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MOVERS & SHAKERS

The snakes and ladders of society

A chronicle of drama, scandal and success in London, Paris, New York and elsewhere

August 8, 2017

Congratulations Bill

by General

‘Songwriter to the Stars’ Bill Martin to perform for first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; he will enlighten his audience about his successful career   Glasgow born Bill Martin MBE – whose chart topping hits have included Congratulations, Puppet on a String and Shang-A-Lang – is performing a nightly show at The Dome during … Continue reading “Congratulations Bill”

August 7, 2017

Calmed Down Cameron

by Matthew Steeples

David Cameron snapped ‘Hugging a Corbyn’ after he’s revealed to have a ‘Calm Down – It’s Only a Recession’ in his kitchen and a £25,000 shepherd’s hut in his garden   David Cameron is plainly enjoying life to the full. Not only has he been rewarded with a huge literary advance after walking away after … Continue reading “Calmed Down Cameron”

August 1, 2017

United in Plastic

by Matthew Steeples

‘Bride of Wildenstein’ Jocelyn Wildenstein reunites with her lover Lloyd Klein; the plastic faced couple will marry at some point in the future   Yesterday, the world’s ugliest woman announced she is to marry the world’s vainest man in an exclusive feature in the DailyMail.com.   According to the paper, Jocelyn Wildenstein – a New … Continue reading “United in Plastic”

July 30, 2017

Done With Diana

by Matthew Steeples

Enough is finally enough with press coverage about the late Diana, Princess of Wales   Diana, Princess of Wales has been dead twenty years. It is thus ludicrous that her family continue to have to put up with an endless barrage of articles raking over outdated nonsense about her and though it most definitely suits … Continue reading “Done With Diana”

July 26, 2017

Dr No More

by Matthew Steeples

Gatecrasher ‘Dr Nastro’ admits defeat and announces he’ll be retiring from the ligging circuit; perhaps Denis Doble, Eva Harold, David Pun and Sandra Shevey ought to follow his lead   On Wednesday, we received a message from a known member of London’s ligging community of aging oddballs using the pseudonym ‘Dr Nastro’.   In an … Continue reading “Dr No More”

July 16, 2017

Limited in Knightsbridge

by Matthew Steeples

As Arabs descend on London with their eccentric convoys of cars, we select a new arrival; such things delight some and infuriate others   The time of year is upon Knightsbridge when Arabs and their supercars descend. Amongst them come exotically coloured Bentleys, Bugattis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls-Royces, but one new arrival this season is … Continue reading “Limited in Knightsbridge”

July 9, 2017

The Lady is a Snob

by Matthew Steeples

Lady Meyer makes snobbish remarks on Twitter; in doing so she again proves she’s herself nothing but ghastly   The infamously “Chanel clad” wife of Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain’s former “red socked fop” ambassador to America, is known for her curt manner and finger pointing ways, but recently on Twitter, she opted to again illustrate … Continue reading “The Lady is a Snob”

July 5, 2017

Rinder vs. Stunt

by Matthew Steeples

James Stunt finds support from the aristocracy, receives a suggestion he takes to the stage from actor Steven Berkoff and issues two more YouTube video posts   Update: 07:45am, Thursday 6th July – Three of the four videos by James Stunt have been removed. YouTube have replaced them with a comment: “This content is not … Continue reading “Rinder vs. Stunt”

July 4, 2017

A Stunted Speech

by Matthew Steeples

James Stunt filmed in a dressing gown ranting about Bernie Ecclestone and Viscount Rothermere at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower; the footage was released on YouTube   Yesterday, James Stunt took to social media to share his personal perspective on his impending divorce, his estranged wife, his father-in-law, his deceased brother, the Daily Mail, the Mail … Continue reading “A Stunted Speech”

