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Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

Set in 1988, Dandelion tells the story of two LGBTQ people and their struggle to adapt to an uncertain new world. It opens at King’s Head Theatre this weekend.

The folks at Brewhouse & Kitchen have every reason to raise a beer in celebration after the company achieved two high-profile successes in the same week.

A new cocktail bar offering great drinks alongside modern Irish hospitality opened last week on the site of the former London Cocktail Club.

An art exhibition featuring work by children aged four to 16 is currently underway at the Islington Arts Factory on Parkhurst Road.

Research from the MS Society has shown that 60 per cent of people who live with multiple sclerosis feel lonely – that’s 12 times the national average.

A housing association based in Islington has curated an art show allowing their creative residents to exhibit work alongside a clutch of professional artists.

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Review: Thai Square, Islington

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Two years after Thai Square in Islington was forced to close due to severe flooding, the restaurant has once again established itself as an elegant, comfortable spot for dinner and drinks on Upper Street.

The former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks comes to Union Chapel in December for two intimate concerts which tell the story of his debut novel: The Gritterman.

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

This Sunday, the Jewish community will come together for the Islington Menorah Lighting; a celebration to mark the opening night of Chanukah.

Union Chapel will host a programme of film screenings, carol singalongs and a Christmas market between December 3 and 9 as they bid to raise funds for their historic Sunday School Hall.

A new vegan restaurant is to open on Islington’s Upper Street from Friday December 14.

While many expert commentators will soon begin announcing their tips and pointers for 2019, we offer only one: to keep an eye out for Kate Maxwell’s debut novel.

After an altercation with a bouncer outside a central London nightclub in March 2012, Julio Osorio was handed a five-year sentence in Wandsworth Prison.

Travel: 48 hours in Dublin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tips on where to stay and what to eat in Dublin courtesy of our travel writer, Sophie Ritchie.

When Alice Frick began telling jokes in comedy clubs across Austria and Germany, organisers paid little attention to her material. Instead, they suggested wearing a dress, high heels and “doing a little twirl after you’ve finished your set.”

As Americans everywhere prepare for a turkey feast with extra helpings of pumpkin pie, we’ve been out finding five of the best places for Thanksgiving this side of the Atlantic.

A new event set-up to showcase independent designers working in fashion, interiors and print is coming to Stokey this weekend.

David Winskill thoroughly enjoys “a special play which deserves full houses” courtesy of Jesse Briton.

A playful comedy which gives ageing a good kick up the arse is on all this week at the Pleasance Theatre.

St Mary’s Church will stage two Music for Peace events across Remembrance Weekend as they mark 100 years since the guns fell silent.

Untold Stories New Writing Festival brings a fresh line-up of work from emerging playwrights to the Pleasance Theatre next weekend.

Islington actor Charlotte Josephine is about to play two traditionally male roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s productions at the Barbican.

Whether you love it or loathe it, the spookiest evening of the year is fast approaching and there’s lots of twisted fun to be had in our neck of the woods.

Review: Lamezia Pizzeria, Holloway

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A popular fixture of Holloway Road for almost ten years, Lamezia’s authentic Italian food and easy atmosphere make this a lovely spot to dine.

After a sold-out debut at Edinburgh Fringe drew a number of glowing reviews, Brexit: The Play crosses the border and heads south for an 18-day run at The Kings Head Theatre from October 30.

The Palace Music and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy puppetmaster offers a stripped-back revue of his work.

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