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With A Little Help From My Fwends - The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends just may be the Lips' most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album sees the Lips embracing vocal and...

Books & Lit

The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories - Ian Rankin

There is no detective like DI Rebus. Brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, he has made...

Visual Arts

Viviane Sassen: Analemma Fashion Photography - The Photographers' Gallery

Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992 – 2012 is the first London presentation of works by Dutch-born photographer Viviane Sassen (b 1972), one of the...

Stage

Our Town - Almeida Theatre

We all grow-up, we fall in love, we have families and we all die. That is our story.

Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs...

Books & Lit

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous - Gabriella Coleman

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the...

Visual Arts

A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón collection - Leighton House Museum

This display of fifty paintings are from the largest collection of Victorian paintings from outside Great Britain are shown for the first time in...

Books & Lit

Suspended Sentences - Patrick Modiano

Although originally published separately, Patrick Modiano's three novellas form a single, compelling whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of...

Visual Arts

World Press Photo Exhibition - Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

An exhibition of 143 award-winning photographs from World Press Photo.

Since 1955, the foundation has invited the press photographers of...

Stage

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune - Chichester Festival Theatre

Chef Johnny has spent the night with his colleague waitress Frankie. Now he doesn't want to go home. He wants to persuade her that a one night...

Dance

Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum - Royal Opera House

A Scarlett world premiere and two recent works by Brandstrup and Wheeldon: contemporary ballet at its finest.

Books & Lit

Mecca: The Sacred City - Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage...

Books & Lit

Yes Please - Amy Poehler

In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and...

Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson - Jeff Guinn

After more than forty years, Charles Manson continues to mystify and fascinate us. One of the most notorious criminals in American history, Manson...

The American Lover - Rose Tremain

Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s' Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a...

Different Every Time: The Authorised Biograpy of Robert Wyatt - Marcus O'Dair

Marcus O'Dair discovers the remarkable life of Robert Wyatt in this new biography. From being drummer and singer for Soft Machine to touring...

Miss Dietrich Regrets - St James Theatre

Marlene Dietrich was one of the most famous movie stars of all time. She became a legend, an icon, without apparently ever growing old. ‘Miss...

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe - St James Theatre

Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. Overdosed on pills,...

Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon - St James Theatre

Rhodri Miles takes on the role of Dylan in this portrait of the poet's chaotic and all too brief life. It sets some of his famous broadcasts and...

Burton - St James Theatre

This one man show presents the life of the great Welsh actor from his humble beginnings all the way to Hollywood.

Rhodri Miles takes on...

Bette & Joan: The Final Curtain - St James Theatre

Now on her own deathbed, Davis is forced by Hollywood hacks Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons to confront the ghost of her nemesis, Crawford...

Emeli Sande: Live - Union Chapel

The Brit award winning singer is performing her first London show in two years in aid of Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Emeli and...

F: A Novel - Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway

The Friedland brothers have nothing in common. Martin is a priest with no faith. Ivan is an artist with no integrity. Eric is a financier - now,...

The Game of Our Lives - David Goldblatt

In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from...

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power 1878-1928 - Stephen Kotkin

In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest...

Balancing Act - Joanna Trollope

Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business...

Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage that Launched Modern England - James Evans

In 1553, a pioneering voyage was undertaken in an attempt to find a new, shorter route to China and its riches, skirting through the icy seas...

The End of Days - Jenny Erpenbeck

From one of the most daring voices in European fiction, this is a story of the twentieth century traced through the various possible lives of one...

Family - Thomspon

"An enjoyable, ramshackle collection" said the Guardian about this new collaborative album, featuring ten new songs including 'One Life at a Time...

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Stage

Once

This fantastic Anglo-Irish musical is just as good a year on as when it wowed London, having already become the darling of Broadway, where it has...

British Theatre Guide, Philip Fisher
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Classical & Opera

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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Visual Arts

Conflict Time Photography, Tate Modern: Review

Bringing together photographers who have looked back at different moments of conflicts from seconds to years through the use of various techniques...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Visual Arts

V&A Reopens Weston Cast Court

The Victoria and Albert Museum has completed renovations on the Weston Cast Court that have taken several years to complete and costing...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
Stage

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown: Preview

As the first performance of the brand new musical edges even closer Artswrap takes a sneak peak at what to expect from the show.

