High-End Burger Dining Concept BOBO Social Arrives on Charlotte Street

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 15.56.27A new high-end Burger and Small Plates dining concept has launched on one of London’s foodie destinations, Charlotte Street. BOBO Social will offer innovative dishes made with local British and seasonal ingredients in a bijou setting.

BOBO Social is the first solo project from talented operators Michael Benson and Jacinta Maddison. Michael has over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry with previous credits including Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London. Jacinta has worked for 10 years in the media and advertising industry and brings a wealth of interior design knowledge to the concept. The pair have been friends for 4 years and shared a mutual love for eating out. Finally deciding to take the on the restaurant world themselves, BOBO Social was happily born.

BOBO’s dedicated burger menu will be made with rare-breed beef from Sussex, such as Dexter, Longhorn and Red Lincoln. For BOBO’s unique taste, the burgers will be cooked in a Kopa Charcoal Oven which sears meat instantly at temperatures as high as 300°C, ensuring it retains it’s succulence. The oven will burn Lumpwood Charcoal along with single species woods such as Cherry, English Plum and Hickory to ensure perfectly smoked meat every time. The burger menu will include delights such as a Lobster & Crab Burger, a Peanut Butter Burger, a Waygu Burger with Ogleshield Cheese, Confit Shitake Mushrooms, and Truffle Shavings, plus a weekly changing ‘Guest Burger’ created at the Experiment Burger Society. Once a week, up to 20 people can enjoy an evening with the Head Chef, sipping on cocktails, getting their hands dirty creating burgers with a range of exotic and tasty meats, such as, Kangaroo, Venison, Ostrich and of course BOBO’s classic Rare-Breed Beef.

For those seeking a lighter alternative, BOBO Social will serve up a mouthwatering selection of Small Plates, including: Sea Bass Ceviche, with pomegranate, chilli, chive and lime dressing, Fillet Steak Strips, with avocado, chive and chipotle salsa topped with truffle shavings, British Feta & Marinated Watermelon, with heritage tomatoes, rocket and basil oil.Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 15.56.46

Guests can round off the perfect meal with delicious desserts such as an Elderflower & Fresh Strawberry Jelly served with a spash of champagne, a White Chocolate Cheesecake with Lemon and Ginger, and a Dark & Milk Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel.

There will also be a range of self-indulgent dessert cocktails to spoil any alcoholic sweet tooth with tipples such as, Rhubarb & Custard, Death By Chocolate Martini and Apple Crumble In A Glass.

The term Bobo, short for Bourgeois Bohemian, denotes the combination of the free-spirited artistry of the Bohemian with the worldly ambitions of the Bourgeois lifestyle, and guests will be struck by the venue’s shabby chic (with more emphasis on the chic!) and intimate interior. Design features include a fresh white and grey theme with rustic oak farmhouse tables and benches, vintage lighting and splashes of pure decadence such as their beautiful trophy wine coolers. Set over two floors, the basement bar area will be the perfect destination to enjoy a cocktail after work with low lighting, wild flowers and vintage mirrors creating an idyllic hideaway from the outside world.

BOBO Social
95 Charlotte Street
London, W1T 4PZ
Website: www.bobosocial.com
Twitter: @BoboSocial
Instagram: @bobosocialcharlottestreet

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 12pm-12am

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‘Exhilarating, Bolshy…': Finland’s The Scenes Support The Specials On Autumn Tour

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‘Exhilarating; lucid yet soaring…and in singer Konsta Koivisto, they’ve a potential superstar on their hands.’ The Line Of Best Fit

‘A post-punk/indie-rock melange with dour-lipped motoriks… they punctuate their rockin’ tunes with a bolshy personality that’s rare in these trying times.’ Ja Ja Ja



Finland’s The Scenes are pleased to announce an exciting run of shows coming up – they will be supporting punk legends The Specials on their highly anticipated autumn UK tour, many dates of which are already sold out.

An experimental band barely out of their teens, The Scenes out of Oulu, Northern Finland, are something between art pop, hardcore punk and progressive rock. Although they themselves would describe their sound simply as ‘rock’, the oblique song structures, angular rhythms and contorted lyrics, combined with their powerful showmanship mastery makes for something altogether more special.

No strangers to the live circuit, in May 2014 The Scenes toured the UK earning a reputation for their lights-out mayhem live performances, playing festival slots at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and Dot to Dot, as well as supporting Bo Ningen on their club tour. Their sets are characterised by neurotic bursts – serene then suddenly lively to the point where it’s almost certain that something will break – be it equipment or bones.

