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Jon Ronson: ‘Don’t create rules that you won’t be able to live by’

Jon Ronson: ‘Don’t create rules that you won’t be able to live by’

Jon Ronson has a way of staying ahead of the curve. In the author’s 25 years of exploring the more peculiar sides of society, he’s presciently documented the rise of extremists like Infowars’ Alex Jones (‘Them: Adventures with Extremists’) and cancel culture before it was known as such (his book ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’). That book also inspired an episode of ‘Black Mirror’, been turned into a George Clooney-starring movie, and provoked thousands to Google ‘take psychopath test online’. Not bad for someone who started out as a Time Out columnist in the ‘90s. Today, he’s sat behind a desk in his apartment on New York’s Upper West Side, with only the constant ping of his laptop and the barking of his dogs in the next room breaking the quiet. He’s in the middle of planning his UK tour, based on ‘The Butterfly Effect’ and ‘The Last Days Of August’, his recent podcasts about two different sides of the porn industry. He’ll be bringing the talk to the London Palladium. If it’s anything like talking to him in real life, expect no-holds-barred chat. You’ve spoken about how being immersed in the porn industry taught you about human nature. What was the biggest takeaway?‘I think a lot of porn people’s troubles are because consumers don’t want to be curious about their lives because it would make them feel bad about themselves. For that exchange to work there has to be a dehumanisation of the porn people. If you humanise them, it’s going to make you feel bad about watching porn.

Best new music of 2019: This year’s rising stars

Best new music of 2019: This year’s rising stars

Sam Fender It’s sadly rare that a Brits Critics Choice winner tackles uncomfortable and important subjects, but Sam Fender does just that. His debut EP ‘Dead Boys’ found him singing about male suicide and the woes of masculinity, all set to soaring indie anthemics that sound ready to lift the roof off any festival tent this summer. Sam Fender plays Electric Brixton on Feb 28. Ella Mai For some artists, success takes years to find them. That’s true of Ella Mai, who finally got her moment last year when irresistible single ‘Boo’d Up’ made it impossible to ignore her any longer. Her debut album, released last October, confirmed she’s more than a one-hit wonder: packing classic, soulful R&B and fully justifying her co-signs from the likes of Bruno Mars and Kehlani. Ella Mai plays O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thu Jan 10.  Kojey Radical Born-and-bred Londoner Kojey Radical isn’t just a rapper – he’s a poet, visual artist and much more. That refusal to be limited to just one discipline comes through in his music, too, which boasts elements of grime, hip hop, R&B and beyond, while his subject matter draws precisely from all areas of life and politics.  Kojey Radical has music due imminently, apparently! Oooh.  King Princess There’s something so joyful about King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus), even when she’s writing sad songs. You can feel creative excitement shining through everything she does, whether that’s the incredibly romantic but tongue-in-cheek ‘Pussy Is God’ or the elegan

Mindy Kaling: “Tenho sido subestimada  em Hollywood”

Mindy Kaling: “Tenho sido subestimada em Hollywood”

Mindy Kaling pode não ser tão conhecida como as outras mulheres do elenco de Ocean’s 8, de Gary Ross, mas não é nenhuma novata. Desde que se deu a conhecer no papel de Kelly Kapoor, na versão americana de O Escritório, a actriz cómica (e produtora e argumentista) impôs-se como uma presença hilariante e inteligente no cinema e televisão, participando em filmes como Divertida-Mente ou Gru – O Maldisposto e na sua própria série, The Mindy Project. Ocean’s 8 é o seu maior papel até à data, mas tudo indica que isto é apenas o começo.   Os filmes de golpada costumam ser muito falocêntricos. Foi refrescante integrar um elenco maioritariamente feminino no Ocean’s 8? Nos filmes protagonizados por mulheres ou com um elenco feminino – e até nalguns que eu adoro – as mulheres costumam ser oprimidas, ou estão a vingar-se de algo terrível que lhes aconteceu. E, apesar de haver uma parte do Ocean’s 8 que gira em torno de uma vingança com um fundo romântico, aquilo de que eu mais gosto é que este é sobretudo um filme engraçado sobre um golpe. Interpretas Amita, uma joalheira. Quando a vemos pela primeira vez ela está a trabalhar no negócio da família e a ser mandada abaixo pela mãe. Isso faz-te pensar nalguma experiência por que tenhas passado na tua carreira? Oh sim, eu tenho sido subestimado inúmeras vezes em Hollywood e ao longo da minha carreira. Mas o mais interessante neste papel é que a mãe da personagem está obcecada por ela se casar. Lembro-me de ver o filme e pensar: “Ok, isto é me

