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Lisa from Dalston’s Weeknight Diner Cook School on a sweet treat you can make without a fancy ice-cream maker

The Canadian’s boldest record yet offers intelligent pop with soul-searching lyrical heft

Wildlife expert and former director of Environment for Islington Council offers tips on how we can connect with nature from a balcony or lone walk

Littlemen’s new incarnation certainly has the musical panache, but too often fails to land the killer punch.

After self-isolating following her return from Japan, Kerstin Rodgers advises on store cupboard essentials and recipes for a long confinement

An album of sophisticated, femme-fronted electronica from Radiohead and Atoms For Peace alumni.

Enjoyable farcical thriller sees multi-tasking Tom York take on plenty of costume changes in an ingeniously convoluted plot

A dynamic staging of Lynn Nottage’s play about the “de-industrial revolution” of an American city is a character-driven drama with social commentary

Can the Cali-punk icons recapture their relevance and sardonic bite in the Trump era?

Hugely promising, confidently accomplished debut from talented songwriter and instrument hoarder.

Tom Stoppard’s possibly final play about a Jewish family living through troubled times in early 20th Century Vienna has a cumulative power that leaves you awed and tearful

A debut record of striking lyrical clarity and musical poise.

A timely play about privacy and AI raises interesting questions but is too short to realise its potential

South London girls find the blues and shake them loose in this stirring, haunting return.

South Africans John Kani and Antony Sher are superb in a two hander that excavates the wounds of Apartheid and the pain of growing old

Collages of Brexit politicians made from porn mags go on display in a pop up show

Landry pulls back from heartbreak to deliver his best record yet.

Politically charged ‘gig theatre’ mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Rebecca Frecknall’s updated minimalist revenge tragedy has buckets of blood and a memorable performance by Lydia Wilson.

A live recording that captures the band’s urgent, witty, utterly compelling punk-rock energy.

Eerie magic and slapstick fun jostle, mostly successfully, in an inventive retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s wintry fairytale

A stand off between Stalin and Russian poet Anna Akhamatova is brought to compelling life in Olivia Olsen’s humane exploration of creativity and courage

A triumph of understated alt-folk arrangements and a warming musical kinship.

Gardening correspondent Ruth Pavey visits the Octogenarian painter in the beautiful garden that inspired so much of her work

Far more than a green polemic, this Frankenstein of a play is a glorious absurdist blend of stand-up, drama, dance/disco radio and mime.

Tom Wright’s take on the post chemsex gay generation is hampered by unnatural dialogue and shallow characterisation

A dark, visceral and funny play about the vulnerability of young men carries hints of Withnail and Beckett

Award-winning actors cannot salvage a mis-firing script about sacrifice and marital infidelity

Robert Icke’s rewrite of Ibsen’s masterpiece proved too much for some in a cumbersome first half but delivered a riveting finish

Powerful story of Female Genital Mutilation puts audiences on a 90 minute rollercoaster of emotion

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