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Tamburlaine | Theatre review 

24 Mar 17

Tamburlaine is a play that should not be undertaken lightly.


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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

23 Mar 17

Exhibitions about architecture can be hard to pull off.


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The Lalit London review: Indian culture and British charm combine to perfection 

23 Mar 17

The best way to describe the Lalit would be exactly what the hotel says about itself: “Indian culture combined with a quintessentially British charm.


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Emeli Sandé at Brixton Academy | Live review 

22 Mar 17

Supporting her critically acclaimed latest album Long Live the Angels , Emeli Sandé continued her triumphant comeback with a sold-out night at Brixton Academy.


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Perfectly themed bunker The Bletchley launches in Chelsea 

20 Mar 17

Fittingly enough, information on The Bletchley is hard to find.


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A Dark Night In Dalston at Park Theatre | Theatre review 

16 Mar 17

While Park Theatre’s larger stage shows a very physical, homoerotic production of A Clockwork Orange , the intimate space named Park90 hosts A Dark Night In Dalston , a much tamer affair both in content and energy levels.


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July Talk at The Dome | Live review 

10 Mar 17

Some bands work best in the studio, and some bands are made to perform.


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Limehouse at the Donmar Warehouse | Theatre review 

10 Mar 17

The current political atmosphere has not only awakened a myriad of mixed emotions with its unexpected turns and developments, but it has also inspired a wave of theatre productions interested in mirroring the hopes and fears felt by many.


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March for Women 2017: Trump’s given the women’s rights movement something to rally against 

6 Mar 17

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 th March, charitable organisation Care International held their annual “March for Women”.


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Richard III at the Barbican | Theatre review 

17 Feb 17

One of Shakespeare’s cruellest characters takes on a new, strangely likeable form at the Barbican.


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Richard Mosse: Incoming at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

16 Feb 17

Incoming is the new video art installation at the Barbican’s Curve.


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Eduardo Paolozzi at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

16 Feb 17

Eduardo Paolozzi is one of the most important British artists of the mid-20 th  century, but he is often overlooked.


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Antica Pizzeria Da Michele: From Naples to Stoke Newington | Restaurant review 

4 Feb 17

Let’s admit it, we Londoners are becoming too spoiled.


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Chriskitch in Hoxton | Restaurant review 

4 Feb 17

In the restaurants’ kitchens there are cooks and there are chefs.


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 Salomé at Hoxton Hall | Theatre review 

3 Feb 17

Anastasia Revi’s production evokes the extravagant and grotesque atmosphere of 1930s Bohemian society.


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Chef Mazzei set to open new Italian restaurant in Islington: Radici 

2 Feb 17

This April, celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei will open Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home.


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Train at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Feb 17

It was gig of high emotion in Islington last night, as American rockers Train played to a sold-out crowd – with one couple even getting engaged on the stage.


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The five best restaurants in London to celebrate Burns Night 

25 Jan 17

Tonight is the night to honour Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a whisky, some haggis and a little bit of poetry.


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King Creosote at the Barbican | Live review 

24 Jan 17

A richly layered evening of electro-inspired Scottish folk music graced the Barbican stage last night in the form of Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote, and his vibrant eight-piece acoustic band.


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Slovenian chef Ana Roš named the world’s best female chef 

24 Jan 17

Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, has been named The World’s Best Female Chef 2017.


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iBoy | Movie review 

23 Jan 17

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Bill Milner appear in this young adolescent sci-fi movie about Tom (Milner), a 16 year old who develops superpowers after fragments of his iPhone get stuck in his brain.


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Siobhan Davies Dance: Material / Rearranged / To / Be at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

20 Jan 17

To the sound of a ticking clock, curiosity is piqued on entering Siobhan Davies’s Material / Rearranged / To / Be exhibition by a serenely unfolding installation combining dance, video and conceptual performance.


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The Lower Depths at the Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

19 Jan 17

Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths is a poignant and morally challenging drama set after the turn of the 20 th  century, a time where Russia’s failing war effort put a severe strain on the nation.


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Terrains of the Body at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

19 Jan 17

New to the Whitechapel Gallery is a display of photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.


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London Art Fair 2017 | Exhibition review 

18 Jan 17

The London Art Fair, held every January at the Business Design Centre in Islington, is one of the earliest art world events of the year.


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Léon at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | Live review 

17 Jan 17

Playing to a crowd that is positively electric for a Monday evening, Léon embodies everything that is fresh, good and right about modern music.


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Flo Morrissey & Matthew E White – Gentlewoman, Ruby Man | Album review 

17 Jan 17

Admittedly, a record full of covers is enough to make even the most open-minded music lover a bit sceptical.


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Taboo | Show review 

16 Jan 17

Set in 1814, the new period drama showing on BBC One is a far cry from any Austen novel.


