Highlights

What’s Hot Dulwich?
Posted in: Food & Dining, Galleries & Museums, Highlights, Places, Shows & Exhibitions

Top Three Reasons to Check Out Dulwich                                                                                                                                                                                                             What is it about Dulwich? This charming, villagey south London suburb has been making all the right news lately and prompted a WHLondon visit to check out its attractions. With the Oru Space Cafe in East Dulwich winning the Best Cafe award at the Good Food Awards […]

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Features

A Guide to Social Media Marketing
A Guide to Next-Level Social Media Marketing
Posted in: Features, Technology

In the fast-paced realm of social media, staying ahead requires more than just posting content. To truly make an impact and stand out in the crowded digital landscape, it’s time to take your social media marketing to the next level. Buckle up for a journey into strategies to elevate your brand’s presence and leave a […]

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Reviews

Frieze Sculpture, Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park
Frieze Sculpture & Art Fair
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

Frieze Week: Man in underpants found wandering around Regents Park!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If you are visiting Regents Park to catch Frieze Sculpture 2023, it’s likely you’ll also catch sight of a half-naked man wandering around the sculpture site in a dazed state. Indeed, last week from afar it looked as if park security had finally cornered […]

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Drama & Theatre

  • Job-Seeking Millennials: A Guide to Employment in Theatre
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    The South London-based Tea House Theatre has recently come under fire for a condescending job advert for an Office Administrator, which asked whether Millennials understood the real world and pointing out the commitments required of them now they had left full-time education. The company had advertised the same position three times and was unimpressed with […]

  • The Not So ‘Silent Opera’
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Fair enough, Silent Opera isn’t 100% silent but the organisers have individualized the opera experience by giving audience members headsets where they can hear the full orchestra pre-recorded. Without them you just hear six instruments accompanying the live singing. The brainchild of artistic director Daisy Evans, it conveniently allows the performers to squeeze into small, […]

  • She Wears Scented Rose (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Written and directed by Yasir Senna and with an excellent central performance by Craig Karpel as businessman Mark, this psychological drama is two-hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment driven by surprising plot developments and five-star natural, believable acting. There’s a casting director out there somewhere giving themselves a pat on the back. Mark is stabbed seven times […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

  • Bright Young Tings (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    This photographic exhibition at the National Theatre, South Bank covers the 1979-1982 period when the UK’s black theatre was seeking a distinct voice from the African-American productions that dominated in the decades preceding. The archive of 35mm black and white rehearsal photos are the work of Michael Mayhew whose account of the period and his […]

  • The History of Black Theatre in London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    The recent launch of the National Theatre’s Bright Young Tings photography exhibition of black theatre in London 1979-1982 will, no doubt, encourage discussion about the roots of black theatre and the ground-breaking actors that emerged. Today, What’s Hot London? looks back on the emergence of African and Caribbean theatre in the capital from as early […]

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    This Oscar Wilde play was originally titled The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ people forever finding new meaning in the once […]

  • Doctor Faustus (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Most are familiar with Christopher Marlowe’s play and the seven deadly sins which haunt Doctor Faustus in this Elizabethan tragedy. Few may be aware that Faustus is described in the traditional Chorus as being from ‘base stock’ and later a physician and professor of divinity at Wittenberg University. Even then, his undeniable thirst for greater […]