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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.

Julius Caesar at the Barbican | Theatre review 

13 Dec 17

Julius Caesar is yet another well-rounded show from the RSC.

Findlay at Oslo Hackney | Live review 

9 Dec 17

Findlay and her three-piece band (populated by Ben Simon on guitar, Jules Apollinaire on bass and Christina Lamas on drums) completely dominated the bustling space of the venue.

Liam Gallagher at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

8 Dec 17

Liam Gallagher, the frontman of Oasis, one of the greatest rock stars of British music, played his biggest solo show to date at Alexandra Palace last night.

Liam Gallagher at Alexandra Palace in pictures 

7 Dec 17

Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of iconic British rock band Oasis, presented his new album As You Were at North London’s venue Alexandra Palace.

The Veils at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

5 Dec 17

London based five-piece The Veils are quite an underrated band, as they go.

Five must-see London exhibitions in December 2017 

4 Dec 17

The festive season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do in London except shopping and drinking mulled wine.

Cinderella at Hackney Empire | Theatre review 

24 Nov 17

It may be early, but pantomime season has begun.

Why pop-up restaurants keep popping up? 

20 Nov 17

Here’s a fun game: try walking through Shoreditch without bumping into any pop-up restaurants.

#Hashtag Lightie at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

17 Nov 17

#Hashtag Lightie premiered in London earlier this year, and has now returned for a longer run at the Arcola Theatre.

Salut! in Islington: An ambitious but accessible local restaurant | Restaurant review 

11 Nov 17

Did you know that, while in France frog legs are a common dish, in certain parts of the world frogs are cooked entirely, sometimes simmered and blitzed into a soup? Perhaps fortunately, it would appear that the people of Islington are not yet ready …

Amy Macdonald at St John at Hackney Church | Live review 

9 Nov 17

Taking to the stage in the packed Hackney church, Amy Macdonald and her band delivered a stripped-back and reworked acoustic set of her classics as well as new tracks from her latest album.

Notorious at the Barbican | Theatre review 

8 Nov 17

With Notorious , performance artist Lauren Barri Holstein, aka “The Famous”, allegedly seeks to explore “constructions of femininity, gender and desire in a ‘post-feminist’ cultural society”.

Schmaltz launches food truck serving fine-dining chicken in Broadgate Circle 

7 Nov 17

While there is currently only one michelin-starred street food vendor in the world, a potential second may have just made its mark in Broadgate Circle.

Noel Gallagher presents new album at Apple Music concert at York Hall | Live review 

1 Nov 17

There must be something special about York Hall.

Nuno Mendes’s The Kitchens tried and tasted: High-end food stalls at Old Spitalfields Market 

30 Oct 17

This month, Nuno Mendes – chef of Chiltern Firehouse, Taberna do Mercado and formerly of Viajante – has launched a game-changing project at Old Spitalfields Market named The Kitchens.

Insignificance at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

25 Oct 17

The small but spacious theatre in the heart of Dalston is host to Insignificance, a revival of the 80s play written by Terry Johnson and directed by David Mercatali.

Five shows to see this Halloween 

23 Oct 17

The nights are drawing in but if you want to brave all that’s ghoulish and grisly and get out this Halloween, there are a host of weird and wonderful shows on this year to dress up for and help you celebrate – or practise your scream.

Cattle and Cane: An interview with Joseph Hammill and Helen Hammill 

18 Oct 17

Officially formed in 2009, Cattle and Cane are a family led indie/folk band making themselves known for their soaring vocals and intricately picked acoustics.

Tobin Esperance: An Interview with the Papa Roach bassist and rock music veteran 

17 Oct 17

American alternative rock band Papa Roach has been going strong for almost a quarter of a century.

Vera Blue at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | Live review 

17 Oct 17

Any artist playing a Monday night is embarking on an uphill struggle.

Beginning at the National Theatre | Theatre review 

12 Oct 17

For a play as funny as David Eldridge’s Beginning , it’s surprisingly hard to watch.

The Preatures at Moth Club | Live review 

11 Oct 17

Under the glittering ceiling at Moth Club, The Preatures rocked the audience with incredible energy.

Angel at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

6 Oct 17

“The rapist with his nine-year-old sex slave? Death.

Pickled Fred in Spitalfields | Restaurant review 

2 Oct 17

Pickled Fred.

Kanye the First at The Mix, Walthamstow | Theatre review 

30 Sep 17

What if Kanye West’s reincarnation is a middle-class white woman? Playwright Sam Steiner imagines this scenario in his first commission, Kanye the First , at its world premiere for the HighTide Festival.

Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican | Exhibition review 

21 Sep 17

Jean-Michel Basquiat was only 27 when he died of a drugs overdose in 1988.

Diliborio spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show | LFW 

15 Sep 17

Diliborio presented their new 2018 collection at The Barbican Centre for London Fashion Week.

