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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Film

  • Polterheist (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    The title should give it away, but don’t worry, this play on words will soon become self explanatory. Prepare for a few surprises because this low budget horror movie has a high budget feel and bridges one or two genres in an inimitable northern style. Filmed in Bradford, Leeds and Manchester, Polterheist draws you into […]

  • Global Surrealist Filmmakers Follow in the Footsteps of the Surrealist Pioneers
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Galleries & Museums, Movies & TV Shows, Shows & Exhibitions

    A century after the word surrealism was first used, a global collective of surrealist filmmakers has reinvented surrealist leader Andre Breton’s fold drawings – but this time using film, of course. And they may well be the first in a century to do it this way, using social media connectivity and digital film technology. In […]

  • Suicide: The Ripple Effect
    Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows

    Actor Robert Walters recently received a Best Male Emerging Talent nomination at the British Urban Film Festival for Remembrance Day, a short film he co-wrote. Hot off of his movie success, What’s Hot London? interviews him about another project in which he has a more personal involvement. He talks in-depthly about feature-length documentary Suicide: The […]

  • Wonder Woman (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    MANY FANS of the cult 1970s Wonder Woman series were praying against a remake that would harm the pristine memory of former Miss World USA Lynda Carter. In reality, the 2017 version would face little competition in the stunt and special effects departments. Dealing with the Carter-effect is another matter. The most effective way to […]

  • Curzon Aldgate
    Curzon Aldgate
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, Places

    Film lovers will be excited to know that a new Curzon cinema will be opening in Aldgate, East London in January 2017. With the Genesis Cinema just down the road in Whitechapel the East End will be spoilt for choice as its reputation as a cultural hub grows. It will form part of a cool […]

  • Tourbillon Sci-Fi London 2016
    Tourbillon at Sci-Fi London 2016
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, Unused

    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. […]