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Quentin Blake at Marlborough - West

Quentin Blake at Marlborough - West | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Previously unseen works on paper by the much loved illustrator, famed for his work with Roald Dahl.
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Antony Gormley: Model at White Cube Bermondsey - South

Antony Gormley: Model at White Cube Bermondsey - South | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
This new 100-tonne steel sculpture, made in response to the building, functions as both art and architecture.
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Dukes Brew & Que - Best of London eating

Dukes Brew & Que - Best of London eating | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Duke's Brew & Que serves up one of the top 10 dishes in Time Out's London eating guide: beef ribs. Discover what to eat on the Duke's Brew & Que menu.
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Souped up: ramen mania hits London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Souped up: ramen mania hits London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

In 2010, the Japanese noodle of choice for discerning Londoners was the fat wheat variety known as udon; in 2012 it’s ramen. Establishments serving this thinner wheat noodle in hot broth with toppings such as roast pork, marinated soft-boiled eggs and bean sprouts are popping up all over London. In fact, the latest two opened in the same week. More traditional Shoryu Ramen, and Bone Daddies which is much more New York than Tokyo.

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CAMRA brew fest dec 4-8

CAMRA brew fest dec 4-8 | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

Pig’s ear? That’s beer to you and me, and the beer and brewing rennaisance in London may just have reached its zenith. In the last year, five breweries have settled in Hackney alone (Beavertown, Crate, Howling Hops, Hackney and London Fields) – and you’ll be able to sample their wares at this brew fest put on by the East London and City branch of CAMRA on December 4-8. Taking place at the Round Chapel in Clapton, it’s not just Hackney’s finest that’s on offer – there will also be real ales from many other of London’s breweries such as Redemption Brewery in Tottenham and East London Brewery in Leyton, plus a fair few from further afield (110 breweries in total). Don’t despair if you’re not a fan of the hops and malt, as there’s easy rider glider (cider) too, and a few food stalls to soak it all up. If you’re not in the area already, you might just want to hop on the Uncle Gus and head over to Hackney for this one.

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Five interesting London birthplaces – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Five interesting London birthplaces – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

1. Lord Byron – John Lewis on Oxford Street
One of the most recently appointed blue plaques shows the birthplace of one of the Romantic period’s most scandalous poets, Lord George Gordon Byron. Fleeing England after a scandal involving affairs with his half sister and other high class ladies, Byron could run rings round womanisers of today (step aside Harry Styles). So it’s strange to think that this all began where John Lewis stands today. Stranger to think our blog editor Sonya Barber was abseiling down it just a month ago…
2. Jerry Springer – Highgate tube station
As you would hope from the master of America’s finest name-and-shame show, Jerry Springer’s own life has been full of drama. Born during a WW2 air raid, his parents were living in London and had to evacuate to Highgate tube station from their Chandos Road home during a bomb threat, where young Jerry decided to make his grand entrance to the world.
3. Prince Charles – Buckingham Palace
Being born in Buckingham Palace is actually fairly rare as the Royal Family have only lived there for the past couple of hundred years. Pregnant royals are often shipped out to the calmer countryside so it’s strange that Prince Charles and Prince Andrew were born there in the 40s. Perhaps there’s a curse over how long it will take you to become king after being born there. Let’s see what happens to his future grandchild….
4. Winston Churchill – a ladies’ dressing room
Although now largely suspected to be an exciting fabrication, Winston Churchill’s background began with being born prematurely in the ‘ladies dressing room’ (or toilet) at a dance. His parents had got engaged three days after meeting, and his mother was rumoured to have had numerous affairs, so the story could have been put in place to cover this up. The scandal clearly didn’t have much of a hold over the young Winston’s life as he went on to be a key historical figure. The dressing room itself has never been named, but is suspected to be in Mayfair.
5. Alan Rickman, Council estate, Acton
While he lived in a castle as Professor Snape, Alan Rickman’s beginnings were a lot more humble. His official biography lists him as being born in a council flat in Acton, West London where his parents lived until he was eight. This is a slightly far cry from his Notting Hill home with Emma Thompson in ‘Love Actually’, or indeed Sherwood Forest where he played the Sheriff of Nottingham. Victoria Gray

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Orbital at O2 Academy Brixton - Rock, pop & dance

Orbital at O2 Academy Brixton - Rock, pop & dance | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
The Hartnoll brothers and masters of ambient techno continue their return after splitting five years ago to pursue other projects. Now they're back where they belong - touting their...
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On the Road: Jack Kerouac's Manuscript Scroll at British Library - Museums & Attractions

