sat 15/05/2021

book reviews and features

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New York City Ballet 2021 Spring Gala online review - Balanc...

It’s official. Masks are coming off across America while theatres remain dark. Over here, theatres are about to re-open and masks must be worn. An...

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead online review – a gr...

The Royal Northern Sinfonia handed its players artistic control of the programme for this livestream from the...

Domina, Sky Atlantic review - a little less conversation, a...

Ancient Rome has always been a popular playground for film and TV, whether it’s Ben Hur, Gladiator or the 2005 TV series...

End of Sentence review - an American father and his estrange...

It’s not until the final moments of End of Sentence that Frank (John Hawkes) lets himself laugh – he’s swimming in the icy waters of an...

Album: Matt Berry – The Blue Elephant

Well this is rather groovy! National treasure and the man with that voice, Matt...

Music books to end lockdown: Sam Lee, Hawkwind, Dylan, Richa...

It won’t be long now before concert halls and back rooms, arts centres and festival grounds fill with people again, and...

Album: Jorja Smith - Be Right Back

With all eyes on her in 2018, Jorja Smith’s debut was surprisingly level-headed and mature, filled with the introspection and storytelling of...

Sam Riviere: Dead Souls review – whip-smart literary satire...

In 1992 Martin Amis published a story, “Career Move”, in which the writers of sensational screenplays with titles like Decimator and ...

Some Kind of Heaven review - a Florida retirement community...

In the UK, we usually get a peek inside The Villages in Florida...