After their debut album “Images Of Animals Crying In Public” in 2013, second album ‘Beige’ will come out in October, on the Sound of Finland imprint. More details soon.

Watch the official video for single ‘Anorexia Is Boring’ here

The Scenes will play the following dates:

Oct 30th – Norwich, UEA w/ The Specials
Nov 3rd – Dublin, Olympia w/ The Specials
Nov 4th – Belfast, Ulster Hall w/ The Specials
Nov 5th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Nov 13th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 14th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 15th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 17th – Brighton, The Dome w/ The Specials
Nov 18th – Bournemouth, Academy w/ The Specials
Nov 22nd – Nottingham, Rock City w/ The Specials
Nov 23rd – Southampton, Joiners
Nov 25th – Manchester, Gullivers
Nov 27th – Bristol, Start The Bus
Nov 28th – Liverpool, Studio 2

More dates TBA


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‘A Strong Quest to Explore': New Work By Adam Neate At Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London

 Adam Neate, 2014, The ship of fools, mixed media on board . 109 x 109 x 18 cm

Adam Neate, 2014, The ship of fools, mixed media on board . 109 x 109 x 18 cm

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms present Dimensionalism, the first major selling exhibition of new works by British artist Adam Neate in two years.

Adam Neate, 36, achieved international recognition for his street art interventions in the late 1990s. In his early days as one of the most established UK representatives of the street art movement, he left thousands of artworks in the streets for anyone to collect. His artistic ouvre now firmly belongs to the British Figurative painting tradition, reinterpreted for the 21st Century. In Dimensionalism, this self-taught artist remains true to his continuously developing aesthetic language, which has won him a cult following over the years for his unique artistic output and refreshingly daring material explorations.

Neate says, “This new body of work was driven by a strong quest to explore and expand within my own visual language. The paintings may look stylistically different to each other, but they all follow an intrinsic theoretical approach, which employs the same dimensional language. I ventured outside of my comfort zone to paint things I would not normally paint, researching new ways of communicating and translating in my work a vision of the world.”

In this new body or work on display at the Soho gallery, Neate continues researching 3-dimensional and stylistic themes, introducing less familiar subjects and returning to a darker mood and colour palette first seen in his earlier 3D cardboard works.

Neate is a master in the experimentation of technological processes, which he applies to his work alongside an almost mathematical exploration of perspective, space and dimensional form. This, combined with his viscerally physical, expressive use of paint, results in a powerful, cohesive statement of his unique aesthetic language.

Neate embraces the strong British figurative tradition, whilst creating something vital and new. His work is in public and private collections in 30 countries, and, after exhibiting in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and China for the past five years, he has an impressive and growing fan-base throughout Asia and the Far East

Dimensionalism is an unmissable exhibition, witnessing the aesthetic development of this excitingly original British painter.

Paul Jones, Director of Elms Lesters Painting Rooms says “Dimensionalism is an eagerly awaited opportunity for UK collectors and visitors to London to see the extraordinary recent developments of this young painter, who challenges the very notion of what painting is.”



Dates: 5th September – 18th October | Private View: 4th September 6 – 9pm

Exhibition opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 – 7pm; Saturday 11am – 5pm

Address: 1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, WC2H 8DH www.elmslesters.co.uk

Admission FREE

Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road

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The Magical Janet Devlin is After Nyne Magazine 4’s Cover Star



After Nyne HQ is pleased to present our stunning cover for Issue 4, featuring the gorgeous Janet Devlin.

In an After Nyne exclusive, shot by After Nyne’s own Craig Hemming, Janet showcases highlights from this year’s Regent’s School of Fashion & Design Graduate Show.

We’ll be revealing exclusive behind the scenes images from the shoot, and be talking about Janet’s latest single Creatures of the Night, which is available on iTunes now

Don’t forget to tell your friends about us, and share your After Nyne love by joining us on Twitter at @AfterNyneHQ

Issue 4 of After Nyne Magazine will be available online at the After Nyne Magazine website from September 22nd.


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September Launch for Acclaimed New Tom’s New Evening Bar & Bistro

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 16.08.53New Tom’s, Tom Conran‘s Notting Hill’s acclaimed pop-up, will launch an evening Bar & Bistro in September. The warm and stylish new dining area will offer innovative dishes in a an intimate setting, which also houses a beautiful ‘secret ‘ garden. Guests can also enjoy an array of cutting edge cocktails with a full bar menu, making it Notting Hill’s most desirable evening aperitivi spot.

