Highlights

The July 19 reopening: what now for London’s creative, entertainment and hospitality sectors?
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Concerts & Gigs, Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights

The Great Reopening? Freedom Day? The name doesn’t matter, the definitive date when we can finally get our lives back together does. The creative and hospitality sectors have suffered considerable losses during the pandemic and the delayed reopening has increased concern and confusion. Boris Johnson recently announced the June 21 date will be moved to […]

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Features

Pop Art? Uncanny Art? Readymades? – all this and more at the Unity Exhibition, Candid Gallery, Islington
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Shows & Exhibitions

East London artist Eddie Saint-Jean works in moving image and photography and up until now most of his art has had underlying cinematic cultural references. But now in a slight departure from that style he has produced a new body of work which he describes as Un-ReadyMades. Eddie Saint-Jean with his photographic work ‘We’re All […]

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Reviews

London’s Great Reopening 2021: MUSEUMS
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

It’s our special London’s Great Reopening feature! What’s Hot London? is helping to re-energise our capital city by visiting art galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres, music events and restaurants. Over the next few weeks, arts and culture writer Eddie Saint-Jean covers their steps out of Covid shutdown and much-awaited openings, events, exhibitions and screenings. This week […]

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book

  • 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 […]

  • Candyfloss Guitar (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    This novella by Stephen Marriott winds its way through rural Spain with the free-spirited, metaphysical air of a Paulo Coelho publication. There’s a strong sense of destiny and journey; an underlying message about finding yourself and your potential pervades. We know the main protagonist (indeed, all the characters) by his first name alone – Diego. […]