Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 28, 2014 in Fun London
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Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets from the past seven days – don’t forget to tweet us your own!

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Alexi asks: ‘Shouldn’t the Queen’s Guards get more money for dancing on duty?’

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 28, 2014 in Fun London
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Life in London: so many issues. Our inquisitive editor-at-large addresses the ones that nobody else dares (or cares) to. This week: why Private Dancer deserves a medal. Read the full post…

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How to make new friends in London

Posted at 10:15 am, September 28, 2014 in Fun London

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How many new mates can you make in a week? We challenged Gem Royston-Claire to reboot her sad social life at some nights designed to bring you and your future pals together. Read the full post…

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Time in: You + TV = autumn sorted

Posted at 5:30 pm, September 27, 2014 in TV

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It’s autumn, and there’s loads of great new telly. But how do you decide what to watch? Mathematically, that’s how! Gabriel Tate works out the equations for the hottest new shows. Read the full post…

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Take a trip to The Otherworld with Simon Boswell

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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You many not know his name, but if you’re a movie fan you’ll certainly know his music: Simon Boswell is one of the UK’s finest living soundtrack composers, whose work has graced films such as Danny Boyle’s debut ‘Shallow Grave’, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-melting ‘Santa Sangre’, loopy Angelina Jolie cybercrime flick ‘Hackers’ and shedloads of European horror movies by the likes of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Michele Soavi. Now, for the first time, Boswell will bring his synth-rock soundtrack supergroup The And to the stage with a live show set to combine music, film clips and video art. The event is part of the Raindance Film Festival, London’s leading showcase of independent cinema, and follows the UK premiere of ‘The Otherworld‘ , a new documentary by one of Boswell’s most fruitful collaborators, Richard Stanley (‘Hardware’, ‘Dust Devil’). Read the full post…

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Cracking: all you need to know about London’s scotch egg scene

Posted at 3:30 pm, September 27, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Behold the mighty meaty mouth-sized morsel: currently more on-trend than tie-dye tank-tops and far better to eat. Becky Lucas chats to eggspert David Constable to discover where to find the city’s most eggsellent eggsamples… Read the full post…

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Fans will control the lights at Wembley Stadium from 2015

Posted at 12:30 pm, September 27, 2014 in Technology
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Forget facepaint and flags, sports fans at Wembley Stadium are soon going to be able to show support for their team during matches using… social media. Read the full post…

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AA Bronson’s five picks from The London Art Book Fair

Posted at 10:15 am, September 27, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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This weekend the London Art Book Fair comes to the Whitechapel Gallery. With around 100 exhibitors, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked artist and founder of the NY Art Book Fair, AA Bronson (who’s talking over the weekend) for his five noteworthy exhibits:

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Want to go out this weekend? Look no further

Posted at 5:15 pm, September 26, 2014 in Music & Nightlife
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As ever, there are some corking club nights popping-off around London this weekend. We’ve picked three stunners below that should satisfy your party appetite, but if you’re hungry for more, head straight to our Clubs page for loads more tasty options. Read the full post…

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Scrumptious: there’s a cider takeover coming to Hackney

Posted at 4:15 pm, September 26, 2014 in Food & Drink
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Cider’s a big trend this season. And if you’re already over the current fad for fruit-flavoured ciders (raspberry, cherry, mango, even blueberry), and hankering for the real stuff, you’re in luck. Good, strong, dry, English cider, that tastes of fermented apples, is coming to the city with online shop the Cider Box.

The Somerset-born, London-bred fanatics are running monthly cider sessions starting on September 27 at The Old Ship Inn in Hackney, bringing 30 real ciders, perries, apple-based cocktails, champagne ciders and cider brandies to the Victorian pub. There’ll also be live music, DJs and cider versus cheese taste-offs with cheesemongers O Toma O Morte (‘cheese or death’). Join us in raising a glass to the fruit of the Garden of Eden.

The Old Ship Inn, Hackney, E8 1EN. Saturday September 27, then on the last Saturday of every month. 1pm-1am. Free or £20 for a seat at Cider vs Cheese taste-off.

Check out our list of London’s best cider pubsNot in the mood for cider? Check out London’s best wine bars.

By Lucie Horton

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That inking feeling: The International London Tattoo Convention comes to town

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Fancy this geezer’s art on your arms? Eddy Frankel explains why Lal Hardy is the star attraction at this week’s London Tattoo Convention. Portrait by Rob Greig.

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Ask Russell Brand anything in our upcoming interview

Posted at 3:00 pm, September 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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Russell Brand – comedian, actor, author and now political theorist? In his upcoming book, modestly titled ‘REVOLUTION’, he sets out, we’re told, to ‘lacerate the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times’ and present ‘a vision for a fairer, sexier society that’s fun and inclusive.’ Read the full post…

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