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Susanne Beer, a highly-respected musician who taught over 60 young people to play the cello, passed away in December at the age of 52.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

A strong, evocative debut from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Rosalind Blessed has entered 2020 at great pace. As many of us reluctantly judder back in to our daily routines, she’s about to bring not one but two of her plays to the Old Red Lion Theatre, where they’ll run concurrently throughout January.

Busy pavements and dawdling crowds are a nightmare. But if you’re trying to navigate your way through a mass of people on Essex Road this month – at the junction with Cross Street, specifically – there might be a reason for that.

With a sensitive score, fantastic costumes and a splendid cast, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is a triumph of pure, unadulterated magic.

Williams adds to the festive frivolity by delivering a gift that few will be searching out in years to come.

The MakeArt programme is about elevating creative young minds. Based at the Islington Arts Factory, their annual exhibition is now open; displaying paintings, drawings, sculptures and clay works from children aged four to 16.

Engaging and award-winning folk trio unearth more musical nuggets of our oral history.

Edward Norton’s career has had its ups and downs, as he has steered an often fractious course through Hollywood, but you can never say he’s lacked ambition.

After a decade in Dalston, an art gallery known for its limited edition Banksy pedigree has opened a much larger space next to Regent’s Canal.

After success in west London with Raj of Kensington, Salim Sheikh launches a second restaurant specialising in authentic Indian food and gin cocktails.

Carlos Acosta, 46, has retired from classical ballet but the former Royal Ballet star retains his devoted fans who want to glimpse (in Rooster) their hero before he takes over as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

One year after a cardiac arrest left him fighting for his life, Glenn Hoddle is planning a run of events where he’ll speak about his glittering football career in front of a live audience. The last of these shows, on January 21, takes place at Alexandra Palace.

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Fresh pasta and creative flavour combinations from different Italian districts are on offer at Officina 00, which opened on Old Street back in September.

When the titular Vassa, matriarch of the squabbling family in Mike Bartlett’s adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s Vassa Zheleznova, screams ‘Enough!’ during a blazing exchange in Act Three, it is a declaration shared by the audience.

Kelly and Co keep it under 50 for their middle-of-the-road cruise down the Americana highway.

When Robert Chesley’s provocative play, Jerker, premiered at a Los Angeles theatre in 1986, it had a seismic impact almost straight away.

A production that tickles the senses and stokes the fire of curiosity with a well-paced, well-structured story.

On Saturday, October 5, St Luke’s Church in Holloway hosted its Speakeasy comedy and music evening, marking the tenth anniversary of the event.

Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

A yoga centre just off Holloway Road is hosting an evening of jazz music to celebrate the legacy of composers with additional needs this Friday (October 18).

Singer-songwriter John Smith starts an autumnal tour of the UK with a show at Islington Assembly Hall this weekend. Joined by special guests Cara Dillon and Ben Ottewell, this is the first chance for fans to see Smith’s new single – Burden of the Road – played live.

Next week at The Bill Murray, there’s one listing that stands out especially. Amongst the roast battles, the improv nights and the work in progress gigs, Thursday night’s entertainment is all about Hearing Loss: The Musical.

Superb news if you work near Old Street, or if you just like good food and artisanal coffee in general.

A new bar promising a ‘Social Darts Experience’ is set to open in a 150-capacity venue on Upper Street from November 22.

Set in a block of flats with thin walls and prying neighbours, Caroline Corcoran’s new book tells the story of Lexie and Harriet – two women in their thirties leading very different lives in spite of their close proximity.

This standalone take on comic books’ most compelling character is daring, thrilling, unexpected, ghastly and probably the last thing the world needs right now. Well, it’s another bloody origins tale, isn’t it?

A different comedy scene every 27 seconds. That’s what we’re to expect at the Hen & Chickens Theatre next Sunday, as 101 Sketches in 50 Minutes makes its London bow.

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