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of the many items on show
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to recreate it years later on
the same site.
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THEATRE But a few songs in, the band’s
artistic differences emerge,
Street Dance, April 6-9
Traditional circus skills meets
Tel: 020 8222 6955
and this story of just another street dance! Stilt walking, l Josh Pyke, April 7
Stewed Oxtail Stewed Pork Bush Theatre cover band becomes something unicycling, walking globe, rolla Tickets: £9.50.
Fish Stew Fried Fish Shepherds Bush Green altogether more unexpected. rolla, juggling, spinning plates, l Does It Offend You,
W12 8QD For everyone 15+. In a diablolo, flower sticks plus try
Box Office: 020 8743 5050 hammersmith pub – meet at the Yeah? and Lo-Fi Culture
learning the latest street dancing
www.bushtheatre.co.uk Lyric bar 7.30pm. routines, play lots of fun games
Scene, April 13
l Stovepipe, until April 26 Tickets: £3. and take part in a show ‘n’ tell
When a diver’s going to the l Interiors, April 21-May 9 on the last day. l Bookhouse Boys and
depths, he has to go slowly. BehInd a window, in a cosy Tickets: £25 per day. special guests,
On the way down, he stops for room, a group of friends it Concessions: £12.50. April 16
a minute or two, treads water. down for a meal. The food is Suitable for ages 8-16. Tickets: £9.
Lets his body get used to the being cooked; he lamps are on, l Chris Dugdale, an l Tom Brosseau and Essie
conditions. everyone is happy. Talk begins evening of magic and Jain, April 21
That’s what Amman, Jordan and soon stories unfold around mindreading, May 1-2 Tickets: £TBC.
is for contractors. After Iraq. the table, stories about the living One-MAn show from a
And before. When a mercenary and the dead, about missing magician who has performed
goes missing en route to Iraq, his necklaces and what happens O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
across the world. Shepherds Bush Green, W12
closest surviving friend embarks when people get hungry. Outside See www.thinkofacard.com
on a hunt across the post-war someone is watching. Tickets: £14.
Box Office: 0870 771 2000
Middle east. Vanishing Point return to the www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Stovepipe premiered at the Lyric with this major interna- l Starsailor, April 9, 7pm
highTide Festival 08 and is an tional collaboration following The Barons Court Theatre Tickets: £17.50.
indoor promenade performance their sell-out hit Subway. 28A Comeragh Road l N-Dubz, April 18, 7pm
at the West 12 centre, The Broad- Ages 14+. W14 9RH Tickets: £16.50.
Until 11 Apr way, Shepherds Bush. Patrons Tickets: £12, concs: £10. Telephone reservations: 020 l Bat for Lashes, April 19,
are advised to wear comfortable l Wuthering Heights, April 8932 4747 7pm
shoes and dress warmly. 29-May 3 Email: baronstheatre@ Tickets: £15.
Suitable for 14 years+. TAMAShA takes this timeless hotmail.com l The Derek Trucks Band,
Running time 90 mins, no love story of untamed passion l Tess of the d’Urbervilles,
interval. Please note that audi- April 22, 7pm
and class barriers, from the May 26-31 Tickets: £20-£22.50.
ence numbers are strictly limited. Yorkshire moors to the scorched TeSS is a cry of outrage l Camera Obscura, April
Tickets: £15. desert of Rajastan, to create a
Created by Gecko at God’s indifference and
vibrant new musical adaptation humanity’s devastating need
of Wuthering Heights. Tickets: £13.50.
‘A dazzlingly Lyric Hammersmith to crush what is beautiful or
inventive world that King Street, Incorporating all the colour, unusual, to destroy what they do
combines visual dance and music of classic not understand. Riverside Studios
ﬂair and physical Indian cinema this story will not for the faint hearted, but Crisp Road W6
Box Office: 08700 500 511 captivate theatregoers of all
swagger.’ Guardian www.lyric.co.uk an immensely stimulating night Bookings/information: 020
ages. of high drama nevertheless.
l The Overcoat, until April 8237 1111
Tickets: £15-£27, concs £10. Tickets: £12, concs £10.
A GECKO AND LYRIC HAMMERSMITH
PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH 11 www.riversidestudios.co.uk
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
InSPIRed by Gogol’s legendary l Havana Rumba!, until
short story, physical theatre
pioneers Gecko create an
Crisp Road W6 MUSIC May 3
The young musicians and
15 – 25 Apr intoxicating imaginative world Bookings/information: 020 dancers of havana Rumba!
where a man’s secret thoughts 8237 1111 HMV Apollo bring their show to London
and dreams spill out into his www.riversidestudios.co.uk Queen Caroline Street, celebrating the emotions of
everyday life. l Scratched Out, until Call: 0870 606 3400
rhythm, rumba and reggaeton
Tickets: £10. April 30 (various evenings) live on stage.
l Hang On, April 15-25 www.ticketmaster.co.uk An intoxicating show
ScRatcHed Out is about six
An AeRIAL world is being young people from an inner-city l Jeff Dunham, April 7 featuring Cuban music
Created by created at the Lyric with a mix of estate, all with ambitions of Tickets: £30, £35. and dances.
Theatre-Rites and contemporary circus, movement making it in the music industry. l Solid Silver 60s Show, Tickets: £20, concs £16.
Ockham’s Razor and live percussion. Only Adam has given up this April 8 Groups: £16 for groups of 10+
Two award-winning com- dream to pursue his education, Tickets: £12-£25.
An edge-of-your-seat panies – children’s theatre leaving his younger brother l Ultravox, Irish Centre, Blacks Road,
family spectacle for specialists Theatre-Rites and Luke behind. All the action April 24
aerialists Ockham’s Razor – are takes place in one night at a
collaborating for the first time on
Tickets: £32.50. Tel: 020 8563 8232
pirate radio station and a club, l The Zombies, Odessey &
A THEATRE-RITES, OCKHAM’S www.irishcentrehammersmith.co.uk
RAZOR AND LYRIC HAMMERSMITH this show. the drama unfolds as the records
CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION Oracle and Beyond, l Sam Proctor, Chris
WITH YORK THEATRE ROYAL The spectacular show sees spin the soundtrack to a night
three aerialists performing with a April 25 O’Malley and friends, April
that will change everything
Tickets: £28.50. 17, 7pm
Tickets from £10 juggler, percussionist and actor/
for every one of these six
characters. TRAdITIOnAL Irish music
0871 22 117 24 / lyric.co.uk Tickets: £15-21. Tickets: £12, concs £6. Bush Hall with some of the most vibrant
(Calls cost 10p per min from a BT landline,
l Pub Rock, April 14-16 l Albert & Friends Instant 310 Uxbridge Road, musicians on the London scene.
other networks may vary. No booking fees)
Pub Rock starts like any gig. Circus present Circus & London W12 7LJ Tickets: £8.
Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL
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l Weekly music session Luke McQueen, Prince Abdi, April 12
PREVIEW ITAlIAN fIlm fESTIVAl launch, April 23, 7.30pm
WeekLY music session in the
new cafe area. Ideal place to
Marc Burrows and Sara Pascoe.
l The Clinic Comedy Club,
SIx emerging artist/printmakers
present a series of prints,
reflecting a rich and exhilarating
in old have a drink while listening to April 20, doors 7.30pm, diversity of work, with a strong
vienna: free Irish music. show 8pm commitment to print and its
Italian l Brian Finnegan, John heAdLIneR Al Stick, MC Paul creative possibilities.
actress Joe Kelly and Ed Boyd, F Taylor. Also featuring Luke The works combine
Alida Valli in April 25, 7.30pm Benson, Jon Levene, danny sophisticated technical
Carol Reed’s The three boys from Flook Ward, david Whitney and Gareth processes, both traditional
classic are joined by young Yorkshire Richard. and experimental, to create
film The songbird Ruth notman. Tickets: £3. innovative work conceived
Third Man. Back together for the first l The Clinic Comedy Club, purely as original prints.
Below: a Free entry.
film from the time in 2009 with a whole set April 27, doors 7.30pm,
show 8pm l Drawings, April 14-May
new wave of new tunes.
of Italian Tickets: £12, concs £10. heAdLIneR Pat Burtscher,
cinema, MC Paul F Taylor. Also featuring The drawings in this exhibition
Pinuccio henry Paker, Stuart Goldsmith, reflect the diverse interests,
The Telegraph cultures and styles of RAG’s
Lovero: A Carly Smallman, Julian deane,
Midsummer Telegraph Road, Putney Luke Toulson and Mak Silcox. membership. The artists explore
Night’s Heath Tickets: £3. the drawing genre individually
Dream 020 8788 2011 l The Clinic Comedy Club, and imaginatively. RAG
www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk May 4, doors 7.30pm, show supports and promotes practising
l Live blues every Friday 8pm
artists based in west London.
FOR more details see the Free entry.
heAdLIneR Benny Boot, MC
website listed above. Paul F Taylor. Also featuring
The Polish Centre
Chris Martin, erich Mcelroy, Sy
Thomas, Joe Rountree, Timmy TAlkS AND
238-246 King Street W6
Tickets: £3. lECTURES
Tel: 020 8741 1940 Irish Centre, Blacks Road,
l Polish Folk Dance Hammersmith W6
Ensemble Tatry Bush Hall Tel: 020 8563 8232
(Recurrent), Jazz Café 310 Uxbridge Road, www.irishcentrehammersmith.co.uk
Every Saturday, 8pm- London W12 7LJ l First lecture series at the
midnight Tel: 020 8222 6955 centre: Ireland and Britain
VISIT: www.posk.org or email: email@example.com after 2010. Opening lecture
firstname.lastname@example.org for more l Bush Hall Presents: A by former Taoiseach Bertie
details. Mighty Night of Comedy, Ahern, April 22, 7.30pm
April 17 LeCTURe on the impact the
DANCE Tickets: £14. next British general election
will have on post-Good Friday
Knock2bag at Bar FM Agreement Anglo-Irish relations.
Irish Centre, Blacks Road, Free entry.
Hammersmith W6 184 Hopgood Street,
Tel: 020 8563 8232 Shepherds Bush London
l Pensioners’ Tea Dance, Tel: 07870 212 189
first and third Thursday of www.knock2bag.co.uk
the month l April 15
ShAPPI korsandi, Scott 207 King Street,
dAnCe with live nostalgic
tunes from Ireland. Cappurro, Stewart Francis, Hammersmith W6
Bar open 1.30pm, tickets £4. Seann Walsh, Tony dunn, Tel: 0871 200 2000
dorian, Crook, Carl donnelly Phone for times and listings.
and MC Brian Gittins.
Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush
HMV Apollo West 12 Shopping & Leisure
The Hop Poles Pub, 17-19 Centre,
King Street, Hammersmith Queen Caroline Street,
Hammersmith Shepherds Bush Green W12
W6 Tel: 08712 240 240
Call: 0870 606 3400
l Take The Mike www.ticketmaster.co.uk Phone for times and listings.
COMedY Night. The first
u riverside moves from east A few big hits – Il Postino, Life is
Wednesday of each month, 7pm l Russell Brand, April 11
Beautiful – helped to keep the italian
to west Europe for film fest flag flying in the cinema through the Tickets: from £4. Tickets: £26. Vue Cinema Fulham
l Allah Made Me Funny, Fulham Broadway Retail
1980s and 1990s but the golden age
u italian greats celebrated disappeared.
April 17 Centre,
Riverside Studios Tickets: £15, £25, £32.50. Fulham Road, Fulham,
but new directors also feature Now it seems Italian films are mak- Crisp Road W6 Tel: 08712 240 240
ing a comeback and while riverside
celebrates the past it also introduces a Irish Centre, Blacks Road, Phone for times and listings.
POlANd has been covered – now it’s the new generation of directors to london 8237 1111
www.riversidestudios.co.uk Hammersmith W6
turn of italy. audiences. Tel: 020 8563 8232
Fresh from hosting a film festival l Pappy’s Fun Club – Irish Centre, Blacks Road,
The film festival runs from April 17-26.
devoted to gems from the east european l See www.riversidestudios.co.uk for the Funergy! April 21, 7.30pm
www.irishcentrehammersmith.co.uk Hammersmith W6
country, riverside Studios in Hammer- l Stand Up and Coming, Tel: 020 8563 8232
full listings. BILLed as Britain’s best new
smith is looking futher west for its next sketch troupe. April 11, doors open www.irishcentrehammersmith.co.uk
cinematic series. After 2007 edinburgh 7.30pm, starts 8pm l Silver Screen Film Club
The italian Film Festival UK includes Festival success they starred in FeATURInG Ryan O’donnell, presents The Snapper, May
new films by some of the most famous their own Radio 4 show and a who has lived in London for a 7, 11am
directors, a taste of italy’s rich heritage half-hour special on Channel 4. few years now and hosts comedy Tickets: £1.50.
with a special tribute to diva Alida Valli, For ages 15+ Tickets: evenings all over the capital.
an eclectic selection of shorts and some WHAT italian Film £12.50, concs £10. Late bar and live music.
riveting documentaries. Tickets: £5.
italian cinema has experienced some Festival UK Crisp Road W6
WHERE riverside Studios Upstairs at The Distillers
major successes over the years, with such Bookings/information: 020
luminaries as rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, 64 Fulham Palace Road, 8237 1111
WHEN April 17-26 Hammersmith W6 www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Zeferelli and Pasolini directing films like
La Dolce Vita, Blow Up, The Last Emperor, TIcKETS Call the box Bookings: 07774 546294 l April 7, Meryl Streep
Death in Venice and Rome Open City to
mention just a few.
office on 020 8237 googlemail.com Riverside Studios
Valli – who died in 2006 – was one of 1111 or see the l The Clinic Comedy Club, Crisp Road W6
MaMMa Mia, 6.45pm, doubt,
the actors and actresses making a global
impact and she appeared in more than
website at www. April 13, doors 7.30pm, Bookings/information: 020
show 8pm 8237 1111
100 films, including Carol Reed’s The riversidestudios.co.uk heAdLIneR Robert White, www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Third Man and luchino Visconti’s Senso. MC Paul F Taylor. Also l Wish You Were Here, until CONTINUED
featuring elliot Potter, Joe Bor, ON PAGE 42>>
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preVIeW InterIors Don’t forget>>
turned inside and out
l THere is still time to see the Lyric’s
version of a classic russian short story
Bureaucracy also comes under fire in
The Overcoat, based on the 1842 tale by
It’s on until April 11 at the King Street,
u Actors from Italy and the international collaboration performed by ac-
tors from Italy and the UK. Hammersmith, venue.
