Bar Italia

The Soul of Soho: Bar Italia Turns 65

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

You can still turn the corner into Frith Street from Shaftesbury Avenue and find a place where the world is at peace with itself. Bar Italia is a jewel set in the rusted London crown. It's the fruit of immigrant toil, a place that makes a laughing stock of Farage and his followers.

Paolo Hewitt: Message In The Music

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'

Immodesty Blaize: A Venus On Tour

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Immodesty's metier is burlesque, which derives from the Italian word burla, meaning joke or mockery, and can be a literary, dramatic or musical work. The term has been commonly used in the US to refer to performances in a variety show format, something which irks her.

Mary McCartney: Speaking Words Of Wisdom

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

She peers out from inside her father's sheepskin coat on the cover of his debut solo LP, McCartney. It's 1970 and she's the firstborn child of one half of perhaps the world's greatest songwriting partnership. So enters Mary McCartney into the world of photography: as a subject.

The Gospel According to Paul

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

A familiar face on Frith Street, Paul Robinson - Bar Italia's night manager - is a man devoted to his job. Jason Holmes met up with him over an espres...