Populist: 28 February - 6 March

By Lindsey Last edited 106 months ago
Populist: 28 February - 6 March

The week's most popular posts, and a round-up of what's happening around town.

In the news:

  • People protested to protect Portobello Market
  • The Heron Tower topped out
  • Is Boris Island finally binned?
  • There'll be no World Cup big screens for Regents Park.
  • Oxford Circus' scramble crossing was declared a success, Piccadilly Circus is getting denuded and there were signs of the blue Cycle Superhighway sprouting in Tooting
  • The uncomfortable truth is that rush hour is infested
  • See the News category for more

    Around town:

  • The London Word Festival starts tomorrow, go and see Party at the Arts Theatre, Lone Twin are bringing Catastrophe to the Barbican, heads up to the hossies and Polo in the Park, there's a new display of portraits of Elizabeth I at NPG
  • Roller Derby is everywhere: The London Rockin' Rollers went intra-league, the Birds Eye Film Fest is showing 'Whip It' and the London Roller Girls announced their first US v UK bout at Excel Notting Hill got hand drawn We went goo goo over Gaga and gave you heads up on Laura Marling, Flight of the Conchords - did anyone manage to get tickets? - Macca and more Gaga shows.
  • It's been an epicurean week. Did you have any good pies? We loved the Golden Gate Cake Shop and Kensington Wine Rooms, tried Guerilla Burgers and Polpo and got all ethical with our eating.
  • See the Arts & Events and Food & Drink categories for more

    Oh, and we did it. We conquered Tower42. Thank you for your support. We've raised nearly £2400 so far - anyone care to tip us up to a round £2500?

    Comment of the week:

    On Tube Upgrades at Risk in PPP Arguments:

    So then, no more upgrades to a system that is now over a hundred years old and creaking at the seams, almost proven incompetance across the board, strikes by unions whenever someone sneezes. Then there is us, the London travelling public stuck well and truly in the middle, paying more and more for less and less. Almost all weekends and some very early nights without a good working transport system. The O2 (ex Dome) losing custom due to no Jubilee line running on weekends for the next year or so. I just wonder what will happen when the Olympics come to town and there isn't a working transport system on weekends and evenings. Doesn't bode well for what the International body would think of London or us hosting the event, does it?

    Quite. Sobering stuff, thanks Cobo04.

    Last Updated 06 March 2010