Cointreauversial Gallery
BE COINTREAUVERSIAL

BE COINTREAUVERSIAL
An exciting exhibition of photographs celebrating women with strength of spirit and style.
A unique photographic exhibition featuring a century of the most stylish and iconic women. Sienna Miller, Brigitte Bardot, Madonna and Princess Diana will rub shoulders with ordinary women in this stunning collaboration between the Getty Images Gallery and the legendary French liqueur, Cointreau.
Be Cointreauversial 3-26 November 2005
Getty Images Gallery 46 Eastcastle Street London W1 Nearest tube: Oxford Circus http://www.cointreauversialgallery.com

LondonNet Travelcards.Image: c) Transport for London 2005
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W043 Peter Paul Rubens, 'The Judgement of Paris', about 1600, The National Gallery, London © The National Gallery, London

Rubens - Win tickets to the glorious Rubens exhibit, at the National Gallery...

London Eye.

World Go Round - See London from all angles - ride the London Eye, and then have romantic dinner on a River Cruise, too! Click here for info...

Top Attraction Sellers
(27 Oct - 10 Nov 2005)

1) London Eye

2) Madame Tussaud's

3) London Eye River Cruise
4) Dali Universe
5) Tower of London
Exit Adults. Overwrite Previous Saved Game

THIS week a Judas London educationalist exposed a truth all parents have been secretly hiding for years. Adults everywhere should immediately drown their children or else face a future of servitude.

Professor David Buckingham's research shows PlayStation games require a much higher level of quick-wit and skill than your usual boring school or office programme. Meanwhile, a separate research group at Bath University has come up with ample evidence that pupils know more about computers than their supposed teachers. Again, the practice gained on console games is the culprit.

Games, says the prof, teach, "remembering, hypothesis testing, predicting and strategic planning." Them's a bunch of fancy words that spell REDUNDANCY for us over fives. What other skills does anyone need to claim a place at the top of the workplace tree? They'll do all that stuff quicker than us, with less skiving and probably also while using the other hand for intricate Lego construction.

You can see how it'll come in bit by bit. First, companies will invite the speedy little runts for some work experience. Then they'll roll out 'mentoring' schemes where some dozey grown up will get to look at porn on the internet while their charges do the real work all for a few Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Next, adults will be sent home without any tea and the kids will be in sole charge of the universe, their digitally downloaded memories forever bookmarked on that scene where you accused them, wrongly, always wrongly Mama, of not brushing their teeth in the prescribed circular fashion.

The revenge will be, we'd best admit here and now, deserved, and it will be brutal. Our fat, bloated adult heads will be lopped off like the bonces of baddies in those very video games which gave birth to our doom. All that is left is to seek mercy and amend Jesus's famous line: forgive me son, for I have sinned.

David Clee

Theatre

Sinatra At The London Palladium
London Palladium
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!! Beginning in March, the London Palladium resurrects arguably the best performer it's ever housed: Frank Sinatra. In the technically stunning musical that stormed Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sinatra At the London Palladium brings "Old Blue Eyes" back by way of digitally enhanced, never before seen video footage, a 24 piece orchestra, and a mess of fabulous props. This will be next's year's "phenomenon in midnight blue."
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Sinatra at the Palladium

Blue Man Group
New London Theatre
The wiry, over-flexible performers bring their basket of multi-media charades to the New London Theatre in November. Using unusual props and accompanied by a live band, the trio creates a strange and remarkable genre of theatrical show.
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Blue Man Group.  Image:  Ken Howard
The Lion King.  Image:  Hugo Glendinning

Top Theatre Sellers
(27 Oct - 10 Nov 2005)

1) Phantom of the Opera
2) The Lion King
3) The Producers
4) Les Misérables
5) Saturday Night Fever


Music

The Pogues
Brixton Academy
22 Dec 2005

THIRD DATE ANNOUNCED FOR THE POGUES! Last year this slot was billed as the last opportunity to see the original Pogues line-up live. As is the way with these things the fellas had a good time and are repeating the bill this yuletide too. As ever it's a gig you really shouldn't want to miss.
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The Pogues

Bauhaus
Brixton Academy
3 February, 2006

Goth icons Bauhaus take on the Brixton Academy this winter, in the midst of their Near the Atmosphere Tour. The band, whose music has spawned a genre in itself, are having a reportedly good go in this tour, which includes North America & Europe.
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Bauhaus

X Factor Live
Apollo Hammersmith
26 February, 2006

Can't get enough of the sweet, sweet sounds of fame? Do you stay awake at night dreaming of backtalking Simon Cowell? Well, here's your chance to see the greatest artists zoom to the top, with the X Factor Live coming to London in February. Dude: fame is yours.
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Sharon Osbourne
Missy Elliot

Top Rock & Pop Gigs:

1) Missy Elliot
2) Stereophonics
3) Staind
4) Belle + Sebastian
5) Lcd Soundsystem


Classical

The Nutcracker
Various London Venues
The classical toy-story ballet comes to more than a few venues this Christmas. Lucky you have LondonNet to help you get well into that holiday spirit...
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The Nutcracker.  Image: Eric Richardson

Nutcracker

Top Classical Tickets

1) The Nutcracker
2) Sleeping Beauty, ENB
3) Xerxes, ENO
4) Manon, ROH
5) Madam Butterfly, ENO


Cinema

LondonNet Blockbuster of the Week

The Constant GardenerThe Constant Gardener 15
(2005) 128mins US/UK/Ger/Can
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy
When his activist wife Tessa dies in suspicious circumstances in a remote area of Northern Kenya, English diplomat Justin Quayle takes it upon himself to investigate the crime, treading on the toes of the British High Commission in Nairobi. Justin uncovers a web of intrigue and deception, including a reported affair between Tessa and a doctor friend, which points the finger of suspicion at the upper echelons of political power....
 Showing at these cinemas...

