Victoriana – The Art Of Revival @ The Guildhall Art Gallery From 7 September

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Opening on Saturday 7 September, the Guildhall Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Victoriana – The Art Of Revival, looks at the love of the gothic which absorbed many of the creators of 19th century architecture, interiors and objects. The items which will be on display at the art gallery have all been created in the last […]

Oxbow Lakes @ Parr St, Hoxton From 4 To 28 September

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Do you ever find yourself reading previews of theatre performances and still being none the wiser about what to expect? That’s why I wonder what I might be letting myself in for on Thursday evening when I head along to the second night of ‘Oxbow Lakes’ by Dirty Market, taking place in an abandoned Hoxton […]

Maggie’s Culture Crawl – An Overnight Fundraising Hike To Coincide With Open House London

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Organised in conjunction with the forthcoming Open House London weekend later this month, cancer charity Maggie’s are putting on Maggie’s Culture Crawl. This is an overnight hike between several of the participating venues from Friday night on 20 September through to the following Saturday morning, with participants raising money along the way for Maggie’s Cancer […]

Bringing The States To Life – Bath’s American Museum In Britain

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Bath in Somerset hides a wonderful secret – just on the outskirts of the city is one of the UK’s most unusual museums, and the only one dedicated to the culture and history of North America outside the United States itself – The American Museum In Britain. The museum occupies Claverton Manor, a fine mansion […]

Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji & Others @ Jack Studio Theatre – A Review

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Following on from his new translation of Machiavelli’s Mandrake, playwright Howard Colyer has returned to SE4′s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre with three new plays – Never Have I Seen Mount Fuji, Conference Call and Nothing Else Ever. Presented by Ballast Theatre, the first play in the trio stars John Paton as Harold, a senior civil […]

Open House London Weekend Returns On 21 & 22 September

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The Open House London Weekend makes a welcome return next month, taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September. During this annual festival, architecturally significant buildings that are normally private throw open their doors to the general public, and this year it looks like it will be bigger and better than ever with 830 […]

From The Slopes Of Olympus To The Banks Of The Lea – Book Review

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For some years I used to look forward to the regular arrival of a small A5 magazine on my doorstep – through short stories, poetry, photography, illustrations and more, Smoke: A London Peculiar used to tell strange and tall tales about this wonderful city of ours. Although editor Matt Haynes no longer produces the magazine, […]

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