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Most of us regard Kings Place as the home of two concert halls. What's not often realised is that it's also a temple of words, and that the London Podcast Festival - which it annually hosts - is the beating heart of this new spoken-word art form.

Holloway Road is a special place for Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo. It was here, at number 157 precisely, that they opened their first Zia Lucia pizzeria in 2016, and three years later they are about to unveil Berto: a fresh pasta restaurant next door.

Matthew Bourne is the master par excellence in the re-interpretation of classics... and who could guess how he would present Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

A few years ago there was a revival of interest in Frank Hurley's remarkable black and white images of the Boy's Own sounding Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

Vivian Moyo's objectives are noble, but they are also incredibly challenging. In her role as founder of the You Are Beautiful Project, the 34-year-old wants to "change the perception of beauty in the media," thus going some way to "teaching young girls to love themselves from within."

"When I was little," Janacek Wood recalls, "my Dad decided it would be fun to take me and my brother sledging down a mountainside in an inflatable kids' paddling pool. It took off like a hovercraft, he couldn't stop, hit a tree, and we were catapulted out onto the track below."

Handsome Family labelmate and former ballerina fronts a set of disarming, powerful reflections on love and life.

Pinkville finds Melancon facing his demons and hitting his stride with a series of vivid set pieces.

"Nothing will be wasted, all will be re-used, all food will be given away and all paintings will be on old boxes that have no value."

Styled as an early 20th century Parisian boudoir, The Duck Nest will serve cocktails, wines and beers upstairs from the fledgling Monsieur Le Duck restaurant in Clerkenwell. Co-owner Richard Humphreys brings us up to speed.

We can't help you to sleep in these outrageous temperatures (26 degrees! At midnight!) but we can nudge you in the direction of a free piña colada, which is surely just as good.

When National Geographic Traveller say their food festival will offer "a chance to take your taste buds on a world tour," they really mean it.

Ricky Wilson and his wholesome collective of jolly moshpit makers are back for a seventh LP

Terra Rossa, which translates to 'red soil', focuses on the beautiful flavours from a lesser-known corner of southern Italy.

You'll remember Kojo Anim's audition on Britain's Got Talent earlier this year: the standing ovation seemed to go on for about as long as his comedy routine itself.

Islington author Suzanne Seddon's first book, A Fool's Circle, combines themes of domestic violence with a thriller narrative.

This weekend, four young female comedians will combine their talents at the Playmill Festival of New Writing. Girls With Jokes will take in everything from motherhood to mental health, mortgages to millenial prospects at King's Head Theatre on July 13 and 14.

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter pens sophomore record of intelligent, fresh and vibrant alt-pop.

Over 100 emerging artists from 23 different countries are in town for The Other Art Fair, which runs in King's Cross between Thursday and Sunday.

Playwright David Hendon's latest work is about Oliver Sipple: a Vietnam veteran who found his personal life picked apart in the national press after an instinctive heroic act.

The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

A supper club offering "the chance to enjoy a slice of social dining: Spanish style" is stopping off at Culpeper Community Garden this Sunday, and tickets are only £5.

Film review: Toy Story 4

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Woody and Buzz's fourth outing offers much of the same laughs as the previous films, but it's done with heart and dignity.

At first, you don't actually notice. Here is a portrait of a young man: he's 18, maybe 19-years-old. It's a simple yet striking photo, where the subject - dressed in a black t-shirt with cropped, dark hair - stares back at a lens through brown eyes. There is a tinge of sadness to it, nothing more than that, but then you see his left arm.

Staff at Union Chapel have begun trawling through an array of archive material dating back to the building's 19th century origins, also featuring plenty of signed posters, scribbled notes and ticket stubs from concerts which took place in the years since 1992.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason comes to Prior Weston Primary School this Friday (June 14) as he seeks to inspire the next generation of classical musicians.

This weekend's Elixir Extracts Festival is a celebration of lifelong creativity taking place at Sadler's Wells: the theatre on Rosebery Avenue devoted to dance in all its forms.

Next month, Head Held High will run a free comedy programme for young people in Islington.

The sixth Stroud Green Festival is a celebration of women and women composers which gets underway on Friday (June 7) and runs until June 23.

Glaswegian gal goes solo on hook-laden third record, trying out new sounds along the way.

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