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UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

This year, for the first time ever, seven party heads took their place on live television [read more]

Breast cancer: myths vs reality‏

Breast cancer: myths vs reality‏

New research into DNA analysis has allowed scientists to test how likely women are to develop breast cancer [read more]

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Up to fifteen million people will be entitled to an extra three days annual leave [read more]

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

As the general election looms over Britain, battle lines are being drawn across every [read more]

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Live music

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Circa Waves have a vigorous indie feel, but seem to have slightly missed the boat. [read more]

July Talk at the Old Blue Last | Live review

July Talk at the Old Blue Last

Canadian band July Talk are on a great run of tour dates; after a successful show at [read more]

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala | Live review

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala

With the triumphant comeback gigs of The Libertines in the last few years and upcoming [read more]

Mounties at XOYO | Live review

Mounties at XOYO

The concept of the supergroup was first carved into the slate of rock history during the [read more]

Balthazar at Oslo | Live review

Balthazar at Oslo

A sweltering Hackney night welcomed Belgian band Balthazar to the stage at Oslo as part [read more]

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican | Live review

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican

In Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican, the influence of Terry Riley on contemporary [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Kim Sears weds Andy Murray in Jenny Packham

Kim Sears weds Andy Murray in Jenny Packham

Hailstones and showers battered the quaint town of Dunblane just hours before tennis [read more]

Is wearable technology really the next big thing?

Is wearable technology really the next big thing?

Wearable technology sounds like it would be (and often is) quite ugly, which is why [read more]

Lacoste A/W15 footwear collection: a 1933 tribute with a modern twist

Lacoste A/W15 footwear collection: a 1933 tribute with a modern twist

Lacoste reflected on their heritage with their latest footwear collection – mirroring [read more]

Olivier Awards 2015: Black is back as stars stun in sombre gowns

Olivier Awards 2015: Black is back as stars stun in sombre gowns

The biggest stars of the stage and screen were out in full force on Sunday evening as [read more]

Jenny Packham presents dazzling A/W15 collection

Jenny Packham presents dazzling A/W15 collection

Since 1988 Jenny Packham has wowed us with her distinct style, be it bridal wear or [read more]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Paige Denim

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Paige Denim

British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has joined denim sensation Paige, as the new [read more]


Art

A conversation with The Big Painting Challenge artists

A conversation with The Big Painting Challenge artists

After tackling a number of challenges testing their artistic skills, the contestants of the BBC show The Big Painting Challenge talk about their experience on the programme, [read more]

Skate Girls of Kabul at the Saatchi Gallery | Exhibition review

Skate Girls of Kabul at the Saatchi Gallery

Skate Girls of Kabul is the perfect example of the power of art and visual activism. Renowned portrait photographer Jessica Fulford Dobson captures a series of photographs [read more]

Prunella Clough: Unconsidered Wastelands at the Osborne Samuel Gallery | Exhibition review

Prunella Clough: Unconsidered Wastelands at the Osborne Samuel Gallery

Following the success of such acclaimed exhibitions as Nine Abstract Artists – Revisited (2005) and retrospectives of the works of Edward Wadsworth (2006) and Keith Vaughan [read more]

Theatre

Bridlington at the Rosemary Branch | Theatre review

Bridlington at the Rosemary Branch

Peter Hamilton’s latest play, presented through his own Clockhouse Theatre Company, is an affectionate and often darkly humorous tale of mental illness, seen through the [read more]

Baby at Hope & Anchor | Theatre review

Baby at Hope & Anchor

Who has the right over a woman’s body, and her life? It is a question that has been asked many times before, especially when a child is involved. Baby, written by Effie [read more]

Anatomy of the Piano at the Spread Eagle | Theatre review

Anatomy of the Piano at the Spread Eagle

Will Pickvance performed his one-man show in sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014. It is the perfect unconventional show in many ways: intimate, distinct, [read more]

Food & drinks

Shepherd’s in Westminster | Restaurant review

Shepherd’s in Westminster

In America, people like to joke about politicians and golf. The most important decisions, they say, are hammered out over 18 holes and away from the formalities of the [read more]

Source in Battersea | Restaurant review

Source in Battersea

Battersea’s Source’s motto “simple, seasonal, social” is emblazoned on their select menu, which is devised by chef Matt Tarantini. The pared-back cuisine [read more]

