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La Traviata - OperaUpClose - Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre

The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, this production is set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache...

Great Divide - Twin Atlantic

Scotland's finest Twin Atlantic are back and on a mission for global domination with their new album 'Great Divide', released August 18th on Red Bull Records.

Recorded during months of festival performances and a sold out tour, the album...

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris, 1900-1910 - Sue Roe

When young Pablo Picasso arrived in Paris in October 1900 he made his way up the hillside of Montmartre... The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz...

Therese Raquin - Park Theatre

Park Theatre

1860s Paris. In a small dusty haberdasher’s shop near the Seine in the dank, narrow Passage du Pont Neuf, the young and beautiful Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. While her husband is out all day working,...

Benjamin Booker - Benjamin Booker

Debut 2014 album! Quaking blues-punk 'n' rampaging garage-rock from the young New Orleans songsmith, for fans of Jack White and Hanni El Khatib. On Rough Trade. Includes "Violent Shiver".

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born - Matthew Parker

From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye - the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were...

Dawn - Magos & Limon

Magos & Limón are a msucial duo combining renowned Mexican singer Magos Herrera and Spanish guitar player, composer and producer Javier Limón. Magos has worked with the cream of international jazz musicians, combining her Latin roots with the...

Spanish Music for Vihuela - Yasunori Imamura

This album is comprised of Spanish music that was mostly written 1536 and 1557, during the rein of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. All Music said: "Highly recommended; the music is obscure, but maybe it shouldn't be."

In the Wild - FaltyDL

This follow-up to 'Hardcourage' includes the tracks 'New Haven' and 'Ahead the Ship Sleeps'. The Skinny said: "It's a searingly intellectual record".

But Time Out said: "despite a handful of great moments hidden away, it’s impossible to shake...

The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan

A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his...