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Something For The Weekend in London: May 17-19, Arts

Something For The Weekend in London: May 17-19

Fela Kuti, Jewish food and The Great Gatsby are just some of the reasons why the rainy weather ahead ain’t keeping us in this weekend – so throw on the wellies and head out to tuck into this cultural smorgasbord of music, ballet, exhibitions, film – plus a curious late night at the Wellcome Collection that’s nothing to be “sniffed” at.

By | Arts | Friday, 17 May 2013 at 3:00 am

Something for the Weekend in London: November 30 – December 2, Arts

Something for the Weekend in London: November 30 – December 2

Just as the temperature drops, a brand new film festival dedicated to flicks from the colder climes of Europe sweeps into town, while Somerset House are giving ice skaters another reason to visit thanks to the dazzling couture of Valentino. Elsewhere, this weekend is a great chance to check out Alan Yau’s new Thai [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 30 November 2012 at 12:01 pm

Something for the Weekend in London: November 2-4, Arts

Something for the Weekend in London: November 2-4

Fresh off the back of last month’s London film fest comes a foreign film takeover this weekend, with exciting festival programmes from Korea, Russia and Africa expected to entertain and inspire the capital’s self-respecting cinephiles. Elsewhere, there’s a quirky fest dedicated to tea and coffee, a weekender exploring new technology and a new “rock n roll” ramen bar making its much anticipated debut, just in time for winter.

By | Arts | Friday, 2 November 2012 at 4:00 am

Something for the Weekend in London: October 26-28, Arts

Something for the Weekend in London: October 26-28

The last weekend of October came round pretty fast, but we’re not mad – it gives you the chance to try out the new Hawksmoor on Air Street, enjoy amazing animation at a festival at Barbican, celebrate the new Bond flick in style or simply goggle at the kind of street art that’ll take your breath away…

By | Arts | Friday, 26 October 2012 at 4:00 am

‘Keith Lemon: The Film’ or ‘The Imposter’: Which one would you pay to watch?, Arts

‘Keith Lemon: The Film’ or ‘The Imposter’: Which one would you pay to watch?

Anyone who regularly shells out the money to buy or rent DVDs will be aware of the advert that appears before the film warning you that piracy is a crime akin to stealing a car or a handbag. These adverts are not only hilariously over-embellished to the point of parody, but are also clearly hitting the wrong target because they’re directed at the ‘honest’ audience members who have paid money to watch a film at home.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 9:00 am

Jenny Downham: ‘I asked everyone I met what they would do if they had a terminal diagnosis’, Arts

Jenny Downham: ‘I asked everyone I met what they would do if they had a terminal diagnosis’

Jenny Downham, the author of “Before I Die”, about a young girl living with a terminal diagnosis, has just seen her book turned into the new film, “Now is Good” (out this week), starring Dakota Fanning.

By | Arts, Film | Saturday, 6 October 2012 at 6:00 am

Typecast: A sufferer’s story, Arts

Typecast: A sufferer’s story

When the last three parts I auditioned for were all characters called Malcolm I put it down to a bizarre co-incidence. When it became four straight Malcolms, I had to accept, with growing horror, that I had become Typecast. This is not a problem if you’re Daniel Craig and the general public see you as an attractive secret agent/sex object.

By | Arts | Friday, 3 August 2012 at 1:00 am

Vertigo, Royal Mail, Killing Them Softly, iPhone 5, Notebook

Vertigo, Royal Mail, Killing Them Softly, iPhone 5

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 10:48 am

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s secret is adapting through the ages, Arts

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman’s secret is adapting through the ages

Unsurprisingly, critics of various political persuasions are already rushing to pin down Dark Knight Rises as propaganda.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 19 July 2012 at 3:10 pm

As England plays host to the largest Shakespeare festival in history, are the Bard’s works wholly relevant in this modern age?, Arts

As England plays host to the largest Shakespeare festival in history, are the Bard’s works wholly relevant in this modern age?

Sex, lies and betrayal hardly seem unfamiliar to the morning headlines, yet can we really say that in constructing his plays around them, these themes were a pre-emptive suggestion from Shakespeare that our society (and lives) will forever be dominated by such things?

By | Arts, Notebook | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 4:00 am

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