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Friday 19 November 2021.

Friday 19 November 2021. Rock legends KISS limited editions of their classic 1976 album " Destroyer" are finally here! Available as a limited edition yellow and red vinyl, standard black vinyl, 2CD and digital. Released to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its release. Four cd box set includes a live recording from Paris in 1976. Exploding with concert staples and KISS Army favourites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “God Of Thunder” plus surprise hit single ‘Beth’– this is the album considered to be quintessential KISS. I saw both shows at Hammersmith Odeon in May 1976 when they were promoting the album. ------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------- Thursday 18 November 2021. A mooch around The West End and Mayfair tonight that included looking at all the Christmas decorations that are up on the streets and shops....a highlight being the posh end of Bond Street where they are all trying to outdo each other....Cartier looks great. 6pm to 7pm MOUNT STREET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & TREE SWITCH ON, Mayfair , London. Over 500 folks are gathered in this very upmarket street, most are outside The Connuaght Hotel who are handing out mulled wines, hot chocolate, pumpkin patties, mince pies, marshmallows etc. Four female opera singers performing outside George restaurant & bar. Fashion illustrator (Vogue etc) DAVID DOWNTON was here then 7.10pm to 8.10pm CODE OF ARMS - private view - 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1. Over 100 folks at this gallery over two floors near to Victoria Beckhams store. Complimentary wines and bottles of J2O juices. then 8.20pm to 10pm VARIOUS ARTISTS - private view - Neon Gallery, 97 Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1. Neon Gallery specialises in modern, contemporary and street art. Complimentary sparkling wines for all the 100 guests here. Thankfully they had a few seats here, as standing up all the time can be a pain. ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ Wednesday 17 November 2021...5.30pm to 10pm... PUTTSHACK CHRISTMAS PARTY SHOWCASE , Westfield, White City, London W12. Puttshack is located in a massive space in the nice recent extension at Westfield. Westfield really is a massive shopping and entertainment destination these days. Puttschack comprises of four courses of nine holes; each mini golf hole has been designed with the inspiration of a computer, arcade or fairground game. They are brightly lit with bold colours, featuring its on electronic leaderboard. Its very impressive and when you arrive, you cant help but marvel at it. In the middle of the evening we paired up with another couple for a fun game of mini-golf. We actually won, but that was just luck really. Reminded me of playing mini-golf in Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith in the 1970s. They have a huge range of cocktails, spirits and food on their menus but tonight we are having what they are serving for their Christmas Party group bookings. We have complimentary prosecco, wines, beers and lots of different food, including... Smoked Garlic Flat Breads Fried Buttermilk Turkey Bites Spicey Potato Croquettes Rum BBQ Chicken Skewers Prawn Cocktail Bites Steamed Prawn Dumplings Confit Duck Lollipops Heritage Beetroot & Horseradish Hummus It is an ideal place to meet for a pre-Christmas party, birthday party or team bonding event. It is just five minutes walk from Shepherds Bush Empire so you can pop in here before a gig. We were actually the last ones to leave tonight....a fun evening. All guests got a goodie bag on departure. www.Puttshack.com - Visit their website here for more info.