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Words of note: strangers leave sticky notes for passers by

Posted at 8:00 am, April 15, 2014 in Fun London
© Ben Walters

Living in this city can be hard work at times. Rushing about, being smashed into strangers on the tube, working like a gherkin. Sometimes you just need someone to say a kind word and everything can feel a million times better. Well one generous soul did just that last week when they left these little sticky notes of joy at Westminster station to cheer up passers by. Read the full post…

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Catch them while you can: mega movie preview in tomorrow’s Time Out

Posted at 5:56 pm, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
Time Out Magazine

 

 

Ohhh we do love a man in spandex. If you feel the same, you’ll want to check out tomorrow’s issue of Time Out Magazine where ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ star Andrew Garfield reveals that it took three people and a giant shoehorn to get him into his stretchy suit. We’ve also rounded up the other blockbuster films coming out this summer and created a handy quiz to work out which ones you should watch. Read the full post…

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What’s the biggest lie your parents ever told you (or the funniest thing you’ve told a child?)

Posted at 4:30 pm, April 14, 2014 in Fun London
Post it confessions

Did your parents ever tell you something you believed into adulthood? Have you concocted a porkie to get your kids to shut up? If so, tell us for a confessional feature in next week’s magazine – oh, and here on the blog, obviously. It’s all completely anonymous. (Bonus points if you write it down on a Post-it and send us the photo.) Read the full post…

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#BoyvsFood week two: the Meat Liquor Triple Chilli Challenge

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 14, 2014 in Food & Drink

On the second week of Alexi Duggins’ food marathon, the wannabe London Eating Champion attempted to eat a spicy, 3,420-calorie meal within ten minutes.  That’s one chilli dog, one jalapeño-laced burger and a big pile of fries slathered with chilli con carne, cheese and more jalapeños. All conducted while a man with a megaphone shouted along a live commentary. Read the full post…

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Girls only skateboarding night at the Old Selfridges Hotel

Posted at 2:30 pm, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
HTC One Skatepark © Jenna Selby / Prime and Fire

With over 70 girls hitting the ramps last Thursday, it’s no wonder Cooler Magazine are hosting another ‘girls only’ night at the HTC One Skatepark on Tuesday April 14. Located inside The Old Selfridges Hotel, the UK’s largest free indoor park is open to pros and beginners alike so if you fancy a little free-wheeling, reach for those elbow pads, ladies. If you don’t have kit of your own, no sweat – it’s available to hire free of charge on the night, so take a look at last week’s efforts and get practicing those kickflips. Read the full post…

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Great big softies: meet the woman who makes London’s landmarks out of felt

Posted at 1:30 pm, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Lucy Sparrow © Rob Greig   

Crafty London artist Lucy Sparrow has made felt versions of the city’s most iconic buildings. Here, she explains why we should all snuggle up to a skyscraper.

My name’s Lucy, and you probably think I’m crazy. Sometimes I do too, to be fair. I make things out of felt: often everyday objects like tin cans, Oyster cards and chocolate bars. Sometimes things that are more adventurous, like an AK-47 assault rifle. I like allowing people to get close to imposing or dangerous things, removing their sharp edges so they’re soft and cuddly.  Read the full post…

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51 wonderful things happening in London this week

Posted at 12:00 pm, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Fun London, Music & Nightlife
credit: Stephanie Sadler

[Easter tastiness. Pic: Stephanie Sadler]

Feeling the post-weekend blues? Worry not. Here’s everything you need to stay entertained this week… Read the full post…

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Tubular belles: women to eat on the tube en masse

Posted at 10:00 am, April 14, 2014 in News, Transport
Ladies who lunch

Ah, remember the controversy over that Facebook group dedicated to women eating on the tube? The controversy that raged until around 72 hours ago, when Facebook appeared to take the creepy group down? We were even forced to suggest some alternative viewing.

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Sexy beasts, body snatchers, teen girl gangs and more film fun happening this week

Posted at 8:00 am, April 14, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Every week, we round up the most exciting film events happening in London over the coming week, from pop-ups and one-offs to regular film clubs, outdoor screenings and festivals. Here’s this week’s top five…

1. Alain Resnais Double Bill: Last Year in Marienbad + Stavisky

French master filmmaker Alain Resnais died last month at the age of 91, leaving behind a spectacular legacy stretching from 1955’s ‘Night and Fog’ to this year’s ‘Life of Riley’. This double bill collects two of Resnais’s best-loved works. ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ is the ultimate filmic puzzle, as a man spots a woman with whom he’s convinced he shared a romantic clinch the year before, but she claims to have no recollection. Is it a bluff? Or is he telling a yarn? The film never reveals its hand. ‘Stavisky…’, meanwhile, is Resnais’s thoroughly chilling, superbly paced film about political destiny in France in the ’30s. Occupying centre stage is Jean-Paul Belmondo’s Stavisky, a swindler and entrepreneur; in the wings is Trotsky, arriving in France. Rio, 107 Kingsland High St, E8 2PB. 2pm. Sun Apr 20. £10, £8 concs. Read the full post…

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Sonya Barber sniffs out love at a pheremone-based dating night

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 13, 2014 in Fun London
Pheromone Party Sonya Barber

The intrepid Sonya Barber has put herself at your mercy. So you sent her to try and sniff out love. Read the full post…

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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

Posted at 3:30 pm, April 13, 2014 in Fun London

Word on the streetoverheard last week...

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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Oliviers 2014: all you need to know

Posted at 12:30 pm, April 13, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment

Olivier Awards 2014
Britain’s biggest theatre awards, the Oliviers, take place this weekend at the Royal Opera House. Andrzej Lukowski offers a guide to the runners and riders in the most exciting awards in recent history.

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