Event review: Nell Gwynn’s History Laid Bare at Croydon Cabaret Festival

Posted on June 7th, by Owen Kingston in Culture. No Comments

Songs and stories from Restoration England that will make you Blush

Nell Gwynn was a superstar of her time. One of the most famous Restoration actresses, hers is a true rags-to-riches story – she went from a life of poverty to having two sons by Charles II. In many ways, she was the 17th-century prototype of modern celebrity. She was both pretty and funny, witty and sexy, … Read More »

Restaurant review: The Breakfast Club at Boxpark Croydon

Posted on December 5th, by Owen Kingston in Culture. No Comments

Breakfast at Breakfast Club, over easy

It’s extremely rare to find a British restaurant that does a good American-style breakfast. Far too often, errant members of the ‘full English’ creep in to mar the transatlantic experience: the grilled tomato, the fried mushroom, or heaven forbid, the black pudding have no place whatsoever in an authentic American diner, or on the plate of any breakfast claiming to be … Read More »