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Kreutzer Sonata

ASPECT Foundation presents ‘Tolstoy and Music: Kreutzer Sonata’, 6th February 2014

Renowned violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky and acclaimed pianist and former BBC Radio 3 presenter Iain Burnside will perform with the lauded Czech string ensemble The Zemlinsky Quartet in another wonderful ‘Music in Context’ concert presented by the ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts. The evening will explore Tolstoy’s inspiration for his controversial novel, which was inspired [...]

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Book & Kitchen Christmas Shopping Evening - Around the World in 80 Gifts

‘Around the World in 80 Gifts’ at Book & Kitchen on 7th November

Right in time for the Christmas-present buying season – yes, it’s that time of year again! – Notting Hill’s excellent Book & Kitchen will be hosting their first ever Christmas Shopping Evening on 7th November 2013, from 5.30pm to 9pm. As well as Book & Kitchen’s own delights – they stock the best in classic [...]

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Portobello Voices

Portobello Voices Review

Many of you will have heard of a new book called Portobello Voices which tells the tale – in each subject’s own words – of many of the characters that exist in and around Portobello Market. I was rather excited to be able to pick up a copy from the book’s launch last week at The 20th [...]

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New book for visitors to Notting Hill!

We (okay, I) here at The Guide to Notting Hill have been rather busy recently. Not only has there been a re-design (and big update) to make this site to make it easier to use (and to provide more information), I’ve also been beavering away to create an e-book for visitors to the Notting Hill [...]

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Guttersnipe by Ronnie Rainbow – the true story of a young Portobello Market worker during WWII

Those interested in the history of Notting Hill and its wonderful Portobello Market may be very interested to hear about a book covering the real life experiences of a young boy who worked at the vegetable market during World War II, and his eventful life post-evacuation. Guttersnipe tells the story of Jack Dawkins, a streetwise [...]

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