Talented Head Chef Tom Straker trained at the Dorchester and with Heston Blumenthal at Dinner, he uses ultra-modern cooking techniques throughout his mouthwatering menu, which he has skillfully divided into ‘Garden’, ‘Ocean’ and ‘Field’ sections. Straker will source many of the ingredients from his family farm in Herefordshire and signature dishes will include: Fresh Pea, Broad Bean, Roast Tomato and Cavolo Nero, Spiced Hake, Split Beans, White Peach and Toasted Almonds and Lamb Neck with Creamed Polenta, Borlotti Beans and Pancetta. Classic desserts have been updated with modern twists such as: Lemon Curd, Walnut and Flamed Meringue, Chocolate Crack, with Salt Caramel and Mascarpone, and English Strawberries with Toasted Oats and Vanilla Custard. There will also be a six course tasting menu available for £55 and featuring delicacies such as Crab Brioche and Suckling Pig .

New Tom’s bar team have curated a list of original and delicious cocktails with signature serves including: Tommy’s Margarita, made with Tom Conran’s very own Chamucos Tequila, Fresh Lime and Agave Syrup, the Gojipolitan, a zingy blend of Goji-berry infused Vodka, Cranberry Juice and Triple Sec and the Kensington Park Swizzle, a heady blend of Rum, Angostura Bitters, Fresh Mint and Lime Juice. Snacks designed to perfectly complement the cocktails will include: Burrata, Bruschetta with Smoked Tomatoes, Goats Curd and Olive Oil, and Crispy Pork Skin with Caramelised Apple and Thyme Salt.

New Tom’s Bar & Bistro will have an eclectic feel with original pop art lining the walls, mismatched wooden chairs and low-slung lightbulbs. Guests will enjoy the authentic air of an eccentric bistro with crisp white tablecloths, soft lighting and retro mirrored back bar. Upstairs, the more informal bar area will be open for breakfast and lunch and features a series of 1930s Parisian metro booth seats running along the wall on the upper level, blue leather padded diner stools and a beautiful raised rotunda with a Renaissance-inspired mural that depicts an Italian Madonna surrounded by a cornucopia of earthly delights depicting labour and love. The garden has been inspired by the beautiful les Jardins Majorelle in Morocco and features beautiful marble topped tables, dotted amongst the leafy foliage, making it the perfect place to while away an afternoon or host an evening cocktail party.

Located on the former site of Tom’s Deli in the fashionable end of Westbourne Grove, Tom Conran’s 12 month pop-up serves avant-garde modern cuisine in a relaxed and friendly bistro style setting.

New Tom’s Bar & Bistro

226 Westbourne Grove
W11 2RD

Tel: 020 77221 7717/020 7243 3341
W: http://newtoms.co.uk
E: office@tomconran.com
Opening Times-
Open for Breakfast and Lunch: Wednesday – 11.30am-5pm, Thursday -Friday- 9am-5pm, Saturday – 9am-4.30pm, Sunday 9.30am-5pm
Bar Open: Thurs-Sat 4pm-11pm, Bistro: 6.30pm-11pm
Twitter: @newtomslondon
Istagram: @newtomslondon

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Banksy’s Mobile Lovers Sold for £403k to Benefit Broad Plain Boys’ Club

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 14.14.37Banksy’s Mobile Lovers has been sold to a private collector. All the proceeds will go to benefit Broad Plain Working With Young People. The final selling price, a little over the Antiques Roadshow estimate, was £403,000.

Mary McCarthy of MM Contemporary Arts Ltd is the UK’s leading street art expert, and was called in to handle the sale of Mobile Lovers.

McCarthy says, “The significance of this work, and of the original placing of the work by Banksy, is immense. It’s a seminal piece, pure Banksy, made even more remarkable by it’s intent. It’s a very generous gesture, and it’s noteworthy that an artist risen from the street has given back so prominently to the street.  It’s an extraordinary gift, both in the financial benefit to Broad Plain, and in the reminder to us of the immeasurable value of youth clubs.  The sale of this work will enable future Banksys and other young people, to find a safe and creative haven in Broad Plain. There are many kids, and clubs, out there, still needing support, and I hope this will prompt awareness of the good these clubs do.”

The work is currently housed in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery,  where is it has drawn tremendous crowds. The work has been bought by a private collector and will remain in the UK.

Dennis Stinchcombe of Broad Plain says, “Mobile Lovers been a fantastic gift to us, without it, the club would definitely have shut within the next 12 months or so. The sale of the work has given us a cushion, to assist us in carrying on with our valuable work with the young people of Bristol.

