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Friday 15 October 2021.

Friday 15 October 2021. EMILY ATACK live at The Forum. Expect some "ladette" type potty mouthed humour. Emily is playing a UK tour in Sept/Oct on the back of her tv series success. ------------------ Around 500 here tonight, 400 seated downstairs and 100 in the front circle. Emily's tv chum KEITH LEMON is here to support here. EMILY ATACK is on stage for 80 mins, over two sets of 40 mins. Her constant talk about booze and sex reputation starts the show as she bounds on stage in a white trouser suit swigging from a bottle of wine, to big cheers from the crowd. She continues to swing from it throughout the first set. Covid lockdown soon gets a mention " it was shit, I am knackered after 18 months of phone sex and wanking" Other topics covered included... Feeling jealous when folks younger than herself get engaged Nosey mums FOMO (fear of missing out) Michael Collins (the astronaut that circled the moon in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got all the glory - she called him the ultimate designated driver ) School sports days Phone obsession and living in the moment Online dating Brief impressions of Gemma Collins and Boris Johnson go down well The big screen was used several times The women here are loving the jokes about being a single women in your 30s and MeToo Children's book Mr Tickel Like all comedy, some of it was very funny , and some of it a bit average. ------------------------------------ Thursday 14 October 2021. 6pm to 8.30pm - WEST END GALLERY HOP! 65 galleries across Mayfair and the surrounding areas of St James's , Soho, Fitzrovia, and Marylebone are showcasing their exhibitions during Frieze Art Week, by staying open late and laying on drinks and entertainment in most of them. We end up staying in Cork Street,Mayfair where half a dozen galleries are giving out complimentary, champers, wines, beers & pastries. Lots of folks on the inside of the galleries and outside on the pavements. Talk about a random sighting here - rock legend NICK MASON was mooching about on his own. Nice to see HENRY COLE who fronts a great tv programme on restoring classic motorbikes. At Waddington Custot Gallery we are treated to a 10 mins routine from a pair of members from MassHysteria, an all-female dance collective formed of twelve multinational artists.