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My Name Is Hmmm (Je M’appelle Hmmm) | Movie review

My Name Is Hmmm (Je M’appelle Hmmm)
MOVIE REVIEW

Life is bleak for 11-year-old Céline, who is resigned to the daily misery wrought by her abusive father and absent mother. One day she’s sent on a school trip and seizes her chance to escape. She forges an unlikely bond with a Scottish [read more]

Down But Not Out: The Nine Lives of Jack Lacy by Jack Lacy | Book review

Down But Not Out: The Nine Lives of Jack Lacy by Jack Lacy
BOOK REVIEW

Down But Not Out: The Nine Lives of Jack Lacy is a memoir of the first 40 years of Lacy’s life. The book is a difficult read due to the subject matter, which takes in homelessness, suicide, drug abuse, illegal bare-knuckle boxing and [read more]

England and Other Stories by Graham Swift | Book review

England and Other Stories by Graham Swift
BOOK REVIEW

England and Other Stories is accomplished, individual, and could even be called refreshing: it’s a written-to-purpose collection, not a cobbled-together book of stories from magazines, and Swift is a quiet voice in a generation of noisy [read more]

Jonah Tolchin at Rough Trade West | Live review

Jonah Tolchin at Rough Trade West
LIVE REVIEW

On a sweltering summer evening Jonah Tolchin provided such an authentic country soundtrack you felt you were almost in the Deep South of America. His new album Clover Lane is a far cry from the raw debut of Criminal Man – which reflects [read more]

Ward Thomas at The Islington | Live review

Ward Thomas at The Islington
LIVE REVIEW

Double act Ward Thomas are a bit of an oddity in the country music scene, not because they’re twins born just two minutes apart, but because they’re as English as tea and crumpets. They’re sound, however, is proper Americana all the [read more]

The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes at the Arcola | Theatre review

The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes at the Arcola
THEATRE REVIEW

The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes, by Rashid Razaq based on a short story by Hassan Blasim, is a show they call a black comedy, but the comedy is rather light-hearted with a sombre message. Carlos Fuentes, aka Salim Hussain goes through [read more]

Drag King Richard III at Riverside Studios | Theatre review

Drag King Richard III at Riverside Studios
THEATRE REVIEW

While characters such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s Bernadette Basinger have brought female transgender experiences to the attention of a wide theatre audience, works documenting what life is like for transgender males are [read more]

A Dangerous Game | Movie review

A Dangerous Game
MOVIE REVIEW

Anthony Baxter’s 2011 film You’ve Been Trumped supplied a mixture of anti-authoritarian film-making and quaint local charm, documenting the struggle of a group of people on the Aberdeenshire coastline against outspoken property magnate [read more]

Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz at the Etcetera | Theatre review

Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz at the Etcetera
THEATRE REVIEW

Luke Kaile, Rich Keeble & Roger Kuntz present an all new comedy show for Camden Fringe 2014. The mixture of stand-up, sketches and videos, titled Kaile, Keeble & Kuntz, makes for a fast-moving performance, peppered with [read more]

Slow Club – Complete Surrender | Album review

Slow Club – Complete Surrender
ALBUM REVIEW

Sheffield duo Slow Club have enjoyed a steadily growing appreciation for their emotive, compassionate music since their formation in 2006. The band has recently released their third LP Complete Surrender and is currently receiving glowing [read more]

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