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The Xtra Diary: Take time out to reflect at mirrors exhibition

Artist Graeme Messer

Artist Graeme Messer: ‘Seeing yourself in each of these mirrors you become the performer and the viewer at the same time’

Mirrors

Published: 11 November, 2016

THE new exhibition at the Lights of Soho gallery is all about “honesty”, artist Graeme Messer tells Diary

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: Architect Wendy on shaping the future of Fitzrovia... and why Oxford Street should step back from pedestrianisation

Wendy Shillam

Wendy Shillam, pictured at Great Titchfield Street café Gitane, says she’s ‘an old stayer by Fitzrovia standards’

Comedian Jennifer Saunders set to light up Marylebone for Christmas

Published: 11 November, 2016

THINGS are getting festive in Marylebone, with the switch-on of the Christmas lights next Wednesday, November 16. 

Hyde Park slavery memorial gets the go-ahead

An artist’s impression of the statue in situ

An artist’s impression of how the statue could look in Hyde Park

Published: 11 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

53 arrests as Million Mask March takes anti-capitalist demo to the streets

Activists taking part in Saturday’s march. Photos: www.fredericaagbah.com

Activists taking part in Saturday’s march. Photos: www.fredericaagbah.com

Activists taking part in Saturday’s march. Photos: www.fredericaagbah.com

Published: 11 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

I want to change people’s lives, says new Youth MP

Hamza Taouzzale

Hamza Taouzzale: ‘I do want to become an MP and I do want to change other people’s lives because I see what’s happening as a first-hand experience’

‘Have we lost library for our children?’ Parents take protest action against cuts

Parents with their young children demonstrate outside Marylebone Library’s tempo

Parents with their young children demonstrate outside Marylebone Library’s temporary base in Beaumont Street  

Awards for outstanding ‘unsung heroes’ carers

Mariam Abdelhadi receives her award from Cllr Susie Burbridge

Mariam Abdelhadi receives her award from Cllr Susie Burbridge. Below: Lord Mayor Steve Summers presents  Yusra Esper with her award

Lord Mayor Steve Summers presents  Yusra Esper with her award

Published: 4 November, 2016
by HARRIET KEANE

WESTMINSTER PEOPLE: ‘At Soho we give unheard voices a platform’

Steve Marmion at Soho Theatre

Steve Marmion at Soho Theatre – ‘I am most excited by our work when it is a surprise to an audience’. Photo: Richard Davenport

The Xtra Diary: Amazing strewth about demolished pub Down Under

Carlton

The demolished Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale and, below, the remains of the Carlton in Melbourne. Photo: Kwanghui Lim

Carlton

Published: 4 November, 2016

THE campaign to rebuild the demolished Carlton Tavern is well known in Westminster. 

MP Buck: ‘Rough sleeping is tip of the homelessness iceberg’

Karen Buck

Karen Buck: ‘There were 300 people sleeping rough in Westminster every night last year, on average, and housing associations in Westminster alone have sold 300 one-bedroom flats to meet the g

Man on police officer murder charge is asked at Old Bailey: Were you living Breaking Bad?

PC Gordon Semple

PC Gordon Semple: he had been missing for nearly a week in April this year

Published: 4 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Queensway plans include bid to ‘smarten up’ shopfronts

Published: 4 November, 2016

PLANS to transform Queensway have been lodged with Westminster Council. 

It’s Ziggy gold dust! Rare Bowie label boosts Tin Pan Alley campaign

Producer Clive Langer, left, and Henry Scott-Irvine show off the rare Bowie reco

Producer Clive Langer, left, and Henry Scott-Irvine show off the rare Bowie record

David Bowie in the mid-1970s

David Bowie in the mid-1970s

Published: 4 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Calls for rethink over ‘not at all attractive’ war memorial

Impression of how the memorial by Lee Simmons might look

Impression of how the memorial by Lee Simmons might look

Published: 4 November, 2016
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA