Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage

Chinglish at the Park Theatre and Tamburlaine at the Arcola are two current productions giving the stage to some of the capital’s best East Asian acting talent

The year-long residency came after an online poll asked workers residents and students in Kings Cross to nominate a musician

Journalist, author and one third of Saint Etienne Bob Stanley talks about researching his forthcoming book and releasing a new album inspired by Brexit

Lilac Yosiphon’s play, One Last Thing (For Now), is calling for love letters in times of war before opening at the Old Red Lion theatre

Joel Fry, actor known for Plebs, WIA and You, Me and the Apocalypse, talks to Bridget Galton about Raising Martha on at the Park Theatre

This charming musical version is populated by jaunty puppets and there’s much fun as the Captain takes up residence in the fridge and gulps down the goldfish.

Tintype Gallery director Teresa Grimes talks to BRIDGET GALTON about Essex Road III, which champions films embracing the surreal

With so many great voices in the cast, the songs come thick and fast and panto tropes are swiftly ticked off

BRIDGET GALTON talks to Simon Callow about bringing Dickens’ festive ghost story back to the stage

Bridget Galton talks to Rudi Dharmalingam about playing a radicalised 16th Century fanatic in Mary Stuart at the Almeida

Christmas is coming and it’s panto time, oh yes it is. We round up Hackney and Islington’s best festive family entertainment

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber pens a raft of fizzing songs and Julian Fellowes’s book keeps the action tight while foregrounding the pressure of these pre-teens labouring under parental expectations

Ski novices Bridget Galton and her son Joe headed to a low-key French resort for their first foray on the slopes, with varying success

Based on Walter Tevis’ sci-fi story The Man Who Fell to Earth it’s either a moving meditation on loss and grief or a messily unsuccesful bid at corralling Bowie’s back catalogue into a satisfying night out

Commissioned by Nicolas Kent, The Arcola’s short plays highlight this new factor in modern warfare and how it affects those in control and on the receiving end

BRIDGET GALTON tries a Hollywood facial that involves wearing a scary looking mask then being hooked up to an electric current

Mark Strong and Elizabeth Debicki star in new thriller by Hampstead playwright David Hare that offers style over substance

From Picasso to Pollock and Duchamp to Duane Hanson, Catherine Ingram makes art history accessible, she tells BRIDGET GALTON

Rock star and actress Suzi Quatro talks at Archway with Words on October 21 about her collection of poems and lyrics, Through My Eyes

Bridget Galton finds a landmark 60s comedy of gay life dated and flawed but often moving

Archway With Words book festival runs from October 13 to 22 with 40 events at various venues throughout Archway.

50 years after airing, BRIDGET GALTON discovers a modern drama inspired by Cathy Come Home

The Tellit Festival’s first year is full of joy and tears, Michael Kossew tells Bridget Galton

Oktoberfest East has Bavarian specialities, DJs, games and Munich imported beer

The Boys in the Band was the first Broadway play to feature an entire cast of gay characters. Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard talk about reviving the ground-breaking production

Independent label Sunday Best Records presents a line up of live music and DJs in Shoreditch Park on August 6

Actor/director Femi Oyeniran talks about making movies and running film workshops for youngsters

Richard Herrins in on the bill at a festival where artists and audiences are encouraged to take risks

Your average Italian peddles the top 10 dishes favourable to the English palate, but the country’s regional cuisine is hugely varied and geographically distinctive.

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