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Throwing Snow at Rough Trade East | Live review

Throwing Snow at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Any apprehension of a gig without lyrics was instantly melted the moment Throwing Snow, aka Ross Tones, took to the stage and began his set. Tones, an astrophysics graduate, showcased his new album Mosaic last night at Rough Trade East [read more]

Hotel at the Shed | Theatre review

Hotel at the Shed
THEATRE REVIEW

Polly Stenham’s gripping play Hotel takes place in a single room of a luxury holiday villa. It tells the story of a family who have escaped to a remote Kenyan island on vacation following a public scandal that has caught out the father [read more]

Julian Clary: Canned Clary at St James | Comedy review

Julian Clary: Canned Clary at St James
COMEDY REVIEW

Once upon a time Julian Clary was the target of a campaign by The Daily Mail and The Sun to be banned from TV after making a joke about fisting Norman Lamont. Those outré heydays are over now, as Clary presents a more subdued mix of [read more]

Benvenuto Cellini at the Coliseum | Opera review

Benvenuto Cellini at the Coliseum
OPERA REVIEW

This opera by Berlioz is seldom staged for various reasons: it’s brilliant and flawed, uneven and difficult to produce. Even the composer felt that the libretto was lacking essential ingredients, but he liked it, and there is enough [read more]

Hudson Taylor at Electric Ballroom | Live review

Hudson Taylor at Electric Ballroom
LIVE REVIEW

Some of us must not be up to date: when did Hudson Taylor become superstars? At least, that’s what it looked like last night at the Electric Ballroom, where the Irish duo played their biggest ever headline show so far. Brothers Harry and [read more]

The Anthologist launches a new summer menu

The Anthologist launches a new summer menu

As we came to review the launch of The Anthologist’s new summer menu, something rather amusing struck us. In a cavernous room full of diners and drinkers, not a single one was wearing anything other than a shirt or a cocktail dress. [read more]

Still Current at Sadler’s Wells | Dance review

Still Current at Sadler’s Wells
DANCE REVIEW

Still Current is Russell Maliphant’s startling display of the beauty and power of the human form. An hour and a half of solos, duos and trios at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the show is a rare demonstration of harmony between score, sound [read more]

Adriana Varejão: Carnivorous at the Victoria Miro Gallery | Exhibition review

Adriana Varejão: Carnivorous at the Victoria Miro Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Born in 1964, prestigious Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão has had solo exhibitions in Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte (2008), Hara Museum, Tokyo (2007), Fondation Cariter Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris (2005) and Centro Cultural [read more]

Arto Linsday at Rough Trade East | Live review

Arto Linsday at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

Rough Trade East is a metaphor for the whole of Shoreditch: freshly ground coffee at extortionate prices, quirky CDs stacked alongside old favourites – some signed, some not – and boasting a minimalist, wooden stage to host concerts [read more]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Thoughts from Andy Serkis and a glimpse at the movie

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Thoughts from Andy Serkis and a glimpse at the movie

A decade on from the defiant ape rebellion of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar, Andy Serkis’s genetically evolved super-chimp, leads a growing nation of primates as they embark on their own path toward civilization after a deadly [read more]

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