Thebes Land at Arcola Theatre | Theatre review 

14 Sep 17

Thebes Land is hard to review – on the one hand, one does not want to spoil any of the gripping narrative, on the other, it seems impossible to explain this meta-theatrical conundrum of a play.

The Knowledge at Charing Cross Theatre | Theatre review 

14 Sep 17

Only an exceptional writer can take training cab drivers as a premise and turn it into something interesting.

Untitled Bar in Dalston: Conigliaro’s avant-garde cocktail outpost | Bar review 

16 Aug 17

As Shoreditch and Hoxton are now thoroughly saturated with some of the world’s best cocktail bars, it only makes sense that the scene would start to radiate outwards.

The Marriage of Kim K: An interview with star Yasemin Mireille 

14 Aug 17

A recent graduate of the Arden School of Theatre with a BA in Musical Theatre, the multi-talented Yasemin Mireille has to date performed numerous roles as a singer, actress and dancer, including Velma Kelly in Chicago, the sinister Stepmother in …

The Vincent in Hackney: Bottomless brunch review | Restaurant review 

10 Aug 17

From the team that brought us the Sebright Arms comes the Vincent, a laid-back, effortlessly cool establishment perched on the corner on Dalston Lane’s busy intersection.

Nine Lives in Bermondsey | Bar review 

20 Jul 17

Have you ever noticed how often you’ve been served a cocktail with two little plastic straws in it? And how you don’t even tend to use those straws to drink from? It’s a considerable waste of plastic, and it’s not the only issue with …

Emma Hart: Mamma Mia! at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

13 Jul 17

Entering the space at London-based artist Emma Hart’s new show at Whitechapel Gallery, Mamma Mia!, is like stepping into another world – or rather a serene universe of ceramic planets, like ethereal pods projecting light.

The Tempest at the Barbican: An epic high-tech take on the Shakespearean classic | Theatre review 

7 Jul 17

This is likely to be the most ambitious staging of Shakespeare ever.

Arcade Fire showcase new material at York Hall boxing-inspired show | Live review 

6 Jul 17

Unusual venues aren’t uncommon for Arcade Fire.

Top ten theatre shows openings in July 2017 

3 Jul 17

A steady trickle of openings leads to a mid-summer stunner in the final week of July, complete with some West End Tennessee Williams, a new play from Conor McPherson, an appearance from national treasure Olivia Coleman and a rare revival at the Royal…

Five must-see London exhibitions in July 2017 

1 Jul 17

Summer is a strange time for the art world.

The Maccabees at Alexandra Palace | Live review 

30 Jun 17

British band The Maccabees first shocked fans with their decision to call it a day after 14 years of gigs and massive indie hits over four critically acclaimed albums in the summer of last year.

Chris Shiflett: An interview with the Foo Fighters Guitarist 

23 Jun 17

Chris Shiflett is most commonly known as the lead guitarist in legendary American rock band Foo Fighters.

Hans Zimmer enchants the Wembley Arena and donates proceeds to Grenfell Tower’s victims | Live review 

16 Jun 17

Just like Ennio Morricone in his heydey, Hans Zimmer is not only the most influential music composer in the film industry, he’s also one of the most prolific.

The Who’s Tommy at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

15 Jun 17

This disappointing rendition of The Who’s famous rock opera is probably one to be avoided for most but may hold some important lessons for others.

A Handful of Dust at Whitechapel Gallery | Exhibition review 

7 Jun 17

In 1920, Man Ray visited Marcel Duchamp in his New York studio.

Massimo Bottura creates Refectory-inspired dish available at Café Monico through June 

7 Jun 17

For the first time, Massimo Bottura has donated a recipe to a restaurant other than his own.

Wheatus at Islington Academy | Live review 

3 Jun 17

On the Islington night of their 32-date UK and Ireland tour, Wheatus delivered another blazing jam-packed set to the adoring London crowd last night.

Ladies and Gentlemen in Kentish Town | Bar review 

3 Jun 17

You may not think of Kentish Town as a hub of London nightlife, and you’d be perfectly correct in that assumption.

887 at the Barbican | Theatre review  

2 Jun 17

Renowned Québecois playwright, actor and director Robert Lepage brings his distinctive brand of self-reflexive, autobiographical performance to the Barbican, for 887 .

Five must-see London exhibitions in June 2017 

1 Jun 17

June is an exciting month in the art world, with calendar staples such as the RA Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award alongside conceptual exhibitions examining the significance of cultural phenomena such as dust and science fiction.

Matt Gresham at the Islington | Live review 

27 May 17

In a small space at the Islington last night, a young man quietly stepped onto the stage, picked up an acoustic guitar, then proceeded to blow us away with his transcendently stunning, soulful voice.

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