Highlights

When Celebrity Becomes Too Much To ‘Bear’
Posted in: Books, Editorial, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, People

Everyone feels they have a good book in them. Even those who can’t write! And with Christmas festivities over and the new year bringing with it hope and new energy, the frustrated authors amongst us find renewed impetus to tackle those elusive first pages of our masterpiece. But making your name as a writer in […]

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Features

From Rock Musician to Film Composer: Danny Jackson Tackles a ‘Blackout’ Thriller
Posted in: Concerts & Gigs, Drama & Theatre, Features, Movies & TV Shows, People

SOUND MAESTRO Danny Jackson is more used to taking the stage at rock gigs as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for experimental rock band Vali Ohm but in recent years he has switched his sound and music skills to the film industry as a sound editor and film score composer. He has now been appointed […]

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Reviews

Rooftop Dining: Coq d’Argent (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

The blazing British summer and Covid cautions make rooftop dining in the open air much more desirable. The Coq d’Argent in Bank is a French restaurant that is a class above the rest in that department. The summer weather will, no doubt, encourage British diners to try outdoor dining and help support the UK hospitality […]

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black theatre

  • 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 […]