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					WHAT’S ON

                                                                                                                                                                      7 April 2009
                                                                                                                                           Italian cinema
                                                                                                                                              in focus at
                                                                                                                                         SEE PAGE 19>>

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       WHat’s HOt:
    l A FASCINATING display
    is giving a glimpse into the
    borough’s past.
        Paintings of the area in
    days gone by are just some
    of the many items on show
    at Fulham Palace from the
    borough’s archives.
                  SEE PAGE 21>>

       WHat’s mORe:
    l THE team behind the
    former Brook bar in
    Shepherds Bush are ready
    to recreate it years later on
    the same site.
                  SEE PAGE 40>>

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                                                                                                               A WEEKEND WITH BERNIE
                                                                                                                  WONderiNg what to do with your time off? Our listings editor Bernadette Bernard gives
  Tel: 020 8740 3452                                                                                              her personal pick of the treats on offer.
OPEN: Tues - Sat 11.00am to 10.00pm                                                                               >> We TOld you all about Havana Rumba! in our March 10 edition, so i won’t go on for
      Sunday 1.00pm - 8.00pm                                                                                       ages now – but the riverside show is still one of my best tips for a great night out. i’m
                                                                                                                    going there soon to see the Cuban music and dance extravaganza and will bring you
        LIGHT BITES FROM 60P                                                                                        a review!
   Fried Chicken Wings Bbq Chicken Wings
   Fried Bakes (Dumplings) Bake & Saltfish                                                                         >> did you go to last year’s Beauty Never Fails exhibition at Fulham Palace Museum
 Coconut Biscuit Coconut Biscuit with Saltfish                                                                      last May? The exceptional paintings were from the borough’s Cecil French bequest and
  Bakes With Curried Goat or Curried Chicken                                                                         now you can discover a new array of wonderful items from the borough’s archives.
           Fish Cakes/Saltfish Fritters                                                                                   Treasures Past & Present is at the palace from April 18-May 31, with many more
                                                                                                                             gems from the archives.
 Fried Chicken Fried Snapper Jerk Chicken                                                                                                if you have any events you would like to see listed contact
          Sliced Fish Escovitch Fish                                                                                                         Bernie at: or write to her at h&f news,
                                                                                                                                              Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, london, W6 9JU.
     All served with one of the following Basmati rice,
  rice and peas, Macaroni Pie or hard food (Yam/Green,
       Banana / Sweet Potato) & 2 of the following:
      salad, coleslaw, plantin or pan fried vegetables.
           Curried Chicken Curried Goat
          Stewed Chicken Vegetable Stew
                                                                      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
                                                                             Lyric bar 7.30pm.                     routines, play lots of fun games
                                                                                                                                                                                       Scene, April 13
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tickets: £11.
                                                                      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
                                                                      on a hunt across the post-war         someone is watching.                     Tickets: £14.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Box Office: 0870 771 2000
                                                                      Middle east.                             Vanishing Point return to the                                 
                                                                          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                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                       23, 7pm
                                                                                                            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
                                                                      Hammersmith W6
  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                                                                                                     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.
 PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH                                       11                                                                                                     
                                                                      InSPIRed by Gogol’s legendary                                                                                    l Havana Rumba!, until
                                                                      short story, physical theatre
                                                                      pioneers Gecko create an
                                                                                                            Riverside Studios
                                                                                                            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            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                                                              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
                                                          WHAT’S ON

 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
 everyone 5+
                                                                                                                                                                                       Hammersmith W6
                                                                      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                                                                                                                                                   
 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 /                                             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 Hammersmith,
 Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL
                  7 April 2009                                                                                                                                   WHAT’S ON 19

                                                                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                       Tickets: £3.
                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                   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,       
                                                                                                 Every Saturday, 8pm-                London W12 7LJ                     l First lecture series at the
                                                                                                 midnight                            Tel: 020 8222 6955                 centre: Ireland and Britain
                                                                                                 VISIT: or email:          after 2010. Opening lecture
                                                                                        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

job next
                                                                                                 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                        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
                                                                                                 Bookings/information: 020
                                                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
                                                                                                 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 for the         Funergy! April 21, 7.30pm
                                                                                                                              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     
cinematic series.                                                                                   After 2007 edinburgh             7.30pm, starts 8pm                 l Silver Screen Film Club

