What we’ve been up to… the re-opening of the White Horse, Hampstead
TCé were recently invited to check out the new and improved White Horse pub, which now features a solid copper bar, a revamped rustic menu including experimental pan-European dishes (think octopus stew, chicken and capers with madeira and skate and potato terrine) and an even cosier garden area for those rare warm al fresco evenings.
The White Horse, 154 Fleet Road, NW3 2QX. Tel: 0207 485 2112
10:57 am • 19 June 2012
All roads lead to Art to EastAfrica - a celebration of African culture - at the Queen of Hoxton on June 19th. Guest include The Illersapiens, who feature in this short doc put together by the AtoEA crew…
2:00 pm • 17 June 2011
Slideluck Potshow’s coming to London on the 18th folks - and in case you’re struggling to get your head around the title, imagine an artsy communal setting where people bring dishes and enjoy endless shows of amazing photography (Genius! why didn’t WE think of that?!). Here’s a vid of the NY event in ‘09!
2:00 pm • 16 June 2011 • 1 note
Somewhere you should go…Free Free Fringe Festival at the Scoop
I am terribly ashamed.
Last summer, I worked near London Bridge and was completely unaware that perched neatly between Tower Bridge and the former was an amphitheatre inspired by those of ancient Rome, with seating for 800 hosting a range of free events from morning exercise classes to live theatre, music and film. Had I known, I have no doubt I would have popped down there on an eve after work and had a very pleasant time: free and outdoors is - after all - my favourite combo.
Well I won’t let it happen to you and so I feel it is my duty to inform you about The Scoop, a modern day amphitheatre in the heart of London. Their upcoming offering is a fringe festival, taking place Wednesdays to Fridays in June and featuring a variety of offbeat performances with an alternative approach. There is comedy from Palladini Productions with their play ‘Citiest of Cities’ about a bunch of mischievous city tour guides, an updated take on Offenbach’s opera La Belle Hélène called ‘Troy Boy’ from The Merry Opera Company as well as darker and more intense drama from Chickenshed with ‘Crime of the Century’, dealing with the UK’s escalating knife crime problem amongst the younger generation.
Nothing better than a night at the theatre, daahling. (Words: Aoife Moriarty)
More London’s Fringe Festival runs until June 24th. Click here for more info.
10:00 am • 31 May 2011 • 2 notes
Somewhere you should go…SupperClub
I’ve had some experiences in my time, but never one as indulgent - and mildly unnerving - than my experience of SupperClub. It’s the flashy franchise which started in Amsterdam 20 years ago, and combines risque entertainment, DJ sets and late night dining like a glorious cocktail you blindly knock back without quite knowing the rest of the ingredients. Once inside, I meet a red bar area, dotted with colourful-looking characters who waltz around like the cast of Narnia. A red-bearded fella smiles at me like we’ve met before, and later turns out to be the evening’s compere, and one of the club’s super-friendly and attentive staff members. Dramatically, two massive doors slide open to reveal the club itself; pristine-white and massive, with a mezzanine level and beds (yes, beds!) along the sides, as an optional spot to dine. It’s recently been refurbished and there’s space in the centre which you presume will be turned into a dancefloor post supper (which, by the way, comes from a secret menu; but these folks aren’t so crazy as to not do a respectful allergy/vegan/vegetarian check, as fascinating an allergic reaction might be to watch).
The first two stylish courses are kinda “ooh la la” - and not just because the lady who serves us looks like Lady Gaga, either. There’s a creamy risotto for starters, followed by a tender loin of beef served with a potato cake, and a decoration of mushy peas and greens. In between courses, we’re given performances from the legendary Crazy Horse Paris dancers – and if you look beyond the frequent of display of T&A, these women are remarkable. The avant-garde collective have celebrity fans in Kanye West, Beyonce and Sting, and such is their appeal, the 3rd course - an okay-ish frozen-cream something - is practically ignored by everyone in the house. The contortionist is something else (wow); the upside-down leg display, clever. And although my inner-conservative wants to start hissing at the excited men who’ve suddenly crowded my perfect-view table once things border on erotic, it’s hard to deny this is creative cabaret - and they’ll be at the Club until June 26th. Otherwise, expect a wild array of events and fine dining, determined to whip you out of your comfort zone (!) (Words: Matilda Egere-Cooper)
Dinner is usually £45, but £69.50 for a three-course meal and The Crazy Horse cabaret. For more info visit www.supperclub.com.
10:00 am • 27 May 2011 • 5 notes
Somewhere you should go… Drink, Shop & Do
Much love to Culture Club member @EsmeDora for suggesting we check out this new design bar and cafe in Kings Cross! Set in a former Victorian bathouse, Drink, Shop & Do sells charming vintage wares and creations from local designers, but also doubles up as an arts and craft club and sweet shop for creative urbanites who want a casual spot to hang out after work. I think we’re in love :-) www.drinkshopdo.com (9 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX Closest tube: King’s Cross)
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10:00 am • 17 October 2010 • 32 notes