UK collaborate on Lyric play “It is about a group of friends who sit Call 0871 2211722 or see
www.lyric.co.uk for more details.
u Story has themes of the down for a meal. It is about the things that
happen when people eat and drink. About
present and the unexpected people who haven’t seen each other for a
long time, about people who are all too fa-
Behind a window, in a cosy room, a miliar. About the present, the expected, the
group of friends sit down for a meal. missing and the dead. It is about interiors and
The food is being cooked, the lamps are exteriors, about sound and silence.
on, everyone is happy. “But most of all it is about the darkness
Talk begins and soon stories unfold outside the window.”
around the table. This production is inspired by the Nobel
Outside, someone is watching... prize-winner Maurice Maeterlinck’s play In-
Vanishing Point return to the Lyric fol- terior, dating from 1895.
lowing the sell-out hit Subway. The Belgian playwright’s work drew
The Lyric calls it ‘utterly hypnotic’, while heavily on themes of death and the meaning
Vanishing Point says: “Interiors is a major of life.
Where Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
When April 21-May 9
tIckets £12, 16-25s and concs £10. Family and
group deals available. Ages 14+.
social climber: The Overcoat at
Call 08700 500 511 or see www.lyric.co.uk the Lyric PICTURE BY RIChaRd haUghTon
looking in: Interiors begins with a meal in a cosy room
preVIeW lyrIc anD the bush at the latItuDe festIVal
BeeN there? Done that? Got the on what promises to be an
T-shirt? When you have it all, ‘exhilarating show’.
what else is left but to throw it Fellow borough venue The
all away? Bush Theatre is also heading
These are the questions to the coast to present Sudden
the Lyric Hammersmith will Loss of Dignity – an ‘audience
be asking this summer as it generated summer theatrical
invites festival goers to grab a romp’.
backstage pass and discover In association with Latitude,
a wasted rock star with an ego the Shepherds Bush Green
bigger than Old Trafford, his theatre has commissioned
faithful roadies and a loaded five of London’s hottest new
game of russian roulette. playwrights to use real life
The musical line-up for stories of people’s embarrassing
this year’s Latitude festival in moments as inspiration for
Suffolk includes headliners the creating five individual plays.
Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones and To help get the ball rolling,
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The Bush is inviting members of
But the four-day event in July the public to submit their own
also features a host of theatrical cringeworthy tales. Claiming to
performances. be ‘the ideal collective therapy’,
The Lyric’s new artistic the show’s website www.
Lat’s team has collaborated on
Supernova exclusively for
the festival at Henham
The King Street
calling for confessions from
people ‘who have unwittingly
tucked your skirt in your
knickers, pestered your ex with
drink-and-dial or decided that
your sister’s wedding was the
ideal time to try your hand
at breakdancing’. It adds:
“Come all ye undignified, you
have nothing left to lose.”
The royal Shakespeare
The Lyric in
up with award-
Company, Saddlers Wells and
the royal Opera House are
among other organisations
contributing to the festival.
l Latitude is on July 17-20.
See the website below for full
hammersmith designer Paule details. Kate Youde
has been Constable, emerging
working on poet and playwright
Supernova for Tashan Cushnie and click on
the Latitude actor and co-artistic www.latitudefestival.co.uk
festival in director of Filter theatre www.suddenlossofdignity.com
Suffolk company, Ferdy roberts,
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preVIeW treasures past anD present
The archives come alive
u Do you recognise evocative paintings giv-
ing a glimpse of the borough
Kelmscott printing press to tiles
and pottery made in Fulham.
The exhibition was the brain-
child of H&F cabinet member
in the wonderful surroundings
of this Grade I-listed building,
the scenes shown in days gone by are among the
many treasures being put on
Artists represented include
long-term Fulham resident
Frances Stainton. There are a
variety of artefacts in the
which was recently restored with
the help of the Heritage Lottery
below in paintings? display for all to see. Archibald Standish Hartrick, archives, which, by their very
nature, cannot display every
For more details visit:
u These pictures
They are some of the rare and who trained in Paris with Van
beautiful objects included in a free Gogh. item. www.lbhf.gov.uk/news
are some of the exhibition at Fulham Palace
Museum from April 18-May 31.
Works from local artists
William Ascroft, who made
Cllr Stainton said: “I want
residents to have an opportunity
l Fulham Palace Museum and
Gallery is open Saturday 11am-
beautiful items Treasures Past and Present
features fascinating items from
impressionistic sketches of
Fulham, David Cox Jnr, Sir Frank
to see and know more about,
what is after all, their heritage.
2pm, Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm,
Monday noon-4pm and Tuesday
going on show at the borough archives ranging from
William Morris’ masterpiece
Brangwyn, Leon Underwood and
the comic artist Charles Samuel
Fulham Palace is the ideal place
for this exhibition as visitors can
l Pictured left is a bust of
Fulham Palace in April of a book published on his own Keene will all be displayed. enjoy these fascinating objects William Morris from the show
local lanDMarks then anD noW
l The Old Ship
YOU may have visited this
well-known old riverside pub in
Upper Mall many times but you
will never have seen it from this
The pub – now run by
Young’s – used to face away
from the Thames, as shown in
this 1853 watercolour.
The original 17th century
building was rebuilt prob-
ably just after this picture was
painted, but the old doorway has
The picture on the right
shows the pub’s river frontage
while it was being refurbished by
Young’s earlier this year.
l Hammersmith Broadway
THIS view of the Broadway
and Queen Street looks very
different these days.
Although the oil painting
by James Pollard is undated,
it is obviously before the
time of heavy traffic and
indeed seems quite tranquil.
Today, vehicles thunder
round the Hammersmith
Broadway centre on the left
which houses shops, offices,
Tube and bus stations. This
modern complex was first
started in 1993.
l Fulham Bridge, looking
towards Fulham church
ANOTHER very peaceful
scene, from David Cox Jnr
The bridge on the left used
to link Fulham High Street
with Putney and was only
the second Thames bridge in
London when opened in 1729.