                                                   h&f PlaYbill
   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.
                                                                                                                                                                        Riverside Studios
riveting documentaries.                                                                                                                 Tickets: £5.
   italian cinema has experienced some             Festival UK                                                                                                          Crisp Road W6
                                                   WHERE riverside Studios                       Upstairs at The Distillers
                                                                                                                                     SHOWS AND
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                                               
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
                                                                                                 Email thecliniccomedyclub@
Death in Venice and Rome Open City to
mention just a few.
                                                   office on 020 8237                                        Riverside Studios
                                                                                                                                                                        double bill
   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                            heAdLIneR Robert White,   
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>>
20 WHAT’S ON                                                                                                                                     7 April 2009

 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
                                                                                                                                                                  about greed.
                                                                                                                                                                     Bureaucracy also comes under fire in
                                                                                                                                                                  The Overcoat, based on the 1842 tale by
                                                                                                                                                                  Nikolai Gogol.
                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                         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.

                                                               h&f PLaYBiLL
                                                               What Interiors
                                                               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                                                          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
                                                                                                                                         Park, Southwold.
                                                                                                                                         The King Street
                                                                                                                                         theatre’s new
                                                                                                                                                                                  calling for confessions from
                                                                                                                                                                                people ‘who have unwittingly
                                                                                                                                                                               tucked your skirt in your
                                                                                                                                                                               knickers, pestered your ex with
                                                                                                                                                                               drink-and-dial or decided that

                                                                                               the                                       artistic
                                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                             spirit                                                                  Holmes,
                                                                                                                                                               is teaming
                                                                                                                                                            up with award-
                                                                                                                                                         winning lighting
                                                                                                                                                                               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
  festival in                                                                                                                                 director of Filter theatre
  Suffolk                                                                                                                                   company, Ferdy roberts,
                   7 April 2009                                                                                                                    WHAT’S ON 21

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.                       
                     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
                                                                                                                                                        been retained.
                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                            in 1886.
                                                                                                                                                                Housing now stands to the
                                                                                                                                                            right, next to the bridge
                                                                                                                                                            taking the District Line to
22 WHAT’S ON                                                                                                                           7 April 2009                                           7 April 2009                                                                                                                                    WHAT’S ON 39

                                                                       THeATre THe SHOPPiNg ANd LeiSUre ceNTre AcTiNg AS A THeATre                                                                                                                                                                                                          PrevieW

                                                                       all his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THe cONTiNgeNcY PLAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A new double
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bill of plays

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at climate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     change has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     been using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     office space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at the West 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     centre (left)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for rehearsals

                   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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                he says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “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-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           h&f PlaYbill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
                              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,
                  TEN T
                                                                       hunt across the post-war Middle East for a          “I say ‘visionary’ because he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           West 12 centre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SPriNg FeSTivAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Audience numbers
                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Entertainment includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            l Wednesday, April 22: Come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and ducks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                             and Nick
            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
                                                                                                                                                                             in Goldhawk
            Uxbridge Road venue by Revere
            and the Cesarians, and tickets cost        bar want to bring                                                                                                     Road, which
            £9. See                                                                                                                                  was the
                                                       it back to life                                                                                                       Pacific Bar
                                                                                                                                                                             & Grill until
                                                                                                                                                                             it closed in

               the story
                                                         CarOLINe butCher                                                                                                    December
                                                       THE former Brook bar and                                                                                              and now
                                                                                                                                                                             hope to

               of dishes
                                                       restaurant will have flowed a                                                                                         create a pub
                                                       full circle when it reopens in                                                                                        under the
                                                       June.                                                                                                                 same name

                pasta and
                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                             BY lEIGH
                                                          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
                                        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
                           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                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                    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                                                                                                                                   7 April 2009