Cucina Asellina in Aldwych | Restaurant review

Cucina Asellina in Aldwych

The trendy Melia hotel on the Strand is home to Cucina Asellina, an Italian restaurant that promises to deliver artisanal cuisine with a hint of New York flair. Upon being [read more]

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Music

James Bay – Chaos And The Calm | Album review

James Bay – Chaos And The Calm

In an Evening Standard interview earlier this year, James Bay said: “A progression with guitar-based music is greatly needed. It’s been there in the past in healthy [read more]

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony | Album review

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony

Catfish and the Bottlemen sound older than they are in more ways than one. Frontman Van McCann was named by his Van Morrison-adoring parents in honour of their hero; while [read more]

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Set in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Summer Series at Somerset House returns this year for 11 nights from 9th – 19th July 2015. London’s intimate live [read more]

Literature

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

I Was Here is the latest novel by New York Times bestseller Gayle Forman, set to be published on 29th January. Forman started out her career as a journalist for Seventeen [read more]

Five 21st century authors you should know about

Five 21st century authors you should know about

If you take a second to look around, you’ll notice that our world is united around one big idea: the story. We read them every day in social media posts; we hear them in [read more]

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Many cinematic treasures started life as books. Directors wanting to relate the amazing things they imagined when reading a book to the big screen is not a new idea, but one [read more]

Beauty

Harvey Nichols’ new beauty service

Harvey Nichols’ new beauty service

Harvey Nichols has opened a new beauty concierge service, giving beauty shoppers the opportunity to get impartial expert advice from advisors on all the fantastic brands they [read more]

Make-up: the everlasting trend

Make-up: the everlasting trend

How does make-up make you feel? A US study conducted in 2012 revealed that almost half the female respondents reported being significantly happier when wearing make-up than [read more]

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

Having managed to turn herself and her previous beauty lines into a huge success, Charlotte Tilbury, make-up artist to celebrities for over 20 years, has teamed her beauty [read more]

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New York City

Take Two Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives day two: Flat Chested and Shotgun amaze

Take Two Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives day two: Flat Chested and Shotgun amaze

Overall, the pool of films for day two felt a bit weaker, which is the contributing factor to such an unsatisfactory response. There were about four films that bordered on [read more]

Take Two Film Festival day one: Fancy Dress and Us, Naked stand out

Take Two Film Festival day one: Fancy Dress and Us, Naked stand out

Day one of the Take Two Film Festival at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village just wrapped up, and they opened with a slate of six films, five shorts and one [read more]

Soul Music Podcast Pioneer: an interview with Suzy Chase

Soul Music Podcast Pioneer: an interview with Suzy Chase

Suzy Chase is the creator of The Groove Radio, the #1 longest-running podcast dedicated to deep cuts of 80s soul, funk and R&B. We watched her spin at her monthly DJ [read more]

Cinema

Woman in Gold: An interview with director Simon Curtis

Woman in Gold: An interview with director Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis is someone who thrives on taking take a true story and retelling it on the silver screen. The Upcoming caught up with director the director to talk about his [read more]

Empire Awards 2015: Interviews with The Hobbit and Game of Thrones cast

Empire Awards 2015: Interviews with The Hobbit and Game of Thrones cast

The winners of the 20th Jameson Empire Awards were announced this Sunday at a glamourous ceremony at Grosvenor Hotel, London. The results are determined by the votes [read more]

BBC Films 25th anniversary: An interview with Christine Langan

BBC Films 25th anniversary: An interview with Christine Langan

Over the last couple of decades, British cinema has seen a massive increase in popularity, especially overseas. One of the institutions leading the way is the BBC. As BBC [read more]

Tech & Sport

Online gaming: actually beneficial to our health?

Online gaming: actually beneficial to our health?

