Highlights

The 2020 Vision of London as a Smart City
Posted in: Highlights

The race to make London a fully Smart City by 2020 When the ‘Smart’ word first entered our terminology during the digital age, it commonly described the technological capabilities and connectivity of our watches, wearables, and gadgets. Its meaning has taken on new power as our capital city embraces an era of artificial intelligence and […]

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Features

Rethinking Work: 2018 and Beyond
Posted in: Features

Exploring three-day weeks, work-life balance and the loss of jobs to A.I  Employment researchers claim recruitment tends to peak after the Christmas and New Year. Perhaps that’s because these employers have picked up on the restlessness people feel once the last remains of Christmas pudding and mulled wine have left the system and that boozy […]

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Reviews

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 […]

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Drama & Theatre

  • The Top 3 London Theatres
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    As the final month of the year approaches and you’re spoilt for choice during the festive season, check out our list of the best three London theatres of recent years. Our focus is on smaller Fringe theatres, which are, nonetheless, punching their weight against the best of the West End. No.1 The Etcetera Theatre Founded […]

  • Theatreland
    The Theatre of Quantum Physics
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    JUDGING by the physics-themed theatre productions cropping up in autumn, it’s going to be a pretty cerebral November in both the theatre Fringe and the West End. And even if you don’t know your Newton’s from your Einsteins, it will hopefully prove an entertaining challenge to get your head round quantum physics on the London […]

  • 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, […]