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Le Petit Chef: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

While it’s true to say that many ‘novelty’ dining themes come and go in Shoreditch, Le Petit Chef promises something rather more substantial. SEEN first learned of it in July when it was seeking a new location in London. Joy of joys, hot off its success in Dubai, the diminutive French cook has found a …

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Number 90 Bar & Kitchen’s Bank Holiday Weekender

SEEN loves the canal-side at Hackney Wick and will be sampling the revels that are planned for the coming Bank Holiday Weekend at Number 90 Bar & Kitchen. Guests will partake of live art, music, record stalls, amazing performances and, of course, delicious food and drink offerings. Number 90 prides itself on its inclusive ethos in Hackney Wick, and it’s great to think there’s a festival you can attend that doesn’t involve travelling for miles.

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Between the Sheets with Miss Polly Rae

SEEN had a blast last Friday at the Underbelly Festival on Southbank. I was there to witness the wonder of Miss Polly Rae and her talented burlesque troupe as they took the enthusiastic and, frankly, well-oiled audience through an evening of high camp, humour, teasing near-nudity and breathtaking escapades with fire.

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Man to Man Comes to Wilton’s Music Hall

One of SEEN’s favourite places in London is the fabulous Wilton’s Music Hall. We hear that Wales Millennium Centre’s poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge’s Man to Man is to come to Wilton’s Music Hall from 13th – 23rd September.

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Secret Theatre: Project Mayhem

SEEN does love some immersive theatre, not to say collaborating with her fellow theatre-goers, so last Thursday in a secret East End location she entered the world of Project Mayhem. Secrecy forbids your correspondent from revealing TOO much of the performance but suffice to say as a journalist and thus elected as head of propaganda, we were soon ready to hit the streets, spread the word and plot the downfall of civilisation…

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Spotlight on Seven Dials this Saturday 19th August

SEEN does love a wander through Seven Dials; the heart of London’s theatreland and part of Covent Garden. We were pleased to hear that there will be a spotlight on the area this Saturday 19th August with a free one-day music and performance festival. From 12 – 6pm the area will be transformed into a …

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The 15th London Mela: Asian Glastonbury

On Sunday 3rd September 2017, SEEN hears that the fabulous Zee London Mela will celebrate Asian culture by showcasing a combination of legends, international artists, national treasures, local talent, comedy, cabaret, Bollywood and a few guilty pleasures – to celebrate its 15th Anniversary.  This cornucopia of delights will be returning to the glorious grounds of …

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Summer Solstice at the Shard with Morning Gloryville

Ever fancied seeing in the summer solstice from the Shard? Well, now you can. The immersive morning dance specialists Morning Gloryville will collaborate with The Shard to open the doors at 4.15am on 21st June for Sky High Solstice. It should be stunning if the weather carries on being so clear. Not to say transcendent, as the summer solstice is a celebration that dates back to pre-Christian times.