The Broad Plain Boys’ Club  has served Bristol’s young people for 120 years. Founded in 1894, the club still serves as a centre point for the young people of Bristol, a testament to the valuable support it provides. The club’s motto is “Service Not Self”, and the club itself is now known as Broad Plain Working With Young People.

The artwork has been taken care of by Bristol City Council since mid-April when the city offered to display it securely at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, whilst all sides sought clarity over the artists’ intentions for the work.  It also took the opportunity to encourage donations to the Club, raising over £2,000 in public donations the April Bank Holiday weekend.

Broad Plain will be sharing a portion of the proceeds with a number of other Voluntary Sector  Youth Clubs across the City.

The Banksy legacy has enthused the young people of Broad Plain and Riverside Youth Projects to create their own “Thanks Banksy” wall in partnership with Young Bristol Creative Team . This will be erected on the Broad Plain boundary fence facing the M32 into Bristol, acting both as a geographical pointer to the club, and as a visual thanks to Banksy himself.



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Oxford’s Sarah Wiseman Gallery Presents a 3-Artist Exhibition Exploring Contrasting Methods of Photography

As part of the inaugural Photography Oxford Festival, Sarah Wiseman Gallery has decided to present an exhibition exploring how different artists use photography as a wider practice, whether it’s digital media, printing onto differing surfaces such as ceramic or metals, or using Victorian photography techniques, such as gum bi-chromate printing. Each artist’s work is contrasting in technique and in appearance, but all use photography in some way and central to their practice.


Rachael Edgar

‘How do you Want Me’ Gum Bi-chromate on Glass Rachael Edgar, 2014

‘How do you Want Me’
Gum Bi-chromate on Glass
Rachael Edgar, 2014

Rachael Edgar is a recent graduate of Buckingham New University, completing an MA in Printmaking. She is best known for creating surreal images based on song-lyrics, poetry and folklore. She has created a new series of contemporary work using a very early photographic process, first used by the likes of Fox Talbert – so taking photography right back to basics, to create something entirely new. Gum Bichromate photography works by the artist coating a surface (such as paper) or in Rachael’s case, glass, in a light-sensitive emulsion.

The print is made by applying a transparency (a photo-negative, for example) to the coated surface and exposing it to a UV light-source. The resulting print is manipulated by hand to achieve varied results, combining technical know-how with sensitive artistry.

The Victorian aesthetic of early photographs made this way has informed Rachael’s new series. The prints themselves, which contrast images of playful innocence with darker, more unsettling tones, are an exploration of motherhood and identity, inspired by Mary Kelly’s ‘Post-Partum Document 1973-1976’ .


Rory Carnegie

Rory Carnegie is an award-winning photographer based in Oxford. His work has been published in The Observer, LA Times, The Telegraph Magazine, The Sunday Times, GQ, The Independent Magazine, Creative Review and the British Journal of Photography. Specialising in portraiture, recently his chosen subjects aren’t well known, but are all people that are a vital part of society and culture in a quiet, uncelebrated way; but all of whom have a story to tell.

Rory Carnegie ‘Dolly and Nora’ Port Meadow Dogs Series 2013

Rory Carnegie
‘Dolly and Nora’
Port Meadow Dogs Series

Recently Rory Carnegie has taught photography with students from Sarah Lawrence University, New York, as part of the exchange programme with Wadham College, Oxford. He also works with young Asylum seekers who are living in Oxford. For the Photography Oxford Festival, Rory will be showing a selection of large-scale limited edition prints from his haunting ‘Port Meadow Dogs’ series at Sarah Wiseman Gallery.

At the end of last year, Rory Carnegie won gold for Best Portrait Series category at the Association of Photographers Awards (AOP) Working with local dog owners and walkers, he has completed a series of photographs documenting dogs that walk on the Meadow each day. He has photographed the meadow throughout the seasons, composting images in layers, creating an ethereal, portrait likeness. As a result they are almost painterly in quality, taking after classical animal portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries.

David Rhys Jones

David Rhys Jones trained at Central Saint Martins and since then has exhibited widely, including at The V&A Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute. In 2010, he was joint winner of the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize.

David Rhys Jones ‘Giant Head Spoons’ Photographic transfer on found metal spoons 2014

David Rhys Jones
‘Giant Head Spoons’
Photographic transfer on found metal spoons

He specialises in using ceramic combined with photography, creating sculptural works that vary greatly in size and media, from larger installation pieces, or smaller, wall-mounted pieces that act as a series or exploration of a place. In some cases there are two or more pieces that can be moved around to interact with each other.

