Highlights

Mirror Mirror – Cara Delevingne’s New Novel for Teenagers
Posted in: Books, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

Fresh from her successful role as Laureline in recent movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes Cara Delevingne’s latest creative venture – her 368-page novel Mirror Mirror, co-written with Rowan Coleman and published by Trapeze. Judging by her performance in Luc Besson’s sci-fi flick, she has undoubted talent but English fiction writing […]

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Reviews

M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses don’t look anything like Bond girls. This award-winning restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay protégé Michael Reid is too classy for that. And […]

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Events & Festivals

  • Countdown to the Man Booker Prize
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Features

    THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE celebrates outstanding works of fiction written in the English language and published in the UK. The recently published longlist of 13 books emerged from 144 hopefuls who submitted from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. The eventual winner of the £50,000 prize will join the 52 other notable authors who […]

  • Nashville Meets London Country Music Festival
    Blues & Country Over The Weekend
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    It was a musical weekend with a choice of Blues and Country music at two major music festivals across town. The drizzling rain  certainly didn’t deter Londoners from thronging in thousands. 1. The Ealing Blues Festival The Ealing Blues Festival at Walpole Park is part of the Ealing Summer Festival, a carnival of sorts with […]

  • From Drones to Phones – Filmmakers Embrace New Technology
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Movies & TV Shows

    THE RAPID increase in digital technology and advances in smart engineering have led to startling new developments in film production – particularly at the consumer level. Smartphones now shoot better quality than high-end video cameras and include refined features such as hi-tec zooms, digital image stabilisation and cinematic aperture ranges. 4k iPhones became pretty much […]

  • The Summer Masquerade Diary
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Despite little signs of Venetian weather, London will still be the place to be in summer with a number of summer masquerade balls all over the capital. These are the ones you need to watch out for: The Red Carpet Masquerade This event is specifically for disabled young adults, focusing on those with learning disabilities. […]

  • Westminster Mile Race
    Westminster Mile Race
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    It was a Bank Holiday to put your feet up for all those runners who took part in the Westminster Mile Race over the weekend. The timely sunny weather was ideal for a summer-spirited occasion, with the course starting along The Mall and continuing around St James’ Park with the finishing line outside Buckingham Palace. […]

  • Venetian Masquerade Ball
    Venetian Masquerade Ball
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The Late Night Cocktail Club’s Venetian Masquerade Ball at Kensington Roof Gardens on Saturday night featured acrobats, contortionists, stilt walkers, fire and glow dancers as well as a live saxophonist freestyling to the DJ set. Oh and of course cocktails. What else would any self-respecting cocktail club offer? One free cocktail for all who bought […]

  • The London Book Fair 2017
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The London Book Fair merged with London Book & Screen Week in a way that suggested more marketing than serendipity. An estimated 25,000 people attended this March 14-16 event at the London Olympia which brought together both big name publishers and hopeful independents offering titles across every genre. Penguin Books and Harper Collins hogged the […]

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