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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masquerade

  • This Day in History: Marie Antoinette Executed.
    Posted in: Features, People

    ON THIS DAY Oct 16 in 1793 Marie Antoinette was beheaded not too far from the specially-built palatial, fairy tale village of Petit Hameau, Versailles where she once fancy dressed as a peasant while real peasants in nearby villages starved. Not too long after telling these peasants who didn’t have any bread to go and […]

  • Royal Masquerade at the Libertine Club
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Highlights

    The dictionary definition of a Libertine is ‘a person given to hedonistic sensual pleasures’. A pretty apt description of this masquerade night organised by Elite Parties where you are greeted with a free Decadent Cocktail as you enter? OK not as hedonistic but still an ideal venue for this King and Queen of Hearts pre-Valentine […]