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Cycling Through London The Day Before Tier 2 Restrictions Come In

Cycling Through London The Day Before Tier 2 Restrictions Come In

ObligatoryComicsMention: You get a brief glimpse of Orbital Comics, Forbidden Planet and Gosh Comics, in central London below as I whizz past But that's by the by People seem to like these videos for some so I will occasionally do them Today I cycled into London to write Bleeding Cool, and I'm not sure if[...]

Piranha Comics Wants To Employ Former Comic Shop Employees In London

Piranha Comics Wants To Employ Former Comic Shop Employees In London

London has had a number of comic book stores over the years, some have been and gone But Piranha Comics, with stores in Kingston Upon Thames, Bromley and soon in Watford is looking to find folk who used to work in those stores and maybe get them back into the game.I had a meeting with[...]

SPACE &#8211 A New Name For Orbital Comics In London

SPACE – A New Name For Orbital Comics In London

Yesterday, I cycled into London for big meetings - taken on the opened up dining areas of Old Compton Street I also popped into Orbital Comics, now opened after shutdown, to find a very different beast indeed Not only has it changed inside, but outside as well.This is SPACE - or Orbital SPACE - the[...]

Free TARDIS in South-West London &#8211 Any Takers

Free TARDIS in South-West London – Any Takers?

Rescued from a East End London junk yard, it felt rather an opportune acquisition  It also made for a great Hallowe'en feature and Christmas lights over the blue box in December were a must My neighbours told me they delight in watching people take double takes walking past, and the attraction of the nearby Richmond[...]

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious Immersive Tie-In Now For February

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious Immersive Tie-In, Now For February

A lot of people presumed that the Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new immersive theatrical event planned for this autumn, and tying into the multi-platform Doctor Who event Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious would not be going ahead, due to the current global situation. Turns out it's just being delayed until February. Doctor Who: Time […]

Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hares COVID-19 Play

Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hare's COVID-19 Play

The play, which charts Hare’s experience contracting COVID-19 and his recovery from it, is slated to premiere at the Bridge Theatre in London on August 27th and run till October 31st Nicholas Hytner is the director That’s if the UK government’s guidelines allow for theatres to open for indoor performances with strict socially-distanced audiences[...]

Orbital Comics of London Reopens (Ish) With a Barista and a 50% Sale

Orbital Comics of London Reopens (Ish) With a Barista and a 50% Sale

Bleeding Cool has been reporting on the changes that Orbital Comics of London, one of the three central comic book stores in London, has been going through since the end of last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors long before it was fashionable and changing the kind of shop it is They have introduced a pop-up[...]

Piranha Comics Hiring Staff/Opening Store in North-West London

Piranha Comics Hiring Staff/Opening Store in North-West London

Piranha Comics is my local comic book store, in Kingston-Upon Thames, the south-westiest part of London It is a small store, just off the main shopping street, mall and market They have a larger store in Bromley, over in the south-east of London And now, it seems, Piranha Comics is looking to set up a[...]

2000AD Revives Invasion 1984 To Help Londons Cartoon Museum in 2020

2000AD Revives Invasion 1984 To Help London's Cartoon Museum in 2020

Rebellion, publishers of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD, is helping out London's Cartoon Museum and its fundraising activities They are  creating a special T-shirt, profits from which will go towards keeping this museum going through these rough times.The new T-shirt, available exclusively from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops, features the cover[...]

Piranha Comics of London Revitalised in Lockdown Hiring Staff

Piranha Comics of London, Revitalised in Lockdown, Hiring Staff

Piranha Comics is a small chain of comic book stores - two of them - on the outskirts of London, one in Bromley town centre and another in Kingston-Upon-Thames The latter, smaller store, is my local comic book shop, and I popped in to pick up some comic books yesterday and - with mask on[...]

Londons Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch Camden Permanently Close

London's Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch, Camden Permanently Close

But no one knew what was actually happening or going to happen in London So I took a socially distanced trip with my youngest into town We saw a performance of A Comedy About A Bank Robbery in the West End for £11 each in a half-empty theatre and then went to an eerily empty[...]

Soho on Englands Independence Day 4th July

Soho on England's Independence Day, 4th July

NOTCOMICS: Today, July the 4th, is England's Independence Day. The day in which the government in its infinite wisdom has stated that pubs can open again. Bars, restaurants, the lot. Some have, some haven't. So I took a walk-with-cycle down Soho's Old Compton Street and a few surrounding offshoots – a Dean Street here, a […]

Coming in 2021 Judge Dredd Live in Londons Piccadilly Circus

Coming in 2021, Judge Dredd Live in London's Piccadilly Circus

The world of Judge Dredd comes to a new live-action attraction planned for London in the spring of 2021 from Little Lion Entertainment , the creators of The Crystal Maze LIVE, for teams of five.Judge Dredd: Uprising LIVE will see players have to outwit the Iso-Cube and use their combined skill to make it out[...]

Mark Stafford the London Cartoon Museum and a Fundraising Offer

Mark Stafford, the London Cartoon Museum, and a Fundraising Offer

And it's one of those that has come to mind, right now.You'll have also read about the Cartoon Museum in London a lot on Bleeding Cool too, and Mark is its artist-in-residence Closed temporarily to the public on 18th March, due to the coronavirus, this has resulted in no income from visitor admissions, the museum[...]

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

Cycling Into London As Comic Shops (And Everything Else) Open Up

I took a socially distanced bicycle ride into London this morning Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new So[...]

The 1970s Punk London Hamlet Graphic Novel Created During Lockdown

The 1970s Punk London Hamlet Graphic Novel, Created During Lockdown

So when he launches a Kickstarter for a new comic book - well why not a new version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, a follow-up to his version of Macbeth, and created entirely in lockdown? 120 pages worth and retelling the story in punk era 1970s London And reprising Denmark as Denmark Street, a road known[...]

MCM Comic Cons Cancelled in Birmingham London Manchester Glasgow

MCM Comic Cons Cancelled in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Glasgow

They state "despite all efforts to bring fans the most epic pop culture events in the UK, 4 MCM events scheduled to take place in 2020 have been cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 in the UK, Europe and globally."These are:MCM Comic Con Birmingham, scheduled to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 27[...]

Cycling Round Central London Comic Shops on Lockdown

Cycling Round Central London Comic Shops on Lockdown

The clip where I'm crossing the Thames is probably the best bit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lQ5rfIdtm8This bike ride was brought to you courtesy of the Santander-sponsored Transport For London cycle scheme known by everyone as Boris Bikes, and my two legs That should do me for now I can have another big exercise in a couple of weeks or[...]

Jerry Sadowitz Launches London Show in August Relies On Low Fanbase

Jerry Sadowitz Launches London Show in August, Relies On Low Fanbase

While everyone else is cancelling shows, or going on-line only, Jerry Sadowitz has announced a new in-person live show starting in August, in London's Leicester Square Theatre At a time when we may still be on lockdown, people will still be social distancing, and not wanting to risk their health That's okay, it's something Sadowitz[...]

Wild: Hampstead Theatre Streams Edward Snowden Play [REVIEW]

"Wild": Hampstead Theatre Streams Edward Snowden Play [REVIEW]

The Hampstead Theatre is a cozy little venue up in North London, well away from the West End It sits in a cozy residential neighbourhood that’s practically a little town in itself The theatre stages small and intimate plays by many of the biggest playwrights in the U.K The free play this week is Wild,[...]