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Fri, 11:13

West End dancers join Kitty Coburn to make a poignant video of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World on Hampstead Heath in aid of the charity which supports north London NHS workers

Vibrant seasonal dishes from chef Saiphin Moore’s recipe book can satisfy north Londoners’ craving for top quality eat in or take out

A history project to research the names on a Finsbury Park church war memorial has led to the grave of a Great War soldier in Highgate Cemetery.

In between comments on racism and tolerance that see America as a work in progress, is the tightly choreographed vivid exuberant performance of Byrne’s songs old and new

Documentary about the devotion of Newcastle United’s ‘toon army’ is engaging but reveals little different to any other football fans up and down the country

We round up the dedicated local venues putting on live theatre, concerts, puppet shows and cabaret around Hampstead Highgate and Islington over the festive period

A moving Norse myth soundtrack captured live, released after nearly two decades in the archives

Food blogger and columnist Ms Marmite Lover rounds up the best books for cooks this Christmas

Plants representing the four seasons have been painted on a cabin by artist Alba Bernal at the community gardens in Elthorpe Park

Lucy-Jack Reynolds, who died aged 20 in March, would be “proud and thrilled” at Muswell Press’ writing competition and anthology Queer Life, Queer Love says mum Sarah

Chefs at the Kings Cross independent restaurant are boxing up roasts, Turkey and trimmings and Saturday night feasts to be served from fridge to plate in an hour

Henry Blake’s feature debut about a teenager groomed to sell drugs in a depressed seaside town is unrelentingly bleak but has depth, insight and visual impact

Enchanting re-imagining combines digital effects with dancers performing roles voiced by actors so you see Dickens’ fierce tale of social injustice afresh

Three London Jewish artists exhibit at Chabad Islington’s gallery and community space in Upper Street on the site of the borough’s first synagogue since 1967

A Highbury bookshop has joined others around the country for the UK launch of an online store “with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores”.

Music

Fri, 11:13

West End dancers join Kitty Coburn to make a poignant video of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World on Hampstead Heath in aid of the charity which supports north London NHS workers

Thu, 11:11

A history project to research the names on a Finsbury Park church war memorial has led to the grave of a Great War soldier in Highgate Cemetery.

Mon, 10:40

A moving Norse myth soundtrack captured live, released after nearly two decades in the archives

Monday, November 23, 2020

Former Mossbourne Academy pupil Deschanel Gordon has gone from playing keyboard in a Hackney church to impressing the judges at a near empty Cadogan Hall

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Highgate Brit winner Mark Nevin talks about writing songs for key workers, curated by Squeeze songwriter Chris Difford and inspired by Hannah Grace Deller’s photos

Monday, November 16, 2020

Up-and-coming Islington R&B singer releases new single that chimes with the times

Monday, November 16, 2020

Chilly triumphs in bid to unite and refresh disparate elements of the Christmas canon. Rejoice!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Culture Recovery fund has thrown a lifeline to the Academy Music Group which runs the Forum, and the Lawn Road gallery which plans a display on ex resident Agatha Christie

Monday, November 9, 2020

Unexpected second record grinds gloomy indie-pop from the bowels of lockdown.

Theatre

Mon, 16:48

We round up the dedicated local venues putting on live theatre, concerts, puppet shows and cabaret around Hampstead Highgate and Islington over the festive period

Monday, November 16, 2020

Islington-based children’s theatre company Tall Stories helped to raise funds for a dozen UK theatres with their first virtual tour of The Snail and The Whale

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou aim to reclaim the term family and demystify Queer relationships as they share their quest to become parents in Unfamiliar at Home

Monday, November 2, 2020

Three new plays are due to be staged at the Islington venue starting with Nine Lessons and Carols - Stories for a Long Winter - if the lockdown lifts

Friday, October 23, 2020

The 90-seat Arcola Outside will bring Covid-safe community performances to Dalston during the pandemic

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tufnell Park couple Emily Bruni and Matt Wilkinson stage a monologue about a disgruntled actress and a murdered director at Never For Ever in Highgate Road

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Theatres, museums and arts organisations across the boroughs are breathing a sigh of relief after successfully applying for the Cultural Recovery Fund to help during the pandemic

Friday, October 9, 2020

The seven week reopening season features turns by Silent Faces, Charles Court Opera and Christmas cabaret from the Cocoa Butter Club in a redesigned auditorium

Thursday, October 8, 2020

War Horse puppeteers Handspring have created nine-year-old Amal, whose 8,000 km walk from the Syrian border to the UK is an “ambitious project of art and hope”

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