Friday, March 30, 2007

Naming and shaming

The Middle East is at war. Brits are being held hostage in Iran and 100,000 more children are falling into poverty. But significance is over-rated on Fridays. And Becks has a new haircut: the retro-style quiff. Which given his history of cornrows and Mohicans lands pretty low on this week's shameless-and-proud scale. Even lower than Midd's well-staged media tantrum. Will somebody please tell the Royals the Queen is dead.

Tittle-tattle about ordinary folk is so much more colourful. Which is why this week the scales were tipped (literally) by the drunk student who fell through a skylight and thought: "I'll sue my landlord." And on today's frivolous Friday note, let's indulge in the 28th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction."

1) Did the crash and burn of the affluent-targeted So London rag leave you less than surprised? React by heading to the Museum of London for an exhibition on the real Great Fire and learn how it shaped the city we have today. Find out more here. Until 29 Dec.

2) Emboldened by news that the founder of the Big Issue plans to run for London Mayor? React by heralding human determination and head to "The Art of Survival" at the Crisis Skylight centre, an exhibit of 30 homeless artists whose work is being exhibited for sale. 66 Commercial St, E1. Until Sunday

3) Fancy a trip to the National Theatre but not enticed by the current offerings? React by heading to the Performing Arts Book & Ephemera Fair there this Saturday where 15 dealers will be selling wares from the world of entertainment. Sat 10:30am-7:15pm.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Ella said...

Welcome back action reaction column.

Have a good weekend City SLicker :-)

7:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loving Beck's look

7:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should totally swap hairstyles. Doesn't anybody agree?

7:14 pm  
Anonymous renata said...

Great suggestions... thanks

7:22 pm  
Anonymous peterpan said...

London has so much to offer. To someone like me who lives outside of a big city I check into my daily blog raeds which include City Slicker and am so impressed with the host of things available. I would hope to one day live in London again.

7:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love City Slicker :-) Oh yes

12:10 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the blog madame
See you again soon :-)

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