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Sons of Bill at Omeara | Live review 

15 Aug 18

Sons of Bill bring a melancholic tone to the middle of the week, presenting their typically nostalgic mix of indie and alt-country to an intoxicated audience.

The Meg | Movie review 

9 Aug 18

The Meg is ridiculous shark-shlock with wisecracking dialogue, big splashes and an even bigger fish.

George Ezra’s homecoming puts the heart back in Hertfordshire at Standon Calling 2018 | Live review 

28 Jul 18

Standon is calling, and you should be listening.

Barry Humphries’s Weimar Cabaret at Barbican Theatre | Theatre review 

14 Jul 18

An ode to pre-Hitler era composers of 1920s and 30s Germany, Barry Humphries’s Weimar Cabaret is a joyous compilation of works from this period, a result of Humphries long-held fascination for a musical culture labelled as “degenerate” by the …

Eric Clapton replays six euphoric decades of iconic music at British Summer Time 2018 | Live review 

9 Jul 18

The sunny Sunday evening slot at this year’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park was one reserved for the olympians of rock ‘n’ roll.

Italian wine bar Bottles launches in Old Spitalfield’s Market 

7 Jul 18

An evening at Bottles (and their partners Sood Kitchen) flows something like the cheeky boon at the end of a tour of a winery.

Farang in Highbury: Spicy Thai street food that is made to be shared | Restaurant review 

2 Jul 18

Spending a  summer’s evening at Farang – the popular North London supper club-turned-restaurant – is one of the best ideas you will have this season.

Just Eat Food Fest returns to Shoreditch in July with Fantasy Fusions: A twist on your favourite takeaways 

26 Jun 18

For the third time, the Just Eat Food Fest is returning to the streets of Shoreditch for a celebration – and reinvigoration – of the nation’s most beloved takeaway dishes.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: An interview with the top chefs 

25 Jun 18

Last Tuesday the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2018 was revealed in Bilbao .

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: The British candidates 

19 Jun 18

There’s always a great deal of expectations for William Reed’s list of the world’s best restaurants.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

13 Jun 18

Adapted from Lola Shoneyin’s acclaimed novel and written for theatre by Caine Award-winning playwright Rotimi Babatunde,  The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives , directed by Femi Elufowoju Jr, presents a fascinating, enlightening and witty…

World Gin Day 2018: Where to sample London’s most tantalising tipples 

8 Jun 18

This Saturday marks a celebration of a beloved British classic: the incomparable GT.

Nick Cave, Patti Smith and a Kylie Minogue appearance bring All Points East double weekend to a glorious end | Live review 

4 Jun 18

It was a perfect day for a festival in east London.

The National triumph with biggest UK headline show to date at All Points East Presents 

3 Jun 18

All Points East presents The National for their biggest headline show in the UK to date.

The Daughter-in-Law at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

30 May 18

Who is the true ruler of the house, the man or the woman? And what if it is the mother-in-law? Gender equality has been very much in the news recently, but it has been a rather controversial subject for ages, even in ways we would have not expected.

All Points East Festival 2018 ends on a high note with Björk | Live review 

28 May 18

All Points East Festival returns for its final day, with spectators slowly streaming through in the humid heat.

Chromeo at Xoyo | Live review 

25 May 18

Was that Chromeo in London or was it an illusion? It was a lucky Thursday for Londoners as the Canadian duo hasn’t stepped foot in the Big Smoke for three years now.

Smiths of Smithfield relaunches with four floors of unique dining and drinking experiences 

22 May 18

A Farringdon staple, Smiths of Smithfield has opened its doors once again after a refurbishment which has breathed new life into the historic Grade II-listed building.

Elizabeth at the Barbican | Dance review 

17 May 18

The Royal Ballet’s former principal Zenaida Yanowsky reprises her role tonight at the Barbican, playing the enigmatic last Tudor monarch, Queen Elizabeth, in a production directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett.

Max Richter and Yulia Mahr curate Sounds and Visions festival at the Barbican 

14 May 18

Music and images, tunes and pictures, sounds and visions go hand in hand in the wonderful weekend festival curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr at the Barbican.

Crave at the Barbican | Theatre review 

12 May 18

“I hate these words that keep me alive I hate these words that won’t let me die expressing my pain without easing it.

Lord Huron at the Lexington | Live review 

10 May 18

Arriving fashionably late to their own show in the cramped setting of Pentonville Road’s Lexington pub, Lord Huron set the tone for an understated, intimate affair with some calm tuning of guitars and a dash of playful interaction with an equally …

London Nights at the Museum of London | Exhibition review 

10 May 18

Being in this city at night is an experience that we often take for granted, but it’s also one that is unique, powerful and complex in many ways.

Moormaid at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

4 May 18

Writer and assistant director Marian Bott’s new play,  Moormaid,  is an intense journey into the lives of Melissa (Sarah Alles-Shahkarami), Mehdi (Moe Bar-El) and Khan (Ali Azhar) in modern-day Berlin.

