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Review: Goodbye Barcelona at the Arcola theatre, Hackney

Review: Goodbye Barcelona at the Arcola theatre, Hackney

Performed incorrectly, the story of Goodbye Barcelona could be a somewhat predictable one: boy goes to war, boy meets girl, boy is mentored by world-weary superior. However, director Karen Rabinowitz keeps things fresh by using the less well-trodden subject matter of the Spanish Civil War, of which this year marks…

Review: Pop-Up Circus offers arts and audio at Platform cafe

Review: Pop-Up Circus offers arts and audio at Platform cafe

Sound and visuals combine in this rapturous art exhibit, says Tillie Cox.…

Review: How the World Began

Review: How the World Began

There is more to this play than a tired religious debate, writes Sophie Zeldin-O’Neill.…

Exiled artists come to terms with torture

Exiled artists come to terms with torture

An exhibition of art created by refugees who have survived torture has gone on display at Brick Lane.…

Outsider Art comes to Lewisham’s Stephen Lawrence Centre

Outsider Art comes to Lewisham’s Stephen Lawrence Centre

The Stephen Lawrence Centre in Lewisham is hosting an exhibition of work by artists with learning and physical disabilities.…

Review: EastEnd Cabaret – The Revolution Will Be Sexual

Review: EastEnd Cabaret – The Revolution Will Be Sexual

EastEnd Cabaret comes with high expectations. Their show, The Revolution Will Be Sexual, has been showered with critical praise and this week they grace the cover of Time Out.…

Review: Kuljit Bhamra and Jonathan Mayer

Review: Kuljit Bhamra and Jonathan Mayer

Kuljit Bhamra is on a mission to “demystify” Indian music. Playing  with Jonathon Mayer at  Wenlock Barn in Sutton house, Hackney, on Sunday he joked that he had been “blamed” for creating the British Bhangra sound…

DotDotDashDot: Emerging artists and filmmakers on show

DotDotDashDot: Emerging artists and filmmakers on show

A collection of new films on the theme of ‘Private/Public’ was on show this Thursday, in an event run by DotDotDashDot to promote the work of emerging artists and filmmakers.…

New X-ing: creating exciting projects in neglected spaces

New X-ing: creating exciting projects in neglected spaces

A local artist aims to bridge the gulf between students and entrepreneurs…

Sickboy: Heaven and Earth in a playfully surreal show

Sickboy: Heaven and Earth in a playfully surreal show

Sickboy’s infatuation with religious symbolism manifests itself in a playfully surreal way at his latest show.…