1917

1917

Many directors have tried to take up the technological challenge of deploying the one-take shot, for one of two reasons. Why do dogs lick their balls? Because they can, is the straightforward answer. And the second is to immerse the viewer in the action, and follow the story more closely,...

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Teiji Hayama, FAME at Unit London: 16 January – 15 February.

Teiji Hayama, FAME at Unit London: 16 January – 15 February.

This January, Unit London presents FAME, the first London solo exhibition by the Japanese artist Teiji Hayama. The exhibition introduces a new body of oil paintings that examine what it means to be famous in the age of digital celebrity. In his 1986 novel Answered Prayers, Truman Capote created the...

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Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA to make European debut at London’s  Royal Albert Hall- 15 January 2020

Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA to make European debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall- 15 January 2020

Cirque du Soleil , marking 30th anniversary in UK, returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall on 15 January 2020 with its production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Never before seen in the UK, or anywhere else in Europe, UK fans can be the first to see one of Cirque...

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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire until 14 January 2020

English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire until 14 January 2020

‘Le Corsaire’, meaning ‘The Pirate’, is a ballet about adventure and the first clash of cymbals in the opening ensures the audience attention. With a swashbuckling chorus wave and rhythmical cross swords , to Adolphe Adam’s original score restored by Lars Payne,  no one could have hoped for a more...

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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire

English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire

English National Ballet’s thrilling ballet adventure Le Corsaire returns to the London Coliseum from 8 – 14 January 2020. Travel to a faraway land for the adventures of a dashing pirate, Conrad, and his feisty girlfriend Medora. Will they outfox villainous schemers and find happiness on the high seas? Expect...

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The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall

The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall

The stage is set, the audience is slowly filling up and lights adorn each tier of the Royal Albert Hall. All of a sudden you have a packed theatre, excitement bubbling in the air as everyone waits for the performance to begin. It feels a bit like the night before...

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Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets

Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets

In the 60s and 70s Hair Stylists, enjoyed the same ‘Rock Star’ status as the celebrities they looked after. Famous stylists such as Daniel Galvin, John Freida, Nicky Clarke, Michael Rasser and Charlie Chan were sought-after by celebrities and royalty. Rock stars, Hollywood models and moguls, mingled with their stylists,...

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Troy: Myth and Reality

Troy: Myth and Reality

Such are the number of captions alongside each work on display, walking through the exhibition can be likened to taking a stroll through a giant book, but how else to impart so much convoluted information to the visitor? For the past three millennia, stories from the Trojan War, first written...

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Truth V. Lies

Truth V. Lies

“Manifestos are lies” so said Nigel Farage when announcing his public contract. It was the first time his words rang true for Squinch. Both the major political parties are promising the undeliverable. More lies like the 2016 Brexit bus promising £350M a week for the NHS. Billions of spending from the...

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Sadler’s Wells Sampled festival promises programme of world-class dance

Sadler’s Wells Sampled festival promises programme of world-class dance

World-renowned theatre and dance venue Sadler’s Wells offers a joyous New Year welcome to dance lovers and novices alike with its annual festival Sadler’s Wells Sampled on Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February 2020. A regular fixture run by the creative organisation since 2007, the dance taster festival gives audiences a...

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