May 25

STAR WARS™ IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION by Paul Vates

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  At O2 CENTRE, LONDON A long time ago (40 years to be precise) in a galaxy far, far away (Leeds in Yorkshire) I was a teenager seeking inspiration and hope. Manchester United had just beaten Liverpool in the FA Cup Final, the country was preparing itself for street parties due to the Queen’s Silver …

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May 24

Saturday Brunchin’ at Gaucho

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The Electro Brunch Menu is back with a bang and Gaucho have ensured all your brunchin’ needs are met. Every Saturday across nine of their sites, customers can treat themselves to a two hour session of unlimited Gaucho food and drink, yes, that means two whole hours of Gaucho steak on tap. If that’s not all, the menu …

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May 24

Father’s Day is fast approaching…

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  And here we all are scratching our heads wondering what on earth to get ‘him indoors’ that isn’t the same old thing yet again. Socks or tie? Well, we can’t turn him into James Bond (and anyway he thinks he already is). Neither can we buy him a car with an ejector seat and …

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May 24

Festival Fun: Jane Cable puzzles over how best to publicise a local event

I don’t know if it’s just me, but as a writer I’ve become so locked into digital marketing that asking me to promote something tangible and local leaves me scratching my head. Although Chindi Authors were always going to run a series of events at this summer’s Festival of Chichester I hadn’t really envisaged joining …

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May 23

World Gin Day Saturday 10th June by Milly Adams

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  Try some new exotic flavoured gins from Halewood Wines & Spirits – to celebrate Gin Day. They really do slip down rather smoothly – I know, I’ve tried them. These new and evocative handcrafted gins really do work well on a lovely summer day, or, in fact on a dismal cool one. OK. OK. …

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May 23

OSCAR’S BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED  by Milly Adams

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  (L to R) James Ashton, Claudia Winkleman, winning author Rachel Bright, Princess Beatrice of York and Viveka Alvestrand attend Oscar's Book Prize 2017 in association with the London Evening Standard at The Ned on May 15, 2017 in London, England. 
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  Rachel Bright and Jim Field announced as winners of Oscar’s Book Prize 2017 for “The Koala Who Could”     The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field was announced as the winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2017. Chosen from a shortlist of five titles in a search for the best book …

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May 23

Michael Rowan pops in to watch a pop up opera

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Michael is not only an occasional contributor to Frost on gin review matters, but the organiser of the annual Chesham Lowndesbourne – The Town Picnic: a programme of opera and classical music. I’ve been there and loved it, so why not hussle him off with Paul to get his take on The Secret Marriage? Over to Michael …

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May 23

THEATRE REVIEW by Paul Vates

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  -Up Opera’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) by Domenico Cimarosa   at Christchurch C of E Church, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire   “…a wonderful and safe introduction to opera.”     The audience came pre-prepared. Most had had picnics beforehand in the adjoining church hall, as though it were a normal Saturday event.   The bubbly …

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