The new Putney Bridge
shifted across slightly to the
west, joining Fulham closer
to Bishops Park, and opened
Housing now stands to the
right, next to the bridge
taking the District Line to
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THeATre THe SHOPPiNg ANd LeiSUre ceNTre AcTiNg AS A THeATre PrevieW
THe cONTiNgeNcY PLAN
A new double
bill of plays
at the West 12
WIND UP: Super Furry frontman Gruff Rhys
is a big
SUPer FUrrY CLIMATE change is, well, a
hot topic, but not one that
play about fathers and sons,
and the ethics of science,”
receives much attention aside explains Steve, who regards
from CGI wizardry or political working at The Bush as a ‘real
preaching. treat’ after watching its plays
SOMEWHERE in time, the ravetastic, Aptly named Steve Waters, during Jenny Topper’s reign
psychedelic Welsh warriors were in fashion, who brings new double bill in the 1980s while staying
pumping out party tunes to the chemically- The Contingency Plan to The with his sister near Goldhawk
altered, and driving pink tanks. But since Bush Theatre later this month Road. “Should science cross
signing to Rough Trade in 2006, the boys – led is only too aware of the pitfalls over to public life and on what
by inspired and talented leader Gruff Rhys – of his subject matter but terms?”
have taken a more cerebral direction. hopes to break the mould with Steve’s concern that scien-
The album that followed, Hey Venus!, was a ‘human story’ behind the tists are being politicised is
melodically complex, far out and fun, in a way headlines and sidestep the obvious. Being involved with a
that fans of the Flaming Lips would appreciate. trap of moralising. climate change action group
Back with Dark Days/Light Years, the “Trying to tell a play about based in Cambridge, near
penchant for Nashville-esque steel-pedal climate change can be ter- where he lives, which counts
guitars and acoustic ballads has been dumped rifically vague and nebulous scientists among its mem-
in favour of a more driven, psych-rock feel, because it’s about everything bership, he is probably well
packed full of riffs and grooves, to make sure really,” he suggests. “To find a placed to comment.
that the party is taken care of. dramatic focus for that is actu- “It’s like anything. If you are
Not that they care. Gruff Rhys is happy just ally quite hard.” passionate about anything you
The 43-year-old playwright
to provide a few smiles, even more smirks and
an army of bobbing heads. On Mt, he
u With the pioneering Stovepipe play in negotiates this hurdle by
have to find a way to make it
palatable and invigorating,”
locating his drama around ‘a
casually talks about looking for a mountain.
A big mountain. Finding said mountain, he
the unlikely setting of the West 12 particular life of a particular
“The characters are in the
scientist’ – Will Paxton.
climbs it only to discover: “It’s only two-feet-tall.
And it was oh so small.”
centre earning impressive reviews, the On the Beach sees the
middle of the storm,” explains
Steve, who teaches play writ-
glaciologist return home from
Elsewhere, the jokes are all musical, with
the off-kilter Moped Eyes apeing Brian Eno
Shepherds Bush venue’s manager tells the Antarctic to his parents’
ing at Birmingham University.
“They are living the issues
home and the ‘fresh air’ of
crossed with the pop energy of Robert Palmer.
Not to mention the Kraftwerk workout on
Kate Youde why it is proving to be a Norfolk, an area under threat
surrounding climate change
out in the their lives in the way
from sea level change. Mean-
Inaugural Trams. Really, it’s ridiculous. But
the music is far from daft.
success – and more could be on the way while, Resilience is ‘a black
most of us aren’t.
“A Day After Tomorrow sto-
It is a journey that Rhys enjoys comedy at the start’ that sees rytelling drowns out the more
taking. By the time the baffled traNsformeD: West 12 shopping centre manager Jason King (above) in the shop unit the government grappling with interesting and more familiar
PINT of milk, loaf of bread, schoolchildren and passers-by hold climate change in a ‘stuffy stories. I think we need to deal
listener arrives at the gooey acting as a bar and box office for theatre goers seeing Stovepipe (left and inset). Below: Jason in the
toothpaste… and a slice of criti- a tune to entertain commuters. performance space underneath JASOn KinG PiCtURES BY lEiGh qUinnEll cabinet room in Whitehall’. with the psychology of this.”
centre – the propulsive, wood- cally acclaimed theatre. Not your “Because the theatre is a hidden
block-infused The Very Best of Will discovers his father, also Kate Youde
average shopping list. gem we are always looking for dif- a glaciologist, may have hid- l The Contingency Plan runs
Neil Diamond – complete with But thanks to a highly unusual collabora- ferent ways to make it more visible
headbanging breakdown, den some truth about climate from April 27-June 6 at The
tion, The Bush Theatre and the West 12 shop- in the community,” said Josie. “We change in the 1970s. Bush Theatre. Call the box of-
coverage in the national press, which for a
resistance is futile. ping and leisure centre are changing that in love the idea of these different spac-
You may have visited every
community centre like ourselves is a very “The first play is effec- fice on 020 8743 5050 or see
Shepherds Bush Green by serving up drama es we can bring playwrights into.” good thing so it’s certainly generated a lot tively a homecoming play, a www.bushtheatre.co.uk
Little Chef along the way, but the under the aisles of Morrisons supermarket. Enter the ‘visionary’ Jason of interest in the centre, and the idea of the
music is worth the trip. Lay back The ultimate in retail therapy, perhaps? King, manager at West 12, who shopping centre being a venue for a theatri-
and enjoy. Geoff Cowart Set in the shopping centre’s vast – and was simultaneously exploring the cal performance.” WHAT Stovepipe
otherwise redundant – basement, Stovepipe possibility of introducing the arts
is former journalist Adam Brace’s story of a into his shopping centre. intERESt WHere Unit 19,
hunt across the post-war Middle East for a “I say ‘visionary’ because he
West 12 centre,
JoSIE said the new way of working had been
missing mercenary. is really well-versed in theatre,” ‘surprising’ for the Bush.
LIS Shepherds Bush
During the promenade performance, the explained Josie. “he is inventive She added: “We have had a lot of interest
audience walks through diverse backdrops and very open to new ideas in from companies wanting to bring other work
that have radically transformed the dark yet
‘amazing’ basement into scenes from Am-
how West 12 can engage with the
into the space now we have set it
up with the box office, and people
Green A FOUR-dAY extravaganza of
fun and excitement is set for
circus with Albert and Friends.
l Thursday, April 23: To
Mastodon man, including a hotel room and restaurant, Indeed, when h&f news meets WHeN Until April 26 Lyric Square in Hammersmith celebrate St George’s day, a
have become very excited by the
Crack the Skye and takes on roles such as Rebuild Iraq con- possibilities of that space.” later this month. brass band will be performing
(Relapse) ference delegates and members of a chapel him, Jason’s genuine interest in the arts is ap- Upcoming Bush production TickeTS £15. Spring Into, organised some of the nation’s favourite
CC congregation. by H&F Council’s events pieces of music.
parent. he points to the trend for companies The Contingency Plan is cur-
THE best days of Mastodon are over. After the looking to act in unusual places and draws a rently using West 12-owned of- team, starts on Wednesday, l Friday, April 24: Come and
stunning Leviathian, the Atlanta-based band
took a full head of steam into the 2006 Blood ThE production also has a quirky presence
comparison to Shunt theatre performances in
the vaults under London Bridge train station.
fice space for rehearsals, but it
remains to be seen whether the strictly limited. For April 22, and will feature
free entertainment for all
‘dance on the Square!’ Lyric
Square will be transformed
Mountain. It was true to their roots while
being wild enough to startle. Crack the Skye,
above ground, housing its box office in an
empty shop unit in The Broadway centre.
