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See Making Nature: How We See Animals, at the Welcome Collection

15 GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Great things to do in London this weekend, including Hockney at Tate Britain, Lizzie at Greenwich Theatre, VAULT Festival and Gary Barlow’s The Girls at Phoenix Theatre

The BADA Fair returns to the Duke of York Square, Chelsea, in March 2017

WIN TICKETS TO BADA 2017 IN CHELSEA

Win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the BADA Fair with complimentary champagne in Chelsea this March

The Charterhouse is at the centre of redevelopment plans

PRESERVING THE CHARTERHOUSE’S HERITAGE IN THE FACE OF REGENERATION

Boasting a history that spans centuries, The Charterhouse in north London is now stepping into the 21st century in a big way. The historic Charterhouse Square, located between Barbican and Smithfield Market, is undergoing a mass regeneration. Development Manager at The Charterhouse Dominic Tickell takes us through the building’s past, present and future

Janet Ellis got national attention for the release of her first novel last year

AGONY AUNT JANET ELLIS ON FICTION, FAMILY AND THE FUTURE

Daily Mail agony aunt Janet Ellis on her debut novel The Butcher’s Hook, her close relationship with daughter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and dreams of being an actor

Gary Barlow on his new musical The Girls and life in Notting Hill (photo: Rex Features)

GARY BARLOW ON NOTTING HILL AND HIS WEST END MUSICAL, THE GIRLS

Notting Hill local Gary Barlow has crafted yet another musical masterpiece and, for the first time in his songwriting career, it has hit the West End. Here, he tells The Resident about teaming up with Tim Firth to write The Girls and how Notting Hill inspires him

BADA: La Cité by Claude Venard (1913-1999), courtesy John Adams Fine Art

5 EXHIBITORS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT BADA 2017

BADA – the British Antique Dealers’ Association – returns to Chelsea for its 25th anniversary fair in March, with a host of new exhibitors among the familiar faces. Here are five exhibitors to put on your must-see list…

Wild Things flower shop, Mayfair

WILD THINGS, MAYFAIR, CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS

Louise Bermingham knows flowers. With her Mayfair florist, Wild Things, celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Resident asks how she keeps everything so rosy…

The Magical Lantern Festival in Chiswick is one way to keep the kids entertained this February Half Term

MUMMY IN THE CITY’S TOP 5 ACTIVITIES FOR FEBRUARY HALF TERM

Is it half term already? Mummy in the City, aka Tine Farstad, knows just how you feel, so we asked the London blogger to come up with five ways to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, with a particular focus on her own stomping ground, south and west London

Interview with Josie Long on her latest tour, Something Better

JOSIE LONG ON TOURING, BREXIT AND NIGEL FARAGE

Josie Long has been entertaining audiences with her signature brand of politically charged humour since she was 14 years old. Following the sell-out success of her last tour, Cara Josephine, she is heading for London with her 8th solo show in March

M.I.A. is to curate Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre in 2017

M.I.A. TO CURATE SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S MELTDOWN FESTIVAL 2017

Southbank Centre has announced that rapper, producer, director and visual artist M.I.A. – or Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam – will curate the 24th Meltdown festival, taking place this summer from 9-18 June

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