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Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

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Events & Festivals

  • London New Years Eve Fireworks _ London New Year Parade
    London on New Year
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Sydney, Auckland, Dubai, Rio all do it. But no one quite does it the way British do in London. As with every new year’s eve, this year too Big Ben struck 12 at the midnight bell, ushering in the new year 2016 with a magnificent display of fireworks on the Thames around the iconic London […]

  • Celebrating the Longest Night: Solstice Shorts Festival
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    National Short Story Day falls on the same day as the Winter Solstice, December 21st, so it was timely of short story anthology publisher Arachne Press to put the call out to Britain’s literature lovers for The Solstice Shorts Festival: Longest Night, a mix of short stories, poems and folk music. The solstice, as you […]

  • Christmas Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Run
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Middle distance runners seeking a festive challenge need look no further than the Christmas Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k and 10k run on December 13th inspired by none other than Mo Farah himself. The run finishes outside the Olympic stadium, and in case you need reminding that’s where he won Olympic golds for both those […]

  • We The People Festival
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Now in its 9th year, the United Nations Association’s We The People Festival (November 11-29) explores issues of  migration and the refugee crisis. It attracted a powerful selection of shorts from all over the globe, many of these personal, painful documentary accounts shot in cramped, insanitary conditions, bringing the despair of their living situations into […]

  • The V&A India Festival
    Posted in: Concerts & Gigs, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Throughout autumn the Victoria and Albert Museum will be hosting a festival that celebrates the art, artefacts, textiles and culture of South Asia from the 3rd century to the present day with a variety of exhibitions and events, including the opportunity to win a dream two week holiday in India. The winner will also get […]

  • Globe Road Poetry Fest
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The Globe Road Poetry Festival  held November 13-15, 2015 brought together local and global poetry at The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London, and coincided with the launch of its research facility the QMUL Centre for Poetry. The festival featured well established global names such as Linton Kwesi Johnson (the only black poet to be […]

  • The Razzmatazz of The London Jazz Festival
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The London Jazz Festival has begun in earnest, running from November 13-22 and promising 10 days of cool vibes. The line up includes both established and emerging jazz performers as well as live broadcasts from club DJ’s and radio jocks. Inevitably, the well known jazz joint Ronnie Scotts is involved, hosting Jez Nelson’s Jazz on […]

  • Kiddie Halloween for Free or Less
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    While Halloween themed parties, attractions, ghost walks abound across town, scouting for kids dos can be a bit of a task. With October half term holidays, get your kids to have fun with some learning without breaking the bank.  What’s Hot London? brings to you the top under £5 activities for your kids this Halloween. […]

  • RunThrough at the Olympic Park
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Fancy yourself as a bit of an athlete? RunThrough organises middle distance races all over London for budding athletes and run enthusiasts. If you’re seeking to tackle 5k or10k runs for fitness or competition then this is for you. Its lowest priced £10 a race mile challenge also takes place at the inspiring and scenic […]

  • A Peek into the London Film Festival 2015
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

      In just under a month, the British Film Institute (BFI) will present the London Film Festival, bringing in 238 films from 57 countries. Running over 12 days from  October 7-18, 2015, it takes place over 16 cinemas over the capital; steadily growing in popularity ever since it introduced its own awards ceremony in  2009. […]