Highlights

The Clooneys Call On The British Museum To Return The Parthenon Marbles To Greece
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

The Clooneys, the Parthenon Marbles and a poetical perspective from Keats and Byron THE PARTHENON MARBLES became front-page news back in 2014 when Greece appointed international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, to argue their return from Britain to their homeland of Greece. The argument was raised again in 2018 […]

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Features

TAOI: An art group born of the pandemic, embracing the new normal and occupying A Space In Between
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

For obvious reasons, the most significant art movements emerged during periods of social, economic and cultural upheaval. A collective front is often needed to bolster against these wider, unfathomable changes which often leave individuals, creative or otherwise, feeling quite insignificant and helpless. The confluence of Brexit and Covid 19 was the demarcative point for the […]

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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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    The Return of Drag Queens: DragWorld London 2018
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    DragWorld, Europe’s largest Drag Convention returns to the UK after last year’s successful debut in London, where 11,000 tickets were sold and fans from as far as Australia, United Arab Emirates, USA and Japan all flocked in for the popular Drag experience. Set in London’s Olympia Convention Hall, DragWorld gets ready to welcome over 15,000 avid hardcore fans and […]

  • Artists Painting London: How Matisse & the Fauves Brightened Up the Capital
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    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 to be noted for their vivid, jarring hues. Especially when you consider that around the same period the Expressionist work of Kandinsky and Kirchner were not exactly […]

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    Hot Picks This Week
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    The festive season is well under way and What’s Hot London? gives you the pick of the week’s events.  Theatre: Living With the Lights On at the Young Vic. A very unconventional one-man show with leading classical actor Mark Lockyer recounting mental health issues running over into on-stage meltdowns. 7-23th Dec. £20 Exhibitions: ‘Who What When […]

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    Hot Picks This Week
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    Don’t you feel sorry for November? We tend to overlook it and treat it as a sort of month long run-in to Christmas. Not here at Hot Picks. Check out what’s hot in November this week. Festivals: London Stories Made By Migrants. Actual migrants telling true stories about their struggle to leave their home countries. […]

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    Hot Picks This Week
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    The once in a lifetime supermoon today is hopefully a sign of a super week for you! If you’re not one to believe in such things then why not check out the surefire signs of our hot picks of London events below. Theatre: Red Candle – Mermaids of the East. This Japanese play not only […]

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    Tourbillon at Sci-Fi London 2016
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    SCI-FI LONDON 2016 featured an entertaining and challenging selection of shorts and independent features at Stratford Picturehouse with Tourbillon receiving its world premiere. Directed by Gene Ivery, his debut movie explores the possibility of immortality through the life of Daniela who has been genetically modified by her scientist father so that she can live forever. […]