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Six By Nico

DATES 17th May – Sunday 27th June 2021
PRICES Starts from £37 per person
BOOK https://www.sixbynico.co.uk/

It’s hard not to get excited when the Circus rolls into town. The arrival of the blue and red ‘Big Top‘ is quite an event with dazzling high-wire acts, clowns splattered with custard pies, jugglers, magicians and unicyclists.

Inspired by memories of the ‘THE CIRCUS’ experience, Chef Nico Simeone and his team have created a show stopping menu seasoned with a little bit of mystery, a little bit of magic, and a whole lot of joy. From the sweet smells to the festive music, the ambiance of the Circus is especially uplifting – bringing people and families together with adulterated fun and comforting food.

After a downer of a year, the team at Six by Nico knows how to turn a meal into a show. If your favorite memories consist of Ferris wheels and fried dough, ‘THE CIRCUS’ menu will be right up your alley this Spring. From Monday 26th April in Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) and from Monday May 17th in England (Manchester, Liverpool and London) at Six by Nico restaurants will showcase the flavours of upscale carnival food and surprise and delight guests looking for the greatest feast. 

– Six by Nico Restaurants will reopen from April 26th – 
The new six course ‘THE CIRCUS’ tasting menu includes ‘Waffles & Ice Cream’ – Chicken Liver Parfait, Compressed Peach, Potato Cris; ‘Candy Butchers‘ – Beef Carpaccio, Burger Sauce, Aged Parmesan, Pickled Cucumber; ‘The Illusionist‘ – Chicken Ballotine, Crushed Artichoke, Brown Shrimp, Caper & Raisin Puree; ‘A-Crab-atics‘ – Sole, Baby Courgette, Bergamot Gel, Crab Tortellini & Bisque; ‘The Greatest Show‘ – Smoked Flat Iron, Wild Garlic, Black Truffle Emulsion, Ox Cheek Pasty. 

The final act ends on a sweet note with ‘The Grand Finale‘ – Peanut Butter parfait, Rhubarb Compote, Blood Orange, Candy Floss. 
The vegetarian alternative boasts six delicious courses of ‘Waffles & Ice Cream’ – Goats Cheese Mousse, Compressed Peach, Potato Crisp; ‘Candy Butchers’ – Beetroot Tartare, Burger Sauce, Aged Parmesan, Pickled Cucumber; ‘The Illusionist’  – Herb Gnocchi, Samphire, Crushed Artichoke, Caper & Raisin Puree; ‘A-Crab-atics’ – Sole, Smoked Tomato Compote, Bergamot Gel, Crab Tortellini & Bisque; ‘The Greatest Show’ – Smoked Cep Mushroom, Black Truffle Emulsion, Crisp King Oyster, Wild Garlic and ‘The Grand Finale’ – Peanut Butter parfait, Rhubarb Compote, Blood Orange, Candy Floss. 

 – Chef Nico Simeone from Six by Nico Restaurants –
Chef Nico Simeone said:
“Who amongst us doesn’t have fond memories of a visit to the circus when we were young? The circus is a fascinating visual and our re-opening menu is full with colorful unpretentious, playful dishes. Everybody needs a little extra excitement right now and our team had lots of fun developing and creating this theme as we prepare to reopen our Six by Nico restaurants across the country.”


LOCATION Secret location
DATES Various dates (bookings from 17 April)
PRICE Varies
BOOK https://www.eleven98hackney.com

East London’s favourite supper club Eleven98 by Chef Aidan is back!

Book and enjoy a dining experiences by Michelin-trained Chef Aidan Brooks at his Chef’s Table for an innovative and sustainable seven course fine dining tasting menu.

Enjoy a social dining experience and enjoy a showcase of Aidan’s incredible produce which is grown on his doorstep in the London Borough of Hackney. The Eleven98 experience always begins with a quirky cocktail on arrival, made using Haggerston-produced spirits from the 58 Gin Distillery. Then you’ll take a pew, sit back and delve into a sequence of seven carefully curated tasting courses, based entirely on Hackney sourced produce. All of the fruits, vegetables and herbs on Aidan’s menus have been organically cultivated or foraged in the borough, and everything else has to
be Hackney produced or sourced. They are very proud to say that sustainability and environmental mindfulness are at the very heart of their ethos. Aidan’s interactive style of service means he’s on hand to offer insightful details behind each dish as it’s presented, explaining where things were grown or where they came from. This makes the whole experience way more than just a meal.

