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Mark Powell and the Ibiza Connection: Time to Modernise

Jason Holmes | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It's modernism in its purist form and the distilled vision of Mark Powell, a stylist and tailor whose sartorial individualism of thirty years standing has made itself known in places as far flung as New York City, Tokyo and Firenze.

This Week I Ate... The Princess Victoria and Polpetto

William Sitwell | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

There is a lovely homely feel to Polpetto. So many restaurants I visit I leave knowing I won't bother to return, so spoilt we are in London for choice that there is no point wasting time on anything that is less than great.

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.

Five Reasons UK Creativity Is Vital

Tom Harvey | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

For all of us, the small ways we are creative everyday are a far more important part of our life than we think. The houses we live in, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the entertainment we consume, these are all creative decisions we make ourselves, they reflect our taste, our own creativity.

James Rhodes' One Man Classical Music Revolution Gathers Pace

Victoria Sadler | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It's not often that I get excited about a classical music concert. Too often they're staid and aloof. But it's all so different when James Rhodes is playing and this week sees him kicking off a packed schedule with a string of shows at Soho Theatre.

THE DEATH OF CRAFT

Tom Harvey | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

As a country, our creativity is our strongest card. Witness the number of contracts and awards we win around the world, our architecture, film, television, theatre, fine art, games, music and advertising punches far above its weight, we are a tiny island, but a huge creative force.

About Soho

Tom Harvey | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

From the early Huguenot crafts people to the celluloid film industry to today's global successes in digital effects, fashion, music and theatre, Soho remains an extraordinary place to live and work. If you're at all creative, then it's probably the best place to work in the world.

Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?

Sue Black | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sue Black

With an exhibition title like "Big Swinging Ovaries" it's probably obvious that artist Jess de Wahls is a feminist. What's less obvious is that "Big Swinging Ovaries" brings together art, feminism and recycling to create portraits of diverse female role models.

Why I Gave Up My Job as a Director to Become a Dominatrix

Jacky Donovan | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

As I indulge in this farcical cream cake throwing session with a well-known MP - a client with a choux fetish? - I reflect on what possessed me to leave my highly successful career as operations director to enjoy life as a dominatrix in charge of my very own London dungeon.

Review: Fleabag, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Holy Mother of God! Fleabag really is as good as they say. Winner of a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last month, the West-End transfer of this much-talked about show had me very excited. And boy did it deliver.

Review: James Rhodes, Soho Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The show itself was almost like a James Rhodes' mixtape - a collection of short pieces from a range of James' favourite composers. Indeed even the man himself hinted at such an approach when he stood up next to his piano and bashfully said that the theme he'd picked for the evening was "Love", surely the only true reason any mixtape has been made?

The London Novel Revived: 'Soho, 4am' by Nuala Casey

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Nuala Casey's debut novel set in London's famed bohemian quarter - concerns itself with four ordinary Londoners who get caught up in the cloying hysteria of 6 July 2005, the day Britain was announced as host of the Olympic Games. But as day breaks after a night of bacchanalia - the 4am in question - a day of infamy begins: 7/7, a date Londoners will never forget.

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

LOOK: Shirtless Prince Harry Entices Punters Into Gay Bar

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A London gay bar is luring in drinkers with a topless mural of Prince Harry. Visitors to Soho’s Manbar are greeted by the royal’s six pack and...

Explore London: What to Do, Where to Do it

Party Earth | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Party Earth

Visitors to a city as vast and far-reaching as London may find themselves at a loss in terms of which popular neighborhoods are most essential to visi...

Which Table-Dancing Tory Broke His Foot In Soho Fall?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

A Tory Minister has broken his foot table-dancing at a bar in London's Soho, according to his office. Mark Harper, the minister for Immigration, ha...

G8 Protester In Dramatic Rooftop Scuffle With Police

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

An anti-capitalist protester was dramatically restrained by police after teetering on the edge of a roof during G8 protests in Soho, London. The ma...

Violence Against Sex Workers 'Should Be Classed As A Hate Crime'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Violence against sex workers should be reclassified as a hate crime, a new report has said, claiming that the risks associated with prostitution have ...

Crossrail Is Changing London

Gareth Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK
Gareth Johnson

While additional traffic may be good news for businesses, for the gays and lesbians that form the foundation of Soho's sense of community there is a danger that in this commuter boom Soho could lose its sense of place and identity.

No Tables for You! The Rise of No Reservation Restaurants

Rory Natkiel | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Natkiel

Worn almost as a badge of pride by the likes of Bubble Dogs, Barrafina, Lobster Burger, MEATLiquor, Polpo, 10 Greek St and, of course, Dishoom, the no reservation policy might as well be a by-word for trendy, casual dining. It also means that if you get your timing wrong you could be waiting up to two hours to eat.

'You Are So Ugly... '

Robin Lee | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lee

About 12 months ago I became mildly fixated with people's use of the word 'ugly'. I began hearing it far too much, used not when describing buildings or cars, but other people. To me, if you describe anyone as ugly, you are the ugly one, cos you're ugly in your soul...

New Member Of House Of Lords In Twitter Gaffe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Internet pioneer Martha Lane Fox was left red-faced after tweeting details of her appointment to the House of Lords. The lastminute.com co-founder ...

Live Comedy Review - Tony Law's Maximum Nonsense at the Soho Theatre

Pete Strauss | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Surreal comedy treads a fine line; it either seems to work emphatically or leave the audience bemused and alienated.

The Power and the Glory: Carleen Anderson @ Ronnie Scott's, Soho, 8 January

Jason Holmes | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Petite and lithe, Carleen Anderson took the stage in a black gown and launched into a 90-minute set of jazz and gospel at the legendary London jazz club, and such was her vocal power, that in an instant we all forgot the ephemera of the day just gone.

Sam Simmons - About The Weather - Soho Theatre - 3 1/2 Stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Watching a man shake sandwich ham from his head without the aid of his hands is an experience that I won't forget in a hurry. Indeed going to see Sam...