Dan Bennett didn’t expect much when he entered this year’s Bridport Prize for creative writing. In fact, he only did so as an “I-Told-You-So gesture” to the friend who pressured him in to it, so confident he was that he’d hear nothing back. His submission, Ligature, was subsequently one of three highly commended entries in the flash fiction category.
Yann Florio has always been a cooking prodigy. He began his training at the age of 14, was working in Luxembourg’s Michelin-starred La Pomme Canelle by 18 and was appointed head pastry chef at Corrigans, in Mayfair, when he was just 23. This journey started with some harsh words from his school teacher.
After two years performing in Hamilton, Tarinn Callender’s current role is the lead in Hackney Empire’s Dick Whittington panto. Here, the 24-year-old speaks of appearing opposite one of his idols and the inclusivity of his new place of work.
In any country, any city, any century, people can, and do, end up starving on the streets. Hunger is based on a semi-autobiographical novel written over 100 years ago by a Norwegian called Knut Hamsun.
Nish Kumar hosted the first of three free gigs at Dalston’s EartH last week, as Dave TV and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) join forces to champion the latter’s work. The next two shows, which are also at EartH, are on December 18 and 19.
Tired of fitness brands that shame their customers in to exercising with ‘before and after’ images, the founders of Strong + Bendy are celebrating the beauty of their members with six giant portraits around their fresh new studio, now open in Hackney Wick.
One year after a cardiac arrest left him fighting for his life, Glenn Hoddle is planning a run of events where he’ll speak about his glittering football career in front of a live audience. The last of these shows, on January 21, takes place at Alexandra Palace.
Draughts has given Londoners a cool spot to play board games since 2014. Originally based in Haggerston, the venue specialising in family favourites and retro classic games has switched to Dalston, where they’ve been settling in to a fancy new 3,000 square foot abode.
You’ve (almost definitely) never seen The Little Mermaid quite like this before. As the 30th anniversary of Disney’s iconic film about Ariel and Ursula nears, the Rio Cinema is screening a drag-sing-a-long version of the movie as part of the Fringe Queer Film & Arts Fest.
Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.