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Kodaline at Somerset House | Live review

Kodaline at Somerset House
LIVE REVIEW

Formally known as 21 Demands before changing their name to Kodaline, the four-piece Irish group headlined a sold-out Friday night slot at a rather rainy summer series at Somerset House. The boys have been playing together since they were [read more]

Zen Sai in Camden | Bar review

Zen Sai in Camden
BAR REVIEW

Located in the heart of the achingly cool Camden, Zen Sai cuts an impressively sleek figure. The Oriental art on the walls mingles with solid wood furnishings and a bar so dark that even the glorious summer sunshine couldn’t pierce [read more]

Love Me Till Monday | Movie review

Love Me Till Monday
MOVIE REVIEW

Director and screenwriter Justin Hardy has hit the screen with his low-budget rom-com creation Love Me Till Monday. It’s a visually-satisfying film about a young woman on a magical quest for love, but with two-dimensional characters [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Cauliflower Tortilla Wraps

Original recipe of the week: Cauliflower Tortilla Wraps

Cauliflower is massive at the moment in the food scene. From pizza bases to mash, it’s perfect for the summer when all you really want is something quick and easy. These tortilla wraps will keep for a week if kept in a air-tight bag, [read more]

Intimate Apparel at the Park | Theatre review

Intimate Apparel at the Park
THEATRE REVIEW

The daughter of a slave, Esther has known a life of relentless hard graft as a lingerie seamstress in early 20th century New York. When she enters into a correspondence with a stranger from far-away Panama, a little spark of hope is [read more]

James Arthur at IndigO2 | Live review

James Arthur at IndigO2
LIVE REVIEW

It’s already difficult for an X Factor finalist to find true and lasting success. Singing competitions are laden with negative connotations indicating only commercial musicians with aspirations of selling out are attracted to these [read more]

Shutters at the Park | Theatre review

Shutters at the Park
THEATRE REVIEW

Shutters, the latest endeavour of director Jack Thorpe Baker, showcases three short American plays, relaying the lives of women in snapshots from the past 100 years. Playing at the Park Theatre, a self-consciously edgy and intimate space, [read more]

Rhodes at Disaronno Terrace | Live review

Rhodes at Disaronno Terrace
LIVE REVIEW

Soulful newcomer David Rhodes has been playing under his current moniker Rhodes for just a year and has been turning heads since day one with his ethereal vocals and sombre yet uplifting ballads. Surprisingly, he says he didn’t actually [read more]

Perseverance Drive at the Bush | Theatre review

Perseverance Drive at the Bush
THEATRE REVIEW

It not often that contemporary theatre is focused on religion. It’s even rarer that a play hosts an all-black cast. For these reasons alone, Perseverance Drive is an original and compelling production. However, Robin Soans’s script, [read more]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Movie review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
MOVIE REVIEW

Nestled in dense pre-historic forest stands an imposing wooden fortress; it glows splendidly with flaming torches, wooden turrets towering above the wild landscape, and what is more, it teems with super-evolved apes. In the decade since [read more]

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