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Love Letters - Metronomy

Down a quiet driveway in East London is an old-fashioned studio. It's the home of analogue sound...

Rock & Pop

Sukierae - Jeff Tweedy

This twenty track album was described by The Guardian as: "a beguiling collection with unique...

Stage

The Vertical Hour - Park Theatre

Nadia Blye knows exactly what her stance is on Iraq. A former war reporter and Professor of...

Rock & Pop

A New Testament - Christopher Owens

This latest album from Christopher Owens includes the songs 'Oh My Love' and 'It Comes Back to...

Visual Arts

Digital Revolution - The Barbican

Digital Revolution explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital...

Rock & Pop

Distance - Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards

Dan Michaelson has four releases under his own name, they are: Blindspot (2013), Sudden Fiction...

Rock & Pop

ZABA - Glass Animals

Zaba was recorded at Wolf Tone Studios in London, and produced by frontman Dave Bayley under...

Rock & Pop

Summer Sessions - The Roundhouse

Every day this summer, we’ll be playing host to an incredible series of live music, comedy,...

Stage

The Falling Song UK Tour

Dublin's award winning dance theatre company junk ensemble brings physical new dance work The...

Dance

Rambert Dance Company: What Wild Ecstasy - Spring Tour

Mark Baldwin's modern-day take on Nijinsky's 100 year old L'Après-midi d'un faune.
Set to...

Classical & Opera

Apartment House: Live - Wigmore Hall

Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning Apartment House, formed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze...

In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play - St James Theatre

Late 19th Century New York State.

A time of great innovation and social change.

...

Don't Tell the Driver - Mick Turner

2013 solo album from the Australian artist best known for his work with The Dirty Three as well...

John Wizards - John Wizards

John Wizards are a band from Cape Town, South Africa. They've written one of the most singular...

The Three Choirs Festival 2013

The Three Choirs Festival, held annually since the early eighteenth century and rotating between...

Henry VI: The True Tragedy of the Duke of York - Theatre Royal

A bloody power struggle opens up between the king’s party, led by the fearsome Queen Margaret,...

Monkey and Crocodile - Metta Theatre

Enter the playground forest, and share an apple with friendly Monkey and her new best mate...

Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

Puz/zle is the brand new work from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Puz/...

20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield - Crucible Studio, Sheffield

20 Tiny Plays. 1 big city. A theatrical experience unique to Sheffield.

After the success...

Alan Ayckbourn's Sugar Daddies - Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Alan Ayckbourn is a legendary name in drama, and our production of Taking Steps was a triumph...

The Rest is Noise Festival: BERLIN IN THE ‘20S & ‘30S - Southbank Centre

Cabaret, paranoia and Fascism

During the 14 years of the Weimar Republic, Germany lurched...

The Rest is Noise Festival: PARIS - Southbank Centre

Shock, glamour and experiments

In the years surrounding the First World War, Paris...

The Rest is Noise Festival: THE RISE OF NATIONALISM - Southbank Centre

Folk roots and new nations

With the collapse of Imperial domination, new nations were...

De Gabay - Butetown, Cardiff

Two years ago a group of Somali poets from Butetown walked into the National Theatre Wales...

God’s Property - Soho Theatre

It’s 1982. London is restless, gripped by spiraling unemployment and inner city riots. Ska beats...

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Stage

Simon Stephens: why my Cherry Orchard is a failure

Any English-language version of Chekhov is doomed. The nature of translation means that to think...

Jazz, Folk & World

Ben Howard, I Forget Where We Were, review: 'tantalising'

It may lack the definition of his debut, but the Mercury-nominated artist's latest evokes...

Visual Arts

Artist Jeff Koons interview: Making Lady Gaga's album cover and the 'empowerment' of art

Norman Rosenthal: Is it contentment and happiness you are striving for? Or something far bigger...

Visual Arts

Discovering Ibsen

the more closely you look at Ibsen, in fact, the stranger & more beguiling he gets… Andrew...

Visual Arts

Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery

Another October and another Frieze week just passed. This means the biggest of big hitters have...

Classical & Opera

The darkness drops again: a tense, eerie Turn of the Screw for the Glyndebourne Tour

Slick, surreal and creepy, with a strong cast of exciting young singers: it's hard to imagine a...

Books & Lit

Nick Hornby on his first novel in five years

The author of the forthcoming Funny Girl on his screenplays, his literary column and a project...

Stage

Screwed up

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and...

Stage

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Rock & Pop

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on touring the USA on a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage in new TV show

Dave Grohl was once a high-school drop-out in Springfield, Virginia, who scraped a living by...

Rock & Pop

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics - album stream

The Queen of Soul covers Adele, Destiny's Child and more

Rock & Pop

Mother knows best: The best (and worst) pop songs inspired by mum

While family members have long provided songwriters with a rich source of inspiration, the...

Nick Hornby on his first novel in five years

The author of the forthcoming Funny Girl on his screenplays, his literary column and a project...

Screwed up

We all know that ‘They fuck you up your mum and dad’, but nowhere is this more reliably (and...

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two innovative productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on touring the USA on a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage in new TV show

Dave Grohl was once a high-school drop-out in Springfield, Virginia, who scraped a living by...

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics - album stream

The Queen of Soul covers Adele, Destiny's Child and more

Mother knows best: The best (and worst) pop songs inspired by mum

While family members have long provided songwriters with a rich source of inspiration, the...

The Turn of the Screw review compelling, challenging and creepy

GlyndebourneJonathan Kents production of Brittens ghost story is revived to haunting effect,...

Superfood: Dont Say That review vigorous 90s-influenced alt-rock

(Infectious)There was no better decade than the 90s for Birmingham indie four-piece Superfood or...

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia review poignant renditions of pre-rock standards

(Island)Rod Stewarts mega-successful Great American Songbook series has become something of a...

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Tell Em Im Gone review revealing Rick Rubin-produced reinvigoration

(Legacy)Yusuf/Cat Stevens is a cumbersome moniker, but Tell Em Im Gone, his first album in five...

Aretha Franklin, Sings The Great Diva Classics, review: 'reeks of fakery'

Franklin's first album in 13 years proves she is no longer the powerhouse of her time, says Neil...

Mallory Knox: Asymmetry review endearingly honest alt-rock

(Epic)Once you get past the awkward irony of such a sweetly melodic rock band naming themselves...

Why Scott Walker + Sunn O)))'s Soused is the one album you should hear this week video

Alexis Petridis recommends Soused, the new collaborative album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))),...

Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Shaftesbury Theatre, London: It took Hairspray, the 2003 Tony winner for best musical, five...

Flying Houses by Laurent Chehere

Laurent Chehere lifts buildings into the sky

I Refuse by Per Petterson; trans. Don Bartlett, book review: Coming together at the crossroads

'I refuse' is a poignant, melancholic novel about the bonds forged and broken between friends...