18th – 28th April 2013
Taking over the spectacular Somerset House for an animated eleven day celebration of first-rate contemporary graphic design and illustration, Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival returns to London to showcase the graphic art world’s most elite and emerging artists.
At this time of the year I’m usually at a loss of what I can watch on TV. The Premier League is looking boring, there are no tennis majors for a while, but there’s still some great sporting events on TV to be found this April.
Small Apartments is essentially a dark tragi-comedy about people on the fringes of society who have ended up as life’s fraternity of “screw ups” and “sad cases”.
Recently, the infamous Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square threw their doors wide open for a night of high stakes and entertainment for the launch of the PokerStars live poker room.
The Mercer Street Hotel couldn’t ask to be in a better location; a few fashionable strides from London’s famous Long Acre Road, just around the corner from Covent Garden station.
The rules of engagement are simple; no script, no prior rehearsals, no idea what suggestions may come from the wine fuelled audience on any given night; just 1hr 45 minutes of improvisation and fly by the seat of your pants type entertainment.
Tucked away on a Soho street is a unique club that hits all the right notes. With an inviting, informal and infectious atmosphere it's easy to see why Jazz After Dark has thrived for over a quarter of a century.
Believe it or not boys, Valentine's was not an ancient marketing campaign devised by Hallmark to sell more cards (I know, surprised me too).
Superbowl 47 awaits us this late Sunday evening and this year the big game is hosted by party city, New Orleans. With Alicia Keys singing the national anthem and Beyonce singing in the famous half time show we can expect a real party atmosphere on and off the field.
About this time of the year many clubs start re-evaluating their goals for the season. Are we on track? Better? Or worse? This is what I think will be going on in the boardrooms across the Premiership this month.