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                                    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,                                             0800 169 4318 or info@            020 7461 1823 or email:
                                                                       l Ceroc, every Thursday,                                                                    
                                    disco, reggae and hip hop. .
                                                                       7.30-11.30pm                        l Dynamic yoga,       
  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         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
  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),  see:
                                    l Laugh, April 21, doors           April 25, doors open 8pm,           l Healing Centre,               starting at 2pm from the
  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                              
  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
                                                                              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
                                                                       from 10am-5pm
                                                                                                           l Low cost home
                                                                                                           ownership open days
                                                                                                                                           l Children’s capoeira
                                                                                                                                           lessons, Thursdays, 4.30-
                                                                                                                                                                             Riverside Community
  l April 15, double bill
  gOMORRAH, 6.15pm, gran
  Torino, 8.50pm.
                                    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                                                                           
  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:
  Man, 6.30pm, A Perfect day,       ancient site and learn about the      Hammersmith studio                           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. www.          l Tai Chi & Kung Fu
  Fashioned World, 6.30pm,          into the recently restored Geor-      tect. His designs included                                                 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-                                                              
  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
                                    spring exhibition.
                                                                          Peter Blake and Prof Paul
                                                                          Huxley RA.
                                                                             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          07966 373 734 or email info@
  W12                               11am-2pm, sunday 11.30am-                                                                                                      
  Call 07714 207 914                3.30pm, Monday and Tuesday                                                                             Hut Association                 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                      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
                                                                                                                                           (Jacquie) or
  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.
  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-
     Tickets: £5-£7.                                                                                       l Kung Fu                       8.30pm                            Yoga – all levels
                                        Tickets: £5 (free to Museum    8753 5686 or email emma.            ConTACT Adam Prout 07702
  l The Big Secret, April                                                                                                                       Wednesday 6.30-7.45pm
  15, doors open 7pm, show
                                                                                                           888 103 or see:                                                   Pilates – all levels
                                                                                                                                                  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                                                                                                                                                                   WHAT’S ON 43


The united nations                                                                                                                                           LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
                                                                                                                                                             Tuesday 7th April 7:30pm - £9.50
                                                                                                                                                             JOSH PYKE
                                                                                                                                                             Austrailian singersongwriter.

                                                                                                                                                             Thursday 16th April 7:30pm - £9
                                                                                                                                                             BOOKHOUSE BOYS
                                                                                                                My companion tried the
                                                                                                                                                             Music for sinking dark rums and tall tequilas to.
                                                                                                            roast salmon fillet with a mint        
                                                                                                            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.                         
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         
recipe for Hammersmith’s lola                                                                               clotted cream.                                   Saturday 25th April 7:30pm - £10
& simon, and the king street
                                                                                                                                                             GOT SKILLZ
eatery has fostered a close-knit                                                                                                                             A live music and talent event.

community of regular customers                                                                                                                     
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                  

with their friendly service and
transpacific bounty of dishes.                                                                              Lola & Simon and we                              Wednesday 29th April 7:30pm - £10
                                                                                                                                                             PRISCILLA AHN
    kirstin, originally from
new Zealand, and nico, from
                                                                                                               play with that idea                           American musician, singer-songwriter, and
                                                                                                                                                             multi-instrumentalist. Fresh from a tour with
                                                                                                                                                             Ray LaMontagne.
Argentina, are partners in love
as well as business, and have
married the flavours of their                                                                                   We polished off our meal          
homelands with mouth-watering                                                                               with a decadent Argentinian                       Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
results. The ever-changing                                                                                  liqueur each.                                           Tickets: 08700 600 100
menu features signature dishes                                                                                  But who, you might still be               
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.

drINk WeTHerSpOON’S reAL ALe feST                                                                                                                                                           CREATIVE DANCE

SAY what you like about Wetherspoon’s                                                                                          make it
pubs – they are very popular for good                                                                                          fest: From
reasons.                                                                                                                       April 15 real                                                        WORKSHOPS
    Yes, they are often derided for a lack                                                                                     ale drinkers
of sophistication but fans know the price                                                                                      are set for a
is right and for real ale aficionados the                                                                                      real treat at
range on offer can be mouth-watering.                                                                                          Wetherspoon’s
                                                                                                                                                WHAT’S ON

