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A Very Grand Opening at Persepolis

Well there have been an awful lot of developments with our Snackistan cafe in the last few months. But the most important of the lot came with the grand (oh-so-very-grand) opening of our loo last Thursday. We were positively flushed with pride… (ahem). Regular visitors will know that it has actually been in use for…

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Valentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s – You Choose….

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow! All that love stuff at Valentines: well, the Persians are partly to blame you know. Tomes and tomes of early Medieval Iranian poetry – Omar Khayam and Hafez…

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Pop-Up Persepolis 2014 Christmas Specials

Mrs. Shopkeeper has been practising really hard for her special Christmas pop-up cabaret act… Saturday 6th, Friday 12th, Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th December 2014 The concept of feasting was pretty much invented in the Middle East by the courts of Shah Abbas and those opulent Ottoman dudes. If you combine this fact with the…

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