The middle of a new corporate development just steps away from the traffic-clogged Old Street Roundabout is as far removed from Tuscany’s olive groves and undulating landscape as you can get – but the dishes served up at this branch of Enoteca da Luca immediately whisk you away to those sun-drenched valleys.
In 1971, John Lennon penned a letter to English folk star Steve Tilston, telling him that “being rich doesn’t change your experience in the way you think” after the young singer gave an interview voicing fears that fame might negatively affect his songwriting.
The subject matter may be terrorism and the ceaseless conflict between Israel and Palestine, but there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments in playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak’s four thought-provoking vignettes.
A new play about Greek political turmoil should feel thoroughly topical, but Alexi Kaye Campbell both illuminates and regrettably sidesteps the current European crisis by setting his in the mid 20th century.
Birmingham a capella group The Sons of Pitches stormed to victory on BBC talent content, The Naked Choir, last autumn under the mentorship of TV chorismaster Gareth Malone. Imogen Blake spoke to the six-man band’s Joe Belham before their sold-out show at Islington’s Union Chapel on June 11 as part of a UK-wide tour.
Glen Matlock was not a Pistol for long, but even after 40 years, the label has stuck. He talks to Imogen Blake about performing solo at the Camden Rocks festival, his relationship with John Lydon, and the possibility of a historic reunion...