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An Enquiring mind : Manolo Blanik the Wallace Collection

10 June to 1st September. Free Entry

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The Wallace Collection and Manolo Blanik present : An enquiring mind: Manolo Blanik. The exhibition features a personal selection edit of shoe designs from Manola Blanik’s private archives set amongst the Masterpieces of the Wallace collection. This exciting venture juxtaposes an icon from the world of contemporary fashion with Wallace’s outstanding collection.


Cubing with Carole

Cubing with Carole


Introducing The Rubik’s Cube :  these sessions are informative and fun for anyone curious about the Rubik’s Cube :
workshop for beginners adults and children (from 10years old)
Monday 29th July – 11am
Northcote Road Library, 155E Northcote Rd, London SW11 6HW

Tuesday 6th August – 2.30pm
Streatham Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Rd, Streatham, London SW16 1PN

Tuesday 13th August – 10am                                                                        
35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7NB

Tuesday 20th August – 2.30pm 
Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 1JQ

Weekly group classes
Thursdays 25th July – 29th August – 2pm
Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Rd, Balham, London SW12 8QY

Thursdays from 5th September – 4pm
Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Rd, Balham, London SW12 8QY

1 to 1 tuition adults and children
Brain Training at Health Zone, 30 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon. SW19 7PA 
www.healthzoneuk.com



BITTER WHEAT WITH JON MALKOVITCH AT THE GARRICK THEATRE

HOLLYWOOD IS A HELL HOLE AND IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL

THE PERFORMANCE OF A DECADE BY JOHN MALKOVICH

Everything in Hollywood is for sale except the awards, which are for rent.

Bitter Wheat is a play about a depraved Hollywood mogul.

Our hero, Barney Fein, is a bloated monster – a studio head, who like his predecessor, the minotaur, devours the young he has lured into his cave.

Switch off your phone, take your seats and experience the latest masterpiece from award-winning playwright David Mamet. Don’t miss the legendary John Malkovich in his return to the West End after 33 year in this darkly satirical and provocative new drama.

Money, sex, power, you only need one of them to see Bitter Wheat – at the Garrick.

JOHN MALKOVICH ‘BRILLIANTLY returns to the stage after more than 30 years. He prowls like a bloated, warped colossus. A towering performance’ The Independent

‘No American playwright has done more to show modern men behaving madly, badly, stupidly and seedily than David Mamet The Telegraph

‘Malkovich is irresistible in David Mamet’s controversial new comedy’ The Times

‘Doon Mackichan is excellent The Times

‘Ioanna Kimbook gives a remarkable performance’ The Independent

'Malkovich is rightly revolting in Mamet's furious take on Hollywood' The Sunday Times

To book : https://ticketing.nimaxtheatres.com/tickets/series/bitterwheat2874



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THE STARRY MESSENGER

The Wyndham’s Theatre until 10 August

In the vastness of the universe are we all just lonely souls under the same night sky?

Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut in The Starry Messenger by Kenneth Lonergan, Academy Award-winning writer of Manchester By The Sea.

Mark Williams is lost. An astronomer at New York City’s Planetarium, he feels a closer connection to the infinite, starry sky than to his job or even to his wife, Anne. Mark doesn’t believe in fate or divine intervention, but the universe has other ideas. After a chance meeting with Angela, a young single mother, Mark feels starry-eyed. But when a catastrophic event rips through their lives, Mark is forced to re-evaluate his life, his faith and his place in the universe itself.

Starring Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mel Brooks’ The Producers), and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale), this bittersweet, comic drama is an unblinking exploration of love, hope and understanding our place in the universe, by one of the most celebrated writers working today.

To book : https://www.starrymessengerplay.com

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 Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission – the first moon landing, Hoxton Hall is delighted to present our current theatre production, 

Chasing Rainbows.

Chasing Rainbows skilfully unveils the story of Ama, driven and accomplished, she’s set to be the first Caribbean woman in space. This visually impressive,  performance captures a universal story about the tensions of contemporary motherhood.

 Ama is ambitious, resisting conformity and determined to make something of her life. But at what cost? Her relationship with her daughter hangs by a thread. As she orbits the Earth, she prepares an address for her daughter's graduation ceremony. Whilst doing so, she considers the loss that taints her success and the cost of "chasing rainbows".

 Inspired by Trinidadian born aerospace engineer, Dr Camille AlleyneChasing Rainbows asks why Ama isn’t considered an inspiration to little girls with big dreams but condemned as a ruthless career woman who abandoned her child to pursue her career goals. 

Age suitability: 14+

**SPECIAL OFFER** QUOTE “CRFRIEND” AND GET TICKETS FROM £10 TO BOOK CALL OUR BOOK OFFICE ON 020 7684 0060 OR BOOK ONLINE


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Judith Blacklock has been running her famous international flower school in Knightsbridge, London for the last 20 years. It is the only accredited flower school in the UK tohave been awarded accreditation by both the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).

The Flower School offers a wide range of courses in a happy and relaxed environment, from one-day courses introducing students to the art of flower arranging, to two-week business courses that will prepare them for a career in floristry. The courses offer teaching at all levels of floral design covering classic and cutting-edge design.  Please see Member’s Offer section to book a place onto a course and receive a complimentary book. www.judithblacklock.com


The Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 1-6 October 2019

The Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park London for its third outing of the year, from 1-6 October 2019.  With over 160 exhibitors on two floors, the Autumn event is a sell-out.  The Decorative Fair is the interior trade’s favourite period design show, with a cornucopia of specialist dealers in decorative antiques and design, twentieth century classics, and accessories, of every era from early Georgian to post-modernism.  Works of art are offered dating from antiquity to the contemporary.

 The centenary year of the School of Bauhaus provides the theme for the 2019 Autumn Foyer Display, where avant-garde 20th century designs will take centre stage.  The School generated a rich variety of artistic movements during its years of productivity, and its’ students experimentations inspired diverse developments in the worlds of architecture, design and new modes of living.  All items in the foyer display are drawn from exhibitors and are for sale.                              

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Tuesday, 12pm – 8pm

Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 8pm

Friday & Saturday, 11am – 7pm

Sunday , 11am – 6pm                       

£10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets.

 Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London [the venue has no postcode, for Satnav use SW8 4NW entrance at Chelsea Bridge Gate]. A free shuttle service from outside the Sloane Square Hotel runs four times an hour to and from the Fair during opening hours. 


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The critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Nigel Slater's best-selling memoirs Toast began previews last Thursday, ahead of its official opening tomorrow night. In homage to this brilliant play our resident mixologist has recreated sweet treats from Nigel’s childhood through three new dessert-inspired cocktails available at The Other Gin Palace. We are also pairing up with the award-winning brewers Toast Ale, who produce craft beer made from surplus fresh bakery bread. Your opportunity to do your bit to battle food waste! 

Nigel Slater's Toast | Until Sat 3 Aug | Tickets from £15


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Christmas Carols with Bloodwise

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 - 20:00

Royal Albert Hall, London

Prices range from £15 to £40

Join Bloodwise for another Christmas extravaganza at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 3 December.

An evening packed full of all your favourite carols, traditional sing-alongs and glamourous star performers to start the festive season off with a bang. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A night of fun, surprises and Christmas cheer, featuring special performers… Save the date now. https://bloodwise.org.uk/fundraising/events-challenges/christmas-carols-with-bloodwise

Bloodwise is the UK's leading blood cancer research charity. Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. And while huge progress has been made in improving treatment since we started in 1960, it is still the third biggest cause of UK cancer deaths – taking more lives each year than breast or prostate cancer. Even for those who survive, the long-term effects of treatment can be devastating.