The OD Issue 3 - page 5

2014 · ISSUE 3
Called to the Bar
A digital guide to “nothing but the best bars
from London to New York and everywhere
in between” brought
Tatiana Mercer
1998) the accolade of inclusion in a list of
London’s most influential people in both
2012 and 2013. Her website, BarChick,
launched in 2010 was an instant hit in
London. A BarChick app quickly followed
putting the expertise of Tatiana and her team
of dedicated bar researchers directly in the
reviews, guides and maps. Tatiana has
featured regularly in the
London Evening
(amongst whose 1000 to watch
she was listed) and she provides the official
bar guide for London Fashion Week; she
also writes for Easyjet,
Grazia, Elle, Maxim
The Guardian.
So as the BarChick team
say, from Paris to Berlin, London to Miami,
Hong Kong to New York, “BarChick has got
your back and has done the tourist thang for
you, so you don’t have to.”
pockets of aficionados of the latest, smartest,
most intriguing and memorable bars to visit.
The website
now features
60 cities around the world with independent
Ghiv Khatib-Chahidi
(OD 1982) early steps on the boards
of the Lynam Hall have led to Broadway. In December 2013
Ghiv, who works under the name of Paul Chahidi, opened
in the transfer to New York’s Belasco Theatre from the West
End of the Globe’s all-male productions of Shakespeare’s
Twelfth Night
Richard III
. Nominated in 2012 for an
Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in the acclaimed
double bill alongside Mark Rylance, Ghiv is part of a stellar
repertory cast which also includes Stephen Fry.
After Trinity College, Cambridge, Ghiv trained at the
Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2012, after five
seasons with the company, he became an Associate Artist of
the Royal Shakespeare Company. With the RSC he appeared
most recently in
Measure for Measure
Written on the
, a new play by David Edgar about the King James
Bible. Ghiv also recently appeared in the BAFTA nominated
drama about Monty Python
, Holy Flying Circus
, and in
two series of the 1950s-based BBC newsroom drama
In 2014 he can be seen in the feature film
The Voices
alongside Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick.
The World is a Stage
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