Highlights

The Art of Isolation exhibition. Covid-19 themed.
The Art Of Isolation: Exhibiting The New Normal
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A new exhibition at the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch, London brings together the work of a selection of artists themed around the coronavirus pandemic. Eddie Saint-Jean, one of the exhibiting artists, visited the gallery before the opening to hand in his work to the curator and experience the new normal for artists, curators and galleries. […]

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Features

4 Tips for Buying Luxury Property in a Buyer’s Market
4 Tips for Buying Luxury Property in a Buyer’s Market
Posted in: Features, Places

Economic downturns usually mean that the housing market will turn in favour of buyers. While housing markets seem to be resilient, this might only be a lure. The Centre for Economics and Business Research, a leading consultancy organisation based in London, expects house prices to fall by around 13.8% next year, and that’s one of […]

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Reviews

Theatre And The New Normal
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Drama & Theatre, Events & Festivals, Food & Dining, Reviews

The UK’s second lockdown threatened to decimate an already rocky theatre sector. It was amongst the worst affected by the restrictions of the pandemic, because of the need for tightly packed audiences in both the Fringe and West End to ensure financial viability. A few days after the ending of second lockdown, arts and culture […]

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Books

  • Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

  • New Brit Novels With an Overseas Flavour
    Posted in: Books, Features

    British authors Rohan Quine and J. S. Jones have novels that whisk you away from the humdrum of the UK to more exotic and glamorous locations. The Beasts of Electra Drive Rohan Quine was raised in South London but lived in the USA for over a decade so his transatlantic background filters into the fictional […]

  • 5 Books You Should Probably Buy After Reading Just the Blurb
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    Author George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize 2017 for Lincoln in the Bardo Latest figures show that the UK publishes more books per capita than any other country. With that much product on offer, you’ll probably find that while browsing in WHSmiths it’s inevitably the short description on the back cover which sells new […]

  • Agents of Dreamland (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Let’s get this clear first. The Signalman is not a signalman he’s actually a special agent hooking up with a mysterious woman, an intelligence operative called Immacolata (love the name) in an Arizona diner. Clarity is an important issue as regards this Lovecraftian novelette by Caitlin R. Kiernan, as you can find yourself getting lost […]

  • Mirror Mirror – Cara Delevingne’s New Novel for Teenagers
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

    Fresh from her successful role as Laureline in recent movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets comes Cara Delevingne’s latest creative venture – her 368-page novel Mirror Mirror, co-written with Rowan Coleman and published by Trapeze. Judging by her performance in Luc Besson’s sci-fi flick, she has undoubted talent but English fiction writing […]

  • Countdown to the Man Booker Prize
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Features

    THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE celebrates outstanding works of fiction written in the English language and published in the UK. The recently published longlist of 13 books emerged from 144 hopefuls who submitted from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. The eventual winner of the £50,000 prize will join the 52 other notable authors who […]

  • The Art of Nigerian Women – Book Signing and Talk
    Posted in: Books, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

    US-BASED PUBLISHER Chukwuemeka Bosah has followed up on the success of his 101 Nigerian Artists with this new 360 page book featuring seventy five artists covering a broad area of aesthetic approaches. He greeted guests and signed copies at the JonaQuestArt Gallery in Greenwich owned by fellow Nigerian, Jennifer Akinsuyi. There’s an epic tome-like feel […]

  • Across Spacetime (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    Despite the ubiquitous genre subject matter, science fiction authors will inevitably find different approaches to time travel. Refreshingly, Angela Guidon’s debut novel about time-travelling research students does exactly what it says on the packet, unlike a similar cult 1995 fiction called Say Nothing of the Dog! which set one intriguing new benchmark for dealing with […]