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September 2011

The African Queen © Romulus Films/Horizon Pictures (1951)
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Somewhere you should go ….Free Film at the Scoop 2011

Oh, how we do love The Scoop! From their seasons of classic theatre to early morning fitness classes, this ampi-theatre near the loveliest views of the River Thames and Tower Bridge seems to constantly have plenty on offer for city workers, tourists and simply lovers of F.R.E.E. Case in point:…

Crossness Engines Open House London The Cultural Exposé
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Somewhere you should go…Open House London

Ever secretly fancied taking a peek inside a stranger’s home? Well now is your chance. Open House London, the free annual architecture festival that lets you explore inside some of the capital’s most unusual and extravagant properties, is back. Some of 2011’s quirkier examples are an ‘upside down house’ in…

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Somewhere you should go…Beach Blanket Babylon

My very first visit to Beach Blanket Babylon was, quite simply, love at first sight.  I’d previously made a fly-by visit with some friends for drinks a month earlier and was instantly struck by the decor – a fascinating mixture of charming classicism and contemporary cool – and the hipster…

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Somewhere you should go…Literary Death Match

I couldn’t help but imagine scorned authors body-slamming and knocking each other out with volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica when I read this title.  But you’ll be relieved to  know that the Literary Death Match is a much more civilised affair (oh, you groan?)  and quite an amazing one at that.…