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London Essentials: May 2011

Phil Stocker's May 2011 selections include the top five art galleries participating in the current city-wide celebration known as First Thursdays, a monthly event that combines art galleries, beer drinking on curbs, and lively art discussions in Shoreditch and Hackney. Also, the fantasy drama They Came To a City by J.B. Priestley is a new production of a 1944 play running at the Southwark Playhouse. Plus he exposes a unique theater experience where the audience is blindfolded and subjected to different sounds and smells--like a radio broadcast with extra benefits--and is introduced to a motley group of characters in Earlsfield. (15 minutes)


Our Correspondents: London


Phil Stocker assembles a now and again survey and cultural report from London covering all things theatre, music, and food. Stocker is a Producer at BBC Radio 1 in London. He currently produces the weekday Early Breakfast Show – Presented by Dev (0400 – 0630 GMT). For the last ten years at Radio 1 Phil’s worked with some of the biggest names in UK music radio across a range of music genre programming; Jo Whiley, Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1’s Chart Show, Colin Murray & Edith Bowman, Trevor Nelson, Annie Mac’s Mash- Up, Radio 1 Drum & Bass Show with Fabio & Grooverider, Ras Kwame, Dave Pearce, Steve Lamacq.