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The Albatross 3rd and Main | Theatre review 

14 Jan 17

After a three-week stint in Brighton, playwright and director Simon David Eden brings his tale of a rag-tag trio who come into possession of some potentially lucrative roadkill to London’s Park Theatre.


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The Wild Party at the Hope Theatre | Theatre review 

13 Jan 17

A performance above an Islington pub will transport audience members to the decadent Jazz Age, telling the story of a troubled couple who throw a wild party in an attempt to salvage their relationship.


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Ten exhibitions to look forward to in 2017 

9 Jan 17

From Caravaggio to Georgia O’Keefe, 2016 saw some impressive blockbuster exhibitions in London’s big museums.


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Five must-see theatre shows opening in January 2017 

3 Jan 17

It’s the New Year, and though the West End may be saving most of its major openings for later in 2017, there are still plenty of theatrical treats on offer for those willing to brave January’s chilly temperatures! The Kite Runner at Wyndham’s …


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Potted Panto at Garrick Theatre | Theatre review 

19 Dec 16

A bit like including Brussels sprouts in your 25 th December spread, seeing a panto at Christmas can seem like a necessary evil: a staunch British tradition we feel the need to follow yet not one that it can be said is universally enjoyed.


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Ricky Whittington and His Cat at New Diorama Theatre | Theatre review 

16 Dec 16

Ricky Whittington and His Cat is a pantomime with a twist by Fight in the Dog, a new company committed to combining comedy and theatre so as to offer the best of both worlds.


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Are arcades making a comeback? 

14 Dec 16

In the early 80s, with arcades in every town centre, the idea of going out to play video games on a weekend was pretty standard.


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Benighted at the Old Red Lion Theatre | Theatre review 

12 Dec 16

The theatre’s intimate space is here exploited through the audience’s proximity to the stage: it feels as if all 50 theatregoers are also guests, forced to take refuge in the Femm’s foreboding mansion house.


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Beans on Toast at Omeara | Live review 

12 Dec 16

Beneath the railway arches of London Bridge, Omeara’s antique panelling has been stripped back in “shabby chic” style, revealing multiple veneers of paint from historical refurbishments like layers of soil in an archaeological dig.


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James Cochran EC3 | Restaurant review 

6 Dec 16

For the plenty of suits working in the city and looking for a great place to eat and drink, Bevis Marks, situated between Aldgate and Liverpool Street, has recently seen an exciting new culinary addition in the form of James Cochran.


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Clerkenwell Grind launches in Clerkenwell 

5 Dec 16

A Lynchian homage of marble, brass and pink velvet, Clerkenwell Grind is more than just a pretty face, it’s a considered and modern tribute to the young professional.


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 The Duke at the Royal Court | Theatre review 

3 Dec 16

Sat at a table full of audio equipment, and bearing a very slight resemblance to Marc Maron, Shôn Dale-Jones looks rather more like he’s about to record a podcast than perform a one-man show.


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Joy Formidable at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Dec 16

In London on a cold Wednesday night, the Welsh rock trio Joy Formidable took to the stage.


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Diciannove in Blackfriars | Restaurant review 

30 Nov 16

For many well travelled diners, Italian restaurants in hotels set the faintest alarm bells ringing in their minds.


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Anselm Kiefer: Walhalla at White Cube Bermondsey | Exhibition review 

22 Nov 16

Walking into the new Anselm Kiefer exhibition at Bermondsey’s White Cube gallery comes as something of a surprise.


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Amy Macdonald at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

22 Nov 16

Scottish national treasure Amy Macdonald returns to the scene following a four-year hiatus, using this tiny tour as a bit of an experiment: she tests the water with a mix of new and old material.


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The Sherlocks at Kamio | Live review 

19 Nov 16

Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks headlined Slacker Night at Kamio in Shoreditch last night, in an event showcasing up-and-coming bands and curated by Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart.


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King Lear at the Barbican | Theatre review 

16 Nov 16

Following a run in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings artistic director Gregory Doran’s King Lear to London.


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Thanksgiving 2016: The top five restaurants to celebrate 

15 Nov 16

Thanksgiving doesn’t just mark the end of Autumn and the beginning of the festive season, it’s also a chance to, well, be thankful.


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Michael Nyman at the Barbican | Live review 

15 Nov 16

Michael Nyman is the ultimate British film composer.


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Removal Men at the Yard Theatre | Theatre review 

13 Nov 16

“Can love exist in an immigration removal centre?” was the unusual question posed to the audience via contextual handouts as they queued up outside the Hackney Wick warehouse theatre for Removal Men .


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Bell X1 at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

12 Nov 16

One of the most-played bands on the Irish airwaves (second only to U2), Bell X1 are known for their playful lyrics and radio-friendly hooks.







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