July 2, 2017

Wally of the Week – Catherine Faulks

by Matthew Steeples

Moronic oddjob Councillor Catherine Faulks claims that the Kensington Town Hall protest was brought about by non-locals   Kensington and Chelsea Council attracts idiots and aside from the bizarrely hyphenated Rock Fielding-Mellen and Nicholas Paget-Brown, one of their worst has to be Councillor Catherine Faulks.   This week, Ms Faulks, a woman whom plainly did … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Catherine Faulks”

June 29, 2017

iCrash Home

by Matthew Steeples

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben, Eva Harold and David Pun were spotted at play with Apple devices in London   Party crashing sorts Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben, Eva Harold and David Pun like to go where they’re not invited and yesterday was no exception.   Whilst … Continue reading “iCrash Home”

June 27, 2017

Making an Impact

by Matthew Steeples

A party to close Enzina Fuschini’s ‘Impact’ exhibition in Chelsea   On the 19th June, undoubtedly the hottest day of summer thus far, at the 508 Kings Road Gallery in Chelsea, SW10, Matthew Steeples hosted a party to mark the closing of artist Enzina Fuschini’s latest exhibition.   Guests including Riadh Abdelouahad, Brian Callan, The … Continue reading “Making an Impact”

Not a Fibre of Regret

by Matthew Steeples

Arrogant jailbird Ben Fiberesima joins an evergrowing list of self-obsessed sorts to block ‘The Steeple Times’ on Twitter   Rambunctious Ben Fiberesima, a loudmouth whose love for himself is plainly his guiding principle, has blocked The Steeple Times on social media after being released from the clink.   Lauded as having “starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio … Continue reading “Not a Fibre of Regret”

June 1, 2017

Annabel Mullin – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by Matthew Steeples

A 20-question interview with criminal justice expert, former police officer and Liberal Democrat candidate for Kensington Annabel Mullin   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? To live every moment to the fullest and make the biggest difference to people’s lives that I can.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, … Continue reading “Annabel Mullin – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

May 30, 2017

Wally of the Week – Andre Walker

by Matthew Steeples

Whackjob former Tory activist turned Jared Kushner employed ‘journalist’ Andre Walker tells ‘The Steeple Times’: “In the words of Trump: ‘You are fake news’” (and then blocks us)   Andre Walker is of the Donald Trump school when it comes to dealing with situations he doesn’t like: This former Tory bullyboy turned Breitbart braggart and … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Andre Walker”

May 26, 2017

At The Queen’s Pleasure

by Matthew Steeples

Convicted Old Harrovian fraudster Sheel Khemka’s mother, Dame Asha Khemka, made Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in spite of her son’s conviction for stealing from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs   Dame Asha Khemka OBE, DBE, the mother of the jailed VAT fraudster and all round rotter, Old Harrovian crook Sheel Khemka, has added another set … Continue reading “At The Queen’s Pleasure”

May 22, 2017

Shifty & Shiftier

by Matthew Steeples

In posing for pictures with ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green in Cannes, Sarah, Duchess of York showed herself to be nothing but shameless   Sarah, Duchess of York is one of those people who has no need for money given she’s always close to it. Yesterday, however, at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, this avaricious former … Continue reading “Shifty & Shiftier”

May 19, 2017

Wally of the Week – Anthea Turner

by Matthew Steeples

‘Shagger Turner’ sinks to a new low; ‘Princess Tippytoes’ Anthea Turner again illustrates her desperation for attention   Whilst she was married to Grant Bovey, a restaurant owner and ‘friend’ of Anthea Turner used to mockingly remark: “Here comes ‘f**k, I want to be famous’ and here comes ‘f**k, I used to be famous’” each … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Anthea Turner”

May 14, 2017

Louise Rowntree – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with public affairs and communications consultant and Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelsea & Fulham Louise Rowntree   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Treat others the way you want to be treated.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s … Continue reading “Louise Rowntree – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

