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11 September 2003, Issue 138

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Remembering the Dead Two Years On

One of my best friends spent this day two years ago on the roof of his
Manhattan apartment block watching death-smoke billow up from the rubble of
the Twin Towers.

He’s back in London now, but every day and night he remembers that scene and
thinks about his murdered friends and colleagues. Whatever your views of the
subsequent ‘war on terror’ and its achievements, it’s safe to say that you
are touched by the human stories that gave it such impetus.

Rarely has a single event held such emotional sway over the whole world. I
wrote some such stuff on this back then but rather than quote my hastily
banged out words, I’ll quote the poem I quoted the morning after. They’re
from Dylan Thomas:
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;

Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

David Clee (mailto:[email protected])

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1. WHAT'S UP: London for Free, Free Bet on Our Horse Today!
2. ENTERTAINMENT: Theatre, Music, Clubs, Cinema
3. HOTELS: London and Worldwide hotel deals
4. NEWS: Latest news from London
5. COMPETITION: SAnday at The Watershed Compie

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1. WHAT'S UP - What's new on LondonNet

- SAnday at The Watershed Compie
We're giving away a VIP night in association with The Watershed for their SAnday sessions club night on Sunday 28th September. First prize includes free Champagne and Cocktail Pitcher, five runners up get a Cocktail Pitcher.
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- Hazlitt's (Luxury) from UKP149 for double rooms (our best ever rates)
- Gore (Luxury, Hotel of the Year 2001) UKP129 double rooms (save UKP61)

Bed and Breakfast:
- Hyde from only UKP17 per person per night

- Generator from UKP9 per person per night

- Free updates of all available rooms or tenants in your area

Date: October 7th 2003, Royal Albert Hall, London
The big man of opera returns to London to play the Royal Albert Hall for what could be the final time before his rumoured retirement.For more info and to book tickets for Pavarotti, click below:


- For the latest information and tickets for a wide range of London's premier attractions see our reqularly updated London Attractions page.
Top Sellers (29 August - 10 September 03)
1) London Eye
2) Coronation Package: Royal Mews, Queen's Gallery & State Rooms
3) Summer Opening of the Houses of Parliament Tour (2 weeks to go)
4) Tower Of London
5) Bateaux London Restaurant Cruises

BUCKINGHAM PALACE TOURS (last tour 28 September 2003)
Coronation Package: Royal Mews, Queen's Gallery & State Rooms



HOTELGENIE: Our handpicked selection of fine European hotels.

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Every now and then, a classic receives a rework that throws light on the original. R and J, Joe Calarco’s helpfully named adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, is just such an achievement. Inspired to clarify rather than confuse, this young director’s speedy four hander illuminates the struggle of the star-crossed lovers.

The play boasts an excited energy, but its focus is poised. The tale of love struck teenagers from warring families gains a new resonance in the hands of a capable all-male cast, wittily transposed to the setting of a boy’s school where Shakespeare has been banned. As the schoolboys enact the play in secret, their own sexual awakening cleverly mirrors that of Shakespeare’s characters.

For the Bard’s early masterpiece brims with themes like repression and adolescent love. Resonating poignantly with the problems of many an unhappy public school, Calarco offers a feisty modern spin on the Elizabethan tradition of boys playing girls’ roles.
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Up and Coming
Bea Arthur At The Savoy (opens 15/09/03)
Golden girl Bea Arthur struts her stuff.

Jerry Springer – the opera

Chat show culture and the National theatre prove that opposites attract

THEATRE: Special Deals
Stomp @ The Vaudeville Theatre, Best available tickets for only £12.50

- Theatre Tickets
Top Sellers (29 August - 10 September 03)

1) Mamma Mia!
2) Phantom of the Opera
3) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
4) Chicago
5) We Will Rock You

- Theatre: A to Z of Shows
Our guide to all the leading musicals and dramas running or soon to open in
the West End. With quick links to previews, reviews and ticket pages.



Rock and Pop

- Bob Dylan, Wembley Arena
Rumour has it more tickets are due to be released Friday morning. Be sure to check then as the first load sold out very, very fast.

