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Famy - We Fam Econo

Album review: Famy - We Fam Econo

A shining and adventurous new talent arrives on the indie crossover scene - do yourself a favour and check them out.

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Theatre review: Fantastic Mr Fox at the Little Angel Theatre

It’s not surprising that Roald Dahl’s irrepressible creation Fantastic Mr Fox is such a star. Immortalized on the silver screen in Wes Anderson’s animated feature film, the audacious Mr Fox is now enjoying yet another moment in the sun in this stylish revival of the Little Angel’s production.

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Alecky Blythe and Clare Perkins in rehearsal for Little Revolution

Alecky Blythe leading a little revolution in verbatim theatre with new London Riots show

Plunging audiences into the heart of the London riots and and their aftermath, Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution has been a revelation in its opening weeks at the Almeida in Islington.

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Joe Orton

‘Surreal and fantastic’ unperformed early play of Joe Orton to debut at Hope Theatre

Joe Orton’s outrageous farces energized the 60s theatre scene with their convention-busting themes of sex, death and madness. But before the likes of What The Butler Saw, Entertaining Mr Sloane, and Loot, the fledgling playwright flexed his wings with an early play that contains elements of the sardonic wit and sexual innuendo he would become famous for.

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Vena Portae - Vena Portae

Album review: Vena Portae -Vena Portae

More evocative, emotive alt-folk from Emily Barker, whose latest incarnation adds another string to her bow.

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Pic 1: Jodyanne Richardson (Madge) and Jake Curran (Fred)

Pic 2: Jodyanne Richardson

Pic 3: Andy Brock (Dr Petrie), Loz Keystone (Mrs Oldbourne), Jodyanne Richardson (Madge), Jake Curran (Fred), Jordan Mallory-Skinner (Webber)

Theatre review: Fred and Madge at the Hope Theatre

Orton’s first attempt at a full-length play wasn’t acknowledged by him. He always insisted that Ruffian on the Stair was his first play but he had concealed five years of his life – during which this play was written but was never performed or published.There are clear influences of N F Simpson and Theatre of the Absurd.

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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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Famy - We Fam Econo

Album review: Famy - We Fam Econo

A shining and adventurous new talent arrives on the indie crossover scene - do yourself a favour and check them out.

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Alecky Blythe and Clare Perkins in rehearsal for Little Revolution

Alecky Blythe leading a little revolution in verbatim theatre with new London Riots show

Plunging audiences into the heart of the London riots and and their aftermath, Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution has been a revelation in its opening weeks at the Almeida in Islington.

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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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