artists @ Mall Galleries

Hundreds of artworks for sale at reasonable prices. | By Tabish Khan
Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen's Head, Piccadilly Circus

Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen's Head, Piccadilly Circus

Nostalgic nosh with West End Style at a great Piccadilly Circus pub | By tikichris
Crossrail Contract To Create London Jobs

Crossrail Contract To Create London Jobs

Justine Greening MP calls for job creation to be at the heart of new Crossrail project. | By SamF
Union Boss Targets Olympic Strike Action

Union Boss Targets Olympic Strike Action

Union leader Len McClusky has warned of the possibility of major strikes during this summer's games. | By SamF
Quiz The Mayor And Assembly At People's Question Time

Quiz The Mayor And Assembly At People's Question Time

Your chance to get answers in the run-up to the election. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

And the rest of the day's news. | By M@
Meeting Held Over Near-Fatal Police Shooting In Forest Hill

Meeting Held Over Near-Fatal Police Shooting In Forest Hill

Residents express concerns over police conduct. | By SamF
Book Review: Spitalfields Life By The Gentle Author

Book Review: Spitalfields Life By The Gentle Author

The first must-buy London book of the year. | By M@
Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

Arts Ahead: What’s On In London 28 February – 5 March

The new theatre, dance, opera, classical and art shows you don't want to miss this week | By Zoe Craig
Listen Up Music Interview: Fanfarlo

Listen Up Music Interview: Fanfarlo

London folksters speak to Londonist about adopting analogue keybords for a huge new sound. | By Dave Newbury
In Pictures: The Big Egg Hunt, Part 1

In Pictures: The Big Egg Hunt, Part 1

And the stolen eggs are recovered. | By M@
Camden Crawl Line-Up Announced

Camden Crawl Line-Up Announced

Yes, it's time to battle through Camden's crowds to check out the best new indiepop. | By Dave Newbury
Free Breakfast Gig Alert: The Drums @ Floridita

Free Breakfast Gig Alert: The Drums @ Floridita

The Drums + free bagels in Soho this Thursday morning at 8.15am | By tikichris
RMT Declares Formal Dispute Over Olympic Pay

RMT Declares Formal Dispute Over Olympic Pay

RMT moves ever closer to strike action...again. | By BethPH
Mayoral Election: The Case Against...Boris Johnson

Mayoral Election: The Case Against...Boris Johnson

Tom Barry of Boriswatch explains why you shouldn't vote Boris. | By Jonn
Boris Promises 'Driverless' Trains To Reduce Tube Strikes

Boris Promises 'Driverless' Trains To Reduce Tube Strikes

Forgets 'driverless' doesn't mean the same as 'unstaffed'. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Musical Preview: Reasons To Be Cheerful @ Hackney Empire

Musical Preview: Reasons To Be Cheerful @ Hackney Empire

Ian Dury and the Blockheads musical returns to London (sponsored post) | Sponsor
Giant Olympic Rings Float Down Thames

Giant Olympic Rings Float Down Thames

A riverine stunt marks 150 days to go. | By M@
What's for Lunch? Old Tom's Bar, Leadenhall Market

What's for Lunch? Old Tom's Bar, Leadenhall Market

Old Tom's Bar at Leadenhall Market offers connoisseur's range of British cheese and charcuterie paired with craft ale and fine wine in a cosy and historic setting. | By tikichris
New Venue In A Lorry Container For Deptford

New Venue In A Lorry Container For Deptford

Deptford's pizza bus gets an equally improbably live venue. | By Londonist
Plans To Charge £15 To Climb Big Ben

Plans To Charge £15 To Climb Big Ben

From July, achey legs will no longer be free. | By BethPH
London Blend: Giddy Up Coffee

London Blend: Giddy Up Coffee

A magnificent coffee machine on a porch in Shoreditch. | By SamF
Occupy LSX At St Paul's Evicted

Occupy LSX At St Paul's Evicted

Twenty arrests in a relatively low key night. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Spring flowers, a blue plaque and an egg eating dinosaur | By Lindsey
Music Review: Noel Gallagher @ O2

Music Review: Noel Gallagher @ O2

The song-writing Gallagher rouses the crowd in Greenwich. | By Londonist
Theatre Review: Bingo @ The Young Vic

Theatre Review: Bingo @ The Young Vic

Patrick Stewart plays an anti-hero Shakespeare | By BelindaL
Art Preview: 'Up My Street' Charity Auction For Shelter

Art Preview: 'Up My Street' Charity Auction For Shelter

Bid for original artwork by big name artists inspired by streets | By Tabish Khan
Art Review: Jeremy Deller @ Hayward Gallery

Art Review: Jeremy Deller @ Hayward Gallery

Tries to re-define art through his personal experiences | By Tabish Khan
In Pictures: A Ride On The New Bus For London

In Pictures: A Ride On The New Bus For London

All aboard the first New Bus for London to go into service. | By Dean Nicholas
Gigs Of The Week: 27 February - 4 March

Gigs Of The Week: 27 February - 4 March

St Vincent, The Drums, Lambchop, Beth Jeans Houghton and more. | By Amanda
Theatre Review: Hay Fever @ The Noël Coward Theatre

Theatre Review: Hay Fever @ The Noël Coward Theatre

A high quality revival of a high quality play... so what? | By Zoe Craig
Heygate Estate Residents Rebuff Lend Lease ‘Masterplan’

Heygate Estate Residents Rebuff Lend Lease ‘Masterplan’

An exhibition in the communal gardens expresses residents' concerns | By SamF
Barbican Weekender Returns

Barbican Weekender Returns

A weekend of free art, dance, music, theatre and film. (Sponsored post) | Sponsor
Mayoral Election Issue #3: Personalities, A Punch And Judy Show

Mayoral Election Issue #3: Personalities, A Punch And Judy Show

The position of Mayor lends itself to shouty applicants. Is that a good or bad thing for London? | By Jonn
Take A Magical, Theatrical Tour Of Strawberry Hill House

Take A Magical, Theatrical Tour Of Strawberry Hill House

Explore Mr. Walpole's magnificent Gothic castle (sponsored) | Sponsor
Week In Geek: 27 February-4 March 2012

Week In Geek: 27 February-4 March 2012

London events for people with curious minds. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Bright Lights & Horatio Bottomley

Folk Olympics: Bright Lights & Horatio Bottomley

Meet the founder of the Financial Times who end his days performing in seedy music halls. | By M@