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Dirty Bones Shoreditch is evidently a hit with the young millennial crowd - the place was rammed with parties of the young 20-somethings when we went for Sunday brunch. But as my three children testified, it can also be a big hit for families too.

It was a dilapidated house in Baalbec Road, Highbury Fields that inspired Sally Emerson’s novel Fire Child

Lourdes Faberes plays Tamburlaine while five actors (one man and four women, all of British-Asian descent) tackle multiple roles in a stylish venture with a minimal set

Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage

With no props, a minimal backdrop of neon strips and some sparely used house music interspersing the stories, the focus in Luke Davies’ swift production is Cash’s talent as a master wordsmith

MC-ed by Ed Gamble and supported by Aisling Bea, the monthly Union Chapel comedy showcase returns on April 1

Chinglish at the Park Theatre and Tamburlaine at the Arcola are two current productions giving the stage to some of the capital’s best East Asian acting talent

Artist Dale Grimshaw talks to Zoe Paskett about his exhibition raising awareness for the situation in West Papua

The ‘Grind’ brand is something of an iconic name nowadays, having racked up a bit of a history.

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW tries out Fish and Pips’ hassle-free ready meals whilst skiing with her family, at a luxury chalet in Meribel Village

Garlic, white wine and Pavarotti on the juke box accompany Cucina Rustica’s residency at the Barnsbury venue

French artist works piano and electronica into intriguing sculptures for third LP

Despite sounding like the next Tarzan spin-off, this based-on-a-true-story tale is a striking success, starring Robert Patinson and Charlie Hunnam

Eating Out

Dirty Bones Shoreditch is evidently a hit with the young millennial crowd - the place was rammed with parties of the young 20-somethings when we went for Sunday brunch. But as my three children testified, it can also be a big hit for families too.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The ‘Grind’ brand is something of an iconic name nowadays, having racked up a bit of a history.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Garlic, white wine and Pavarotti on the juke box accompany Cucina Rustica’s residency at the Barnsbury venue

Thursday, March 16, 2017

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW finds an extensive beer list at Mason and Company and Italian American influenced food from Capish?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, the now permanent home of pop up “Beats & Eats” experience Smokey Tails, has launched their own bottomless brunch

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bridget Galton and colleagues ordered in a spread of delights from growing Pan-Asian outfit Tootoomoo

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kerstin Rodgersvisits one of the original Cheddar making families to learn about curd

Music

Yesterday, 17:00

Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

French artist works piano and electronica into intriguing sculptures for third LP

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Co-director of Hackney Showroom, Sam Curtis Lindsay, talks to Zoe Paskett about their second anniversary and a festival celebrating joyful protest

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The California band continue to feather their pigeonhole with rusting ennui, lullaby-soft vocals and pretty, power-pop ditties – and if it ain’t broke...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Merely one album into her career, Jacklin applies poise and grace to her forlorn tunes

Friday, March 10, 2017

A short, searing but seductive set from British folk’s brightest star

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Half-Irish, Catalonia-born singer Nuria Graham talks to GREG WETHERALL about her swift ascent in music and her gripes with using social media

Theatre

Lourdes Faberes plays Tamburlaine while five actors (one man and four women, all of British-Asian descent) tackle multiple roles in a stylish venture with a minimal set

With no props, a minimal backdrop of neon strips and some sparely used house music interspersing the stories, the focus in Luke Davies’ swift production is Cash’s talent as a master wordsmith

Chinglish at the Park Theatre and Tamburlaine at the Arcola are two current productions giving the stage to some of the capital’s best East Asian acting talent

Lee Mack’s Maitre Jacques smacks the audience between the eyes with cute, wry asides that break the fourth wall, but the relentlessness of the quips from all participants is an exhausting experience

Former Eastender Michelle Collins stars as warm-hearted Gina, a nurse in her late forties with an addiction to painkillers who, following her husband’s stroke, now cares for him full-time

As she prepares to play a cocksure teen, BRIDGET GALTON talks to an actor whose career was launched in a tough role at Hampstead Theatre

Edward Albee’s 1962 marital warfare masterpiece has been magnificently revived by James Macdonald, exchanging blousy melodrama for taut, psychologically plausible theatre

Atomic anticipation greeted the return of bad boy of ballet and dance virtuoso Sergei Polunin to the Sadler’s Wells stage last night.

Co-director of Hackney Showroom, Sam Curtis Lindsay, talks to Zoe Paskett about their second anniversary and a festival celebrating joyful protest

Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire are loveable in Stoppard’s indulgent play but David Haig is a stupendous presence

It is bold to produce four hours of Shakespeare, but Hamlet is a story that can’t be rushed. That said, four hours is a long time – the guy next to me couldn’t hack it; he was gone in the first interval

This grief-infused Shakespearean comedy often tends towards the melancholy, but Simon Godwin’s madcap, gender-bending, cheerfully queer version rediscovers the mirth.

While low on plot, the 1927 source, a scandalous poem by Joseph Mclure March, provides the basis of a nuanced look at racial tensions and social aspirations

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