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Current affairs

Breast cancer drug turned down for NHS deemed too expensive

A breast cancer drug that can prolong life by nearly six months has been deemed too expensive and turned down for the [read more]

New family justice reforms introduced in England and Wales

A new combined family court has been introduced in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms today. [read more]

Islamic extremism growing threat to charities warns UK Charity Commission

Islamic extremism is the “most deadly” threat to charities in England and Wales the UK Charity Commission has [read more]

SPECIAL: CircusFest 2014

Belonging at the Roundhouse

Playing to a full crowd as part of CircusFest 2014, Belonging is a new production from Graeae, a theatre company that [read more]

She Would Walk the Sky at the Roundhouse

Sumptuous velvets, glittering tassels and soft shadows transform the Roundhouse into a hive of faded circus glamour and [read more]

Silver Lining at the Roundhouse

At first glance the Silver Lining circus company seem a decidedly odd bunch. Describing themselves as “an unlikely [read more]

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Live music

Cold in Berlin and Terminal Gods at Powerlunches of Hackney

If it’s true that the 90s are now the trend in terms of music and youth culture, an [read more]

James Blunt at the Royal Albert Hall

Love him or loathe him, James Blunt is back, continuing his world tour at the Royal [read more]

Record Store Day 2014 in London with Adam Ant

Now in its 7th year, the annual Record Store Day is a little bit like Christmas for us [read more]

Matt Cardle at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

It was pretty obvious that the judges of X-Factor knew exactly what they were thinking [read more]

Sub Focus at Brixton Academy

Electronic dance has taken the crown of popular music in the 21st century. With its [read more]

Cut Copy and RÜFÜS at The Forum

It was all about the EDM at The Forum last night, as Cut Copy played their last UK date [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Get Kendall Jenner’s look with Face Lace Beauty Sparks

Get the latest beauty trend for this festival season straight from Coachella! This year [read more]

Infinite Universe: the sweaters that support up-and-coming artists

Started only back in January, Infinite Universe was founded by one girl, Ester Ramos, and [read more]

Malene Oddershede Bach’s latest collection is beautiful, bold and busy

The 10th April saw the unveiling of Malene Oddershede Bach’s A/W 2014 collection. [read more]

Canoe Inc A/W 2014 press day

Last Tuesday, Canoe Inc launched their new clients and collections at their A/W 2014 [read more]

Mio: skin products for a summer-ready body

With summer on the horizon, working out has become a top priority for many of us before [read more]

Haddon PR A/W 2014 press day

Last Tuesday Haddon PR showcased their delightful collections at their A/W 2014 press [read more]

Art

Five must-see exhibitions in London for your Easter 2014

With a four-day weekend to look forward to, Easter is the perfect time for visiting galleries. Here is a helpful line-up of some of the most exciting exhibitions to be seen [read more]

Frieze Videos showcase at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

As part of Frieze’s commitment to being what co-editor Jennifer Higgie describes as “more than just pages between two covers”, the esteemed arts magazine [read more]

Tauba Auerbach and David Robilliard exhibitions at the ICA

Tauba Auerbach’s work is to do with the fourth dimension. The fourth dimension is something only understood by people on YouTube who happen to be younger than you. It is [read more]

Theatre

Dorian Gray at Riverside Studios

Being the only novel published by acclaimed playwright Oscar Wilde, the allure of adapting The Picture of Dorian Gray for stage is obvious. And yes, it is possible to find [read more]

Rodin at the London Coliseum

St Petersberg’s Eifman ballet is in town to showcase two performances: Anna Karenina and Rodin, of which the latter premiered yesterday evening at the Coliseum. Inspired by [read more]

Cool Rider at the Duchess

Running for only seven nights at the Duchess Theatre, Cool Rider is a sassy, rugged and surprisingly raunchy adaptation of Grease 2. This lesser-appreciated movie sequel has, [read more]

Food & drinks

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 preview

As it enters its 12th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, sponsored by San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be returning to London’s historic Guildhall for a [read more]

Pantry at 108

After a refurbishment, the newly created Pantry at 108 Marylebone Lane – just minutes away from Marylebone Village at the back of the Marylebone Hotel – claims to serve [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Triple Chocolate Cookies

The Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to get busy in the kitchen. Make sure you knock up these super easy cookies that will no doubt please your hungry guests. The [read more]

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Music

Back with a bang: an interview with James Walsh

James Walsh is the lead singer of post-Brit Pop band Starsailor, who have been on hiatus for several years. Walsh is back with a debut solo album choc full of a brand new [read more]