Mindy Kaling: ‘I’m secretly obsessed with  England’

Mindy Kaling: ‘I’m secretly obsessed with England’

In a new York café, Mindy Kaling is imagining pulling off the perfect crime against her ‘Ocean’s 8’ co-star Rihanna. ‘She sometimes posts photos on her Instagram of getting all these beautiful shoes and clothes, and she’s like, “Thanks Balenciaga, you’re so nice!”’ says Kaling, looking like she’s flicking through a mental catalogue of RiRi’s freebies in her head. ‘If I had to heist her house I’d probably take some of that stuff because I don’t know if she’d even notice.’ It’s not a plot Kaling has to go through with, though. The comedy writer, actor and producer has already pulled off one daring con this year, as part of the all-female ‘Ocean’s 8’ crew who team up to steal a diamond necklace worth $150 million from New York’s prestigious Met Gala. She’s surrounded by household names in the reboot of the ’00s heist franchise (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter among them), but Kaling steals every scene she’s in with her impeccable comic timing and relatable, natural presence. Her name might be less familiar than some of her co-stars’, but Kaling is no newbie. Since making her breakthrough as the ultra-confident, drama-loving Kelly Kapoor on the US version of ‘The Office’, she’s cemented her place as one of the funniest, smartest talents in both film and TV, with roles in ‘Despicable Me’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, and her own show, ‘The Mindy Project’. ‘Ocean’s 8’ is her biggest moment to date, but it still feels like it’s only the b

What's the deal with… Rex Orange County?

What's the deal with… Rex Orange County?

And he is?Alex O’Connor, a 19-year-old from Surrey making woozy, head-in-the-clouds tunes that have as much in common with the smooth R&B of Frank Ocean as they do the jazz-tinged indie rock of King Krule or Mac DeMarco. What are his credentials?He’s gone from regular teenager to one of the UK’s most exciting new acts in little over two years. Since uploading his first full-length collection, the lo-fi ‘bcos u will never be free’, to SoundCloud in 2015, Rex has done some impressive things, including collaborating with Tyler, The Creator on his ‘Flower Boy’ album, and appearing in backing bands for Skepta. Oh, and he put out his second LP, ‘Apricot Princess’, last year, which has truly catapulted him from one-to-watch territory to one-to-never-take-your-eye-off, not even for a second. Why does he deserve my undivided attention?He makes music for those stomach-flipping moments when you start properly falling for someone; all big declarations of emotion, crippling self-doubts and reflecting on past relationships. And what’s more exciting than new love? OK, but what about the music?It’s not just the lyrics that have a romantic effect. ‘Apricot Princess’ begins with an elegant string section that makes you feel like you’re in the embassy ball scene from ‘My Fair Lady’, even if you’ve been hitting the sesh hard. Plus, the 2017 record has so many varying influences (indie, soul, jazz, Latin, hip hop, R&B, and more) you could make an excellent drinking game out of it. Sounds great. W

What’s the deal with… Sofi Tukker

What’s the deal with… Sofi Tukker

Who?Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. (See what they did there?). Just a couple of friends from New York currently causing a fuss with their ‘jungle-pop’. Jungle-pop, you say…Or what your average person might call dance-influenced, Portuguese-infused pop with tropical vibes. Oh, and their songs are ridiculously catchy – they’ve got a knack for crafting nagging hooks that you think have finally left your head, only for them to crawl back in when you’re least expecting it. Where does the Portuguese part come in?Sometimes Sophie sings in Portuguese – she studied the language at Brown University, where the pair met. Don’t worry if you don’t speak the linguagem, though: the focus on tracks such as housey ‘Drinkee’ isn’t so much on the words, as on the loose, percussive sounds. It does sound pretty great, though. Gotcha. So what’s their story?They met at a college event in their final year, where Sophie was playing bossa nova and Tucker was DJing. He asked if he could remix one of her songs and, next thing you know, they’re Grammy nominees (for ‘Drinkee’ in 2017) and soundtracking last year’s iPhone X advert with their recent single ‘Best Friend’. Not bad going, if you ask us. Huh. So, they’re going to be a big deal?Looks like it. They’ve already been building up quite a rep in the US, thanks to late-night TV appearances and their infectious live shows. If you like to move, you’ll love their gigs, where the emphasis is on fun and dancing – to the point where even the band brin

What's the deal with Goat Girl?

What's the deal with Goat Girl?