May 5, 2017

Bored of Black Tie, Crushed by ‘The Club’

by Matthew Steeples

As black tie bonanzas deservedly take a bashing, we ask: “What’s next for Britain and America’s party paraders?”   Last May, the acerbic Spectator columnist Taki wrote a brilliant opinion piece bemoaning the ghastly affair he believed New York’s Metropolitan Museum Gala had become. It perfectly summed up the vulgarity of an age where Kardashians … Continue reading “Bored of Black Tie, Crushed by ‘The Club’”

May 4, 2017

The Commerce of Selfies

by Matthew Steeples

A review of the showcase of vanity that is the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Selfie to Self-Expression’ exhibition   The first ever ‘selfie’ was supposedly taken on the roof of the Marceau studio on Fifth Avenue in New York. Featuring a photographer named Joseph Byron and his colleagues, the image was captured in December 1920 and now, … Continue reading “The Commerce of Selfies”

May 3, 2017

Stoddart Stateside

by Matthew Steeples

A preview of John Stoddart’s exhibition at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills   Tonight, in California, an exhibition of the works of photographer to the stars John Stoddart will be opened with a reception at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.     A whole array of guests are expected at the event and … Continue reading “Stoddart Stateside”

April 21, 2017

(Not) Wedded by Ward

by Matthew Steeples

Loudmouth champagne swiller Dawn Ward once again fails to get permission to turn her vulgar home into a wedding venue   Marketing material for Dawn Ward’s tastelessly decorated home, Warford Hall, near Alderley Edge in Cheshire, boldly describes it as “the finest entertaining house ever conceived”. She’s failed to generate any interest in it since … Continue reading “(Not) Wedded by Ward”

April 19, 2017

Remembering Michael Bienes

by Matthew Steeples

Witty Fort Lauderdale based philanthropist Michael Bienes passes away   Philanthropist Michael Bienes sadly died of cancer on 5th April according to the Sun Sentinel.   New York born Mr Bienes, a multi-millionaire many times over until falling prey to Bernard Madoff’s crooked Ponzi scheme, was known for hosting lavish parties and supported everything from … Continue reading “Remembering Michael Bienes”

April 13, 2017

Alexander Newley – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by Matthew Steeples

A 20-question interview with contemporary artist Alexander Newley   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Eros, anger, anxiety, love – in perfect and contradictory admixture.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? When fate raises its sword to make you tremble, … Continue reading “Alexander Newley – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

April 8, 2017

Overheard – 8th April

by Matthew Steeples

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Candy Knockers At Scalini in Knightsbridge, two brash housebuilders from Essex sat devouring veal chops. One referenced his idols and observed: “The Candy brothers have a brilliant setup. They are like the Peter Stringfellows of property”. The other looked puzzled but the first … Continue reading “Overheard – 8th April”

April 4, 2017

Blabbermouth Burrell

by Matthew Steeples

Butler-turned-blabbermouth Paul Burrell sinks to a new low; he should retreat to Siberia and live out his days privately   Cat-like Paul Burrell again and again reinvents himself. Somehow, in spite of already having undeservedly exhausted more than nine lives, this ghastly individual is back in the press and this time he’s milking the story … Continue reading “Blabbermouth Burrell”

March 31, 2017

Overheard – 31st March

by General

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Ferry & Yah A PR maven at the Chiltern Firehouse loudly spoke into her mobile. She speedily told the person at the other end of the line: “Bryan Ferry is amazing. Yah. Super yah… I saw his son in 5 Hertford Street. That … Continue reading “Overheard – 31st March”

March 27, 2017

Taxi!

by Matthew Steeples

Rare 1938 Austin taxi to be auctioned; it is one of just four known to survive   On 29th March, the very day Theresa May taxis towards Brexit and triggers Article 50, H&H Classics will auction a 1938 Austin 12/4 Heavy Low Loader Taxicab with coachwork by J. & H. Ricketts at their Imperial War … Continue reading “Taxi!”

