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Wolf of Wall Street: Immersive Theatre in Moorgate

Entertaining, to 19 Jan 2020 Summary Entertaining story of an utterly unscrupulous stockbroker who gets banged up the authorities for mis-selling stocks, along the way living the high life Immersive theatre, where each scene is set in a specific room of a large building. The cast mingles and interacts with the audience as the scene …

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London Car-Free Day, 22 Sep 2019

Fun, inexpensive day out for children Last Sunday was London Car-Free day. Many London boroughs took part, but by far the most ambitious event was in The City, centered at Bank Junction and streets within a 5-minute walk. About half of The City was made car-free for the day. The theme was ‘Reimagine’, whereby visitors …

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The Beef Carvery at Butchers’ Hall, Smithfield

Superb, Mid-Month on Wednesday The Butchers hold a carvery lunch at Butchers’ Hall in Smithfield. This takes places on Wednesdays in the middle of most months. Due to refurbishments, the lunches were suspended; with the works now complete, the tradition recommences on 25 Sep. These lunches are superb, and of course being in Butchers’ Hall …

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Goldsmiths’ Fair, Sep 24-Oct 6, 2019

A Special Place to Buy Special Presents The promotional material is accurate: “Now in its 37th year, Goldsmiths’ Fair has built a solid reputation as the foremost destination for precious metal fine jewellery and contemporary silver from the best independent designer craftsmen working in the UK today.” The fair is is a wonderful place to …

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Goldsmiths Pledge £10M to Mus of London Rebuild

To Celebrate 300th Anniversary We visited the exhibition describing the plans to rebuild the Museum of London at Smithfield. Many classic Victorian buildings will be spared, with all their charming details. If permission is granted, the new museum would open in 2024 at the earliest. Commentary The Goldsmiths’ Company has pledged £10M if planning permission …

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Mayor Khan’s Christmas Carol Service 2018

Drop Admission by Patrimony? Was held Monday 17 December, 2018, at Southwark Cathedral, 7pm to 8pm. Commentary It’s a great thing that London’s mayor is a Muslim, and that he’s not white, and that no-one will bat an eyelid that he’s having a Christmas carol service. That reflects London today The City of London is …

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