The assembled supplicants include many comedians of the old school, but the presence of the likes of Mark Thomas is testimony to his generation-spanning appeal. Then there’s his missing finger: even Allen’s son seems to have genuinely no idea how he lost it – the comedian delighted in spinning a new and outlandish yarn every time the subject came up. A fittingly mischievous coda to a tribute that’s simultaneously dry and affectionate. Just what he would have wanted…
A bright and clean cafe/bar situated on the leafy backstreets of Islington. With a name like Cured, it's hardly surprising to learn that they specialise in cured meats and fish, but they also serve mains such as tagliatelle with Italian sausage, slow cooked Norfolk chicken and a sliced rib-eye and rocket salad. Plus you can pick up a pucker cuppa with a pastry, enjoy a craft beer or choose a glass from their extensive, six-page wine list.
Venue says: “Johnny Bruschetta from Firenze arriving soon, fabulous food and fun, want an invite to the soft opening, email us now firstname.lastname@example.org”