“I think this play [Stovepipe] fits the space
better,” he suggests. “I think it makes more
basement will spring into dra-
matic action again.
ages 14+. Call the the family and a special
celebration of St George’s
into a huge dance floor
as local groups of various
however, is a step too far. Slick production Following an eclectic makeover courtesy sense as a production. It’s a very enjoyable “Where we have got space we box office on 020 day.
The council’s events
dance performers come to
and cheesy choruses make mockery of the of props from previous Bush shows, unit 19 piece of theatre.” Hammersmith.
8743 5050 or visit
would certainly be interested in
band’s raw power. And a concept album now boasts a cafe/bar and cloakroom. This is a good test Although Jason says the commercial effect doing projects like this again,” team has organised a busy, l Saturday, April 25: Meet the
varied and action-packed animals at a ‘Farm in the City’.
because it has shown www.bushtheatre.
about Tsarist Russia with a 13-minute, four- Bush artistic director Josie Rourke ex- of highTide’s production with the Bush and Jason said. “I think Stovepipe is
song suite? Boys, pack up the ELO records plained the theatre had been looking for dif- National Theatre is ‘quite a difficult thing to a good test because it has shown four days. Mingle with the sheep, goats
and get back to the rock that you’re best at.
Panto sideshows are a joke. GC
ferent ways to work in spaces in and around
Shepherds Bush Green. Last year, a flash
it can work... measure and quantify’, a recent boost in foot-
fall must be welcome.
it can work, and work well.”
l See preview of The
co.uk Entertainment includes:
l Wednesday, April 22: Come
All of the events will take
mob – Sing on the Green – saw theatre staff, and work well he said: “I know we have had a lot of Contingency Plan on the right. and learn the skills of the place from noon-4pm.
40 WHAT’S ON www.lbhf.gov.uk 7 April 2009
driNk THe brOOk
The Brook pub
GIG: Two of the Bookhouse Boys
lend an ear
to the boys
DRAmATIC nine-piece orchestra the
will rise again
Bookhouse Boys will present their baCK tO
distinctive brand of mariachi horns, u It’s had two theIr
duelling drums and haunting vocals
at the Bush Hall on April 16. name changes rOOts:
The diverse collective sprang
up earlier this year and are due
since, but the old Greenhalgh
to release their debut self-titled team behind a Weaver used
to work at
album in August.
They will be supported at the Shepherds Bush The Brook
Uxbridge Road venue by Revere
and the Cesarians, and tickets cost bar want to bring Road, which
£9. See www.bushhallmusic.co.uk was the
it back to life Pacific Bar
& Grill until
it closed in
CarOLINe butCher December
THE former Brook bar and and now
restaurant will have flowed a create a pub
full circle when it reopens in under the
June. same name
It first became The Brook in as their
October 1996, but the Goldhawk previous
Road site has more recently been venture
home to a Café Med and the
Pacific Bar & Grill. PICTURE
But now three brothers, one qUINNEll
of whom was on The Brook’s
A SLICE of culinary history will original management team, are
be served up at a book signing hoping to reclaim the pub’s
in a Fulham restaurant on former splendour – complete with
April 15. the former name.
Author Alasdair Scott Nick, David and Richard
Sutherland is hosting an Weaver, together with head chef
evening of food, wine and Harry Greenhalgh, will relaunch
literature at Carluccio’s, the bar and eatery featuring a
Fulham Road, as he reveals revamped menu and interior.
the story behind the popularity Nick, now 41, was
of Italian food operations manager when
in Britain. The Brook first opened, and
His new book, The Spaghetti Harry, 38, was the restaurant’s
Tree: Mario and Franco and the original chef.
Trattoria Revolution, charts the Thirteen years on, the team
Italian invasion of British cuisine are confident they can transform
and tells how many Brits believed the doomed Pacific Bar & Grill,
the BBC’s 1957 Panorama April which went into receivership last
fool story that spaghetti grew March and closed in December,
on trees. into a viable venture once more.
Guests will learn how, from the Nick, who lives in Wimbledon,
simple trattorias of Soho in the said: “The Brook was a successful
1960s, diners across the country business in the past. It was always
now enjoy everything from pasta busy and I have fond memories of
to pancetta, pesto to polenta. the place. We’re taking it back to
Antonio Carluccio, with his chain how it was originally.”
of Italian cafes, has played a part Nick and his brother David, 32,
in that trend. currently run the popular Waterloo
The evening will kick off with Bar & Kitchen behind the Old Vic
a talk followed by a book signing theatre in Waterloo Road.
and Q&A session. Guests can “The Brook will have an new ownership and then moved But Nick hastened to add: “If we
then tuck into a two-course Italian English menu, fairly similar to the on to open his own bar in Golden go ahead with the function room,
meal with coffee for £8.50,
Waterloo Bar & Kitchen, and our Square, Soho. we are not going to be a sports bar
or, adding a glass of wine, for intention is for the place to become He also managed a live music at all – it will be a food-led pub.”
£11.50. a more welcoming, family- venue and private members’ club Nick is also upbeat about The
The book, costing £14.99, will oriented pub, with comfortable before collaborating with David Brook’s site and said it was well-
be sold at Carluccio’s stores and easy dining,” Nick said. on the Waterloo Bar & Kitchen. positioned to lure in Hammersmith
online at: www.thespaghettitree. “We will also have real ales Nick and David will both have locals with its modern British
co.uk and an extensive wine list – 20 a hands-on role at The Brook, cuisine and updated bar.
l For more details of the book
launch, between 6.30pm-
whites and 20 reds. And there will The Brook was along with Harry, but their brother “We’ve got a good corner site
Richard will be involved only as here and we have a lot of local
8.30pm, call the Fulham branch
be a garden area, where we hope
to have barbecues in the summer. always busy an investor. residents around there,” he said.
on 020 7376 5960 They will be traditional barbecues,
but with proper food.”
and I have fond Other plans for the site include
refurbishing the bar and dining
“Chiswick High Road is nearby
and it might be full of restaurants,
CLICK ON Nick worked at the original memories of area, renovating the bathrooms but they tend to be chain brands
Brook pub until 1998, when it and possibly introducing an which I think people are a little
www.carluccios.com was taken over by Café Med. He the place upstairs function room with a bored of. They’re looking for
stayed about three months into the large screen to show live sports. something different.”
7 April 2009 www.lbhf.gov.uk WHAT’S ON 41
muSic mArk mOriSS AT THe AlbiON
l PUB gigs can sometimes be a little bit, name was mark moriss of The Bluetones, ond album off the number one spot in the They toured at the end of last year and
well, ordinary. Some random bloke on a who played a solo set on Tuesday, march 24. album chart. moriss has also been playing his own set of
guitar playing Dirty Old Town to an apathetic Moriss and his band were firm favourites The Bluetones never quite reached the songs since 2004.
audience. of the Britpop era and burst onto the scene same heights as Oasis but were still major Watch out for more gigs at The Albion,
Not at The Albion. with debut album Expecting to Fly in 1996, players in Britpop and gained a devoted 141 Hammersmith Road. Call 020 7603
The West Kensington pub’s latest big knocking a certain mancunian band’s sec- following. 2826 for more details.
true bLue: Mark Moriss performs at The Albion in West Kensington PICTUREs BY DAvID TETT
preVieW ScrATcHed OuT
starting from scratch
u White City director
life, but people expect you to be the
same person you were when you
uses own experience for h&f playbill were 14.
