Category: Entertainment

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

Down and out in Covent Garden

The man was sitting on the base of one of the pillars of the portico of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. He was taking his time over…

Pop goes the Eagle

On an unusually sunny, blue-skied November Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the Eagle. Being the London nerd that I am, I was genuinely excited to be visiting…

A world of strange arrangements: ABC at The Royal Festival Hall

To the Royal Festival Hall to see pop group ABC perform The Lexicon Of Love parts 1 & 2. Anne Dudley (who arranged strings on the albums) conducted…

Georgie Fame at Ronnie Scott’s club on a Saturday night

Cyril E Power – going down the tube between the wars and a visit to ‘Appy ‘Ampstead

What a cracking image! Sleek and modernistic. Very 1930’s. It’s called Whence and Whither – a great title to boot! – and was produced by Cyril E, for Edward, Power in 1930….

Disney re-draws London

I’ve just come across this superb analysis of Disney’s original animated version of 101 Dalmations. Its written by Oswald Iten in his Colourful Animation Expressions blog. Oswald explores the…

Telling tales: a proper London night out in N1

My evening began appropriately enough sitting in a pub, pint in hand listening to a man “banging on”. Arriving early for the latest True Stories Told Live I…