The tirade on whether computer games are a help or hindrance to the youth of society is a seemingly endless journey with no end in sight. However, a swing in a positive direction seems to be taking place in recent years. In a study from The Guardian last year, it was found [read more]

A recap of the Six Nations 2015

A recap of the Six Nations 2015

Ireland won their third Six Nations title in six years as they destroyed Scotland 40-10 at Murrayfield on a dramatic last [read more]

Skiing the skies: raising the bar with ski jumping

Skiing the skies: raising the bar with ski jumping

Thousands of skiers flock to destinations like Jackson Hole every year to enjoy the fantastic skiing on offer. However, [read more]

Battlefield Hardline is going to make crime pay

Battlefield Hardline is going to make crime pay

Feel bad for video game cops. Video game cops live in a world that makes Bad Boys look like Dixon of Dock Green. If a [read more]

Feature of the week

    Is crafting set for a comeback in 2015?

    According to Yahoo, 2015 will be a time of “embryonic renaissance, where we surround ourselves in a world where materials, objects, fashion, and design make us feel happy and safe”. This reflects how much people enjoy arts and crafts and it’s often because it provides […]

Live music

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire | Live review

Circa Waves at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Circa Waves have a vigorous indie feel, but seem to have slightly missed the boat. [read more]

July Talk at the Old Blue Last | Live review

July Talk at the Old Blue Last

Canadian band July Talk are on a great run of tour dates; after a successful show at [read more]

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala | Live review

Carl Barat and The Jackals at Scala

With the triumphant comeback gigs of The Libertines in the last few years and upcoming [read more]

Mounties at XOYO | Live review

Mounties at XOYO

The concept of the supergroup was first carved into the slate of rock history during the [read more]

Balthazar at Oslo | Live review

Balthazar at Oslo

A sweltering Hackney night welcomed Belgian band Balthazar to the stage at Oslo as part [read more]

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican | Live review

Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican

In Hello Terry Riley at the Barbican, the influence of Terry Riley on contemporary [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Kim Sears weds Andy Murray in Jenny Packham

Kim Sears weds Andy Murray in Jenny Packham

Hailstones and showers battered the quaint town of Dunblane just hours before tennis [read more]

Is wearable technology really the next big thing?

Is wearable technology really the next big thing?

Wearable technology sounds like it would be (and often is) quite ugly, which is why [read more]

Lacoste A/W15 footwear collection: a 1933 tribute with a modern twist

Lacoste A/W15 footwear collection: a 1933 tribute with a modern twist

Lacoste reflected on their heritage with their latest footwear collection – mirroring [read more]

Olivier Awards 2015: Black is back as stars stun in sombre gowns

Olivier Awards 2015: Black is back as stars stun in sombre gowns

The biggest stars of the stage and screen were out in full force on Sunday evening as [read more]

Jenny Packham presents dazzling A/W15 collection

Jenny Packham presents dazzling A/W15 collection

Since 1988 Jenny Packham has wowed us with her distinct style, be it bridal wear or [read more]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Paige Denim

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Paige Denim

British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has joined denim sensation Paige, as the new [read more]

Art

A conversation with The Big Painting Challenge artists

A conversation with The Big Painting Challenge artists

After tackling a number of challenges testing their artistic skills, the contestants of the BBC show The Big Painting Challenge talk about their experience on the programme, [read more]

Skate Girls of Kabul at the Saatchi Gallery | Exhibition review

Skate Girls of Kabul at the Saatchi Gallery

Skate Girls of Kabul is the perfect example of the power of art and visual activism. Renowned portrait photographer Jessica Fulford Dobson captures a series of photographs [read more]

Prunella Clough: Unconsidered Wastelands at the Osborne Samuel Gallery | Exhibition review

Prunella Clough: Unconsidered Wastelands at the Osborne Samuel Gallery

Following the success of such acclaimed exhibitions as Nine Abstract Artists – Revisited (2005) and retrospectives of the works of Edward Wadsworth (2006) and Keith Vaughan [read more]

Theatre

Bridlington at the Rosemary Branch | Theatre review

Bridlington at the Rosemary Branch

Peter Hamilton’s latest play, presented through his own Clockhouse Theatre Company, is an affectionate and often darkly humorous tale of mental illness, seen through the [read more]

Baby at Hope & Anchor | Theatre review

Baby at Hope & Anchor

Who has the right over a woman’s body, and her life? It is a question that has been asked many times before, especially when a child is involved. Baby, written by Effie [read more]

Anatomy of the Piano at the Spread Eagle | Theatre review

Anatomy of the Piano at the Spread Eagle

Will Pickvance performed his one-man show in sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014. It is the perfect unconventional show in many ways: intimate, distinct, [read more]

