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Issue 75

You heard it here first that Orlando Bloom is starring in his first London theatre performance since 2007! We also get political and talk about the latest opinion towards London, irrespective of Brexit. Plus we learn about some of the best candle and calligraphy classes that are on offer in the city.

Bloomin' 'eck

The title above is exactly (well, not quite exactly) the reaction that we had when we discovered the news that everyone’s favourite pirate, Orlando Bloom, was making his theatre comeback in London after 11 long years. Showcasing at Trafalgar Studios, Killer Joe, is anticipated to keep us on the edge of our seats after being adapted from the comic thriller starring Matthew McConaughey that was released back in 2011. Bloom, is almost as thrilled as we are to back on the stage in the British capital, stating, ‘I’m always looking for an opportunity to get back on stage especially in London, the heart of my home.’

There will be no hair blowing in the Caribbean wind this time round though as the play will be set in the deep south of Dallas, Texas. Bloom will be a little rougher around the edges than what we are used to seeing him in, as his character is a detective/hitman who goes by the name of Joe Cooper. Bloom says: ‘It’s very different from many of the film roles I am recognised for.’ We are more than excited to see what Bloom brings to the table and how he changes our perception towards him as a more versatile and diverse actor.

Killer Joe will be showcasing this summer from 18th May until 18th August – you won’t want to miss this.

Photo Credit: Timeout

London is Still Top Dog

It’s the issue on everybody’s lips, so we thought we would jump on the bandwagon and keep the conversation going. Considering it was a year last Thursday until Britain heads out door into the unknown and leave the European Union, Brexit is one of the most topical matters of the moment and instead of projecting a sense of doom and gloom like everyone else, we thought some positivity would do us all some good.

Despite what the consensus is about Brexit being the end of the world for us in the UK, it would actually appear that the capital will continue to have the crown when it comes to being our global financial hub. March 2018 marked the year that London is, once again, on top of the game. In the most recent version of the Global Financial Centre Index (GFCI), London was graded in top spot, which is something that is more than positive in the country's current situation. Over 100 various different aspects are taken into account when deciding the rankings, such as linguistic diversity, quality of life and political environment, and with everything that London has gone through over the last year, the result is very encouraging indeed.

As well as its top place in the latest GFCI, it has also been revealed that the majority of American banks still consider London as number one and would still rather invest in London-based banks than anywhere else in Europe. Big US banking firms have many reasons to back up why this is the case and London’s cultural medley, large talent pool and legal frameworks mean it will remain as the number one world city and financial hub, regardless of its position with Brexit.

Candles and Calligraphy

If you ask me, it doesn’t get any more creative than making your own candles or learning how to master the art of Calligraphy. Luckily for you, London has got many secret troves around every corner where you can release your inner innovator and let those creative juices flow.

Located in Hackney, the heart of everything creative, Earl of East London, renowned for its cool and simple packaging and candle scents that stand out from the crowd, offers a variety of classes that will give you first-hand expertise on the art of wax and wick. From workshops to learning about the skill of blending scents, you will be sure to discover a new-found love of this creative hobby.

A little further west in Belgravia, you can attend a masterclass run by the woman who coined the quote, ‘it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.’ Upon arrival at Rachel Vosper, you can select your fragrance from her bespoke library and walk away with a unique candle in a classic engraved jar at the end of the day. That’s not all, because on top of that you and your party will receive a refreshing glass of complimentary champagne, making your candle making experience all the more special.

If candles aren’t you thing, then maybe you would take a shining to the craft of calligraphy. There is something for everyone at Quill in Clerkenwell, from beginner’s courses to classes on the elaborate craft of brush and stroke work. Why not evolve your own style make your next party invites or thank you notes a little more personal?

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