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Monday 19 February 2024.

Tuesday 19 February 2024. ALICE COOPER plays a six date UK tour in October. To The support act for the two London shows at Hammersmith Apollo on Oct 20 and Oct 21.......is surprise surprise Glen Matlock. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Sunday 18 February 2024....11pm to 3.30am.. SEARCHLIGHT - BAFTA after-party - Soho House , Greek Street , London W1. This was one of the several lavish parties after the main event. Must be around 300 very smartly dressed guests here. Searchlight celebrate its 19 nominations including for Poor Things, All of Us Strangers and Rye Lane. This is a combo get-together as it has grown in recent years, meaning a host of studios, streamers and indie distributors will populate the multi-tiered property. Along with Searchlight, they include Disney, Paramount, Sony, Lionsgate, Amazon, Studiocanal, Sky, Mubi and Dogwoof. Among the nominated films from that group are Elemental, Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Anatomy of a Fall, Saltburn, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, Ferrari, How to Have Sex and 20 Days in Mariupol. The building has many rooms over the different levels. Quieter in the downstairs levels with nice sofas and chairs. The main party was on the rooftop bar , with the DJ playing and folks dancing. SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR wad here along with husband RICHARD JONES ( The Feeling). Sophie is flavour of the month, as her old hit has been featured in Saltburn. She also attended the parties at Chiltern Firehouse and Annabel's on the same night. I saw a couple of actors holding their BAFTA trophies, but couldn't put a name to them. Lots of complimentary drinks and food all night , including Ruinart champers, Espresso Martinis , any cocktail or drink you like , along with canapes , full size pizza, brownies etc. An excellent event. -------- In years gone by, disgraced Hollywood film producer HARVEY WEINSTEIN held five top notch BAFTA parties at The Rosewood Hotel, Holborn from 2014 to 2018, which always got plenty of big names . I was at all five of them.