“When you sit down and talk to
story of lives moving on WHAT Scratched people, a lot of them have had that
experience of going away but try to
u Setting of pirate radio Out: The maintain links with old friends.
station and club used for musical
“It can create tension. You get
accused of thinking you’re better
Riverside Studios musical WHere Riverside than people.”
Scratched Out, from R&D
daNIeL LyONs Studios, Crisp Productions, was first performed at the
Lyric last July.
IT’S probably a fairly common
Road, The company was then invited to
scenario. Hammersmith develop the piece by Riverside Studios
A young person who grew up on and Oval Theatre House, where it
an inner-city estate goes away to get WHeN April 6-30 previewed last week.
an education. When they come back TickeTS £12, The score and lyrics have been
they find their lives are now slightly written by R&D’s co-founders Richard
out of step with those of the friends and concs £6. Hale and Dean Atta.
family they left behind.
What happens next is what
Call 08700 The musical, which has been
supported by Hammersmith & Fulham
Scratched Out: The Urban Musical 500 511 or see Council and Thames Community
sets out to explore. Foundation, comes hot on the heels
It is a theme which is close to the
www.lyric.co.uk of recent urban dance shows such as
heart of many of the cast and crew WhIte CIty bOy: Scratched Out director Jamie Rocha Allan PICTURE BY lEIGH qUINNEll Pied Piper and Into the Hoods and was
of the Riverside Studios production, described last year as the ‘future of
including director Jamie Rocha Allan. musical is set in a pirate radio station want to make it in the music industry. with friends of mine,” admitted Jamie, musical theatre’ by some critics.
The 27-year-old grew up and still and club and is performed to the Only Adam has given up the dream a former pupil of both Pope John RC But Jamie hopes it will appeal to
lives on the White City Estate and backdrop of an original score featuring and gone away to university, and it is his Primary and Twyford CofE High everyone. “That includes kids that have
experienced some of the problems faced R&B, hip hop, classical and grime return to his old stomping ground which schools and an active member of the similar backgrounds to people in the
by one of the play’s main characters, music. provides the musical’s dramatic core. Young Blood Theatre Company at play,” he said.
Adam. It follows a group of six young “I went to drama school and when Riverside since he was 10. “I hope it will be something new
Spanning a single evening, the people, most of whom desperately I came back there were difficulties “You want to go off and improve and interesting for them.”
42 WHAT’S ON www.lbhf.gov.uk 7 April 2009
FROM PAGE 19
l Kid ID, April 16
Tickets: £5. EVENTS Village Hall,
Bulwer Street W12
146 Greyhound Road, W6
l Out on Thursday
l Activities, Tuesdays
l Size Doesn’t Matter, Fulham Town Hall, l Karate and self defence lesBiAn, gay and bisexual For information about
April 17, 7pm-3am Harwood Road, SW6 Call 07970 941 038 or young people’s project. Contact activities tel: elaine Yoda
Funk, soul, boogie, breaks, email@example.com 0800 169 4318 or info@ 020 7461 1823 or email:
l Ceroc, every Thursday, firstname.lastname@example.org
disco, reggae and hip hop. .
7.30-11.30pm l Dynamic yoga, outonthursday.org.uk
l April 8, double bill Tickets: £5-£7. Saturdays 10-11am,
SHINE a Light, 6.45pm, Anvil! inForMATion: 020 8969
l Techliks, April 18, 7pm- 4401 or www.ceroclondon.com Thursdays 7.45-8.45pm Kensal Green Cemetery New Song Gospel Choir
The Story of Anvil, 9.05pm.
3am Classes cost £6. email Marjut
l Tours by The Friends of Rockley Road, W14 0DA
l April 9, double bill FresHesT original at email@example.com
SHINE a Light, 6.45pm, Anvil! Kensal Green Cemetery l Gospel choir
The Story of Anvil, 9.05pm.
electronica from across the Hammersmith Town Hall l W6 Karamoko Arts Tours of london’s oldest For more details contact
world. King Street W6 Drum Workshops public burial ground every Alison Draper 020 7602 7767
l April 11, Laurent Cantet Tickets: £5-£7.
double bills l Ceroc Freestyle Dance, Call 07881 431 892. sunday (March-october), firstname.lastname@example.org. see:
l Laugh, April 21, doors April 25, doors open 8pm, l Healing Centre, starting at 2pm from the www.newsong.org.uk
HEAdINg South, 1pm and 7pm, show starts 8.30pm class 8.30-9pm, freestyle Wednesdays 10am-4pm Anglican Chapel. Cost £5.
6.30pm, The Class, 3.10pm and GinGlik’s long-running
8.40pm. stand-up comedy night brings
9pm-1am Call Jane 0207 602 3346. For more details see
Notting Hill Housing, 27
Tickets: £10 with membership www.kensalgreen.co.uk
l April 12, Kirk Douglas you a bill of top quality come-
card (£12 if themed night) Hammersmith Grove, W6
double bill dians every fortnight.
information 020 8969 4401
North Fulham Area Office, l Youthanize Magazine,
SPARTACUS, 12.40pm, Paths of Tickets: £8 (book on 020
www.ceroclondon.com Clem Atlee Estate 9am- Edward Woods Community every Tuesday, 5.30-
glory, 4.20pm. 7348 8968).
l Vintage Textiles & 12pm Centre 8.30pm
l April 14, double bill Accessories Fair, April 19 Fulham Town Hall, 2-5pm 60-70 Norland Road, W11 For 14 to 24-year-olds.
gOMORRAH, 6.15pm, gran
Torino, 8.50pm. FULHAM Tickets: £10 from 8-10am, £5
l Low cost home
ownership open days
l Children’s capoeira
lessons, Thursdays, 4.30-
l April 15, double bill
gOMORRAH, 6.15pm, gran
PALACE Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
lAsT Thursday of every
£5 for 10 weeks. Tel 07731 Centre, Macbeth Street, W6
l The Bridge Youth Club,
833819 (suzannah). email info@
Fulham Palace Institute of Indian art and every Friday 7.30-9.30pm
l April 16, Nuri Bilge Bishops Avenue, SW6 Fulham Baptist Church
Ceylan double bill culture l Adults’ capoeira lessons, For 11 to 18-year-olds. Call
Information: 020 7736 118 Dawes Road, SW6
UzAk, 6.30pm, Three Monkeys,
3233 Wednesdays, 7-9pm 020 8237 8437.
8.40pm. BeGinners welcome. Tel
Italian film festival UK 07731 833819 (suzannah). email
White City Taekwondo Club
preVIeW LOCAL ArTISTS
l Secret London at email@example.com.
l April 17, single bills Fulham Palace, tours at Fatima Community Centre
A PERFECT day, 6.30pm, 2pm every Sunday and India Way, White City
giovanna’s Father, 8.30pm.
