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The Regent’s Park zoo has launched a public appeal to help feed their 18,000 animals after closing their doors for the first time since World War Two.

The north Londoner is signing up amateur and professional performers for the Great British Home Chorus to help combat social isolation

Shoreditch gallery Jealous hosts work by more than 60 street artists to coincide with the graffiti pioneer’s guest edition of the magazine, which helps the homeless

Old Street venue hosts a look back at the weird and wonderful work of the Camden Town artist who died last April

East Londoner Debris Stevenson brings her semi autobiographical show about dyslexia and self discovery to the Empire

Scotland’s finest whisky producers head south of the border for the festival’s first London tastings at the Clapton venue

Black humour and menace offer shades of Pinter in a serious play which dramatises the plight of one asylum seeker navigating the Home Office’s hostile bureacracy

Aerial theatre company creates an acclaimed inter-generational circus show that explores complex human relationships with performers ranging from age 13-60

Familar tale of a boy hoping to make his fortune in London is given a resonant old school makeover in Windrush era postwar London - with lashings of fun

The Stoke Newington comic nominated for best newcomer talks about honesty, cruelty and judging your friends in her stand-up show at JW3 and Soho Theatre

Crouch End artist exhibits powerful charcoal and pastel drawings at Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch

Nearly £750,000 has been awarded to the two venues by Arts Council England to fund new seating and upgrade performance and foyer spaces

Zawe Ashton is better known as an actress – she’s currently on Broadway in Pinter’s Betrayal. For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad, her eerie second play, was written over a decade ago but is only now finally brought to life in a production by Jo McInnes.

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Jessica Lazar’s one-act piece plunges viewers in to a terrifying and beautiful world of night-time horrors and fairytale fiction.

Based on the fatal shooting af a black teen by a white policeman, Dael Orlandersmith performs her own devastating poetic monologues which spotlight the racism that divides and distorts America

Al Smith’s one-man play about an all-American boy who dreams of taking part in the moon landing was first seen in 2006.

Dexter Fletcherr, Asif Kapadia and Ken Loach were on the Croisette to show off their latest films

Former Hackney GP displays keepsakes from the life of one woman and his photographic project of the same Hackney street crossing over 365 days in his interrogation of longitudinal memory and fleeting history

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere’s Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain’s crumbling social structures

‘Don’t be old, don’t be young, don’t be sick, don’t be black,’ is the brutal warning in Gabriel Gbadamosi’s new play that seems to promise an exploration of police stop and search tactics but is actually a study of fractured lives in a world under permanent surveillance.

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London’s felons

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

Theatre Review: Bullet Tongue

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vulnerable young people are given a voice to tell their own gutwrenching story of the terrifying exploitation of children to sell drugs.

Imaginative and visually exciting story of Charles Darwin’s eventful Beagle voyage its told in a purpose-built venue at this iconic museum

A thoughtful, intelligent dramatisation of Virginia Woolf’s novel is marred by jarring theatrical gimmicks

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

A Georgian lady’s slipper, a Lifeguard’s boot and a sheep’s shoe are among the historic footwear from the London College of Fashion on display at historic Hackney house

Recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell will be coming home when her quartet play the Hackney Proms next month.

“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.



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