Hyperinflation. The Beer Hall Putsch. Kristallnacht. And so on. While they say that if you don’t know your history, you’re doomed to repeat it, it doesn’t seem like there’s much danger of us forgetting this twentieth-century horror story – which draws frightening parallels with present-day Greece in its empowerment of racist ideologies, combined with a weakness for uniforms, brutality and arm waving.
The whole of BBC’s superb ‘The Nazis: A Warning from History’ series is still available on YouTube, so 'Hitler's Rise: the Colour Films' has strong competition. But it’ll be interesting to see how this two-part documentary series fares in comparison. Tonight (spoiler alert), Hitler fights in World War I, attempts a coup, goes to prison and writes a stupefyingingly wrongheaded and vainglorious book. No previews were available.
The Magic Roundabout
The tagline for this Old Street party spot-cum event space is 'eats, beats, booze', which sounds about right. And if you wanna know where the magic happens? Take a secret staircase from Old Street station and you'll find it – slap-bang in the middle of Old Street roundabout. Expect street food vendors, artisan coffee, cocktails and craft beers, with regular parties featuring well-known DJs playing house and disco, mostly. Food currently comes courtesy of White Men Can't Jerk, Burger Bear and FFS – a vegan food stall serving US-style food and salads. The venue gets covered over for the winter in October and keeps partying throughout the winter months - look out for special events.
Venue says: “Check out our events page for a full list of fun for the next 30 days!”