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An evening of Victorian Magic

Magic Hour has come highly recommended by very reliable source MS.   It is listed as  having “the finest sleight of hand, which will leave you stunned and amazed“.  The show “reflects the style and opulance of the Victorian masters … Continue reading

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Song Academy -after school creative songwriting club

Here’s one more activity to add to your children’s already busy extracurricular schedules (either during the school year or over school breaks):  Classes at Song Academy for 7-16 year olds,  run in Fulham, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Chiswick & Chelsea.   Rowena … Continue reading

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Dramatically Improve Your Handwriting at the how to: academy March 3, 2014

Oddly, the desire to improve my handwriting was buried in my list of resolutions for 2014.  I find that I am mortified these days when asked to sign something. Exclusive use of a keyboard has totally degraded my fine motor … Continue reading

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A Victorian Delight: Step Back in Time to the Nineteenth-Century on May 16th and 17th

As part of the 2013 Museums at Night Program, two small museums in Kensington are opening their doors for special evenings. The Sanbourne house at 18 Stafford Terrace will open on Thursday 16 May from 6.30pm – 9pm.  From the … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Coronation Festival, 11-14 July 2013

Coronation Festival – Buckingham Palace 11 to 14 July 2013 The gardens of Buckingham Palace will be opened to the public this summer for a unique festival celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. More than 200 companies with … Continue reading

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100 Years of Movie Set Locations

You might not need another distraction or method for procrastinating but in case you do.  Try this Google Map which shows 100 Years of Set Locations

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Crufts Dog Show, Largest in the World, March 7th-10th in Birmingham

Many of you know that the last thing I need to see at the moment is another dog (hint-house is canine warzone–with apologies to C.K who bravely stepped into the fury yesterday), but in normal circumstances I would consider heading … Continue reading

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Fashion Illustration Workshop

Debut Contemporary Gallery in Notting Hill often offers interesting events including the following fashion illustrating workshop:

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Brook Green Festival of Books 29 Oct – 8 Nov 2012

  This just in from special guest contributor M.P.: The 5th annual Brook Green Festival of Books will take place at the end of October.  According to the organisers it will be ” a celebration of lively writing for lively … Continue reading

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Tickets to Skyfall Royal World Premiere at Royal Albert Hall

A very limited number of tickets will go on general sale Tomorrow Morning (sept 26) at 9am to the  Royal World Premiere of the latest 007 film Skyfall which will take place on October 23rd the Royal Albert Hall. The … Continue reading

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Headspace in the Parks, September 29th

Time: 11am – 12.30pm Location: The LookOut, Hyde Park The charity for the Royal Parks have partnered with Headspace to give you the chance to experience meditation within natural surroundings and enjoy the benefits it can bring, right in the … Continue reading

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The Prince’s Drawing School in Kensington Palace

One of my favourite experiences since moving to London were my drawing classes in Kensington Palace.  The Prince’s Drawing School (based in Shoreditch) has classes throughout the year in the palace which attract a diverse group of students ranging from … Continue reading

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Billingsgate Seafood School

I’ve written about the great cooking classes at Books for Cooks.   Here is a new idea given to me by creative gift specialist KD, who manages to continually find unique gifts for her husband. The Billingsgate Seafood Training School is … Continue reading

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