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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 …


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Justin Nozuka at the Garage | Live review 

24 Apr 18

Justin Nozuka has been busy of late.


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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.


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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, …


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 .


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 …


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

1 Mar 18

A transgender prostitute waits outside a club.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

14 Feb 18

When you push through the heavy doors of the Whitechapel to Mark Dion’s exhibition, the first thing that strikes you is the sound of birdsong.


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Napoleon Disrobed: An interview with Paul Hunter 

12 Feb 18

Paul Hunter is the artistic director of acclaimed theatre company Told By an Idiot, which was founded in 1993.


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Pluto at the Barbican | Theatre review 

10 Feb 18

A robot’s sole purpose is to be useful to humans.


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Yto Barrada: Agadir at the Curve, Barbican | Exhibition review 

8 Feb 18

The Curve at the Barbican Centre is one of London’s most unusual spaces dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art.


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Nick JD Hodgson showcases debut album Tell Your Friends at the Islington | Live review 

7 Feb 18

After leaving the Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 to focus on other projects, Nick JD Hodgson has kept busy, writing for stars ranging from Mark Ronson to Shirley Bassey.


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Must-see London exhibitions in February 2018 

2 Feb 18

The art world is getting into gear again, with a wide variety of institutional shows opening in February.


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Eggsistentialism at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

2 Feb 18

Eggsistentialism is a quick-blast half monologue, half stand-up routine.


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George Ezra previews new album at Shoreditch Town Hall | Live review 

1 Feb 18

Folk rock singer George Ezra plays an intimate show tonight at East London’s Shoreditch Town Hall.


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The Grift at Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel | Theatre review 

31 Jan 18

The Grift experience begins upon entering the trendy Town Hall Hotel and taking in its Edwardian charm.


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Best tips to celebrate your Valentine’s Day 

24 Jan 18

From commemorating a martyred saint to the Roman fertility festival Lupercalia and a ritual in the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has had a long tradition of us all celebrating our more amorous side.


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London Art Fair 2018 

18 Jan 18

The London Art Fair, which celebrates its 30 th anniversary this year, kicks off the art world calendar at the Business Design Centre in Angel.


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East at the King’s Head Theatre | Theatre review 

12 Jan 18

This rendition of Steven Berkoff’s East is a raucous vernacular comedy laced with melancholy and despair, fittingly returned to its original home on Upper street by the Atticist theatre company, winners of the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh …


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Ten London exhibitions to look forward to in 2018 

8 Jan 18

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the art world.


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Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars | Movie review 

8 Jan 18

From Oscar winner Lili Fini Zanuck comes a brave and bold rock-documentary on legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, charting his early years as an outsider in Ripley, Surrey, to the present day, where we see a man at peace, recovering from the bruising …


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Titus Andronicus at the Barbican | Theatre review 

15 Dec 17

The extreme gore of Titus Andronicus , not the best or most well-known of Shakespeare’s plays in any case, can make it hard to take seriously.


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Antony & Cleopatra at the Barbican | Theatre review 

13 Dec 17

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Antony Cleopatra , directed by Iqbal Khan, offers a fresh, vibrant interpretation of the classic.







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