They don’t look like you’d find them on a farm…Far from it. This Rough Trade-signed four-piece are from the very urban climes of south London (Peckham, to be precise). The name doesn’t even have anything to do with those farmyard dwelling creatures – the band got their moniker from comedian Bill Hicks’s ‘Goat Boy’ character. Does his humour pervade their music too?You can definitely hear traces of Hicks’s satire and social commentary in their songs. ‘Scum’, in particular, is a cutting piece that opens with singer Clottie Cream asking ‘How can an entire nation be so fucking thick?’ Hold on… Clottie Cream?Yep. The four band members all have nicknames like that. Clottie (or Lottie, as her parents probably call her) is joined by LED (guitarist Ellie), Naima Jelly (bassist Naima) and Rosy Bones (drummer Rosy). Cool epithets, deriding lyrics – they must be a punk band?They’ve definitely got some punk spirit to them, but their music is a little harder to pin down by genre. Recent B-side ‘Mighty Despair’ is a sparse song that feels like they’ve strayed into dance music territory (albeit very skeletal and gloomy) via a ton of hi-hat, and debut single ‘Country Sleaze’ is glorious, grubby garage-rock. Where can I hear more?Currently, you’ll have to make do with four songs (the aforementioned three, plus the hypnotic ‘Crow Cries’), but we should be getting an album next year. Keep your fingers crossed and get down to what’s bound to be a sweaty, sharp night at Corsica Studios on November

What’s the deal with Young M.A?

What’s the deal with Young M.A?

Young who? Young M.A, otherwise known as Katorah Marrero. This 25-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper has swapped shifts flipping gourmet burgers at Shake Shack and selling discount clothes at TJ Maxx for the road to rap stardom. How close to being a star is she? She’s well on her way. M.A’s gone from self-funding her own recording sessions to racking up over 113 million Spotify streams for her debut single ‘OOOUUU’. Everyone from Nicki Minaj, A$AP Ferg and hip hop royalty Remy Ma have since put out their own remixes of the trappy ode to cutting loose in the club. Lee Daniels even created a character in ‘Empire’ just for her, but she turned the role down, preferring to be known for being herself. Trust us, she’s going to be big. Impressive, but what’s so special about her? She’s as versatile as they come – early track ‘Body Bag’ was a fiery cut that could end any rap battle, while the aforementioned ‘OOOUUU’ is more hedonistic than heated. She’s also a rapper who’s studied her art. We don’t mean a degree in hip hop, but M.A is an artist who holds what’s come before in reverence, absorbs it and uses it to make her craft even better. That’s not even mentioning how she’s completely honest and open in her music without ever making herself vulnerable. Where can I hear more? She just released the ‘Herstory’ EP in the US – seven tracks of confident, cheeky and colossally cool rap – while her 2015 mixtape ‘Sleepwalkin’’ is available on YouTube. She’ll be making an appearance at this year’s

So you’ve never been to... Servant Jazz Quarters?

So you’ve never been to... Servant Jazz Quarters?

In a nutshell... A cosy little east London haven away from the rest of the city’s hustle and bustle. Servant Jazz Quarters is intimate, but a lot more elegant than most venues its size. Where is it? A stone’s throw from all the action of Dalston’s Kingsland Road, but nestled away from the chaos and noise on Bradbury Street. What’s the vibe? Depending on who’s playing, the live room can either be a sweaty den of madness or an oasis of calm. Head upstairs to the bar afterwards for an unhurried atmosphere. What makes it a great venue? It’s the perfect place to discover new music: be that a rising indie band, who’ll be selling out far bigger venues in six months time (Car Seat Headrest, Happyness and Honeyblood have all played here in recent years), or soul, blues, funk, country or jazz acts. With a maximum capacity of 100, you’ll be surrounded by likeminded sonic explorers for some truly personal performances. Servant Jazz Quarters What’s the booze situation? A round for you and a mate won’t leave you with much change from a tenner, if any. Pick up a pint for £4.70, a glass of house wine for £4.80 or your preferred house spirit and mixer combo for a fiver. If you fancy a little treat, SJQ is renowned for its cocktails – they’ve got everything from bellinis and margaritas to their own twists on delicious classics, all for £8.50 a pop. Who’s the most famous person spotted there? Being the kind of establishment it is, don’t expect to see anyone off ‘TOWIE’ propping up the bar. SJQ

What’s the deal with Alexandra Savior?

What’s the deal with Alexandra Savior?

