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Review: ‘What’s in a Name’ at Museum of London

May 2, 20160

Hot on the heels of recent celebratory events timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Tom Buxton visits the Museum of London’s new Shakespeare-themed exhibit to
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The Outsiders’ View of Britain: Photographs of a Nation

April 29, 20160

Martin Parr, one of the most renowned documentary photographers of modern life, is not everyone’s cup of tea. When Henri Cartier-Bresson – the grandfather of street photography – attended an
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The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

April 27, 20161

“It all started with immigrants coming over on foot, for they couldn’t afford to use any other transport. They walked through Europe and then got a boat in Calais or near
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How David Temple is Bringing Classical Music ‘Bach’ to Life

March 3, 20160

“Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris.” The audience seems to be astonished when the choir starts singing the 12th piece of Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232). They
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Valentines Day for One

February 8, 20160

Who said that Valentine’s Day is worth celebrating only if you have a date? Not being in a relationship shouldn’t be a good reason to miss out on the most romantic
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Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

January 21, 20160

It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old pub with its roaring fire, creaking floorboards, friendly atmosphere
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Battle Rap – From Shoreditch’s Streets to the Ministry of Sound

December 23, 20150

“I’d say perseverance and faith played a big role,” said Freddie ‘Cruger’ Scott-Miller when talking about the success of Don’t Flop, the battle rap league he co-founded with Rowan ‘Eurgh’ Faife.In
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Supper Clubs: The Ultimate Alternative Dining Experience?

December 15, 20150

Vegan empanadas. Yes, vegan. How can you make a traditional Argentinian empanada completely meatless? How can you make the seemingly meat-reliant Brazilian feijoada meatless? Well, for husband-and-wife duo Hernan Pablo
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Bright Lights, Big City: Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair 2015

November 27, 20150

  On a windswept November weekend, the Candid Galleries – one of the largest independent contemporary art spaces in the city – played host to the Islington Contemporary Art and
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Opinion: Why ‘Suffragette’ Proves Period Comedies Need A Revival

November 20, 20150

Back in 2010, a heartwarming British comedy called Made in Dagenham appeared on the cinematic scene. The film, directed by Nigel Cole, focused primarily on the true story of the
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