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Fika

Restaurant review: Fika, Brick Lane

Swedish food isn’t something that normally springs to mind with a mention of Brick Lane.

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Simply Fish

Restaurant review: Simply Fish, Shoreditch

Sometimes you just want things cooked a certain way but nothing on the menu in the restaurant you’re sitting in cuts it.

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Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

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Lima's  interior is a sleek blue bistro

Restuaurant review: Lima Floral, Covent Garden, WC2

Peruvian food has graduated from an on-trend, culinary flash in the pan a couple of summers ago to now being a mainstay of the capital’s food scene.

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Isley Lynn, who wrote Sleight Of Hand - one of four plays in Baretruth's Little Stitches production.

Baretruth Theatre Company: FGM can be eradicated through theatre performances in Hackney, Battersea and Notting Hill

“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Rhythm Junction

Swing’s the thing as vintage dance festival comes to Hackney’s Round Chapel

Over the last few years swing has been enjoying an unlikely revival. With artists like Parov Stelar bringing its music up to date through electronic fusion and TV shows like Boardwalk Empire giving prohibition-era fashion a fresh lease of life, it is even drawing in the young crowds of London with its decadent, frantic allure.

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The interior is like an impeccably tasteful great aunt's parlour Pic: Thomas Bowles

Restaurant review: Clutch, Shoreditch, E2

Everyone loves fried chicken, don’t they? Well I certainly do, but generally only get to eat it during furtive, angst-ridden, post-pub trips to places with names derivative of a certain colonel’s vast empire.

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The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes @ Arcola Theatre

Theatre review: The Nightmare of Carlos Feuntes at Arcola Theatre

An intensely moving, thought-provoking and gloriously funny tale of one ­immigrant’s desperate struggle to find his own identity, The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes takes its audience on a turbulent emotional rollercoaster, ending with crushing devastation as his story unfolds.

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Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles at Leicester Square Theatre

Theatre review: Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles at the Leicester Square Theatre

At the very start of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles, we are told this is not just another jukebox musical that sees “a lot of Beatles songs chewed up and spat out” to the audience’s delight.

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Raw Duck. Photo Prue Carter-Robinson.

Restaurant review: Raw Duck, London Fields, E8

Last year, the manager of Raw Duck went down to the cellar for a bottle of wine, and discovered a large hole in the wall.

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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Holes at Arcola Tent

Theatre review: Holes at the Arcola Tent

A wickedly funny portrayal of the human response to disaster, ‘Holes’ evokes guilt-inducing laughs from the audience.

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Helen McCrory as Medea

Theatre Review: Medea at the National Theatre

It’s an ‘unthinkable’ crime, yet all too fathomable in Carrie Cracknell’s electrifying production.

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Shakespeare in Love at Noel Coward Theatre

Theatre Review: Shakespeare In Love at the Noel Coward Theatre

Many will already have seen the Oscar-winning film version of Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, starring Joseph Fiennes.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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The fantastic seared seasame tuna

Restaurant review: K10, Finsbury, EC2

Glutton that I am, when it comes to running the gauntlet of Friday night takeaway options I often overlook Sushi due to the lack of a “feeling stuffed” factor.

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Mike Worbec - Colour Crush

East London festival lets people get up close to artists

A festival celebrating all forms of art is returning to east London this Friday.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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curious incident of the dog in the night time

Theatre Review: Curious Incident Of A Dog In The Night Time

It’s fantastic that the National Theatre’s exemplary production didn’t disappear when the ceiling of the Apollo Theatre came down during a performance last December.

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Rhythm Junction

Swing’s the thing as vintage dance festival comes to Hackney’s Round Chapel

Over the last few years swing has been enjoying an unlikely revival. With artists like Parov Stelar bringing its music up to date through electronic fusion and TV shows like Boardwalk Empire giving prohibition-era fashion a fresh lease of life, it is even drawing in the young crowds of London with its decadent, frantic allure.

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Fika

Restaurant review: Fika, Brick Lane

Swedish food isn’t something that normally springs to mind with a mention of Brick Lane.

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Isley Lynn, who wrote Sleight Of Hand - one of four plays in Baretruth's Little Stitches production.

Baretruth Theatre Company: FGM can be eradicated through theatre performances in Hackney, Battersea and Notting Hill

“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).

Read full story »

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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