Author Archives: Jennifer Cavanagh

Fantastical Canadians: Douglas Coupland’s “The National Portrait” @ OAG

The new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is going from strength to strength as the creative hub of switched-on, relevant contemporary art in Ottawa.  The dramatic and beautiful interior, the quality and scope of the grand opening weekend (on par with … Continue reading

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Communication and Marketing Strategist

Communications strategist with a vast amount of international and Canadian expertise working in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Jennifer brings her digital hustle and project management skills to the fore to deliver transformational communications strategies, social media campaigns and generate pro-active … Continue reading

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Terror Impacts: preferential coverage and little ears

An edited version of this article appears in UrbanDandyLondon.  On the Friday evening of the repulsive terror attacks in Paris, we carefully limited the news in our household mindful of the fears it might awaken in our 6-year-old. From Beirut through Paris, … Continue reading

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Socialites & Psychopaths engage in “Deadly Murder”

An edited version of this review appeared in What’s in a name? Not much or so says Shakespeare but as murder is in its essence deadly this name sticks for the wrong reasons. Playwright David Foley weighed other monikers … Continue reading

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FreshMeat: Serving Bite-Sized Theatre with a Brew

An edited version of this article appeared in Grab your drink and take your seats as FreshMeat2 Theatre rolls in to town for not one but two consecutive weekends October 17-19 and 24-26! The pop-up festival brings 14 top theatre companies together to showcase … Continue reading

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As Clear as the Air we Breathe – Run London Run

  The countdown clock at the official London Marathon Shop in Covent Garden continues to mark off time to this Sunday’s run. The Met confirmed that 40% more police will be called in to watch over the event but quite … Continue reading

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Slice & Co. No-go on Elgin

When a new restaurant opens I’m prepared to be delighted and thrilled. I’m always on the lookout for impressive service – after all they’ve just opened– and innovative cooking in a fresh setting. Unfortunately the latest pizza venue on Elgin wasn’t up to meeting my starry-eyed expectations. The … Continue reading

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Edmond – The Chamber Theatre @ The Carleton Tavern

A Night of Vicious Entertainment The Chamber Theatre takes its audience through a labyrinth of alienation and immorality in their production of  David Mamet’s “Edmond” at the Carleton Tavern.  Bored with his wife anti-hero Edmond rejects convention soon finding himself … Continue reading

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El Pirata de Tapas – A Notting Hill Gem 4.5*

An edited version of this review has appeared in It’s the little things that make a restaurant memorable. Food is critical but gifted staff and a superior ambience are equally important as many a satisfactory meal is ruined by inept … Continue reading

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Black Roses Bloom in Notting Hil

For the last month striking Gothic black roses have popped up in and around Notting Hill taped to street lamps, parking ticket machines and random bollards around the neighbourhood. No one can tell me what the beautiful yet sombre street art represents … Continue reading

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