June 20, 2019

I spent a rather charming evening at The Little Orchestra in March. They were using the newly opened Alexandra Palace theatre, a beautifully restored venue oozing faded glamour, much like Wilton’s Music Hall.

The Little Orchestra is actually a regular sized orchestra, j...

November 9, 2018

Here's a novel idea for you - a poetry brothel. And it works rather well.

Sexing up what can already be quite a sensuous thing, the Poetry Brothel works like one might imagine a bordello of old. Kinda raucous, kinda filthy. The poets each take the stage to give you a fi...

November 2, 2018

It was my birthday in August which gave me an excuse to take a day off and do something off the beaten track without the hoardes of tourists around to spoil things. My choice was the Old Operating Theatre which I have been wanting to visit for a good long while now.

The...

July 20, 2018

We went to Somnai in its preview week and suffered from faulty technology and a storyline that didn't make much sense. Yet I was still quite impressed with the setup and would have said it was worth a go to anyone who asked.

Luckily, as so many of us didn't get the full...

May 1, 2018

I have been  going to Book Slam for years - before I even started the blog, hence not writing about it as I normally only write about a place the first time I go. But I feel it is right to acknowledge this legend of a night that is still going strong, a decade after I...

March 19, 2018

House of Kittens was as sensuous and erotically charged as I had hoped it would be, having been teased for months by the little snippets of previous events on Instagram.

We arrived at the King's Head where this event was taking place and mingled until a bevy of near-ide...

January 10, 2018

I should have written about Science Showoff years ago as I like to write about the first time I've been. But I didn't. But I went recently so that's a good excuse to rectify my wrong.

Science Showoff gives real scientists doing real research in the field and in the lab...

September 20, 2017

Blingo – Hip Hop Bingo. Superfun. I love Bingo, I love Hip Hop and I had really enjoyed Bogan Bingo previously, which was from the same guys so I had high hopes. They were met.

How do they make Bingo = Blingo? Well, firstly with our inimitable hosts – Grandma Flash with...

September 18, 2017

Who thinks a spelling bee sounds like fun? Well, weirdly, I do and so do quite a few other people and, because this is London and there is anything you could ever want in London, there is one!

Jordi explained to us he quit his job to start a new events company which foc...

June 16, 2017

When I first got to Lady Dinah’s I thought, well this is a bit rubbish! I was showed downstairs where nary a cat could be seen and the ones I did spot were busy sleeping it up in their adorable little cat perches and houses. One cat was strolling around and everyone do...

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