18 October 2010

Win an all-expenses-paid night out in London!

Jean-Paul SéculaireCOMPETITION:

Win an all-expenses-paid night out in London with man about town, Jean-Paul Séculaire!

One lucky reader will win the opportunity to accompany Jean-Paul to some of London's top night spots on Saturday 30th October, as he takes you out for a night to remember.

Dinner, drinks, burlesque show, dancing and coffee are all included in this unique and exclusive prize. You will meet at 8pm for an apéritif and be escorted all night until early the following morning by one of London's last old-fashioned gentlemen.

All you have to do is write in to info@londondossier.com with a little about yourself and the reason you would like to win this prize. The most enticing entry received by midnight on the night of Sunday 24th October shall win. The winner will be notified by email on Tuesday 26th October.

Good luck!



1) There is no alternative to this prize, cash or otherwise, so the winner must be available to meet in Central London on Saturday 30th October at 8pm.
2) If the winner is unable to take up the prize for any reason, or if Jean-Paul has not been able, after making reasonable efforts, to make contact with the winner, Jean-Paul reserves the right to award the prize to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen shall not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever. Jean-Paul shall not have any liability in such eventuality.
3) Only the winner will be contacted. Applicants who have not heard back by the end of Tuesday 26th October have unfortunately not been successful.
4) Travel expenses to and from Central London are not included in the prize.
5) Dinner will consist of a two course meal with wine or soft drink.
6) Alcoholic and/or soft drinks and tea/coffee will be provided in moderation at Jean-Paul's sole discretion.
7) Some venues operate a smart dress code, so the winner must be dressed appropriately. Sportswear is not permissible.
8) You agree that Jean-Paul may cancel the competition and/or prize at any time (e.g. due to illness). Jean-Paul shall not have any liability in such eventuality.
9) Applicants must be aged 18 or over.
10) The winner must carry proof of identity and proof of age with them on Saturday 30th October.
11) The competition is not open to members of Jean-Paul's family. Friends/acquaintances of Jean-Paul may enter, but their entries will not be given any preferential treatment.
12) Jean-Paul's decision on all matters relating to the competition is final.
13) Jean-Paul shall have no liability for any loss, damage or injury that may occur to the winner during the night out.

Legacy In the Dust - The Four Aces Story screens in Dalston

Critically acclaimed documentary, Legacy In the Dust - The Four Aces Story, will be showing on Wednesday 20th October and Wednesday 10th November at Open the Gate, The Black Culture Cafe in Dalston.

The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Winstan Whitter.

Legacy In The Dust tells the story of the hugely influential Club Four Aces in Dalston, which opened in the 1960s and went on to become one of the most popular reggae clubs in London during the 1970s. Against local opposition the club was demolished in 2006 to make way for for new developments.

Times: 7pm till 11.30pm
Admission: £5
Venue: Open The Gate, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BJ

For more information about the cafe, visit http://openthegate.org.uk/

14 October 2010

After Hours Club at Coco De Mer - October 2010

Erotic emporium, Coco De Mer, have just launched an After Hours Club at their Covent Garden boutique - a free series of pre-theatre shows "inspired by the roots and history of colourful Covent Garden characters".

This month's free and fancy folly presents some real talent:

Thursday 21st October (6-8pm): Performance by Chris Columbine, one of London's top burlesque performers.

Friday 29th October (5-6pm): Monthly Erotic Book Hour. Erotic fiction read by classically trained actress Ria Ullieri.

Saturday 30th October (6-7pm): Halloween special - Chris Columbine presents her Freddy Krueger burlesque routine.

Performances take place at:
Coco De Mer, 23 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DD

To find out more visit: www.coco-de-mer.com

08 October 2010

Mind Yuh Business vs Set The Tone - Sat 16 Oct

Mind Yuh Business takes on Set The Tone 67 in a friendly battle of the DJs on Saturday 16th October.

In what looks like being a great night of 60s and 70s soul, funk, boogaloo, ska, rocksteady and reggae, resident DJ Tim Keenoy is joined by top guest selectors Dean Rudland (Ace, BGP, Blue Note, Fania) and Dr Bob Jones to take on the Set The Tone 67 crew: Stephen Saunders, Dean Thatcher and guest Ricky Barrow.

Times: 8pm - 4am
Admission: £7 before 11pm then £9
Venue: The Dex Club, 467-469 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH

For more info check out: www.myspace.com/mindyuhbusinesslondon

05 October 2010

P. P. Arnold live at The Pigalle - Sat 9 Oct

60s soul legend P. P. Arnold is playing live at The Pigalle Club this Saturday, 9th October.

In this brand new show, P. P. Arnold joins Digby Fairweather and his Half Dozen for a "cocktail of Pat's hits and her favourite songs ranging from soul, jazz/funk and R&B to ballads".

Best known for her hit "The First Cut is the Deepest", P. P.'s beautiful singing voice and soulful interpretation of the song led Cat Stevens to say that hers was the definitive version.

Tickets: £10.00 (without dinner)
Doors: 6:30pm. Show: 9pm.

The Pigalle Club
215-217 Piccadilly

For table reservations contact - 0800 988 5470 | reservations@vpmg.net

For more info check out: www.thepigalleclub.com