Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kids – Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Face painting, Monkey Music, soft play from Gambados and an enchanted forest are some of the fun frolics to be had at the Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party this year.

Image Courtesy of Starlight Boutique Face Painting

Image Courtesy of Starlight Boutique Face Painting

Suitable for babies and children under four the event is being sponsored by Wholefoods which means some yummy pack lunches for the little one’s to tuck into if they’re hungry.

Entertainment will be provided by Hartbeeps of Show Reel Events – The Party Organisers, Monkey Music, Gambado, Barefoot Books and Starlight Boutique Face Painting. There will also be tombola prizes and some serious homemade cake action.

A family ticket (up to 2 adults and two children from the same family) costs £5, with all proceeds going to NCT. Each ticket includes one lunch box and there will be a goody bag for the first 100 families to arrive on the day.

Cheeky Monkey Tea Party
30th August
Holland Park Sports Field

£5 Book Tickets

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Music for a Summer’s Evening in Earls Court

Posted by Caroline Lofts

St Philip’s Church puts on another lovely musical event in the heart of Earls Court.

Enjoy a delightful concert of arias and instrumental music, old and new, by Monteverdi, Bach, Faure, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Previn with readings.

Performances by Elena Ferrari (soprano), Gisela Meyer (piano), and Mayda Narvey (cello) start at 7.30pm on 3rd August and will be followed by a drinks reception. Everyone is welcome.

Tickets at the door £8. Seniors and concessions £6. Under 26 free.

 

St Philip’s Church
Earls Court Road, Earls Court, W8 6QH

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Earls Court Fringe at the Drayton Arms

Earls Court Fringe at the Drayton Arms

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Earls Court doesn’t just have the one ‘theatah’ darling, we have two!

Yes, for some very intimate fringe theatre you can head upstairs at The Drayton Arms to a tiny playhouse where some of London’s finest upcoming actors and playwrights put on a show just for you, and 42 other people.

Shows run Tuesdays through Saturdays and begin promptly at 8pm each evening and 7.30pm on weekends. This gives you ample time to partake in a pre-theatre dinner which you can book ahead of time and enjoy in the downstairs dining room. Food is freshly prepared in the on site kitchen and there is a good wine list to complement your meal.

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Running until the 10th August you can catch a performance of Treatment, a play written and directed by Raymond Kym-Suttle. A dark comedy about the drama that comes with having a family the tagline reads, ‘Time to teach an old dad new tricks. If you’ve got family, you’ll relate.’

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here. General admission is £10 in advance.

The Drayton Arms Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, SW5 0LJ
020 7835 2301

 

 

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Earls Court beach Party

Earls Court Beach Party at The Prince of Wales

Posted by Caroline Lofts

If you, like me are suffering a staycation then worry not, Earls Court is bringing the beach to you…

On the 2nd August The Prince of Wales Pub is going tropical. There’ll be sun, there’ll be sand, there’ll definitely be Hawaiian shirts and some tropical shooters to boot.

And this is all in aid of a good cause as much of the proceeds go straight to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The staff at Prince of Wales throw a themed bash annually and really get into the spirit of things. They are encouraging punters to come dressed accordingly and the whole thing kicks off at 7pm.

See you there? I’ll be the one wearing the hula skirt…

 

The Prince of Wales
14 Lillie Rd, Earls Court, SW6 1TU
020 7385 7441
Mon-Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun:  11:00 am – 10:30 pm

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Atlas Pub Earls Court

The Atlas Pub – Earls Court

Posted by Caroline Lofts

The Atlas is one of Earls Court’s more traditional public houses. With a long central bar that separates eating and drinking areas and quaint walled garden at the side the decor has retained many of its original interior features without holding onto the musty old carpets and slot machines of pubs gone by. Creaky wooden flooring keeps cool in the summer and feels cosy in the winter. Leather sofas and old school chairs are dotted around low coffee and side tables and you will always find a good selection of newspapers to peruse with your pint.

Atlas Pub Earls Court

While some pubs are happy to trade on beer, nuts and a nod to nourishment, The Atlas decided to take it up a notch by offering some of the best food in the area. So packed are their Sunday lunchtimes that you sometimes need to book two to three weeks in advance.

Try a Scaloppine ‘di vitelo’ deep fried veal rump, watercress and radish salad with crème fraiche and paprika, and you’ll see what I mean. The grilled yellow fin tuna with new potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, green beans & anchovy dressing is to die for. And with dessert they don’t disappoint but I always favour their profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.

And with such food one does tend to thirst a little. The Atlas has a generous and well thought out wine list ( they play host to the London Wine Academy Wine Workshops, but that’s another post…) and four ales on tap at any one time from a range of hand picked British breweries.

Aren’t we lucky to have so much of the world on our doorstep…

The Atlas Pub
16 Seagrave Rd, Earls Court, SW6 1RX
020 7385 9129
Mon-Sat: 12-11pm, Sun: 12-10.30pm

 

 

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