Highlights

Round Up of Art Private Views, Previews and Openings
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

MAKE_SHIFT is a group exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery so titled, according to curator Rosalind Davis, because the artists create by ‘making, shifting and utilizing the provisional or rudimentary materials to construct their work.’ Across the broad area of mediums and techniques there is a focus on the mechanized. Make_Shift, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London […]

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Features

Artists Painting London: How Matisse & the Fauves Brightened Up the Capital
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, People, Places, Unused

You’re not going to have to look too far and hard to find figurative paintings with bold colour, even before the birth of pioneering colourist Matisse. So when the Fauve artists emerged in 1905, led by Matisse himself and creative ally Andre Derain, their paintings would have been pretty OTT by standards of the day […]

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Reviews

M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

M Restaurant Wins ‘Most Stylish London Restaurant’ in Blue Badge Awards & ‘Best London Steak Restaurant’ in Lux Global Awards Oct 2017 Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses […]

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Drama & Theatre

  • The Test (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    If HAL the conscious computer from Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey incarnated in a stage production, it would probably be similar to Mother. Mother (Zara Banks) is the world’s first fully conscious machine, created by A.I specialist Dora (Natasha Killam) under the moral supervision of The Professor (Zara Banks again). The Professor’s Christian […]

  • The Odyssey (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Events & Festivals, Reviews

    THE LONDON BRIDGE CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017 bring open air theatre to the capital by way of Ancient Greece, with the staging of The Odyssey at The Scoop. Production company Gods and Monsters stage Homer’s epic for a month at this sunken ampitheatre along the River Thames, the proximity to the river a perfect setting […]

  • The Not So ‘Silent Opera’
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Fair enough, Silent Opera isn’t 100% silent but the organisers have individualized the opera experience by giving audience members headsets where they can hear the full orchestra pre-recorded. Without them you just hear six instruments accompanying the live singing. The brainchild of artistic director Daisy Evans, it conveniently allows the performers to squeeze into small, […]

  • She Wears Scented Rose (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Written and directed by Yasir Senna and with an excellent central performance by Craig Karpel as businessman Mark, this psychological drama is two-hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment driven by surprising plot developments and five-star natural, believable acting. There’s a casting director out there somewhere giving themselves a pat on the back. Stabbed seven times during a […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

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