A problem followed by a neat solution, here. First, what Jennifer Aniston might have referred to as ‘the science bit’. In a ‘Tonight’ special at 8pm, Jonathan Maitland highlights the acute shortage of organ donors and follows a five year old as he waits for a heart. He also wonders why fewer than a third of the UK population are registered as organ donors.
Still, maybe showbiz can succeed where ad campaigns have failed. From 9pm, Dermot O’Leary will be presenting a one-off entertainment extravaganza in which the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Pixie Lott, Harry Enfield and the cast of ‘Outnumbered’ will be pledging their support. But no vital organs in the post please. Instead, expect to be badgered to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Rum Kitchen Soho
The original Rum Kitchen opened in early 2013 in the island paradise of Westbourne near Portobello Road, and was an immediate hit with the sort of locals who were probably reminded of their last holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands: Prince Harry and his pal Cressida Bonas were snapped loitering outside. It’s Caribbean for the loafers-and-gilet set, for sure, but it’s a lot of fun, especially the basement bar.And now it’s washed up in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, in a much more compact space. Also making the hop from W11 are the carefully distressed driftwood, the don’t-worry-be-happy slogans on the walls, the fancied-up versions of Caribbean classics on the food menu (saltfish fritters, jerk chicken wings, curry mutton, roti) and the all-rum cocktails (we particularly enjoyed the disturbingly named Lesser of Two Weevils, an easy-drinking mix of Red Stripe ginger beer shandy, rum, lime and bitters). If you’re planning on weighing anchor here for a spot of grog, however, take heed: this Rum Kitchen is more ‘kitchen’ than ‘rum’ – the drinking area is small, seating only a few at the bar. Which is a shame – rum + reggae = a surefire way to brighten up a dreary February in Soho.
Venue says: “Join us for one of our jerk chicken burgers and wash it down with a £5 cocktail from our happy hour menu every day from 5-7pm! Rum n' Ting!”