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  • States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness
    States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    The mystery of consciousness is examined on many levels at this exhibition at the Wellcome Collection with developments in neuroscience at the forefront of this, but superstition, nightmares and art also figuring heavily. It covers everything from a basic introduction into the workings of the unconscious to detailed theories from centuries past and the modern […]

  • Cereal Killer
    Cereal Killer Cafe
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    It has definitely found a niche market and enjoyed some unique publicity on its launch (if unique is the right word) but is Brick Lane’s Cereal Killer Cafe an aye or nay? The brainchild of hipster entrepreneurs and Irish twins Alan and Gary Keely it seems an innocent enough concept and was regarded as a […]

  • High Rise (Film)
    High Rise (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    For those of you unfamiliar with the film’s theme it is based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name which examines the disruptive emergence of a self contained society based in a high rise building. The tower block offers its residents lots of appealing features such as swimming pools, supermarkets and schools but […]

  • Fashion & Networking at Yager Bar March 29
    Fashion & Networking Evening
    Posted in: Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

    Yesterday was a showcase and networking event at Yager Bar in St Paul’s featuring the work of handbag designer Stacy Chan and also Indian designs by Padma Priya. The event was attended by fashion photographers, models, designers, merchandisers, fashion bloggers and so on.

  • Absurd Bird
    Absurd Bird (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    From the publicity literature it’s difficult to work out whether Absurd Bird is a fast-food joint or a restaurant. You’ll not gain too much insight from their website, it’s decorated with wacky images of cartoon chickens which are a tad misleading. A visit to this recently opened eaterie tucked away on a busy corner of […]

  • Alice in Wonderland Exhibition
    Alice in Wonderland (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    Few people realise that the Alice in Wonderland stories created by Lewis Carroll back in the 19th century changed the way that children’s books were perceived. Before that they were purely educational and treated them as little adults. After this it became acceptable for them to be entertaining and playful. This and many other valuable […]

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
    10 Cloverfield Lane (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Although not strictly a Cloverfield sequel this is, nonetheless, a worthy addition to its alien-attack franchise. However, it is definitely not a found footage movie nor solely a sci-fi movie about war-mongering extraterrestrials. JJ Abrams, the brains behind the production, was also director of the first movie and more recently Star Wars but here wears […]