Bookings are open from 17 April, beginning with Saturday lunch services from 2pm. This will be with a reduced capacity. The seven course tasting menu will be served al fresco in the picturesque garden of our secret new location, and bookings can be made here!

Then from Friday 21 May Eleven 98 will be moving back indoors for Friday and Saturday night 7pm slots, continuing with the reduced capacity.

If you’d like to book out the whole table during April, May or early to mid-June, just get in touch with Aidan via his Private Dining page here.

From 25 June Eleven98 hopes to be able to return to full capacity with no restrictions.

Swamp Motel

LOCATION Live stream
DATES Various
PRICE from £45
BOOK https://swampmotel.co.uk/live

Swamp Motel creates entertainment that blurs boundaries between theatre, film and gaming. By giving audiences a pivotal role within story-worlds, Swamp Motel’s innovative productions are always live, social and thrilling whether experiencing them from your sofa, your desk or in an unexpected venue.

Their online experiences combine the artistry of immersive theatre with the thrill of an escape room, made for the internet. Their theatrical events allow audiences to experience new and existing stories in the most unexpected ways, made for live.

Choose from either

Plymouth Point
The Mermaids Tongue
The Kindling Hour

Doctor Who Time Fracture


DATES 26 May onwards
PERFORMANCE TIMES Tuesday to Sunday at 6.30PM, 7.15PM & 8PM
Matinees: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12.30PM. 1.15PM and 2PM
LOCATION 19 South Molton Lane, London, W1K 5LE
PRICE £47- £57 plus booking fee.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW BOOK VIA https://www.immersivedoctorwho.com

#BeTheHero  #immersivedoctorwho

Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new immersive theatrical event from the team behind The Great Gatsby, the UK’s longest running immersive show. Officially licensed by BBC Studios, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will take place at Immersive | LDN, a former military drill hall dating back to 1890, from 17 February 2021, with tickets available through to 11 April 2021.

1940 – it’s the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens up a rift in space and time. For decades, UNIT has fought to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses, but they’ve been beaten back as the fracture multiplies out of control.

Earth as we know it is at stake – now is the time for you to step up and be the hero. Travelling to impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way, it’s a journey across space and time to save our race, and our beautiful planet.

Featuring an original story arc, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will invite audiences to become immersed in the world of Doctor Who. Placed at the heart of the story, audiences will meet Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords and many other strange and mysterious characters as they travel across space and time to discover amazingly realised worlds and undertake a mission to save the universe as we know it.

Doctor Who:  Time Fracture will allow guests to meet a character from Time Lord Victorious, BBC Studios’ brand new multi-platform Doctor Who story.

Working in close collaboration with BBC Studios, Director Tom Maller (Secret Cinema’s Casino Royale, 28 Days Later, Blade Runner), writer Daniel Dingsdale (Dark Tourism, Stardust, The Drop Off) BBC consultant James Goss (Dirk Gently, Torchwood), Production Designer Rebecca Brower and the creative team at Immersive Everywhere will bring to vivid life the worlds of Doctor Who giving audiences a chance to experience the Doctor’s adventures like never before.

Director, Tom Maller said:

“We are incredibly excited to be at the creative helm of this project. It has been an enjoyable experience already, working with BBC Studios to make sure Doctor Who: Time Fracture not only meets the extremely high expectations of fans, but exceeds them.

Writer Daniel Dingsdale added:

“Drawing from the rich legacy of Doctor Who, which spans over half a century, we are creating an adventure that will entertain both fans that have immersed themselves in the show’s universe for years, and audience members who will walk in from the street having never seen an episode. It’s going to be an absolute blast.”

Louis Hartshorn, joint CEO of Immersive Everywhere said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with BBC Studios to bring the incredible universe of Doctor Who to life in a way that only immersive theatre can. We can’t wait for audiences to step into the world of The Doctor, and find themselves closer to the action than ever before, in this expansive and ambitious new show.

