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Fairport Convention at Union Chapel | Live review

Fairport Convention at Union Chapel
LIVE REVIEW

“It’s all, in its own way, not too bad” muses Fairport Convention’s lead singer and founder Simon Nicol, attempting to sum up nearly fifty years of influential folk rock into one of his many self-deprecating lines. The captivating [read more]

All Time Low at Brixton Academy | Live review

All Time Low at Brixton Academy
LIVE REVIEW

The pop-punk quartet, currently touring the UK with their A Love Like Tour, took to the stage at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Saturday to a sea of devoted faces. Forged in the suburbs of Maryland, Baltimore in 2003, All Time Low have risen [read more]

Stephen Willats: Concerning Our Present Way of Living at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review

Stephen Willats: Concerning Our Present Way of Living at Whitechapel Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

This free exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery offers an interesting insight into the London Docklands area in the late 1970s when artist Stephen Willats conducted his research with a particular focus on the Ocean housing estate. Of [read more]

The Stranglers at Hammersmith Apollo | Live review

The Stranglers at Hammersmith Apollo
LIVE REVIEW

When you’re a band like the Stranglers and you’ve been at it for four decades, you’re under a fair bit of pressure to do one thing in particular: play the songs that the fans want to hear. It’s something of a dicey [read more]

Need for Speed | Movie review

Need for Speed
MOVIE REVIEW

Need for Speed is based on the successful racing game franchise of the same name. The game incorporates police interference into its high-speed street racing format – the main element linking the film to the game. The film begins [read more]

The Boy Who Cried at the Hope | Theatre review

The Boy Who Cried at the Hope
THEATRE REVIEW

The Boy Who Cried, a new play by Matt Osman, is a darkly funny and thought-provoking piece of theatre. Set in a world where werewolves are sought for human atrocities, and suspected men are subjected to 28 days of torture before either [read more]

Howe Gelb at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review

Howe Gelb at Islington Assembly Hall
LIVE REVIEW

How do you describe an artist like Howe Gelb? Perhaps idiosyncratic, enigmatic and unknowable. Gelb is also an intensely engaging, benign and charming virtuoso. A Tucson, Arizona native, we often hear of him mentioned as a stalwart of the [read more]

No Room for Giants at Brooklyn Bowl | Live review

No Room for Giants at Brooklyn Bowl
LIVE REVIEW

Hailing from South West London, female led five-piece rock band No Room for Giants describe their music as “soul-punk,” citing influences from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. Garnering an ever-growing following throughout London, their [read more]

Henry Paker at the Soho | Comedy review

Henry Paker at the Soho
COMEDY REVIEW

Not quite controversial, far from offensive but deeply perceptive and wildly humorous, Henry Paker brings his animated Classic Paker antics to  London’s Soho Theatre for one night only. Boisterous and seemingly personable by [read more]

The Great War in Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery | Exhibition review

The Great War in Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

As it is now a century since the start of the Great War, and its horrors are passing from direct human memory, it is especially poignant to examine its legacy in human terms. Portraiture is almost like making eye contact with historical [read more]

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