Critics Choice

Comedy of the Week

In Her ShoesIn Her Shoes 12A
Comedy (2005) 130mins US
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Feuerstein
Ever since they were youngsters, sisters Maggie and Rose Feller have enjoyed a healthy, argumentative relationship based on mutual jealousy and rivalry. When party girl Maggie sleeps with level-headed Rose's new boyfriend...
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Hustle & Flow Hustle & Flow 15
Drama (2004) 116mins US
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

Wannabe record producer DJay yearns to follow in the footsteps of local rapper Skinny Black. So he builds a primitive recording studio in his house where he and best friend Key can put together a debut album. With the help of his friends...
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Comedy

Comedy StoreThe Comedy Store London's most popular comedy club has been splitting sides for twenty two years now. The likes of Paul Merton, Jack Dee and Jo Brand have all taken to the stage here.

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Clubs

Clubs

Purchase club tickets via our online service, and at most venues you'll be able to jump the ticket queue. Venues featured include:
- Fabric
- The End
- Borderline
- The Cross

Top Clubs

Based on Page
Visits on LondonNet
(10 Nov)
1) Fabric
2) Ministry of Sound
3) The End
Club Venues and Listings
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Accomodation Deals
La Reserve

La Reserve***(Fulham Road)
Contemporary design is the watchword at La Reserve, where attention to the details of furniture and decorative style is immediately evident. Wooden floors and arresting blocks of colour predominate. Special Rates: Single UKP59; Double Twin UKP69; Superior Double UKP89

The ChesterfieldThe Chesterfield ****(Mayfair)
Any hotel that offers internet access from all its rooms knows how to move with the times, although the Chesterfield's Georgian décor also respects the past. For fitness fanatics, gym passes are also avilable for the local fitness club.

Shellbourne HotelShellbourne Hotel (Budget, Earl's Court)
This budget hotel is clean and simply furnished in a traditional style. Shellbourne Hotel is housed in an attractive period building, on a quiet street just off Cromwell Road. Earl’s Court Station is only a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel.

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Four of the Best

St James ClubSt. James Hotel *****(Park Place)
St James's Club takes luxury seriously. A fitness room with sauna and steam, a full concierge service, and an airport service are all on offer. In a quiet cul-de-sac off St James's Street, the club is the perfect getaway for those who love the capital but value protection from its hustle and bustle.

The GoreThe Gore***(South Kensington)
One of London's most popular privately run hotels, The Gore first opened its doors in 1892 as an annexe to the neighbouring Queen's Gate Mansions Hotel. The Gore offers old fashioned comfort with up-to-date facilities and is justly famous for its mellow surroundings and intelligent, friendly staff. Single - UKP136.00; Double - UKP168.03

The WillettThe Willett ***(Sloane Square)
The Willett is a dignified Victorian hotel with the ornate carvings, mosaics and chandeliers to prove it. It has also moved fast enough with the times to have attracted a long list of regulars, while its rooms retain the spirit of old.

Lidos HotelLidos Hotel (Budget, Victoria)
Lidos Hotel has 21 simple and modern rooms, perfect for guests looking for central accommodation at an affordable price. Lidos Hotel is just a five minute walk from Victoria Station, which gives you access to the underground and train services

London Hotel Chart
(28 October - 10 November 2005)
1) Columbia Hotel
2) Commodore Hotel
3) The Howard

Featured Worldwide Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel, EdinburghThe Scotsman Hotel*****
Edinburgh, Scotland
Located on Edinburgh's historical North Bridge, The Scotsman has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city. The hotel brings together the efficiency of the 21st century with careful design, attention to the comfort of our guests and the very best in Scottish hospitality.

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Rubens Competition

W043 Peter Paul Rubens, 'The Judgement of Paris', about 1600, The National Gallery, London © The National Gallery, LondonThe National Gallery gets all puffy-skinned and supple this autumn, with a striking exhibit about the early years of painter Peter Paul Rubens.

Hailed as the most thorough biography of the painter ever, Rubens: A Master in the Making traces his work from meager beginnings in Antwerp, to an intense session of study in Italy and his eventual blossoming.

It shows his influences from other Renaissance greats, including Michelangelo and Caravaggio, and you too can have the chance to pitch yourself into the artistic food chain, as LondonNet is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the exhibit.

All you have to do? Answer the following question...

Question: Rubens was named after not one, but two Christian saints. Which two?
a) Peter & Pan
b) Paul & Ringo
c) Peter & Paul

How to Enter: Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the Subject "Rubens Competition." You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winners
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 18th November, 2005.

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Dear LondonNet,
Me and my cousin[sic] are coming to London during the Christmas HOlidays (29 December until 3th January) and we were wondering if there are any New Years Eve partys coming up? If there are, can we buy tickets online? We're from the Netherlands.
- Tosca

Dear Tosca ,
Lucky you. LondonNet is currently compiling a fabulous list of Capital Christmas happenings, for your viewing enjoyment. Check back on our homepage soon, for more info.
- LondonNet

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