The viewer is invited to re-arrange the work to make their own response. In other series he will use a combination of smaller, wall based works, designed for ‘constellation viewing’. The result is a more immersive experience of looking at an image. David describes the inspiration behind his work as ‘journey-based’; making work based on his observations and experiences of pre-planned walks around a particular area of a town or city, so documenting using photography is a natural part of this process.

He also frequently explores the social history of his chosen area, such a recent project exploring the renowned Princelet Street, Spitalfields in London. For his show at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, David will continue with his explorations of Oxford. In his usual style, he will be searching out the hidden lanes, and pockets of history tucked between the colleges.







13th September – 4th October

Sarah Wiseman Gallery 40-41 South Parade Oxford OX2 7JL 01865 515 123



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After Nyne HQ Relaunch Publishing Arm Tempest Press

logo_299216_web We’re delighted to announce that, Nyne Enterprises Ltd (parent company of After Nyne and After Nyne Magazine) has relaunched its publishing house Tempest Press, and is currently seeking submissions.

Visit tempest press.co.uk for details





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Foodie Nomads Shuttlecock Inc Present New Marylebone Hotspot ‘Carousel’

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Welcome to Carousel, the new Marylebone home of foodie nomads, Shuttlecock Inc.

Located within sniffing distance of Sherlock Holmes’ pipe, this stylish three-story space will play host to Shuttlecock’s unique adventures in flavour, design, performance and music for the next five years.

But they don’t want to keep it all to themselves.

Drawing on their experiences as purveyors of London’s most irreverent, multi-sensory pop-ups, Shuttlecock will also curate an imaginative and varied programme of fellow ephemeristas’ innovative concepts, welcoming into the fold foodie friends of all different shapes and sizes for an ever-changing carnival of taste.

The plan?
To create a destination that Londoners will associate with great fun, exceptional food and true originality, returning month after month to experience something new, different and exceptional.

Step inside 71 Blandford Street and you might find the glamour and sophistication of 1950s air travel brought to life, Pan Am-style, by the Mile High cabin crew; witness two heavyweight chefs going head to head for three rounds of no-holds-barred culinary one-upmanship at their latest kitchen slugfest; or enjoy a five-course tour de force from one of their resident chefs in the relaxed and intimate dining room.

Whatever the concept du jour, Shuttlecock want Carousel to be known for its exceptional food, its imaginative storytelling and its bacchanalian sense of fun.

The venue is divided into three floors. An expansive basement, a light and airy ground floor and a bright upper level with windows on three sides.

Street Level
Home to Shuttlecock’s unique brand of foodie events, the ground floor will be Carousel’s showpiece – a warm and welcoming restaurant space with a rustic feel, built around a busy open kitchen and bar. With floor to ceiling windows on two sides and outdoor seating front and back, it will really come into its own in the summer months. There will be space for a ribald 50 or a more intimate 40. Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 15.54.46

A stylish and flexible event space which will play host to pop-ups, book launches, fashion shows and parties. Anything. With an industrial finish, there’ll be plenty of scope for drama and intrigue thanks to a professional lighting set up and a versatile layout. Oh, and there’s a kitchen too. Depending on the nature of the event, there’ll be room to squeeze in 150 revellers.

A blank canvass bathed in light. Ideal for day time events, exhibitions and screenings, this monochrome cube will have ample wall space and standing room for 100 people. All this just a stone’s throw away from Bond Street.

Designed by Rise Design Studio, in partnership with Derwent London and The Portman Estate, Carousel is a first of its kind for the capital and the latest addition to Marylebone’s burgeoning restaurant scene.

Want to find out more? Get in touch with Shuttlecock at create@shuttlecock-inc.com.

To hear more about Shuttlecock Inc’s new permanent venture, Carousel, in Marylebone, click here – there is even an opportunity to show your support and get involved:

71 Blandford Street

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RKZ Releases ‘Science X Soul’ and It’s Highly Recommended By After Nyne

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UK singer-songwriter and rapper, RKZ  has released his highly-anticipated mixtape Science X Soul and After Nyne loves it.

RKZ began his career in 2009 as a rapper before gradually developing his skills as a singer, spoken word poet and writer. His musical style is considered a fusion of alternative R&B, Neo-soul and Hip Hop.

At the young age of 24, RKZ has released several singles and mixtapes, gaining the support and being playlisted on radio stations including BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss and Bang radio to name a few. As well as performing nationwide from acoustic venues such as Hoxton Bar & Grill to major festivals including T In The Park, Reading & Leeds and BBC’s London Mela.

 Stream the mixtape in full here http://rkzuk.bandcamp.com/album/science-x-soul


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