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Portobello film festival

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The Portobello Film Festival is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year and there will be free film from 4th -20th September. The festival shows the work of amazing new film-makers from all over the world, including Mutoid Waste Company in Berlin and…

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Press asked to pay £100 to take a pic

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Press photographers are boycotting this year’s Carnival en masse as organisers say they have to pay £100 to cover the event, according to the Press Gazette. Hacks who want to cover the event have been asked to sign up to…

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Special Event at the Electric

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On Sunday 13th September at 5pm The Electric is hosting a special event – we love a special event. Marking the 40th anniversary of Grey Gardens which details the domestic lives of two distinctive women: Edith Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”)…

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Open house weekend

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Open house weekend is round the corner and you have to put your name down early for chance to win the ballot and ogle the inside of Number 10, the Gherkin or the BT Tower. But happily out of the…

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KPH still needs you

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Vince Power proprietor of the KPH is still battling the closure of this historic Notting Hill venue – around 150 years old. He recently hit the pages of the Guardian which ran a piece on the pub’s dilemma. Guardian KPH…

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Morning Gloryville at Carnival

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Kick off Carnival weekend with a Morning Gloryville rave. On Saturday 29th August at Mode, Acklam Road from 9am-1pm you can take part in an invigorating session of conscious clubbing – that means no drugs, alcohol or other stimulants –…

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More Carnival bits and bobs

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If you can bear to set your alarm, Jouvert (pic) is really good fun and a great way to start the two day party. Wear your oldest clothes and put your iPhone or camera in a plastic bag because this hilarious procession flicks, sprays or…

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King David Rudder at the Tab

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Some tickets are still available for the King David Rudder concert at the Tabernacle this Saturday 22nd August. Billed as a ‘Calypso Legend in Concert’, this will be great warm up to the Carnival. Doors at 7pm with the Legend…

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Dance survey

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Notting Hill dance professionals are invited to comment on the local dance scene in a survey by development organisation DanceWest. The idea is to nurture talent, support dance professionals and create new dance experiences. Based at the Lyric Theatre, the organisation…

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Steel pan demo on Portobello

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Jerome – a musical fixture on Portobello – will be giving a steel pan demonstration this Friday, 21st August outside number 205 Portobello Road. He will play, explain how the pans are made and recall instrument’s history. Join Jerome from…

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Leighton House drawing lessons

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Classes on landscape painting and life drawing will be held at beautiful Leighton House Museum during September. The classes will run alongside an exhibition of delicate sketches and studies to life-size portraits, full colour landscapes and nudes by both established and…

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Masticating cows in the meadows

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Cows are in the Holland Park meadows again to help manage it’s wild flower areas. Nimbus and Neija, two year old English Longhorns, will stay in the park for a fortnight and eat their way through tough grass and nettles and,…

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Pass on a Poem

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By the graveyard, Luskentyre  by Norman MacCaig (Scottish, 1910-1996) From behind the wall death sends out messages That all mean the same, that are easy to understand. But who can interpret the blue-green waves That never stop talking, shouting, wheedling? Messages everywhere. Scholars, I…

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Free tickets to Gamepad!

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Get ready for real life social gaming with GamePad!, bringing together great games, music, fashion and tasty treats for a fun day out in London! GamePad! will take place on Saturday August 15th from 2pm at Petit Miracle Hub, West…

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Book & Kitchen

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Masterclass – The Art of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Picture Books  £399.00 This course will serve as a fantastic opportunity to anyone interested in becoming a children’s book writer or illustrator. Book & Kitchen will help develop your skills as…

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