Gig Listings
Our list of forthcoming London gigs. Plan your gigging and book your tickets

Top Sellers (29 August - 10 September 03)
1) Suede
2) Powderfinger
3) Bob Dylan
4) Iron Maiden
5) Frank Black and the Catholics


Classical and Dance

- The Nutcracker
This year London sees two productions of the classic fairytale take place over the Christmas season. Matthew Bourne's interpretation will be showing at Sadlers Wells entitled Nutcracker! Meanwhile the English National Ballet will be performing a more traditional version of the classic at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith.

- Pavarotti Returns to London
Date: October 7th 2003 , Venue: Royal Albert Hall
The big man of opera returns to London to play the Royal Albert Hall for what could be the final time before his rumoured retirement. The much-loved tenor will be performing in October for one night only in what promises to be a memorable solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Proms Listings: What's on in London & beyond

Top Sellers (29 August - 10 September 03)
1. Pavarotti
2. Cinderella, Royal Ballet
3. Madame Butterfly
4. Don Giovanni
5. Nutcracker!
- Tickets:



New Films This Week
Calendar Girls (12A)
The Boy David Story (PG)
Le Chignon D'Olga (15)
Citizen Verdict (15)
Crimson Gold (12A)
The Hard Word (18)
The Sin Eater (15)
Spirited Away (PG)
Tears Of The Sun (15)

- Listings
A to Z of London Cinemas:
A to Z of Films showing in London this week:


Best way to soak up the sights of the city as you wine and dine
- Cruises on the Thames...



- Club Venues and Listings




- We have just received some astonishingly low rates for Soho's finest small hotel, Hazlitt's. Doubles start from 149 UKP. We've never had better prices so now is the time to find out why media and fashion insiders make this their London hotel of choice.

Three of The Best
- Top three offers currently available to LondonNet readers:

The Ritz***** (Piccadilly)
- Style, sophistication and old-fashioned levels of genuine service come together at one of the world's legendary hotels. Great rates currently available.

The Gore**** (Knightsbridge)
- Doubles now from only UKP 129 incl. VAT.

The Hyde Hotel *** (Paddington)
- Comfortable three star hotel offering the best value ever on LondonNet:
Just 55UKP for a double room!

- London Hotel Chart
Top Sellers (29 August - 10 September 03)
1) Columbia
2) Swissotel London, The Howard
3) Commodore


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New additions and highlights from our sister site


4. NEWS: Latest news from London

Princess to Lead Memorial Service
- Grosvenor Square is site of 11th September two-year anniversary ceremony
Money to Burn at The Venue
- New musical replaces Taboo



- SAnday at The Watershed Compie
We're giving away a VIP night in association with The Watershed, Wimbledon for their South African themed SAnday sessions club night on Sunday 28th September.
- 1st prize: Party of 10/1 bottle of Champagne + Cocktail Pitcher/Reserved Table in Main Room.
- 5 Runner up prizes: Party of 4 + Cocktail Pitcher.

Venue and club info:


Question: Name the capital city of South Africa?
Tip: Not what you might think.

HOW TO ENTER: All you have to do to enter is send an email with the correct answer and subject header "SAnday Club Compie" to:
mailto:[email protected]

NB Include email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie-guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!

RULES and INFO: First answers out of the Editor's hat win the prizes,
details will be sent to the winners. The Editor's decision is final.
Closing Date: 18 September 2003


LondonNet Competitions Page
- Details of some of the best free competition sites on the web. Register
today for your chance to win cash, cars and lots, lots more.


Issue 137, 28 August 2003
Club Classical Competition:
Question: Which track got the best reception of the night at the Brixton Academy Club Classical event?
Answer: Groove Amada's "At the River"
Prize: 3 copies of "Seriously Chilled" signed by Anne Dudley
Winners: Kathy Edge (Surbiton, Surrey), Jon Pennycook (Brentford, TW8), Marybeth Brush (PA, USA)


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