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Current Exhibitions: Shampers Wine Bar & Pall Mall Fine Wine

Current Exhibitions: Shampers Wine Bar & Pall Mall Fine Wine

Simon Key has exhibitions of work on display in the long bar area of Shampers Wine Bar and in the snug rooms of Pall Mall Fine Wine. These exhibitions are on-going features of the two establishments. While many of the works are non-topical cartoons and paintings, Simon often makes a few changes to the exhibitions to reflect current events and major news stories or recently published cartoons in Private Eye. Drop in for a glass of wine in either of these establishments and if purchasing a cartoon or painting appeals contact Simon Key or ask the friendly staff! Shampers Wine...

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'MAKING MY HAIR GREAT AGAIN' - DONALD TRUMP

'MAKING MY HAIR GREAT AGAIN' - DONALD TRUMP

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016   That anyone can look at Donald Trump's 'hair' and see a kind of JFK style, all-American thatch speaks of a myopia that means American voters may well walk off a cliff. There it is: orange candyfloss that has been patted down a little and 'shaped' - jutting out from his head like a hairy diving board. It's so fake that it makes really bad wigs look good. It is meta hair...an idea of hair, an impression of hair...a dream of hair - a deep shag-pile, quiffy mop that Trump hopes will fool you into conjuring up...

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Doom on the Island

Doom on the Island

MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016 Well, the bookies got it wrong...I was out at an Indian Restaurant in Soho on the night of the EU referendum and said to my dining companion that the bookies had slim odds that we'd stay in the EU..."but who knows, it depends on how many villages out there believe in Midsomer Murders and the ghastly Archers". By the time I got to Shampers, around 10.30pm Greg had been at the bar for hours having kicked off his day at 11.00 am with a Bloody Mary."I just want the day to be over" he said, "I just want..."and...

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The 'Cool Kids' Table

The 'Cool Kids' Table

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08, 2016 Well, here we go...it's almost exactly a fortnight before the UK decides to leave or stay on the 'Cool Kids' table...Though perhaps many would say it's more like The Mad Hatter's tea party. The polls say it's a close race, but what do they, or anybody else know? There is a big red button in front of the nation saying 'Do Not Press' and another yellow and black one saying 'Press Here'...and we are clueless as to what to do. Many will press both...that is vote one way and put money on the opposite outcome. At...

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