March 24, 2017

The Community Conundrum

by Matthew Steeples

Chelsea locals bemoan the loss of their community gathering point   Last night at The Enterprise in Walton Street, a group of bereft locals gathered to hold a wake in honour of the demise of their favoured meeting spot, La Brasserie.   No one present denied the fact that there are plenty of other bars … Continue reading “The Community Conundrum”

March 12, 2017

Power Pays

by Matthew Steeples

That a convicted paedophile is able to avoid a jail sentence is an utter disgrace especially given pensioners get locked up for non-payment of TV licence fees; Old Etonian Andrew Picard shouldn’t be on the streets, he should be in the clink   Andrew Picard (AKA Andrew Laurence and Andrew Boeckman) was caught with 1,185 … Continue reading “Power Pays”

Website of the Week – Overheard and Seen in Whitstable

by Matthew Steeples

Facebook page where Whitstable locals spend time moaning and arguing will have you in hysterics; welcome to an example of a modern day spouting place for ‘Busybody Britain’   You’ll likely have come across the Facebook page ‘Overheard in Waitrose’. It has garnered over 500,000 likes since its inception in April 2014, but, for those … Continue reading “Website of the Week – Overheard and Seen in Whitstable”

March 11, 2017

Rent-a-Gob v. Rent-a-Gob

by Matthew Steeples

Acid tongued food blogger Jack Monroe’s libel victory over right wing media personality Katie Hopkins represents a victory for only their lawyers   Katie Hopkins undoubtedly spouts a lot of hot air but that she lost a libel action yesterday brought by the acid tongued food blogger Jack “I don’t want my boobs anymore” Monroe … Continue reading “Rent-a-Gob v. Rent-a-Gob”

February 24, 2017

Jog On Jenner

by Matthew Steeples

Caitlyn Jenner proves herself to be truly hypocritical; it is time this self-publicist were simply ignored   Caitlyn Jenner is a person with nothing else on her agenda other than keeping herself in the public eye. This transgender ‘reality star’ appeared to support Donald Trump’s election campaign in 2016, spoke at the Republican National Convention … Continue reading “Jog On Jenner”

February 13, 2017

Warring Ward

by Matthew Steeples

Champagne swiller Dawn Ward “at war” with one-time friend and fellow WAG and cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’ Leanne Brown   Yesterday, The Sun on Sunday reported that a favourite of all at The Steeple Times, Dawn Ward, is “at war over a £500,000 loan”.   43-year old Mrs Ward, whose attempts … Continue reading “Warring Ward”

January 30, 2017

The Whinging Wintertons

by Matthew Steeples

Former MPs Sir Nicolas Winterton and his wife Ann are not worthy of a glowing set of memoirs – Instead, this pair of ghastly grabbers deserve all the criticism ever thrown at them   Excerpts from Sir Nicholas and his equally bombastically ghastly wife Lady (Ann) Winterton’s daughter’s memoirs about her parents’ career were published … Continue reading “The Whinging Wintertons”

January 27, 2017

Getting Ghastly

by Matthew Steeples

Society bible ‘Tatler’ is wrong to take issue with the word “ghastly”   Joanna Lumley once described the phrase “quality time” as “ghastly” and she was right. Mary Berry used the same word to describe reality programmes and Rupert Everett considers marriage to be exactly that too. “Ghastly” is a word that has many uses … Continue reading “Getting Ghastly”

January 25, 2017

Wally of the Week – Sarah Vine

by Matthew Steeples

Backstabber Michael Gove’s wife’s attack on Gina Miller confirms her for what she truly is – Sarah Vine is nothing but an OKA loving wally   In this morning’s Daily Mail, the wife of the traitorous, creepy Tory politician Michael Gove MP, Sarah Vine, penned a catty and badly written diatribe attacking Gina Miller as … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Sarah Vine”

