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Heston will be playing at the Jazz cafe on April 27 (pic credit: Dome Records)

Album review: Heston - Love Junkie

Win tickets to see Heston at the Jazz Cafe on Sunday

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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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Platterform

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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You could win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014.

Win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show

As far as venues in the South East go, it’s up there with the most spectacular and it won’t be long before the gates of Windsor Castle are thrown open.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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