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Insider info: Time Out and about this week

Posted at 4:30 pm, January 3, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

You may be feeling very full of waistline, light of pocket and generally uninspired to go outside but at Time Out we are never off duty. This city is our playground, the tube is our oyster and we are heading out to paint the town. Suck on that January blues.

JerusalemTom Young – Finally seeing ‘Jerusalem
I’m finally going to see Jerusalem this week. My good friend Joe went during the play’s first run in London and said it was the best thing he’s ever seen and I’ve been jealous for around two years. It’s been uncomfortable for both of us and I think this will relieve a lot of pressure surrounding our friendship. As a double bonus, I’m also taking my mum along with me which makes me a good son… unless it’s shit.

Sale shops © Rob Greig Melissa Rauff – Hitting the sales
Christmas may be over but I think I may need to buy myself a gift or two for making it through the hectic holiday season. Having chosen to avoid Boxing Day madness, I’ll be hitting some of the capital’s winter sales particularly at The Cross Shop, Hub and Liberty to pick up some luxe for less.

New GirlJulia Fernandez – Watching ‘New Girl’
I’ve been pretty obsessed with kooky pin-up Zooey Deschanel since she broke Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s heart in romcom ‘500 Days of Summer’, so I’ll definitely be tuning in to watch her sitcom debut. It sounds a lot like every other apartment-based US comedy and I’m sceptical about how Zooey’s indie appeal will hold up in the context of canned laughter, but any excuse to snuggle under a Slanket on the sofa in January is good for me.

Sarah Cohen – Getting giggy with it
I’ll be starting another year of live music appreciation by watching – and, of course, listening to – Singing Adams and The Werewandas at Fortuna Pop!’s Winter Sprinter festival at The Lexington on Wednesday:

Southampton Arms - © Ed Marshall

Sophie Lewis – Having a cosy pint
I would *like* to be combating back-to-work woe with a cider in front of a roaring fire at the Southampton Arms.

The Artist

Liz Darke – Watching ‘The Artist
Diverging from my usual chick flick/total trash taste in film, this week I’m broadening my cinematic horizons by going to see ‘The Artist’, an entirely silent film set in 1920s Hollywood. I’ll be watching it out of sheer intrigue rather than expectation, but judging by its countless glistening reviews, I doubt that I’ll leave disappointed even if Ashton Kutcher doesn’t make a cameo…

Union JacksRoman Tagoe – Eating at Union Jacks
I should be taking it easy after the non-stop Tudor style feast that was Christmas but I’m interested to try out this new pizza venture from Jamie Oliver.

Postmodernism at the V&ASonya Barber – Catching the Postmodernism exhibition
There are loads of shows finishing soon that I have been meaning to go and see but I will definitely be hotfooting it over to the V&A Museum to see the Postmodernism show before it shuts. I am looking forward to seeing how they tackle this creative period, from which I draw so many of my references. Plus anything with Grace Jones on the poster is a must.

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