Savior isn't her real name, right?Wrong. Savior is genuinely this Portland singer-songwriter’s middle name. And true to her name, she’s here to save us from beige pop music. How is she doing that?It helps that her songs have a feeling of pure magic about them, all supreme elegance and old Hollywood glamour, even when she’s flippantly singing lines such as ‘We sing songs about whatever the fuck she wants’, in ‘Mirage’. Is she the new Lana Del Rey?There are certainly similarities, but where Del Rey is mostly fuelled by stories of tragic love, Savior opts for playful character studies. Sometimes those are tales of romance, but they’re also full of wry humour, as in the ever-relatable ‘Shades’: ‘Like when you’re looking for your shades/Rifling through your pockets/And you find them on your face.’ We’ve all been there. Okay, I'm intrigued. Tell me more.You might have heard her name in passing before, specifically around the release of The Last Shadow Puppets’ second album, ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’, last year. She co-wrote one of that record’s highlights, ‘Miracle Aligner’, with Alex Turner, who also worked with her on her own exquisitely titled upcoming album, ‘Belladonna of Sadness’. Impressive. So is the new album basically 'Everything You've Come to Expect' part two?In a word, no. It does share that very laidback Californian vibe ghat makes you feel like you’re cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway or through the desert. But it’s also full of its own unique moments,

So you’ve never been to... Omeara?

So you’ve never been to... Omeara?

In a nutshell...  Omeara is one of London’s newest music venues, having been opened late last year by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett, and is already proving to be a favourite amongst gig-goers. Where is it? It’s tucked into Flat Iron Square – Southwark’s new food hub. Just look for the pink lights and friendly door staff and you’ll find it. What’s the vibe? The live room is ornate, but slightly dishevelled, making it feel like you’re in a tiny ballroom that’s only recently been rediscovered. Go there to see the buzziest new artists (recent visitors include Pharrell’s favourite Maggie Rogers and Swedish pop princess Skott) or party with the coolest people in town – Skepta did choose Omeara to host his post-Brit Awards gathering, after all. What makes it a great venue? Despite it being only 350 capacity, there’s a raised bit at the back so you don’t get stuck staring at the back of someone’s head all night. Plus, when the music’s over, there’s a standalone bar to drink at, a gallery space to browse exhibitions, an all-night club space and a roof terrace with a killer view of The Shard. What’s the booze situation? Expect to pay standard London prices. In the live room, a can of Red Stripe is your cheapest bet at £4.50, while house wine or a spirit and mixer will set you back £5 and £5.50, respectively. What’s the weirdest thing to happen at a gig there? According to the team behind the venue, it’s the lack of chattering during the acts. ‘Maybe it’s something do with the venue’s amaz

So you’ve never been to… Moth Club?

So you’ve never been to… Moth Club?

In a nutshell…A sparkling paradise that’s home to the hottest gigs in all of London. Where is it?It’s right in the heart of Hackney, but tucked away from all the madness of Mare Street on a little side street called Villette Street. What’s the vibe?If you’re into new music then Moth is the place for you. Hotly-tipped bands like swoony indie stars Whitney, art-pop newcomer Oscar and everyone’s favourite Madrid garage-rock girl gang Hinds have all graced the stage since the venue opened last year.     A photo posted by MOTH CLUB (@mothclub) on Apr 14, 2016 at 3:22am PDT   What makes it a great venue?It’s a venue of two extremes. To get into the live room, you have to walk through the wood-panelled bar, which is often populated by old bingo-playing east Londoners. Once you’re through, you’re immersed in a gold wonderland – the ceiling is like a glittery sky, while the stage is decorated with gold foil curtains. What’s the booze situation?Drinks are standard prices as London goes – both a pint and a house spirit and mixer are £4, while a small house glass of wine is only 10p more. This is east London so if you fancy a craft beer, you’ve got the option of Pressure Drop, Kernel or Five Points, but don’t expect any pretentiously named cocktails. What’s the weirdest thing to happen at a gig there?Har Mar Superstar once popped behind the bar mid-gig to help himself to the supplies, and Connan Mockasin, his dad and James Blake all shared the stage once. Previously: So you’ve nev

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Pet Life – a pawsome pet adventure

Pet Life – a pawsome pet adventure

Enter a world of pets at the Museum of the Home’s new multi-sensory, immersive experience ‘Pet Life’ which explores the role of our little friends on our wellbeing. Choose from one of four animal companions to take care of and be guided by as you and the kids groom, pick up after and hear stories about your new furry or feathered pal. As well as the main exhibit, there’ll be a series of events including debates, Q&As and an in-person pet bereavement café, plus family days with a dog show, petting zoo and more. 