Trumping Wildenstein

by Matthew Steeples

‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein puts her Trump World Tower apartment on the market after recent court appearance for “clawing” her boyfriend’s face   “No showings before 12pm” shouts the listing on realtor Douglas Elliman’s homepage and given how the owner of the property they’re currently selling no doubt looks of a morning, one need not wonder … Continue reading “Trumping Wildenstein”

January 24, 2017

Mind Your Mariella

by Matthew Steeples

Mariella Frostup heartlessly berates a woman married to an alcoholic   Mariella Frostrup was described as having “the sexiest female voice on TV” in 2008. She was born in Norway, is the daughter of an alcoholic and has political views described as “a bit left-of-centre”. She hob-knobs with Gerard Butler, Graydon Carter, George Clooney and … Continue reading “Mind Your Mariella”

January 17, 2017

Seeking Truth

by Matthew Steeples

Circumstances of George Michael’s death questioned by former friend Andros Georgiou   In 2012, George Michael’s “childhood friend” – this morning described by the Mail Online as his “cousin” – Andros Georgiou told The Sun: “The last thing I would ever want is for one of us to be standing over the other’s grave, wishing … Continue reading “Seeking Truth”

January 7, 2017

Overheard – 7th January

by Matthew Steeples

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Get me a Krug! At The Botanist on Sloane Square in London, a visiting Yorkshire lass told her assembled crew: “They do sell a prosecco but I told the bartender: ‘I don’t want any of that s**t. Get me a Krug!’” This Dawn … Continue reading “Overheard – 7th January”

January 5, 2017

No Vision

by Matthew Steeples

The Evening Standard sinks to a new low with a list of the predictions for 2017 from a bunch of the “capital’s wisest visionaries”   The Evening Standard used to publish revealing stories and its weekly ES Magazine was always a place where one could expect to see Dominic Dunne-esque revelations of society’s highs and … Continue reading “No Vision”

December 9, 2016

A Catty Catastrophe

by Matthew Steeples

‘Bride of Wildenstein’ got her claws out in New York; her boyfriend learns a lesson about playing with cats   Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes once remarked: “Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched” and now, it seems, 76-year old plastic surgery obsessive and feline lookalike Jocelyn Wildenstein’s boyfriend has ended up … Continue reading “A Catty Catastrophe”

December 4, 2016

Old and New – Sloanes

by Matthew Steeples

New series contrasting the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ begins with Sloane Rangers   Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Lady Diana Spencer used to drink at The Admiral Codrington whilst Sloanes named Perdita and Peregrine downed gin like it was water in The Australian in Milner Street.   Loud braces and yellow cords … Continue reading “Old and New – Sloanes”

November 28, 2016

Degenerates and Dr Nastro

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples alerts event hosts in London to Dr Nastro, Ian Thomas and their merry gang of party crashing cohorts   Last Wednesday, in London, around twenty gatecrashers arrived at a party I was co-hosting.   ‘Invited’ by someone named Ian Thomas and a character who goes by the plainly invented moniker of ‘Dr Nastro’ … Continue reading “Degenerates and Dr Nastro”

Smashing a “Star”

by Matthew Steeples

YouTube “star” has his ridiculous gold wrapped BMW smashed with a baseball bat during a photo shoot in New York whilst blocking traffic   Though he has 2.7 million subscribers to his feed on YouTube and 201,000 followers on Instagram, New Yorker Coby Persin is someone most of our readers will unlikely ever heard. He … Continue reading “Smashing a “Star””

November 26, 2016

Wally of the Week – Joe Corré

by Matthew Steeples

Vivienne Westwood’s son pathetically burns £5 million of memorabilia as a protest; he should have given it to charity   Fans rightly reacted angrily when Dame Vivienne Westwood’s publicity loving son Joe Corré set fire to £5 million worth of memorabilia given to him by his mother and late father Malcolm McLaren on the River … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Joe Corré”