Paul Weller announce new album More Modern Classics and London shows in May

More Modern Classics is a fitting title: a high quality stylish collection featuring tracks taken from Paul’s albums of the last 15 years of his solo career. These 15 years [read more]

Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education & War

“Light a fire, we’re coming home” sings Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson on the first single from Education, Education, Education & War. It’s a [read more]

Books

The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodward

From Captain Hook to Captain Jack Sparrow, pirates have always enthralled with their swashbuckling antics and charm offensive. So much so that romantic notions of heroic [read more]

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub is a rare gem that captures the voice of every character it wraps its pages around. In this sense comparable to Mark Haddon’s family drama [read more]

The Love Book by Allie Esiri

Love is the most abused emotion in almost every language across the world. We throw it around, bathe one another in it til our fingers are pruny, spell it out on t-shirts, [read more]

Beauty

Get Kendall Jenner’s look with Face Lace Beauty Sparks

Get the latest beauty trend for this festival season straight from Coachella! This year forget your eye shadow, try the Cleopatina Beauty Sparks from Face Lace, and get model [read more]

Mio: skin products for a summer-ready body

With summer on the horizon, working out has become a top priority for many of us before hitting the beach. However, the blood, sweat and tears may be affecting our [read more]

Bunny Butt Apothecary: health-conscious and fun

Making yourself look gorgeous should be fun, even if you’re being health-conscious and trying to use organic products. At Bunny Butt Apothecary they do just that. Bunny [read more]

New York City

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: The Newburgh Sting

The Newburgh Sting covers the highly publicised anti-terrorist sting operation conducted by the FBI in 2009. Much lauded by media and American populous, Kate Davis and David [read more]

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Zero Motivation

The films exported from Israel in recent years all share a common thread: internal dysfunction. 5 Broken Cameras, a 2012 documentary submission to the Academy, chronicled [read more]

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: 1971

“Before Watergate, before Wikleaks, before Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania”. This audacious statement is the tagline for Joanna Hamilton’s new [read more]

Cinema

Frieze Videos showcase at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

As part of Frieze’s commitment to being what co-editor Jennifer Higgie describes as “more than just pages between two covers”, the esteemed arts magazine [read more]

A very British character: a conversation with Billy Cook

Billy Cook is one to watch in British film. Having been encouraged onto the silver screen by his father, David Essex, it’s no wonder that he has taken to classic British [read more]

Rio 2 premiere: In conversation on the red carpet in London

Prior to the screening of Rio 2, The Upcoming spoke with comedian-turned-actor Rufus Hound, singer and actress Michelle Heaton, ornithologist Bill Oddie, and radio and TV [read more]

Fashion news

River Island collaborates with Baartmans and Siegel for A/W 2014

River Island has announced its upcoming collaboration with menswear brand Baartmans and Siegel, as part of the high-street retailer’s Design Forum for autumn/winter. Helmed [read more]

Vogue Festival 2014: the destination for fashion

The Southbank Centre was the chosen destination for the Vogue Festival this year, another celebration of some of the greatest minds, models and designers in the ever-changing [read more]

Who was Peaches Geldof? Story of a young icon: singer, fashionista, model and mother of two

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof was born on 13th March 1989 in London, England. The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Peaches began writing professionally [read more]

Sport & Tech

Keep up with loved ones using the Internet

Keep up with loved ones using the Internet

In this day and age, busy is a normal way of life for most people. However, being a busy person doesn’t take away the human need for connection and keeping up with loved ones. Fortunately, as the world has become more hectic, more ways to stay connected have appeared. [read more]

Lack of strikers worries Brazil for World Cup 2014

Lack of strikers worries Brazil for World Cup 2014

While hosts Brazil are the favourites with many bookmakers to win this summer’s World Cup, there is a growing concern [read more]

Tonight’s look at Wednesday’s Premier League fixtures

Tonight’s look at Wednesday’s Premier League fixtures

As controversy swirls around Premier League’s treatment of disabled fans, and as fortunes rise and fall this season, [read more]

Tech in the gaming industry

Tech in the gaming industry

The advancement in technology has not just affected social media and the way we go about our everyday lives, it has [read more]

Feature of the week

    Can China keep up with its own middle class?

    The Chinese middle class – those earning between $10,000 to $35,000 per annum  – has furiously emerged in the last 15 to 30 years, growing to 300 million people, a number encompassing a larger population than the USA, but only 22% of China’s. Behind the […]