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London's Most Popular Summer Film Event Goes Underground for Winter with 'Lost in Translation'

Where: Chalk Farm Road, United Kingdom, NW1 8EH
December 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM | by | ()

London-based film buffs most likely heard about—and frequented—this summer's Rooftop Film Club screenings, hosted at popular East End hangout Queen of Hoxton. Most shows sold out long in advance, with tickets to Wayne's World, Clueless, and Top Gun, disappearing almost immediately after being released online.

Sadly, a few of these screenings were rained out owing to the city's crappy fussy weather, much to the chagrin of many a Hoxton hipster. Just in time for the blistering cold holiday season, however, the Film Club has gone underground—literally. Migrating to Camden, the newly dubbed Underground Film Club at the historic Roundhouse

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The Manchester International Festival: Where Industry and Art (and Bjork) Collide

July 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM | by | ()

Manchester is a city of industry, art, and, if you ask certain diehard ManU fans, football. However, it's the juxtaposition between the first two that most vividly colors its landscape. This is the city that birthed both a significant textile boom and Joy Division, each playing a significant role in the development of its social fabric.

Last weekend marked the final days of the Manchester International Festival, a nearly month-long celebration of performing, visual, and pop culture arts set against the city's hardened urban environs. Jaunted took a train northward from London to take in the last of MIF's programming, the highlight being Icelandic songstress Bjork's much-lauded Biophilia show on Saturday evening.

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Much Ado About a Partially Blocked View: Are the Cheap Seats at London's Globe Theatre Worth It?

Where: 21 New Globe Walk, London, Bankside, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT
May 31, 2011 at 12:40 PM | by | ()

The quintessential London theatre experience, at least for Bard fanatics, is an afternoon or evening at Shakespeare's Globe. In the open-air structure on the Thames' South Bank, visitors take in stripped-down stagings of the classics. There are no elaborate sets, no breathtakingly beautiful costumes, and the most hard-core—or spendthrift—theatregoers will find themselves standing for three hours or more just as their entertainment-hungry counterparts of yesteryear used to in the Yard.

Those who prefer comfort over historical fidelity can sit of course, on tufted cushions if they so choose. Based on our experience sitting in a slightly cheaper section with partially-blocked views, pinpointing a "bad seat in the house" proves challenging. So, good news for those looking to save a bit of cash on tickets. Just remember this Globe isn't actually the original Globe, but that's a factual matter for Wiki-ing.

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