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Gregg Sulkin (Bernie Reuben) and Eddie Marsan (Manny Rubens) in Sixty-Six. Copyright: © 2006 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDSixty Six
It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12 year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man... Read More
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ChristmasSo this is Christmas...
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Top Attraction Sellers:
(19/10/06- 01/11/06)


1. The London Eye    
2. Madame Tussaud's    
3. London Travelcards     
4. Thorpe Park  
5. Bateaux Dinner Cruise     

Diary

Taxes Can Be Fun

Now the cold weather has turned up, the whole global warming thing might go away for a while, but around the corner lie a load of new taxes thanks to the government and Richmond council.

As out-riders for the government's schemes, Richmond plan to introduce a green car-tax regime under which bigger-engined beasts will face higher charges. Although most large cars will take the hit, the green-lobby has been clever in focussing attention on 4x4s and it's fair to say that 4x4s aren’t the most popular of the planet's animals.

Whatever you think of 4x4s or global warming, it has to be said this idea of taxing things that most people can't stand is the future.

Instead of slapping taxes on good and services that are popular, like beer and gambling, the government should hammer deeply unpopular stuff like hair in the sink, spiders or regional news programmes.

As usual, Ken Livingstone is ahead of the game. Commenting on future tax targets, the London Mayor said: "We could take the plastic bag tax from Ireland and the packaging laws from Germany."

That's the spirit! Who likes plastic bags? No-one. They split, they squeak and they clog up the only spare drawer in the kitchen. Paper bags are much better because they can help you look like cool American film-stars. I must admit I know little of this mysterious German packaging, but, by Jiminy, it sounds evil.

- David Clee

Entertainment

See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Theatre | Music | Classical | Cinema

Theatre

Summer and SmokeSummer and Smoke
Apollo Theatre

Rosamund Pike stars in Tennessee William's classic drama which transfers to the West End from the Nottingham Playhouse in October. Set in a small insular town in Buy TicketsAmerica's Deep South, this is a gripping drama of smouldering and repressed passion... Read More   

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Top Theatre Sellers:
(19/10/06- 01/11/06)


1. Blue Man Group    
2. Disney's The Lion King    
3. The Phantom of the Opera     
4. Wicked    
5. A Moon for the Misbegotten

Music

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
Wembley Arena
Wed, 29th November 2006 - Thu, 30th November 2006
Christina's latest album, 'Back to Basics', shot straight to the top of the UK album chart back on its release in August 2006, and now the dirrty girl treats UK fans to her latest live show. What Buy Ticketsbetter way to warm your cockles on a chilly autumn evening? Read More   
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Top Music Sellers:
(19/10/06- 01/11/06)

1. Razorlight
2. Snow Patrol
3. Placebo
4. Iron Maiden
5. The Feeling

Classical and Dance

The SnowmanThe Snowman
Peacock Theatre
Wed, 6th December 2006 - Sun, 7th January 2007

The stage version of Raymond Briggs' much-loved book continues to delight children everywhere as it returns to the Peacock Theatre for Christmas.

When a young boy's snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a Buy Ticketsnight-time quest for adventure. On their travels, they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and, of course, Father Christmas... Read More
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(19/10/06- 01/11/06)


1. The Nutcracker    
2. Sleeping Beauty    
3. Carmen     
4. Swan Lake      
5. The Queen of Spades  

Cinema

Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat - Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan. Copyright: Twentieth Century FoxBlockbuster of the Week
Borat - Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (15)

Comedy (2006) 83mins US
Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson
Sacha Baron Cohen's fictitious reporter from Kazakhstan embarks on a road trip across America that the locals will never forget, causing outrage at a rodeo show by singing the national anthem incorrectly, wrecking a society dinner party, then running amok (in his birthday suit) in a hotel with his director, Azamat Bagatov...
 Showing at these cinemas      

Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson in Little Children. Film released by: Entertainment Films.Drama of the Week
Little Children
Drama(2006)
120mins US
Director: Todd Field
Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly
During a trip to the local playground with her daughter, Sarah Pierce meets married man Brad Adamson and his young son. A chance kiss between the two parents sparks a tempestuous affair behind the backs of his emotionally cold wife Kathy and her disinterested husband Richard...
 Showing at these cinemas   
   
Bernie Reuben (Gregg Sulkin) in Sixty-Six. Copyright: © 2006 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDCritics Choice of the Week
Sixty Six
Comedy (2006) 94mins UK
Director: Paul Weiland
Starring: Gregg Sulkin, Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter
Twelve-year-old Bernie is eagerly looking forward to a pivotal day in his young life: his Bar Mitzvah. Determined to outdo his older brother Alvie, Bernie excitedly plans every detail of his celebration, from seating plans to table decorations...
 Showing at these cinemas

See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases
Interviews 
Discovering Latin America Festival      

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Hotels

3 Accomodation Deals

The City Hotel, The CityCity Hotel*** (City)
Innovative in both location and style of accommodation, the City Hotel has rightly won plaudits from both business and tourist travellers. Unusually, it also boasts a large car park with limited coach space on offer.



The Commodore Hotel, Lancaster GateThe Commodore Hotel**** (Lancaster Gate)
Keenly priced, lavishly refurbished, 4 star hotel close to Hyde Park. This privately owned hotel is ideal for families and business travellers. Superb location for sights, restaurants and shops.



The St James's Club and Hotel, St JamesThe St James's Club and Hotel**** (St James)
The St James's Club & Hotel takes luxury seriously. In a quiet cul-de-sac off St James's Street, the Club & Hotel is the perfect getaway for those who love the capital but value protection from its hustle and bustle.



4 of the Best

The Hempel, Craven Hill GardensThe Hempel***** (Craven Hill Gardens)
The Hempel, West London's stunning Boutique hotel, created by acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel, is an architectural statement in original design. Simple and minimalist, The Hempel is a new experience in hotel living.



The Gore, South KensingtonThe 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.

The Willett, Sloane SquareThe 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.



The Lincoln House Hotel, Marble ArchThe Lincoln House Hotel** (Marble Arch)
Built at the end of the 18th Century, in the time of King George III, the Lincoln House Hotel offers Georgian charm with modern comforts.




Top Hotels Sellers:
(19/10/06- 01/11/06)

1. So London Apartments, Kilburn (3 Star Apatment)
2. Lord Jim Hotel, Earls Court (Budget Hotel)
3. Airways Hotel, VGictoria (Bed and Breakfast)
4. Normandie Hotel London, Paddington (Bed and Breakfast)
5. Boulevard Hotel, Paddington (Bed and Breakfast)

Talkback

Dear LondonNet,
Your info is often wrong. I just spent the evening planing to see Borak at Islinton Vue and it isn't on till next week.
Thanks

Hi There,
Many thanks for your feedback.
I have just checked the information published on our site and it is correct.
Borat is listed as showing on Wednesday and Thursday of this week only, not on Tuesday. http://www.londonnet.co.uk/cinema/islingtonvue.html  

I am really sorry if you find our listings confusing but this is something we are always trying to improve.
Kind regards,
- LondonNet

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