Skylight summer launch: The Tobacco Dock terrace returns with canopies, croquet and killer mojitos 

3 May 18

As the sun sets in the west, London life rises in the east.

Justin Nozuka at the Garage | Live review 

24 Apr 18

Justin Nozuka has been busy of late.

Project Gastronomía: How will Londoners eat in 2015? A symposium on gastronomy and multisensory design 

21 Apr 18

The future is strange and scary and amorphous.

Education, Education, Education at Shoreditch Town Hall | Theatre review 

19 Apr 18

A foray into the 1990s to the sounds of the Spice Girls and Oasis, The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Education, Education, Education – inspired by Tony Blair’s famous inauguration speech – brilliantly toys with specific pieces of British culture, …

The Encounter at the Barbican | Theatre review 

18 Apr 18

Co-directors Simon McBurney and Kirsty Houseley’s The Encounter has already enjoyed a successful run at the Barbican and on Broadway.

The Vaccines and Whenyoung at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

16 Apr 18

The Vaccines celebrated a new LP with a nationwide tour, completed tonight at Alexandra Palace with support from Dream Wife and Whenyoung.

Must-see London exhibitions this April 

13 Apr 18

Ranging from Monet’s work with iconic buildings to abstract paintings by women – via Italian modernist cinema – this month’s major exhibitions are as varied as they are intriguing.

ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

11 Apr 18

Over the course of four thoughtfully curated exhibitions, the Whitechapel Gallery has presented selections of work from the ISelf Collection, a private compendium of contemporary art which focuses on personal identity and the human condition.

Outlaw protégé Tom Brown’s debut restaurant Cornerstone to open in Hackney Wick this April 

29 Mar 18

Nathan Outlaw protégé Tom Brown is delighted to announce the launch of his debut restaurant, Cornerstone, which is set to open on Tuesday 24 th April.

Boy Pablo at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen | Live review 

28 Mar 18

Taking to the stage at 9.30pm, it’s surprising that the members of Boy Pablo are allowed out this late – they look young, very young.

Delamina in Marylebone: A truly sensory experience for the diner | Restaurant review 

26 Mar 18

Following a residency at Shoreditch House and a restaurant opening in Shoreditch (Strut Cluck), husband and wife duo Limor and Amir Chen have now turned their attention to their latest venture, Delamina.

Great Apes at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

20 Mar 18

The latest work to be adapted for the stage by writer and producer Patrick Marmion is British novelist Will Self’s Great Apes .

Female Parts: Shorts at Hoxton Hall | Theatre review 

17 Mar 18

This intimate trio of monologues invites its audience into evocative corners of the shabbily grand Hoxton Hall to hear the tales of disparate women.

Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm at the Space | Theatre review 

14 Mar 18

Pregnant Fish Theatre presents Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm , a play based on the real-life murder account of a woman in 1940s Hagley Wood, Worcestershire.

Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Mar 18

If you’ve ever wondered about the processes behind a large-scale work of art, Art Capital at the Whitechapel Gallery will give you a fascinating insight.

Parker’s Band at the Islington | Live Review 

13 Mar 18

When there are almost as many people on the stage as there are in the audience, it’s clear that it’s not going to be a boring show.

Everything Everything at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

12 Mar 18

Following the surprise release of new EP A Deeper Sea , genre-benders Everything Everything have recently travelled the UK on tour, but none of their previous shows have been in a venue as grand as North London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.

Morrissey at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

10 Mar 18

Legendary Smiths frontman appears onstage to rapturous applause, with social critic James Baldwin’s backdrop setting the scene, Morrissey in a deep V-neck shirt.

Hamlet at Hackney Empire | Theatre review 

9 Mar 18

Paapa Essiedu exceeds all expectations as the iconic Danish prince in this gripping clash of colours and darkness.

Rag’n’Bone Man at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

9 Mar 18

Riding a wave of momentum carried over from winning multiple accolades, including the 2017 BRITS Critics’ Choice Award and 2018 Best Single for his album title-track Human, Rory Graham – aka Rag’n’Bone Man – waltzed on stage at Alexandra …

Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

1 Mar 18

A transgender prostitute waits outside a club.

Picnic at Hanging Rock at the Barbican | Theatre review 

23 Feb 18

Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel about the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher holds a position of cult status in literature.

Napoleon Disrobed at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

20 Feb 18

Simon Leys’s novella,  The Death of Napoleon , is the latest text to be adapted by Told By an Idiot and is directed by Kathryn Hunter at the Arcola Theatre.

Party Skills for the End of the World: An interview with creators Nigel and Louise 

19 Feb 18

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari are theatre makers known for making bold and bizarre shows that defy category.

Peace at Omeara | Live review 

14 Feb 18

London Bridge’s packed Omeara presents Worcester-born band Peace as part of the VO5 NME Awards Shows 2018.

Jen Cloher at Tufnell Park Dome | Live review 

14 Feb 18

Two elements beautifully dominated Jen Cloher’s London performance: the vocals and guitar.

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