The Africa Centre Summer Festival 2017 in Southwark over the weekend featured three live stages with bands and DJs as well as street food stalls – and even the art, craft and fashion pop-ups had an African flavour.
ON THIS DAY in 1743 English bare-knuckle fighter Jack Broughton began staging boxing exhibitions in an ampitheatre on Hanway Rd, near Oxford Street. It eventually became the largest of its kind, making him the foremost name in the sport. He cemented this status by drawing up seven rules, which became universally applied before the Marquis […]
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 […]
Brazilian artist Alexandre Gondim celebrates ‘Connections to the Mind’ his first solo exhibition in the UK. Displayed at the Willesden Library Gallery until April 29th, it’s a collection of abstract works with more than a touch of South American colour. What’s Hot London? interviewed him to find out what inspired his latest work. Congratulations on […]
In recent years Shoreditch’s Autograph ABP has made a name for itself as one of London’s go-to galleries for exhibitions featuring work of cultural and historic significance. This current display of archive photographs from late nineteenth century Jamaica show how the post-emancipation nation for the first time sought to capitalise on its climate and unspoilt […]
This photographic exhibition at the National Theatre, South Bank covers the 1979-1982 period when the UK’s black theatre was seeking a distinct voice from the African-American productions that dominated in the decades preceding. The archive of 35mm black and white rehearsal photos are the work of Michael Mayhew whose account of the period and his […]
The exhibition and tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is open everyday with a paid ticket. However, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s birthday that falls on April 23, the Globe threw open its doors to the public to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday over the weekend on Sunday, April 19 that included free entrance to the exhibition […]
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