November 23, 2016

Overheard – 23rd November

by General

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Missing the Phoenixes In Pret South Kensington, several parents sat chatting whilst their noisy children ran riot. One father remarked: “We had to call the kids ‘Rain’ and ‘River’ because… Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it?” Another dad, plainly perplexed and plainly without an … Continue reading “Overheard – 23rd November”

November 18, 2016

The Wonders of Winter Wonderland

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples visits the tenth annual Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park (along with several desperate-to-still-be-famous one-time ‘celebrities’)   Last night in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland opened for its tenth time in London.   Though less busy than in previous years, guests numbered such luminaries as Hyde Park Stables owner Basia Briggs, music and TV … Continue reading “The Wonders of Winter Wonderland”

November 16, 2016

Overheard – 16th November

by Matthew Steeples

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Defining an Aston In Cecconi’s in Mayfair, a group of salesmen convened to discuss sales figures. The head honcho told the group: “We’re not selling enough Astons… It’s not because they’re a bad risk, it’s because you don’t understand them so I’ll tell … Continue reading “Overheard – 16th November”

November 12, 2016

Stoving Brainboxes

by Matthew Steeples

Grabbing granny Eva Harold takes a tumble and rants about being suspended from social media at a party whilst elsewhere in Chelsea the ‘Brexit Brainbox’ got barred   On Thursday evening, at a party in London’s Kings Road, a rather over-refreshed Eva Harold – a woman who shares her name with a stove glass product … Continue reading “Stoving Brainboxes”

November 9, 2016

Maximilian Wiedemann – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with M&A broker turned artist Maximilian Wiedemann   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I say: “The only pain is champagne”.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Be honest, get honest”.   Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable … Continue reading “Maximilian Wiedemann – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

November 7, 2016

The Troubling Trumpettes

by Matthew Steeples

America should worry about who will guide it if Donald Trump wins this week; here we highlight a troubling example   This morning, in the final hours of the 2016 American election campaign, a plastic faced socialite named Toni Holt Kramer, “who flits between mansions in Florida and California” according to The Telegraph, gave an … Continue reading “The Troubling Trumpettes”

November 6, 2016

A Force For Good

by Matthew Steeples

Lady Kitty Spencer is an example of someone with privilege who uses it for the good of others; we salute her   Kitty Spencer, as she prefers to be known, has it all. She’s actually really Lady Kitty Spencer and she is the niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. She grew up in … Continue reading “A Force For Good”

November 5, 2016

Banish Boy George

by Matthew Steeples

Boy George shows his nasty side (yet again); it’s time he was banished   Boy George blocked The Steeple Times on Twitter after we pointed out that the BBC really shouldn’t continue to promote this convicted repeat offender. This week, he once again showed his nasty side when he appeared on a television show in … Continue reading “Banish Boy George”

November 4, 2016

The Sewer

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on a confrontation at the Saatchi Gallery   Last night, at a party at the Saatchi Gallery, I was accosted by a dishevelled and somewhat nutty woman named Melanie Rochester.   In the presence of my good friend Oliver Newton, this “very strange and quite unstable” harridan ranted: “You know who I … Continue reading “The Sewer”

November 2, 2016

A Soho Secret

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples meets Christopher Flourentzou, a little-known tailor but one well worth knowing   There are tailors and then there’s Christopher Flourentzou. Described as a “master of copying a pattern” by the well-known hairstylist Luke Hersheson and originally from Liopetri, Cyprus, this talented Soho craftsman has made suits for many a Savile Row firm.   … Continue reading “A Soho Secret”

November 1, 2016

Africa my Africa

by Matthew Steeples

A private view featuring works by the actor and artist Edward Akrout   On 27th October, at the Gallery of African Art in Albermarle Street, Mayfair a private view of a group exhibition titled Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries was held.   Featuring works by amongst others Edward Akrout – better known for his roles … Continue reading “Africa my Africa”

