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A Portobello literary gander

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Join Tom Vague for a literary guided tour to commemorate 150 years of Portobello Road. Organised by Book and Kitchen and the Colville History Project, the tour will feature authors such as Chesterton, Orwell, Dickens and Amis with accompanying map,…

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Last tickets for a great 5×15

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A great 5×15 line up is due in May and a few tickets are still available. Lindsey Hilsum on reporting war and peace, John Crace will give a political sketch, Michael Morpurgo will inspire us with children’s tales, Chris McDougall on barefoot running…

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After Electra at Tricycle

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Up at the Tricycle, Kilburn High Road (I always forget about this great theatre) April de Angelis’ play After Electra is on for another couple of weeks to 2nd May. De Angelis is one of our great playwrights and the…

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Calligraphy workshop at Retrouvius

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A spot of quill dipping is on offer with two illustrious masters. Retrouvius is holding an evening workshop of calligraphy run by calligraphers Betty Soldi and Mara Zepeda. Betty Soldi is an internationally accomplished calligrapher and graphic designer working with…

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Sample sale alert

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Viola, the lovely bijou shop in Connaught Street which sells beautiful but quite pricey clothes is hosting a sample sale that we will all love in the 20th Century Theatre. Here is the gen for your diary: 29th and 30th…

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Pass on a Poem

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Belief by Marilyn Robertson  (pic) On the way to the post office this morning, I thought about the odd things we believe. Things we swear by, pray to, put our trust in, or wear printed on the back of a T-shirt. Tarot…

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Idle gardening on-line

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Just in time for the summer growing season the Idler academy has put together an on-line course called The Idler Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs with Alys Fowler. Described as a fantastic seasonal how-to experience which will take you from…

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Westway23 set up to protect Portobello

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Stirrings under the Westway are getting louder as a group of nearly 200 locals gathered at Cafe Nova this week to ask for more of a say in what happens to a Portobello Road market area. Calling itself Westway23 the…

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Dawn chorus walk

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Set your alarm clocks for The Dawn Chorus Walk in Holland Park. Early spring is an excellent time to experience the world’s oldest wake-up call and you can stroll through Holland Park in the early hours and enjoy this memorable experience…

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New Golborne cafe

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Golborne is becoming a real foodie’s paradise, and the good thing is there is the selection of very different eating houses to choose from. The latest to join in is Salumeria run by Italian chef  Carmine De Benedictis and his…

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1 bedroom flat to rent on Sirdar Road W11

Super stylish duplex with excellent light, fabulous bathroom, smart décor, wooden floors, generous storage and intriguing views. On the upper floors of this flat fronted Georgian terrace on a popular, friendly street tucked away between Notting Hill and Holland Park….

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1 bedroom flat to rent on Craven Hill Gardens, W2

Newly refurbished one bedroom apartment with high ceilings is located in an elegant garden square in a beautiful period building. This raised ground floor property is offered furnished and comprises a large reception room, open-plan fully equipped kitchen with breakfast…