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Press asked to pay £100 to take a pic


Press photographers are boycotting this year’s Carnival en masse as organisers say they have to pay £100 to cover the event, according to the Press Gazette. Hacks who want to cover the event have been asked to sign up to…


Special Event at the Electric


On Sunday 13th September at 5pm The Electric is hosting a special event – we love a special event. Marking the 40th anniversary of Grey Gardens which details the domestic lives of two distinctive women: Edith Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”)…


Open house weekend


Open house weekend is round the corner and you have to put your name down early for chance to win the ballot and ogle the inside of Number 10, the Gherkin or the BT Tower. But happily out of the…


KPH still needs you


Vince Power proprietor of the KPH is still battling the closure of this historic Notting Hill venue – around 150 years old. He recently hit the pages of the Guardian which ran a piece on the pub’s dilemma. Guardian KPH…


Morning Gloryville at Carnival


Kick off Carnival weekend with a Morning Gloryville rave. On Saturday 29th August at Mode, Acklam Road from 9am-1pm you can take part in an invigorating session of conscious clubbing – that means no drugs, alcohol or other stimulants –…

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More Carnival bits and bobs


If you can bear to set your alarm, Jouvert (pic) is really good fun and a great way to start the two day party. Wear your oldest clothes and put your iPhone or camera in a plastic bag because this hilarious procession flicks, sprays or…


King David Rudder at the Tab


Some tickets are still available for the King David Rudder concert at the Tabernacle this Saturday 22nd August. Billed as a ‘Calypso Legend in Concert’, this will be great warm up to the Carnival. Doors at 7pm with the Legend…


Dance survey


Notting Hill dance professionals are invited to comment on the local dance scene in a survey by development organisation DanceWest. The idea is to nurture talent, support dance professionals and create new dance experiences. Based at the Lyric Theatre, the organisation…


Steel pan demo on Portobello


Jerome – a musical fixture on Portobello – will be giving a steel pan demonstration this Friday, 21st August outside number 205 Portobello Road. He will play, explain how the pans are made and recall instrument’s history. Join Jerome from…

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Leighton House drawing lessons


Classes on landscape painting and life drawing will be held at beautiful Leighton House Museum during September. The classes will run alongside an exhibition of delicate sketches and studies to life-size portraits, full colour landscapes and nudes by both established and…


Masticating cows in the meadows


Cows are in the Holland Park meadows again to help manage it’s wild flower areas. Nimbus and Neija, two year old English Longhorns, will stay in the park for a fortnight and eat their way through tough grass and nettles and,…


Pass on a Poem


By the graveyard, Luskentyre  by Norman MacCaig (Scottish, 1910-1996) From behind the wall death sends out messages That all mean the same, that are easy to understand. But who can interpret the blue-green waves That never stop talking, shouting, wheedling? Messages everywhere. Scholars, I…


Storystock at the Bush


Tickets are already selling for Storystock the travelling story circus for children 0-13 at the Bush Theatre (sponsored by Angels and Urchins Magazine) in half term 28th-30th October. Stories will be brought to life by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (Goth…

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Free tickets to Gamepad!


Get ready for real life social gaming with GamePad!, bringing together great games, music, fashion and tasty treats for a fun day out in London! GamePad! will take place on Saturday August 15th from 2pm at Petit Miracle Hub, West…


Book & Kitchen


Masterclass – The Art of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Picture Books  £399.00 This course will serve as a fantastic opportunity to anyone interested in becoming a children’s book writer or illustrator. Book & Kitchen will help develop your skills as…

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