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Nettie Wakefield: Solo Exhibition ‘Reversed’ @ Rook & Raven Gallery / until 6th February 2014

Nettie Wakefield Solo Exhibition Reversed at Rook and Raven GalleryTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Fri: 11:00-18:30
Sat 11:00-17:00

@ Rook & Raven Gallery, 7 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HN

Free entry

www.rookandraven.co.uk

Nettie Wakefield is a strikingly talented young artist with an acute eye for detail. Wakefield’s reverse portraits evoke a sense of intrigue and the unbeknownst, setting an imaginary boundary between the artist and viewer.

By conceptualising the most traditional of methods, the artist has made the familiar unfamiliar, inducing unique and abstracted sensibilities into an otherwise ordinary practice.

 

Best of Short Cuts @ Hen & Chickens Theatre / until Saturday 25th January 2014

Best of Short Cuts at Hen and Chickens TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-late

@ Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Pauls Road, London N1 2NA

Tickets: £11.25 book online

www.shortcutsfestival.co.uk
www.thehenandchickenstheatrebar.co.uk

Four nights of twisted comedy fun, presenting three of the most popular Short Cuts one act plays! All dark, all comic and all downright weird.

Featuring plays by Short Cuts founder Eliza Power, Short Cuts resident writer Lexy Howe and five star comedy troupe The Grandees!

Featuring:
The Little Wula by The Grandees – ‘absolutely crazy in the best kind of way…brilliant, bizarre and wonderful and absolutely hilarious.’ Onomatopeia

Another Girl by Eliza Power – ‘very funny and clever piece of writing…an excellent opener for the festival, with two energy-fuelled great performances.’ Theatre Junkie

A is For Arsenic by Lexy Howe – ‘delightfully murderous romp in the style of Agatha Christie…brilliant and entertaining performances.’ Theatre Junkie

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Argentine Afternoon Tea @ Gaucho / Everyday

Gaucho_Afternoon_Tea-90TIME AND PLACE:

Served Between
13:00 – 16:00

@ Gaucho Picadilly
25 Swallow St,
London
W1B 4QR

www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk

Experience an Argentine twist on a British classic as Gaucho launches London’s first ever Argentine Afternoon Tea Menu at its flagship restaurant in Piccadilly Circus on Swallow Street.

Following on from the success of Gaucho’s high tea weekends, Gaucho Piccadilly will now be serving the Argentine Afternoon Tea every day of the week between 1pm – 4pm.

Escape the bustle of the city, melt away the cold and indulge in a lavishly prepared Argentine infused Afternoon Tea served on the Gaucho Piccadilly terrace – heaters and blankets provided – or on the restaurant’s stunning chandelier garnished top floor.

The Yerba Mate tea, the star of the menu, is an Argentine stimulant tea rich in antioxidants. As well as tasting delicious it is known for enhancing your ability to focus and improves physical endurance.

Other teas available on the menu include; English Breakfast, Earl Grey Lavender, Yerba Jamine Silver Needle, Peppermint and Blood Orange. For those feeling more indulgent, you can swap your tea for a glass of Bianchi sparkling wine or a flute of Veuve Clicquot or Veuve Clicquot Rose.

Accompanying your beverages, are a selection of carefully crafted patisseries by Chef Veronica Strauss that include: Argentine Chocolate Cake, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake and Raspberry and Custard Éclairs.

Savoury samplers are also available, try the Brioche with Lomito Carpaccio topped with Chimichurri or the Choripán on Brioche.
Gaucho_Afternoon_Tea-1We went down to try the Menu out it was was incredibly tasty. Being a fan of tea we were given a choice of and my mother chose the Earl Grey Lavender and I picked the Yerba Mate which has loads of health benefits.

We were first given scones which melt in your mouth accompanied by preserves that leave you floating.

Gaucho_Afternoon_Tea-75The master piece was when the two layered tray arrived with a medley of sweet and savoury treats

We ate each one with a contrast of flavours. But the stars of the serving was the Choripán with Chipotle Chutney and Sweet Romero Pepper from the savoury selection. The sweet team had a top scoring Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake which as got me salivating on my keyboard but the top of the pop dessert was the Argentine Chocolate Cake or Chocotorta in Spanish as Diego our very helpful food connoisseur explained.
Gaucho_Afternoon_Tea-88Make sure you eat the chocolate cake its amazing. Well it was for me let us know how it was for you.