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ロンドン市長が超低排出ゾーンの拡大計画を発表

ロンドン市長が超低排出ゾーンの拡大計画を発表

ロンドン市長が超低排出ゾーン(ULEZ)の拡大計画を発表した。この街の一部のドライバーにとっては、悲しいニュースかもしれない。 市長のサディク・カーンは昨年、ULEZをロンドン中心部から北環状線と南環状線まで拡大していたが、2023年末までに実施される最新の拡大計画で、これをグレーターロンドン全域まで広げる。ゾーン拡大でできる新しい境界では、首都圏に入る高汚染のガソリン車とディーゼル車に、毎日乗り入れ料金が徴収されることになる。 ULEZは2019年、ロンドン中心部の汚染レベルの引き下げに立ち向かうための施策としてスタート。カーンによると、昨年の拡大以来、市内の380万人以上がよりきれいな空気を享受しているという。 市長はプレスリリースで次のように述べている。「有害な大気汚染、気候の緊急事態、渋滞という三大課題にチャレンジするために、ロンドンでの自動車排出ガスをさらに削減しなければならない」 「我々に無駄にできる時間はない。気候変動による緊急事態は、地球を救うために二酸化炭素の排出を削減できる機会がわずかであることを意味している。ロンドンはここ数年、世界をリードする対策を実施してきたが、依然としてあまりにも多くの有害な大気汚染が残る。汚染は若者の肺を永久に傷つけ、毎年何千人もの死者を出していている。郊外地区では大気汚染が原因の死者が市内で最も多くなっているのだ」 また市長は、この問題は「社会正義」の一つであり、市の最貧困層が最も大きな打撃を受けていると認識している。 「ロンドン市民の半数近くは自動車を所有していないが、汚染車両が引き起こしている害を不当に感じている。もし大気汚染削減ための追加措置がとられなかった場合、今後30年間で約55万人の市民が大気汚染に起因する疾患を発症。NHS(イギリスの国営医療サービス事業)と社会保障制度への累積コストは104億ポンド(約1億5,750万円)になると推定される」 ULEZが拡大された場合、非対応車のドライバーは、グレーターロンドンでの運転に1日12.50ポンド(約1,890円)を課されることになる。市長は慈善団体、中小企業、障害者、低所得層に該当するロンドン市民が、古い車をより環境に優しい新型車に乗り換えるための買い替え促進策を導入し、ULEZ拡大で生じる不利益の解消を支援していく方針だ。 今回発表されたULEZ拡大計画により、ロンドンの道路を走る高公害車の数は1日当たり2万から4万台も削減され、ロンドン郊外の二酸化炭素排出量は年間13万5千から15万トン削減されると見込まれている。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『2022年世界のトレンド:「カーフリー 」な街づくり』 『バルセロナが「スーパーブロック」で実現するポスト車社会の未来とは』 『エストニア、公共交通の無料化を中心とした都市整備』 『ロンドンのHMV跡地にアメリカ風キャンディーショップがオープン』 『Uber傘下の水上バス、ロンドン郊外への定期路線開設』  東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら 

IKEA is officially moving into Oxford Circus’ massive Topshop

IKEA is officially moving into Oxford Circus’ massive Topshop

In news set to rock the London retail world to its already shaky foundations, the huge now-empty Topshop right on Oxford Circus has been bought by flatpack Swedish light-industrial estate icons IKEA. It’s reported that the boys in blue and yellow bid nearly £400m to acquire the premises (which include a former Nike Town and an ex-Vans store) from Philip Green’s kaput Arcadia Group.  Reaction in the Time Out office to the news ranged from Nikki’s ‘That’s really weird’ to Anne’s ‘I don’t know how I feel about that’ to Esther’s ‘I don’t think there should be meatballs near that many people’. I mean, it is pretty bizarre to think of the quintessentially ring-road experience that is the trip to IKEA suddenly being recreated in the middle of London’s most famous shopping street. Fair enough, there was an IKEA on nearby Tottenham Court Road, which closed in July this year, but it was just a showroom (or so-called ‘planning studio’) and it was on a street that already has several big-name homeware brands (Habitat, Heal’s). Oxford Street, home of dodgy perfume auctions, weird US sweetshops and about 400 McDonald’s is a very different kettle of herring. Now we’ve got some more details on what to expect when the Swedish furniture giant moves into W1C. The doors won’t open until autumn 2023, but when they do they’ll usher you into browse through around 5,000 products. It won’t all just be flatpack furniture that will make you the most hated person on the Tube should you try and catch the

