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Thursday 25 April 3024.

Thursday 25 April 2024 I went to two events tonight. 6pm to 7pm. N.DASH - private view- Levy Gorvy Dayan Gallery, 35 Dover Street, Mayfair , London W1. Lévy Gorvy Dayan has announced the relocation of their London space to 35 Dover Street in Mayfair, opening April 25th, 2024. The inaugural show will be a solo exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist N. Dash, her first UK solo show. Around 70 or 80 guests at this cool space on the first floor of this stunning building. Complimentary wines and beers for all the guests. then 7.05pm to 10.30pm. DIGITAL ART WEEK - closing party - 1 Hotel Mayfair, 3 Berkeley Street, Mayfair , London W1. My first time at this luxury hotel that opened last year, where rooms cost £500 plus a night. Around 100 guests in their nice bar area, which has comfy sofas and chairs. A DJ is playing tracks in the background . Complimentary food and drinks included four different cocktails (including old fashioned), wines , beers and canapes. 1 Hotel Mayfair, just steps from London’s iconic Green Park, was built and refurbished from two existing buildings and reimagined to reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate sustainable practices throughout our operations. In addition to our live green walls, 1 Hotel Mayfair features 1,300 individual plants, shrubs and trees throughout its verdant grounds. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Wednesday 24 April 2024. GHOST FILES live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Experience the excitement of ghost hunting with the ghoul boys at this special screening of one of Ryan and Shane’s favourite episodes of Ghost Files, followed by a never-before-seen sneak peek of Season 3, and an exclusive Q & A session with the hosts themselves, Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej. Prepare to have your burning questions answered as the hosts take the stage to share behind-the-scenes stories, discuss their most memorable investigations, and maybe even talk to a ghost or two. ------------- Stalls seated tonight, and it is 1000 tix sold out. Pretty much looks like a 75 % female crowd. First set was 8pm for 45 mins. They showed on the big screen, one of their fave previous YouTube /Podcast videos. The show follows the standard ghost hunter show format, travelling to numerous haunted locations bringing along the standard recording equipment and spector finding gadgets, with more a means of light entertainment. This show has plenty of nerdy humour ,because of the hosts personalities. Second set was 9.05pm for 1 hour 40 mins. The two hosts and their producer have a chat about ghost hunting on stage. We then have some ghost stories from the audience who had sent them in via the duos social media. We then have a 30 mins Q & A with the audience. The final 20 mins was a preview of Season 3. An enjoyable enough evening. ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- Wednesday 24 April 2024. Happy Birthday to CAPTAIN SENSiBLE who is 70 today.Hard to believe this punk legend is now 70.. Do yourself a favour and play the videos of their two debut singles ' New Rose' and ' Neat Neat Neat'. Happy Birthday to TONY VISCONTI who is 80 today. Legendary music producer who has recorded David Bowie , Marc Bolan and many more.