Swedish Design Lab Popup Comes to… Westfield, Shepherds Bush

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week, if you go over to Westfield in Shepherds Bush you’ll find a Swedish Design Lab Pop Up next to the ice rink, sponsored by VisitSweden (the official tourist organisation for the country). There’ll be people on hand to tell you about the delights of Stockholm and Gothenburg, […]

Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury

I spent the day at Mary Ward House earlier today for a conference organised by Networked Neighbourhoods, where the ‘Online Neighbourhood Networks Study‘ was launched. It’s a fascinating document, well worth a read, which looks at how local websites can generate civic participation, improve relations with the police and help people feel part of their […]

Love Story @ The Duchess Theatre – A Review

Tonight we went to see an early performance of the new West End musical, ‘Love Story‘, based on the Erich Segal novel and the 1970 movie of the same name. ‘Love Story’ originally emerged on stage at the Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year and now Michael Ball , as producer, has brought it into […]

Dracula @ Greenwich Playhouse – A Review


Last night we took ourselves off to see ‘Dracula’, the Sell A Door Theatre Company’s performance of Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker, over at the Greenwich Playhouse. Before I get to the performance itself, let me tell you a few things about the Playhouse. It’s situated on the top […]

Winter Wonderland @ Hyde Park

I tend to be quite cynical about British attempts to replicate German Christmas markets, given how many of the genuine article I’ve visited over the last few years. However, having paid a visit to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park today I might have to change my tune… The Winter Wonderland has been set up […]

Club Soda Film Launch @ The Croydon Clocktower

Earlier today I was invited by Media Trust to attend the launch of a short documentary film produced by Club Soda, a group of people with learning disabilities in Croydon who organise events for others in their community, recounting their preparations in the run-up to hosting the Pop Tent at this year’s Croydon Summer Festival. […]

Grand Opening of Zizzi @ Central St Giles

Situated in the middle of the new Central St Giles development (which you can’t have failed to miss if you’re ever around Tottenham Court Road – it’s that group of multi-coloured mixed use buildings behind Centre Point down towards Holborn) you’ll find the latest addition to the Zizzi restaurant chain. I was over there for […]