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Bones restaurant

Restaurant review: Bones, Kingsland Road, Hoxton

Kingsland Road’s latest offering, Bones, is a welcome addition to this part of Hoxton, offering up classic meat dishes and some surprisingly original vegetarian ones too.

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Review: Platterform’s Sea Adventure, Hothouse, London Fields

Tucked away on a Hackney rooftop, Platterform’s new culinary adventure is taking diners on a gastronomical voyage across the oceans of the world.

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Paulo Nutini Caustic Love

Album review: Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love

Like Howie B, Paolo Nutini is another Scotsman who’s spent half a decade perfecting his next release, and by this evidence, patience is a virtue.

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Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Album review: Howie B - Down with the Dawn

Heralded as one of the lynchpins of the ‘90s trip-hop scene, Howie B has always treated genre as a fluid concept, but even by his standards Down with the Dawn is a diverse affair.

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king's head

Belinda Wollaston as Lecy Iestyn Arwel as Shaun, Melle STewart as Amy

Theatre review: Once We Lived Here at Kings Head Theatre

Jaunty songs armed with droll wit and pith might sound like a recipe for success for a new musical set in Australia but, if anything, the residual heavy lesson of Once We Lived Here is the vital importance of that notion known as “story”.

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Bunga Bunga

Review: Bunga Bunga, SW11

I stumbled upon Bunga Bunga for the first time about a year ago and spent a merry Saturday night there dancing until dawn with a few pals.

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A scene from Fatal Attraction @ Theatre Royal, Haymarket
(Taken 12-03-14)
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Theatre review: Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

It’s not often that a writer unhappy with the ending of his film gets to change it 28 years later.

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A scene from I Can't Sing @ London Palladium. Music and Lyrics by Steve Brown. Book and Additional Lyrics by Harry Hill. Directed by Sean Foley. Choreographer, Kate Prince.
(Opening 26-03-14)
©Tristram Kenton 03/14
(3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Theatre review: I Can’t Sing at the London Palladium

It’s telling that Harry Hill’s eccentric take on ITV’s X Factor required the invention of only a handful of new characters.

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Dave Davies

The Kinks’ Dave Davies ready to bring rock home

In his 2002 chronicle Sonic Cool: The Life & Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll, musicologist Joe Harrington writes of the moment Dave Davies decided to not so much step outside the box as take a knife to it.

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Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti aims to defy comparison with latest album

“Every man with a guitar is called the new Bob Dylan,” says Jack Savoretti. “It’s become almost a joke between musicians now, if you haven’t been called it, you’re in the wrong business.”

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Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time

Album review: Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time

A surprising - and welcome - debut that spits out grunge, pop and electro cuts with beguiling confidence.

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Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Album review: Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

The latest salvo from the unlikely heroes of stately and understated English songwriting.

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Black Cat Cabaret  - the show outweighed the food

Restaurant review: Black Cat Cabaret, Euston, WC1

No so long back, London’s appetite for tassels and semi-nudity was apparently insatiable and cabaret clubs sprang up everywhere.

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Ushers The Front of House Musical Carly Thoms (Lucy) & Ceris Hine (Rosie)

Theatre review: Ushers: The Front of House Musical at Charing Cross Theatre

Yianniss Koutsakos,James Oban and James Rottger have written the ideal show for this ex music hall venue.

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The inside is a touch corporate, but the food is exciting

Restaurant review: Sixty One, Marylebone, W1

Searcy’s, the company ­behind Sixtyone, has a pretty impressive roster of restaurants; the top of the Gherkin, the St Pancras Grand, Blenheim Palace and a champagne bar in Selfridges to name but a handful.

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Jean Paul Gaultier, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Picture Gallery: Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican

This April, the Barbican is celebrating the works of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier in a new exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. I talked to the show’s curator Leila Hasham about what visitors can expect.

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You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

Win 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers

You could get your hands on 1 of 3 Love2Shop vouchers.

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