Casa Tua – Your Italian Coffee House

As its name suggests, Casa Tua is a coffee shop that is a.) Italian and b.) very homely. I stumbled across it by accident whilst milling around the King’s Cross area, and was drawn in by its promising coffee bar and fresh, pretty décor, which were visible through its glass walls. Once inside, I was […]

Coffee culture – where are the best writing spots in London?

As a coffee lover with an aversion to working from home, one of the first things I do when I move to a new city is to suss out the best local cafés for me to work in. Last year, I wrote a blog post about Barcelona’s surprisingly burgeoning café culture (in a nutshell: the […]

Film – Un héros très discret

Review, Un héros très discret, Institut Francais  Screened on ‘a rare 35mm print’, I watched A Self-Made Hero (Un héros très discret, 1996) as part of the Ciné Lumière’s current Jacques Audiard Retrospective. The series, which aims to showcase the work of one of France’s most gifted filmmakers, has already shown See How They Fall and Read […]

Art – Venturing Beyond at Somerset House

3/3/2016 – 2/5/2016 To mark the opening of the new exhibition Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street, this week Italian artist Filippo Minelli conducted numerous smoke performances within the architecturally stunning Edmond J Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House. At 1.30pm on Thursday, Minelli set off the colourful smoke bombs before […]