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I won't make you wait - damn good is how it tastes! Damn good.

We found ourselves in Franco Manca last night to celebrate their first Michelin Star pizza created by Italy's youngest Michelin Chef, Martina Caruso. A topping of red piennolo tomatoes, thinly sliced roast potatoes and red onions as well as mozzarella (of course), capers, Nocellara del Belice black olives and fresh mint! It's title?  Special Edition Number 7.

The combination was in a word - stunning.

We munched our way through a couple of starters and sides too - well I say we, I mean mostly I as my newly vegan counterpart had to forgo anything cheese related which left me to take one for the team and eat a whole mozzarella ball - I'm not actually complaining.

 

Wonderfully, Franco Manca was more than happy to bring out a vegan version of the Special Edition Number 7 so no problems there if, like her you have decided vegan is the route for you! One thing to note though for both vegans and anyone with an intolerance - they don't have any milk alternative for coffee here, which surprised me but there you go - it will by no means ruin your meal but worth knowing.

I have also found a whole new appreciation for Aperol Spritz topped off with an olive and an orange slice. So good, I think it will be my summer drink of choice!

Walk tall. Flex your muscles. Talk in a deep voice. Do you feel like a real man now?

Wellcome Collection’s next late night event on 7 April will be wrestling with emotions and exploring the complex science of masculinity. Artists and experts will sit alongside drag kings and choirs to challenge every assumption about what it means to be macho, from the celebratory to the damaging.

Event highlights include:

  • BROMANCE, a rolling drag king cabaret curated by Milk Presents, with live performance from LoUiS CYfer, The Great White Males, and many more special guests. Visitors can create their own king persona with costumes, packing materials, make-up and expert advice on tap throughout the night.
  • Real Men Used to Cry: an expert talk busting the myths about men and emotion, tracing the history of male mental distress and challenging the dominant depictions of masculinity.
  • Talks from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project and the GREAT Men Initiative, two organisations seeking to tackle negative and damaging manifestations of masculinity in our society.
  • Pop-up choir performances by Chaps Choir and barbershop group Capital Chorus, artist-led making activities and interactive games inspired by real testosterone research.
  • A long table discussion on why femininity in a male body can be so threatening and an interactive experience from Wellcome Collection’s youth programme, RawMinds, created in collaboration with award-winning theatre company non zero one.

This is a special late-night event and the bar will be open all night. The majority of activities are drop-in but some talks and activities require booking. Online booking will be available from 11.00 on Friday 31 March.

Macho? will take place on Friday 7 March 2017, 19.00-23.00 at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE.

 

kings-cross-bar and block 50% offIsn't Kings Cross just THE BEST at the moment? So many great openings in such a short space of time - it's certianly one of our top 5 hang outs in London at the moment.

And now the newest of the bunch,  Bar + Block Steakhouse are offering a tempting 50% off to new lunchtime diners! This place is so new we don't even have a proper picture of it yet- you have to make do with an artist's representation.

So for the full details -

Enjoy 50% off your total food bill between 12-2pm from 29th November until 4th December. Tuck in to sensational steaks and sip on craft beers and creative cocktails ahead of the bar and restaurant’s official opening on 5th December. Limited spaces are available for this fantastic lunchtime soft opening offer, so book quickly to secure your spot here.

Steak aficionados will be invited to explore an ever-changing selection of cuts from classics to signatures on the Butcher’s Block. Guests can also look forward to sharers like chicken wings with raspberry and Tabasco sauce, decadent mains including slow-cooked pork belly, beef short rib and handmade burgers; or lighter dishes such as flattened grilled chicken on a salad of rocket and heritage tomatoes.

Bar + Block Steakhouse, 26-30 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1 9AA

 

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We are massive Everyman fans and were stoked (now there's a word you no longer hear) to realise that a little mini me Everyman (Everyman on the Corner) was popping up in Kings Cross.

Everyman is getting ready in good time for the opening of it's three screen mega cinema in the soon to be completed Coal Drops Yard. Coal Drops is the last large chunk of the beautiful redevelopment plans in Kings Cross and which will be finished in 2018.

Right now though pop to this Everyman on the Corner for a intimate experience with just 32 seats. The pop-up shows three films a day and you can expect The BFG, Ab Fab, and the rather disturbing Neon Demon on the bill currently.

Opens until the end of 2017
Plimsoll Building, Handyside Street, London, N1C 4UR
www.everymancinema.com

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The famous public St. Pancras piano, donated to the station by Sire Elton John himself is to be used in free week-long bid to reignite passion for music!

One of London’s top piano teachers will be giving free lessons to people of any ability for five days from Monday 23rd May, on St. Pancras station’s public piano. With millions of pounds cut from Arts Council England’s budget in recent years, the hope is to inspire more people to consider music.

A musical initiative by London-based professional services matchmaking company www.Bidvine.com will see one of the capital’s top piano teachers teaching members of the public of all ages and abilities how to play the piano – for free, in a bid to shine a light on the lack of funding for the arts and inspire people to discover a passion for music.

According to figures released in late 2015, Arts Council England has had its government grant cut by 36 per cent since 2010 ‘and is likely to face further squeezes’.

More than fifty percent of young children were taking part in activities like learning to play a musical instrument in 2010, with the number now having fallen to just one in three.

The lessons will take place at the world-famous St. Pancras piano, from Monday 23rd until Friday 27th May. The 15 minute long lessons can be booked online via http://blog.bidvine.com/piano-st-pancras and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

There are four sessions available between 11am and 12pm every day of the week and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Teacher Barbara De Biasi is the founder of Fireworks Music School and studied at the Royal College of Music. Fireworks is one of the best rated music schools on Bidvine, and Barbara is donating her time as an initiative partner.

Fireworks Music School is an independent institution based in London, which teaches all classical instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, cello, violin and singing. The school has more than 300 students and 100 teachers, hand-selected from the most prestigious music conservatoires in the world, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

To book, those interested need simply to enter their name, email address and preferred day and time of their free lesson. When successfully booked in, they will receive a confirmation email back.