2pm on the 3rd Tuesday WELSH artist Frank Brang- an art wall collage at Cafe Estate, W12
l April 18, single bills of the month (May to wyn is the subject of a Metro in Hammersmith West Kensington Tenants l Takewondo, Tuesdays,
VALENTINO: The last Emperor, September) special event this evening. Broadway. See his website Association Hall 6.30-8.30pm
2pm, Suspiria, 4pm, The Third Join a guided tour of this You can visit the at www.tomquigleyshow- 70 Lillie Road, Fulham email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Man, 6.30pm, A Perfect day, ancient site and learn about the Hammersmith studio case.co.uk l Adults’ capoeira lessons,
8.40pm. influential bishops of London and home used by the l Frank Brangwyn guided Tuesdays, 7-9pm
l April 19, single bills and their summer home. multi-talented oil-painter, visit, Tuesday, April 7, at BeGinners welcome. Tel Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro
THE Paradine Case, 2pm, Tours include a stroll water-colourist, etcher, 7pm. Temple Lodge, 51 07731 833819 (suzannah). email Road, London, W14
The Third Man, 4.20pm, Old- through the peaceful gardens mural painter and archi- Queen Caroline Street. email@example.com. www. l Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Fashioned World, 6.30pm, into the recently restored Geor- tect. His designs included marazul.co.uk. classes, Tuesdays and
Spider’s Stratagem, 8.35pm. gian rooms and the Butterfield interior schemes, furniture, Wednesdays
l April 20, single bills Chapel. linger a little longer stained glass, mosaic, Call 07913 381 236.
THE Paradine Case, 6.30pm, carpets, pottery and jewel- Ravenscourt Theatre
in the tea room or picnic in the
School l Video Production and
gentlemen, 8.45pm. gardens for a perfect day out. lery. Brangwyn, who died
in 1956, leased the studio 8-30 Galena Road web design
l April 21, single bills Guided Walk £5. no book- Call 020 8741 1766 or email
THE Past is a Foreign Land, ing necessary. from 1900-1938. Hammersmith W6 0LT
The visit is led by bor- firstname.lastname@example.org
6.25pm, Her Whole Life Ahead, l Just Kissing, until May l Capoeria Abolicao
8.45pm. 5 ough artist Tom Quigley, classes
JonATHAn Murphy, Michael pictured, and there is also MonDAYs 7.30-9pm, St Stephen’s Social Club,
Grossbard and Paul richards an opportunity to meet Tuesdays 7.30-9pm, Thursdays 3-5 Gayford Road, W12
local artists including Sir 7.30-9pm.
examine the concept of kissing l Scarlet Workshops art
GINGLIK for Fulham Palace Gallery’s
Peter Blake and Prof Paul
Tom is currently doing
information from Prof Pe
de Cabra Tel: 07513 026943 or
CAll Amy shuckburgh on
1 Shepherds Bush Green The gallery is open saturday email email@example.com 07966 373 734 or email info@
W12 11am-2pm, sunday 11.30am- amyshuckburgh.co.uk
Call 07714 207 914 3.30pm, Monday and Tuesday Hut Association
www.ginglik.co.uk noon-4pm. Free. 4A Castletown Road, sunDAY worship, 11am Coningham Play Centre,
l Children’s Easter trail, London W14 9HQ Fulham Broadway
l Laugh, April 7, doors and 6.30pm. Tea with Jesus, behind 162 Coningham Methodist Church,
7pm, show starts 8.30pm April 12, 12.30pm Information: 020 7381 Mondays 2pm. Prayers Road, Shepherds Bush,
HoW well do you know 3086 and bible study, Tuesdays 452 Fulham Road, Fulham
GinGlik’s long-running W12 8BY SW6 1BY
stand-up comedy night brings Fulham Palace? Bring your www.bhavan.net 7.30pm. Three course lunch,
Tel: 07771 848958
you a bill of top quality come- children along, complete a l Ramanavami Puja, April Wednesdays 12.45pm, l Grow Group
dians every fortnight. trail around the palace and 3, 7.30pm £2. Boys/Girls Brigade
email:hutassociation@ Every second Thursday at
Tickets: £8 (book on 020 gardens and the kids will win a reliGious festival. Bhajans, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 7.15pm
chocolate prize. Call 020 7386 0970. btclick.com
7348 8968). dance – Prasad (dinner). A 12-sTeP self-help group
Tickets: £3 per child. l Football club (training
l The Big Secret, April Tickets: All welcome.
for boys and girls up to
for people suffering mental or
8, doors open 7pm, show l Children’s Easter l Yoga Dorset Wharf Community emotional health problems.
workshops, April 13-15, 16 years old), Saturdays,
starts 8.30pm YoGA every Monday, Tuesday, Hall 2-4pm
Call Ann on 020 8871 2993
sinGer songwriter showcase. 2-4pm Friday, sunday. 158 Rainville Road for details.
Fun workshops for boys Call for details and location.
Tickets: £5. The Bhavan Centre has a Hammersmith W6 9HN l Salsa class (adults/
l Mark Hole and Friends, and girls ages 5-12. Booking variety of yoga classes to meet
essential – contact the museum l Dorset Wharf bingo, intermediate level), Grove Neighbourhood
April 9 your needs. it costs £6 per class every Tuesday 7.30-9pm Centre
Tickets: £5. on 0871 221 1728. or £20 for four classes. Wednesday 7-8.30pm
l Garden Walks, April 26 Call the centre or visit the
FrienDlY bingo group. small (salsa for beginners is at held 7 Bradmore Park Road
l Cover Up, April 10, cash prizes. All welcome. Tea at shepherds Bush Village Hall Hammersmith W6 0DT
THe palace gardens are home website for a detailed schedule
7pm-3am to an unusual and rare assort-
and biscuits served. – call Vivien on 07939 415615 Call 020 8741 3321
of classes. For more details call Dol
skA, Brazilian, hip hop, funk for details.) Social Dancing
ment of trees and plants from Allen on 07941 649193.
n vibes. The Fontanas, Dan Wednesday 2-3.30pm, Thurs-
across the British isles and
lentaigne, DJ C-Boogie.
