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Aimé sample sale

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Please note I have managed an acute accent. Aimé, the aspirational French boutique on Ledbury Road, is hosting a sample sale at the 20th Century Theatre on 20th May from 9.30am-6pm. Designers include Isabel Marant, Forte Forte, Masscob and Repetto….

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North Kensington Library under threat

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A local library on Ladbroke Grove and the corner of Lancaster Road is threatened with closure, another nail in the coffin of local amenities and assets. A group have banded together with the support of green mayoral candidate Sian Berry…

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Ethical pop-up just opened

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Great new pop-up in Portobello Road. Three ethical clothing and jewellery companies are selling their wares at reduced prices to lure you in. There is a really good leisurewear, beachwear, nightwear designer called Eight Hour Studio, with gorgeous hand printed…

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Farmacy

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Anyone who missed the double page spread in The Style section of the Sunday Times this may be news to you. Camilla Fayed daughter of the more famous Mohamed has shifted from fashion to food and opened – just this…

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Last chance to see Otherworlds

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You can enjoy a journey through space without going the whole hog and learning to float around in the almost weightless condition known as microgravity or learn Russian with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson. The exhibition also features original music…

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Children’s fiesta at Couverture

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A Children’s Fiesta is happening next month at Couverture. There’ll be story telling by Vanessa Woolf, ice lollies from The Paleta Girls (pic above), Mexican masks and  tattoos by Meri Meri  and a Pinata at 4:30pm.  Sounds fun and it’s all…

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Hand Sale in May

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Great news Notting Hill’s favourite pop up, The Hand Sale, is back at the 20th Century Theatre in May. On Thursday 12th from 6pm-9.30pm, Friday 13th from 10am-6pm and Saturday 14th form 10am-5pm. Up those stairs there will be hand…

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Notting Hill Bridge evenings

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Fancy an evening rubber? You can join The Andrew Robson Notting Hill Bridge Club on Monday evenings in the Westbourne Grove Church from 6.45pm to 8.25pm for supervised play. Bring a bottle if you need something to oil your cogs….

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Wilson’s World

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Wilson is no Kim Yon-un or il for that matter but he does rather love this full size 3-D replica of himself.   Made from sandstone then painstakingly hand finished, this triumph of the canine condition deserves at the very least…

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Roberto Grosso show at Space 10

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ArtSmart Contemporary’s new show features the work of digital artist Roberto Grosso, an Italian artist based here in London. Using digital manipulation Roberto uses music as his inspiration and creates complex and dynamic works of art in limited edition runs…

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Nomad on the road again

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Nomad, the roving cinema screen, is back for the summer with tickets on sale now. Followed by a coterie of street food and pop-up bars which make the whole shebang swing – sip smith gin par example. Venues near us…

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Herbs for urban gardens

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Having grown herbs for 30 years, this year Jekka McVicar (pic) will be showing her skills with a herb garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, where she has already won 14 gold medals. “The inspiration for the garden is based…

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Pass on a poem

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Sonnet 29: When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes by William Shakespeare (English, 1564-1616) When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself and…

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Planning the last farewell

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Every time you listen to Desert Island Discs do you think what your favourite song is? If you are thinking ooh, that would be nice played at my funeral then The Big Conversation event is for you. Apparently it is…

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Lumineers gig

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What a joy to bring you this special report on The Lumineers gig at the Brixton Academy. Seeing them play with such confidence and take ownership of the gift they have was exciting. Presenting a second album to the world,…

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Guitar for sale

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A Westfield electric guitar for a little one, it is the smallest size you can buy. This is so gorgeous. As new – it has hardly been used. Think good for a 10 year old. It comes with a case….

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Jewellery offer with a heart

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Free Me is a London based registered charity that is dedicated to women striving to achieve and maintain recovery from eating disorders and addictions through jewellery design and creation. We teach our members how to make and design jewellery and…

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