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It's a well-lit, shabby-chic, suit populated affair

Restaurant review: St Bart’s Brewery, Farringdon, EC1

Heading to a Farringdon ­establishment on a weekday night you are pretty much guaranteed two things: suits and steaks.

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Rehearsal photographs showing

Theatre master Nick Kent bringing magic to Arcola’s latest black comedy

He may have stood down from a theatre position he held for 28 years but that’s not going to stop a master like Nick Kent.

Next on the former Tricycle Theatre artistic director’s political agenda is black comedy The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes by Rashid Razaq, running at the Arcola Theatre until 16 August.

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin through devising with the company. Performed by

Hayley Carmichael

Sean OíCallaghan

Victoria Moseley

Janet Etuk

Luke Clarke

Creative Team

Alexander Zeldin ñ Director

Natasha Jenkins ñ Designer

Tamara Moore ñ Producer

Josh Grigg ñ Sound Designer

Marc Williams ñ LX Designer

Grace Gummer ñ Assistant Director

Fringe jobs take centre stage at East End production

A thought provoking and challenging production, Beyond Caring is this week in the last few days of its run at The Yard Theatre, with a final performance on Saturday.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

 Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin. Photo credit: Mark Douet

Theatre review: Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick

Can corporations afford to care? If profit is king, perhaps it is best to allow employers to dole out zero-hour contracts, where employees are only given work when they are needed.

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Lucia McAnespie and Yolanda Kettle  Joanna Kirkland and Yolanda Kettle

Theatre review: Shutters at the Park Theatre

In Park 90, the most intimate of the three performance spaces in this exciting new theatre, Making Productions stages three short plays by American playwrights.

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starring Martin Freeman and Gina McKee

Theatre review: Martin Freeman provides menace in Richard III at Trafalgar Studios

After a maverick but successful opening season, the first production in Trafalgar Transformed’s second run is the eagerly anticipated Richard III – anticipated, at least in part, because the lead role is taken by former The Office sales rep, Sherlock sidekick and serial dragon-botherer Martin Freeman.

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THE CRUCIBLE by Miller,          , Writer – Arthur Miller, Director – Yael Farber, Designer – Soutra Gilmour, The Old Vic Theatre, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Theatre review: More subtlety needed in Yael Farber’s version of The Crucible

Arthur Miller’s intensely moral plays with their undertow of Greek tragedy make for powerful but not always subtle theatre.

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Katy B performs on stage at the Lovebox music festival held in Victoria Park, Hackney, London.

Lovebox acts live up to billing on hottest day of the year

The sweltering temperatures on the hottest day of the year didn’t stop the crowds at this year’s Lovebox from making the most of an unmissable line-up.

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Mila Falls

Great British Carnival singer Mila Falls on her early shyness and supporting Ringo Starr

Despite her flair for flamboyant outfits, singer Mila Falls’ start in the music industry was far from explosive.

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Hackney Volpone. Photo credit: Stefan Lacandler

Amateurs and professionals unite for Hackney-themed retelling of Volpone

All across London, directors are increasingly looking towards fringe theatre as a means to reconnect with a wider audience and bring the art of storytelling back to the masses. In Hackney and Islington particularly, there have been many companies over the last few years eager to engage with local wards, but a new production in De Beauvoir Town is taking this further than most.

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Dj Monki

Preview: Lovebox, Victoria Park, July 18 and 19

This weekend will once again see Victoria Park turn into a fully-blown festival for 48 hours as Lovebox comes back to town for the tenth time.

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The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Review: The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Located in leafy St Paul’s Road just up from Highbury and Islington station, the Alwyne Castle is a popular gastro pub boasting an impressive selection of ales and one the smartest beer gardens north of the river.

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Honeyblood - Honeyblood

Album review: Honeyblood - Honeyblood

Kicking tunes that balance raw garage-rock elements and heaps of emotion from this female duo.

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Sebastien Tellier - L'Aventura

Album review: Sebastien Tellier - L’Aventura

The esoteric French wunderkind takes a new, tropical tack on his electro-adventure.

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Lewis Watson - The Morning

Album review: Lewis Watson - The Morning

Singer-songwriter with broad appeal and a bagful of tunes? Step forward, Mr Watson.

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The cast are Laura Kirman (brunette) and Cecily Nash (the blonde in the bed!)

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Theatre review: Frida Kahlo of Penge West at Rosemary Branch Theatre

This delicious double-hander brokers laughs and frustration alike. A product of writer/director Chris Larner, it’s a wry, comedic look at those who wreak immediate havoc upon those around them, testing patience and tolerance to the nth degree, and places the delusional aspirations of the belligerently determined under the microscope.

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Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer

Theatre review: Daytona at Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Actor-turned-playwright Oliver Cotton’s new work poses a problem for reviewers: how much to divulge? It hinges on big revelations, and as much of the meandering two-hour-plus play is interminable preparation for said revelations, it would seem cruel to spoil them, snatching away the ribbon just as you approach the marathon finishing line.

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Tom Campbell

A safe job gives way to sex, drugs and decadence in Tom Campbell’s The Planner

Having grown up in the quiet suburbs of Oxford, 42-year-old Tom Campbell hasn’t always been familiar with the grand metropolitan opportunities that London provides.

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Music See all

Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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It's a well-lit, shabby-chic, suit populated affair

Restaurant review: St Bart’s Brewery, Farringdon, EC1

Heading to a Farringdon ­establishment on a weekday night you are pretty much guaranteed two things: suits and steaks.

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Rehearsal photographs showing

Theatre master Nick Kent bringing magic to Arcola’s latest black comedy

He may have stood down from a theatre position he held for 28 years but that’s not going to stop a master like Nick Kent.

Next on the former Tricycle Theatre artistic director’s political agenda is black comedy The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes by Rashid Razaq, running at the Arcola Theatre until 16 August.

Read full story »

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

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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