DAY 1: Best Book

DAY 1: Best book John Niven – Straight White Male My opinion on this may be slightly swayed by the fact John Niven himself handed me a copy of this book after reading out what should be known

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Blue Elephant Nights

The weather outside is frightful, but inside the Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell the atmosphere is certainly delightful. An exciting cast and exotic story makes this Cub’s pick of the pantomimes.

Made in Arts London: a Student Led Arts Revolution

  A global recession. Rising tuition fees. Graduates without prospects. This was 2011, when student Kate Rintoul and University of the Arts London (UAL) Sabbatical Officer Robyn Minogue got together and decided to do something productive, and Made

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“Bel Ami” Review

In two words: sumptuous and vacuous. Barely worth watching, even just for the hit of French glamour. First and foremost: do not bother with this film. It’s one that I wouldn’t even watch on a rainy day, even

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‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’ Review

This spring, the Tate Modern has been hosting a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective. Lichtenstein was a key figure in the American Pop Art movement, moving the trend from abstract expressionism into satirical studies of consumerism and popular culture. As

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‘Light Show’ Review

The Southbank centre has dedicated 2013 to ‘The Rest is Noise,’ and look to be hosting a year of spectacular auditory sensations, so it makes sense that the Hayward gallery’s first exhibition should be entitled ‘Light Show;’ a

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Review

In the islands of Louisiana, cut off from the mainland without the protective system of levees and dams, is the haphazard Bayou community The Bathtub. This is the setting for the film ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ a

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‘Our Boys’ Review

Our Boys: you’ve probably heard of it not so much as an emotive, alternative look at wounded soldiers lives but as the play with Neville Longbottom and Rory from Doctor Who in it. Maybe you also know that

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‘The Hatpin’ Review

Hidden away in the depths of a South London housing estate is the Blue Elephant Theatre, an intimate venue with only 50 seats and the honour of Joanna Lumley’s patronage.  Specialising in nurturing new London-based talent and less

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