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ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self in conversation

Will Self was at ArchWay With Words to promote his new work Shark. The Upcoming caught up with him at the literary festival to talk allegory, anarchy and humankind. In your new book Shark, the image of the shark manifests itself in all [read more]

The Hundred We Are at The Yard | Theatre review

The Hundred We Are at The Yard
THEATRE REVIEW

Is there anybody on earth who can accurately define themselves? Maybe the self is not fixed, but constantly shifts between who we once were, who we want to be and who we might someday become. This is how our protagonist is presented to us: [read more]

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion | Theatre review

Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area at Old Red Lion
THEATRE REVIEW

Young playwright Sarah Simmonds tackles the stagnation and suburban boredom of a middle-aged, married woman in this new play, held in the intimate Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel. Jenny Ogilvie plays Victoria, who discovers much to her [read more]

Barnum at the New Wimbledon | Theatre review

Barnum at the New Wimbledon
THEATRE REVIEW

Phineas T Barnum was the original salesman back in the 1800s. He encapsulated all the trickery and diversion used in marketing today and endearingly referred to these days as “humbug”. He was also the creator of fantastical [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

London Film Festival 2014: Testament of Youth premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

Testament of Youth is a deeply soul searching film: it has hope, love and loss at the core of its existence. This new release documents the life of Vera Brittain, a girl at the time of World War I, who suffered many losses throughout her [read more]

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

ArchWay With Words 2014: Will Self

Will Self is one of those increasingly rare and precious figures in contemporary British culture; a polemical and voracious man of letters with an oceanic intellect that crashes in prolific waves upon the sprawling beach of his fiction and [read more]

Si Cranstoun at The Borderline | Live review

Si Cranstoun at The Borderline
LIVE REVIEW

On Tuesday Si Cranstoun played at The Borderline to an extremely polite, older crowd with a youthful buzz. He clearly has a solid following, and is closely involved with the London jive scene, thanking them for their support on several [read more]

The Judge | Movie review

The Judge
MOVIE REVIEW

Robert Downey Jr’s latest effort to become the most typecast actor of recent Hollywood history at worst accomplishes this aim, and at best makes for a highly commendable, if sentimental, film. The Judge, a collaboration between [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: The Drop premiere – a chat with Noomi Rapace on the red carpet

London Film Festival 2014: The Drop premiere – a chat with Noomi Rapace on the red carpet

The Drop is a crime thriller starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini in his last role. Michael Roskam’s English debut has been adapted from the short story Animal Rescue by Denis Lehane, who also wrote the [read more]

London Film Festival 2014: Madame Bovary premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

London Film Festival 2014: Madame Bovary premiere – a chat with the cast on the red carpet

French director Sophie Barthes presents her own retelling of Gustav Flaubert’s classic debut starring Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Rhys Ifans, Laura Carmichael and Ezra Miller. Set in France, Madame Bovary tells the story of [read more]

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