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Pass on a Poem


Poem by Constantine Cavafy (Greek, 1863-1933) As you set out for Ithaka hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians and Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your…


Notting Hill unplugged: MaMaLu


Notting Hill unplugged is showcasing the band MaMaLu with Marta Caponi, a conservatoire trained Jazz, Brazilian and contemporary singer, Brazilian Marcelo Andrade on  guitar, saxophone, flute and violin who is also a songwriter. Guitarist Luca Boscagin  is also a composer and…


Syria Burning by Charles Glass


Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer who until recently had lived in Notting Hill since the 1970s, in what he terms the pre-gentrified days of Portobello. With family ties, he remains a frequent visitor to the area and…

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Medieval supper club


The Idler is having another feast. This time it’s a medieval feast with readings from Boccaccio’s bawdy collection of tales The Decameron.  A chef called Federico Gangemi di Quintogusto will cook up Italian medieval recipes like white leek soup with almond…


Join the Westway23 demo


On 5th July Westway23 will be holding a fun community demo and procession the full length of the Westway with painting, dancing, singing and protesting against the Westway Trust’s plans for this 23 acres of land which was left to…

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15th Serpentine Pavilion now open


Sitting splayed and settled among the trees, this year’s four-limbed Serpentine Pavilion is a cheerful Spanish addition to the plain green lawn of the gallery. Husband and wife team José Selgas and Lucia Cano (above), created the Madrid-based architect firm selgascano…


Teas Me at Harper and Tom


Teas Me has opened up a second coffee shop in Harper and Tom’s flower shop on Clarendon Road. It is completely charming. Outside there are three tables and you are surrounded by pots, plants and flowers and inside you will…


InTransit opens today


Kensington and Chelsea’s arts festival InTransit starts today. Check out the 20 cultural events the InTransit team has commissioned for the ten day programme. At Ladbroke Grove station a theatre company will explore the future of employment in a ‘durational’…


Tuareg book just published


Photography, poetry and the history of Saharan nomads, the Tuaregs, have been brought together in a new book by photographer Henrietta Butler, who has been travelling to Tuareg regions since 2001. Butler is a former Guardian photographer and her first visit was for Guardian Travel. She…

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Join the herd


A shepherd and two Herdwick sheep will be coming to the Tabernacle this month. The shepherd is Oxford graduate and author of bestseller The Shepherd’s Life, James Rebanks, who opens a window into the life of a fell shepherd and the ancient…

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Four bedroom house for sale on Logan Mews W8

Located on a private, cobbled mews moments from ‘Stratford Village’ this low-built freehold house boasts charm and style. The property offers generous entertaining space, wonderful natural light and a high quality finish throughout. Accommodation includes an elegant reception room and…

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One bedroom flat to rent on Gatliff Road SW1

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Two bedroom flat for sale on Cornwall Gardens SW7

A spectacular first floor apartment (with lift) located on the one of the most desirable garden squares in SW7. The property boasts features such as an original Victorian tiled floor and grand ornate period archways in the entrance hall, fabulous…