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Arts & Music

Chris Pine and Kevin Costner in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

HOLLYWOOD IN SW LONDON

Christopher Nye discovers why South West London appeals to Hollywood film-makers

Blazing Star a biography of John Wilmot by Alexander Larman

SEX, SCANDAL AND JOHN WILMOT

Alexander Larman’s book debut Blazing Star delves into the complex tale of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Here he reveals why he chose to devote three years of his life to exploring the world of the ‘terrible Lord’ Why were you initially drawn to the story of Lord Rochester? I became very interested in Rochester about […]

The best of Gershwin & Porter

TWILIGHT CONCERTS AT CANARY WHARF

Twilight Delights summer concert series returns to Canary Wharf with performances from the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and The BBC Big Band

See Red Tap/Blue Tiger at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

GREENWICH THEATRE HEADS FOR EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

Red Tap/Blue Tiger, an award-winning new play by The Albion Company, is one of five shows that Greenwich Theatre is packing up and taking to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer

ODEON Whiteleys

EXPERIENCE GOURMET CINEMA AT WHITELEYS

To coincide with the release of Jon Favreau’s Chef, ODEON Whiteleys have cooked up a Cuban feast for cinema-goers to enjoy during the movie Marking the arrival of street food film Chef from actor/director Jon Favreau, The Lounge at ODEON Whiteleys has announced a series of pop-up Cuban events this July. Taking inspiration from the food […]

Brown's Hotel's London Art Weekend

BROWN’S HOTEL’S ART WEEKEND

Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair, is launching its inaugural London Art Weekend to coincide with London Art Week, 4th-11th July. The event, from 5th-6th July will see over 100 art galleries hosting events and talks

Billie Piper

BILLIE PIPER TO TREAD THE BOARDS AGAIN

A new play by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner, opens at the Lyttelton Theatre on Monday 30 June, playing until 23 August

Opera Holland Park

THE STORY OF OPERA HOLLAND PARK

Opera Holland Park founder James Clutton tries to convince Alexander Larman why a night at the opera is not just an event for the elite Meeting Opera Holland Park’s (OHP) producer James Clutton in the High Street Kensington branch of Carluccio’s proves to be a slightly unexpected experience. For one thing, although he’s dressed in […]

Carol Tarn at the Society of Women Artists' Annual Exhibition

CAROL TARN AT THE SWA ANNUAL EXHIBITION

The Society of Women Artists’ 153rd Annual Exhibition is now on at The Mall Galleries – and North Londoner Carol Tarn in particular has caught our eye, check out her paintings this weekend

People in Transit dance performance by Mari Frogner, photo by Mike Massato

INTRANSIT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LONDON

  Kensington and Chelsea’s site-specific arts festival, InTRANSIT, is returning for another year. Its curator Helen Scarlett O’Neill tells Alexander Larman what to expect When one thinks about the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s commitment to culture, one thinks about such world-class museums as the V&A and such fascinating places as the Leighton House […]

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