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The Fifth Estate (15)
During a pivotal speech in Bill Condon's contentious film about the rise of WikiLeaks, founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) paraphrases the words of Oscar Wilde as justification for using whistleblowers to shame governments into transparency...
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Australia - Burlington House  
Australia - Burlington House
The story of Australia is inextricably linked to its landscape and for Australian artists, this deep connection has provided a rich seam of inspiration for centuries.Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years, this exhibition will span more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art...
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Top Attractions Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Thames River Cruises, 5. Hampton Court Palace

Diary: Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the crappest city of all?

Naomi Campbell plans to open an exclusive chain of gyms in London, for people who are already fit. I guess the idea is that you turn up, change into lycra and admire yourself and other toned-types in the mirror mirror on the wall. As long as the fat dwarves stay outside, life is good.

If successful, the next step is to take the concept of taster menus a step further and launch a chain of restaurants where you admire the food but don't eat, a live version of celeb TV cooking shows. Or they'll let you munch, but then point towards the vomitorium like in the glory days of Roman Londinium.

Then there'll be cinemas where the idea is not to watch movies; instead it's to tell people you've already watched them, but enough about the London Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday (09.10.3).

That's harsh, I know, and Tom Hanks was only trying to be nice when he said at the festival that, "to be here for this, in this international city, the most important city in the world, I don't know how this happened," but sometimes you can't help get suffocated by the smugness of our town.

Along those lines, London was this week named the crappest place in Britain. "The only people who can still afford to live in the middle of the city are politicians, criminals and bankers," said Sam Jordison, who co-founded Crap Towns. He'd better not be in the gym the same time as me.

David Clee


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- Cinema

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Blockbuster of the Week: The Fifth Estate (15)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Carice van Houten
Daniel Domscheit-Berg meets Julian Assange at a conference and they embark on a quest to expose corruption within the upper echelons of power...
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Le Week-end.Directed by Roger Michell.Starring Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent. Nicola Dove. Artifiac Eye Film Co Ltd UK  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Le Week-end (15)
Starring: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum
Meg and her husband Nick choose to celebrate 30 years together by revisiting old haunts in Paris, the city of amour...
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Machete Kills. Lionsgate  
Action Movie of the Week: Machete Kills (15)
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas
Machete Cortez is granted citizenship of the United States by the President in exchange for hunting down a terrorist called Mendez...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

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- Classical and Dance

Le Corsaire, London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
Le Corsaire - London Coliseum
English National Ballet presents Le Corsaire (The Pirate), a thrilling ballet about Conrad, a dashing pirate and his love for Medoraa beautiful harem girl, it is a swashbuckling drama which is one of the most breath taking spectacles in ballet...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. Fidelio, 2. Le Corsaire, 3. Le Nozze di Figaro, 4. Rigoletto, 5. Romeo And Juliet

- Comedy

Jimmy Carr at O2 Academy Brixton and Eventim Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Jimmy Carr - O2 Academy Brixton and Eventim Apollo
Jimmy Carr is one of Britain's best-loved comedians, frequently appearing on all manner of TV shows from QI to Have I Got News for you, and is well-known for presenting the long-running 8 out of 10 Cats...
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Top Comedy Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Sarah Millican, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Jason Manford

- Music

Beady Eye - Eventim Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Beady Eye - Eventim Apollo
The band will kick off proceedings on Sunday November 10th at Glasgow's Barrowlands before taking in Leeds' O2 Academy, Newcastle's O2 Academy, two nights at Manchester's O2 Academy, Wolverhampton's Civic Hall, Portsmouth's Guildhall and finally London's Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday November 21st...
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Top Music Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. One Direction, 2. Michael Buble, 3. Taylor Swift 4. Arctic Monkeys, 5. Bruno Mars

- Theatre

From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
From Here To Eternity - Shaftesbury Theatre
Adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, this gripping tale of illicit love and army life is a breathtaking, romantic and excitingly original show that is set to join the front rank of great musicals...
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Top Theatre Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Dirty Dancing, 4. Let It Be, 5. War Horse


Epic Competition  
Epic Competition
From the creators of Ice Age comes the year's funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure. Transported to a magical world, teenager, M.K. (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyonce Knowles), to help the "Leafmen" save their forest from evil warriors...
Win one of three copies of Epic on DVD.
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London Accommodation

Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington (5 Star Hotel).  
Royal Garden Hotel - Kensington (5 Star Hotel)
Sitting next to Kensington Gardens, this fabulous hotel puts you amidst all the shops, sights and sounds of the buzzing capital. Within a short walk or tube ride you can be shopping in Knightsbridge, catching a show in the West End, exploring Hyde Park or visiting the attractions of Kensington...
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Central House Hotel, Victoria (3 Star Hotel)  
Central House Hotel - Victoria (3* Hotel)
The Central House Hotel is a warm and welcoming, stylish hotel perfectly situated in the centre of London's Victoria district. This superb location means that sights such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park are within easy reach of the Central House Hotel...
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Astors Hotel, Victoria (4 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Astors Hotel - Victoria (4* B&B)
Treat yourself to stylish and contemporary surroundings at boutique Astors Hotel. Two Georgian style townhouses have been combined to provide you with an intimate and welcoming place to stay that will feel like a home from home...
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County Hotel, Euston (2 Star Hotel)  
County Hotel, Euston (2* Hotel)
Superbly situated just a short walk from Euston Train Station, the County Hotel London is easily accessible and puts you right in the heart of the capital for your London city break. Staying at this well-placed hotel you are just a short walk from Camden Market, Regent's Park and the British Museum...
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Top Hotel Sellers (26/09/13 - 09/10/13):
1. Hammersmith Rooms - Hammersmith (2 Star Accommodation), 2. Normandie Hotel - Paddington (3 Star B&B), 3. London Town Hotel - Earls Court (3 Star Hotel), 4. Hyde Park Inn - Bayswater (Hostel), 5. Hour Glass Hotel - Walford (2 Star Accommodation)

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