ロンドンの高級百貨店が、ポップアップショップで中古おもちゃを販売

ロンドンの高級百貨店が、ポップアップショップで中古おもちゃを販売

クリスマスは楽しいが、地球に優しい行事かと言われると、そうでない部分も多い。プレゼントにはたくさんの包装紙が使われ、また前年の12月から会っていない叔父からのプレゼントは、年が明けて叔父が家を後にするとすぐに罪悪感を抱きながらも捨ててしまう。こうやってごみの量が増えているのだ。 そんなクリスマスを少しでも地球に優しくする取り組みが、ロンドンで行われている。高級百貨店のセルフリッジが、我々の無駄遣いをなくすため、中古おもちゃを集めたポップアップショップを新しくオープンした。 このショップで扱うのは、工場で生産されたばかりの商品ではなく、中古のコレクタブルフィギュアやアンティークのテディベア、家族に人気のある定番ボードゲームなど。また、不要になったおもちゃを寄付することもできる。寄付されるおもちゃは、ショップで販売されるか、セルフリッジのチャリティパートナーであるThe TOY Projectへ送られ、北ロンドンの拠点で販売されるか、同プロジェクトが支援している子どもたちに贈られる。   Photograph: Selfridges   The TOY Projectは、2013年にジェーン・ガーフィールドとアンジェラ・ドノヴァンによって設立。新品や中古のおもちゃをリサイクルし、それらを最も必要としている子どもたちや家族に提供しているほか、ごみ処理場に送られるおもちゃの数を減らそうと、子どもたちにリサイクルについての教育を行っている。The TOY Projectで得られた利益は全て、おもちゃや本の図書館、コミュニティーイベントなどのプロジェクトのための資金となっている。 セルフリッジでのポップアップについて、ガーフィールドは次のように述べている。「イギリスでは毎年、親が子供のために何億ポンドもの金をかけて新しいおもちゃを購入していますが、その多くはほとんど使われていません。おもちゃをリサイクルすることは、The TOY Projectの活動資金になるだけでなく、ゴミ処理場や海に捨てられてしまう不要なおもちゃの数を減らすことにもつながります。今回、セルフリッジと提携し、多くの人に愛されているTOYプロジェクトのショッピング体験を(目抜き通りである)オックスフォード・ストリートで提供でき、大変うれしいです」 今回のポップアップは、いわゆる「サーキュラー(循環型)」小売モデルを模索するセルフリッジの取り組みの一環であり、それを実行するためのプラットフォーム『Project Earth RESELLFRIDGES』の最新プロジェクトとなる。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『イケア、タイのバンヤイ店で環境配慮型サービスを開始』 『循環をテーマにした複合施設、えらぼが台東区鳥越に9月オープン』 『不要な素材を進化させたアップサイクルアイテム6選』 『100%リサイクル可能、靴のサブスクサービスが2021年から開始』 『ジャック・ホワイトがロンドンにレコードショップをオープン』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら 

ロンドン、ソーホーなどの歩行者天国を一旦終了

ロンドン、ソーホーなどの歩行者天国を一旦終了

2021年夏の初め、ロンドンのソーホーでは、いくつかの通りが車両通行のない歩行者天国となり、屋外席での飲食も楽しめる場所に変わった。しかし残念なことに、これらの通りは10月1日(金)から通常の状態に戻ることになった。 ウェストミンスター市議会による屋外飲食計画で、時間帯により車両通行禁止が行われていたのは、バーウィック・ストリート、グリーク・ストリート、ディーン・ストリート、オールド・コンプトン・ストリートなど。これはパンデミックで打撃を受けたホスピタリティー産業のビジネスを回復するため、地元のバーやレストランが屋外の席を車道にも拡大することを認めるための対応だった。 この車道閉鎖の取り組みは、9月30日(木)に終了する予定だが、今後恒久的なもの、少なくとも季節的なものとして再開されることが期待されている。市議会ではソーホーをはじめ、コヴェント・ガーデン、セント・ジョンズ・ウッド、ピムリコなどの地域住民と協議をしていて、市議会側の提案への同意が得られれば、再び車道閉鎖が実施される見込みだ。 例えばソーホーについては、移動や交通手段、住民の生活、ビジネスニーズ、環境、アクセシビリティなどを考慮した「デザインビジョン」の策定が進行中。基本計画フェーズは10月に終了。11月から12月にかけて、コミュニティーワークショップやポップアップイベント、オンラインアンケートなどを通じてさらに協議が続けられる。 計画の詳細については、ウェストミンスター市議会の公式ウェブサイトや特設ウェブサイト『Vision for Soho』で見ることができる。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカス、一部が歩行者専用に』 『イケア、ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカスに出店か?』 『銀座の歩行者天国にオープンエアな手洗い場が誕生、安心して外食を』 『モントリオール市、中心部の通りを都市の森にリデザイン』 『ニューヨーク、ブルックリン橋の自転車専用レーンが完成』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら  

