If you’re feeling a little fed up with February then why not shake off the dust with a good old fashioned laugh at The Finborough Arms in Earls Court?
Twice as Nice Comedy continues its run putting on further comedy nights in the Comedy Cellar, with a mixture of big name T.V. and up-and-coming comedians.
Thursday 19 February – Nick Revell, Peter White, Trodd en Bratt, Sy Thomas and Sam Deards (MC)
Thursday 19 March – Pat Cahill, Sofie Hagen, Henry Von Stifle, Katie Lane and Sam Deards (MC)
Thursday 16 April – Alfie Brown, Sarah Bennetto, Saskia Preston, Sam Deards and Bobby Freeman (MC)
The Finborough Arms serve a rotating range of beers and ciders from independent producers and hold true to their motto above the door – GREAT BEER.
The appropriately-named wine merchant Andy Muscat of New Generation Wines is a great friend of the pub and supplies them with a fantastic list of Old and New World wines of which they’re very proud.
There are eight hand pumps serving traditional cask ales and scrumpy ciders. Current favourite local breweries include Portobello, Windsor & Eton and Twickenham and a recent fave, Moncada. They also source ale from much further afield. They always serve at least one dark beer. Real ciders come from Somerset and are driven directly from the farms who produce them.
Imported keg beers include the mighty Lagunitas IPA from California and König Pilsner and Kostrizer Black Lager from Germany. Also on offer British beers on keg from progressive local brewers such as Fourpure of Bermondsey.
Right next door is Firezza who make some of the best wood fire pizzas in London. Their extensive menu is available to Finborough customers. They handle everything and serve you delicious pizza at your table. Perfect with a pint!
The Earls Court Community Trust is putting on their next chamber music concert for Earl’s Court residents on Thursday 19 February at St Cuthbert’s.
This is the third year of ‘Music for the Seasons’ concerts which aim to bring together music and literature and the lives of literary and musical people. Local support for the concerts has been wonderful, especially the last concert where they had a record attendance. Everyone said they enjoyed being in St Cuthbert’s with its special atmosphere and wonderful acoustics.
This one-off Valentine’s concert illuminates the work of the revered German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. Readings from his letters to lifelong lover and friend, Lou Andreas Salome and of his poetry are juxtaposed with settings of his Sonnets to Orpheus for soprano, cello and piano and Schoenberg’s transcendent Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) which tells through music the story of a jeopardised relationship made whole through love.
Featuring: Maya Levy, soprano Miriam Kramer, violin Mayda Narvey, cello Charis Hanning, piano Karl Moffat, actor
Followed by drinks reception. All are welcome.
Admission at the door £9. Over 60 and concessions £7. Under 26 free.
St Cuthbert’s Church 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court, SW5 9EB
Thursday 19 February 2015 7.30pm
Coffee House Poetry: The Troubadour – Earls Court Life
Posted by Caroline Lofts
The Troubadour in Earls Court presents The Magic of Realism: Neruda, Vallejo & Paz with C.l. Dallat (In The Gallery).
I’ll die in Paris in a shower of rain/ On a day I already remember (Vallejo); Hammers pound there above/ pulverized voices/ from the top of the afternoon (Paz); Taut and dry Spain was/ a day’s drum of dull sound (Neruda)…
Discover three major Latin American poets (in translation), all three major world artists engaging with the local and universal, each from a particular perspective, Peruvian, Chilean or Mexican, yet all approachable, immediate, profoundly influential: a chance to spend Sunday in Santiago, Lima, Mexico City, the world…
With Cahal Dallat, poet, musician & critic, b. Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, has written on contemporary poetry for Guardian, TLS, Poetry Review, Wasafiri, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry London & The North (among others): a regular contributor toSaturday Review (BBC R4) over the past 15 years, he has won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition & his latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff, 2009).
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court presents the European premiere of Pig Girl.
“I’ve got a life, and I’m gonna keep it.”
A new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, and part of its Winter Season of 20 Premieres, the European premiere of Pig Girl by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy.
Inspired by real events.
For eighty-five minutes, a Killer holds a Dying Woman captive in a secluded barn. Their names say it; there is no escaping the horrific conclusion.
In the empty space on either side are the Dying Woman’s Sister and a Police Officer. Their action spans nine years as the sister beats her head against a police force agonizingly slow to investigate the disappearance of marginalized sex workers.
The play gives a fictional victim’s story back to her as she fights to refuse the inevitable. It will not help her, but her heroic defiance gives voice to thousands of women whose lives or spirits have been lost to violence.
Pig Girl received its world premiere in November 2013 in a hugely controversial production at Theatre Network in Edmonton, Alberta. It recently won Canada’s prestigious Carol Bolt Award, sponsored by Playwrights Canada Press, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and Playwrights Guild of Canada, for the best new by a Playwrights Guild of Canada member that has premiered in the past year.
Sundays and Mondays, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 January, 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 February 2015
Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm.
Performance Length: Approximately 90 minutes with no interval.
O’Neills has had a Christmas makeover and has re-emerged as the brand new and very spiffy looking Bolton. It’s a fine addition to the public houses in Earls Court and the addition of an extended burger menu could not go without mention. A three-cheese burger you say? Don’t mind if I do. Or maybe I should just slather a classic with some bacon jam? Pork & chorizo burger with pig’s cheek & pickle mayo! West Country beef, smoked bacon, dolcelatte cheese & avocado!
It is all looking rather positive at first glance.
Ever since Langan’s closed it’s doors I have been missing a good Sunday Roast and The Bolton claims to have filled the gap with their Sunday Best. I’ve been longing for somewhere close by to take care of me on a wintery Sunday, a day where you need mountainous Yorkshire puds, goose-fat potatoes and no washing up. A well-crafted pint and a board game or two and I’m yours. Or theirs. Or there. Yes, I’m there.
Along with the Sunday Roasts there are some weekday standards; Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash. But also a few unexpected but none-the-less comforting dishes like Mushrooms on Toast and Slow cooked BBQ beef short rib.
Desserts look to be dangerous, Chocolate praline profiteroles, Salted caramel & chocolate cheesecake, Sticky toffee pudding. If these are made in-house then we are in for some very sweet treats indeed.
They are taking bookings for Christmas Day so if you find yourself still searching for a spot nearby The Bolton may just have you covered.