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If you ever needed a reason to visit Shoreditch in London’s east end, new restaurant Andina is it. Dreamed up by restaurateur Martin Morales, founder of Ceviche in Soho, Andina opened at the beginning of December and serves healthy cuisine inspired by Peruvian dishes from the Andes region.
Detail of Pussy Riot, Punk Prayer ‘Mother of God, put Putin away’, 2012, high definition digital video, Courtesy the artist and Prudential Eye Awards Continue reading
Twenty Asian artists have been shortlisted for this year’s Prudential Eye Awards with the awards ceremony commencing on 18th January 2014 in Suntec City, Singapore.
Blackfoot Continue reading
Ever-popular Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell has welcomed a new pork-inspired restaurant in December. Tom Ward, who spent five years as operations manager at locally-sourced fast-food chain Leon, has opened neighbourhood restaurant Blackfoot to explore his attachment to all things porcine.
DISCO Continue reading
The biggest party of the year is just around the corner. That’s right, New Year’s Eve is the one night you are sure to stay up into the early hours of the morning and toast the night away with a few glasses of bubby. But in a bustling city like London, there are sometimes just too many choices. So to make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of the top spots to countdown this year.
Detail of Winnie Mandela surrounded by supporters as she leaves the supreme court in Johannesburg in 1986, after challenging a court order banning her from her home, Photograph: Alf Kumalo/AP Continue reading
This week’s roundup of art news | 7th – 13th December
Hixter, Credit: Jason Lowe Continue reading
New chicken and steak venue Hixter opened recently in Devonshire Square, following on from the success of Tramshed, owned by the same company HIX Restaurants. Located in the OId East India Company warehouse, the basement will house Mark’s Bar which will serve a range of cocktails old and new.
Steam & Rye, Grand Central Continue reading
Enter an era of glamour, decadence and idealism at the newly opened Steam & Rye, a bar and restaurant inspired by America’s Gilded Age. Offering live music and dancing with a classic Americana theme, Steam & Rye is the latest venture from London entrepreneur Nick House and British model Kelly Brook.
Matt Smith (Patrick Bateman) and the company of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre. Photographer Manuel Harlan. Continue reading
Casting for new thriller musical ‘American Psycho’ has been announced with Doctor Who star Matt Smith taking the lead role. The musical will be based at the Almeida Theatre with collaboration from Headlong – one of the leading UK theatre companies.
The Chocolate Festival Continue reading
Although December is full of jolly spirit, entertaining markets and festive celebrations, there is one festival that has caught our eye. Returning for its 10th year, The Chocolate Festival promotes the exceptional and exciting chocolatiers available in the UK and Europe in a weekend of fun events, talks, demonstrations and masterclasses.
A view of the installation by Laure Prouvost, Peter Muhly/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Continue reading
This week’s roundup of art news | 30th November – 6th December
The Rum Kitchen, Carnaby Continue reading
London’s Soho is getting an exciting new addition to its lively streets. Following the success of Caribbean restaurant and bar The Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill, The Rum Group will be launching a second site on December 9 in Kingly Court.
Detail of Joan Miro, Untitled, 1968, Credit Gildens Art Gallery Continue reading
One of the biggest fairs of the year, the London Art Fair returns in January 2014 for its 26th edition. Taking place from the 15 -19 January at the Business Design Centre in Islington, it is the leading destination for Modern British and contemporary art and we have had a little sneak peak at what is new at the fair this year.