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BEXLEY BELLE SAM BAILEY ON LIFE AFTER X FACTOR & HER NEW ALBUM

Sam Bailey scooped the big prize in the tenth series of X Factor, and that reality TV victory has kicked off a career that has taken the 39-year-old Bexley-born performer from ITV to the West End and beyond…

Daryl Runswick

Ad Feature CELEBRATING THE GENIUS OF COMPOSER DARYL RUNSWICK

When Sir Andrew Davis spoke of Daryl Runswick’s ‘genius’ he touched upon a recurring theme. Celebrating the genius of composer Daryl Runswick as he celebrates his 70th birthday with a special Gala Concert at Cadogan Hall with The King’s Singers

Drink, Shop & Do has had a vibrant colour filled refurbishment

DRINK, SHOP & DO AND RAY STITCH ON THEIR CRAFTY NEW LOOKS

Drink, Shop & Do and Ray Stitch, two staple craft spots on the Islington scene, have recently revamped and refreshed. We catch up with both to find out why craft is thriving in Islington

Bush Theatre 2017

THE WEST LONDON THEATRES DELIVERING A CONSCIOUS AGENDA

Both Orange Tree Theatre and Bush Theatre are putting conscious performances that tap into modern struggles centre stage. The latter reopened after a £4M refurbishment earlier this year with the Black Lives, Black Words performance, while the former is reviving old plays with very current moral messages

SABINE DURRANT JOINS KATE ADIE AT THE CLAPHAM BOOK FESTIVAL

Balhamite and bestselling thriller writer Sabine Durrant is set to appear at the Clapham Book Festival, headlined by Kate Adie, on Saturday 6 May. The Resident quizzes Sabine on her latest best-selling novel, Lie With Me…

Peckham Rye Music Festival

THE PECKHAM RYE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOUNDER ON SE15’S CREATIVE VIBE

As the Peckham Rye Music Festival returns for a second year, The Resident talks to founder Glenn Middleditch about why Peckham is such fertile ground for music and creativity right now

Interview with Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre

VICKY FEATHERSTONE: POLITICAL TURMOIL IS GOOD FOR THEATRE

It’s been four years since Vicky Featherstone took over programming at The Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea. Here, the Artistic Director of one of London’s most loved theatres, tells us why political turmoil can be good for writers

A NEW LUXURY FESTIVAL IS SET TO TAKEOVER PRINCESS DIANA’S ANCESTRAL HOME

In July 2018, a pioneering new luxury festival will take over the historic Althorp Estate in Northampton. The Resident headed for the launch party in Spencer House, Green Park, for a taste of the cultural and culinary delights in store…

London's best festivals: British Summertime Festival Hyde Park (photo: Tom Hannock)

10 LONDON SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS TO BOOK NOW

You don’t need to travel far for your festival fix – London has a great lineup of summer festivals with great headliners from Seal to Simply Red, delicious food and amazing venues. The Resident picks out seven unmissable summer festivals in London…

Maude Hirst

MAUDE HIRST ON HER ROLE IN THE HISTORY CHANNEL’S VIKINGS

Maude Hirst, daughter of English screenwriter and producer Michael Hirst, on her roles in The Tudors and Vikings, and why she feels protective of London’s arts scene

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