On the Road: Jack Kerouac's Manuscript Scroll at British Library - Museums & Attractions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Written over a period of three weeks in April 1951, Jack Kerouac typed the manuscript for his most famous book on rolls of tracing paper, which he taped together into a scroll that would...
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Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain at British Museum - Museums & Attractions

Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain at British Museum - Museums & Attractions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
This exhibition, drawn from the British Museum collection, brings together prints and drawings by Spanish and other European artists working in Spain from the mid-sixteenth to the...
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Mariko Mori: Rebirth at Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens - Art museums & institutions

Mariko Mori: Rebirth at Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens - Art museums & institutions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
New York-based Japanese artist Mariko Mori's work includes large-scale immersive installations that fuse eastern and western culture, science and spirituality. This major showing of her...
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Gelupo - Best of London eating

Gelupo - Best of London eating | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Gelupo serves up one of the top 10 dishes in Time Out's London eating guide: blood orange granita. Discover what to eat on the Gelupo menu.
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Tough Crowd at Strand Gallery - Exhibitions 32 John Adam St WC2N 6BP

Tough Crowd at Strand Gallery - Exhibitions 32 John Adam St WC2N 6BP | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

You might not recognise Dave Brown in person, but you've probably seen his work - he's the man inside the shaggy Bollo the Gorilla costume in cult TV comedy 'The Mighty Boosh'. 'Tough Crowd' is an exhibition of his portrait photographs of well-known comedians including Harry Hill, Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Lee Mack, with the proceeds from the sale of limited-edition prints going to charity AfriKids. Brown stays out of sight in this venture too, behind the camera. But if the face remains in the shadows, the talent is in plain view. As well as encapsulating the resilience required to make it in the comedy business, the exhibition's title refers to the less-than-engaged audiences ('six alcoholics and a comatose dog' is how Brown puts it) every comedian, no matter how successful, will have had the challenge of winning over at some point in their career. It probably won't come as news to anyone that comedy is a serious business. But there's a real freshness to Brown's portraits, which capture the kings and queens of the gag trade with subtlety and remarkable intimacy.

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The Ultimate London Blog – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

The Ultimate London Blog – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

The newest addition to the Maltby Street area, the bustling Ropewalk market, is now open on Sundays (11am-4pm) as well as the usual Saturdays (9am-2pm or later). Traders at the market include patisserie Comptoir Gourmand, Reubens sandwich-makers Monty’s Deli and gin cocktails from small-batch gin producers Little Bird. If you’re in the area on a Friday night, you can also pop in for a drink at restaurant/wine bar 40 Maltby Street or Spanish tapas bar Tozino.

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The World’s largest LEGO advent calendar comes to Covent Garden – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

The World’s largest LEGO advent calendar comes to Covent Garden – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

Anyone cruising around Covent Garden this weekend might have spotted the impressively large LEGO advent calendar hanging out in the West Piazza of the Market. Three metres wide, five metres high and made of over 600,000 LEGO bricks, it’s quite hard to miss. Each day, there’ll be a different surprise 3D LEGO Christmas scene unveiled. Building festive bricolages is becoming something of a London annual tradition; last year we had the 10 ft high Xmas tree in St Pancras Station also made out of around 600,000 LEGO bricks (a coincidence or just easy number to round up?!) and this year it’s the turn of the humble advent calendar. Next year we hope to see a full Christmas feast constructed out of LEGO. Now that would be impressive.
If you haven’t already seen the calendar and its shiny bricks, we have a competition for a lucky LEGO fan and three of their mates to head down to Covent Garden and open one of the windows, before having a slap up meal at Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks.

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About Graffik - Graffik Gallery | a cool contemporary arts gallery gallery in the heart of Notting Hill, London

About Graffik - Graffik Gallery | a cool contemporary arts gallery gallery in the heart of Notting Hill, London | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it

284 Portobello Road
London
W10 5TE

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Penguin Beach at London Zoo - Museums & Attractions

Penguin Beach at London Zoo - Museums & Attractions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
Four times bigger and three times deeper than the birds' former pool, the new watering hole - opened in 2011- is the country's largest ever penguin pool. It houses nearly 150 Macaroni...
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Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men at Museum of London - Museums & Attractions

Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men at Museum of London - Museums & Attractions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
The Museum of London's major autumn show is inspired by the findings of museum archaeologists who, in 2006, excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What...
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A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance at Tate Modern - Art museums & institutions

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance at Tate Modern - Art museums & institutions | England trip 2012-2013 | Scoop.it
This group exhibition considers the relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to today. The show covers 'action' painters such as Pollock and artists who use paint...
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