Friday, November 24, 2006

Designation denied

Not only did we make it through this week without drinking to extinction, but we made it through this year. All in spite of today being the 1-year anniversary of legalised 24-hour drinking. And while we have failed to embrace a sophisticated cafe culture as the government had hoped, we also failed to embark on an epic binge that could only end in the collapse of civilisation as we know it (barring a few Hilton-esque moments).

So why is the government still insisting on playing Supernanny with its parenting classes tripe? And even more worrying was this week's report of backhanders between the Scientologists and London's police. What could they possibly have in common? Could it be they are hatching plots to scheme even greater force? This is all sounding too TomKat spooky for comfort. So, let's reject such encroachment with the 16th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction".

1) Shocked by the 327,466 "problem drug users" in the UK putting us top of the European tables? React by getting tanked instead (after all, it's bad form not to celebrate an anniversary) at Tamarai, London's latest Pan-Asian extravaganza. The impressive drinks list warrants a liquid diet. 167 Drury Lane, WC2

2) Unimpressed by Britain's lag in the worldwide galleries race to buy art? React by owning your own Hirst or Emin for £36 at the Royal College of Art Secret exhibition and sale. The catch? They are postcard size and the artist remains anonymous until purchased. But if you do pick that one-off Hockney, how cool will you feel? Sale on Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm

3) Already annoyed by all the Christmas best gift ideas lists? React by planning ahead for once and head to the Shoreditch Photographic Print Sale. An early chance to pick up something more original than a Body Shop gift set. Today to Sun.


Anonymous Henry said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving CS. Oh, could I get my hands on a Paula Rego? The postcard of the future no doubt. I wonder how bus it will be?

2:45 pm  
Blogger ems said...

The postcard thing is always madness - a friend has been for the past couple of years. So to improve things they've moved it from a Friday to a Saturday when even more people will be able to go...

We may disagree on the parenting classes - I reap the 'rewards' of some.

7:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went last year and picked up a Hockney which now on ebay is worth £5000

Beat that

8:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yor blogger comment thing has not worked for hours..whats up??

8:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you CS

Happy Thanksgiving

8:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog here but your site was down :-(

8:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haeding to Shoreditch now
Thanks Slicky

3:29 pm  
Anonymous Deborah said...

Went today to postcard thing today and wasn't too crowded.
Very cool but not sure what quite to do with it. Anyhow gave me an excuse to head over by Sloane Square and do some shopping. Thanks for the excuse CS.

4:42 pm  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Action/Reaction is such a catchy theme. I've got that lovin' feeling...

10:53 am  
Anonymous honkman said...

Just back from Shoreditch prints sale. Some great stuff. Picked up two for myself. And the best part was that it was actually in a guy's random flat. Awesome tip!

4:00 pm  

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