Category Archives: Other London Things

For My NYC readers…Eco rock Feb 26th

On Feb 26th you’ll have a chance to support the Rainforest Action Network and hear Winning Review friend Howard Altmann give a poetry reading at the Cutting Room.  Suzanne Vega will be there too…..

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Feb 7 One night only cabaret at the Landor Theatre

 Buy tickets for this great lineup next Sunday evening to help raise money for Shelter–which combats homelessness. Landor Theatre | The Landor Theatre

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Page Victor (@pcvictor63) • Fantastic London Instagram photos and videos

Winning Review reader from our early days, Page Victor, is capturing London each morning in all its glory.  Page’s photos are stunning and if you’re following my blog and don’t live in London already—you’ll soon want to.   Page Victor (@pcvictor63) … Continue reading

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Visit The Museum of Innocence at Somerset House

Somerset House is delighted to announce a collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk which will see a unique new version of his collection The Museum of Innocence, the physical manifestation of his novel of the same name, travels to … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Exhibition at Two Temple Place opens January 30th

  Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts great exhibitions   twice a year and if you haven’t been to this venue yet, find some time to go. You’ll get a chance to visit on January 30th when … Continue reading

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Guided Free Walks Across London this weekend

  From TFL:‘Winter Wanders’ sees TfL put on 43 free guided walks across London on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January. The walks, which are led by experienced Walk London guides, are a perfect post-Christmas activity as they range from … Continue reading

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 Audra McDonald making her West End Debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in June

From Wyndham’s Theatre “Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s … Continue reading

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The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the St James Theatre January 20th

From the St. James theatre:  “A true story of family, hope and survival told through the world’s most beautiful music. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa … Continue reading

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Lumiere London Programme – 14-17 Jan, 6:30-10:30pm

Winning Review guests EW and AW report that this was unmissable, and let you see the best parts of the capital in all new ways.  The interplay between the architecture and the incredible illuminations was captivating. Favourites included the Alice in … Continue reading

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Jekyll & Hyde, new dance thriller at Old Vic in May 2016

A new dance thriller devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  Innovative theatre choreographer Drew McOnie reimagines Robert Louis Stevenson’s sinister drama in an excitingly physical new dance production with music by Grant Olding. … Continue reading

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An Evening with Gloria Steinem – how to: Academy February 24th

It always seems a bit funny to start booking things for the new year.  Is it really 2016?  But here’s a good one to start filling your diary with:  Gloria Steinem, fearless journalist, political activist, voice for women everywhere, is … Continue reading

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City Harvest London

This posting has nothing to to with the theatre, or museums, art, lectures, or really anything to do with my blog.   It’s about City Harvest London an organisation i founded with a few friends 18 months ago to serve … Continue reading

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House by the Lake Book Launch December 3rd

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and Britain’s largest collection on the Nazi era. The Wiener Library hosts an annual programme of free events and exhibitions. Time: 6.30pm-8pm In the spring of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to … Continue reading

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 RED VELVET added to Branagh’s lineup for Garrick Theatre January 2016

It’s just been announced that Red Velvet will be joining the Kenneth Branagh season at the Garrick Theatre. Red Velvet imagines experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. In 1833. Edmund Kean, … Continue reading

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P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre in January

As i’m deep in the middle of the book In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park, a memoir about her escape from North Korea through China’s underworld of smugglers and human traffickers,  and I seem to read every defector story … Continue reading

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An evening at  Sir John Soane’s Museum with Hendrick’s Gin October 23rd

The Soane Museum is a personal favourite and a late night there is truly transporting. This will be  further enhanced  on Oct 23, when Hendrick’s Gin will be providing tailor-made tipples.  A good chance to explore the elegance and eccentricity … Continue reading

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The Merchant of Vembley opens at The Cockpit October 6th

Merchant of Vembley is a “a wickedly funny, wildly inventive and politically provocative re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.” From the cockpit theatre:  The play is “Set in Wembley, London, where hatred and intolerance among Hindus and Muslims have … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need a Stage for Good Theatre in London

Hammersmith 21:00 September 4th Police Evidence?

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Goya: The Portraits at the National Gallery opens October 7

This landmark exhibition, the first ever focusing solely on his portraits, will re-appraise Goya’s genius as a portraitist and provide a penetrating insight into both public and private aspects of his life.    Two masterful and deeply moving self-portraits are … Continue reading

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Cadogan Hall February 2016

I have a few regular readers that always want to be informed when David Sedaris is in London.  So here’s some info on his 2016 two night visit. From the Cadogan: “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris … Continue reading

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