Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

Woodstock: the 50th Anniversary

August marks the 50th anniversary of The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Max Feldman explores how a bunch of hippie capitalists managed to seize the zeitgeist and define a generation. Woodstock (or The Woodstock Music and Art Fair to give it its proper name) occupies a venerable place in the...

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Deadwood: Seasons 1-3, a retrospective

Deadwood: Seasons 1-3, a retrospective

We’ve been living in the so-called ‘Golden Age of Television’ for so long now that it’s become almost tiring. The endless variety of prestige quality series has become numbing rather than exciting; there’s only so much time and attention the average viewer has to bestow and so you have to...

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Doorstep Library – National Volunteers’ Week

Doorstep Library – National Volunteers’ Week

 It’s National Volunteers’ Week and here at Doorstep Library we want to celebrate all that our amazing volunteers do for the local London communities we work in.  Doorstep Library is a literacy charity that believes in the power of words to take children places, not just in their imagination, but...

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Nasser Azam: Saiful Malook

Nasser Azam: Saiful Malook

Nasser Azam: Saiful Malook Saatchi Gallery She stands adorned in flowing garments, upon a painting, as if rising from a lake, radiant in a splendour of colour and grace. Who is the artist of the painting on which she stands, in this photograph by Souvid Datta? Where is the location...

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An interview with Cinderella director Julian Crouch

An interview with Cinderella director Julian Crouch

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Julian Crouch is a director, designer, writer, maker, teacher, illustrator and musician, whose career has spanned theatre, opera, ballet, film and television. Initially a mask and puppet maker, he co-founded the Improbable Theatre Company in the mid-1990s, with which he gained far-reaching recognition. With Improbable, Julian co-created,...

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The War of the Worlds Immersive Experience

The War of the Worlds Immersive Experience

H.G. Wells was one of the foremost writers of science fiction in history, stories like The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and perhaps his most famous novel The War of The Worlds would go on to codify many of the foundational tropes of the genre. In his stories he predicted...

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Stefan’s Zweig’s Chess

Stefan’s Zweig’s Chess

Stefan Zweig was born and flourished within the environs of a bourgeois, patrician Europe that was irrevocably destroyed by the carnage of the World Wars. Born in Vienna to a wealthy Jewish family in 1881, he lived what seemed to be a charmed life. As a callow 19 year old...

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English National Ballet bring new in-the-round version of Cinderella to the Royal Albert Hall 06-16 June 2019.

English National Ballet bring new in-the-round version of Cinderella to the Royal Albert Hall 06-16 June 2019.

English National Ballet will perform a new in-the-round version of multi award winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon’s, Cinderella, at the Royal Albert Hall from 06-16 June 2019. Co-produced by English National Ballet and the Royal Albert Hall, Wheeldon’s inventive production features over 90 dancers and combines magnificent sets and costumes, theatrical...

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Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library

Writing: Making Your Mark at the British Library

The more integral something is to our daily existence, the easier it is to take it for granted. After all no one’s hobby list includes ‘respiration’, and so among mankind’s achievements the written word is often treated like something of a red-headed step-child.This is not a grumpy accusation that no-one...

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The Glass Piano at the Coronet Theatre

The Glass Piano at the Coronet Theatre

It’s perhaps telling that not even rampant monarchists believe in the concept of the inherent superiority of royalty anymore. Whether they believe that they serve as a counterbalance to government, or just because you like the parades, no-one is going around sincerely believing that what rattles around in the royal...

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