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Saxon Court - Southwark Playhouse

It’s Christmas 2011 in the City at the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a worse time for the poor and vulnerable. But the...

Rock & Pop

DSU - Alex G

This is the latest album from Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli. It includes the songs 'Black Hair' and 'Serpent is Lord'.

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Books & Lit

Funny Girl - Nick Hornby

This is the highly anticipated new book from Nick Hornby. Set in the sixties the nation is transfixed by comedy star Sophie Straw, who is a former...

Visual Arts

Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water - National Gallery

Many of the works on display in this exhibition of the controversial artist's work have never been seen in public before.

The eight pieces...

Rock & Pop

Seeds - TV on the Radio

This fifth studio album from the Brooklyn based band includes the songs 'Careful You' and 'Happy Idiot'. The Guardian described it as: "the most...

Books & Lit

My Life in Houses - Margaret Forster

‘I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl...

Visual Arts

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - National Portrait Gallery

This exhibition provides visitors with an opportunity to see 60 new portraits by some of the best contemporary photographers from across the globe...

Stage

First Love - Arcola Theatre

A man, a woman, a recollection. First Love is one of Samuel Beckett's most masterful stories.

In this acclaimed staging, Conor Lovett - who...

Dance

Rambert: Triptych - Sadler's Wells

From underground depths to the outer-reaches of the cosmos, Rambert's new show takes you inside a series of unique worlds. They spring from the...

Books & Lit

Lila - Marilynne Robinson

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-...

Books & Lit

Gwendolen: A Novel - Diana Souhami

I was winning until I met your gaze...

Gambling at the roulette tables of the Kursaal, Gwendolen Harleth glances up to meet Daniel Deronda'...

Rock & Pop

My Dream Duets - Barry Manilow

This latest album from the singer sees him celebrating his heroes who have inspired him over the years. Duets on the album include performances...

Sculpture Victorious - Tate Britain

This Tate Britain exhibition is devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria's reign. Between 1837 and 1901 was considered to be a...

Six Stories and an Essay - Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together...

Measure for Measure - Shakespeare's Globe

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the...

Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius - John Carlin

In Chase Your Shadow, journalist and author John Carlin tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius's tragic journey from sporting icon to accused...

As You Like it - Shakespeare's Globe

Rosalind is the daughter of a wrongly exiled Duke and has fallen in love with Orlando, a courtier denied his birthright by his brother. But...

Sylvia Garland's Broken Heart - Helen Harris

When Sylvia Garland returns to England, after the death of her husband and half a lifetime lived abroad, the last thing she expects is to find...

Antigone - The Barbican

When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of...

The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's Globe

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, sets her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and...

Cindermouse - Little Angel Theatre, London

Travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse finds love in the arms of a prince. Drawing on the Cinderella story, this show...

King John - Shakespeare's Globe

Richard the Lionheart has died. His younger brother John is determined to keep his place on the throne, despite the stronger claims from his...

Mozart: Così Fan Tutte - Teodor Currentzis

Groundbreaking conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra MusicAeterna release Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Sony Classical continue its major...

Salt & Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 - Tate Britain

This is the first major exhibition in the UK devoted to salt prints, the earliest form of paper photography.

The display will feature a...

Special Deluxe - Neil Young

Special Deluxe by Neil Young - the second installment of the iconic musician's memoirs.

Quirky and wonderfully candid, Neil Young's new...

Home: A Time Traveller's Tales from Britain's Prehistory - Francis Pryor

In Home Francis Pryor, author of The Making of the British Landscape, archaeologist and broadcaster, takes us on his lifetime's quest: to discover...

Avonmore - Bryan Ferry

After his beguiling detour into "The Jazz Age" and a significant contribution to Bazz Luhrmann's hit film of "The Great Gatsby", Ferry returns to...

Pomona - Orange Tree Theatre

“Pomona is the most startling, thrilling and original new play of the year.
“ This is the best new play I’ve seen in years. See it. Don’t...

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Dance

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House: Review

When you imagine adapting a story to create a new ballet it is not immediately obvious to think of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

But...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Elvis at the O2: Exhibition Review

This largest exhibition to be held in Europe dedicated to Elvis Presley will delight fans who haven’t had the opportunity to visit Graceland....

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Stamp Out Photographie, Whitechapel Gallery: Review

The British artist has selected rarely seen works of art from the V-A-C collection in Moscow for an installation that challenges traditional...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Jazz, Folk & World

Lonely City by Allegra Levy

The New York based vocalist starts her debut album with plenty of pace and energy that is to be applauded before trailing off slightly towards the...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Stage

The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Rose Theatre: Review

As one of my favourite classic books growing up, this new production at the Rose Theatre in Kingston allowed me to indulge my inner child.

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Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Stage

Peter Pan, Polka Theatre: Review

As Christmas fever begins to hit theatres across the country, it is refreshing to see a production of Peter Pan that hasn’t been turned into a...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

Evening Standard and Independent Auction Art Work in Aid of Homeless Veterans

The pieces of art work donated in aid of the homeless veterans is now open to bid on. The works up for sale include original work by the Connor...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
Stage

Hope, Royal Court Theatre: Review

Jack Thorne’s play examining the difficult choices that local councils are forced to make on a daily basis needs more emphasis and a stronger...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Stage

Once the Musical

I'll freely admit it: I'm a Once junkie.

London theatre, Mark Shenton
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Stage

White Christmas

Never saw the 1954 film: Bing Crosby was a bit passé even for my generation.

Libby Purves, London theatre
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Stage

Assassins

The Menier’s Christmas musical has become as much a seasonal tradition as the mince pie or cracker but frequently gives far more enjoyment.

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
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Classical & Opera

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Wow! What was that? John Adams’s 2012 oratorio, staged by director Peter Sellars for ENO, offers a brilliantly colourful and energetic score.

Jonathan Lennie, Time Out
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on Chimera

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on The Peripheral

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
More on Chimera

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally...

BBC Saturday Review, Tom Sutcliffe
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Audrey Hepburn got big break here, says National Portrait Gallery ahead of new exhibition

In the heady trajectory of Audrey Hepburn’s career, it’s easy to forget her humble beginnings on the London West End stage.

Culture 24, Richard Moss
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Obama-ology

As America begins to contemplate the next campaign leading to a change of President in January 2016, the Finborough warms us up with a fine play...

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
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L’Elisir D’amore, Royal Opera House (Cinema Screening): Review

Donizetti’s sparkling comedy has a few plot weaknesses but is fun and entertaining production from Laurent Pelly.

From the very first note...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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L’elisir d’amore @ Royal Opera House, London

This is the third revival of Laurent Pelly’s L’elisir d’amore of 2007 and, being well acquainted with the production, I took a trip to a live...

Music OMH, Sam Smith
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Pink Floyd: The Endless River

David Gilmour’s 2006 solo album On an Island was promoted with the slogan, “The Voice and Guitar of Pink Floyd”.

J.C. Macek III, Pop Matters
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An Ideal Husband

Big names and sumptuous sets stand out in this, the last drama production of the Festival summer season.

British Theatre Guide, Sheila Connor
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Book review: Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

FRANCE’S latest Nobel laureate has deep suspicion about spelling things out clearly, says Stuart Kelly.

Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman
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