Highlights

London film and Covid 19
London’s return as a post-pandemic film centre – Is this a Mission Impossible?
Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

We examine Covid 19’s impact on London film and how taken-for-granted practices have changed in the face of the pandemic. What is the future for the capital’s actors, filmmakers, distributors, cinemas and festivals? Covid 19 and London film clashed Hollywood-style back in December 2020 when movie star Tom Cruise chastised his crew for breaking Covid […]

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Features

A Nordic Summer: Artist Denise Ballard-Wyllie’s Landscapes On Show In Finland
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

The Summer 2021 Möhkönvirta Contemporary Art Exhibition, Finland presents 19 artists from 5 different countries – 14 artists have produced work for the Biblio Nordic illustrated book project while London artist Denise Ballard-Wyllie is amongst the six invited visual artists outside the group. The work will be displayed in the Möhkö Ironworks Museum and its […]

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Reviews

Rooftop Dining: Coq d’Argent (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

The blazing British summer and Covid cautions make rooftop dining in the open air much more desirable. The Coq d’Argent in Bank is a French restaurant that is a class above the rest in that department. The summer weather will, no doubt, encourage British diners to try outdoor dining and help support the UK hospitality […]

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black theatre

  • Bright Young Tings (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    This photographic exhibition at the National Theatre, South Bank covers the 1979-1982 period when the UK’s black theatre was seeking a distinct voice from the African-American productions that dominated in the decades preceding. The archive of 35mm black and white rehearsal photos are the work of Michael Mayhew whose account of the period and his […]

  • The History of Black Theatre in London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    The recent launch of the National Theatre’s Bright Young Tings photography exhibition of black theatre in London 1979-1982 will, no doubt, encourage discussion about the roots of black theatre and the ground-breaking actors that emerged. Today, What’s Hot London? looks back on the emergence of African and Caribbean theatre in the capital from as early […]