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Supper Club at The Mosaic Rooms - Earls Court Life

Supper Club at The Mosaic Rooms – Earls Court Life

Posted by Caroline Lofts

The Mosaic Rooms in Earls Court continues their supper club programme with an introduction to Syrian cuisine hosted by Nada Saleh.

The supper club series aims to celebrate the cooking and stories that surround food from the diverse Middle Eastern cultures found in London. This particular evening with Nada Saleh will focus on the aromatic spices and flavours found in Syrian cuisine. With stories, discussions and demonstrations, guests will have the opportunity to learn about and sample the authentic taste of Damascus and Aleppo whilst surrounded by the beautiful and emotive paintings of Syrian artist Lawand in the current exhibition.

Nada Saleh was born in Beirut and has travelled extensively in the Middle East. In addition to being a cookery writer (her first book, The Fragrance of the Earth, was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Cookery Book of the Year award), she is a trained nutritionist and a member of The Wine Society. She is the author of Seductive Flavours of the Levant (also shortlisted for the Andre Simon Cookery Book of the Year award), New Flavours of the Lebanese Table and Fresh Moroccan. She lives in London and was a regular at Books for Cooks in Notting Hill where her cookery demonstrations were always sell-outs.

The event will take place at The Mosaic Rooms in the main exhibition room.

Tickets: £30 (includes three course meal of cold dishes with wine and soft drinks). Limited to 20 people

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Supper Club at The Mosaic Rooms - Earls Court Life

The Mosaic Rooms
A.M. Qattan Foundation
Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road
London SW5 0SW
Telephone:
020 7370 9990
Office hours during exhibitions
Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm
Opening hours during exhibitions:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm

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Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour - Earls Court Life

Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour – Earls Court Life

Posted by Caroline Lofts

This Wednesday 14th November at The Troubadour, Earls Court, there is a lovely line up of Folktastic Fusion that’ll fill your ears to bursting – in a nice way!

Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour - Earls Court Life

Richard Anderson

Mr Anderson will be headlining the evening with his band The Émigrés in celebration of a new album, Up Before Dark. Born and raised in Annan, Dumfriesshire, Richard Anderson took up the guitar in his final year at school and, after to moving to Glasgow, started playing on the city’s 1990’s guitar band scene. He is a fixture on the capital’s live circuit whether it be playing his blend of melodic country/folk/rock at the 12-Bar Club or The Troubadour. The song may not remain the same but the focus remains the song.

Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour - Earls Court Life

Frances Mckevitt

In her own words:

If you hail from Liverpool the old saying goes: you’ll either become a comedian (school clown), a footballer (didn’t have the legs) or a musician. Having lost my musical virginity to Elvis at the unfashionable age of ten, my next musical epiphany was at sixteen. Spellbound by a motley crew of hippy Christians and their inspirational songs, I determined to possess that goose-bump magic too.

Joining a commune on my seventeenth birthday, l spent the next ten years travelling the world with guitar in hand, and like any self-respecting troubadour, sang for my daily bread and a place to rest my head. Songwriters are rather like magpies, we steal a bit from here, borrow a little influence from there, mix it all up and make it our own.

Melodic Folk Hits The Troubadour - Earls Court Life

Eikelyn

Mysterious and lovelorn soul-jazz-folk fusion is delivered with conviction by Eikelyn (full name is Anne Sofie Eike Strandheim), a Danish singer/songwriter based in London. Playful yet graceful, a performance not to be missed.

The Troubadour Café & Club
265 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 9JA
020 7341 6333
 

 

 

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Unscorched @ The Finborough - Earls Court Life

Unscorched @ The Finborough – Earls Court Life

Posted by Caroline Lofts

Well, now that all the frivolity of Halloween has passed and Earls Court has emerged relatively unscathed it’s time to move on to some more serious business.

The Finborough Theatre has some unmissable plays for you to take in this month.

Unscorched @ The Finborough - Earls Court Life

Unscorched Tuesday, 29 October – Saturday, 23 November 2013

The winner of the  fifth Papatango New Writing Prize in partnership with the Finborough Theatre, Unscorched tells the tale of Tom.

Tom spends all his days surfing the net…

Because Tom works in child protection.

Faced with watching recordings of the most unforgivable crimes on a daily basis, in a job that barely anyone else can endure, Tom struggles to retain his humanity. Meeting Emily might just mean his life has changed for the better, but when your entire working life is spent watching the most terrible of crimes, can you ever go home and say “I love you”?

It is estimated that there are 50,000 – 60,000 regular viewers of child pornography in the UK alone. With reports of footage of abuse rising by 42% in the last six months, Unscorched examines the impact on those analysts confronting such footage every day.

Tackling an important and taboo subject with sensitivity, humour and courage, and chosen from more than 500 entries to win this year’s Papatango New Writing Prize, Luke Owen’s first play reveals a dramatist of exceptional promise.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald

Also playing is Lee Harvey Oswald, a Finborough Theatre commission, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – with an special additional performance on Friday, 22 November at 12.30pm at the exact time of the assassination.

Dallas, Texas. 12.30pm. Friday, 22 November 1963. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated.

Approximately 70 minutes later, assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested.

48 hours later, Lee Harvey Oswald himself was murdered.

Told through the eyes of Oswald’s wife and mother, coupled with extracts from the Warren Commission’s report, we follow the unsettled drifting life of Lee Harvey Oswald – his loveless marriage to his Russian wife, his challenging relationship with his mother and his pathological hatred of Kennedy’s life and achievements. Oswald had the means, motive and opportunity, but did he even do it? Could a man who never did anything on his own murder a President?

Showing Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and 22 November 2013

 

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