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Mother's Day - 18 March 2007

Mother's Day. 18 March 2007The time to celebrate all the best things about your mum is near. To be sure this Mother's Day is her most memorable yet, let LondonNet help with your holiday planning. From sweets to sightseeing to trendy spas, we have ideas that will impress women of even the most discriminating taste...

St Patrick's Day - 17 March 2007

St Patrick's Day. 17 March 2007This 17 March, 2007, Irish men and women across the world will once again gather to wear green, drink beer, and march in parades. Yes, it's St. Patrick's Day again. And for this year's holiday (which will fall on a Saturday, for those keeping track), you can turn to LondonNet for all of your planning needs...


WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 25: A close up of Victoria Beckham's shoes is seen as she arrives at the 15th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held at the Pacific Design Center on February 25, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) In a city as smartly dressed as London, even the tube can sometimes look like a fashion show. LondonNet is here to help you stand out wherever you go. To find out the latest trends, who's wearing what, and where to go to get it, take a look through our fashion files. Trust us. You’ll look fabulous...

Top Attraction Sellers:
(23/02/07 - 07/03/07)

1. London Eye Flight Ticket
2. Renoir Landscapes 1865 - 1883 
3. Madame Tussaud's Admission
4. Summer opening of The Houses of Parliament  
5. Buckingham Palace Tours     


Brown Pops Up as Internet Saviour

The problem of children seeing things they shouldn't on dubious internet sites has proved hard to solve for many parents, but the next Prime Minister Gordon Brown reckons he might just have the answer.

Brown wants internet sites, as well as video games and TV programmes, to have a new all-purpose classification system not linked to age like the cinema certificates, but based on content, more like the little symbols they put on video games.

You might not have seen these tiny things as, mysteriously, they usually appear on the back of the packaging, way down the list of credits and under the price tag.

Presumably with the internet, these symbols would pop up whenever a naughty site was chosen. Now, I have no idea if Mr Brown knows any kids older than his own toddlers, but my feeling is that a pop-up containing a symbol warning of sexual content – howabout a red triangle around a lip-sticked, come-hither smiley? - would not, in the ordinary run of things, put off a hormone-laden teenager.

Worse still for hard-pressed mums and dads, the internet isn't like normal shops, which stock only the goods of companies with reputations to lose. Who 's going to make certain sites, possibly housed abroad, do what they're told? In the end, if you're worried about what your kids might pick up on the web, you'll have to be in the room while they surf. But you knew that already, didn't you?

- David Clee


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


Treats - Garrick Theatre

Treats - Garrick TheatreWith her egotistical ex-boyfriend, Dave, out of her life - for now - Ann, a young professional at a struggling newspaper, takes the opportunity to rebuild her shattered confidence by -typically - forming a 'rebound relationship' with Patrick, the office bore. Normality, of sorts, is restored until Dave returns on a macho mission to try and win her back... Read More    
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Top Theatre Sellers:
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1. The Phantom Of The Opera    
2. Wicked   
3. Billy Elliot       
4. Mamma Mia!  
5. Blue Man Group     


Wet Wet Wet - Wembley Arena

Wet Wet Wet - Wembley ArenaFormed in Glasgow in 1986, Wet Wet Wet became one of Britain's most popular bands after the success of hit singles Sweet Surrender and Goodnight Girl.
It was however the smash hit Love is All Around taken from the Four Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack that propelled them to international superstardom... Read More  
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Top Music Sellers:
(23/02/07 - 07/03/07)

1. Kings Of Leon      
2. Al Green 
3. Spiritualized -Acoustic Mainlines      
4. Muse    
5. CSS   


La Clemenza di Tito - The Coliseum

La Clemenza di Tito - The ColiseumTito, the Roman Emperor, needs an Empress but who? Vitellia has been rejected and is out for revenge - seeking to have the Emperor assassinated by her admirer Sesto. But the plot fails and both Vitellia and Sesto are at the mercy of Tito... Read More   
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Top Classical Sellers:
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1. Onegin      
2. Mayerling   
3. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   
4. Mixed Programme       
5. Don Giovanni      


Blockbuster Of The Week - Norbit (12A)

Eddie Murphy as Norbit and as Rasputia in Norbit. Photo Credit: Bruce McBroom. TM & Copyright ©2006 by Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.Comedy (2007) 102mins US
Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Eddie Griffin
When his parents die, Norbit Albert Rice is taken under the wing of the enigmatic Mr Wong...
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Critics' Choice of the Week - Becoming Jane (PG)

Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy in Becoming Jane. Buena Vista International Romance (2007) 120mins UK
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters
Period piece based on the reportedly real-life romance between 20-year-old Jane Austen and Irish student lawyer Tom Lefroy...
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Thriller of the Week - Gone (15)

Amelia Warner in Gone. Universal Pictures UKThriller (2006) 88mins UK/Australia
Director: Ringan Ledwidge
Starring: Shaun Evans, Amelia Warner, Scott Mechlowicz
Whilst backpacking down under, en route to a reunion with his girlfriend Sophie, Alex is befriended by Taylor... 
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films
A-Z of London Cinemas
Top 10 Movies
New Films This Week
Forthcoming Releases


Cesar Charlone Competition

Cesar Charlone CompetitionOn Sunday 18th March, as a part of the British Creative Exchange series of events between 14-18th March, the Cesar Charlone Retrospective will be featuring an exclusive: the first ever UK screening of Charlone's new feature film, provisionally titled, The Pope's Toilet, a film based loosely on a true story:

"In 1988 The Pope visited a very poor and small town in Northeast Uruguay. People believed this would attract a huge amount of tourist from over neighbour Brazil. They would consume everything they found. That gave locals a dream of hope of getting out of misery", Cesar tells us of his work in progress.

The British Creative Exchange is proud to be screening the UK premier of Cesar Charlone's directorial debut, as well as to be hosting Charlone as patron of the British Creative Exchange.

This screening to be held at the Cineworld Haymarket will also feature Charlone's most celebrated cinematographer work, City Of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles, 2002), and a programme of short films by a selection of international emerging filmmakers in the UK: Heena Bukhari, Hong Khaou, Camille Griffin, Ann Xiao.

For more information about the events: www.britishcreativexchange.com

For your chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to the Cesar Charlone film retrospective at Cineworld Haymarket on 18 March 2007, answer the following question:

What is the title of Charlone's most celebrated cinematographer work?

a. City Of God
b. City Of Saints
c. City Of Fools

Closing Date: Thursday 15 March 2007, Noon

How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Cesar Charlone 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 winner
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

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The Melia White House Hotel, Regents ParkThe Melia White House Hotel, Regents Park (4*)
High levels of facilities, including a health and fitness centre, and service coupled with a fine restaurant and handy central location make for an excellent choice of London hotel.
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Berjaya Eden Park Hotel, BayswaterBerjaya Eden Park Hotel, Bayswater (3*)
Close to many of London's most popular tourist destinations. Hyde Park is just a few moments away from Berjaya Eden Park Hotel and Oxford Street, and Covent Garden are just a few minutes away by tube.
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Wedgewood Hotel London, BayswaterWedgewood Hotel London, Bayswater (2*)
An attractive and friendly two star hotel. Situated a short walk away from Bayswater tube the hotel is conveniently placed to take in all that London has to offer. Wedgewood Hotel London is also within walking distance of Hyde Park, one of London's beautiful parks.
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Sienna Apartments, Clerkenwell (Budget Apartment)Sienna Apartments, Clerkenwell (Budget Apartment)
Whether you're planning on coming to London for a few days or a few weeks, you will find that Sienna Apartments offer a cheaper alternative to Central London hotels, particularly if you're travelling in a group of four or five.
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Park Hotel London, Bloomsbury (38)Park Hotel London, Bloomsbury (3*)
Bloomsbury is well known for its artistic and cultural past, with several writers and poets having lived in the area. The nearby British Museum is a must-see for visitors to London, with its world-class collection of art and treasures.
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St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden (5*)St. Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden (5*)
A stunning, centrally located hotel, perfect for those wanting a luxurious base for their visit to the capital. This 5 star hotel is situated close to Leicester Square Underground Station, within easy walking distance of many of London's famous landmarks.
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Top Hotels Sellers:
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1. Seven Dials Hotel  
2. Lord Jim Hotel    
3. Melville Hotel       
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Dear LondonNet,
I have seen an ad in my local paper for the Terracotta Army exhibition at the British Museum. Therefore I was wondering if you could let me know the ticket price and when the exhibition will start.
Many thanks,
- Leanne

Dear leanne,
Tickets for The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army are already on sale for UKP13.00.  The exhibition will open on Thursday 13th September 2007 and will run until Sundsay 6th April 2008. To buy tickets for this exhibition, please click here.
Best regards,
- LondonNet

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