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Friday, September 21, 2018

Puppets and a talented cast tell the stories of Ali Baba and Sinbad in a concept-laden overlong adaptation that never quite captures the magic

Thirty years ago, the Gazette launched its weekend listings section Friday Live – including the latest from Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Now, it’s back! Alex Jackson brings us up to speed.

Artists are throwing open their studio doors to the public in east London this weekend as part of a free ‘open studios’ event for the 50th anniversary of the Space arts organisation.

Indie band The Vaccines are to headline the third annual LDN Block Party, which takes over the Oval Space and its surrounding area for a feel-good celebration of street food, beer and live music on Saturday September 22.

There’s no such thing as a dead cert in theatreland. No matter how bulletproof the material might seem (through reputation or otherwise), there is always the potential for it to flounder on the banks of poor execution, woeful miscasting and meandering direction.

The Gold, an indie/alt/pop band hailing from Essex, reach a big milestone as they head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to celebrate the launch of their first EP – Lover – on Thursday August 30.

The recent heatwave has made it all too easy to feel like Spain is on our doorsteps.

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

You won’t be leaving your pizza crusts behind when it comes to Yard Sale’s latest guest chef collaboration.

The festival, arranged by Hoxton Mini Press, will see a range of celebrated photographers give talks at D&AD between August 17 and 19.

A selection of actors, singers, dancers and musicians have joined up to produce Legacy, which will run at Hackney Empire on Friday, August 10.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

Beautiful Allotment bring sustainable cocktails and BBQ food to a leafy new open-air hangout

Eating Out

Friday, August 24, 2018

The recent heatwave has made it all too easy to feel like Spain is on our doorsteps.

Friday, August 10, 2018

You won’t be leaving your pizza crusts behind when it comes to Yard Sale’s latest guest chef collaboration.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Beautiful Allotment bring sustainable cocktails and BBQ food to a leafy new open-air hangout

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rum lovers – you may want to head down to your nearest Patty and Bun before the end of the month.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A meal out is never simply about food these days, with the trend for all things immersive spreading to the humble three course meal.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Anyone missing out on Yard Sale’s World Cup special is scoring an own goal.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The World Cup kicks off tonight. That means two things: a month of seriously dull football matches which remind you why international football isn’t very good, and restaurateurs flogging World Cup-themed burgers.

Music

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Gold, an indie/alt/pop band hailing from Essex, reach a big milestone as they head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to celebrate the launch of their first EP – Lover – on Thursday August 30.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The festival, arranged by Hoxton Mini Press, will see a range of celebrated photographers give talks at D&AD between August 17 and 19.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reinvigorating classics and telling new stories: Grimeborn festival celebrates opera artists shaking up the genre

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

In what was their biggest headline show in the UK yet, The National once again proved they are the real deal.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Part Godfather, part screaming death metal demon, Samuel T Herring channels so many wildly divergent influences that it can be downright confusing to watch him.

Theatre

Friday, September 21, 2018

Puppets and a talented cast tell the stories of Ali Baba and Sinbad in a concept-laden overlong adaptation that never quite captures the magic

Thirty years ago, the Gazette launched its weekend listings section Friday Live – including the latest from Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Now, it’s back! Alex Jackson brings us up to speed.

There’s no such thing as a dead cert in theatreland. No matter how bulletproof the material might seem (through reputation or otherwise), there is always the potential for it to flounder on the banks of poor execution, woeful miscasting and meandering direction.

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

A selection of actors, singers, dancers and musicians have joined up to produce Legacy, which will run at Hackney Empire on Friday, August 10.

Two special performances of King in Concert will run on June 30 and July 1.

Hollyoaks star Paul Danan and glamour model Lucy Pinder give good performances in this raucous satire of lad culture

Five star review for a classy revival of Mike Bartlett’s play about warring couples who don’t communicate

Compelling one woman show set in the world of competitive swimming tackles body image self-loathing and self-empowerment

Blair-era school saga soars with tight ensemble work

“Perhaps only in Britain could one succeed in writing a thriller about the weather,” observed David Haig who both wrote and stars in this little-known true story about D-Day.

New play Boots follows two women’s effect on each other’s lives. Zoe Paskett talks to playwrights Jessica Butcher from Clapton and Sacha Voit from Camden and actor Illona Linthwaite

Sharon D Clarke’s formidable Caroline inhabits a basement laundry that she compares to hell or being underwater. Trudging between washer and dryer, she wonders how she wound up so tired and downtrodden at 39



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