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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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 […]