Based on...

Artswrap, Emma Clarendon
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Rock & Pop

Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up +

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Clash Music, Mat Smith
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Books & Lit

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming- dark times on road to reason

ALAN CUMMING is one of the few gay actors to have been embraced by the American viewing public.

Express.co.uk, Neil Norman
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Stage

Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse November-December 2014

It's Christmas party time at the recruitment agency's office, but there's little to celebrate.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Classical & Opera

The Gospel According to the Other Mary @ Coliseum, London

John Adams’ oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary, in exploring Jesus’ crucifixion, is a companion piece to his El Niño of 2000, which...

Music OMH, Sam Smith
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Rock & Pop

Alex G - DSU

Makes most lo-fi records look like pointless amateur noodlings...

Clash Music, Mat Smith
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Books & Lit

Funny Girl review: Bright star who rocked the Capital

THE funny girl in question is Lancashire lass Barbara Parker, who in the opening pages of Nick Hornby's latest comic offering finds herself about...

Express.co.uk, Sophie Donnelly
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Visual Arts

Maggi Hambling, National Gallery - exhibition review

There’s certainly vigour in Maggi Hambling's paintings but it feels forced.

Ben Luke, Evening Standard
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Chimera Gate Theatre November-December 2014

A medical curiosity is dressed in a domestic melodrama and made the basis for philosophical speculations.

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo (2014)

Greg Osby has influenced legions of saxophonists over the past two-plus decades. On Sonic Halo, one of those players stands tall beside him.

All About Jazz, Dan Bilawsky
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L'Elisir d'Amore at the Royal Opera House review

THIS COMIC opera with excellent cast is like the best musicals, only with better singing and better music.

Express.co.uk, William Hartson
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TV On The Radio - Seeds

Time’s a healer, but art doesn’t half help, too.

Clash Music, Mike Diver
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Artist's Statement: Elaine Vizor on the mortality check which led to the Taylor Wessing Prize

Artist’s Statement: Elaine Vizor was one of the artists selected for this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

Culture 24
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First Love Arcola Theatre November-December 2014

A brilliant text brilliantly interpreted and excitingly performed – there is very little about Conor Lovett's solo show that does not inspire...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Various Artists Native North America, Vol.1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985

The 34 tracks on Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985 were curated and painstakingly annotated by Kevin "...

All Music, Thom Jurek
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Opera reviews:L'elisir D'amore and Suor Angelica and Giannia Schicchi

STARRY cast and joyful staging of Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore transports us to rural Italy.

Clare Calvin, Express.co.uk
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Pink Floyd - The Endless River

A terrifically tedious affair of absolutely no consequence…

Clash Music, Mike Diver
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Triptych at Sadlers Wells review

TERRIFIC dancers, irresistible enthusiasm and glorious performances.

Express.co.uk, Jeffery Taylor
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Lila By MARILYNNE ROBINSON

Those who suffer misfortune often carry two burdens: there is the weight of their pain, and then there is the shame of suffering.

Barnes and Noble Review, John Freeman
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Behind The Beautiful Forevers Olivier Theatre Winter 2014-2015

Adapting fiction to the stage is hard enough, but adapting nonfiction is even more complex, because you have to reshape reality into characters...

Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London
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Review – Assassins – Menier Chocolate Factory

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, to the Marvellous Mighty Menier for this grand revival of the unloved, the unkind …. Assassins!

Life In The Cheap Seats, webcowgirl
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Native North America Vol 1 review – a goldmine of forgotten fusions

Nowadays, such is the demand for ever rarer rarities and none-more-niche genres, almost every secondhand record shop has been ‘picked’ – shaken...

Kitty empire, The Guardian
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Macbeth, Omnibus, Clapham Common: Review

The lights of London are a customary backdrop for many a film but it's less usual to see Clapham Common and its traffic serving as set and...

Artswrap, David Trennery