Of all the one-word labels for contemporary music festivals out there – Meltdown and Ether at Southbank Centre, Grimeborn at the Arcola Theatre – the Barbican Centre’s Transcender is surely the finest. The tag funkily encapsulates what this annual autumn weekend is about: spiritual, psychedelic music from diverse global cultures.
Hugh Jackman’s not worried the robots in his new movie Real Steel might upstage him and he has a go at doing a robot dance.
This weekend London’s world-famous Ministry Of Sound will host three nights of partying to celebrate 20 years since it first opened its doors. In those two decades it’s become a global clubbing icon, welcoming millions through its doors and playing host to many of planet earth’s DJ Kings and Queens. In light of this extra special anniversary I spoke with some of the club’s heroes, past and present, to find out about their personal highlights…
The UK festival season came to a close last weekend, and offering the final farewell was Rob Da Bank’s Isle of Wight colourful music gathering, Bestival. Quite the statement name for a festival, I’m sure you’ll agree; but there’s no doubt about it, this is a festival you should try at least once.
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.
“I didn’t say forget dubstep,” Skream says when I open the interview by incorrectly wording a past quote of his – “I said I don’t tie anyone with dubstep anymore.”
Inside the small dressing room, there are photographers, promoters, DJs and emcees all attentively fixed on Skream.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks star in I Don’t Know How She Does It, a comedy from director Douglas McGrath (Emma, Infamous) and producer Donna Gigliotti (The Reader, Let Me In).
Grime music has always been a genre naturally dominated by Londoners, it was of course born in the lesser privileged areas of the East end and has since thrived on the rapid fire lifestyle that the capital brings.
Based on Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, the romantic drama stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) in the lead roles under the director of Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre).
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