Other Reviews

Friday night at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, Borough, London SE1

The entrance is in a tunnel-like alley. I was expecting a locked wooden door with a grill at which those seeking admittance would be asked for a password. However, the portal was open and about a dozen

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Once Upon a Time: Stories in Paint by Peter Gallagher

Peter’s paintings are not so much character studies as character stories. They are marked not just by glowing colours but also by a remarkable tenderness and spirituality. They have been called inspired,

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Bells: Kathak and Aerial Ballet Fusion in Olympic Torch Day Celebrations

Some seven hours after the Olympic Torch had passed Victoria Park, Finchley, came the grand finale to the town’s historic day in the sun. Sitting on the grass in front of a temporary stage, families,

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Once Upon a Time: Stories in Paint by Peter Gallagher

Peter’s paintings are not so much character studies as character stories. They are marked not just by glowing colours but also by a remarkable tenderness and spirituality. They have been called

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Royal Academy – Summer Exhibition 2011: a private view.

As the partner of a VIP-for-the-evening, I got to put on a silk summer-dress and sort-of sensible shoes for a stroll through the elegant halls of the Royal Academy. Events like this one help to fund the

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The 39 Steps – Ups and Downs at the Criterion

Having relished Apocalpse No! at the Trafalgar Theatre where all parts are played by four people we had every expectation of a positive experience. Seated in the stalls at the Criterion, my partner, two

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The World Cafe – N8

It looks loved. Childlike stars hang from the spotlights, and there is starlight on the ceiling cast by the cut-outs in the shades over the counter. There are lilies in a tall metal vase on the glass cake

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Camera Obscura – The Focal Point of Edinburgh

On a must-see recommendation I decided to devote my one day in Edinburgh to a real-life version of a marvel I’d only seen in A Matter of Life and Death. I gathered from the photograph that it was

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Renew your tax disc online – in just 3 days!

The tax disc renewal arrived and as my partner was struggling under an outsize workload I foolishly offered to do the deed online. Surely the matter of a few minutes, a couple of dozen keystrokes, a handful

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Wagamama for Gluten-free, Dairy-free Dining

Wagamama now has a policy of catering for customers with food allergies. They take great care to make sure diners with allergies or intolerances receive food they say they can eat safely. Only managers

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