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Battlestar Helvetica – When Two Cults Mix

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Have I Got News for You – tickets available today

Update: The procedure has changed since the below was written. Click on the link for the latest details of how to request tickets to see Have I Got News for You being recorded Point your web browser towards: http://www.hattrick.co.uk/tickets/index_tickets.php and

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The Handsomest Room in Town

On the 28th March 1859, a new Music Hall opened in the East End of London – and on the 29th March 2009 it opened again to the public for an afternoon of free visits. Wilton’s Music Hall is the

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Visit a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Just received an update that an additional date has been added to the public tours of the JET fusion reactor near Oxford – for the evening of 17th June 2009. The tours start at 6:30pm and are free – and

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Handel’s Messiah @ Leicester Square

I have just had this via an email from the Foundling Museum – the first ever broadcast of a live choral concert into cinemas. As tickets to  King’s College Chapel in Cambridge tend to drive credit cards to suicide, this

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Proposals for Post-Crossrail development at TCR

A brief comment has been released on part of the redevelopment proposals for the land which will be cleared as a result of the Crossrail developments at Tottenham Court Road tube station. As the buildings on the corner will be

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Researchers find shocking result from survey

Poor customer service leads to loss of customers Professor Tor W. Andreassen and associate professor Line Lervik Olsen of BI Norwegian School of Management have carried out a broad-ranging study of 899 bank customers to see how good and bad

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A weekly newsletter is launched

After a bit of a delay, I have today launched my new weekly listings guide newsletter. This is an email which will be sent out henceforth every Wednesday and lists the events occurring for the forthcoming week, starting on the

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London photography competition

I have just received the periodic email from Somerset House, which lists the things they have on each month and they are featuring an exhibition of photos of London taken by one Richard Bryant, a noted photographer. Apart from the

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Last chance for a tour of The London Library

I have received correspondence today from a reader advising me that the monthly tours of the amazing London Library will end this very weekend due to ongoing building works in the building. The Library aquired new property next door and

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The DLR’s Brief History of The Docklands

Somehow missed this, but the DLR has published A Brief History of Time the Docklands as a station by station guide. The booklet, some 28 pages long gives 2-3 paragraphs to the history of the area which each station is

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The last Thameslink train from Moorgate

Yesterday evening, the very last ever Thameslink train to leave Moorgate station – did indeed leave Moorgate station. Being the last train, loads of train geeks turned up to be able to tell their grandchildren “yes, son – I did

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Who is Winston Churchill?

Just had the BBC London local lunchtime news on the telly, and in the clip about the BNP using images of Winston Churchill on their leaflets, which has understandably caused a bit of a stir, the news-clip voiceover then went

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Scientific collectables at Christie’s

It is probably a tiny bit naughty, but one often overlooked free event is to go to the viewing days at auction houses and have a look at the items being sold. A really good one is coming up shortly

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Why you should avoid safari parks

An excellent viral video for your entertainment.

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