Highlights

The July 19 reopening: what now for London’s creative, entertainment and hospitality sectors?
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Concerts & Gigs, Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

The Great Reopening? Freedom Day? The name doesn’t matter, the definitive date when we can finally get our lives back together does. The creative and hospitality sectors have suffered considerable losses during the pandemic and the delayed reopening has increased concern and confusion. Boris Johnson recently announced the June 21 date will be moved to […]

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Features

Pop Art? Uncanny Art? Readymades? – all this and more at the Unity Exhibition, Candid Gallery, Islington
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

East London artist Eddie Saint-Jean works in moving image and photography and up until now most of his art has had underlying cinematic cultural references. But now in a slight departure from that style he has produced a new body of work which he describes as Un-ReadyMades. Eddie Saint-Jean with his photographic work ‘We’re All […]

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Reviews

London’s Great Reopening 2021: MUSEUMS
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

It’s our special London’s Great Reopening feature! What’s Hot London? is helping to re-energise our capital city by visiting art galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres, music events and restaurants. Over the next few weeks, arts and culture writer Eddie Saint-Jean covers their steps out of Covid shutdown and much-awaited openings, events, exhibitions and screenings. This week […]

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Boxing

  • Pop Up Boxing at Selfridges
    Posted in: Highlights, Places, Sports & Fitness

    SELFRIDGES has teamed up with BXR London, which describes itself as the world’s first high end boxing gym, to organise an in-store boxing residency throughout February. BXR is the gym where Anthony Joshua trains and he’s also on the membership committee responsible for rubber-stamping this boxing pop up. This Lamyland residency is the brainchild of […]

  • The Duce’s Boxer (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    On June 14th The Italian Cultural Institute in Belgravia hosted a screening of this documentary about a little known black Italian boxer called Leone Jacovacci who lived for a while in London, adopting the English name John Douglas Walker while he pursued his fighting career. He actually first started to box in the British Army […]