Hail to the Cheat

Hail to the Cheat

This has been an unhappy week. Alexander (Al to his family) Johnson, stage name ‘Boris’, is now our leader. The vainglorious popinjay has shuffled disingenuously onto centre stage in the role he has long craved, spouting from the “Bluffer’s Guide to the Classics” to impress his unsophisticated supporters, while preparing...

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New research explores Britain’s relationship with commitment in the digital age

New research explores Britain’s relationship with commitment in the digital age

No Strings Attached Is the UK a nation of devotees or free spirits? New research by Currys PC World has unearthed how we really feel about commitment. Based on survey results from respondents across the UK, revelations have been made about different generations’ attitudes towards commitment in relationships, careers, finances and day-to-day life. Commitment...

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Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Royal Albert Hall salutes movie music: Nosferatu and Badly Drawn Boy confirmed

Buster Keaton, Badly Drawn Boy and Nosferatu are the latest names confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall’s fourth Festival of Film. Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, comes to the Hall to discuss his acclaimed soundtrack to 2002’s About a Boy, while a trio of silent film classics will be...

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‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

‘The Battle of Salamanca’ at Apsley House

Standing in stark contrast against the perpetual gridlock of Hyde Park Corner stands a somewhat hidden gem. Despite seeing Aspley House frequently, the history and the interior had remained an anomaly for me, and it would appear that this is the case for many Londoners. It would also appear that...

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