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Peter Davison.

Ex-Doctor Who star Peter Davison enters global political battle in The Vertical Hour

Peter Davison cannot escape the prefix Dr in his acting roles – unless of course he’s playing a vet. On the advice of Patrick Troughton, the well-known actor famously quit the role of Doctor Who after three years to avoid being typecast.

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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Pub group Young's is putting on a series of supper clubs to celebrate British Food Fortnight

Sunday Supper Club comes to Camden’s Spread Eagle pub

To celebrate British Food Fortnight, the Spread Eagle pub in Camden is putting on a special supper club this Sunday.

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The Me Plays at the Old Red Lion Theatre Islington

Theatre review: The Me Plays at the Old Red Lion Theatre

It is a complaint commonly heard these days that we live in a world ever more detached from reality, but what effect does this have on us?

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Jesse Rutherford, John Last 


other captions Lucy Roslyn and Jesse Rutherford

Theatre review: Chicken Shop at the Park Theatre

In 2009, Anna Jordan read an article about a raid on a secret brothel located over her local chicken shop in Hounslow. The dawning realisation of horror close to home forms the spine of her provocative 2011 piece, debuting at Park Theatre.

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Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Album review: Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Huge mainstream success surely beckons for this songsmith, who packs an armful of poppy, heartsting-tugging tunes.

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D'lys

Canonbury singer nominated in Unsigned Music Awards

A city worker turned singer songwriter has beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top ten unsigned female artists.

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Alvvays - Alvvays

Album review: Alvvays - Alvvays

Accessible, hummable and lightly melancholic indie tunesmithery from the Canadian debutantes.

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The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi

Album review: The Raveonettes - Pe’ahi

Danish rock duo let the colour in and make their best record in... well, possibly ever.

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Vanessa Benelli Mosell

Folk inspirations of classical music explored by Vanessa Benelli Mosell in Kings Place show

At just 26-years-old, Vanessa Benelli Mosell is one of classical music’s leading young performers and one of its most effective forces for reaching new, tech-savvy generations.

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The Cuban brings food from the Caribbean to Camden

Restaurant review: The Cuban, Camden Town, NW1

Cuban food generally seems to be under represented in the pantheon of world cuisine. It’s well known for it’s cigars, rum, communist regime, classic cars and, via Earnest Hemmingway, giving Mojitos to the world.

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Jazz Mino (centre) played with her band, Harriet Jospeh on violin and Katt Newlon on cello

UK’s biggest street music search ends with grand final

Talented musicians from Hackney and Islington made the grand final of the biggest busking competition in the country on Sunday.

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Rez Kempton and Community Chorus in Little Revolution. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Theatre review: Little Revolution at the Almeida, Islington

The shooting of Tottenham’s Mark Duggan proved the final straw for many young people in 2011, as the city descended into the London Riots. Lost amidst the smoke and sirens, however, was the unrest that had been brewing up to this point, as the Almeida’s latest world premiere astutely and emotively investigates.

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Big Busk finalist, 15-year-old Maya Delilah, from Islington

15-year-old Islington singer songwriter in grand final of Big Busk competition

A five month search for fresh musical talent will reach its climax this weekend as 18 acts take to the stage for the grand final of a busking competition.

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Astronauts - Hollow Ponnnds

Album review: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

Textured, electro-meets-pastoral adventurism in this rather lovely debut LP.

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Becky and Rachel Unthank with Sam Lee

Sorrows of World War I remembered through traditional folk songs at Barbican

A woman who saw a Zeppelin airship crash into her village and a soldier unable to face the parents of comrades killed are tales being brought to life through the folk traditions of the First World War.

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Eric Clapton & Friends - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Album review: Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Slowhand buddies up with his living legend mates for an exacting JJ Cale tribute. For die-hard fans only.

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Eating at the rather grand Heliot Steak House makes you feel like Tony Montana

Restaurant Review: Heliot Steak House @ The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, WC2

If someone invited me out to dinner, then told me we were eating right next to Leicester Square Tube, I’d vaguely start to wonder if they were harbouring some kind of grudge.

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Sharon Maughan and Trevor Eve arrive at Tamara Ecclestone's fundraising dinner which hopes to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital at One Marylebone, London.

Sharon Maughan returns to short form for new show Autobahn

Having captured the nation’s heart when she starred in Nescafé’s iconic series of Gold Blend adverts in the late ’80s, Sharon Maughan knows how to get the most out of tight dramatic opportunities.

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Midsummer Nights Dream at Courtyard N1

Theatre review: Shakespeare with gusto

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Adam Morris, is a playful and lively awakening of Shakespeare’s classic – even if it does not take risks with originality.

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Andy Burrows

Andy Burrows wants to let his music speak for itself ahead of new album Fall Together Again

Andy Burrows is one of music’s “good guys”, not that he would want to be seen like that.

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The impressive entrance of the Park Lane manison Pic: Gareth Gardner

Restaurant review: Lanes of London, Mayfair, W1

It’s both a blessing and a curse that the capital boasts good eating from the four corners of the globe.

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Forge & Co

Review: Forge & Co in Shoreditch

Loping into Forge & Co on a blustery Monday night, I was looking for a certain atmosphere to rouse my mood.

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The White Hart beer garden; the best in Stokie?

Restaurant review: The White Hart, Stoke Newington, N16

Not content with having almost certainly the best beer garden in Stokie, The White Hart is now upping its food game.

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Fika

Restaurant review: Fika, Brick Lane

Swedish food isn’t something that normally springs to mind with a mention of Brick Lane.

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Simply Fish

Restaurant review: Simply Fish, Shoreditch

Sometimes you just want things cooked a certain way but nothing on the menu in the restaurant you’re sitting in cuts it.

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Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

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The Picture of John Gray

Theatre review: The Picture of John Gray at the Old Red Lion Theatre

The similarities in title are deliberate. In C.J. Wilmann’s new play, audiences are treated to a hypothetical extension of the true story behind Oscar Wilde’s Faustian-like parable, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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Simon Callow in Juvenalia at St. James Theatre

Crass, outrageous and politically incorrect: Simon Callow on reviving Juvenalia

Taking aim at a world in which immigration, women’s rights and right-wing extremism are the hot topics of the day, Simon Callow’s latest show may sound as cutting edge as it gets.

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Dirty Promises

Theatre review: Dirty Promises at the Hope Theatre

Dirty Promises is the second half of an evening devoted to one-act plays, with just two of the four plays in the HopeFull Festival being held at the Hope Theatre until the end of the month.

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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Hackney Yard Theatre Jacks Johns and Lilian Schiffer

Theatre review: These Are Our Live at the Yard Theatre

Are you sitting comfortably? May the chat show begin. This darkly comic play starts simply, quietly, the audience very much part of the scene.

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Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

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