車の運転に最もストレスを感じる都市はインドのムンバイ

車の運転に最もストレスを感じる都市はインドのムンバイ

新型コロナの感染拡大が収束し、通常の生活に戻ったときのマイナス面の一つは、車での外出時、交通渋滞に長時間巻き込まれること。どうやら昨今、街でハンドルを握るのがつらいと感じているのは、あなただけではないようだ。 イギリスでカーシェアリング事業を行うHiyacar社は、車での移動に最もストレスを感じる都市のランキングを発表。ニューヨーク、大阪、ロンドンなどに住む人が、自分たちの街で運転することに多くのストレスを感じていることが分かった。 このランキング作成に当たり、同社は各都市の自動車台数、交通渋滞のひどさ、道路の質、代替となる公共交通機関の選択肢、年間の交通事故発生件数など、いくつかの要素を分析。それらのデータに各都市の人口密度を加味して、10点満点で総合ポイントを算出した。 車の運転に最もストレスを感じる都市に選ばれたのはインドのムンバイ(7.4ポイント)で、2位以降には以下の通り、世界の大都市や人口の多い都市が追随。反対にランキングの下部、つまり車の運転にストレスが少ない都市としては、中国の東莞(2.4ポイント)やペルーのリマ(2.1ポイント)などが入った。 車の運転にストレスを感じる都市ランキング(Hiyacar社)※数字はポイント 1. ムンバイ(7.4)2. パリ(6.4)3. ジャカルタ(6.0)4. デリー(5.9)5. ニューヨーク(5.6)6. クアラルンプール(5.3)7. 名古屋(5.1)8. ロンドン(5.0)9. メキシコシティ(4.9)10. 大阪(4.9) 原文はこちら 関連記事 『アメリカで最もストレスの多い高速道路はマイアミのI-95』 『道路渋滞のピークとオフピークの差が大きい都市ランキング』 『車いす目線で考える 第20回 東京の水上交通の利便性とバリアフリー』 『ニューヨーク市がブルックリン橋に自転車専用レーンを整備』 『ロンドン、王立公園での電動キックスケーター走行が禁止に』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら

ロンドン、王立公園での電動キックスケーター走行が禁止に

ロンドン、王立公園での電動キックスケーター走行が禁止に

ロンドンでは2021年6月から、交通局(TfL)が新たにレンタルサービスのトライアルを開始したことで、ようやく(合法的に)電動キックスケーターに乗れるようになった。しかし、この動きをきっかけに、王立公園団体が彼らの管轄区域への電動キックスケーター乗り入れを禁止するという問題が起こっている。 同団体が懸念しているのは、最高時速20メートルにもなる電動キックスケーターの安全性。すでに、ハイド・パーク、リージェント・パーク、ケンジントン・ガーデンズなどロンドンの主要な公園で、電動キックスケーターの走行ができなくなった。 ミラー紙によると、この新しい交通手段が、2021年末までに引き起こす可能性のある事故数は20万件。イギリスでは2019年からの電動キックスケーターによる死亡者が6人に達している。 王立公園はウェブサイトに、次のような説明を掲載した。 「公園は主に、歩行者が優先される静かなレクリエーションの場です。我々は、電動キックスケーターのスピードとステルス性が、歩行者、特に移動が困難な人、視覚や聴覚に障害のある人に許容できないリスクをもたらすと考えています」 ロンドンは、電動キックスケーターの導入を検討している50以上の都市の一つ。そのほかの都市では、ローマ、オスロ、マドリード、チューリッヒなどで実験が行われている。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『電動スクーターのシェアリングサービスがニューヨークでさらに拡大』 『ニューヨークにテスラタクシーが登場、マンハッタンに50台導入』 『合法化へ前進、イギリスで電動キックボードの利用実験開始』 『渋谷区立北谷公園を満喫する5のこと』 『東京、最高の自然を楽しめるスポット』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら 