October 25, 2016

Powering a Wedding

by Matthew Steeples

Publicity seeking duo share details of their wedding – prepare to be amused at the bizarre details of their ridiculously over-the-top nuptials   New York based Norah Lawlor is undoubtedly a talented PR and her ability to create something out of nothing is a quality that we at The Steeple Times admire. The stories that … Continue reading “Powering a Wedding”

October 19, 2016

Airing Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Donna Air shares her views on bums, being called a “Chelsea bitch” and Theresa May   In last weekend’s Mail on Sunday, Donna Air – a lady who famously once asked the Corrs sisters: “Where did you meet? – was interviewed in a feature named ‘Shrink Rap: Inside the head of… Donna Air’.   In … Continue reading “Airing Theresa”

Beating Brashness

by Matthew Steeples

Hillary Clinton usurps Donald Trump in her use of a comparably modest campaign plane   Hillary Clinton is often criticised by Donald Trump for having a mammoth campaigning staff but yesterday she illustrated her relative modesty when her much smaller, leased campaign plane landed next to his at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.   Clinton’s … Continue reading “Beating Brashness”

October 9, 2016

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll

by Matthew Steeples

John Stoddart’s ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ exhibition in Whitstable   On Friday 7th October John Stoddart hosted a private view of an exhibition titled It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll at The Fish Slab Gallery in Whitstable, Kent.     Amongst the twenty-two photographs on display – all captured in the days when musicians weren’t … Continue reading “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”

October 5, 2016

Right Wing Hour

by Matthew Steeples

David Baddiel announces that the BBC needs to get a ‘Right Wing Hour’   This morning, in the Mail Online, the comedian David Baddiel surprisingly announced that the “lefty BBC” needs to change its ways.   In comments to the Sebastian Shakespeare column, Baddiel announced:   “There is generally a centre-Left, liberal bias to the … Continue reading “Right Wing Hour”

September 27, 2016

Overheard – 27th September

by General

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   In a departure from our normal mix, all of this week’s clangers come from a duo overheard at a bar. Both are Chelsea toffs – or consider themselves such – and both were a little beyond over refreshed.   On state schools: The … Continue reading “Overheard – 27th September”

September 16, 2016

Nolan Browne – What’s on your mantelpiece?

by General

A 20-question interview with Nolan Browne, manager of London’s Taschen store and Gallery Nolan Browne   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Ambition.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Rubbish in, rubbish out.   Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in … Continue reading “Nolan Browne – What’s on your mantelpiece?”

September 8, 2016

Overheard – 8th September

by General

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   How to Spend It Prior to RM Auctions’ Battersea sale, an American woman conversed with the dealers advising her on the £1 million car she wished to purchase. She curtly told one: “I don’t spend money, I make money. Yes, I spend money … Continue reading “Overheard – 8th September”

August 12, 2016

The Duke of Westminster

by Matthew Steeples

A tribute to Gerald Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Westminster (1951 – 2016)   Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster was a man of duty dedicated to his country, its military and to the countryside he so loved.   Described in a poignant tribute on the Grosvenor Estate’s website as “distinctly down-to-earth” and … Continue reading “The Duke of Westminster”

July 19, 2016

An SW3 raid

by Matthew Steeples

Home Office immigration enforcement officials raid SW3 apartment block that counts actress Jacqueline Bisset amongst its residents   A ritzy Chelsea apartment building that counts Bullitt star actress Jacqueline Bisset amongst its residents was raided by Home Office immigration enforcement officers on Friday last.   Crompton Court on the corner of Brompton Road and Pelham … Continue reading “An SW3 raid”

May 12, 2016

Pricking Bonneville

by Matthew Steeples

Hugh Bonneville shares his views on the self-satisfied classes

May 2, 2016

PACTing up

by Matthew Steeples

Lady Meyer packs in charity

April 20, 2016

Raw Hide

by Matthew Steeples

Private view of ‘Raw Hide’ by Amrita Bilimoria at Coya London

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