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Issue 47

Find out about the best bowl of ramen ever, and get ready to tackle The Beast!

Lunch at Kanada-ya

Nothing quite beats a big, hearty bowl of ramen on a Friday lunchtime, does it? If your ears have pricked up and your mouth has started watering at the thought, then Kanada-ya is calling your name.

An intimate group of us from Londonewcastle made our way to the one on Panton Street in Soho last Friday; we passed Chinatown on the way and whet our appetites with the glorious aromas of Asian cooking. When we arrived, we were seen to immediately and were escorted to our little wooden booth. We all climbed in and felt as though we were the noodles in a bowl of ramen, but enjoyed the snug experience nonetheless.

Then, we were presented with the menu. I’m not going to lie, I had looked at the menu about seven times the day before so I already knew what I wanted, but it didn’t hurt to give it another glance just in case I had a change of heart. I devoured the Karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, to start with and then washed that down nicely with the Spicy Yuzu Ramen. Well, I did not regret my decision. The Spicy Yuzu had just the right amount of kick without overpowering the other sumptuous flavours and had the perfect noodle to broth ratio, and the fried chicken was just finger-lickin’ good. Lunch was perfectly complemented with a hot carafe of sake, obviously, and it is safe to say that I am already planning my next trip. A successful lunch all round and nobody, by any stretch of the imagination, was left disappointed.

The Big Bounce A.K.A The Beast

The bank holidays in May seem like many moons ago don’t they? So the one coming up at the end of August could not come round soon enough. If you’re still stuck for ideas about what to do with yourself then fear not, because the world’s largest bouncy castle is coming to London.

From Friday 25th until Monday 28th August, this colossal bouncy castle, or The Beast as it is also known, will be found at Alexandra Palace. Measuring a titanic 272 metres, The Beast will comprise a 32 obstacle course that is estimated up to 20 minutes to complete! To make this event even more alluring, you will be able to refuel with some tastiness from a variety of food vendors, as well as enjoy cocktails and some catchy tunes from live DJ sets.

With tickets priced at £20, you would be a fool to miss out on this August Bank Holiday bonanza http://bit.ly/2u0CTNA

Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi Gallery

Our priority in this day and age seems to revolve around selfies – taking a picture of ourselves when we’re dressed to the nines, taking a selfie with our pets and taking a selfie with some stunning scenery in the background, we just can’t get enough.

The selfie is so popular that Saatchi Gallery have got an entire exhibition dedicated to it, running until 6th September. Nigel Hurst, gallery chief executive, initially pictured this to be an intimate display. After delving deeper into the subject, the show is exposed on a much bigger scale, over two floors and ten rooms to be exact.

Visitors will be faced with fine portraits by renowned artists, such as Van Gogh and Picasso, portraits which are juxtaposed by selfies of the Kardashian clan. This exposition is intended to bring our attention to the evolution of the selfie – extensive skill and artistic instruments were required to initiate the selfie back in the 16th century, but now anybody can take snaps with their smartphone.

Hurst says: ‘The selfie is by far the most expansionist form of visual self-expression, whether you like it or not, the art world cannot really afford to ignore it.’

To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/2vsuq6c

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