Mali toys with gallery space at Eastcastle Street

Artwork.

Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal, famous for his striking and funny work SKIN -- a giant wooden clothes peg “pinching” the turf at Chaudfontaine Park in Liege, Belgium -- is to have his first UK solo show at Fitzrovia gallery Pi Artworks London. SKIN made The Independent newspaper's list of top-10 public art commissions in …

A proper German comes home to Charlottenstrasse

Front of shop.

When Herman Ze German's hoarding first went up in Charlotte Street I was impatient for them to hurry up and open. I love the Old Compton Street branch -- much used by local Soho workers and revellers for their speedy, no-nonsense, reasonably-priced offerings of German sausage, schnitzel, chips and beer. If we have to have …

Phone apps to guide punters to food, drink and shops in Fitzrovia

Wheel of Om Nom -- Fitzrovia food and drink app, by Leagas Delaney London; iPhone. Love Fitzrovia -- Food, drink and shopping, loyalty app, by Apps4 Ltd; iPhone and Android. Spoilt for choice in where to eat and drink in Fitzrovia? Stuck in a rut going to the same place day after day and eating the same thing …

Art shop at the heart of the swinging 60s will be priced out of Soho

Pioneering Soho art suppliers Cowling & Wilcox looks set to close around Easter 2014 after trading in Broadwick Street since 1961. Landlords Great Portland Estates (GPE) have applied for planning permission from Westminster Council to demolish and redevelop St Lawrence House at 26-34 Broadwick Street. GPE who own £2.5bn of real estate – most of …

Play for voices moves Wheatsheaf audience on anniversary of Dylan Thomas death

The 60th anniversary of Dylan Thomas's death on November 9, 1953 was marked by a production of Under Milkwood held at the Fitzrovian pub where he fell in love at first sight with his wife Caitlin Macnamara. The Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place was one of a number of Fitzrovia haunts, including the Fitzroy Tavern, where Thomas …