Posted in: Books, Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

What’s Hot Marylebone? From Sherlock Holmes’ Baker Street to boujee French cuisine, we track the cultural and foodie delights of Marylebone. We discovered a streetful of antique shops as well as high-end boutiques, indie bookshops and backstreet art galleries. But which are our chosen hotspots? So, What’s Hot Marylebone?   Madame Tussauds It doesn’t take […]

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Frieze Sculpture, Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park
Frieze Sculpture & Art Fair
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

Frieze Week: Man in underpants found wandering around Regents Park!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If you are visiting Regents Park to catch Frieze Sculpture 2023, it’s likely you’ll also catch sight of a half-naked man wandering around the sculpture site in a dazed state. Indeed, last week from afar it looked as if park security had finally cornered […]

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  • Emily Bronte
    December 19: The Demise of Emily Bronte
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, People

    Novelist Emily Bronte came from a remarkable Victorian writing and painting clan and even as her classic Wuthering Heights would make its mark on literature other members of her talented family would also find fame. Just as remarkable is the time scale of Emily’s achievement, dying as she did aged just 30 in 1848 – […]

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    Companions Of Clay (Book)
    Posted in: Books, People, Reviews

    What’s Hot London? readers will warm to a novel that has many a London landmark and postcode featured in its surreal depiction of coma dream states. The author Safeena Chaudhry, currently runs a monthly literary event called Novel London at Waterstones which she offers as a platform for promoting other writers’ work. You’ll notice both […]

  • A Short Story On Big Screen
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    You may have noticed Hollywood sci- fi film Arrival has been gaining considerable press weeks before its global release. Along with its original take on alien contact it’s also been garnering attention from the bookish crowd as well as cinema lovers because it started out as a short story (not even a novel!) by respected […]

  • The Silent Children Book Review
    The Silent Children (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    An unexpected letter arrives from Vienna. An estranged mother on her death bed trying to contact a son who feels nothing but bitterness towards her. So much so that it takes him three days to even open it and when he does it reveals an unsolved family mystery from the years leading up to the […]

  • Novel London Sept 2016
    Novel London
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    If you’re an undiscovered author or book fan seeking an event where you can network with fellow literary minds and hear first chapter readings by emerging novelists then look no further than Novel London, which runs every first Friday of the month. Organised by creative writer Safeena Chaudhry, it has been running since 2015 during […]

  • Monologues for BAME actors- Book Launch
    Monologues for BAME Actors : Book Launch
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    BAME stage actors seeking quality audition material will find Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors an entertaining read and comes recommended for any aspiring thespian set on a career in theatre. The book, which includes a foreword by actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, was published on June 30th and launched at Theatre […]

  • Zinovy Zinik Book Launch
    Zinovy Zinik’s Book Launch
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    Distinguished broadcaster Zinovy Zinik combined a sound installation, graphic art exhibition and lengthy audience chat at his book launch for ‘Sounds Familiar or the Beast of Artek’ at The Horse Hospital, Russell Square. His offbeat horror novel draws its inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Notably, Mary Shelley also wrote Frankenstein on this day in 1816 […]

  • Orwell Prize 2016
    The Orwell Prize 2016
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    Novelist George Orwell’s work left a lasting impact on post-1950s Britain and the prize in his name attended by his son Richard Blair (in photo) and grandchildren honoured that legacy of outstanding political writing. Arkady Ostrovsky won the biggest award on the night for his book The Invention of Russia, an investigation into media manipulation […]

  • Rules for Thursday Lovers by Yana Stajno
    Rules For Thursday Lovers (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    The title sounds delightfully cryptic but on second glance says it all really. Yana Stajno’s debut novel bounces along at a rambunctious pace from opening chapter to final paragraph, bringing together two old school pals – the slightly snooty Fiona and more down to earth, personable Angie – at a timeshare event on a London […]

  • Reading Derek Bates' Shadows in the Wall
    Derek Bates’ Shadows In The Wall
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    Derek Bates held a reading of his second novel Shadows in the Wall  at Daunt Books, Hampstead with a Q & A and open discussion about whether capitalist democracy is truly representational. His book touches upon this theme with lead character journalist Jake Dearsey picking up on the ghostly murmurs of political and religious intrigue […]