    This is especially true from April                                                                                         pubs such as
15-May 4, when what is billed as The                                                                                           the Plough
World’s Biggest International Real Ale                                                                                         & Harrow in
                                                                                                                               King Street,
Festival runs across Wetherspoon’s                                                                                             Hammersmith
many pubs.                                                                                                                                                                                        CALL US NOW
    The chain’s H&F pubs are The Central
Bar in the West 12 centre, the William
Morris and the Plough & Harrow in King
Street, Hammersmith, and The Oyster                                                                                                                                                              020 8932 2652
Rooms in Fulham Broadway.
    The range available will vary from pub
to pub, but along with award-winning UK
ales and beers brewed exclusively for
                                                                                                                                                            The Music House for Children
Wetherspoon’s expect imported styles                                                                                                                        306-310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush
from Belgium and Bavaria, and third-pint                                                                                                                    London, W12 7LJ / T: 020 8932 2652
tasting glasses.                                                                                                                                            The Music House for Children is a not for profit organisation.

44 WHAT’S ON                                                                                                                               7 April 2009

 FILM REVIEW THE bOaT THaT ROCKED                                                                                                      CHEMISTS
                                                       RICHARD Curtis, by his own              with classic pop hits from the
                                                                                                                                       The following pharmacies        020 7731 5587
                                                       admission, has carved out his career    Rolling Stones and The Kinks
                                                                                                                                       will be open for the            l Morrisons Pharmacy
                                                       by making modern classic love films.    among others.
                                                                                                                                       provision of NHS                Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm
                                                          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,
                                                       That Rocked, turns its attention to     outset a more serious storyline         7pm:                            Shepherds Bush W12 8PH
                                                       his other love, music.                  about the government plotting
                                                                                                                                                                       020 8743 6296
                                                           The story is based on contro-       how to bring down the pirate            l ABC Drugstore                 l Oza Chemist
                                                       versial pirate radio stations in the    radio stations.                         Monday-Saturday                 Monday-Friday 9pm-7pm
                                                       1960s, in particular Radio Caroline.       This provides as many laughs         9am-7pm                         Saturday 9am-5pm
                                                           It is an ensemble comedy, where     as the mad-cap DJs and their            5 Regal Centre                  9 Fulham Broadway
                                                       the romance is between the young        antics on board. Kenneth Branagh        402 North End Road,             Fulham SW6 1AA
                                                       people of the 60s, and pop music.       as a stern Minister Dormandy, and       Fulham SW6                      020 7385 9156
                                                       It’s about a band of DJs that capti-    Jack Davenport as his assistant         020 7381 0017                   l Parmay Pharmacy
                                                       vate Britain, playing the music that    prove a hilarious comedy duo.           l ABC Drugstore                 Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
                                                       defines a generation and standing          What results is a storm on the       Monday-Friday 9am-7pm;          122-124 North End Road,
                                                       up to the government.                   high seas. With Radio Rock in           Saturday 9am-1pm                West Kensington W14 9PP
                                                           Aboard the Radio Rock, a cast       peril. Can its fans rally together to   117-121 Wandsworth              020 7381 4376
                                                       including Philip Seymour Hoffman,       save the DJs? Some things may           Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6        l Pestle & Mortar
                                                       Rhys Ifans and Nick Frost get up to     come to an end, but rock ’n’ roll       2TZ                             Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
      pirates ahoy: The Boat that Rocked               mischief, perfectly sound-tracked       never dies. Sam Fletcher                020 7736 2962                   388 Uxbridge Road,
                                                                                                                                       l Babylon Health                Shepherds Bush W12 7PA
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 9am-7pm           020 8743 3535
                                                                                                                                       57 Uxbridge Rd,                 l Pestle & Mortar
                                                                                                                                       Shepherds Bush                  Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
                                                                                                                                       W12 8NP                         59 South Africa Road,
                                                                                                                                       020 8749 0037                   Shepherds Bush W12 7LL
                                                                                                                                       l Boots the Chemist             020 8749 6844
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 7.30am-8pm        l Tesco Pharmacy