Remember the high tea is only served between 13:00 – 16:00 don’t get there too late

Afternoon Tea
Choripán with Chipotle Chutney and Sweet Romero Pepper
Brioche with Lomito Carpaccio topped with Chimichurri
Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Cream Cheese Finger Sandwich
Egg Mayonnaise with Avocado, Rocket and Quail Egg Sandwich

Scones, Fruit and Plain with Clotted Cream, Raspberry and Apricot Jam
Chocolate Profiterole
Raspberry and Custard Eclair
Mini Dark and White Alfajores
Chocolate Tartlet with Chantilly Cream and Berries
Argentine Chocolate Cake
Lime Jelly, Mango Chutney with Passion Fruit Meringue
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Pot of tea from our luxury tea selection
£30 per person
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Add a glass of Bianchi sparkling wine
£36 per person

Add a glass of Veuve Clicquot or Veuve Clicquot Rose
£45 per person

Afternoon Cream Tea

Fruit and Plain Scones served with Tea
£10 per person

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Patisserie Selection

Raspberry and Custard Éclair

Chocolate Profiterole

Argentine Chocolate Cake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake

£4.95 per patisserie

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Gaucho Tea Selection

Yerba Mate
English Breakfast Tea
Earl Grey Lavender
Jasmine Silver Needle

Peppermint
Blood Orange

£3.45 per tea

LOCO London Comedy Film Festival @ various venues / 23rd-26th January 2014

LOCO London Comedy Film Festival at various venuesTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ BFI, Southbank, Hackney Picturehouse, Ritzy Picturehouse, Greenwich Picturehouse, Institut Français, Lexi Cinema and more

www.locofilmfestival.com

Returning for the third year with its biggest ever line-up.

Spread over four days at venues across the London the festival will showcase the world’s best funny films, lightening up London in the most miserable week of the year.

Loud Noise @ Corsica Studios / Friday 24th January 2014

Loud Noise at Corsica StudiosTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 22:00-06:00

@ Corsica Studios, 5 Farrell Court, Elephant & Castle, London SE17 1LB

Tickets: £14 book online

www.corsicastudios.com

Massive night at one of London’s most popular clubs.

DJs:
Artwork
XXXY
New York Transit Authority
Benton
Jack Swift
Jonny Banger

Nike+ Training Club Week @ various venues / from Monday 20th January 2014

Nike+ Training Club Week at various venuesTIME AND PLACE:

Sessions: morning, early afternoon and evening

@ Various venues including Victoria Park, Boxpark, Equinox, Frame and more

Free

www.nike.com

Nike wants to make sure people stay inspired and motivated, they’re holding a series of free training classes across London, exclusively for women.

From running focused classes, to barrecore and anti gravity pilates, N+TC Week ensures there’s something for everyone!

Try something new, meet new people and enjoy the free classes. Sign up here: www.nike.com download the app: www.nike.com

Schedule:
Monday 20th
7:00 – get toned at Boxpark
18:15 – get lean at Frame

Tuesday 21st
7:00 – barrecore at Mayfair
18:30 – train2run at Boxpark

Wednesday 22nd
7.30am – fuel per minute at Equinox
6.30pm – anti gravity pilates at Basement

Thursday 23 Jan
7:00 – AMCK dance class at NTL
19:00 – yoga at secret yoga club

Friday 24th
7am – get toned hula hoop at NTL

Saturday 25th
10:30am – get lean at Victoria Park
14:00 – studio cycling at Equinox

Sunday 26th
9:30 – boxfit class at Frame
14.15 – rave class at Frame

HDD House Party @ The Libertine / Saturday 18th January

HDD House Party at The LibertineTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00-late

@ The Libertine, 125 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PQ

Free entry

www.thelibertine.co.uk
www.hipstersdontdance.com

HDD are back for the first HDD House Party of 2014.

Kazabon & Hootie Who will be providing you with a soundtrack of party starters to get you in the mood for clubbing.

It’s a little more laid back than the monthly parties at The Shacklewell Arms but it’s just as much fun, whether you’re catching up with friends over pizza and drinks or getting ready for a night of raving and misbehaving.

Not sure what music to expect? Listen to their mix.

HDD House Party Taster by Hipsters Dont Dance on Mixcloud

Launch Party @ Oslo / Friday 17th January 2014

Launch Party at OsloTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-late (arrive early!)

@ Oslo, 1a Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL

Free entry

www.oslohackney.com

The new destination for food, drinks and music launches today, offering top quality food and drinks alongside an exciting music programme in a unique space of a redeveloped railway station.

Tonight you can sample the extensive bar, with handpicked ales from local breweries, you will also receive free samples of food.

Their flagship Friday night party Valhalla launches tonight too. Sure to become an epi-centre of the Hackney nightlife, music selection will include everything from soul and disco classics to 90’s R’n’B and guitar driven cult hits.

Picture This: Children’s Illustrated Classics @ British Museum / 26th January 2014

Picture This - Children’s Illustrated Classics t British MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
9:30-18:00 (Tue 20:00, Sat 17:00)

@ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Free entry

www.bl.uk

Discover how illustrators over the years have interpreted – and reinterpreted – our favourite tales in beautiful and imaginative ways. Through original artwork, rare editions and personal correspondence, be reunited with much-loved characters, including Paddington Bear, Peter Pan and Willy Wonka and classic works such as Just So Stories, The Wind in the Willows and The Hobbit.

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