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Friday, May 22, 2020

Podcast chats between artistic director Rupert Goold and the likes of Smith, Tobias Menzies and Indira Varma are keeping the memory of theatre alive during lockdown

Alex Perez-Davies is cooking up the comfort food in his kitchen and delivering locally by bike

This 2013 sci-fi dystopia by the Parasite director has a unique vision and a compelling pace

Thriller about the disappearance of a glamorous woman in rural France plays satisfying narrative tricks and explores the tale from different perspectives

Twenty well-meaning short films of life in Brexit Britain fail to see the big picture

The Islington actor and writer and husband Ian Hallard have “put their money where their mouth is” to back the King’s Head Theatre’s £100,000 emergency fund.

The Kentish Town author’s Platform Seven explores controlling relationships and is nominated for both a crime writing award and a TV adaptation

Ninth album from the Mercury Music Prize-winner is a rollercoaster of ebullience and candour

The Islington-based rocker played a home gig last Thursday as part of his campaign to help independent music venues hit by the pandemic

Lisa Cowling from Hackney’s Week Night Diner cook school offers a quick and tasty lockdown lunch that you can conjure from your store cupboard and freezer

The Urban Tree Festival is taking place online for the first time. Three organisers – a writer of London’s street trees, an Islington tree inspector, and a community gardener – talk about what trees mean to them.

Following a loop from Finsbury Park to Crouch End the local culture project takes in 30 statues, murals and street art with each described in words and song

What sounds like the title of an 80s Sylvester Stallone film a beautifully shot, carefree Hong Kong action comedy that’s like a joy filled Fight Club

Tom Hanks’ latest sees him playing a saint with no edge in a film that grinds towards a predictable end

The Finchley Road community centre is promoting the best of this year’s features and documentaries from Israel as annual Seret UK festival switches to home screenings

Music

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ninth album from the Mercury Music Prize-winner is a rollercoaster of ebullience and candour

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Islington-based rocker played a home gig last Thursday as part of his campaign to help independent music venues hit by the pandemic

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Urban Tree Festival is taking place online for the first time. Three organisers – a writer of London’s street trees, an Islington tree inspector, and a community gardener – talk about what trees mean to them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Hampstead coach, who has worked with Charlotte Church, Will Young and Gareth Malone, says ‘don’t underestimate the power of music’ to make you feel better

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Manchester post-punk quartet’s debut LP is dark and doomy, yet easy on the ear.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Stroud Green festival’s resident ensemble The Telling run free singing workshops via Zoom

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A roller-coaster of idiosyncratic compositions from these Manchester misfits

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Young singers from across North London and beyond joined voices to sing Emeli Sande’s You Are Not Alone

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

NYC legends pull their socks up for this Rick Rubin-produced return

Theatre

Friday, May 22, 2020

Podcast chats between artistic director Rupert Goold and the likes of Smith, Tobias Menzies and Indira Varma are keeping the memory of theatre alive during lockdown

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Islington actor and writer and husband Ian Hallard have “put their money where their mouth is” to back the King’s Head Theatre’s £100,000 emergency fund.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Actors including Simon Callow are backing the Finsbury Park venue’s bid to survive the pandemic and thrive once more as a community hub

Monday, March 30, 2020

The renowned Islington puppet theatre uploads storytime and puppet-making videos online and asks for donations to stay afloat

Friday, March 20, 2020

Islington’s famous pub theatre has closed its doors but is running interactive lunchtime play clubs, performances and Q&As with staff members

Friday, March 20, 2020

JW3 and Hampstead Theatre have dipped into their archive of events and performances to offer entertainment for those stuck at home

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Monday, March 9, 2020

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

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