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Issue 63

The spotlight is on a new theatre discovery in Dalston, some of Peckham's nightlife hotspots and a summary of our favourite interior trends.

A Cultural Discovery in Dalston

Everyone loves a bit of culture, especially when there is promise of a strong beverage alongside it. That’s why Dalston’s Arcola Theatre offers the dream, with a selection of performance stages and an intimate bar area which is open until 3am. So you can enjoy a tipple after an insightful theatre viewing, bliss.

You don’t need to question the quality of performances put on by this theatre as it was nominated for nine Off West End Awards in 2015, which is a great achievement indeed, as that is more than any other theatre in London! At Londonewcastle, we are all for supporting local talent and encouraging everyone’s creative juices to flow, that’s why this place is right up our street because it creates a whopping 5000 theatre opportunities for residents of the area every year.

With character, charm and inspiring, supportive values, Arcola Theatre adds to the ever-growing list of cultural and creative gems that Hackney is known for. For more information about Arcola Theatre and their upcoming performances, please visit their website: http://bit.ly/2AJALgi

A Roundup of our Favourite Winter Interior Trends

If you have been enjoying this cold and gloomy weather as much as we have here at Londonewcastle, then you’ll probably agree that it’s time to get your home décor game on, so you can escape from the blustery winds into a cosy and comforting, yet stylish, sanctuary. So, with the year drawing to a close, here is a small round-up of a few of our favourite interior trends to spruce up your home this winter.

House Plants
Greenery is a luxury that we get an abundance of in the summer, so it would be a shame for it to become a distant memory during this bitter season. We understand that not everyone has the patience to look after shrubbery, which is why rubber plants are a great alternative and bring life and colour into any living space. Or alternatively, eucalyptus and cacti are more on the low maintenance side so you can have the benefit of plant life in your home without dedicating much time to caring for them.

The Colours of Nature
Rich, jewel-toned greens and deep, alluring blues are top colour choices this season, our Pinterest boards are full of images displaying deep navy feature walls and plush emerald sofas. There is something extremely inviting about these opulent hues that transform any home into a stylish lair with an expensive, yet welcoming and intimate ambience.

As the little boy from the toilet roll advert once declared: ‘soft, soft, soft, triple velvet.’ He was way ahead of the game when it came to this lavish home décor trend. Velvet accent pillows, luxe velvet chairs and long, sumptuous velvet drapes, can it get more luxe than that? Elle Décor agrees and say: Velvet décor items create an elevated atmosphere that’s ideal for cold weather cuddling.’ That’s exactly what we like to hear in a chilly December evening.

Peckham Nightlife

If you are south of the river in London, odds are you’ve spent a fair bit of time in Peckham. If you haven’t and you are looking for a good time then this is where you need to be. Now, Peckham’s reputation has shifted from the dodgy dealings of Only Fools and Horses, to one of the most coveted places to live and socialise in the city.

Frank’s Café
I thought I’d start with this one because it seems to be the area’s most popular social locations. Talking about Frank’s Café at this time of year is a complete teaser as it is only open during the summer time, but it is absolutely worth the wait. Located on the 10th floor of a multi-storey carpark, you can enjoy a warm summer’s evening watching the sunset over London’s iconic skyline with a cocktail in hand and if you read reviews, you will read on repeat ‘the view is pretty damn good.’

Not quite the South of France we admit, but the relaxed atmosphere of this South London hotspot will make up for it. Complete with a quaint cocktail terrace, an intimate cinema and live jazz nights you’ll never want to night to end when in Montpelier. This laid-back and modish bar has been labelled as a ‘proudly independent boozer’ and rightly so.

Peckham Springs
Found within the railway arches at Peckham Rye, this place is known for its street food offerings with tasty Caribbean Food by Mama’s Jerk and juicy deli sandwiches by Gabagools being a few foody favourites from their line-up. To help get you into the festive spirit, they are even hosting a Christmas market!

Prince of Peckham
If you want something with a little more oomph then this is where you need to go. With a calendar full of different themed events, whether it be disco yoga or culture nights until the early morning, there will always be an excuse to party until the unspeakable hours of the morning and if you’re new to the Peckham area, it will give you a hearty welcome indeed.

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