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 […]
With 20 year-old Stratford rapper JHUS’ new album plastered all over the largest and most prominent advertising boards at Stratford Westfields, the East End faithful have been informed. The rest of London is about to catch on. He is, arguably, the most exciting and unique talent to emerge in British hip hop in recent years […]
A few days back on April 15th, the birthdate of one of the Renaissance masters, Leonardo Da Vinci, was celebrated both in his hometown of Florence and in some corners of London. More caught up in attracting custom than commemorations, an Italian pavement artist who goes by the street name Freddie works on a portrait; […]
The recent announcement of the National Theatre’s launch of their Bright Young Tings photography exhibition of black theatre in London from 1979-1982 will no doubt encourage discussion about the roots of black theatre here and its ground-breaking movements in this respect. Today, What’s Hot London looks back on the emergence of African and Caribbean theatre […]
With growing fears that Brexit will drive creativity from the heart of the capital here is a list of five memorable films that back up London’s position as one of the most sought after movie locations. An American Werewolf in London This 1981 horror movie directed by John Landis plays on American fears that it’s […]
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August 2017 Edition
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