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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

City Lights © Wing Ka Ho

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR 2017’S MOST OUT OF THIS WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has launched its annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition – it’s ninth annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular astronomical images

Meet President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Ian Cryer at a special event at M1 Fine Arts

MEET IAN CRYER, MASTER OF OIL, AT M1 FINE ART GALLERY

M1 Fine Art in Greenwich, together with The Resident, is hosting a special, one-off event where you can meet Master of Oil Ian Cryer as he paints a live portrait in the gallery…

BADA: La Cité by Claude Venard (1913-1999), courtesy John Adams Fine Art

5 EXHIBITORS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT BADA 2017

BADA – the British Antique Dealers’ Association – returns to Chelsea for its 25th anniversary fair in March, with a host of new exhibitors among the familiar faces. Here are five exhibitors to put on your must-see list…

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