ロンドン、バッキンガム宮殿の衛兵交代式が復活

ロンドン、バッキンガム宮殿の衛兵交代式が復活

この1年半の間、ロンドンの宮殿で見られなくなっていた衛兵交代式が2021年8月23日、ついに復活した。エリザベス2世はいつものようにバルモラル城で夏季休暇中のため、赤いジャケットと大きなクマ皮の帽子をかぶって行進する近衛兵を歓迎することはできなかったが、多くの観光客がバッキンガム宮殿に足を運び、式を見守った。 近衛兵の行進をサポートする軍楽隊は、東京オリンピックでのイギリスチームの成功を祝う曲も演奏。その中には、スパンダー・バレエの『Gold』、オリンピックテーマの『Chariots Of Fire』などが含まれ、月曜日の朝11時にしてはかなり盛り上がる選曲に、観客たちも大いに喜んだ。 伝統ある衛兵交代式は、新型コロナのまん延以降、大勢の観光客が集まるのを防ぐ目的で2020年3月から中止に。ウィンザー城では2021年7月に再開し、セントジェームズ宮殿では、バッキンガム宮殿と同日に復活した。  バッキンガム宮殿での大行進は、2022年5月までの間、毎週月、水、金、日曜の11時に行われる(6、7月は毎日実施の見込み)。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『全裸の自転車イベント、ロンドンで2年ぶりに開催』 『丸亀製麺が9月中旬にロンドン2号店をオープン』 『ロンドンの古いトラムトンネルが一般公開』 『ロンドンのオックスフォード・サーカス、一部が歩行者専用に』 『イギリス版ディズニーランド? ロンドン近郊に大規模リゾート建設』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら

Supersize your Sunday at Citadel Festival this weekend

Supersize your Sunday at Citadel Festival this weekend

London’s annual Citadel Festival has everything you need for a super summer Sunday. This ace one-day festival is way more than a regular music fest, and on top of having a sweet line-up including Tame Impala, The Horrors, Leon Bridges and more, there’s a big heap of other fun activities to get stuck into. Here’s our seven point plan to Sunday success... 1 Get topical at Sunday Papers LiveWe all like the idea of reading the broadsheets from cover to cover over breakfast – just like real adults. But when Sunday morning comes around, you’re hungover – again – and even the thought of scanning the Uber Eats menu is just too much. So let someone else do the hard work as writers, musicians, politicians and poets break down different sections of the Sunday papers so you don’t have to. 2 Have some quality (Fat White) Family timeYou remember south London’s scuzziest band – the squalid-looking crew responsible for such sweet little ditties as ‘Breaking into Aldi’ and ‘Who Shot Lee Oswald?’ Despite rumours they were done, Fat White Family have actually been working on a new album. They’re back at the live thing for Citadel, where they’ll play new songs and generally make you feel like you need to take a piping hot shower, ASAP. 3 Stretch and flex with mass yogaDoes your perfect Sunday involve more matsyasana than moshing? Get in position at the Spandex Stage, where you can attain enlightenment (or at least aim for it) before enjoying the rest of the festival. 4 Go to Sunday worship with

What to see at Visions Festival this weekend

What to see at Visions Festival this weekend

This Hackney one-day fest is spread across eight venues and has bags of underground bite. Let us solve those scheduling dilemmas for you by mapping out a top day – by the clock... NoonDog show! You came to see a dog show...!...as the great Peaches might have said. Not quite ready to throw yourself into live music after a big Friday night out? Visions’ very own dog show at St John at Hackney will soothe your head and soul with all manner of good boys and girls doing their best tail wags and showing off their most impressive tricks. Even better: there’s a prize for best ‘Twin Peaks’ costume, so you’ll get to see miniature canine versions of Agent Cooper et al. Photo: Rebecca Hughes 2pmDiscover one of the city’s best new bandsIt’s hard to pick just one white-hot and unmissable new London band playing Visions, but Goat Girl’s set at Mangle just edges it (catch Matt Maltese, Sorry, Puma Blue, Cosmo Pyke and Shame too, though, if you can). They’re sardonic and moody – singer/guitarist Lottie’s voice is rich and deadpan, while the grooves from bassist Naima are deep and catchy. Go for the loping, scornful ‘Scum’ and stay for their sinister power to ensnare any audience. 5pmGo get friendly with Frankie CosmosNew Yorker Frankie Cosmos is one of those prolific artists who always seems to be up to something. She might have only made two studio albums, but she’s got a whopping 16 other collections of songs on her Bandcamp, all full of intriguing, odd and unique gems. Live, she’s just as