TangoRojo Festival Five
Thursday 16th May – Sunday 19th May 2013
Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, W2 3SH (on 16th & 19th May)
Bloomsbury House 2-3 Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2RL (on 17th & 18th May)
The 5th edition of London’s most artistic Tango festival organised by Rojo y Negro Tango club. This year the amazing program includes a variety of 15 Tango workshops with well known Tango maestros from Argentina: Anibal Lautaro and Valeria Masside, Pibe Avellaneda and Alberto Goldberg. Live music by quarteto Tanguedad and guest musicians.
Tango painter Deborah Essas will exhibit her Tango paintings and Tangomode will have run their Tango boutique during Friday and Saturday. During 4 exciting Tango evenings (milongas) there will be special program of performances and guests DJs will make sure to play only the most exciting Tango music from all eras.
The event is run in 2 beautiful Tango venues. Advance bookings recommended; prices from £6.
Thomas Keneally In Coversation with Susannah Herbert
6.45pm for 7.15pm, Wednesday 5th June 2013
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA
To mark the publication of Thomas Keneally’s Daughters of Mars, the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler’s Ark will be in conversation with Susannah Herbert at The 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill.
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published over thirty books since. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize four times and is best known for his novel Schindler’s Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and inspired Stephen Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film, Schindler’s List. His novels have also been dramatised (The Playmaker) and he has penned several works of non-fiction, including his boyhood memoir Homebush Boy, The Commonwealth of Thieves and Australians. His latest book, The Daughters of Mars, follows the fortunes of two country girls during the First World War.
Thomas Keneally lives in Sydney with his wife and daughters and is over in the UK for a month-long tour, so don’t miss this opportunity! There will also be a chance to purchase copies of Keneally’s books and he will be signing after the event.
All proceeds from the event are in support of First Story’s creative-writing programme for young people attending challenging UK secondary schools.
Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased online at www.firststory.org.uk/2013/04/30/an-evening-with-thomas-keneally.
Afternoon Tea with Cherry Menlove
3.30pm – 5.30pm, Monday 24th June 2013
Le Cafe Anglais, 8 Porchester Gardens W2 4DB
Afternoon tea at this wonderful venue with blogger and crafter Cherry Menlove! More details at Join crafter extraordinaire Cherry Menlove and the Sainsbury’s magazine team for afternoon tea.
Mad Hatter’s Cabaret
7pm, Wednesday 26th June 2013
The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
The newly revamped Mad Hatters’ Cabaret will be taking place at Notting Hill’s famous Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 on Wednesday, 26th June 2013.
This fabulous millinery and fashion extravaganza, produced by Jane Goodey Carlton, will showcase the latest collections from some of the UK’s renowned milliners and designers.
This exciting event, which is being held in aid of The Children’s Trust, will start at 7pm with a cocktail and canapés reception. The spectacular Mad Hatters’ Cabaret will then follow, with wine and bowl food served after the show.
The evening will feature some special guests, including American soul singer Pearly Gates as compere, Miss Diva K, with character actors from Ugly Models. Sotheby’s Adrian Biddell will conduct a special charity auction. Headpiece by Louis Mariette, Stuart Weston Photography
The Mad Hatters’ Cabaret is an evening of entertainment not to be missed! Tickets at £85 are available to book now: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/madhatters. For further information and advertising enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gigs & Club Nights
Various locations in Notting Hill
Check out the following venues which hold regular concerts, comedy and club nights plus other events – latest listings on their websites:
Notting Hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ)
The Cobden (170 Kensal Road, W10 5BN)
The Tabernacle (35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, W11 2AY)
Blagclub Notting Hill (68 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3HT)
Notting Hill Mayfest
Annual arts festival taking place in mid- to late-May each year offering a very varied programme, including music, opera, theatre, dance, lectures, film and much more. Full details on the Notting Hill Mayfest website.
Notting Hill Carnival
The Carnival takes place over the last weekend of August – of course! See our dedicated Notting Hill Carnival page.
Portobello Film Festival
This independent film festival showcases a very wide variety of films, based around a different theme this year. All screenings are completely free. More details on their website: Portobello Film Festival.