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Dine on a vintage Underground tube carriage in Walthamstow UK News is as summer pop-up held in a vintage Victoria Line carriage, and it sounds a lot nicer than most of the food consuming experiences on the Underground.

Fear not, you won’t be trundling along towards the end of the line, as the 1967 carriage is stationed at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.

Times Series: The carriage dates back to the 1960sThe carriage dates back to the 1960s (Image:

The summer pop up sees the carriage transform into a fully functioning 35-cover restaurant, complete with all the bells and whistles as a fine-dining restaurant, while retaining the carriage’s nostalgic charm.

With one sitting in an evening, the supper club is a six-course Latin American-inspired menu from chef Beatriz Maldonado Carreno.

The Colombian chef will take her homeland’s culinary culture and work with British seasonal produce to create dishes such as frijoles con arepa (beans in a traditional maize flat bread), tiradito de merluza (a cured hake dish), asado (barbecued pork loin and beef rump rubbed in chimichurri) and postra barracho – a heavenly sounding dessert of amaretto and rum soaked sponge with almond custard and praline and mora compote and mousse.

Alongside this, South American wines (and cocktails) will be available to quaff and to set the nostalgic mood, jazz will play in the background.

Times Series: The supper club consists of six South American inspired coursesThe supper club consists of six South American inspired courses (Image: is open from Thursday to Saturday, and is currently taking bookings from Thursday, August 24 to November.

The nightly seating is at 7pm and for six-courses, it’s £67. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus are available on request.

Various seating arrangements are available, including a large communal table and more intimate private tables. 

Tickets are available through the website.

Address: Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, South Access Road, Walthamstow E17 8AX


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This notice was published: 2023-08-08 17:36:32

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Karapincha opens in Canary Wharf with soft launch offer UK News

Created by sisters Vasanthini and Dharshini Perumal, Karapincha serves up warming Sri Lankan comfort foods, and from August 23, from its first restaurant site in Canary Wharf.

With outlets in Mercato Metropolitano, Old Spitalfields Market and Market Place in Vauxhall, the Canary Wharf location will be the business’ fourth site.

The 10-seater restaurant will open with a soft launch offer, taking 50 per cent off mains during its first week, Tuesday, August 22 to Tuesday, August 29.

Available to dine in or takeaway, the menu will feature much of the outfit’s signature dishes; devilled chicken with fried rice, kothu roti – diced up roti bread stir-fried with vegetables and either chicken, lamb or a vegan mix.

Sweet and savoury hoppers and lamb crispy rolls are also available.

The Canary Wharf venue will also serve a Sri Lankan-style breakfast that will include ham and cheese stuffed rotis and French toast, as well as lighter breakfast options.

Karapincha joins a host of restaurants and food traders in Canary Wharf.

Most recently, Fish Game, an ultra-seasonal and sustainable fish restaurant Roberto Costa’s restaurant group Macellaio RC opened in Canary Wharf.

With Fish Game, the restauranteur has taken a step away from his Italian offerings w to serve up dishes that are simple and balanced in a rustic yet stylish dining room. The restaurant also has a tequila bar attached, where Aperitivo is served daily.

The second location of plant-based restaurant mallow also recently opened in Canary Wharf. 

The sister restaurant to Mildreds, mallow plates up healthy vegan food, inspired by popular dishes from around the globe. 

Address: Unit 14, Canada Square, Canary Wharf E14 5AX


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This notice was published: 2023-08-08 14:19:27

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Bat Mitzvah girl’s £2,000 for Marie Curie Nurses charity UK News

On her “coming of age” 12th birthday, she did a sponsored walk from her home in Enfield to Marie Curie end-of-life charity office in Battersea.  

Tali set off at 8am with her parents and got to the charity in Nine Elms at 3.15pm, to be met by staff cheering her on in her final stretch.

She took on the challenge as part of the charity fundraising element of her Jewish Bat Mitzvah.

“Tali was brilliant during the walk,” her proud mum Janie said. “She didn’t moan once the whole time!

“She knew she wanted to set herself a challenge as part of her tzedakah (giving to charity) and it made sense to raise money for Marie Curie which looked after both her grandpas before they died.

“Their nurses supported us and were there for our family when we needed them most, so this was an opportunity to give back.”

The family originally hoped to raise £500 — but their JustGiving page has now raised almost four times that.

Marie Curie nurses and healthcare assistants looked after 46,000 people last year alone. The charity’s support services were used more than a million times.

Its community fundraiser Tracy Annunziato said: “Tali is an inspiration. She’s only 12 but set herself a huge challenge and accomplished it while smashing her fundraising target.

“It’s thanks to fundraisers like Tali and her parents that we can offer care to people and their families affected by terminal illness.”

The charity provides care to patients at home or in one of its nine hospices around the country.

It offers bereavement support with a free helpline with information on everything from managing day-to-day terminal illness to planning for end of life, or help if someone needs a safe space to talk or guidance on their personal situation.

Callers are paired with a volunteer offering a listening ear and emotional support. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones on 0800 090 2309.

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This notice was published: 2023-08-08 05:00:00

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Bartholomew Fair: City of London’s announces festival programme UK News

The City of London has reinvigorated Bartholomew Fair, a festival that dates back to the 12th century and which was last held in 1855, with an international-flavoured programme of engaging public art pieces.

Running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from August 31 to September 16, the fair opens with Resurgam, a vertical dance performance of the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral by California-based company Bandaloop, which is also co-produced and co-commissioned by the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

Times Series: Bandaloop will perform on the façade of St Paul's CathedralBandaloop will perform on the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral (Image: Jessica Swanson)

Highlights include Olivier-award-winning artist Kit Green’s 1133 at Festival Gardens which is a punchy reworking of Bartholomew Fair by playwright Ben Jonson and a multi-disciplinary circus show from Belgium-based circus troupe heled in St Paul’s Churchyard.

Also in the first week, award-winning clown Fraser Hooper will present his show Funny Business which features a stunt duck, human fish and really silly boxing match.

In the second week, look out for Dinner for All by Gorilla Circus which celebrates the history of Bartholomew Fair through an immersive theatrical circus show and dinner service.

Eau de Memoire by Miss High Leg Kicks is an interactive show on memories evoked by our sense of smell.

Times Series: Show Funny Business is a festival highlightShow Funny Business is a festival highlight (Image: Fraser Hooper)

Puppets with Guts will host a big puppet singalong show The Lips that features many popular hits, and Follow Me is a series of projection installations that tells the story of a child on a quest across the City of London that features figures from the city’s past. This work is by Imitating the dog.

Events and shows take place around Liverpool street, Aldgate Square, Leadenhall Market, Smithfield Market and various other places around the City of London.

Every Saturday, there’s a programme of creative workshops by Tootles + Nibs on clowning, music, circus and print-making.

For the full programme and timings, visit

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This notice was published: 2023-08-07 16:52:23