Venezuelan architect to discuss civic involvement to promote public art and open space

Architect and artist Alejandro Haiek Coll from Venezuela will be speaking about improving public spaces at a free event next Tuesday (5 April) in Grafton Way. In his architectural work Haiek Coll is interested in the design of a logistic chain of events with a strong social component and are focused on the renewal and resuscitation of inactive …

Maria Rivas sings a tribute to Aldemaro Romero

Maria Rivas, singer.

Venezuelan Latin and jazz singer Maria Rivas will perform "Una Pepiada Queen para Aldemaro" tonight at The Bolivar Hall in Grafton Way. The concert is a homage to Aldemaro Romero the Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger and orchestral conductor who died in 2007. Romero was a prolific composer, working in many genres Caribbean, Jazz, Venezuelan waltzes, as well as …

Author hopes to challenge readers’ assumptions with near-future fiction

Local author Stephen Oram lives on Cleveland Street and has been a resident of Fitzrovia for over twenty years. Stephen was born and brought up in Kettering Northamptonshire. “It’s a small market town and growing up I felt on the fringe of things and a bit of an outsider," he says. "When punk came along …

Has time been called on the last pub on Oxford Street?

Front of The Tottenham pub

The last remaining boozer on Oxford Street could close its doors as a public house after Westminster Council decided last month to permit a change of use. The Tottenham public house at 6 Oxford Street, is located within the Hanway Conservation Area and is a Grade II* listed building. But the owners applied to Westminster …