The Roxy was a fashionable nightclub located at 41-43 Neal Street in London's Covent Garden, known for hosting the flowering British punk music scene in its infancy.Brief historyThe premises had formerly been used as a warehouse to serve the Covent Garden wholesale fruit and vegetable market. In 1970 they were converted to a late-night bar called the Chaguaramas Club. At that time it was owned by record producer Tony Ashfield, who had several hits with '70s reggae star John Holt, with whom he formed a company called Chaguaramas Recording Productions, probably after Chaguaramas Bay in Trinidad.The Roxy was started by Andrew Czezowski, Susan Carrington and Barry Jones. The main entrance was on street level where you would walk into a small bar and seated area. Downstairs there was a small stage, bar and dance floor. The intimacy of the club had a feel to it similar to the Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles had performed early on in their career.In December 1976, Czezowski, Carrington and Jones organised three gigs at the Roxy. They financed the venture with borrowed money (Jones, a musician, pawned his guitar to stock the bars, and hire sound equipment, etc.). The first show, on 14 December, was Generation X, a band Czezowski managed. The second on the following night was the Heartbreakers. The third, on 21 December, featured Siouxsie and the Banshees and Generation X. However, it was the Clash and the Heartbreakers that headlined the official gala opening on 1 January 1977 which was filmed by Julien Temple and finally screened on BBC Four on 1 January 2015 as The Clash: New Year's Day '77.
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No.73w1 is a privately owned retail business enterprise located at 73 Oxford Street, on the lower ground floor; just a short distance away from Tottenham Court Road tube station.
At No.73w1 a wide selection of heart-warming meals will be available which will reflect themes based on traditional and contemporary African, Asian, Caribbean and European cuisine. Patrons will also have the opportunity to chill out and enjoy a range of fruit cocktails, light snacks, gluten & gelatin free ice cream in comfortable surroundings with a backdrop of soothing music selected by our in-house DJ.
Entrepreneurship is very important to us at No.73w1 and we have created a platform for talented designers to showcase a capsule range of their clothing and accessories. To compliment the fashion we also have a good selection of traders selling art, crafts, books, beauty treatments, carvings and gift ideas from all over the world.
Celebrating cultural diversity is at the forefront of everything that we do and as such a programme of carefully selected creative activities and social events will be developed to provide a chance to experience a number of different perspectives on life.
Welcome to No.73w1.
For further information please contact:
The Centre Managers, No.73w1, 73 Oxford Street
Lower Ground Floor, London W1D 2EP
We have many years of experience with costume design and tailoring, engineering projects, combat sports and martial arts, chemistry, the performing arts, recreational fire skills and manipulation and amateur to semi-professional pyrotechnics.
As a result of our combined skills, many of our performer friends have come to us when requesting help and guidance with specialist props and custom builds for their professional use.
The West End store is our largest store and caters for experienced cyclists and novices alike. The store has over 500 bikes in stock and carries specialist products such as Assos clothing, Zipp wheels and Rudy Project glasses. The store has a fully equipped cycle repair workshop for all our customers bike servicing needs.
Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London. The first radio broadcast was made on 15 March 1932, and the building was officially opened two months later, on 15 May. The main building is in Art Deco style, with a facing of Portland stone over a steel frame. It is a Grade II* listed building and includes the BBC Radio Theatre, where music and speech programmes are recorded in front of a studio audience, and lobby that was used as a location for filming the 1998 BBC television series In the Red.As part of a major consolidation of the BBC's property portfolio in London, Broadcasting House has been extensively renovated and extended. This involved the demolition of post-war extensions on the eastern side of the building, replaced by a new wing completed in 2005. The wing was named the "John Peel Wing" in 2012, after the disc jockey. BBC London, BBC Arabic Television and BBC Persian Television are housed in the new wing, which also contains the reception area for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra (the studios themselves are in the new extension to the main building).The main building was refurbished, and an extension built to the rear. The radio stations BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and the BBC World Service transferred to refurbished studios within the building. The extension links the old building with the John Peel Wing, and includes a new combined newsroom for BBC News, with studios for the BBC News channel, BBC World News and other news programming. The move of news operations from BBC Television Centre completed in March 2013.
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The London Centre for Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary research centre in physical and biomedical nanotechnology in London, United Kingdom. It brings together two institutions that are world leaders in nanotechnology, University College London and Imperial College London. It was conceived from the outset with a management structure allowing for a clear focus on exploitation and commercialisation. Although based at UCL's campus in Bloomsbury, the LCN includes research in departments of Imperial's South Kensington campus.The LCN's work requires it to draw on the combined skills of multiple departments, including medicine, chemistry, physics, electrical and electronic engineering, biochemical engineering, materials and earth sciences, and two leading business centres. The LCN’s stated vision is to become Europe’s premier research centre in nanotechnology applied to health care, information technology and the environment.HistoryThe London Centre for Nanotechnology was established as a joint venture between UCL and Imperial College London in 2003 following the award of a £13.65m higher education grant under the Science Research Infrastructure Fund. In October 2006 the LCN installed the first monochromated electron microscope in the UK at its site on the Imperial College London campus.In October 2008 the LCN published research about the possibility of using microscopic "nanoprobes" to discover new drugs to combat antibiotic resistance. In October 2009 a team at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's ISIS facility led by Stephen Bramwell of the LCN published research showing that single magnetic charges be made to behave and interact like electrical ones through the use of the magnetic monopoles that exist in spin ice.