Based on everything we know now, we are confident that Doctor Who: Time Fracture will be able to go ahead as planned in early 2021 and will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our audiences and full creative team.”

Doctor Who: Time Fracture will take place whilst adhering to the social distancing guidelines announced by the UK Government this month. Immersive Everywhere will also be operating a no-questions-asked exchange policy where customers who are no longer able to attend can exchange their ticket for an equivalent ticket on an alternative date.


DATE Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 14:30
DURATION OF TOUR 2 hrs & 30 mins
BOOK VIA www.silenttours.net/tours/west-end-musical-silent-disco-walking-tour



Silent Tours, producers of Silent Disco Walking Tours (Westend)  Trip Advisor’s number 1 ranked walking tour for London is delighted to announce the team will once again lead musical theatre lovers through the streets of London, as restrictions on outdoor entertainment are lifted.

As musical theatre enthusiasts are unable to go to an indoor venue to see shows, Silent Disco Walking Tours, which has been running for two years, offer the chance for audiences to get their musical theatre fix safely, as they are taken on an all singing, all dancing tour of the West End. 

Visiting 20 theatres across the West End, guests are given commentary, facts, anecdotes along the way all of which make up a fascinating and vibrant history of London’s theatre.

In between stops, audiences listen to musical tracks selected from shows that are playing or have played at each of the venues via a Silent Disco headset. Attendees are encouraged to sing, dance and have fun throughout as they experience a slice of musical theatre, whilst maintaining social distancing.

Producer and tour host Shaun Ames said “whilst the recent government grant to the arts has been celebrated and welcomed, theatres and indeed all arts venues wait anxiously for news on how the funds will be allocated. As we cautiously welcome a return to the possibility of indoor performances, we’re well aware that for theatres, most will find the need for social distancing prohibitive, which is likely to mean that doors remain shut for months to come.

We hope that by relaunching our tours, we can not only provide musical theatre lovers with a chance to experience a slice of the West End in a socially distanced and responsible way, but also give people a chance to learn the rich history of West End Theatre and to understand how vital a part of both the culture and the economy it really is. In addition, we plan to give back what we can by donating a portion of the ticket sale to the Theatre Artist’s fund”

Tickets cost £24 for a tour that lasts between two hours and two and a half hours, £5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Theatre Artist’s fund (https://theatreartists.fund) which has been set up by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK whilst theatres cannot operate.

As an outside event, Silent Disco Walking Tours are fully able to go ahead in compliance with government guidelines – by ensuring that all guests wear face masks – provided by the company and each tour has reduced its capacity to 16 people per tour.

When: various dates throughout the year
Location: various locations

Love cookery books, love cooking, love socialising then you will love The Cookbook Circle club.

The Cookbook Circle club in for fans of eating, cooking and meeting new people. But mostly eating.

The Cookbook Circle was created by Victoria Durant and Hannah Quinn – two people slightly obsessed with recipes, new places to eat and ogling Instagram posts of delicious things. 

Victoria and Hannah’s mission is to bring people together and get everyone cooking using the cookbooks that they have currently, rather than always buying new ones. Each month they bring a new theme and members get together, cooking a dish from a recipe found in a cookery book (or online!) and socialise. It can be sweet, savoury, veggie, vegan or meaty. As The Cookbook Circle is all about cooking, eating, exploring, discovering and socialising.

So grab your cookbook, dust it off and show it some love and share your dish with others. As every month at The Cookbook Circle it is all about eating and discovering new dishes which we have made from one of those books that we may of neglected.

With a different theme every month the question is what will you cook and what new recipes will you discover whilst eating, sipping and socialising at The Cookbook Circle?

February’s theme is comfort food – because it’s still winter and we need cheering up.

​Bring along a comforting dish on February 24 at 7pm, as well as the cookbook it’s from (if you feel like it). Recipe cards are provided so you can take down any dish that caught your eye and tickled your taste buds on the night.   

Members who attend will get lots to eat (and leftovers to take home) and a lovely community to share your love of food.

Discover more via https://www.thecookbookcircle.com

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