Food & drinks

Shepherd’s in Westminster | Restaurant review

Shepherd’s in Westminster

In America, people like to joke about politicians and golf. The most important decisions, they say, are hammered out over 18 holes and away from the formalities of the [read more]

Source in Battersea | Restaurant review

Source in Battersea

Battersea’s Source’s motto “simple, seasonal, social” is emblazoned on their select menu, which is devised by chef Matt Tarantini. The pared-back cuisine [read more]

Cucina Asellina in Aldwych | Restaurant review

Cucina Asellina in Aldwych

The trendy Melia hotel on the Strand is home to Cucina Asellina, an Italian restaurant that promises to deliver artisanal cuisine with a hint of New York flair. Upon being [read more]

Music

James Bay – Chaos And The Calm | Album review

James Bay – Chaos And The Calm

In an Evening Standard interview earlier this year, James Bay said: “A progression with guitar-based music is greatly needed. It’s been there in the past in healthy [read more]

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony | Album review

Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balcony

Catfish and the Bottlemen sound older than they are in more ways than one. Frontman Van McCann was named by his Van Morrison-adoring parents in honour of their hero; while [read more]

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Jessie J, George Ezra and James Bay to headline Somerset House Summer Series 2015

Set in one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Summer Series at Somerset House returns this year for 11 nights from 9th – 19th July 2015. London’s intimate live [read more]

Literature

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

I Was Here is the latest novel by New York Times bestseller Gayle Forman, set to be published on 29th January. Forman started out her career as a journalist for Seventeen [read more]

Five 21st century authors you should know about

Five 21st century authors you should know about

If you take a second to look around, you’ll notice that our world is united around one big idea: the story. We read them every day in social media posts; we hear them in [read more]

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Many cinematic treasures started life as books. Directors wanting to relate the amazing things they imagined when reading a book to the big screen is not a new idea, but one [read more]

Beauty

Harvey Nichols’ new beauty service

Harvey Nichols’ new beauty service

Harvey Nichols has opened a new beauty concierge service, giving beauty shoppers the opportunity to get impartial expert advice from advisors on all the fantastic brands they [read more]

Make-up: the everlasting trend

Make-up: the everlasting trend

How does make-up make you feel? A US study conducted in 2012 revealed that almost half the female respondents reported being significantly happier when wearing make-up than [read more]

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

Having managed to turn herself and her previous beauty lines into a huge success, Charlotte Tilbury, make-up artist to celebrities for over 20 years, has teamed her beauty [read more]

New York City

Take Two Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives day two: Flat Chested and Shotgun amaze

Take Two Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives day two: Flat Chested and Shotgun amaze

Overall, the pool of films for day two felt a bit weaker, which is the contributing factor to such an unsatisfactory response. There were about four films that bordered on [read more]

Take Two Film Festival day one: Fancy Dress and Us, Naked stand out

Take Two Film Festival day one: Fancy Dress and Us, Naked stand out

Day one of the Take Two Film Festival at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village just wrapped up, and they opened with a slate of six films, five shorts and one [read more]

Soul Music Podcast Pioneer: an interview with Suzy Chase

Soul Music Podcast Pioneer: an interview with Suzy Chase

Suzy Chase is the creator of The Groove Radio, the #1 longest-running podcast dedicated to deep cuts of 80s soul, funk and R&B. We watched her spin at her monthly DJ [read more]

Cinema

Woman in Gold: An interview with director Simon Curtis

Woman in Gold: An interview with director Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis is someone who thrives on taking take a true story and retelling it on the silver screen. The Upcoming caught up with director the director to talk about his [read more]

Empire Awards 2015: Interviews with The Hobbit and Game of Thrones cast

Empire Awards 2015: Interviews with The Hobbit and Game of Thrones cast

The winners of the 20th Jameson Empire Awards were announced this Sunday at a glamourous ceremony at Grosvenor Hotel, London. The results are determined by the votes [read more]

BBC Films 25th anniversary: An interview with Christine Langan

BBC Films 25th anniversary: An interview with Christine Langan

Over the last couple of decades, British cinema has seen a massive increase in popularity, especially overseas. One of the institutions leading the way is the BBC. As BBC [read more]