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Thomas Lumley’s Evidence That Something Happened
Posted in: Features, Galleries & Museums, Promotions, Shows & Exhibitions

For his latest body of work Thomas Lumley applies traditional drawing and portraiture techniques to explore the very essence of trees – exposing one in seemingly microscopic detail by using the cremated remains of another. The resulting charcoal abstractions are profoundly simple and gently poetic and invite the viewer to explore ostensibly familiar surfaces and […]

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Reviews

Moxy London (Bar)
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Reviews

The regeneration of Stratford, East London has seen it become a centre of transport, communications, retail and commerce as well as a creative hub. Hot on the heels of these housing developments, Stratford International Station, the Olympic Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are a cluster of bars and clubs, hotels and restaurants hoping to […]

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Theatre

  • The Murdér Express (Theatre)
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Drama & Theatre, Food & Dining, Reviews

    Murder-Mystery on the Murdér Express steam train departing from a reconstructed train station at the Pedley Street Arches, Tower Hamlets. Is it theatre, is it a pop-up restaurant? Well, few before have ‘popped up’ with the lavish attention to detail and period grandeur of this immersive dining experience presented by award-winning creative collective Funicular. From […]

  • Theatreland
    The Theatre of Quantum Physics
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    JUDGING by the physics-themed theatre productions cropping up in autumn, it’s going to be a pretty cerebral November in both the theatre Fringe and the West End. And even if you don’t know your Newton’s from your Einsteins, it will hopefully prove an entertaining challenge to get your head round quantum physics on the London […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    The original title of this Oscar Wilde play was The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. Don’t worry Oscar ‘we get it! And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ […]

  • Doctor Faustus (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Most are familiar with Christopher Marlowe’s play and the seven deadly sins which haunt Doctor Faustus in this Elizabethan tragedy. Few may be aware that Faustus is described in the traditional Chorus as being from ‘base stock’ yet ambitious enough to become a physician and professor of divinity at Wittenberg University. Even then his undeniable […]

  • The Resurrectionist (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the Gods and spent eternity paying for his spiritual crime. His archetype is ‘resurrected’ in this Frankenstein-influenced play set in a gothic castle overlooking Lake Geneva. We know that the literati writing circle of Romantic poets Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and his wife Mary (who would go […]