It isn’t just older people who fall on hard times. James Morris finds out about the sad reality of homeless young people in the capital – and how charities like The Pilion Trust and Project One Zero are working in Islington to give them a creative outlet.
A good teacher leads by example. Daire Fitzharris, a Year 2 tutor at Brecknock Primary School, realised this as he sought to introduce his pupils to the wonders of camping. So rather than just stand at the front of the class talking about it, he has set them an example – by sleeping on the school’s roof every night this week.
Anyone unfamiliar with Frightened Rabbit’s output would be wise to heed the glowering grey skies, bleak landscape and anonymous industrial outpost of the cover art; this is no fanciful flutter through the lighter musings of heart and mind.
Of all the shows that Harold Pinter has influenced, Steptoe and Son wouldn’t spring to mind, yet the first half hour of The Caretaker is almost exactly that; a generational odd couple skirting round each other’s anxieties in a filthy, ramshackle apartment.
One of Marvel’s cleverest achievements was the sly way they brought their most problematic figure, Captain America, to the screen by turning the jingoistic flag waver into a representative of the country’s lost ideals.
Bringing politics into music can be a dangerous game. As much as the likes of Billy Bragg and The Killing Joke have found enduring success, there is an equal risk in becoming known as a rent-a-gob, and descending into caricature.
Turtle Bay has an important place in my heart. A chain of Caribbean restaurants that is slowly expanding across the UK, I was previously a regular at its Nottingham branch, as was my friend who joins me tonight in the new Dalston restaurant.
In the age of social media, viral videos and the seemingly all-pervasive climate of shock and sensation, it is probably worth asking ourselves if we are becoming desensitised to, well, pretty much everything.
In Wardrobe Ensemble’s vibrant 1972: The Future of Sex ‘Little earthquakes and little earthquakes after that’ are what define every generation as they discover sex and blithely imagine they reinvent it.
Four months ago, I reviewed The Alma, sister pub of North by Northwest. I left raving about its delicious food and Lagunitas “Lags” IPA on tap. The fact that my Gazette review is now part of the gents toilets’ wallpaper decorations only added to my fondness. So I’m excited for the newly opened North by Northwest, in New North Road.
A decade into their career and Bath quartet The Heavy have achieved what many of their contemporaries can only dream of, racking up more than 100million streams online and having their polyglot music featured in Hollywood hits The Big Short and The Hateful Eight.
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