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Friday 29th May 2015


Corin Sworn – Silent Sticks at the Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review

Corin Sworn – Silent Sticks at the Whitechapel Gallery

Over the course of the next few weeks the Whitechapel Gallery is presenting Corin Sworn’s latest exhibition, Silent Sticks. The Glasgow-based visual artist is the latest winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, an initiative that aims [read more]

Holly Slingsby – Behind the Curtain at the Tintype Gallery | Exhibition review

Holly Slingsby – Behind the Curtain at the Tintype Gallery

Venus no longer acts as the goddess of love, she’s a brand of women’s razor. Nike no longer personifies victory, she sells shoes. It is this contemporary, consumerist use of mythology that is the theme behind Holly Slingsby’s [read more]

The Look of Silence | Movie review

The Look of Silence

Since making such an impact on the minds and hearts of cinema-goers with the haunting and powerful The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer returns with the second instalment: The Look of Silence. Whereas the first film focused more on [read more]

The Harvest at Soho | Theatre review

The Harvest at Soho

Apples, crates, vodka and not much more – but perhaps this is the point of Pavel Pryazkho’s The Harvest. Making its London debut after a successful run in Bath, the Belarussian’s absurdist comedy is somewhat lacking in comedic [read more]

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National | Theatre review

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National

Written by George Farquhar and originally performed in 1707, The Beaux’ Stratagem is as comical today as was intended for its earliest audience. This particular revival, directed by Simon Godwin, opens by candlelight atmospherically [read more]

John Barrowman at the London Palladium | Live review

John Barrowman at the London Palladium

John Barrowman is one of the few acts still touring an old-style entertainment show, hovering somewhere between music, comedy and dance. Unfortunately, Barrowman seems unable to excel in any of these areas. The show is ostensibly a [read more]

Return to Sender | Movie review

Return to Sender

In 1962, Elvis Presley released a jolly song called Return to Sender. Faced now with a film with the same name, one could be forgiven for thinking that the film might itself be a jolly rom-com, rather than a thriller. It even has a best [read more]

Man Up | Movie review

Man Up

The Inbetweeners director Ben Palmer has announced that with Man Up he wanted to celebrate the rom-com genre. Palmer did not want to subvert the tainted genre nor attempt anything meta in this latest release, but embrace both its follies [read more]

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar | Live review

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar

For centuries, Britain has boasted a strong lineage of folk balladeers, and, more recently, a similar pantheon of pop and rock celebrities. On the evening of Thursday 19th May 2015, as the audience pack into the Hard Rock Cafe’s Back [read more]

Mew at the Roundhouse | Live review

Mew at the Roundhouse

The critical success of Mew’s latest album, +-, has propelled them into the spotlight of late, and it is this success that has led them to headline the Roundhouse in Camden, the band’s biggest UK performance to date. The Danish [read more]

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