overseas. St Marys Church, 2 Edith day 7-8.30pm
Tickets: £5-£7. Rd, W14 Fatima Community Centre
Discover the wonderful col- Ravenscourt Theatre India Way, White City Tai Chi
l Techliks, April 11, lection on a garden tree walk. l Real nappy advice, School Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm
7pm-3am 2.15pm, last Friday every Estate, W12
Meet in the Tudor Courtyard 8-30 Galena Road Over 50s keep fit
FresHesT original electronica month l White City Taekwondo
at 2pm. Hammersmith W6 0LT Wednesday 10-11am
from across the world. no booking necessary Book your place on 020 Club Tuesdays, 6.30-
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Tickets: £5 (free to Museum 8753 5686 or email emma. ConTACT Adam Prout 07702
l The Big Secret, April firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 6.30-7.45pm
15, doors open 7pm, show
888 103 or see: Pilates – all levels
www.fwckungfu.com Mondays 6.30-7.30 & 8-9pm,
starts 8.30pm Bush City Youth Academy
sinGer songwriter showcase. Shepherds Bush Thursdays 6.30-7.30 &
Community Association Uxbridge Road W12 8JJ 8-9pm
Tickets: £5. Age Concern
7 April 2009 www.lbhf.gov.uk WHAT’S ON 43
eAT LOLA & SImON
The united nations LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
Tuesday 7th April 7:30pm - £9.50
Thursday 16th April 7:30pm - £9
My companion tried the
Music for sinking dark rums and tall tequilas to.
roast salmon fillet with a mint www.myspace.com/thebookhouseboysofficial
and pistachio crust, which
Lola & Simon, 278 King Street, was an inspired combination Friday 17th April 7:30pm - £14
Hammersmith of taste and texture. it was A MIGHTY NIGHT OF COMEDY
020 8563 0300 accompanied by a serving of Featuring ...Stephen Merchant, Mystery Guest
broccoli with citrus dressing for Headliner, Simon Munnery, Tom Basden,
The secret behind all good Tim Key and Milton Jones.
an extra zing. www.bushhallpresents.co.uk
restaurants is simple: once From the heavenly dessert
people fall in love with your menu we went for a deliciously Tuesday 21st April 7:30pm - £9
food, wine and ambience, fresh orange cake (gluten-free) TOM BROSSEAU & ESSIE JAIN
they’ll come back with all their served with Greek yoghurt and “Totally earthbound and at the same time sorta
friends. orange syrup, and a classic out there in the ether.” Tom Moon
it’s certainly been a winning rhubarb and apple crumble with www.myspace.com/tombrosseau
recipe for Hammersmith’s lola clotted cream. Saturday 25th April 7:30pm - £10
& simon, and the king street
eatery has fostered a close-knit A live music and talent event.
community of regular customers www.myspace.com/crystalclearfutures
in its 18-month history.
The beautifully decorated Monday 27th April 7:30pm - £8.50
restaurant weaves an intoxicating INGRID MICHAELSON
spell from the moment you step Indie-folk artist discovered on Myspace and
propelled into the limelight by the inclusion of
through its doors, and charming
several of her songs on HBO’s Grey’s Anatomy.
owners kirstin Hadley and
nico Curia complete the magic Everyone thinks we’re www.myspace.com/ingridmichaelson
with their friendly service and
transpacific bounty of dishes. Lola & Simon and we Wednesday 29th April 7:30pm - £10
kirstin, originally from
new Zealand, and nico, from
play with that idea American musician, singer-songwriter, and
multi-instrumentalist. Fresh from a tour with
Argentina, are partners in love
as well as business, and have
married the flavours of their We polished off our meal www.bushhallmusic.co.uk
homelands with mouth-watering with a decadent Argentinian Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
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from both countries, including wondering, are the elusive lola
succulent Argentinian steaks, & simon?
kiwi lamb and seafood, quality FThe answer lies in Buenos
wines from both nations and Aires, where a couple of star- Create & Play Music with
some of the best coffee you will union: Nico Curia from Argentina and Kiwi Kirstin Hadley are crossed canines fell in love and
taste in london. bringing together flavours of home in W6 PICTURE BY lEIgH qUINNEll now reside with nico’s parents. The Music House for Children
“We’re not trying to do a simon is nico’s pet cocker
proved excellent, with plenty marinated feta and mixed spaniel, who he raised from WEST LONDON MUSIC SCHOOL
complicated fusion as such –
we’re just bringing the influences of body. baby leaves, which was also a puppy, and lola is his edgy
of our two home countries For starters, i dipped into the delicious. girlfriend, a former street dog
together,” said kirstin, 35. “it’s kiwi cuisine with a generous For mains, nico assured who decided to settle with the
food that is conceptually simple serving of new Zealand green- me i couldn’t go past the Curia family.
but with flavours that work well lipped mussels, which were Argentinian rib-eye steak with “everybody thinks we’re GROUP TUITION
together.” surprising large, very tasty and grainy mustard mash, coupled lola & simon and we play with
As my dinner companion and served with a tomato, onion, with a side dish of roasted that idea!” nico laughed.
i arrived at lola & simon, nico cream and white wine sauce and mushrooms with herbs and Caroline Butcher
recommended we try one of the garlic herbed toast on the side. garlic butter. i was hugely HOME TUITION
restaurant’s best-selling wines My friend opted for a salad impressed. The medium-rare CLiCk on
– the Argentinian Tapiz 2004 of roasted parsnips with warm steak was cooked to perfection
Cabernet sauvignon – which honey, black sesame seeds, and melt-in-your-mouth tender.
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But the Love Actually and Notting Besides the high jinks on the Pharmaceutical Services Morrisons Store, 114-116
Hill creator’s new movie, The Boat boat runs what seems from the on weekdays until at least Concorde Centre,
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people of the 60s, and pop music. as a stern Minister Dormandy, and Fulham SW6 020 7385 9156
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vate Britain, playing the music that prove a hilarious comedy duo. l ABC Drugstore Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
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l Babylon Health Shepherds Bush W12 7PA
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57 Uxbridge Rd, l Pestle & Mortar
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l Boots the Chemist 020 8749 6844
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Saturday 9am-7pm Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
Unit 31-32 Hammersmith Saturday 9am-2pm
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l Caregrange Pharmacy Unit 31-32 Hammersmith
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Broadway centre,
Saturday 12am-5pm Hammersmith W6 9YD
9 Goldhawk Road, 020 8563 7873
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Fulham SW6 6BQ
020 7385 0355 FULHAM
l Forrest & Co l ABC Drugstore
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Monday-Saturday
Saturday 9am-2pm 9am-7pm
67 Blythe Road, 5 Regal Centre
West Kensington W14 0HP 402 North End Road,
020 7603 2493 Fulham SW6
l Fulham Pharmacy 020 7381 0017
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Saturday 9.30am-6pm Monday-Saturday
608 Fulham Road, 7.30am-11pm
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020 7736 4126 Retail Centre, Fulham
l Lloyds Pharmacy SW6 1BH
Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm 020 7385 4762
Richmond Gate, SHEPHERDS BUSH
Richmond Street, l Morrisons Pharmacy
Hammersmith W6 7HY 114-116 Concord Centre,
020 8237 2367 Shepherds Bush W12 8PH
l Goldstrands Pharmacy 020 8743 6296
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Open Sundays 11am-5pm
Saturday 9am-6pm l Pestle & Mortar
780 Fulham Road, 388 Uxbridge Road,
Fulham, SW6 5SL Shepherds Bush W12 7LL
020 7736 3034 020 873 3535
l Kanari Pharmacy Open Sundays 10am-2pm
682-684 Fulham Road, (List provided by local
Fulham SW6 5SA NHS)