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Today in London: Thursday 29 November 2012

By | Published on Thursday 22 November 2012

Ross Noble

Coldplay’s Chris Martin et al are today exhibiting original ‘Mylo Xyloto’ LP art, created by graffiti artist Paris, at Camden’s Proud Galleries. The idea is to sell it – canvases, prints, to-scale graffiti wall (as features on ‘Mylo Xyloto’ sleeves and promo photos) and all – to the public, with all profits going to Kids Company. Details of that here, and read on to look at what else is going on in London this Thursday 29 Nov…


Valentino – Master Of Couture, Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, 29 Nov – 3 Mar 2013
Somerset House pays its fashionable respects to Valentino’s life and times in three phases… paying clientele begin with a viewing of the Italian designer’s personal photo archive; moving on to a catwalk of over 100 couture gowns custom cut to once suit Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow; and last of all an expose of the intricacies of couture-craft through specially-commissioned films giving a behind-the-scenes look at the Valentino atelier. Plus talks, screenings and related mini-events, details of which are here.


David Hoyle & Richard Thomas – Merrie Hell, Downstairs at Soho Theatre, 29 Nov – 5 Jan 2013
‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ composer Richard Thomas partners with avant garde artiste David ‘The Divine’ Hoyle to serve a brash, Christmassy cabaret banquet of “tangerines, tinsel, telly, tears and terror”. Standard and premium tickets via this link.


Ross Noble – Mindblender, Hammersmith Apollo, 29 Nov – 1 Dec (pictured)
The brain-scrobbling Ross Noble hasn’t toured in two years, but he’s doing so again now, and it’s going to be great. As I write this, tickets are still available for three dates he’s playing at the Hammersmith Apollo. It’s a real live comedy miracle.


Book Slam presents… Stephen K Amos,  The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, 29 Nov
Literary club comperes Book Slam edit a night special for several reasons. First, it’s the publication date of the collective’s  new annual, as features new stories by ‘Peep Show’ writer Jesse Armstrong, ‘Starter For Ten’ author David Nicholls and ‘League Of Gentleman’ genius Jeremy Dyson. Also; Stephen K Amos will read excepts from his memoir, ‘I Used To Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey’, with recitals also promised by poet Luke Wright and novelist Jackie Kay. Advance tickets available here.

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