                                                                                                                                       Saturday 9am-7pm                Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
                                                                                                                                       Unit 31-32 Hammersmith          Saturday 9am-2pm
                                                                                                                                       Broadway Centre,                180 Shepherds Bush Road,
                                                                                                                                       Hammersmith W6 9YD              Hammersmith W6 7NL
                                                                                                                                       020 8563 7873                   020 7853 7749
Across                        Down                                                                                                     l Boots the Chemist
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm
                                                                                                                                                                       l Windwood Chemist
                                                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
1 Purchased (6)               1 Cellar (8)                                                                                             43 King Street,                 96 Askew Road,
7 Set free (7)                2 Alliances (6)                                                                                          Hammersmith W6 9HW
8 Tile (7)                    3 Sanitary science (7)                                                                                                                   Shepherds Bush W12 9BL
9 Circles (5)                 4 Frighten (5)                                                                                           020 8748 7627                   020 8743 3562
10 Characteristic (9)         5 Drive (6)                                                                                              l Boots the Chemist
12 Relative (3)               6 Curves (4)                                                                                             Monday-Saturday                 The following non-rota
13 Rend (4)                   7 Sources (11)                                                                                           7.30am-11pm                     pharmacies are normally
15 Member of legislative      11 Pry (4)                                                                                               Unit 7, Fulham Broadway         open on Sundays:
group (7)                     13 Large plant (4)                                                                                       Retail Centre, Fulham           HAMMERSMITH
17 Ocean movement (4)         14 Most prepared (8)                                                                                     SW6 1BH                         l Boots the Chemist
19 Snare (3)                  16 Great Lake (7)                                                                                        020 7385 4762                   Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm
21 Covered with               18 Consecrate (6)                                                                                        l Barons Pharmacy               43 King Street,
swellings (9)                 20 Entertains (6)                                                                                        Monday-Friday 9am–7pm           Hammersmith W6 9HW
22 Make merry (5)             21 Plain spoken (5)                                                                                      Saturday 10am–4pm               020 8748 7627
23 Tell (7)                   22 Covering (4)                                                                                          3 Margravine Gardens,           l Boots the Chemist
24 Trips (7)                                                                                                                           Hammersmith W6 8RL              Monday-Friday 7.30am-8pm
25 Pamper (6)                                                                                                                          020 8743 6330                   Saturday 9am-7pm
                                                                                                                                       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
 Readiest 16 Ontario 18 Devote 20 Treats 21 Blunt 22 Roof                                                                              Shepherds Bush W12 8QQ          l Tesco Pharmacy
 Avenue 6 Arcs 7 Derivations 11 Nose 13 Tree 14                                                                                        020 8740 9443                   Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
 DOWN: 1 Basement 2 Unions 3 Hygiene 4 Alarm 5                                                                                         l Fontain Pharmacy              Saturday 9am-2pm
 Blistered 22 Revel 23 Narrate 24 Outings 25 Cosset                                                                                    Monday-Friday 8am-7pm           180 Shepherds Bush Road,
 Mannerism 12 Son 13 Tear 15 Senator 17 Tide 19 Net 21                                                                                 Saturday 9am-6pm                Hammersmith W6 7NL
 ACROSS: 1 Bought 7 Deliver 8 Shingle 9 Rings 10
                                        soLUTIons                                                                                      290 Munster Road,               020 7853 7749
                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 9am-7pm           l Boots the Chemist
                                                                                                                                       Saturday 9.30am-6pm             Monday-Saturday
                                                                                                                                       608 Fulham Road,                7.30am-11pm
                                                                                                                                       SW6 5RP                         Unit 7, Fulham Broadway
                                                                                                                                       020 7736 4126                   Retail Centre, Fulham
                                                                                                                                       l Lloyds Pharmacy               SW6 1BH
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm        020 7385 4762
                                                                                                                                       Saturday 9am-6pm
                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
                                                                                                                                       Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm
                                                                                                                                       682-684 Fulham Road,            (List provided by local
                                                                                                                                       Fulham SW6 5SA                  NHS)

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