Theatre Round-Up – Something For Everyone

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I’ve discovered a real grab-bag of interesting performances across London in the next month or two, from the post-industrial Hackney Wick to the glittering lights of the West End. First on the list are the new performances at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, taking place as part of this year’s London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. ‘en […]

Taking Part In The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla…


As you may know, I’ve made mention on the blog of the fact that on Sunday 3 June, a massive flotilla of ships, boats and other sailing vessels will be taking to the Thames to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year. There will over a 1000 sailing vessels on the river as part of the […]

All Aboard The HMS Belfast


Moored near to Tower Bridge on the Thames in Central London, the Royal Navy’s light cruiser HMS Belfast was in active service with from 1939 until 1963, seeing action in the North Sea, the Arctic and the East China Sea, the latter during the Korean War. She has been at her current berth since 1971, […]

A Hidden Corner Of Kensington Gardens


Some of London’s large parks are so huge that even regular visitors are likely to miss out on some of their features, and when visiting Kensington Gardens over the weekend I made a new discovery. In this most salubrious of royal parks there’s a little spot that’s rather more practical and mundane than you’d expect […]

Cutting The Red Tape On The ‘Bulgarian Spring’ @ Kensington Gardens


Yesterday, London’s Bulgarian community gave a gift to Londoners – a new drinking fountain near the Mount Gate in Kensington Gardens, appropriately named ‘Bulgarian Spring‘. The brainchild of the Bulgarian City Club, a networking organisation that builds links between the British business community and Bulgaria, the ‘Bulgarian Spring’ stands about 4 feet high and has […]

Faith @ Courtyard Theatre – A Review


‘Faith‘ is the latest play to hit the main stage of the Courtyard Theatre in Shoreditch. Written by Meredith Oakes and directed by Drew Baker, the play is probably set in or around Bluff Cove during the Falklands War. It looks at the experiences of a cottager and the fighting men whose lives intersect with […]