Posts Tagged ‘street’

My Johannesburg

My Johannesburg

INSIDER GUIDE: Hayleigh Evans, co-owner of POPArt theatre, takes us through her ideal day in Maboneng, the hip inner-city neighbourhood of Johannesburg.

MORNING
‘For breakfast, it’s a toss-up between my favourite coffee-and-croissant sidewalk spot, Uncle Merv’s (corner of Fox and Kruger Streets), and a traditional omelette at Canteen. (more…)

My Manhattan: by St Vincent

My Manhattan: by St Vincent

Riding high on her collaboration with David Byrne, indie singer St Vincent reveals her home-town tips.

The Bowery Ballroom, Delancey Street
‘This is my favourite music venue. (more…)

Torontos hip hangouts

Torontos hip hangouts

Resident Jorn Weisbrodt, director of arts festival Luminato, reveals his favourite places to hang out in his home city.

NEIGHBOURHOOD
‘Toronto has great neighbourhoods. We [Weisbrodt and his partner, Rufus Wainright] live in the Annex [an arty area favoured by creatives and academics] and love that it’s close to downtown but quiet too.’

WHERE TO EAT
‘My favourite restaurant is the Harbord Room, though I should stop saying that as it’s becoming harder and harder to get a reservation. (more…)

London celebrates street photography

London celebrates street photography

The inaugural London Street Photography Festival will bring together the work of international artists this month.

Throughout July, a series of photographs which document everyday life, highlighting amusing juxtapositions and exposing bizarre habits, will be on show alongside a diverse events programme at various venues in the capital. (more…)

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Free admission to New Yorks best museums

Will you be in New York tomorrow? If so, you must visit the city’s one-day Museum Mile Festival, during which nine of its finest museums will offer free admission.

The celebration will also see car traffic diverted from the 23-block stretch of Fifth Avenue that runs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd Street to El Museo del Barrio on 105th Street, so visitors – tourists and locals alike – can enjoy the museums as well as a mile-long street party complete with live music and performances. (more…)

The best Jubilee street parties in London

The best Jubilee street parties in London

Roll out the bunting – Jubilee fever has hit the country! There are more than twice the number of street parties planned than for the Royal Wedding last year, and we’re even beginning to think commemorative mugs can be cool. (more…)

The art of holiday reading

The art of holiday reading

In the current David Bowie Is… exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert museum, the star reveals that as a young man getting a red London bus to his job at an advertising agency in Soho in the swinging 60s, he would carry an “intellectual looking” book that he had no intention of reading, in the hope of attracting potential lovers who thought he was intriguing. (more…)

Catch him if you can

Catch him if you can

Bristol-based street artist Banksy has kicked off a month-long residency ‘Better Out Than In’ on the streets of New York this month; a name inspired by a quote by French artist Paul Cezanne: ‘All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.’

It’s apt timing, really, and true to the street-art ethos, considering that some of the city’s most famous tourist sights are closed while the US government renegotiates its budget. (more…)

Party like its 1899

Party like its 1899

London is embracing Victoriana like it never went out of fashion. Here’s four haunts that Miss Haversham would definitely approve of…

LEYSHON BROTHERS BONDED WAREHOUSE
You half expect the artful dodger to pinch your wallet at this ‘secret’ warehouse, transformed into a gin palace with faded Union Jacks and flickering candles. (more…)

New hope in NoHo

New hope in NoHo

Sometimes it’s hard to find the most obvious things in the most obvious places. While much of London (and indeed the UK) has been besotted with the British food revival for some time, just north of Oxford Street in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia (the area north of Soho, and consequently nicknamed ‘Noho’), the choices are strangely few and far between. (more…)

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